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PCC hosts annual hula festival with dancers from around the world

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January 22, 2009

Above: Children dancers perform during the second show at the Moanikeala Hula Festival at the Polynesian Cultural Center Jan. 17. These young girls were part of over 20 teams that competed at the festival.

espite the weather forecast predicting a big storm on the island, the sunshine and blue sky on the morning of Jan. 17 allowed dancers of all ages to participate in the 19th Annual Moanikeala Hula Festival at the Polynesian &XOWXUDO&HQWHU¡V3DFLĂ€F7KHDWHU Women and children dressed in mu’u mu’us, using instruments called uli uli–gourds decorated with red and yellow feathers that make rattling sounds – and pu’ili –bamboo sticks that sound when hit together, represented more than 20 teams of the Auana or modern Hawaiian dance, made up of people from all over the world. There were even some Japanese hula dancHUVZKRĂ HZVWUDLJKWIURP-DSDQWRSDUWLFLSDWH in the festival. Along with the hula dancing, Na Hanohano Hoku award winners shared their talents including Hoku Zuttermeister who performed with the Hu’i Park Hula Studio. Hoku Award winner Olana A’i also performed with her halau, Halau Hula Olana. Cy Bridges, the PCC’s artistic director, said this event and its name are meant to honor the Aunty Sally Wood Nalua’i, who was WKH 3&&¡V Ă€UVW NXPX KXOD KXOD LQVWUXFWRU  when it opened in 1963. Bridges said, “This event has such a great history and some of the halau, such as the Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio, have been at the Moanikeala Hula Festival every single year since it began. We were so pleased to welcome two hula halau from Japan this year and hope they return and continue to perpetuate Aunty Sally’s legacy.â€? After the performances of the two Japanese teams, the Hawaiian dancers surprised them with special gifts and an oli, or

chant, in their honor. Mutsuko Kakazu, one of the hula dancers from Pearl City, shared about her hula dancing experience and preparation for this exhibition. She was glad that her halau didn’t have to spend much time practicing for the festival. “We practiced for a Christmas show so all the performers didn’t need to practice together for this one,� she said. One BYUH student who was in attendance, Naomi Nakatani, said this festival was an opportunity to learn more about the Hawaiian culture. She shared that her hula dancing experience came later on in her life through her daughter’s encouragement. “I started 22 years ago with my four granddaughters and I do it for exercise,� she added. Nakatani, who is a junior in hospitality and tourism management from Japan, said, “I found out about this activity from my friends, and my favorite show was the second one that the children danced because I think that the kids were so professional. Also, we are in Hawaii and live close to the PCC, we should know more about the Hawaiian culture.� –MARY JANTALERT January 22, 2009

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he BYU-Hawaii Student Association is literally kicking off the semester with a guest performance by “Buckets & Tap Shoes,â€? a dance and rhythm troupe from Minneapolis, Minn. The performance, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the McKay Auditorium, will be the latest in a BYUHSA history of guest performers, ranging from comedy shows and dance performances to musicians like William Joseph and Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band. “The group has a unique style that boasts a musical fusion of the classical art of tap dancing with a more modern street style of dance,â€? described Jarom Reid, coordinator for BYUHSA’s Performance Series. According to the group’s Web page, “Buckets &Tap Shoesâ€? is “a company of musicians, percussionists, and hoofers,â€? who choreograph “a journey through rhythm, music, and tap dance,â€? featuring LQĂ XHQFHV IURP URFN EOXHV KLSKRS DQG jazz. The group was founded by brothers Rick and Andy Ausland, with three of their friends, and has featured a continuous cycle of new and guest performers. Music is made with dedicated instruments, but also through 10-gallon buckets, trash can lids, and other found objects to create a unique, rhythmic sound. Accompanying the concert is a new campaign by performance series: “Take-ATicket Giveaway.â€? Students can purchase a ticket at the Aloha Center Front Desk and they will receive a sticker for “Buckets & Taps.â€? If they wear the sticker for 24 hours, they can go back to the Front Desk and receive a second ticket for free. “It’s a great way to show support for the group and get a free ticket,â€? he said. “It’s perfect for anyone who wants to take a date.â€? Tickets will be $15 to the community, $10 for employees of BYUH and others, and $3 for children and BYUH current students. If you have any questions about the event, contact Reid at (720) 291-1870 or at byuhactivities@gmail.com. A full calendar of BYUHSA and campus activities is available online at the Ke Alaka’i website, http://kealakai.byuh.edu – BRETT EVANS http://KeAlakai.byuh.edu

