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What is Lent?

What is Lent?

No sweets. No meats. No liquor. Ashes rubbed in cross-shapes on the foreheads of the faithful. Forty days of noontime masses sung without “Alleluias.” What does this all mean? This…

HPU Choir performs for HPU chapel service

HPU Choir performs for HPU chapel service

On Wednesday (March 5) the HPU choir performed a selection of five choral pieces for the HPU chapel service. The choir began with The Prayer of Saint Patrick by John…

LEGO Movie

In his forward to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis tells his goddaughter (to whom the book is dedicated) that he had intended the book to be…

A [Not So] Great Debate

A [Not So] Great Debate

For those that missed it, don’t worry. The Ken Ham v. Bill Nye debate was emphatically not the ‘Great Debate’ of the century as it had been promoted. Being neither…

Thanksgiving Dinner via a microwave & rice cooker

Thanksgiving Dinner via a microwave & rice cooker

If you didn’t already realize, Thanksgiving is on Thursday. Maybe you have plans (like going to the HPU Thanksgiving Service), and maybe you don’t. Either way, the aroma of mulling…

Same-sex marriage bill PASSED

Same-sex marriage bill PASSED

After a special session that included a “citizen’s filibuster” of 56 hours of public testimony, Hawaii’s gay-marriage bill passed the state Legislature in a 30-19 House vote and 19-4 Senate…

A capella for HPU chapel service

A capella for HPU chapel service

HPU’s International Vocal Ensemble performed four songs a capella Oct. 23 during the university’s chapel service. The group’s first performance of the year was spellbinding for those in attendance. Leaving…

Houseless in Paradise

Houseless in Paradise

We’ve all seen it: homelessness. As students who live, work and study in the area, our lives are constantly brought into contact with this hard reality of our island paradise.…

Opinion: Preview of the upcoming special session

Opinion: Preview of the upcoming special session

Beginning Monday, Oct. 28, the Hawai’i State Legislature will be holding a special five-day session to consider legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Hawai‘i.  Authored by…

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