By Shawna Takaki | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What is your favorite childhood memory?

Lauren Vierra
Age: 19
Hometown: Honolulu, Oʻahu
Major: Pre-Nursing

“Probably when my dad taught me how to ride a bicycle. And by that, he just pushed me down a hill. It was pretty scary, but it’s really funny now that I look back.”

Jarod Tagudan
Age: 22
Hometown: Hawai‘i Kai, Oʻahu
Major: Liberal Arts

“Probably the year I went to the Big Island with my family for the 4th of July. The entire neighborhood we were in [was] just a bunch of fireworks and waterslides and all that. Having fun when things weren’t too stressful.”

Jenifer Carlos
Age: 23
Hometown: Hospitality & Tourism
Major: Monterrey, Mexico

“Christmas when I was spending it with my whole family. … I have a big, big family from Mexico. When I was 10 years old, all my cousins were the same age as me. I remember we were hanging out in my grandpa’s house, having sleepovers, watching scary movies, and such.”

Elise Matson
Age: 20
Hometown: Hawai‘i Kai, Oʻahu
Major: Hospitality & Tourism

“Living on this island, my dad has a boat. So as a family, we’d go out to the bay area. We’d go fishing, driving around, looking at dolphins and whales. I’d also go wakeboarding, which is actually really fun.”

Demond Walker Jr
Age: 23
Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan
Major: Business

“Playing soccer. … The only enjoying I could do in childhood.”