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Seasiders sink visiting Argonauts

t didn’t take long for the BYU-Hawaii men’s basketball team to assert themselves at home on Saturday night, Jan. 17. The visiting Argonauts from Notre Dame de Namur were outmatched from the get-go; as BYUH jumped out WROHDGPLGZD\WKURXJKWKHĂ€UVWSHULRGRQWKH way to a 104-67 Seasider victory. BYUH started the week ranked No. 8 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II poll and picked up their 10th and 11th wins to LPSURYHWRRYHUDOODQGLQWKH3DFLĂ€F:HVW Conference. “It’s good that we didn’t have a letdown,â€? said guard Nick Holladay, junior in international busiQHVVPDQDJHPHQWIURP$UL]RQD´:HZHUHDEOHWR stay focused after a tough Chaminade win.â€? Tsung-Hsien (Jet) Chang, undeclared freshman from Taiwan, led all scorers with 20 points off the bench for the Seasiders, including 6-8 from the free throw line. “I get a lot of chances to shoot free throws,â€? said Chang, who attributes it to his ability to penetrate off of the dribble. “I don’t think too much. I just follow the tempo and my style,â€? added Chang, who put in a couple of acrobatic shots while being fouled. The Seasiders continue to shoot well this seaVRQ Ă€QLVKLQJ 6DWXUGD\ QLJKW¡V JDPH ZLWK  SHUFHQW IURP WKH Ă€HOG FRPSDUHG WR  SHUFHQW for NDNU. They also dominated NDNU on the boards, out-rebounding the Argonauts 45-19. Despite the large BYUH lead, Holladay, who

Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG WKH QLJKW ZLWK VL[ SRLQWV LQ  PLQXWHV was able to provide some drama late in the game. :LWK  OHIW LQ WKH JDPH DQG D  OHDG BYUH seemed to be coasting to a victory with their starters on the bench. Nearly four minutes would pass with the Seasiders able to manage just a single SRLQWRIIRIDIUHHWKURZ:LWKIUHHLFHFUHDPIRU the home crowd if BYUH reached 100 points, the tension in the Cannon Activities Center grew. ´:HGLGQ¡WZDQWWRWDNHDEDGVKRWÂľVDLG+ROladay, who admitted the 100-point mark crossed his mind, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when [the lead is] that big of a margin and the crowdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chanting [ice cream], you think about it.â&#x20AC;? +ROODGD\JRWWKHORRNKHZDQWHGDQGZLWK left in the game, drained a three-pointer that sent the crowd into a cheering frenzy. The Seasiders closed out the game strong, Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ ZLWK WKH ODUJHVW OHDG RI WKH Right: Tsung-Hsien (Jet) Chang, was the night. scorer in a Jan. 17 game against ´,WEULQJVXVFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHWRSWRERW- leading Notre Dame de Namur. Shown in a game tom for the future,â&#x20AC;? said Holladay of earlier this season against Hilo, Chang put everyone getting to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives us in six of eight free throws against Notre H[SHULHQFH,W¡VDORQJVHDVRQDQG\RX Dame de Namur. Overall the Seasiders never know what can happen. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also are 11-1 overall for the season. good for the starters to get rest after the big win the other night.â&#x20AC;? ing with 18 points and nine rebounds. Starting guard J.R. Buensuceso, junior in preThe Seasiders will continue play on Jan. 24 med from California, tallied his second consecu- DJDLQVW+DZDLL3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F8QLYHUVLW\LQ+RQROXOX7KH tive double-double with 12 points and 10 assists, QH[WKRPHJDPHIRU%<8+ZLOOEHRQWKHWKLQD DQG/XFDV$OYHVMXQLRULQH[HUFLVHDQGVSRUWVVFL- non-conference match up against the Academy of HQFHIURP%UD]LOMXVWPLVVHGMRLQLQJKLPĂ&#x20AC;QLVK- $UWDWSP â&#x20AC;&#x201C;SAM AKINAKA

Close game ends in a win for Lady Seasiders Latoya Wily named Player of the Week and sets new Seasider record

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he BYU-Hawaii Lady Seasiders defeated Notre Dame de Namur 69-61 on Saturday, Jan. 17 in /DLH  7KLV 3DF:HVW PDWFK XS changed the Lady Seasiders record to 2-2 in the conference and 6-7 in the overall season. The game stayed close with the Argonauts trailing but never giving up. Notre Dame now holds a 2-4 conference record and 5-12 overall season. )RUZDUG /DWR\D :LO\ VHQLRU IURP Laie, scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Lady Seasiders, while guard Richelle Fenenbock, sophomore from Coeur Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alene, Idaho, got 18 points LQFOXGLQJWKUHHSRLQWVKRWV*XDUG0DKLQD *DJR MXQLRU IURP /DV 9HJDV 1Hvada, and guard Agnes Tuilevuka, junior from Suva, Fiji, each added 9 points to the scoreboard as well. Notre Dame had two double-digit scorers through the night. Tanaia Keyes scored 16 points and Britni Rathke had 14 points in the game. They fell behind PHOTOS BY RYAN BAGLEY

by 5 points at the half, and were unable to catch up before the buzzer rang. This game has prepared the Lady Seasiders for their match against Hawaii PaFLĂ&#x20AC;F8QLYHUVLW\LQ+RQROXOXDWSP this upcoming Saturday, Jan. 24.

