Halloween at HonCC means students carving pumpkins and keiki looking for treats.
Whether you can’t keep up with your classes because your schedule’s packed or the curriculum is not what you expected, the last day to drop your classes will be this Friday Oct. 31.
Students who feel like they may not pass their class or are worried it may damage their GPA should take this last opportunity to drop those classes. Although your tuition can not be refunded, it could be in your best interest to drop your class.
Friday also is the last day to change your courses to cr/nc (credit/no credit) or to audit grading options.
Counselor hours are 8:30-3:30 Monday-Thursday and 9:30-3:30 on Friday if you would need help to see where you stand. After Friday you will be stuck with a failing grade, no exceptions.
A list of counselors as well as their work numbers can be found on HonCC’s website: honolulu.hawaii.edu/counseling
Kini Zamora tried – and failed — five times to get on the “Project Runway” reality TV show for fashion designers. And when he still wanted to try again, his mother, Valerie, urged him not to do it.
“I didn’t want to see him disappointed and hurt,” she said.
Fortunately, Zamora went for it anyway – and made it into the final four of the show, finishing third. New Zealand designer Sean Kelly was the winner of the show’s 13th season.
“I just had to keep trying,” Zamora told a crowd of several hundred fans last month when he returned home to Honolulu Community College, the place where he got his start in the fashion business. He made the appearance a week before the final results were aired on the Lifetime chanel.
“I have no regrets about my designs. I stayed true to who I am as a designer,” Zamora said.
Zamora said he was grateful for all he learned at HonCC
“It feels amazing. It feels like, it’s still surreal to me coming back to my alma mater where I’ve learned all my skills. It’s been 7 years since I’ve been back so it’s kind of crazy, kind of awkward in a good way to be back in school,” Zamora he.
Zamora said the best advice he could give students hoping to follow in his footsteps is being yourself
“Follow your creativity and never let it block you and just be creative the whole way and the followers will come later. Just stick to your guns,” he said.
From interview with Indian Country Today Media Network:
Zamora said he was proud to be the first Hawaiian on Project Runway.
“I think people will see the local spirit and aloha we all have here,” he said. “I feel like I’m representing my culture and my hometown very well! We have a strong aloha spirit always willing to give and help people even if it’s a competition.
Zamora was following in the footsteps of Honolulu CC graduate and Project Runway finalist Ari South, who also attended the event in the fashion program’s large classroom. Another Hawaii designer and HCC alum, Jay Sario, made it into the Top Four in season 7.
“The talent is here and HCC is the program to be in, if you want to go into fashion design,” South said.
Zamora began sewing when he was 10 years old and knew almost immediately what he was destined for.
“When I was little I always sketched. Started sewing when I was 10 and loved everything about it. I could see a sketch come to life,” Zamora says on the Project Runway website.
Zamora, who graduated in 2005 from HonCC, has recently partnered with photographer and fellow designer Dean “Dinko” Satta to create the Kini and Dinko brand. Their inaugural collection will launch during a free fashion show in November as part of Hawaii Fashion Week.
By Johser Pacer
It is the month of trick or treat, a holiday to get out and have fun with costumes. And this year the timing is at great because Halloween falls on a Friday.
Now, the questions is “What are you going to be this year?”
As the holiday approaches next Friday, we asked students to share their ideas about Halloween and what they plan to do for the day, which has become one of the biggest holidays of the year not just for children but adults as well.
HonCC student Erika Ancheta decided to dress up as one of the characters from the film The Purge, a movie of a world where the society has a holiday to cleanse itself — by killing, rape, and all kinds of crime which are allowed for just one day.
“It just so happened that when I went in the Party City, I saw a mask from the movie The Purge,” Ancheta said. That gave her the idea of what she wanted look like for Halloween: wearing a white gown, a mask, and wielding a fake knife, like one of the characters in the movie. Ancheta also plans to go to Waikiki on Halloween with her friends who are also are going dress up from the characters from the movie The Purge.
Another student, Gus Avellaneda, said he once dressed as a genital for Halloween.
“It is a holiday when people can be anything they want, as long as it’s fun,” he said.
Avellaneda doesn’t always celebrate Halloween, but when he does, he makes it memorable. Avellaneda said he planned to be a mango for this Halloween.
Another HonCC student, Shay Alerado, plans to celebrate Halloween while working. Alterado is scheduled o work with the kids and dresses as one of the Ninja Turtles, specifically the character name Michael Angelo, on the day of Halloween. Alterado works at Pearl Harbor Base Child Development Center with pre-school children age 3-5. The CDC where she works wants the kids to engage and collaborate with each other and teachers and family.
Alterado also added that they will be making pumpkin pies.
“I will be Michael Angelo from Ninja turtles because my kids likes to talk about Ninja Turtles,” she said. “Michael Angelo relates to me because of his personalities. He’s funny, outgoing, hilarious and humorous.” Alterado is a Ninja Turtle in action this Halloween!
A new food vendor, Kurbside Kitchen, was on campus October 20th. The food truck is currently a temporary solution to the cafeteria vendor’s lease running up.
Kurbside Kitchen offers everything from their Kickin’ Chicken to a Vegan Kurbside Chilli. Prices range from $6 to $9 for their plates lunches. They also have side salads and fries at a lower price.
Preston Sanchez, a HonCC student said,” I like their buffalo sauce, it as the right amount of heat.” He continues,” I always like trying out the food trucks that come around and it’s a pretty good deal.”