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New prosecutor outlines his agenda in crime fight

Proactive.  That’s the most appropriate word to describe Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro’s approach to get to the roots of Hawaii’s crime problems. “We are not only prosecuting cases,” Kaneshiro said,…

Outspoken Club at HPU

OUTSpoken, HPU’s LBGTQIA (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered, questioning, intersex, allies) Cooperative, is back and its got BIG things planned for this year. In September we elected four new officials: Ladimir…

HPU student helps Occupy Istanbul movement

ISTANBUL — In the second grade, at the age of 8, I lead my entire class to boycott the cafeteria food. Why you may ask? Because it was low in…

Occupy Istanbul protest draws a meager crowd

ISTANBUL — Sunday, Oct. 30 I was sound asleep with dreamy visions of thousands of protesters, vibrant anti-Wall Street posters and an electric energy in the streets. At 7:30 a.m.…

Beach Bum Cafe

When you look at what people are carrying around in their hands on Bishop Street, Fort Street and Hotel Street at 8.30 in the morning, what do you first think…

HPU “Travels 2 Change” in Kenya

HPU “Travels 2 Change” in Kenya

An HPU professor has devised a different concept about travel, and as part of his vision, students now have the opportunity to travel abroad on more than a sightseeing trip.…

UN Club gets students involved in international relations

About five years ago some former HPU students got together to share a vision  — of one world that needs the same human rights, international security, peace, and economic development. The…

Need a Taste Of Home? Read on

The Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs provided students with a little Taste of Home recently on Fort Street Mall. The four Taste of Home luncheons are designed to…

Common book offers a genuine feel for our Hawaii

If you think Hawaii is more than pineapples and grass skirts, you’re right. “The Value of Hawaii” edited by Craig Howes and Jonathan Osorio is this year’s selection for the…

Laie Lady is back with vengeance

Laie Lady is back with vengeance

There is something freighting lurking in the lagoon at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) this Halloween season. Beware of the ghoulish Laie Lady—she is meaner, scarier and angrier this year.…

Lights! Camera! Action! Cinema Club rolls

Earlier this semester, the Cinematic Production Society recorded events like the Student Government Association election and Oktoberfest. There is much more the members of CPS wish to accomplish this semester,…

Film depicts the culture, struggle of Hawaiian people

The saga of Hawaii is usually told as a series of events that end in the overthrow of the traditional Hawaiian culture and the unending determination behind American manifest destiny.…

Combat GI ordeal revealed in “Restrepo”

As of Oct. 7, the war in Afghanistan officially became the longest war in U.S. history. It has been 10 years since America invaded the country in the wake of…

HPU professor Aumer shines in her second career as actress

“Why should I love this gentleman?” HPU psychology professor Katherine Aumer begins her monologue as the jailer’s daughter in Shakespeare’s lesser-known play, “Two Noble Kinsmen.” “Tis odds he never will…

Hawaiian activist draws crowd

William Aila, chair of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, shared his experiences as an advocate for preserving Hawaiian land and culture with more than 100 students and…

Istanbul culture

It’s three and a half weeks into my study abroad and I have already had plenty of life lessons.  I have listed a few things that have been interesting, entertaining…

Sharky gets in touch with his feminine side

Greetings fellow students! My flawless physique, overwhelming school spirit and unchanging yet still inviting smile has even the hunkiest of you checking me out on campus. I’m a bit of…

Looking for the great pumpkin?

Autumn is not a season experienced as dramatically in Hawai‘i as it is on the mainland. The changing and falling of leaves is absent and heavier clothing is unnecessary. However,…

Eat, drink and be scary

“Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange, come with us and you will see, this our town called Halloween.”  This intro from the epic…