Winter 2012 Issue

Student Veterans

Following their military service, 707 veterans have found their way to Leeward Community College. Here, they have a new role as students, one that is different from their previous roles in the military. Each veteran has a unique and interesting story that is compelling and inspiring — providing the public a glimpse into what military life is like.  Here we spotlight a handful of them and showcase their journeys to college life.

Perfect Match: Bone Marrow Donation Gives New Life

Photographer: Austin Coen

Chantal Napalapalai was the recipient of a stranger’s gift, someone who donated his bone marrow to possibly save another stranger’s life.

Options Available for Veterans on Campus

Mobile vet center arrives

Writer: Amanda Barr
Photographer: Cara Caneso-Bonilla

In an effort to reach the varied demographics of Leeward Community College students, steps have been taken to ensure a smooth transition from military life to college life for the combat veteran.
“(Veterans) might not know the right questions to ask or who to ask; we can help filter those questions,” assures Matthew Handel, a veteran outreach specialist.

Courage and Strength

Writer and photographer: Leimaile Guerrero

The Honolulu Museum of Arts has put together the remarkable “Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served” exhibit. The exhibition showcases United States military veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kahumana Organic Farm and Cafe

Writer and photographer: Leimaile Guerrero

Slightly off the beaten path and tucked away in the rolling mountains of Wai‘anae lies the beautiful Kahumana Café. For the past 20 years chef Robert Zuckerman has prepared delicious meals for this extraordinary café. Since 1974 Kahumana has not only been a place to enjoy delectable organic farm-to-table meals, but also provides services for families in transition, people who are homeless, disabled, and mentally ill. Within the past few years they have opened their doors to the public and have been well received. Kahumana is a nonprofit organization partnered with the Alternate Structure International and Community Supported Agriculture organizations to help various people build a solid foundation and get back on their feet.

Campus Fashion

Interviews by: Liana Firme
Photographers: Austin Coen and Joel Gaspar

What’s your beauty must have?
I usually like to wear a semi-formal clothes. So, my favorite is jeans.


By Martinea Trippett

Dulce de Leche Bars
adapted from Epicurious
Give these bars a gourmet pop of flavor by sprinkling sea salt over them before serving.

Wai'anae campus draws praise

Writer: Leilani Ahina

Leeward Community College’s Wai‘anae campus was praised during the college’s recent accreditation team visit.
On Oct. 16, an evaluation team from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges team visited the Wai‘anae campus. The satellite campus offers small class sizes, and the convenience of being close to home for the residents of the Leeward coast. Laurie Lawrence, coordinator of the Wai‘anae campus, was very pleased and excited to hear the remarks made by the accreditation team.

10,000 bottles

Writer: Keokolo Akina

It is a fact that bottles are among the most prevalent source of pollution found on our beaches today. That is one reason why Leeward Community College is proud to introduce the newly installed and innovative water fountains called, “Elkay EZH2O bottle filling stations”
“First time I seen something like this. It’s neat,” said student Keali‘i Kahumoku. “Clean cold water, just leave your bottle and it fills it up. It feels good that I’m not wasting bottles every day.”

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