Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society at Honolulu CC, is undertaking a Holiday Service Project to collect donations for Family Promise of Hawaii.
This organization provides housing and support services to families with children who are experiencing homelessness.
Please drop off your donations in Bldg7-Room 615.
All donations are welcome, but at least check out the wish list (below) from Family Promise:
For the full list of participating restaurants and their menus, visit www.restaurantweekhawaii.com.
Art & Soul, the creative arts magazine produced by Honolulu Community College students, is back in business.
The school’s Student Media Board announced this week that the magazine, last published several years ago, will reappear in the Spring 2016 semester, featuring all kinds of creative art work from the HonCC community.
The board said it will soon be begin taking submissions for the magazine that will include literary works, photography, art, fashion and other creative efforts from HonCC students.
The high cost of student loans may be forcing many students to postpone major decisions such as marriage, having children, purchasing a home, or saving for retirement, according to a new study.
Many students also said their loans mean they would likely be living with their parents after graduation and might have to take a job outside their field of study, according to the survey conducted by Harris Poll among 751 college students who enrolled in fall of 2015.
Although most college students who have student loans (59 percent) say their loans will take less than a decade to pay off, a majority (79 percent) didn’t know exactly how much they will have taken out in loans in total, upon graduation. More than one-in-three (36 percent) either had no idea or a vague idea of the total amount of their loans upon graduation. More than two-in-five (43 percent) had a general idea of the amount of their loans, while only one-in-five (22 percent) knew the exact amount of their loans in total, upon graduation.
“Every college student taking out loans should know what they are borrowing per semester and their projected balance upon graduation,” said Greg Anton, chair of the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission. “This information is crucial to determine how burdensome the debt will be post-graduation and weigh alternatives if the amount is simply too high. It’s impossible to do this without knowing the loan amount.”
On average, college students who have student loans thought they would be able to pay back their loans in nine years after graduation, with only 18 percent saying that it would take them more than 10 years. A quarter of college students with loans either didn’t know how long it would take them to pay them back (18 percent) or had never thought about it (6 percent).