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Sweets for your sweetheart … or yourself!

Sweets for your sweetheart … or yourself!

Famed for tropical flavored pineapple-shaped sweets, the Honolulu Cookie Company is ready for Valentine’s Day festivities. If you haven’t tried these rich, buttery cookies, you’re missing out. Still using their original…

Sea Warrior Spotlight: Marshall Humble

Sea Warrior Spotlight: Marshall Humble

Marshall Humble, photographer. Currently working on him MBA with an IS focus at HPU, Marshall Humble is both an HPU alum and student. After arriving to Oahu with the Navy…

Sea Warrior Spotlight: Randi Whittington

Sea Warrior Spotlight: Randi Whittington

Simply  Kai  Jewelry Randi Whittington, 22, is graduating from HPU in May 2014 with a BA in business marketing. What many people may not know about Whittington is that she…

DIY Christmas gift ideas

DIY Christmas gift ideas

Here are some creative ways to show your friends and family you care — without hurting your wallet.  Mason jars are possibly the most versatile re-usable container. With very little…

‘Hi Sky’ is a wish come true

‘Hi Sky’ is a wish come true

Young, strong, and passionate. This is Skylar Soares. Last year, when she was only 11, she was diagnosed with Lupus — a chronic inflammatory disease where your body’s immune system…

Mandatory Student Activity Fee pays for HPU student events

Mandatory Student Activity Fee pays for HPU student events

This fall semester saw the first semester of the obligatory Student Activity Fee (SAF). You may not have realized you paid it because it is listed on the same bill…

Phishing Alert: HPU emails targeted

Phishing Alert: HPU emails targeted

Phishing Alert: HPU faculty, staff and students need to be aware that we are receiving “phishing” emails (see below) requesting for login information and password. Phishing is a method to…

Film Raro: inspiring, heart-warming

Film Raro: inspiring, heart-warming

On the night I saw Film Raro, five of the seven short films were playing. The series was designed to expose the world to the Cook Islands and to help…

Course evaluations go digital, offer students new incentives

Course evaluations go digital, offer students new incentives

Let’s be honest, no one enjoys filling out scantrons. Luckily, this fall semester HPU will be offering digital course evaluations university wide. The new evaluations were co-created with students and…

Making the Digital Shift

Making the Digital Shift

The Kalamalama print edition newspaper has been a teaching tool for journalism and communication students since it was established in 1969. Unfortunately, like other programs at HPU, Kalamalama has fallen…

Marine Mammal Stranding Program in Need of Funding

After receiving federal grants for seven years, the HPU Marine Mammal Stranding Program has become the victim of budget cuts. The loss of the $100,000 in federal funding will significantly…

Aloha HPU O‘hana, E Komo Mai

Aloha HPU O‘hana, E Komo Mai

Welcome to the Fall 2013 semester at HPU! Returning students will notice several exciting new changes at HPU, and new students will experience a diversity and experience what it means…

Taking the Scenic Route

Taking the Scenic Route

Sometimes life gets a little hectic. It’s important to take a step back and just breathe. My getaway from civilization this summer was a family trip to Zion National Park…

Arianna Huffington tells how to measure success

Arianna Huffington tells how to measure success

The afternoon before the Third Metric conference, five lucky HPU student leaders were given the opportunity to share an intimate meeting with Arianna Huffington. Huffington is not only the founder…

Dive the forbidden island of Ni‘ihau

Dive the forbidden island of Ni‘ihau

Hawaiian spinner dolphins and flying fish race the boat as we make our way across the Kaulakhi Channel. It was early on a Friday morning when we left the boat…

Dive into Scuba class this summer

Dive into Scuba class this summer

If you are interested in learning to scuba dive, HPU is working with Pearl Harbor Divers to help students get NAUI Scuba Diver certified. This summer session A (July 5-25)…

Learning to be a mermaid

Learning to be a mermaid

Nervously I made the drive to the Kaneohe YWCA pool to attend the first day of SCUBA certification training.  To be honest it wasn’t the 70 pounds of highly pressurized…

National Wildlife Federation celebrates 75 years

National Wildlife Federation celebrates 75 years

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) celebrates its 75th anniversary of National Wildlife Week this month from March 18-24. National Wildlife Week helps educate the community and get people involved with…

Get your shovels, it’s time to plant your spring garden

Get your shovels, it’s time to plant your spring garden

The things I miss the most about living in California are the fresh fruits and vegetables.  How could I not miss walking down the street to pick bush-ripened raspberries or…

Hawai‘i not joining Colorado, Washington in legalization this year

Hawai‘i not joining Colorado, Washington in legalization this year

Zachary Lee has created his own strain using Californian Honey Moon and a local strain called Passion (far right). Having a medical marijuana licence allows Lee to have up to…

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