Business

Above: Some of the members of BYUHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Management Society student chapter are: (L to R) Back row: Helena Hannonen, Alex Hamblin, Birgitte Christensen, Jared Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Ashley Dudley, Han Win, and Junjiro Makise. Front row: Audrey DeHart, Cowdery 'LVMWERXSERH'SVFMR8LSQERHIV8LI]QEOIYTXLI½VWXWXYHIRXGLETXIVMRXLI[SVPH

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Hawaii chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;to bridge the gap between the educational world and the career world.â&#x20AC;? BYUH business Professor Helena Hannonen, who said she has â&#x20AC;&#x153;grown up in the society,â&#x20AC;? helped bring a chapter to this campus and continues to be a support to the organization. Hannonen, who is a former president of the chapter in Silicon Valley, Calif., said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason we wanted to bring the Management Society to BYU-Hawaii is that students are so far away [speaking of location] from everything and need to have a network for internships and jobs.â&#x20AC;? Members can go anywhere in the world and look up a local Manage-

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Wilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s double-digit numbers noted by league award :LO\KDVHDUQHGKHUWKLUG3OD\HURIWKH :HHNDZDUGGXHWRKHUVSHFWDFXODUSHUIRUmance in two games against Chaminade DQG1RWUH'DPHGH1DPXU:LO\¡VSHUIRUmance has been strong this entire season, allowing her to set BYUHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s score record at 40 points in one game alone. :LO\ DYHUDJHG D GRXEOHGLJLW WRWDO LQ both rebounds and points last week. She averaged 28 points and 19 rebounds per JDPH WR OHDG WKH FRQIHUHQFH  :LO\ KDV been placed in the top 10 nationally for VFRULQJ UHERXQGLQJ DQG Ă&#x20AC;HOG JRDO SHUcentage. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;BEN BUTTARS

WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW RQJRLQJ VWXGHQW FKDSWHU LQ the world,â&#x20AC;? said Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The other chapters were mostly made up of working professionals.â&#x20AC;? -RKQVRQH[SODLQHGWKDWWKHFKDSWHU in San Francisco incorporates students into their professional chapter, but is not a student chapter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In January 2007, we tried to get things going and got the chapter up and running in March,â&#x20AC;? said Johnson. According to Johnson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the attitude is more professional than a club and it helps members network in the FDUHHUZRUOG:HDOONQRZWKHSKUDVH â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what you know but whom you know,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; right? This is how you get in with people you know.â&#x20AC;? The BYU-

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he time in life lived as a university student is awkward and unstable; people who will go on to lead very normal and responsible lives can temporarily lose their minds. Ever-changing majors, couples, and 6HDVLGHUPHQXVDUHSURYLQJWKDWDSSDUHQWO\H[SHULmentation is the thing to do and â&#x20AC;&#x153;being youngâ&#x20AC;? is the perfect fallback when things go wrong. Most amazingly in college it is okay to fail and try something else, a lesson that is quickly lost upon graduation. So while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in college, sounds like the perfect opportunity to start a business. January 22, 2009

Why students make great entrepreneurs:

1. $EVWUDFW7KLQNLQJ,QPDQ\DFDGHPLFSURJUDPV students spend a fair amount of time thinking about abstract concepts. The innovative gears are greased and ready to create fresh business ideas! 2.+LJKHU5LVN7ROHUDQFH,W¡VKHOSIXOWRUHFRJQL]H that when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a student, your opportunity cost is likely lower than most other points in your career. :KHQ\RX¡UHVLWWLQJLQFODVVDQGDQLGHDFRPHVWR you, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cost that much to give things a try. 3. 6WDUU\(\HG 2SWLPLVP /HW¡V IDFH LW VWDUWLQJ

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ment Society chapter and have an LQVWDQWQHWZRUNH[SODLQHG+DQQRQHQ :KHQVSHDNLQJDERXWKHULQYROYHment in the chapter, Hannonen said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am all about getting results, having fun and seeing students succeed.â&#x20AC;? 6KHDOVRVDLGRQHRIWKHPRVWH[FLWing results of the society is connecting VWXGHQWV ZLWK HPSOR\HUV ´:H KDYH had a couple of students get internships and jobs because of networking through the Management Societyâ&#x20AC;Ś I get the biggest kick out of watching students representing BYU-Hawaii. They do such a great job it makes me proud to be a part of it.â&#x20AC;? The starting of the student chapter at BYU-Hawaii has inspired others to follow as well. BYU-Idaho now has an active chapter. Aushra Moreno, senior in acFRXQWLQJ IURP 0H[LFR ZDV DEOH WR help reactivate the chapter in her KRPHWRZQ 0H[LFR &LW\ $IWHU FRQWDFWLQJ WZR FKDSWHUV LQ 0H[LFR VKH IRXQGRXWWKDWWKHFKDSWHULQ0H[LFR City was inactive. She then contacted &KHW+DUPHULQ&DOLIRUQLDDQGKHĂ HZ GRZQ WR 0H[LFR WR KHOS UHHVWDEOLVK the branch. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;JORDAN FLAKE

