We are the student newspaper of Kapiʻolani Community College. To contact us with story ideas, to inquire about job openings or to contribute to our newspaper, please contact advisor Kim Baxter at kbaxter@hawaii.edu.

Juri Dagio

Staff Writer

Juri Dagio is an international student of Kapi’olani Community College completing her associate degree in Liberal Arts. She plans to transfer to University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

She enjoys reading online, writing, and skateboarding under the stress-free Hawaiian weather.

To read all of Juri’s stories, click here. She can be reached at jurid@hawaii.edu.

Javiera Hites

Staff Writer

Javiera Hites is an international student from Chile pursuing the Liberal Arts Program at KCC. She holds a master’s degree in Global Leadership & Sustainable Development from Hawai‘i Pacific University, which she completed due to her strong interest in finding solutions to environmental problems in the Hawaiian Islands through community engagement. Upon completing her current course at KCC, she aims to collaborate with local nonprofit organizations to address critical issues affecting the Hawaiian Islands, such as over-tourism and food insecurity. In her free time, Javiera enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, watching movies, and reading.
To read all of Javiera’s stories, click here. She can be reached at jshl@hawaii.edu.

Shawna Takaki

Staff Writer

I’m a first-year at Kapi’olani Community College majoring in Liberal Arts with a concentration in English. I hope to continue my education further in that field. I love Japanese culture and literature, as well as anime, and enjoy reading/writing a lot.

To read all of Shawna’s stories, click here. She can be reached at shawna9@hawaii.edu.

Cameron Enomoto

Staff Writer

Cameron is a first-year student at Kapiʻolani Community College studying to complete her AA in secondary education. She plans to transfer to UH Mānoa to pursue a BA in music performance as well as music education. She is always open to experiencing new things and loves learning about what the world has to offer.

To read all of Cameron’s stories, click here. She can be reached at enomotoc@hawaii.edu.

Taylor Okamura

Staff Writer

Taylor Okamura is a returning college student at Kapi’olani Community College, completing her Liberal Arts AA with a concentration in English. She plans on transferring to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and double majoring in Cinematic Arts and English with a concentration in creative writing.
Taylor enjoys surfing, writing, practicing mindfulness, and learning/expanding on skills.
To read all of Taylor’s stories, click here. She can be reached at taylorok@hawaii.edu.

Former Staff Writers

Keahi Akina : Fall 2021
Gavin Arucan : Fall 2016 – Summer 2017

Chaz Au : Spring 2017
Katlin Cilliers : Fall 2017 – Spring 2019
Kiana Dulan : Fall 2020
Sam Ehrhart : Spring 2019
Nicole Fernandez : Fall 2018 – Fall 2019
Theran Galisa : Spring 2021
Sarah Hendrix : Fall 2017 – Spring 2018
Jana Julian : Spring 2018 – Fall 2018
Mark Ladao : Spring 2018
Marco Leon : Fall 2019
Ayoung Lee : Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Estefania Magdalena : Spring 2020 – Fall 2020
Nicklas Matsumoto : Spring 2021
Nakoa Nunies : Fall 2016
Desiree Pacariem : Fall 2020
Jared Page : Spring 2020
Sonya Park Smith : Spring 2021
Jazmyne Pennington : Fall 2019
Daniel Peterson : Spring 2020
Maria Pou : Spring 2022
Tyrone Simmons, Jr. : Spring 2020
Mac Smith : Fall 2017
Chris Takahashi : Fall 2016 – Summer 2017
Micah Tutuvanu : Fall 2022
Kayla Valera : Fall 2016 – Fall 2017
Kaithlyn Villanueva : Spring 2022
Lexus Yamashiro : Fall 2016 – Spring 2019

Kim Baxter is the Faculty Advisor for Kapi’o News. She can be reached at kbaxter@hawaii.edu.