If you did not file your federal
or state taxes, you may not get your financial aid award for next year
until you do. The Financial Aid Office will start to award financial aid
packages in a few weeks, starting in April so you need to file as soon
We can do your 2014 federal and state income taxes for FREE as we are a certified Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center.
Also, let all your relatives
and friends know as we can prepare taxes for anybody who makes less than
$53,000 a year and does not own a home. You do not need to be a TRiO SSS member to qualify for the FREE filing.
Just a reminder that if you have children and need childcare and more importantly, help with paying for childcare you need to come to the Childcare Fair tomorrow from 10:30am to 1pm.
Paipai o Ko'olau is hosting organizations that provide childcare, help pay for childcare, and provide fun family activities and events here at WCC at the Palanakila Court Yard. Come find out if and how you can qualify for their services.
Organizations include: Center on the Family, Waimanalo Health Center, Kamaaina Kids, Queen Liliuokalani Childrens Center, Hula Preservation Society, Department of Health, Pali View Baptist Preschool, PACT-Koolauloa Early Head Start, Parenting Solutions, Family Hui, and Calvary Preschool.
There will be FREE lunch and Hawaiian music by TRiO SSS's Ho'opono Wong.
Your kids are on break from public school?…Bring your kids for FREE lunch, to get their faces painted and to draw on the sidewalks!
However a blanket ban
on "smoking" as is stated by the "Windward Community College
SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS POLICY" (WCCSFCP) is too wide. UH Policy EP 10.102
defines smoking as:
"Smoking," as defined in HRS Chapter 328J-1, means inhaling or
exhaling the fumes of tobacco or any other plant material, or burning or
carrying any lighted smoking equipment for tobacco or any other plant material.
product" means any substance that contains tobacco, including, but not
limited to, chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, smoking tobacco,
and smokeless tobacco." 
E-cigarettes do not
fall under the definition that the UH system uses to define smoking.
That in it self would not be a problem if it were not for the fact that the
smoking ban "...is not limited to, the use of cigarettes, cigars,
electronic cigarettes, cigarillos, and pipes etc.". A ban
of this nature includes devices that create smoke and are not under the HRS
Chapter 328J-1 definition of smoking. Which brings up the question of what
exactly does this proposal ban? The list is considered to be "etc" so
who is exactly deciding on what is banned and
what is not? As the wording currently stands a chemistry class
experiment that may create slightly hazardous smoke will fall under this ban.
On the purpose of the
ban proposed in the WCCSFCP part of the purpose is "...(to) reduce
administrative costs associated with the burden placed on the college community
related to smoking on campus.". However there is no information that is
cited on this statement and there is no budget cost of implementing this
program. Would it cost more to maintain and implement the complete smoking ban
on campus than it is to deal with the burden?
When looking at how
this ban will be implemented there is nothing beyond a banning statement and
signs around campus. How will this policy be enforced and what
are the penalties for breaking it?
Who am I supposed to
contact for more information on the proposed smoking ban? This information
should have been in your proposal statement.
Comment by Anonymous (ID 1007), Who asked: "...(why) has been no email to
the students notifying them of the forum on monday so are they going to have a
The proposal states
"...this policy implements Option 2 of UH executive Policy EP
10.102..." which does not require notification of the student
body to these changes, only personnel. Also in the proposal there is
this line: "Materials explaining this Policy shall be sent to all
employees and will be included with information given to newly admitted
students and hired employees.", it does not state anything about current
students. It does, however, state that "This policy will be
communicated to the campus community via the Windward Community College website
and campus-wide informational email blasts in its initial
implementation..." There is nothing in all three statements
requiring notification of current students before the implementation of the
policy. This is fitting in that the open-discussion does not allow students to
voice their opinion. There may or may not be a purposeful blocking of
5/10, You tried to
write a proposal but fell short on meeting all the important aspects. Go take a
technical writing class and try again.
Don't forget that the Open Forum will be held at Akoakoa 101-105 on Monday, March 16 from 2:30 - 4:30pm.
The campus can be smoke free, have designated smoking areas, or follow
state smoking laws. Ultimately, the Chancellor has the power to make the
decision as stated in UH Executive Policy E10.102 so he needs to hear
One of the fastest ways to increase your vocabulary is by learning word parts, i.e., roots, prefixes, suffixes or forms.
TRiO SSS Scoop will give you a new word part every so often so that you can
begin to work on increasing your college vocabulary. Here's your word
part for today...
alg, algesia, algia – pain
algesis – sense of pain
algein to suffer pain from algos-pain
analgesic – remedy that relieves pain; analgesia – absence of sense of pain; myalgia – pain in one of more muscles; algesthesia – hypersensitivity to pain; myoneuraligia – neuralgic pain in muscle; hypalgesia = diminished sensitivity to pain; algesimeter = instrument used to determine acuteness of pain perception; hyperalgesia = increased sensitivity to pain; adiposaligia – painful areas of subcutaneous fat; otalgia – earache; hypnalgia – pain occurring during sleep