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a company takes a fair amount of optimism. As a student you have minimal resources, and the odds are severely stacked against you. You also, conveniently, have nothing to lose. 4. 7UXVWHG3HHU1HWZRUN<RXKDYHWKHRSSRUWXQLW\ to meet and work with different people in and out of the classroom. If you do it right, these friends and acquaintances will be mentors, clients, and even potential business partners. Yes, you read that correctly. You can surf and socialize your way to success. 5. $SSOLHG /HDUQLQJ $V D VWXGHQW \RX¡UH TXLWH RIWHQ ´GULQNLQJ IURP D Ă&#x20AC;UH KRVHÂľ DQG EULQJLQJ DOO sorts of new information into your brain. Some of that sticks and some of which, in reality, does not. Starting a business while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a student provides a practical outlet for your learning. You can internalL]HDQGH[WHUQDOL]HWKHFODVVURRPLGHDVLQWDQGHP %ODNH %D[WHU VWXGHQWHQWUHSUHQHXU DQG FR IRXQGHURI:LQGZDUG6XUI//& ZDVHQWKXVLDVWLF DERXW WKH EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV RI LQLWLDWLQJ D VWXGHQWEXVLQHVV while in school, saying it has provided â&#x20AC;&#x153;practical apSOLFDWLRQVDQGH[SHULHQFHZLWKĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHRUJDQL]LQJ DQGSODQQLQJDQRYHUDOOFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHEXLOGHUÂľ If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a student or recent graduate, this is a great time to think about starting a company. Keep \RXUPLQGRSHQ6HHLI\RXFDQĂ&#x20AC;QGSDWWHUQVLQSUREOHPV\RXVHHDQGWU\WRĂ&#x20AC;QGXQLTXHDQGFRPSHOOLQJ ways to solve problems people care about. It often is really that simple. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;NATHAN WILLIAMS http://KeAlakai.byuh.edu

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resident-elect Obama started his inauguration with a national callto-service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Thousands of volunteers across the United States came together to renew America, one community at a time. MLK, Jr. Day has been a National Day of Service since 1994, but Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call to service generated much more excitement and involvement than usual. Oahu alone was the site of over 20 service projects, which included beach clean-ups, food drives, a Habitat for Humanity event, and many other causes. BYU-Hawaii students joined in by serving around the island, some marching in the Waikiki parade. One of the marchers, Alexis Young, senior in TE62/IURP$UL]RQDVDLG´,WKLQNLW¡VJUHDW7KLVLVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDU$UL]RQDKDV celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so I have never celebrated it before, and service is a great way to do it!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;ALYSSA HERZINGER

America welcomes its 44th President Barack Obama

Left: Steve Groves, a local business owner, volunteers at the Casa Esperanza charity in Albuquerque, N.M., as part of the National Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Groves said he hopes the people who hear about the work done Monday will be inspired to give back to their own communities.

Marching into History

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vast, excited crowd of more than 1 million bore witness Tuesday to a transfer of American power like none before it. The blare of regal trumpets and thunder of cannon were familiar. The transition from Republican to Democrat, and gray hair to dark, had happened before. While some BYU-Hawaii students said they were not able to watch the ceremony live because of the drastic time difference, the broadcast is available over the Internet and will doubtlessly dominate news programs for the next few days. The presidency passed to Democrat Obama from Republican George W. Bush at the stroke of noon, marking one of democracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest gifts: the peaceful transfer of power. After the ceremony, they embraced at the Capitol and walked out together. Clark Tanner, a senior in art education from Nevada, summarized his enthusiasm over the new president in three words: â&#x20AC;&#x153;God bless Obama.â&#x20AC;? Others commented on the tone of the ceremony

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including Ryan Barber, a business major from Oregon, who said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Generally speaking, inaugurations from the past have been boring and dull. This one was more like a celebration. It seemed like it was aimed at the younger generation.â&#x20AC;? Josie Thomson, a former vocal studies student from California, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was amazing. I felt moved by his acceptance and the crowdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joyous response.â&#x20AC;? In his inauguration speech, Obama articulated the deeper effect on the American psyche of the problems of war and recession: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A nagging fear that Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.â&#x20AC;? Not so, said Obama. But he cautioned that the effort would require all citizens, no matter party, age, skin color, or status, to get to work. Jon Jonassen, BYUH professor in the Political Science Department, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it was a very joyous, magical occasion. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful to see SHRSOH RI DOO UDFHV DQG SROLWLFDO DIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWLRQV FRPH together and contribute to that moment. I think it was an almost perfect inauguration.â&#x20AC;? Energized by the moment, hordes clogged the scene, enduring below-freezing temperatures. Starting before dawn, with the Capitol bathed in lights, they streamed from jammed subway stations and thronged past parked buses, emergency

vehicles and street vendors to Pennsylvania Avenue and the National Mall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been real emotional all morning thinking about my grandmother and the heroes whose shoulders we stand on,â&#x20AC;? said Lyshundria Houston, 34, here from Memphis, after more than 20 hours of travel. Houston, who is black, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be so proud.â&#x20AC;? The White House Web site switched to Obama from Bush before the new president had concluded his inaugural address. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov,â&#x20AC;? said WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWEORJRIWKH2EDPDWHDP

