Spring 2018: April 30th Issue 8

Aloha Vulcans

Here we are at the end of the semester. While you are all undoubtedly swamped with finals, essays, graduation plans and summer dreaming, we appreciate you taking the time to pick up this, our final issue of Ke Kalahea for the 2017-2018 school year. It’s been a particularly interesting year for us here, filled with ups and downs, great accomplishments and moments that show us how we need to grow.

At the end of last year, I sat down with the previous EIC, and he talked about challenges he faced and how he dealt with them. I received a lot of great advice…but none of it was very helpful this year. The nature of working at a university is that every year, every semester, every week, provides something new to deal with. I failed to achieve many of the goals I began the year with, and had successes I never would have imagined.

I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to work with the incredible staff here, who toiled tirelessly week after week to bring this publication to life. As Editor in Chief, it is my distinct honor to attribute any successes we’ve had as an organization to them, and take personal responsibility for any shortcomings.

There is no journalism program here at UH Hilo. Ke Kalahea attempts to fill that void, allowing students an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills while providing a service to the university. We are, of course, all students here, and appreciate the patience and support that the campus has had for us.

I graduate this spring, and do so with the confidence that Ke Kalahea will continue to be a valuable campus resource, or at least a source of coffee on Monday mornings (shout out to the News ‘n Brews regulars, y’all know who you are). By now I’m sure you’re tired of me, so for the last time, I’ll shut up and let you get to all the great content inside this issue.

Enjoy, and thank you all very much.

Nick Carrion

Editor in Chief, Ke Kalahea

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