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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 whale to its…

Creativity takes courage: Hawaii’s foster children express themselves through works of art

Creativity takes courage: Hawaii’s foster children express themselves through works of art

Months worth of planning and preparation went into the HeART workshop for foster children that MA COM students at Hawaii Pacific University prepared. Working closely with Family Programs Hawaii, HPU…

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 1960s when Americans…

Well-known Rock and Roll photographer visits HPU

Well-known Rock and Roll photographer visits HPU

HPU welcomes photographer Bob Gruen, best known for capturing the world of rock in photos, who will be visiting HPU Monday, April 7at 5:15 p.m. in UB212 (1164 Bishop Street).…

Take ownership of what you post

Take ownership of what you post

Guest speaker and successful businessman and mortgage administrator at Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, Daren Kimura spoke to HPU students on behalf of the Leadership Education and Development Series (L.E.A.D.S) …

‘The Lion King’ stampedes its way to Blaisdell

‘The Lion King’ stampedes its way to Blaisdell

The 1994 animated wild Disney film comes to life in the six-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical “The Lion King,” which has stampeded to the Island and runs until March…

Chinese New Year marks the year of the horse

Chinese New Year marks the year of the horse

The saying Gung Hee Fat Choy encompasses the promise of good luck, happiness, longevity and prosperity for the New Year. Chinese New Year begins January 31 and is celebrated over period…

Valentine’s Day Brownie Brittle

Valentine’s Day Brownie Brittle

My neighbor recently went to the Big Island and brought me back some goodies. Alongside some dipped chocolate Kona beans she gave me what was called Brownie Lava. It was…

Lama girl debuts on screen in latest Hawaii 5-0 episode

Lama girl debuts on screen in latest Hawaii 5-0 episode

It’s always been a dream of mine to pursue acting. In high school I was a theatre geek. Once I started HPU I put my dream aside and I focused…

Sweet message behind little book

Sweet message behind little book

The Cupcake Theory is a sweet book, literally. This little gem is full of wonderful illustrations and is easy to digest. The message in The Cupcake Theory makes it a…

Yoga on the Water

Floating in the middle of Duke’s salt water lagoon at the Hilton Hawaii Village, the sun kisses my shoulders as I gently rock side to side and drift to the calm…

4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival

4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival

This year marks the 4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival presented by Matson and Safeway. The 2013 charities selected as the beneficiaries for the festival were Keiki O Ka Aina Family…

Graphic Tees by the hundreds

Graphic Tees by the hundreds

Need to stock up your closet with some new tees this semester? Novel T World is offering an exclusive 10% discount to HPU students.   This year Novel T World…

Lama girl Joanna sang on stage with Anuhea

Lama girl Joanna sang on stage with Anuhea

I’ve been jamming to Anuhea ever since I first heard her when I moved to the island back in 2008. My friend and I would harmonize to her songs on…

Island musics collides in Honolulu

Island musics collides in Honolulu

Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Wayne Marshall, Black-Am-I, Jo Mersa & Christopher Ellis kick of their tour at WCC in Kahalui, Friday, June 14; they island hop to Oahu on Sat. June…

Love fashion? Visit the land of Milk and Honey

Love fashion? Visit the land of Milk and Honey

HPU Students, Kim Kuehnert, Phil LeRoy, Megan Blackburn, Doo Ra and Jasmin Lee goof around wearing clothes all available at Milk and Honey.  “Despite the challenging location, they have potential…

‘The Great and Powerful Oz’? Not quite

‘The Great and Powerful Oz’? Not quite

Lions, tigers, bears, oh my! Remember Dorothy singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the gang making their way down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City? Disney’s newest movie…

Native Hawaiian Speaker Series end talks with a call for kuleana

Native Hawaiian Speaker Series end talks with a call for kuleana

At 70 years old, VerlieAnn Malina-Wright continues on her quest to spread the message of kuleana (respect). She is in harmony with her spirit, sensitive and attuned to her surroundings…

Traveling? So make a difference

Traveling? So make a difference

Photos courtesy of Travel2Change New sights, smells, people and places. When you pack your bags and set off to a new place, often you come back with a greater sense…

It’s no piece of cake running a Chinatown business

It’s no piece of cake running a Chinatown business

Otto Cake is one of the most popular go-to’s in Chinatown. Photos by: Joanna Georgiev He goes simply by the name Otto. Otto, owner of Otto Cake, starts his day at…

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