By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What is something that you wish KCC had?

Catherine Langinbelang 
Age: 27
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Major: Liberal Arts with a concentration in Business

“I just thought that the student lounge is like a good enough place to hang out at. I just wish that it was a little bit bigger because sometimes when you come to do your work, you don’t want to go to the library or the cafeteria because it’s too noisy … I just wish that it was a little bit bigger for everyone else to fit in because sometimes there’s, like, flies. I mean, I like it how it is, it just needs to be a little bit bigger.”

Jonah Magnenat 
Age: 21
Hometown: Kailua, HI
Major: Natural Sciences

“Class wise, everything seems good. The professors are knowledgeable and super helpful. Parking is not generally an issue, I mean, I can’t really speak for everybody because I have earlier classes so I kind of get here when there’s lots of spots. Campus is pretty clean … One thing I do like is the sessions they hold in the library about different topics [like] transferring to a four-year university. I can’t really speak about the student activities and stuff because I don’t really participate in any actually so … I do see tents set up from time to time, employers coming for job fairs … I feel like the student government does a lot for the students but they don’t … maybe they could do better in trying to get the attention of the student body maybe.”

LaVaché Scanlan
Age: 44
Hometown: Hilo, HI
Occupation: Associate Professor

“More food options. I think more students would stay on campus if we had just a larger variety.”

Tung Pham 
Age: 21
Hometown: Vietnam
Major: Business

“A gym because it helps to relieve stress after studying. Just good to … to have a healthy body, and your body can produce more, I guess, more energy for you to concentrate on studying.”

Gabrielle Constantino 
Age: 18
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Major: Liberal Arts with a concentration in English

“Therapy dogs because, you know, everyone gets stressed and dogs are just amazing and loving creatures. A coffee shop would be great because majority of my life is coffee … because sleep is non-existent apparently in my life. A sleep lounge would be great, because you can’t really sleep in the middle of the couches here, it’s weird. If we had an area where we can all just take naps for a little bit so we’re refreshed for our next class and not fall asleep in class that’d be really cool. Um … less expensive food, just saying.”