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Students on the Mall

by Jaclynn Fasken, business manager

Photos by Mark Smith, web editor

The bus strike in Honolulu started Sept. 2 and has affected everyone on the island. Therefore, we wanted to ask our students in what ways they had been affected.

“There is traffic and the shuttles are 20 times busier than before.”

Thomas Williams, junior international business major from Michigan

“Trying to get back and forth to school is a pain. I had a bus pass for the month of August and couldn’t use it the last week. I am wondering if I am going to receive a refund.”

Justin Zaun, freshman computer information systems major from Pennsylvania

“The problem I have with it is nobody is doing anything about it.”

Patrick Trainor, junior TIM major from Virginia

“It hasn’t been that bad for me. I think everyone is adapting to it, figuring out how to get everywhere without the buses.”

Scott Shaub, senior public relations major from Alaska

“That was my only form of transportation. Now I have to catch a cab and bother my friends to pick me up from somewhere.”

Tupu Tufele, senior nursing student from Samoa

“It hasn’t really affected me cause I take my moped everywhere. There is a lot of traffic though.”

Jamie Morrison, junior criminal justice major from Rhode Island

“I take my car everywhere. I’ve never taken the bus, but I heard that the city is saving a lot of money every day the buses aren’t running. I hope they put that money to good use. Maybe to the public school system.”

Richard McGinty, junior environmental science major from Kailua

“I have to take my roommate on the back of my moped everywhere.”

Bridget Hall, senior nursing student from Virginia

“It forces me to drive downtown which wastes gas money and paying for parking is outrageous.”

Kyle Galdeiva, freshman journalism student from Hawai‘i Kai

“I have to wake up early, at 4:30 a.m. We have to take my grandpa to work in Hawai‘i Kai, then I have to make it to class by 8:30 a.m.”

Joanne Raballero, freshman nursing student from Honolulu

 

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