Summer 2015

Posing Nude For Art Class

by Melany McAngus
Illustration by Trina Sisomvang

  Art 214: Introduction to Life Drawing is an intermediate-level art class offered at Leeward Community College. To study the human form, models are hired to pose nude for the artists. Professor Michael Harada, who has been teaching digital art and drawing classes at Leeward for many years, wants to extend the opportunity to pose for the class and encourages students of all body types.

Ten Things About Leeward: Observatory and Funny Smell in Student Lounge

by Chance Nakazato and Tyla Smith

Illustration by Russell Tolentino


     Here are ten unknown or useful tips about Leeward


The End of the World, Again

by Chance Nakazato

Trailer courtesy of AMC


After months of build-up, fans of “The Walking Dead” got their first taste of AMC’s newest original television series, “Fear the Walking Dead,” which premiered Aug. 23.


Leeward Hangouts

by Nate Jaramillo


    As with any new environment, it is important to become acclimated. Students should bear this in mind and try to find places to kill time between classes. In doing so, they can meet new people and discover a place where they belong at Leeward Community College.


The Gift, Keeps on Giving

by Coe Snyder

Photo courtesy of STX Entertainment

    The Gift is as great as it is horrible. Although audiences can admire the complexity of the finished product, the entire experience makes moviegoers feel sick to their stomach.


We're About Due for A Hurricane

By Harlan Sheppard


There have been five seriously destructive hurricanes since the admission of Hawai‘i into the U.S. 56 years ago. Concerningly, there is a trend between years where meteorologists determined that the El Nino weather phenomenon was occurring and hurricanes hitting Hawaii. This year has been determined to be one of those years.


Aftermath of Heald College Closure

By Harlan Sheppard

Photos by Almednro Fernandez 


   Severe difficulties have arisen for students who previously attended Heald College as they struggle to transfer credits into new institutions. Some students have given up, discharging their loans and forfeiting their credits.


Emotion in Motion in Disney's "Inside Out"

by Nate Jaramillo and Jerico Juoh

     "Inside Out" is a movie that is attracting audiences outside of the usual child range of Disney goers as people from 1 to 100 fill the the theatre seats. During sensitive parts of the movie the audience found itself in tears. The story of Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) strikes familiar cords with kids and adults as it focuses on the harsh emotions of growing up.  

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Equal Marriage Rights


by Tyla Smith

photos by Almendro Fernandez


         The U.S. Supreme Court ruled with a vote of 5-4 today that legalizes same-sex marriage throughout the country. The U.S. is now the 21st country in the world to give marriage equality rights to same-sex couples.


    Starting with the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the LGBTQ+ community has slowly gained ground in its movement for equality. Advocates for “traditional” marriage can now try to pray the gay away in the same chapel as couples who have waited decades to get married.


    To highlight some of the more ridiculous and surprising ideas that arose during the uphill climb for marriage equality, here are 10 quotes from the opposition:


Dog-Meat Festival, Forced Prostitution, and Hoverboards in World News Wednesday

#HelpLeeJungHee: Korean mother’s experience with rape culture


Photo courtesy of the Help Lee Jung Hee Facebook Page

Writer: Nate Jaramillo

    “I am a filthy woman,” Lee Jung Hee, subject of trending hashtag #HelpLeeJungHee, wrote. In her 20 years of marriage, her husband sold her and her sons into sex slavery and the hashtag was started to promote her plea for justice.


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