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um. 2EDPDDWWHQGHG3XQDKRXIRUHLJKW\HDUVIURPĂ&#x20AC;IWKJUDGHXQWLOJUDGXDWLRQ when he left Hawaii to attend college on the mainland. The Associated Press UHSRUWVWKDW2EDPDDQGKLVHQWLUHIDPLO\Ă DVKHGWKHVKDNDVLJQWRKLVDOPDPDter. The band played Queen Liliuokalaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aloha Oe,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Men of Punahou,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brahms Symphony No. 1â&#x20AC;? as they marched from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. Back on the island, students watching from the auditorium laughed with delight when they saw this local greeting from their new president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just felt so proud that I was going to a school that our new president went to,â&#x20AC;? said tenyear-old 5th grader Emma Stewart. Ten-year old Khalil Edwards of the same grade said Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achievement gives him a lot of hope. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He went through probably the same things we went through,â&#x20AC;? Edwards said. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;APRIL COURTRIGHT & THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Right: Barack Obama throws a â&#x20AC;&#x153;shakaâ&#x20AC;? sign at the Punahou School marching band.

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Left: Community members and students gather on the Punahou school campus to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama. January 22, 2009

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resident-elect Obama started his inauguration with a national callto-service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Thousands of volunteers across the United States came together to renew America, one community at a time. MLK, Jr. Day has been a National Day of Service since 1994, but Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call to service generated much more excitement and involvement than usual. Oahu alone was the site of over 20 service projects, which included beach clean-ups, food drives, a Habitat for Humanity event, and many other causes. BYU-Hawaii students joined in by serving around the island, some marching in the Waikiki parade. One of the marchers, Alexis Young, senior in TE62/IURP$UL]RQDVDLG´,WKLQNLW¡VJUHDW7KLVLVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDU$UL]RQDKDV celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so I have never celebrated it before, and service is a great way to do it!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;ALYSSA HERZINGER

America welcomes its 44th President Barack Obama

Left: Steve Groves, a local business owner, volunteers at the Casa Esperanza charity in Albuquerque, N.M., as part of the National Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Groves said he hopes the people who hear about the work done Monday will be inspired to give back to their own communities.

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vast, excited crowd of more than 1 million bore witness Tuesday to a transfer of American power like none before it. The blare of regal trumpets and thunder of cannon were familiar. The transition from Republican to Democrat, and gray hair to dark, had happened before. While some BYU-Hawaii students said they were not able to watch the ceremony live because of the drastic time difference, the broadcast is available over the Internet and will doubtlessly dominate news programs for the next few days. The presidency passed to Democrat Obama from Republican George W. Bush at the stroke of noon, marking one of democracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest gifts: the peaceful transfer of power. After the ceremony, they embraced at the Capitol and walked out together. Clark Tanner, a senior in art education from Nevada, summarized his enthusiasm over the new president in three words: â&#x20AC;&#x153;God bless Obama.â&#x20AC;? Others commented on the tone of the ceremony

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including Ryan Barber, a business major from Oregon, who said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Generally speaking, inaugurations from the past have been boring and dull. This one was more like a celebration. It seemed like it was aimed at the younger generation.â&#x20AC;? Josie Thomson, a former vocal studies student from California, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was amazing. I felt moved by his acceptance and the crowdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joyous response.â&#x20AC;? In his inauguration speech, Obama articulated the deeper effect on the American psyche of the problems of war and recession: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A nagging fear that Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.â&#x20AC;? Not so, said Obama. But he cautioned that the effort would require all citizens, no matter party, age, skin color, or status, to get to work. Jon Jonassen, BYUH professor in the Political Science Department, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it was a very joyous, magical occasion. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful to see SHRSOH RI DOO UDFHV DQG SROLWLFDO DIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWLRQV FRPH together and contribute to that moment. I think it was an almost perfect inauguration.â&#x20AC;? Energized by the moment, hordes clogged the scene, enduring below-freezing temperatures. Starting before dawn, with the Capitol bathed in lights, they streamed from jammed subway stations and thronged past parked buses, emergency

vehicles and street vendors to Pennsylvania Avenue and the National Mall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been real emotional all morning thinking about my grandmother and the heroes whose shoulders we stand on,â&#x20AC;? said Lyshundria Houston, 34, here from Memphis, after more than 20 hours of travel. Houston, who is black, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be so proud.â&#x20AC;? The White House Web site switched to Obama from Bush before the new president had concluded his inaugural address. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov,â&#x20AC;? said WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWEORJRIWKH2EDPDWHDP

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um. 2EDPDDWWHQGHG3XQDKRXIRUHLJKW\HDUVIURPĂ&#x20AC;IWKJUDGHXQWLOJUDGXDWLRQ when he left Hawaii to attend college on the mainland. The Associated Press UHSRUWVWKDW2EDPDDQGKLVHQWLUHIDPLO\Ă DVKHGWKHVKDNDVLJQWRKLVDOPDPDter. The band played Queen Liliuokalaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aloha Oe,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Men of Punahou,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brahms Symphony No. 1â&#x20AC;? as they marched from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. Back on the island, students watching from the auditorium laughed with delight when they saw this local greeting from their new president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just felt so proud that I was going to a school that our new president went to,â&#x20AC;? said tenyear-old 5th grader Emma Stewart. Ten-year old Khalil Edwards of the same grade said Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achievement gives him a lot of hope. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He went through probably the same things we went through,â&#x20AC;? Edwards said. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;APRIL COURTRIGHT & THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Right: Barack Obama throws a â&#x20AC;&#x153;shakaâ&#x20AC;? sign at the Punahou School marching band.

