By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: If you could make up any story or excuse to get out of your midterm and your professor believed it, what would you say?

Rayden Calpito-Hamura 
Age: 19
Hometown: ‘Aiea
Major: Liberal Arts

“Okay, so there was a meteor that crashed down in the backyard of my house. It turned out there was … a metal alien life form inside of it and it probed me and I was unable to remember that there was a midterm exam to do. So I totally forgot.”

Nicole Giannetti 
Age: 19
Hometown: Italy
Major: Natural Sciences

“I would say I have an important research about marine life to do so I had to go snorkel.”

Travis Tiqui 
Age: 28
Hometown: ‘Ewa Beach
Major: Liberal Arts with a concentration in Art

“I just won a trip to Japan and they want me to act in a movie there.”

Emilea Kidd 
Age: 20
Hometown: Japan
Major: Legal Education

“I would just say traffic, to be honest, because traffic is crazy in Hawai‘i.”

Clint Jones 
Age: 35
Hometown: Temecula, Calif.
Major: History

“Oh, so any excuse whatsoever? And they would believe it? Oh man, that’s pretty difficult … maybe I was abducted by some UFO or different being or something like that.”