By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: If your favorite store was giving away an item you have always wanted for free, what would it be and why?

Ryan Scherer 
Age: 18
Hometown: Westminster, Md.
Major: Liberal Arts/Business

“I’ve always wanted this jacket from Off-White [an online clothing brand]. It’s very expensive to get these jackets but it’s just something to have, just to say that you have it for such a high price and it has so much value. I could probably sell it again for maybe even more money. It’s just something to have for bragging rights. Who wouldn’t want a really expensive jacket just to show off to everybody, you know? It seems kind of basic just to say ‘Oh, I want a jacket’ rather than maybe something extraordinary but I guess I’m pretty simple like that.”

Rayne Kusumoto 
Age: 18
Hometown: Kalihi
Major: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

“I’ll just say … Treehouse, it’s a camera store [in Honolulu]. I’d just want them to give away free cameras [laughs]. [I’d want] just a film camera because I like taking photos on film cameras and they’re kind of expensive.”

Zach Bartolini 
Age: 18
Hometown: Connecticut
Major: Business

“I don’t think I have a favorite store … I’d say Canon and them giving away a camera.”

Lisa Zorb 
Age: 19
Hometown: Honolulu
Major: Social Work

“It would 100 percent be a 1965 yellow, hollow body Gibson guitar. That has been the only thing I could think about for the last, like, two months. They probably would have it at Goodguys [music store in Honolulu] though.”

Cerah Aurelio 
Age: 18
Hometown: Salt Lake
Major: Nursing

“If Apple was giving away maybe, like, the new iPhone … I think [I’d want that free] just because I use it more than I do any of the other products.”