Why would any college student want to take an English 100 class in the middle of the summer?
So they don’t have to do it in the fall, of course.
That seemed to be the primary motive of many students as the second summer session at Honolulu CC opened on Monday, July 6.
Fifteen students enrolled in an 8:30 a.m. English class said they were primarily there to get a head start on the college careers, finish one of their core requirements early or simply have something to do in the summer.
Brian deJesus, a 26-year-old student planning to study welding, said he wanted to “get it out of the way, so I don’t have to worry about it in the fall.”
It was a sentiment echoed by many others.
“It’s an accelerated course and I can get through it faster than in fall,” said Taeler Javier, a 20-year-old Kamehameha Schools graduate who is planning to attend Northern Arizona University next semester.
Several students, though, said they just needed something to do in the summer.
“I decided to take a summer class because I’m the type of person who likes to keep busy,” said Aimee Joy Tierra, 22, and a graduate of McKinley High School.
Summer session classes at HonCC run every day for six weeks. The semester ends in the middle of August.