By Shawna Takaki | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What is a fear you have into adulthood?

Erphalyn Stephen
Age: 21
Hometown: Kalihi, Hawai’i
Major: Information Technology

“I’m scared of. … snakes. I’ve seen one and touched one when I was at the mainland and it’s just, they’re ugly. … They can hurt us, you know.”

Trinity Stephen
Age: 19
Hometown: Kalihi, Hawai’i
Major: Liberal Arts

“Honestly, meeting new people. … Because I’m anti-social.”

Brandon Añez
Age: 28
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Major: Mechanical Engineering

“I’ll just say heights. It’s scary. Have you ever been at the top of the building and worried you’re just gonna fall off? It’s just kind of spooky. You’re high up. You start to shake or whatever. Scary.”

Runqin Huang
Age: 24
Hometown: Shandong, China
Major: Liberal Arts

“Maybe making new friends during classes, talking to them.”

Jack Peil
Age: 20
Hometown: Canberra, Australia
Major: Information Technology

“Not knowing what’s around me. … I could be walking down the hallway at night, I don’t know if there’s like, a bogeyman behind me.”