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Ina Hinklemann, editor

   

Nontraditional students are all about time management and the unexpected

For a nontraditional adult student with a family, getting a college degree is a juggling act: classes, children, a job, and of course, homework. Adult students, like traditional students must prioritize then schedule a plan of action, but they have to allow more time for unexpected events, such as a sick child and a boss who schedules impromptu overtime. These affect the individual and the entire family. How’s that for pressure?

Safety urged for hiking students

After four hours of extreme hiking uphill and down, through mud, dust, rock, and thorny bushes, we finally reached the top of Koolae Ridge above Kaimuki. We were tired, sweaty, dirty, sore, and hungry. But we didn’t care because we had made it. At least half way. Going back would take another four hours.

 
 

Mosquitos: Don't let pests ruin outdoors

The Outdoor Lifestyles section of last issue features an Alaskan winter adventure. Mosquitoes aren’t much of a problem in winter, but if you visited Alaska in the summer, you would find them something of a nuisance.

   

Dengue fever dangerous

The mosquito was accidentally introduced to Hawai‘i in 1829. In the mid-19th century they were so rampant in the islands that Mark Twain wrote about them, jokingly: “There are a good many mosquitoes around tonight … but it is a source of unalloyed satisfaction to me to know that the two millions I sat down on a minute ago will never sing again.”

 
   
   

 

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