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Before You Graduate

Before You Graduate

Senior year is looming over me; I’m just a semester away from graduating. As I’m reflecting on my college “career,” it’s clear that I could have done more…

Mise en Place – Everything in Place

Mise en Place – Everything in Place

It’s 11 o’clock in the morning and I’m making my way down Smith Street. The birds are chirping, my stomach is rumbling, Chinatown smells not so lovely, and…

Chaplain’s Corner: Wrapping Up the Semester

Chaplain’s Corner: Wrapping Up the Semester

You made it! It’s all downhill from here! The semester is rapidly spinning to a close and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.…

The Best Films of 2015

The Best Films of 2015

The last two months of the year normally arouses excitement within me for two reasons:…

Should We Scream for “Scream Queens”?

Should We Scream for “Scream Queens”?

Note: Due to time constraints on publication prior to the season finale, the first part of…

Make “Room” in Your Schedule

Make “Room” in Your Schedule

Ahh, finally, my favorite season of the year. Yes, winter; but, another official season of the…

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Sport

Sharks Chomp Silverswords

Sharks Chomp Silverswords

The air was warm and electric in the gym at Moanalua High School on Tuesday night. The HPU men’s basketball team was up against their biggest rival, Chaminade.…

Opinion

Like A…

Like A…

I love Madonna. It’s always been an embarrassing confession for me, but to many it’s not unusual for the Queen of…

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…

Plan that Dream Vacation You’ve Been Meaning to Take

Plan that Dream Vacation You’ve Been Meaning to Take

Why stop at simply booking that ticket for your next trip? E.S. International can help you do much more than that. This travel agency offers tailor-made tour…

Looking for a Local Photographer?

Looking for a Local Photographer?

Oehler Photography specializes in portraits, particularly family & senior portraits, special events, social media headshots and branding, professional editing, and much more. Services are on location so customers work…

New Fort Street Gym Reaches out to HPU Students and Staff

New Fort Street Gym Reaches out to HPU Students and Staff

One of Hawaii’s premier gyms, the Honolulu Fitness Center, has recently opened up a new location on Fort Street Mall that caters to Hawaii Pacific University students. At…

Get Your Mojo On

Get Your Mojo On

Mojo Barbershop offers expert cuts, shaves, line-ups, and more. With its roots in tradition and history, they target the modern day men of Hawaii with one simple…

My Four Families in South Africa

My Four Families in South Africa

When I left Sweden to go to South Africa I couldn’t decide if I was more nervous than excited, or the other way around. I was excited…

Red Aloha Shirt

Red Aloha Shirt

I felt like I was on a stealth mission except that I was wearing my gaudy red aloha shirt on the serene campus grounds of one of…

Spring in South Korea

Spring in South Korea

In spring 2014, I traveled halfway around the world for the first time and landed into a new country, South Korea. The host university that I attended…

Uganda: My Second Home

Uganda: My Second Home

Studying abroad in Uganda was the best decision I have made. But it was not an easy decision. Before actually getting on the plane, I was thinking…

The Spirit of Aloha in “Aloha”

The Spirit of Aloha in “Aloha”

Whenever I browse through the list of upcoming films on the Internet Movie Database, I mark my calendar for films I want to see, watch trailers for…

“Welcome to Me”

“Welcome to Me”

What would you do with $86 million? It can be fun to fantasize what one would do upon winning the lottery. It’s a common daydream and the…

Unfriended: Unintentional Comedy

Unfriended: Unintentional Comedy

Sometimes we’re faced with difficult decisions. I found myself facing a difficult decision between whether to spend $12 on a potentially good movie or an obviously bad…

Ancient Hawaii Expressed in Art

Ancient Hawaii Expressed in Art

On April 2, 2015 the Honolulu Museum of Art School had a gallery opening of Ancient Hawaii-inspired art. The collection was an eclectic diversity of art forms,…

Men’s Basketball Fends Off Holy Names, 85-71

Men’s Basketball Fends Off Holy Names, 85-71

The Sharks notched their fourth consecutive victory with a double-digit win over the Hawks in their regular season-opener. The Hawaii Pacific University Men’s basketball team began PacWest…

Women’s Basketball Runs Past Hawks, 86-63

Women’s Basketball Runs Past Hawks, 86-63

HPU got back into the win column with a 27-point win over Holy Names to start league play. The Hawaii Pacific University Women’s basketball team shook off…

The Absurdity of Skydiving

The Absurdity of Skydiving

It was a beautiful, sunny day at the Dillingham Airfield on the North Shore. The forest-covered mountains of Oahu were swallowed in thick, semi-dark clouds, but the…

Chaplain’s Corner: Giving Thanks

Chaplain’s Corner: Giving Thanks

Interesting surprise! A recent study at the University of Michigan confirmed something that many people of faith and countless others have known for a long time—living with…

Sustainability at the Hawai‘i Loa Dining Commons

Sustainability at the Hawai‘i Loa Dining Commons

Leaving hometown friends, moving to a new place and going to class are some things that contribute to the stress of being a college student. To reduce…

Delay in the case of hit-run death of HPU student

Delay in the case of hit-run death of HPU student

The man who pleaded guilty in the hit-run death of HPU student Mariah Danforth-Moore in 2011 has asked to be sentenced in state Veterans Treatment Court because…

The New Sixties

The New Sixties

A very intriguing documentary I recently viewed entitled “Best of Enemies” analyzes the political and philosophical rivalry in the 1968 series of live televised political debates between…

Why I Hate Politics

Why I Hate Politics

Talk of politics has never been my favorite. It ruins conversation for me and leaves me feeling vexed, no matter the topic. There’s just something about politics…