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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 thanks.…

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 when…

AAF Announces 2015 Most Promising Multicultural Students

AAF Announces 2015 Most Promising Multicultural Students

HPU’s ADPR major, Jairus Kiyonaga, is one of the 50 top-tier students selected. A panel of advertising industry professionals gathered at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) headquarters in…

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…

Mr. Turner – HIFF Film Review

Mr. Turner – HIFF Film Review

Roger Ebert once stated that, “no good movie is too long and no bad movie…

Big Hero 6 – The Next Frozen? (no spoilers)

Big Hero 6 – The Next Frozen? (no spoilers)

From Walt Disney Animation Studio comes the new addition to the family of Disney movies.…

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Sport

Women’s Soccer Earns Four Spots on All-PacWest Squad

Women’s Soccer Earns Four Spots on All-PacWest Squad

The Pacific West Conference recently released its 2014 All-PacWest Women’s Soccer Teams with four Hawai’i Pacific players landing on the team. Erika Ellis was named to the All-PacWest…

Opinion

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…

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…

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 –…

Swim with Your Biggest Nightmare

Swim with Your Biggest Nightmare

Think you’re ready to take a dip with the world’s most feared apex predator? Cage diving is a must if you’re an adventure-seeking resident of Hawaii. This…

Rugby – More than just a sport

Rugby – More than just a sport

As the sun roasted the many sunbathers on Queen’s Beach just across the road, Diamond Head crater created a dramatic backdrop for a sunny Saturday in Kapi’olani…

Palcohol – the future of drinking?

Palcohol – the future of drinking?

Powder that turns water into rum and vodka, also known as Palcohol, was granted a label of approval by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau…

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…

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…

Let the Monsters Roam: October’s Art & Flea Event

Let the Monsters Roam: October’s Art & Flea Event

1020 Auahi St. was the place to be on this past October 27, where local music, food and art were thriving as always thanks to the monthly…

A Nightmare on Beretania Street

A Nightmare on Beretania Street

After a certain age, trick or treating gets old. And after a while so does going to Waikiki on Halloween night.  This year the Honolulu Museum of…

Rooftop Halloween Party at Buho

Rooftop Halloween Party at Buho

Who doesn’t want to party on a rooftop overlooking Waikiki on Halloween? Honolulu’s top entertainer Kreyz Oshiro of Island 98.5, hosts this rooftop masquerade party at Buho…

Men’s Soccer Picks up Five PacWest Awards

Men’s Soccer Picks up Five PacWest Awards

After being awarded All-PacWest Second Team last year, Brais Garcia made his way up to the 2014 First Team. The former member of the Spanish U16 national…

Cold Outside Shooting Dooms Women’s Basketball

Cold Outside Shooting Dooms Women’s Basketball

The Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Basketball Team (1-1) lost its first game of the season to Central Washington (1-1) 68-63 on a neutral floor in the final game…

Interview with Alisha Wheeler

Interview with Alisha Wheeler

Born in Japan, raised in Hawai‘i, 19 year old Alisha Mari Wheeler is an aspiring artist as well as a devout nursing student. Though much of her…

Halloween FunFest 2014

Halloween FunFest 2014

“Ghost and ghouls, spooks galore. Scary witches at your door. Jack-o’-lanterns shining bright, wishing you a haunting night.” In honor of the spookiest and most creative season…

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…

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…

Financial Issues for HPU lead to Recent Layoffs and Scholarship Cuts

Financial Issues for HPU lead to Recent Layoffs and Scholarship Cuts

According to a recent article in Hawaii Business magazine, Hawai‘i Pacific University’s financial troubles prompted several recent layoffs of staff and faculty members at of the end of the…