Letter from the Editor

Dearest Vulcan,

Welcome back to campus! This is my first semester as Ke Kalahea’s EiC, and let me tell you, it has been a rollercoaster. I am so excited to be publishing for you all, and I hope you enjoy what we’ve worked so hard on these past few weeks. I know that you might not be that excited about taking classes, especially since many of them are still online. But I would like to remind you to get involved wherever you can! Although COVID is still rampant, there are many ways for students to continue having great experiences on campus and in the community. Please take some to read through our coverage of COVID-19 measures being taken on campus, an interview with the Vulcans Volleyball coach and his battle with COVID, a glimpse at theft on campus, and a lot more.

I would like to commend my team for all their hard work publishing this issue. We are currently staffed by three team members, including myself. Our graphic designer is in her third year with Ke Kalahea and she is on exchange in New Jersey. Her “Birb” comic will be reflecting her journey on the mainland. I know that with all our hard work, Ke Kalahea will soar this year. I wish you all the best! Stay safe and have fun.

Allegra Diaz
Ke Kalahea editor-in-chief

Allegra throwing a shaka in the Ke Kalahea officeKe Kalahea Editor in Chief Allegra Diaz prepares more than 200 Ke Kalahea packets for First Year Experience giveaways distributed at the onset of school in August.

Allegra carrying swag bagsDiaz hauls a couple of hundred Ke Kalahea canvas bags for promotional giveaways to new residents of the Hale Ikena dorms

The Ke Kalahea team is trying to get the word out to the campus community about the student-run newspaper’s position openings for the 2021-2022 school year. Check out the classifieds section in this issue for more information about open Ke Kalahea positions