{KA LA NEWS} Bill would ban tobacco, e-cigs on all UH campuses

This article was published in the Ka La's February 2014 printed edition.   State lawmakers are moving forward this year with a bill that would ban smoking at all University of Hawaii campuses. If passed, the bill would prohibit smoking and tobacco... Continue Reading →

{KA LA NEWS} Grad lives by a motto: Be the change you wish to see

By Mathew Ursua, Ka La editor This article was published in the Ka La's April/May 2014 printed edition. He was disowned by his parents in the 90s, became a professional hairdresser in the 2000s, and found peace, love, and direction... Continue Reading →

A Small Market in the Vietnamese Countryside #NonFiction

By Mina Nguyen, ESL 3  When I travel to my homeland, Viet Nam, one of my favorite things to do is to walk to an open market. I am always interested about country life and especially about countryside markets. There was... Continue Reading →

Midday Dusk Trot #Poetry

By Jacob Daniel Perri, Eng. 201  His feet strike the cool, moist pavement in the frosty, autmn air. The runner is winning the race to keep the lead. There's not a sound but his exhalation that forms clouds of white,... Continue Reading →

Honolulu CC’s Construction Academy to name new Gundam Champion

Summer exploration program celebrates 84 high school students UH News Release link Contact: Billie K T Lueder, (808) 845-9187 Communications & External Affairs, Chancellor's Office (Honolulu) - A new Gundam Champion will be named for their exceptional craftsmanship and creativity at a... Continue Reading →

{Ohana Love} Welcome Thomas DeCosta

We are very pleased to announce Thomas DeCosta has been recently hired as our new Construction Academy instructor. Thomas has extensive industry experience as a carpenter and has been actively involved with Roosevelt High School's Industrial Career Pathways program. He can be reached at or (808)... Continue Reading →

KA LA NEWS: Trust the ladies in black

A regular patron explains why she keeps coming back By Ana Monaghan Ka La staff writer This article was published in the Ka La's April/May 2014 printed edition. Regina Henry peers at her reflection in the mirror. Gold and silver... Continue Reading →

KA LA NEWS: First graduation, then a first for the military

By Jonah Carino Ka La staff writer  This article was published in the Ka La's April/May 2014 printed edition.   “Cadet Ferdinand Bermudez reporting for duty, sir.” Fingers fly and a woman shouts. Bermudez stands at attention. “At ease,” the sergeant... Continue Reading →

Living in a silent world (Non-Fiction)

By Jonah Carino Ka La staff writer I was in a dingy dark classroom that looked like an old toaster. I can see it like a photo in my mind. There was an abrupt yelling: “You are a failure! You... Continue Reading →

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