The BOSP Journal Release Fair will feature the newly published Lēʻahi and Ka Hue Anahā Journals. (Photo by Cameron Enomoto)

By Cameron Enomoto | Staff Writer

The Board of Student Publications (BOSP) will be hosting its first public journal release fair on Wednesday, April 24 from 12-3 p.m. in ʻŌhiʻa Cafeteria. The fair is to celebrate the printing of the three journals: Lēʻahi, Ka Hue Anahā, and Pueo ʻo Kū. Guests will be asked to check in before entering to sign waivers and free food will be available. Activities such as bracelet-making and a photo zone will be offered alongside the viewing of the journals.

“We [BOSP] were planning this last year in May after our previous journal release, which was a private event at Dave & Buster’s,” said David Uedoi, the BOSP advisor. “We came up with the idea of making the event public as a way to invigorate the campus and get students to come back. Having more fun events is a way to do that and we’re looking to advertise the BOSP job positions as well. Hopefully, more people will submit their work and the campus will become more alive.”

Lēʻahi Journal of Creative Arts features student works like poetry, art, photography, fiction, and drama.

Ka Hue Anahā Journal of Academic Research and Writing publishes works from all programs and courses at KCC except those in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The name Ka Hue Anahā translates to “the calabash of light” or “the wellspring of reflected light” and is intended to reflect the diversity that is fostered in Hawaiʻi.

Pueo ʻo Kū is the journal that publishes STEM works. Many of the works featured in this journal come from the Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF). Lēʻahi and Ka Hue Anahā are printed yearly while Pueo ʻo Kū is printed every two years.

“BOSP oversees the publication of the journals,” said Katheren Lam, one of the BOSP student workers. “We have an art and writing team that collaborates to put the journals together and of course, we rely on student submissions for that. This year we wanted the fair to be for our current and past authors and artists. People who haven’t been able to experience the event because of Covid should have that chance.”

Behind the scenes, multiple meetings and planning sessions occurred to ensure that the event would be approved.

My role in everything was to make the dreams of the BOSP student workers come true,” Uedoi said. “They told me what activities and food they wanted as well as where they wanted the event to be and I would fill out all the paperwork. That was the most stressful part. I am very happy that Jamie Miyashiro was helping us throughout the semester. Shanna Hom from the business office also helped BOSP by letting us know if we weren’t able to do something but finding alternatives that could work instead. If we didn’t have those two people the event wouldn’t have happened.”

In addition to celebrating the journals, BOSP will also be advertising open job positions for the 2024-25 school year. For more information, please visit our recent article about campus jobs or contact