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Professor Spotlight: Dr. Valerie Franck

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Valerie Franck

Dr. Valerie Franck is a professor of biology here at Hawaii Pacific University and like her students, enjoys the thrills and excitement of living in Hawai‘i by being…

Volleyball Stumbles to Open League Play

Volleyball Stumbles to Open League Play

The Hawai’i Pacific Volleyball Team (2-5, 0-1) lost 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 18-25, 27-25) to Hawai’i Hilo (2-2, 1-0) on the Big Island to open PacWest play on Thursday.…

Women’s Soccer Fights to Win

Women’s Soccer Fights to Win

The Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Soccer Team (3-0-1) defeated Chaminade University (0-2) 1-0 with a last minute goal on Tuesday afternoon. The Sharks therefore stay undefeated before traveling to the…

“Dining with Pele” The Rim Restaurant

“Dining with Pele” The Rim Restaurant

After a day spent sightseeing and hiking at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park you may be…

No Rain Ain’t Gonna Stop Us

No Rain Ain’t Gonna Stop Us

The third annual Welcome Back concert was set on Loa campus this past Friday September…

Streetlight Cadence

Streetlight Cadence

They began as a sidewalk group playing on Kalakaua raising their songs up above the…

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Sport

Volleyball Sweeps Saint Martin’s to End Road Trip

Volleyball Sweeps Saint Martin’s to End Road Trip

The Hawai’i Pacific Volleyball Team (2-4) just wanted to get home after a grueling six-game road trip. The Sharks made it easy on themselves with a 3-0 sweep…

Opinion

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…

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…

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…

Sea Warrior Spotlight: Cosplayer Rebecca Zuckor

Sea Warrior Spotlight: Cosplayer Rebecca Zuckor

Dressing up as your favorite character from a TV show or cartoon is something we all did as children. Eventually you might have been told to stop;…

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…

Art and Flea: The growing hotspot for local music, fashion and art

Art and Flea: The growing hotspot for local music, fashion and art

If you ever walk along Cooke Street in Kakaako, you’ll find walls upon walls with mural after mural depicting various forms of art from graffiti to freehand…

Art+Flea channels Wes Anderson

Art+Flea channels Wes Anderson

Last night, local initiative ART+FLEA channeled cult director and screenwriter Wes Anderson for the latest edition of the popular market. Every fourth Thursday, ART + FLEA invites local…

Kawaii Kon celebrated its 10th anniversary this past weekend

Kawaii Kon celebrated its 10th anniversary this past weekend

Kawaii Kon celebrated its 10th anniversary this past weekend, and Rebecca Zuckor was well prepared for a three-day cosplay extravaganza. Along with thousands of others, Zuckor and…

HPU presents: Heritage

HPU presents: Heritage

If you’ve always wanted to watch a play on our beloved 16th president’s life, Heritage is a must. It was another successful production for Joyce Maltby on opening…

Women’s Soccer Battles to Tie

Women’s Soccer Battles to Tie

The Hawai’i Pacific Women’s Soccer Team (2-0-1) battled to a 1-1 tie in a physically hard game against the University of Hawai’i Hilo (2-0-1) on Saturday afternoon…

Men’s Soccer Falls To Vulcans

Men’s Soccer Falls To Vulcans

The Hawai’i Pacific Men’s Soccer Team (2-2-1) lost its first home game of the season against the University of Hawai’i Hilo in a non-conference matchup (1-2) 3-1.…

Volleyball’s Upset Bid Turned Away Late

Volleyball’s Upset Bid Turned Away Late

The Hawai’i Pacific Volleyball Team (1-3) once again had a highly ranked opponent on the ropes but was unable to finish. HPU lost to #16 Sonoma State…

Chaplain’s Corner: HPU Chapel Services to Begin Today

Chaplain’s Corner: HPU Chapel Services to Begin Today

“Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!” Our HPU Fall semester might not be an auto race but if it were I suppose these words suggest the lazy…

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…

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,…

Opinion: HPU and student retention

Opinion: HPU and student retention

When I first arrived back home to Hawaii as an Army veteran, I took some time looking at my options for college. It came down to University of…