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t didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for the BYU-Hawaii menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team to assert themselves at home on Saturday night, Jan. 17. The visiting Argonauts from Notre Dame de Namur were outmatched from the get-go; as BYUH jumped out WROHDGPLGZD\WKURXJKWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSHULRGRQWKH way to a 104-67 Seasider victory. BYUH started the week ranked No. 8 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II poll and picked up their 10th and 11th wins to LPSURYHWRRYHUDOODQGLQWKH3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F:HVW Conference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a letdown,â&#x20AC;? said guard Nick Holladay, junior in international busiQHVVPDQDJHPHQWIURP$UL]RQD´:HZHUHDEOHWR stay focused after a tough Chaminade win.â&#x20AC;? Tsung-Hsien (Jet) Chang, undeclared freshman from Taiwan, led all scorers with 20 points off the bench for the Seasiders, including 6-8 from the free throw line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get a lot of chances to shoot free throws,â&#x20AC;? said Chang, who attributes it to his ability to penetrate off of the dribble. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think too much. I just follow the tempo and my style,â&#x20AC;? added Chang, who put in a couple of acrobatic shots while being fouled. The Seasiders continue to shoot well this seaVRQ Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ 6DWXUGD\ QLJKW¡V JDPH ZLWK  SHUFHQW IURP WKH Ă&#x20AC;HOG FRPSDUHG WR  SHUFHQW for NDNU. They also dominated NDNU on the boards, out-rebounding the Argonauts 45-19. Despite the large BYUH lead, Holladay, who

Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG WKH QLJKW ZLWK VL[ SRLQWV LQ  PLQXWHV was able to provide some drama late in the game. :LWK  OHIW LQ WKH JDPH DQG D  OHDG BYUH seemed to be coasting to a victory with their starters on the bench. Nearly four minutes would pass with the Seasiders able to manage just a single SRLQWRIIRIDIUHHWKURZ:LWKIUHHLFHFUHDPIRU the home crowd if BYUH reached 100 points, the tension in the Cannon Activities Center grew. ´:HGLGQ¡WZDQWWRWDNHDEDGVKRWÂľVDLG+ROladay, who admitted the 100-point mark crossed his mind, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when [the lead is] that big of a margin and the crowdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chanting [ice cream], you think about it.â&#x20AC;? +ROODGD\JRWWKHORRNKHZDQWHGDQGZLWK left in the game, drained a three-pointer that sent the crowd into a cheering frenzy. The Seasiders closed out the game strong, Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ ZLWK WKH ODUJHVW OHDG RI WKH Right: Tsung-Hsien (Jet) Chang, was the night. scorer in a Jan. 17 game against ´,WEULQJVXVFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHWRSWRERW- leading Notre Dame de Namur. Shown in a game tom for the future,â&#x20AC;? said Holladay of earlier this season against Hilo, Chang put everyone getting to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives us in six of eight free throws against Notre H[SHULHQFH,W¡VDORQJVHDVRQDQG\RX Dame de Namur. Overall the Seasiders never know what can happen. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also are 11-1 overall for the season. good for the starters to get rest after the big win the other night.â&#x20AC;? ing with 18 points and nine rebounds. Starting guard J.R. Buensuceso, junior in preThe Seasiders will continue play on Jan. 24 med from California, tallied his second consecu- DJDLQVW+DZDLL3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F8QLYHUVLW\LQ+RQROXOX7KH tive double-double with 12 points and 10 assists, QH[WKRPHJDPHIRU%<8+ZLOOEHRQWKHWKLQD DQG/XFDV$OYHVMXQLRULQH[HUFLVHDQGVSRUWVVFL- non-conference match up against the Academy of HQFHIURP%UD]LOMXVWPLVVHGMRLQLQJKLPĂ&#x20AC;QLVK- $UWDWSP â&#x20AC;&#x201C;SAM AKINAKA

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he BYU-Hawaii Lady Seasiders defeated Notre Dame de Namur 69-61 on Saturday, Jan. 17 in /DLH  7KLV 3DF:HVW PDWFK XS changed the Lady Seasiders record to 2-2 in the conference and 6-7 in the overall season. The game stayed close with the Argonauts trailing but never giving up. Notre Dame now holds a 2-4 conference record and 5-12 overall season. )RUZDUG /DWR\D :LO\ VHQLRU IURP Laie, scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Lady Seasiders, while guard Richelle Fenenbock, sophomore from Coeur Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alene, Idaho, got 18 points LQFOXGLQJWKUHHSRLQWVKRWV*XDUG0DKLQD *DJR MXQLRU IURP /DV 9HJDV 1Hvada, and guard Agnes Tuilevuka, junior from Suva, Fiji, each added 9 points to the scoreboard as well. Notre Dame had two double-digit scorers through the night. Tanaia Keyes scored 16 points and Britni Rathke had 14 points in the game. They fell behind PHOTOS BY RYAN BAGLEY

by 5 points at the half, and were unable to catch up before the buzzer rang. This game has prepared the Lady Seasiders for their match against Hawaii PaFLĂ&#x20AC;F8QLYHUVLW\LQ+RQROXOXDWSP this upcoming Saturday, Jan. 24.

