Fence goes up quickly on Kapalama canal

IMG_8485Construction for the Kapalama canal fence started just a short while ago, but construction workers have already been able to build it up quickly over the course of the past few days.

The fence has already been fully put up on the Kohou St. side of the canal and government no trespassing signs have also been posted on the fence.

Not only have the homeless seemed to of completely leave the area, but many of the street parking stalls have already disappeared as well.


Photos were taken by Ka La staff member Alyssa Baligad


Free online tutoring for students


Brainfuse is a free online tutoring service available to UH community
college students.  Students may access Brainfuse through MyUH
Portal  by clicking on the “My Tools” tab.

Please refer to the Testing and Tutoring link for more information on
Brainfuse (scroll down to the Brainfuse heading:

Brainfuse Resources include:
    Accessing Brainfuse Video
Accessing Brainfuse [PDF]
Brainfuse Video Introductory Presentation
Brainfuse User Guide [PDF]
Brainfuse Tutoring Schedule [PDF]If you would like hard copies for your students, please e-mail us.

Tutoring is available in the following subjects:
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, Nuring, Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, Introduction to Accounting, Economics, Finance, Statistics,
Spanish, Math, Writing, Reading

In addition to online tutoring, students may submit papers (draft
writing assignments, term papers, etc.) and have them evaluated by a
professional tutor.

If students need help, peer student assistants are also available to
walk them through the process using computers in Building 7 (Library
Building), Room 313.

Group sessions may also be arranged.

If you have any questions, please contact Charles Miller at
chmiller@hawaii.edu or Lianne Nagano at liannen@hawaii.edu.


Gear up Hawai’i

Hawaiʻi College Access Program That Serves Over 16,000 Students Celebrates National GEAR UP Week

unnamedHonolulu, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i will be celebrating the success of GEAR UP Hawai‘i, a college-access program that serves over 16,000 low-income students statewide, during National GEAR UP Week 2015, starting September 21. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide students and families the resources they need to succeed in college. Since its inception in 1999, the national GEAR UP program has improved educational outcomes for millions of low-income students across the United States.  Read more

Update: Chili cook-off raises $1,050


The winning Academic Support team in this week's chili cook-off.
The winning Academic Support team in this week’s chili cook-off.

The school’s first ever Chili Cook-Off to benefit Aloha United Way was a huge success with raising more than $1,000.

Six divisions prepared their very best chili recipe for all to enjoy.  After selling more than 100 plates and raising $1,050, the chili from the Academic Support group won first for the best chili, the Golden Ladle, and bragging rights for the next year.


All of the $10 donations from individuals at the event will go towards to benefit Aloha United Way. Each donator was given two scoops of rice, 6 different chili samples, a free drink, and a scorecard to score the different chilis. The scores went from 1 being the least and 5 the highest.

Photos were taken by Ka La staff member Alyssa Baligad




Quilantang to read at Bamboo Ridge fund-raiser

Kenneth QuilantangHonolulu CC’s newest language art instructor, Kenneth L. Quilantang, Jr., will be one of the featured writers and The Bamboo Ridge Wine & Words fundraiser celebrating the release of Issue #106 Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Manoa Valley Theatre. This year, there will a raffle of art and handcrafted items created by several Issue #106 authors and others!

Wine & Words tickets are $35 ($30 is tax-deductible) and do not include raffle tickets.   Reserve your seats at https://www.bambooridge.com/wineandwords_106.aspx.  Or get tickets at the door for available seats.
Wine & Words will start at 6:30 (eat and drink and put in your raffle tickets for the item(s) you want to win).   The program starts at 7:30 and will feature readings by Editors’ Choice award winners  Quilantang, Joseph Han, and Rajiv Mohabir. Also reading will be Misty-Lynn Sanico, the Bamboo Ridge Online Writing Selection. Misty is co-founder of HawaiiReads.com.

Go to the Bamboo Ridge Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BambooRidge to see a photo of the Editors’ Choice award winners and some of the art and handcrafted raffle items.