Senior Capstone Spring Showcase 2021


Capstone projects are generally designed to encourage students to think critically, solve challenging problems, and develop skills such as oral communication, public speaking, research skills, media literacy, teamwork, planning, self-sufficiency, or goal setting—i.e., skills that will help prepare them for modern careers and adult life.

The goal of the capstone is to provide an intense experiential learning opportunity where the students are required to guide themselves through inquiry and research.

For example, students are asked to select a topic, profession, or social problem that interests them, conduct research on the subject, maintain a report of findings or results, create a final product demonstrating their learning acquisition or conclusions (a paper, short film, website, app, or multimedia presentation, for example), and give an oral presentation on the project to a panel of teachers, experts, and community members who collectively evaluate its quality.

The capstone experience culminates into a formal presentation at the end of the semester, however, this semester, the oral presentation portion proved a bit challenging and we found a new and better venue for their work to be presented.

Welcome to our online Senior Capstone Showcase. Please go ahead, click around and enjoy!



Kathleen Jane Acasio – Project (Find out more)

Topic: Social Media & Anxiety

Question: How does social media affect anxiety?




Tirah Brings – Project (Find out more)

Topic: 3D Printing for Prop Making in the Film Industry

Question: Why do movies use 3D printing technology to make film props?




Carlton Hui – Practicum (Find out more)

Topic: Importance of community media centers (‘Ōlelo Media Center)

Question: What do community media service centers bring to the community?




Tanner Isaacs – Project (Find out more)

Topic: Photography and Happiness

Question: How does daily photography help people find happiness during quarantine at home? 




Tyler Tanabe-Kan – Project (Find out more)

Topic: Trends and Popularity

Question: Why has K-pop gained so much international popularity?




Kaitlin Kau – Project (Find out more)

Topic: Character Development in Media

Question: How do factors such as a character’s story, their traits, and their design influence how people preserve the likability of a fictitious character?



Joshten Mendoza – Project (Find out more)

Topic: Politics and Social Media

Question: Can political cartoons’ still be effective in a digital age?




Dania Rodriguez Wong – Project (Find out more)

Topic: Importance of Sound

Question: How does our sense of seeing and hearing work together to produce a cohesive and emotional story?



Kayly Romero – Practicum (Find out more)

Topic: The Creative Industry (6 Pillars Marketing)

Question: Is an internship valuable for students in Hawai’i? 




David Sinathalang- Project (Find out more)

Topic: Creativity and Practice

Question: How does making videos help with creative development?




Reece Takeyama – Project (Find out more)

Topic: Language acquisition through video games

Question: Can video games aid in language acquisition?




Marinelle Vina – Project (Find out more)

Topic: Repetition in Art

Question: Can daily repetitive practice help improve an artist’s skill?