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Hawaii chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;to bridge the gap between the educational world and the career world.â&#x20AC;? BYUH business Professor Helena Hannonen, who said she has â&#x20AC;&#x153;grown up in the society,â&#x20AC;? helped bring a chapter to this campus and continues to be a support to the organization. Hannonen, who is a former president of the chapter in Silicon Valley, Calif., said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason we wanted to bring the Management Society to BYU-Hawaii is that students are so far away [speaking of location] from everything and need to have a network for internships and jobs.â&#x20AC;? Members can go anywhere in the world and look up a local Manage-

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Wilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s double-digit numbers noted by league award :LO\KDVHDUQHGKHUWKLUG3OD\HURIWKH :HHNDZDUGGXHWRKHUVSHFWDFXODUSHUIRUmance in two games against Chaminade DQG1RWUH'DPHGH1DPXU:LO\¡VSHUIRUmance has been strong this entire season, allowing her to set BYUHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s score record at 40 points in one game alone. :LO\ DYHUDJHG D GRXEOHGLJLW WRWDO LQ both rebounds and points last week. She averaged 28 points and 19 rebounds per JDPH WR OHDG WKH FRQIHUHQFH  :LO\ KDV been placed in the top 10 nationally for VFRULQJ UHERXQGLQJ DQG Ă&#x20AC;HOG JRDO SHUcentage. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;BEN BUTTARS

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he time in life lived as a university student is awkward and unstable; people who will go on to lead very normal and responsible lives can temporarily lose their minds. Ever-changing majors, couples, and 6HDVLGHUPHQXVDUHSURYLQJWKDWDSSDUHQWO\H[SHULmentation is the thing to do and â&#x20AC;&#x153;being youngâ&#x20AC;? is the perfect fallback when things go wrong. Most amazingly in college it is okay to fail and try something else, a lesson that is quickly lost upon graduation. So while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in college, sounds like the perfect opportunity to start a business. January 22, 2009

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ment Society chapter and have an LQVWDQWQHWZRUNH[SODLQHG+DQQRQHQ :KHQVSHDNLQJDERXWKHULQYROYHment in the chapter, Hannonen said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am all about getting results, having fun and seeing students succeed.â&#x20AC;? 6KHDOVRVDLGRQHRIWKHPRVWH[FLWing results of the society is connecting VWXGHQWV ZLWK HPSOR\HUV ´:H KDYH had a couple of students get internships and jobs because of networking through the Management Societyâ&#x20AC;Ś I get the biggest kick out of watching students representing BYU-Hawaii. They do such a great job it makes me proud to be a part of it.â&#x20AC;? The starting of the student chapter at BYU-Hawaii has inspired others to follow as well. BYU-Idaho now has an active chapter. Aushra Moreno, senior in acFRXQWLQJ IURP 0H[LFR ZDV DEOH WR help reactivate the chapter in her KRPHWRZQ 0H[LFR &LW\ $IWHU FRQWDFWLQJ WZR FKDSWHUV LQ 0H[LFR VKH IRXQGRXWWKDWWKHFKDSWHULQ0H[LFR City was inactive. She then contacted &KHW+DUPHULQ&DOLIRUQLDDQGKHĂ HZ GRZQ WR 0H[LFR WR KHOS UHHVWDEOLVK the branch. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;JORDAN FLAKE

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a company takes a fair amount of optimism. As a student you have minimal resources, and the odds are severely stacked against you. You also, conveniently, have nothing to lose. 4. 7UXVWHG3HHU1HWZRUN<RXKDYHWKHRSSRUWXQLW\ to meet and work with different people in and out of the classroom. If you do it right, these friends and acquaintances will be mentors, clients, and even potential business partners. Yes, you read that correctly. You can surf and socialize your way to success. 5. $SSOLHG /HDUQLQJ $V D VWXGHQW \RX¡UH TXLWH RIWHQ ´GULQNLQJ IURP D Ă&#x20AC;UH KRVHÂľ DQG EULQJLQJ DOO sorts of new information into your brain. Some of that sticks and some of which, in reality, does not. Starting a business while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a student provides a practical outlet for your learning. You can internalL]HDQGH[WHUQDOL]HWKHFODVVURRPLGHDVLQWDQGHP %ODNH %D[WHU VWXGHQWHQWUHSUHQHXU DQG FR IRXQGHURI:LQGZDUG6XUI//& ZDVHQWKXVLDVWLF DERXW WKH EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV RI LQLWLDWLQJ D VWXGHQWEXVLQHVV while in school, saying it has provided â&#x20AC;&#x153;practical apSOLFDWLRQVDQGH[SHULHQFHZLWKĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHRUJDQL]LQJ DQGSODQQLQJDQRYHUDOOFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHEXLOGHUÂľ If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a student or recent graduate, this is a great time to think about starting a company. Keep \RXUPLQGRSHQ6HHLI\RXFDQĂ&#x20AC;QGSDWWHUQVLQSUREOHPV\RXVHHDQGWU\WRĂ&#x20AC;QGXQLTXHDQGFRPSHOOLQJ ways to solve problems people care about. It often is really that simple. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;NATHAN WILLIAMS http://KeAlakai.byuh.edu

