Campus Comment: What can new students do to embrace the Aloha spirit?

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Bruno Maynez
From left to right: Akinna Tiito, Lily Hawkins, Keanu Dellona, Javiera Muñoz Quioga, Parker Williams, and Natsara Ruengurai

Akinna Tiito, a freshman from Kiribati studying HTM: "Say Aloha with a friendly face and be happy."

Lily Hawkins, a sophomore from Missouri studying music: "When random people smile and wave at you, don't be suprised. Smile and wave back."

Keanu Dellona, a sophomore from California: "Don't be afraid to get to know new people."

Javiera Muñoz Quioga, a freshman from Chile studying communications: "Get to know more about the island and the people."

Parker Williams, a junior from Utah studying supply chain management: "Because we come from different cultures, you have to take the good you have to offer and give. One thing I think of is to be courteous when interacting with others and be friendly to those around you."

Natsara Ruengurai, a freshman from Thailand studying business management: "I think it depends on the person. New students should be more outgoing and willing to try new things to embrace the Aloha spirit."

Date Published: 
Monday, September 3, 2018
Last Edited: 
Monday, September 3, 2018