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Bernadette Bass, editor

   

HMSA, Kaiser offer student health plans

Students don’t need to add health care worries to their daily concerns. HPU has arranged student health insurance plans with two local medical insurance carriers, Kaiser Permanente and Hawai‘i Medical Services Association (HMSA).

 

STDs on the rise

The Hawai‘i Health Department reported in October 2002, that STDs and STIs have increased in the past three years after 20 years of steady decline. According to the report, the top three STDs increasing in Hawai‘i are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

 
 

Student loan interest at all-time low

From a financial stand point there has never been a better time to go to college than right now. On July 1 the interest rate hit an all-time low of 3.37 percent for all Stafford loans. Rates fell across the board in Parent loans, Stafford, and Plus loans. Students with unsubsidized Stafford loans will see their rates drop from 2.82 percent to 2.77 percent while attending school.

   

Online courses make education possible

An hour has passed and Laura Lewis, 49, completes her test and checks her e-mail for the next assignment due. As she starts the assignment, she is interrupted by a child’s cry. She closes her assignment and tends to her motherly duties, calling the baby “precious.”

 
   
   

 

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