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Events

January 22, 2009

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January 22, 2009

Above: Children dancers perform during the second show at the Moanikeala Hula Festival at the Polynesian Cultural Center Jan. 17. These young girls were part of over 20 teams that competed at the festival.

espite the weather forecast predicting a big storm on the island, the sunshine and blue sky on the morning of Jan. 17 allowed dancers of all ages to participate in the 19th Annual Moanikeala Hula Festival at the Polynesian &XOWXUDO&HQWHU¡V3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F7KHDWHU Women and children dressed in muâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;u muâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;us, using instruments called uli uliâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;gourds decorated with red and yellow feathers that make rattling sounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and puâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ili â&#x20AC;&#x201C;bamboo sticks that sound when hit together, represented more than 20 teams of the Auana or modern Hawaiian dance, made up of people from all over the world. There were even some Japanese hula dancHUVZKRĂ HZVWUDLJKWIURP-DSDQWRSDUWLFLSDWH in the festival. Along with the hula dancing, Na Hanohano Hoku award winners shared their talents including Hoku Zuttermeister who performed with the Huâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i Park Hula Studio. Hoku Award winner Olana Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i also performed with her halau, Halau Hula Olana. Cy Bridges, the PCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistic director, said this event and its name are meant to honor the Aunty Sally Wood Naluaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i, who was WKH 3&&¡V Ă&#x20AC;UVW NXPX KXOD KXOD LQVWUXFWRU  when it opened in 1963. Bridges said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This event has such a great history and some of the halau, such as the Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio, have been at the Moanikeala Hula Festival every single year since it began. We were so pleased to welcome two hula halau from Japan this year and hope they return and continue to perpetuate Aunty Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy.â&#x20AC;? After the performances of the two Japanese teams, the Hawaiian dancers surprised them with special gifts and an oli, or

chant, in their honor. Mutsuko Kakazu, one of the hula dancers from Pearl City, shared about her hula dancing experience and preparation for this exhibition. She was glad that her halau didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to spend much time practicing for the festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We practiced for a Christmas show so all the performers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to practice together for this one,â&#x20AC;? she said. One BYUH student who was in attendance, Naomi Nakatani, said this festival was an opportunity to learn more about the Hawaiian culture. She shared that her hula dancing experience came later on in her life through her daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s encouragement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started 22 years ago with my four granddaughters and I do it for exercise,â&#x20AC;? she added. Nakatani, who is a junior in hospitality and tourism management from Japan, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found out about this activity from my friends, and my favorite show was the second one that the children danced because I think that the kids were so professional. Also, we are in Hawaii and live close to the PCC, we should know more about the Hawaiian culture.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;MARY JANTALERT January 22, 2009

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he BYU-Hawaii Student Association is literally kicking off the semester with a guest performance by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buckets & Tap Shoes,â&#x20AC;? a dance and rhythm troupe from Minneapolis, Minn. The performance, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the McKay Auditorium, will be the latest in a BYUHSA history of guest performers, ranging from comedy shows and dance performances to musicians like William Joseph and Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The group has a unique style that boasts a musical fusion of the classical art of tap dancing with a more modern street style of dance,â&#x20AC;? described Jarom Reid, coordinator for BYUHSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performance Series. According to the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web page, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buckets &Tap Shoesâ&#x20AC;? is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a company of musicians, percussionists, and hoofers,â&#x20AC;? who choreograph â&#x20AC;&#x153;a journey through rhythm, music, and tap dance,â&#x20AC;? featuring LQĂ XHQFHV IURP URFN EOXHV KLSKRS DQG jazz. The group was founded by brothers Rick and Andy Ausland, with three of their friends, and has featured a continuous cycle of new and guest performers. Music is made with dedicated instruments, but also through 10-gallon buckets, trash can lids, and other found objects to create a unique, rhythmic sound. Accompanying the concert is a new campaign by performance series: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take-ATicket Giveaway.â&#x20AC;? Students can purchase a ticket at the Aloha Center Front Desk and they will receive a sticker for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buckets & Taps.â&#x20AC;? If they wear the sticker for 24 hours, they can go back to the Front Desk and receive a second ticket for free. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to show support for the group and get a free ticket,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect for anyone who wants to take a date.â&#x20AC;? Tickets will be $15 to the community, $10 for employees of BYUH and others, and $3 for children and BYUH current students. If you have any questions about the event, contact Reid at (720) 291-1870 or at byuhactivities@gmail.com. A full calendar of BYUHSA and campus activities is available online at the Ke Alakaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i website, http://kealakai.byuh.edu â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BRETT EVANS http://KeAlakai.byuh.edu

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