By Ayoung Lee | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: If you knew you could not fail, what would you do?

Laurence Jones
Age: 22
Major: New Media Arts
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

“I’d start my own manga. That’s like one of the hardest things, I feel like if you’re an outsider, to get a manga serialized in, like, Shonen Jump and all that. Probably an action. It’s such a tightknit community for you to get serialized and get your story approved you have to come with everything. It’s hard to come up with something new, original, fresh … kinda got to twist other peoples’ ideas just enough to where people are like ‘Oh yeah, that’s different, that’s definitely something different.'”

Lea Roth
Age: 20
Hometown: St. Gallen, Switzerland
Major: Liberal Arts with a concentration in Business Administration

“Never attend class, stay at home. I think that’s the main thing that I would do … and maybe work. I haven’t found a job yet which is why I say work. I am an international student so the only place I can work is on campus [but if I could not fail] I would work at Panda Express because I love the food.”

Jayvee Austria
Age: 30
Hometown: Kaka‘ako
Major: Business and Marketing

“I guess I would just keep doing whatever it is that I need to do. My classes … I know I wouldn’t fail my classes if I keep doing my work and turning it in on time. I would keep doing my work and turning it in on time.”

Kanoa Lee
Age: 22
Hometown: Hawai‘i Kai
Major: Business Marketing

“It depends on what sense I guess, right? If I really could do anything and not fail then I would try to be a pro surfer because that’s the ideal life to live but something that might last longer and be more meaningful is apply for, like, a master’s program … if I couldn’t fail that would go a long way.”

Jan Dickey
Staff at KCC for 1 year
Hometown: Newark, D.E.
Occupation: Art Professor

“I would quit my job and just make paintings all day … because that has been the focus of my life but I like teaching but I do it as a way to survive. I still make paintings and make work as an artist but it isn’t what I do to support myself.”