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K alamalama Hawai‘i Pacific University Newspaper Volume 35 Issue No. 5 April 18, 2011 Ho‘omaika‘i ‘ana, HPU Cheerleaders! Karabudak wins SGA vote SAIGE MARTIN student body president Story on page 3 Results from the 2011-2012 SGA elections were officially announced on April 11. More than 1,500 students voted for their next student body president, and international student Senator Yasemin Karabudak defeated graduate student Senator Tim Lussier in a close election. Karabudak received 809 votes to win the position for the coming year. The REFORM Ticket, which was created by Lussier (who had 734 votes) saw its entire Senate slate elected for the 2011-2012 session of the Student Senate. All newly elected members will takeover their new positions on May 16. To contact your new SGA team, please email us at or check out our website for official election results or to get involved with SGA http://www.hpu. edu/SGA Karabudak described her main goals for the year. “My goal is to build a vital communication between students Cont page 3 Stefanie Wesch from Germany, who is also a member of the United Nations Club at HPU. “It is great seeing all these various cultural backgrounds come together on Fort Street Mall in one festival, respecting on another and learning from each other.” This colorful event had its traditional parade, and performances once again amazed everyone who watched this outstanding event. Photo spread on pp 12-13 Congratulations to the cheerleaders and dancers who again did HPU proud in Florida. HPU students celebrate world cultures on Fort Street SUSANNE HAALA associate editor Early Friday on Fort Street Mall, HPU students from more than 100 countries and every state in the nation union erected their tents that represented their cultures. The aroma of food was everywhere, as students dressed in their traditional attire and their national flags flapped in the wind. It’s Intercultural Day! This day, Diary of an HPU cheerleader Page 3 celebrated April 15 for the 27th time in the university’s history, has grown into a spring celebration anticipated by students, staff, visitors and the entire HPU community. Over the past two decades, HPU’s Intercultural Day has grown into a dynamic annual celebration of global culture. Fort Street Mall was transformed into a marketplace of booths , activities, music and dances. “The cultural diversity here at HPU’s Intercultural Day is quite inspiring,” said Adam Aisner to serve as PRSSA President Page 6 The Gastronomist Page 11 Grand Polo Opening in Mokuleia Page 22-23

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