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Thailand: Same Same, But Different

Thailand: Same Same, But Different

I come from a strange perspective—at least, it’s strange compared to most international students here. I’m seeing things from the point of view of both a Hawaii local…

Chaplain’s Column: Welcome New Students

Chaplain’s Column: Welcome New Students

Welcome new students and welcome back returning students for another semester at HPU! The opportunities that lay before us this term are endless and in this article I…

Premier Forward Brais Garcia Leaves Big Shoes to Fill

Premier Forward Brais Garcia Leaves Big Shoes to Fill

In his first conference game for Hawaii Pacific University Men’s Soccer Team, Brais Garcia scored three goals in the first half, which would prove to be a sign…

A Review of American Sniper

A Review of American Sniper

In terms of the quality of the films produced the 2014 film year was a…

Selma: Overall, an Evocative and Timely Piece

Selma: Overall, an Evocative and Timely Piece

Snubbed for an Oscar, Ava DuVernay’s Selma powerfully depicts the events surrounding theO impavid march led…

The Problem with American Horror Story: Freakshow

The Problem with American Horror Story: Freakshow

“Murder House,” “Asylum,” “Coven,” and “Freakshow” – these are all the subthemes of each season…

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Sport

Men’s Basketball Wins, Takes Three of Four on Trip

Men’s Basketball Wins, Takes Three of Four on Trip

The Hawai’i Pacific Men’s Basketball Team (13-5, 8-4) closed the Bay Area road trip on a strong note with a 60-53 win at Notre Dame de Namur (4-14,…

Opinion

The Oscars: Why I Love It and Hate It

The Oscars: Why I Love It and Hate It

Every year, I look forward to one television event which is big (not as big as the Super Bowl) but more…

HPU Psychology Symposium

HPU Psychology Symposium

The HPU Psychology Department held their second fall 2014 psychology symposium on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Tanya D’Avanzo, a…

Say No to Shows

Say No to Shows

Last month SeaWorld marine animal park celebrated 50 years of business. The establishment, known primarily for its orca (killer whale) shows, was the first to bring a killer…

Taking care of Mother Earth

Taking care of Mother Earth

On April 22, 1970 Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in hopes to educate the public and raise awareness about global environmental issues. It was in the…

Why we need an honest debate… and why the Ham-on-Nye conversation was a step in the right direction

Why we need an honest debate… and why the Ham-on-Nye conversation was a step in the right direction

Recently my good friend Mark Brians wrote an article in comment of the recent debate between educator and former TV host Bill Nye “the Science Guy” and…

World Gym

World Gym

“Where everyone’s a star, and you have the power to lift yourself to greatness. This is World Gym”. Quoted by Joe Gold, who was the founder of…

Chaplain’s Column: Thanksgiving Service

Chaplain’s Column: Thanksgiving Service

“O Give thanks to the Lord for he is good and his mercies endure forever.”                                                                                                                     (Psalm 118:1) Every faith tradition holds high the value of giving…

10 Things We Miss About Fall

10 Things We Miss About Fall

Hawai‘i is one of the most beautiful places on Earth receiving constant sunshine and good vibes, but sometimes those of us from the mainland have to ask:…

Hook Up Surfing

Hook Up Surfing

Hook Up Surfing is a locally owned small business ran by Ivan Duque. Ivan started Hook UP Surfing with the goal of getting people REALLY surfing –…

Reflections on Time in Rwanda

Reflections on Time in Rwanda

On the morning of the fourth day we journey northeast on the dirt road that runs from Kamembe out beyond the stockyard and village market, past the…

Viewpoint: ‘More Than a Month’ – A debate on Black History Month

Viewpoint: ‘More Than a Month’ – A debate on Black History Month

As an international student living in the U.S. there are more than a few things about American society and culture that are puzzling to me.  One of…

Study abroad in Hakodate, Japan

Study abroad in Hakodate, Japan

Major: TESOL Hometown: Maui Grad date: Spring 2014 Study abroad location: Hakodate, Japan I chose to study abroad in Hakodate because I really wanted to become proficient…

The art of delicious flavors and love of mochi

The art of delicious flavors and love of mochi

The Two Ladies Kitchen in downtown Hilo boasts the “Best Mochi,” according to Hawaiian Airlines.  I by to try the strawberry mochi — a “confectionary masterpiece” as…

Catching-Up with Streetlight Cadence

Catching-Up with Streetlight Cadence

Life can be tough for a street musician. It is a path, like many, that requires dedication, perseverance and even some luck to try and make it big…

Hawaii International Film Festival Turns 34

Hawaii International Film Festival Turns 34

Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) started in 1981 with only 6 films and an audience of about 5,000 people. Now, in its 34th year HIFF has turned…

Behind the Scenes with HIFF’s Director of Programming: Anderson Le

Behind the Scenes with HIFF’s Director of Programming: Anderson Le

For some, going to the movies is a hobby. But for Anderson Le, director of programming at Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), watching movies is a full-time…

Movie Theatre Rent-Out

Movie Theatre Rent-Out

Powerful female leads. Gripping plot. Non-stop action. Teenage love triangle.  I can’t say there’s a single thing I don’t like about the Hunger Games trilogy. Which means…

Huerta, Comstock Historic in Women’s Basketball Walkover

Huerta, Comstock Historic in Women’s Basketball Walkover

Kylie Huerta passed out eight assists to give her 134 on the season, which is a new Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Basketball program record. Teammate Morganne Comstock made…

Women’s Basketball Feasts on Thanksgiving

Women’s Basketball Feasts on Thanksgiving

Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Basketball (4-1) fans had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day as HPU hammered Saint Thomas Aquinas College (2-2) 78-52 in a…

Recca, Culpepper, and Doerfler Selected as All-PacWest for Women’s Volleyball

Recca, Culpepper, and Doerfler Selected as All-PacWest for Women’s Volleyball

The Hawai’i Pacific University Women’s Volleyball team had three players recently selected to the All-PacWest Team. Sophomore Pomai Recca was awarded third team honors. While junior Elizabeth…

Tennis Teams Ranked Among Nation’s Elite, Again

Tennis Teams Ranked Among Nation’s Elite, Again

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association recently revealed its first national rankings and both Hawai’i Pacific Tennis teams are ranked in the top six in the country. The men’s…

Winners of HPU’s 2013 Short Script Contest Announced

Winners of HPU’s 2013 Short Script Contest Announced

Winners of Hawaii Pacific University’s 2013 Short Script Contest were announced earlier this week. In both categories, best original scripts and best adapted scripts, there were three…

Driver pleads guilty to leaving scene of fatal accident

Driver pleads guilty to leaving scene of fatal accident

The driver who killed 19-year-old HPU student Mariah Danforth-Moore on Nov. 20, 2011, has pleaded guilty in State District Court to leaving the scene of a fatal traffic…

Why I Didn’t Vote this Year

Why I Didn’t Vote this Year

The midterm election is over, and I’m glad.  Now they can take that mess of unsightly signs and banners off the fence on the corner of my…

Cloudier Skies: A Short Opinion

Cloudier Skies: A Short Opinion

“I no longer love blue skies.” The dubbed-American voice-over translates the testimony of the Pakistani boy (Zubair, pictured above) as he spoke before Congress last year. “In…