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Students React to the Presidential Election

Students React to the Presidential Election

After a surprising win by Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election, the Kalamalama took to Fort Street Mall to gather the reactions of various students at Hawaii Pacific University.…

Students of HPU: Cyle Tramel

Students of HPU: Cyle Tramel

Cyle Tramel, who is an Anthropology student and Writing minor at Hawaii Pacific University, is working towards a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). A senior…

Review: “Mr. Robot” Hacks TV’s Doldrums

Review: “Mr. Robot” Hacks TV’s Doldrums

I’ve waited a long time for a new show to capture my attention and make television exciting once again. Over the summer, I started watching “Mr. Robot,” a USA Network…

Review: “Queen of the South” Delivers a Powerful Rush

Review: “Queen of the South” Delivers a Powerful Rush

There’s something captivating about a beautiful yet formidable woman. Over the summer, I discovered a drama called “Queen of the South,” a new series that capitalizes on this mystique. It…

Review: “A Monster with a Thousand Heads” Cuts Right to the Chase

Review: “A Monster with a Thousand Heads” Cuts Right to the Chase

Mexican film is one of those best kept secrets that deserves more attention than it receives. When I came across “A Monster with a Thousand Heads” (Un Monstruo de Mil…

Wanderlust Call for Submissions

Wanderlust Call for Submissions

Hawaii Pacific University’s undergraduate literary magazine, “Wanderlust,” is now open to submissions for its next issue.  All undergraduate students at HPU are encouraged to submit their best poetry, fiction, non-fiction,…

Introducing President Gotanda

Introducing President Gotanda

As Hawaii Pacific University begins another school year, a new face has arrived to help lead the school at a time when changes and unexpected transitions have rattled the cage.…

Review: “Lady Dynamite” is Clinically Hilarious

Review: “Lady Dynamite” is Clinically Hilarious

Mental health is a difficult subject to discuss due to a lack of understanding among the general public. There is heavy stigma that hangs over those afflicted with problems like…

How the Students of HPU Spent Their Summer

How the Students of HPU Spent Their Summer

Hawaii Pacific University is renowned for its multicultural student body. Students come from all over the United States and around the world, making it one of the most diverse schools…

Crown-of-Thorns Threatens Hawaiian Reefs

Crown-of-Thorns Threatens Hawaiian Reefs

There’s a predator in Hawaii’s waters and it poses a serious threat. No, it’s not sharks; it’s a starfish, and a very thorny one at that. The crown-of-thorns starfish is…

“Black Mountain Side”: Canadian Chills

“Black Mountain Side”: Canadian Chills

Do you love horror films but are tired of being scared below the Arctic Circle? Well, grab your tuque and your parka, because you’re about to get freaked out in…

Telling Our Stories

Telling Our Stories

It’s commonly heard said how easily offended Americans are. It’s become a joke, in a way, both among Americans and the foreigners who observe us. We complain about the profuse…

“The Revenant”: Lessons in Survival

“The Revenant”: Lessons in Survival

The camera is in near-constant motion and the angles are highly personal. From the very beginning, I felt like I was right there with the fur trappers along the Missouri…

The Spread of Zika

The Spread of Zika

On Jan. 16, the first case of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus was reported in Hawaii. A baby was born in a hospital on Oahu with this condition, which…

Like A…

Like A…

I love Madonna. It’s always been an embarrassing confession for me, but to many it’s not unusual for the Queen of Pop to be admired for her larger-than-life persona. And…

Sharks Chomp Silverswords

Sharks Chomp Silverswords

The air was warm and electric in the gym at Moanalua High School on Tuesday night. The HPU men’s basketball team was up against their biggest rival, Chaminade. The HPU…

The New Sixties

The New Sixties

A very intriguing documentary I recently viewed entitled “Best of Enemies” analyzes the political and philosophical rivalry in the 1968 series of live televised political debates between Gore Vidal and…

Why I Hate Politics

Why I Hate Politics

Talk of politics has never been my favorite. It ruins conversation for me and leaves me feeling vexed, no matter the topic. There’s just something about politics that I detest,…

“Sicario”: The Artwork of a Thriller

“Sicario”: The Artwork of a Thriller

There are many ways to create an atmosphere of dread and foreboding in a film. Camera angles, music, dialogue, and setting can all work to create an ominous feeling. In…

Aylan Kurdi & Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Aylan Kurdi & Europe’s Refugee Crisis

The images of the body of three year-old Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee, washed ashore on the Turkish beach of Ali Hoca Point near the resort city of Bodrum on…

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