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Check out HPU’s Third Capstone Symposium

Check out HPU’s Third Capstone Symposium

On Thursday, April 23, the HPU Ohana and the local community are invited to join seniors and recent graduates as they present their outstanding capstone work —the culmination of their…

Aloha John Windrow

Aloha John Windrow

He is older now and aging still. The white and grey hair of a grown-out military cut carries the remains of the baseball cap he took off upon entering the…

Interview with Nick Becher: James M. Vaughn Poetry Award Winner

Interview with Nick Becher: James M. Vaughn Poetry Award Winner

Nicholas Becher, HPU Alumnus and aspiring author, is the winner of the 2015 James Vaughn Poetry Contest. He is working on several writing projects: a novel, a collection of poetry,…

New Bill to Bring More International Students to HPU

New Bill to Bring More International Students to HPU

A bill introduced by Rep. Derek Kawakami in the state legislature would allocate resources to market Hawaii’s educational opportunities to prospective international students. Numerous sources have tracked the decline of…

Mind the Crosswalk

Mind the Crosswalk

Some five-odd group of tourists, unified by the red and white ‘Iolani Palace stickers they wear at their shoulders like an escutcheon, try madly to push through their language barrier…

Mayor Gives Press Conference on Union Plaza

Mayor Gives Press Conference on Union Plaza

The back and thinning hair of a man who is not the Mayor blocks my view of him, and I look away from the viewfinder on my smartphone to the…

HPU Instructor to Perform One Woman Production at Oahu Fringe Festival

HPU Instructor to Perform One Woman Production at Oahu Fringe Festival

I draw-up a chair at a table in the shade provided by the jonquil umbrellas at the Crêpe Café, and wait.  I notice a couple at a window table with…

Hong Kong: The Rally Returns

Hong Kong: The Rally Returns

About a month and a half since Hong Kong police forces stifled the remainders of the “Occupy” protests that lasted for 11 weeks last year. On Sunday the protesters returned…

ISIS Recruits Women

ISIS Recruits Women

A study published by the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) suggests that the women recruited by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are just as ideologically motivated…

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 by Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery Alabama in the mid 1960’s to…

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 is short enough.” With a running time that rivals installments of The Lord of the…

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 fact, I now…

Honolulu City Council Seeks to Clean the Homeless Off the Streets

Vision and blindness. The opening ‘alohamiletic’ delivered by Norman Nakanishsi, a local pastor, centered on the juxtaposition of these themes. Vision and blindness. It was an exhortation to the City…

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 tea cooperative towards…

Streetlight Cadence

Streetlight Cadence

They began as a sidewalk group playing on Kalakaua raising their songs up above the din of other street performers, the bustle of tourists and partiers, and the general cacophony…

5 people on Fort Street: Farewell for the Summer

5 people on Fort Street: Farewell for the Summer

It’s one of those squalid afternoons on Fort Street Mall. After the midday rains, hot air rises from the wet bricks as I make my way towards the group of…

Unforgiven, a film by Lee Sang-il

Unforgiven, a film by Lee Sang-il

It was a few weeks ago during that run of days where it got down to something ridiculous like 60 degrees. The winds were hammering down on me as I…

Ol’ Man River: a review of Diamond Head Theater’s ‘Showboat’

Ol’ Man River: a review of Diamond Head Theater’s ‘Showboat’

Last weekend the Diamond Head Theatre Company opened their production of the Broadway musical “Showboat,” directed by John Rampage.  Having grown up in musical theatre, while at the same time…

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new president

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new president

In a yellow sweater and matching sneakers, the SGA president elect stares back at me through vintage-rimmed glasses with deep sea-colored eyes. The bright Sardinian has only recently started her…

Going against the grain: An interview with Rep. McDermott

Going against the grain: An interview with Rep. McDermott

Rep. McDermott drinks coffee. Glancing quickly over his shoulder, the towering former Marine, chucks the old coffee filter into a rubbish bin with a deft flick of the wrist. Rep. Bob…

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