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The ‘Extra’ Semesters at HPU

The ‘Extra’ Semesters at HPU

While most accredited colleges offer fall, spring and summer sessions, Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) offers students the opportunity to take classes during an additional winter term. The winter…

How Hawaii Changed My Life

How Hawaii Changed My Life

A sunny day. A breezing wind blows gently. It was Saturday and I met with Elisabeth McNair Rahbek from Denmark to talk about her experiences in Hawaii, and…

International Mentor Program Kick-off

International Mentor Program Kick-off

Last weekend, Feb. 7, the International Mentor Program at Hawaii Pacific University officially began with a Welcome Hike field trip to Lanikai Pillboxes on the east side of…

Free Friday Flicks: Cool Hand Luke

Free Friday Flicks: Cool Hand Luke

Join Kalamalama‘s very own professor John Windrow this Friday for pizza and a movie as…

A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where director Jia Zhangke…

Pow Wow Hawaii Celebrates Local Art

Pow Wow Hawaii Celebrates Local Art

Pow Wow Hawaii concluded their annual weeklong art event with a Finale Block Party in…

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Sport

Men’s Basketball Sends Seniors Off On High Note

Men’s Basketball Sends Seniors Off On High Note

The Hawai’i Pacific Men’s Basketball Team (16-10, 11-9) is headed into the PacWest Tournament with some momentum after a victory on Senior Day. HPU came out on top with…

Opinion

The Oscars: Why I Love It and Hate It

The Oscars: Why I Love It and Hate It

Every year, I look forward to one television event which is big (not as big as the Super Bowl) but more…

HPU Psychology Symposium

HPU Psychology Symposium

The HPU Psychology Department held their second fall 2014 psychology symposium on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Tanya D’Avanzo, a…

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…

Surf Report: 2/27 – 2/28

Surf Report: 2/27 – 2/28

Friday: North Shore: Small Northwest med-period swell steady plus Northwest windswell on the rise with scattered showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Widespread haze. Partly sunny,…

World Gym

World Gym

“Where everyone’s a star, and you have the power to lift yourself to greatness. This is World Gym”. Quoted by Joe Gold, who was the founder of…

Chaplain’s Column: Thanksgiving Service

Chaplain’s Column: Thanksgiving Service

“O Give thanks to the Lord for he is good and his mercies endure forever.”                                                                                                                     (Psalm 118:1) Every faith tradition holds high the value of giving…

10 Things We Miss About Fall

10 Things We Miss About Fall

Hawai‘i is one of the most beautiful places on Earth receiving constant sunshine and good vibes, but sometimes those of us from the mainland have to ask:…

My Four Families in South Africa

My Four Families in South Africa

When I left Sweden to go to South Africa I couldn’t decide if I was more nervous than excited, or the other way around. I was excited…

Red Aloha Shirt

Red Aloha Shirt

I felt like I was on a stealth mission except that I was wearing my gaudy red aloha shirt on the serene campus grounds of one of…

Spring in South Korea

Spring in South Korea

In spring 2014, I traveled halfway around the world for the first time and landed into a new country, South Korea. The host university that I attended…

Uganda: My Second Home

Uganda: My Second Home

Studying abroad in Uganda was the best decision I have made. But it was not an easy decision. Before actually getting on the plane, I was thinking…

Go Set A Watchman: Harper Lee’s Recovered Manuscript

Go Set A Watchman: Harper Lee’s Recovered Manuscript

We all remember the high school English class assigned reading of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Unlike the other mandatory classics to be read, this novel was actually…

The 10 Best of 2014

The 10 Best of 2014

2014 was a year in cinema that was a considerable improvement from the docket of films released within the past couple of years. While many films failed…

The Problem with American Horror Story: Freakshow

The Problem with American Horror Story: Freakshow

“Murder House,” “Asylum,” “Coven,” and “Freakshow” – these are all the subthemes of each season of the smash-hit television mini-series, American Horror Story.  The first season, “Murder…

Catching-Up with Streetlight Cadence

Catching-Up with Streetlight Cadence

Life can be tough for a street musician. It is a path, like many, that requires dedication, perseverance and even some luck to try and make it big…

Baseball Turns Two Again, Sweeps Series vs. #6 FPU

Baseball Turns Two Again, Sweeps Series vs. #6 FPU

The Hawai’i Pacific Baseball Team (7-2, 4-0) backed up Friday’s doubleheader sweep with two more wins on Saturday against sixth ranked Fresno Pacific (9-6, 0-4). The Sharks…

Women’s Basketball Goes Bonkers in Second Half, Wins Laugher

Women’s Basketball Goes Bonkers in Second Half, Wins Laugher

The Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Basketball Team (23-4, 18-2) used a huge second half to blowout visiting Holy Names (2-26, 1-19) on Senior Day at Moanalua High School.…

Three Students from Saudi Arabia: Thoughts on King Salman

Three Students from Saudi Arabia: Thoughts on King Salman

Saudia Arabian king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud died on Jan. 23 at the age of 90. His half-brother, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, was appointed as…

Professor Spotlight: LeeDan Yee

Professor Spotlight: LeeDan Yee

LeeDan Yee is one of the newest members of the HPU ohana. According to Department Chair of Communications, Dr. John Hart, when the position of HPU Debate…

Sustainability at the Hawai‘i Loa Dining Commons

Sustainability at the Hawai‘i Loa Dining Commons

Leaving hometown friends, moving to a new place and going to class are some things that contribute to the stress of being a college student. To reduce…

Delay in the case of hit-run death of HPU student

Delay in the case of hit-run death of HPU student

The man who pleaded guilty in the hit-run death of HPU student Mariah Danforth-Moore in 2011 has asked to be sentenced in state Veterans Treatment Court because…

Why I Didn’t Vote this Year

Why I Didn’t Vote this Year

The midterm election is over, and I’m glad.  Now they can take that mess of unsightly signs and banners off the fence on the corner of my…

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…