By Juri Dagio | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: If you could change one thing on campus, what would it be and why?

Ellen Quinsan
Age: 19
Hometown: Cacapava, Brazil
Major: Liberal Arts

“I think it would be … more restaurants. I wish I could have more choices. Honestly, I’m not good at cooking, so I would rather buy something to eat and it’s easier if it’s on campus.”

John Berestecky
Job Title: Microbiology Professor
Years worked at KCC: 33 years
Hometown: Honolulu

“I would change the UH system. I would make it one school, not a whole bunch of different community colleges and the big schools. I would want one unified system; with one transcript, with one admissions, everything would be unified. Right now, it’s too fragmented. It separates the campuses and I think it makes it hard for students, because students have a hard time transferring between campuses, the policies between campuses are different, everything’s all separate. I would want one system.”

Aaron Fleming
Age: 21
Hometown: Honolulu
Major: Marketing

“Less online classes. The campus was dead; it’s to make it more alive again, bring it back to life a little bit.”

Jaycie Nguyen
Age: 18
Hometown: Aiea, Hawai’i
Major: Nursing

“If I could change one thing on campus, like for my classes, I have a lot of people older than my age. I would rather have class with people more of my age, so it’s better for me to make friends and also work with each other. In our campus, we have a lot of classes, but all classes are mixed up. In my class, I have this 35-year-old guy classmate, it’s sometimes creepy. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but personally, I’d rather work with people my age.”

Leilani Drouin
Age: 48
Hometown: ‘Ewa Beach, Hawai’i
Major: Occupational Therapy

“Some of the rooms needs AC. It is hot today.”