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Halloween FunFest 2014

Halloween FunFest 2014

“Ghost and ghouls, spooks galore. Scary witches at your door. Jack-o’-lanterns shining bright, wishing you a haunting night.” In honor of the spookiest and most creative season of…

HPU Students Compete in First Annual AD UP Hawaii Event

HPU Students Compete in First Annual AD UP Hawaii Event

Hawaii Pacific University advertising students competed with, and won praises from, seasoned marketing professionals during the state’s first ever Ad Up Hawaii event on Saturday, Oct. 4. Students…

HPU’s 2014 Spirit Week

HPU’s 2014 Spirit Week

In high school, one of my favorite times of the school year was participating in Spirit Week. Between dressing up in whacky costumes, participating in challenging games and…

A Nightmare on Beretania Street

A Nightmare on Beretania Street

After a certain age, trick or treating gets old. And after a while so does…

Rooftop Halloween Party at Buho

Rooftop Halloween Party at Buho

Who doesn’t want to party on a rooftop overlooking Waikiki on Halloween? Honolulu’s top entertainer…

Diamond Head Theatre’s Mary Poppins – a “Practically Perfect in Every Way” Show

Diamond Head Theatre’s Mary Poppins – a “Practically Perfect in Every Way” Show

Despite the lack of trade winds these past couple of months, Diamond Head Theatre managed…

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Sport

Volleyball’s Final Home Matches

Volleyball’s Final Home Matches

Mid-terms have just passed and it appears as if there is a lull in the storm for most students. However, for the women’s volleyball team this is not…

Opinion

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…

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…

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…

Why we need an honest debate… and why the Ham-on-Nye conversation was a step in the right direction

Why we need an honest debate… and why the Ham-on-Nye conversation was a step in the right direction

Recently my good friend Mark Brians wrote an article in comment of the recent debate between educator and former TV host Bill Nye “the Science Guy” and…

Adding new value to traveling – Science Pub addresses crowdsourcing

Adding new value to traveling – Science Pub addresses crowdsourcing

Most people love to travel. Being introduced to new places and cultures is an exciting experience no matter where the destination is.  However, the majority of the…

Swim with Your Biggest Nightmare

Swim with Your Biggest Nightmare

Think you’re ready to take a dip with the world’s most feared apex predator? Cage diving is a must if you’re an adventure-seeking resident of Hawaii. This…

Rugby – More than just a sport

Rugby – More than just a sport

As the sun roasted the many sunbathers on Queen’s Beach just across the road, Diamond Head crater created a dramatic backdrop for a sunny Saturday in Kapi’olani…

Palcohol – the future of drinking?

Palcohol – the future of drinking?

Powder that turns water into rum and vodka, also known as Palcohol, was granted a label of approval by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau…

Bicycling in Hawaii: Get out of the road, weirdo!

Bicycling in Hawaii: Get out of the road, weirdo!

Why is it that a city that has the perfect climate and topography for biking – with warm weather and flat roads – is a tiresome and dangerous…

Reflections on Time in Rwanda

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…

Viewpoint: ‘More Than a Month’ – A debate on Black History Month

Viewpoint: ‘More Than a Month’ – A debate on Black History Month

As an international student living in the U.S. there are more than a few things about American society and culture that are puzzling to me.  One of…

Study abroad in Hakodate, Japan

Study abroad in Hakodate, Japan

Major: TESOL Hometown: Maui Grad date: Spring 2014 Study abroad location: Hakodate, Japan I chose to study abroad in Hakodate because I really wanted to become proficient…

The art of delicious flavors and love of mochi

The art of delicious flavors and love of mochi

The Two Ladies Kitchen in downtown Hilo boasts the “Best Mochi,” according to Hawaiian Airlines.  I by to try the strawberry mochi — a “confectionary masterpiece” as…

Talk Story with James Burton

Talk Story with James Burton

From Ricky Nelson’s guitarist on view by millions every week on television to being Elvis Presley’s bandleader in the Seventies, to playing on more than 400 albums,…

HPU’s Viewpoint Film Series Brings You “Free Friday Flicks”

HPU’s Viewpoint Film Series Brings You “Free Friday Flicks”

HPU’s famous Viewpoint Film Series has been a part of the campus life since 2005. These viewpoint films take place in the Warmer Auditorium every Wednesday at…

Pet Fest – September’s Art & Flea Event

Pet Fest – September’s Art & Flea Event

Gloomy skies and light showers had no effect on the crowd this past Thursday at the monthly installment of Art and Flea, a diverse flea market that…

Film Festivals and Films – An Assessment of the 2014 TIFF, VFF, and Telluride

Film Festivals and Films – An Assessment of the 2014 TIFF, VFF, and Telluride

It is with great passion, drive, and love for the industry that one must continue to religiously follow the news, trends, and gossip of the entertainment industry.…

Men’s Soccer Back To Winning Ways

Men’s Soccer Back To Winning Ways

The Hawai’i Pacific Men’s Soccer Team (8-7-1, 6-4) celebrated a 2-1 double overtime victory against Fresno Pacific University (9-4, 7-2) on this past Saturday afternoon in California.…

Women’s Soccer Ties Against Sunbirds

Women’s Soccer Ties Against Sunbirds

The Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Soccer Team (9-4-2, 6-3-1) finished its road trip with a 1-1 tie against Fresno Pacific University (5-6-2, 5-2-2) on this past Saturday night.…

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Matthew LoPresti

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Matthew LoPresti

Matthew LoPresti, Ph.D., chair of the Asian Studies Program and philosophy teacher at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU), is running as a District 41 candidate for the Hawaii…

Recent Trustees’ Dinner Raises $160,000

Recent Trustees’ Dinner Raises $160,000

Dr. Michael Chun’s presence is awe-inspiring. The former headmaster of Kamehameha schools is the center of attention with a mountain of leis draped intentionally on his shoulders…

Winners of HPU’s 2013 Short Script Contest Announced

Winners of HPU’s 2013 Short Script Contest Announced

Winners of Hawaii Pacific University’s 2013 Short Script Contest were announced earlier this week. In both categories, best original scripts and best adapted scripts, there were three…

Driver pleads guilty to leaving scene of fatal accident

Driver pleads guilty to leaving scene of fatal accident

The driver who killed 19-year-old HPU student Mariah Danforth-Moore on Nov. 20, 2011, has pleaded guilty in State District Court to leaving the scene of a fatal traffic…

Financial Issues for HPU lead to Recent Layoffs and Scholarship Cuts

Financial Issues for HPU lead to Recent Layoffs and Scholarship Cuts

According to a recent article in Hawaii Business magazine, Hawai‘i Pacific University’s financial troubles prompted several recent layoffs of staff and faculty members at of the end of the…

Opinion: NBA-ban an Overreaction?

Opinion: NBA-ban an Overreaction?

Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has now officially been banned from the NBA. A now infamous audio recording was leaked a couple of weeks back,…