By Shawna Takaki | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: If you could time travel to any period of time, past or future, for one day, where would you go?

Micah Laraway
Age: 19
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Major: New Media Arts

“Just now is fine with me. I don’t really care too much for the past. I just like the moment.”


Ivana Xu
Age: 38
Hometown: Guangdong, China
Major: English for Speakers of Other Languages Program

“The future. … Maybe 5 years later. … I want to know who I am in that time. … Studying English is not easy. I’ll emigrate here, everything will change, especially my career. … I’m going to study hard and get a career here in the future.”



Koby Moananu
Age: 19
Hometown: Galihi, Hawaiʻi
Major: Undecided

“I’d go back when Jesus was alive. … I wanna go back to that time because I feel like he had so much knowledge to give to us.”

Felicidy Phimmasone
Age: 30
Hometown: Stockton, California
Major: Public Health, minor in Medical Anthropology

“The Hawaiian kingdom period of Hawaiʻi. Why? To investigate as a subject to the Hawaiian Kingdom that isn’t of kanāka blood, on the tyranny of the United States colonial power over the government, business, and people.”

Keallii Demello
Age: 28
Hometown: Hawaiian Studies
Major: Kapahulu, Hawaiʻi

“I would go back in time to 1893, to the Hawaiian kingdom, to make sure that the overthrow doesn’t happen and the Hawaiian people still reign. Maybe … help the queen escape before the overthrow happens?”