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Lessons Learned Abroad

Lessons Learned Abroad

Thirty-five airplane transfers, nine unique and breath taking countries, and one year abroad. In high school I was voted “Most Likely to Live in Another Country,” and I…

The Great Aloha Run

The Great Aloha Run

I recently moved to Hawaii for one semester at HPU and figured I might as well enjoy my hobby of running here on this beautiful island. I have…

Why Study Abroad?

Why Study Abroad?

Stand up and stand out! Over 450 programs, an experience of a lifetime, memories, friendships, new perspectives, and overwhelming personal growth. Studying abroad will change your life if you…

Shark Bytes

Shark Bytes

Artist Spotlight: Kaipo Kapua

Artist Spotlight: Kaipo Kapua

Local musician Kaipo Kapua rocks the stage no matter where he performs. He often performs…

Shark Bytes

Shark Bytes

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Sport

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.…

Opinion

Our Loa Campus: The Facts, The Verdict, and Where We Go From Here

Our Loa Campus: The Facts, The Verdict, and Where We Go From Here

Last month, and recently within the last week at Hawaii Pacific University’s Loa campus, the HPU community gathered for the discussion…

Yellow Tang: The First of Many

Yellow Tang: The First of Many

Yellow tang are popular in the aquarium trade and nearly all of them sold in pet shops are harvested off the shores of the Hawaiian Islands. Between…

HPU Undergraduates Representing HPU at the 2015 Pacifichem Congress

HPU Undergraduates Representing HPU at the 2015 Pacifichem Congress

This year, for the first time ever, two undergraduate students from Hawaii Pacific University will be representing HPU’s Computational and Natural Sciences Department at the 2015 Pacifichem…

A Spectacular Discovery: Biofluorescent Honu in Solomon Islands

A Spectacular Discovery: Biofluorescent Honu in Solomon Islands

Under the tropical waves of the Solomon Islands on July 31, 2015, night divers Markus Reymann and David Gruber found a bizarre creature: an endangered sea turtle…

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…

Plan that Dream Vacation You’ve Been Meaning to Take

Plan that Dream Vacation You’ve Been Meaning to Take

Why stop at simply booking that ticket for your next trip? E.S. International can help you do much more than that. This travel agency offers tailor-made tour…

Looking for a Local Photographer?

Looking for a Local Photographer?

Oehler Photography specializes in portraits, particularly family & senior portraits, special events, social media headshots and branding, professional editing, and much more. Services are on location so customers work…

New Fort Street Gym Reaches out to HPU Students and Staff

New Fort Street Gym Reaches out to HPU Students and Staff

One of Hawaii’s premier gyms, the Honolulu Fitness Center, has recently opened up a new location on Fort Street Mall that caters to Hawaii Pacific University students. At…

Get Your Mojo On

Get Your Mojo On

Mojo Barbershop offers expert cuts, shaves, line-ups, and more. With its roots in tradition and history, they target the modern day men of Hawaii with one simple…

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…

Men’s Basketball Fends Off Holy Names, 85-71

Men’s Basketball Fends Off Holy Names, 85-71

The Sharks notched their fourth consecutive victory with a double-digit win over the Hawks in their regular season-opener. The Hawaii Pacific University Men’s basketball team began PacWest…

Women’s Basketball Runs Past Hawks, 86-63

Women’s Basketball Runs Past Hawks, 86-63

HPU got back into the win column with a 27-point win over Holy Names to start league play. The Hawaii Pacific University Women’s basketball team shook off…

Before You Graduate

Before You Graduate

Senior year is looming over me; I’m just a semester away from graduating. As I’m reflecting on my college “career,” it’s clear that I could have done…

Chaplain’s Corner: Wrapping Up the Semester

Chaplain’s Corner: Wrapping Up the Semester

You made it! It’s all downhill from here! The semester is rapidly spinning to a close and I can see the light at the end of the…

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…

Presidential Politics and Pinkie Pie

Presidential Politics and Pinkie Pie

In the Kalamalama newsroom, all of us have been shaking our heads at Donald Trump’s victory in the recent Hawaii Republican presidential caucus. Not because of his…

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…