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East-West Road and the Bachman Hall parking lot are being repaved this summer, raising questions about how maintenance projects are prioritized and what improvements may be coming in the future. Summer is an opportune time to make improvements around campus, since there are fewer people using roads and facilities. Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Services David Hafner explained that almost all of the nine-month faculty go away for summer. “We can shut buildings down. It’s easier to bring in cranes and other equipment [with their absence],” he said. The construction on East-West Road that began on May 20 has been deferred for several years. It involves repaving and installing new bus pads. Since May 18, the Bachman Hall parking lot is being refurbished due to concerns about drainage problems and corroding water lines. Regarding

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the decision to work on Bachman, Hafner explained, “Bachman Hall was in ruins.” But concerned community members wonder if these projects have been picked for the good of students and faculty, or for other reasons. Professor Paul Brandon said, “When a campus road in need of little attention and a parking lot that gets little traffi c are repaved, while many of the other campus roads and lots are in embarrassing condition, it makes one wonder whether the paving has to do with the impending APEC [Asia-Pacifi c Economic Cooperation] visitors more than it has to do with addressing the greatest campus needs.” With the upcoming APEC meeting spurring similar clean-up/spruce-up projects in Honolulu, it could be that public relations needs are overshadowing the needs of people who use roads on a day-to-day See Future work, page 2 basis. For example, the less

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showy but often-used Maile Way is not slated for repairs this summer, though East-West Road is. Brandon also cited the College of Education parking lot as a place in need of repairs and pointed out that this would benefit the many Lab School parents and visitors that use the lot. Hafner fl atly refused this idea, saying, “It has nothing to do with APEC.” He explained that repairs and improvements to campus facilities are prioritized by a computer system called Lifestyle, which predicts when roads and facilities will need repairs. “They pretty much go by the software unless the location ages prematurely,” said Hafner. However, maintenance is sometimes deferred. Repairs on Maile Way will begin next summer. “It’s pretty beat up,” said Hafner. “We weren’t sure when Hamilton Library would fi nish [being repaired] and were uncertain for Maile Way [because of a flood a few years back].” He also added that he would have

preferred to work on Maile Way this summer. Hafner admitted work on a structure was deferred in order to fi nish Bachman, but said, “Everything has to be a choice. We have to keep roads running.” He said his offi ce prioritizes “Health and safety of the students and faculty, protecting the campus and its buildings, and energy savings, because UHM has one of the highest costs in the nation for its upkeep – in the range of $24 million a year for the campus.” Future projects include a new biology department building, a new school of social work in Bartley Hall, and renovations to Kuykendall Hall. In addition, “There are 145 projects they are working on, ranging from air conditioning to classroom renovation,” said Hafner. But for the moment, these things are still in the planning stage. Hafner explained that all repairs and construction constitute a 56 -month process. While East-West Road is under construction, the Parking Offi ce has recommended that students and faculty enter the campus via Maile Way. “If you ride your bike like me,” said Hafner, “it’s pretty bumpy.”

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ing their future political status – whether the island will become independent or M I D D L E E A S T/A F R I C A remain part of the U.S. as SUDAN – Despite a 2005 peace either a state, a free associadeal, the past month has seen a tion or a commonwealth. resurgence of violence and bombing in the disputed areas of Abyei E U RO P E and South Kordofan, which may TURKEY/SPAIN – A hacker colsignal a deterioration of rela- lective called Anonymous has tions between the Northern and been virtually attacking Turkish the Southern factions of Sudan. government websites in protest The United Nations has accused of an Internet filtering system Northern forces of bombing the that the Turkish government South as it prepares for inde- plans to implement in August. pendence next month. South The system is supposed to proKordofan will become a part of tect young people from InternetNorthern Sudan, but is inhab- borne dangers, but critics say ited by many pro-South sympa- that it will be used for monitorthizers in the Nuba Mountains. ing web activity and eliminatMeanwhile, Northern militias are ing dissent. The Turkish police targeting many ethnic Nubans have arrested 32 people believed for their ethnicity. About 140,000 to be members of Anonymous, people have been displaced due to eight of whom could be minors, the fighting. and in Spain police have arrestCOMPILED BY K ELSEY A MOS News Editor

AMERICAS PUERTO RICO – President Barack Obama is visiting Puerto Rico for a second time, having promised to return to the island after his 2008 visit as a Democratic nominee hopeful. Residents of Puerto Rico cannot vote for the presidency, but Obama’s visit might be aimed to gain votes from Puerto Ricans on the U.S. mainland, as well as votes from Hispanic populations in general for the 2012 election. Before the president’s arrival, pro-independence protestors held a vigil in San Juan for the release of Puerto Rican nationalists imprisoned in the U.S. Meanwhile, Obama has said that his administration will stand by the Puerto Rican people’s decisions regard-

ed an additional three people. Anonymous has been using a tool called a Low Orbit Ion Cannon to overwhelm its targets with data, taking them offline.

A S I A/PAC I F I C THAILAND – Yingluck Shinawatra is a popular candidate for prime minister and a new face representing Thailand’s opposition party, Pheu Thai. Her older brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, is leading the party from Dubai where he must stay in exile to avoid imprisonment for corruption after being ousted by a coup in September 2006. Pheu Thai is supposed to represent the interests of the rural poor, as opposed to the royalists, bureaucrats, military officials and businesspeople that backed the 2006 coup.


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The Stylistics will be performing at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall on Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m. Reserved seat prices are $35-$45. M ARIA K ANAI Associate Features Editor

It’s been more than 40 years since The Stylistics formed in 1966, but they are still going strong. Starting this month, they’re bringing back their signature soul sound in their 2011 tour beginning in Tokyo and ending in New York City. With songs like “Betcha by Golly, Wow,” “You Make Me Feel Brand New” and “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart),” the Stylistics’ songs have been covered by popular artists like Boyz II Men, Jamiroquai, Prince and Michael Jackson. Their song “I Can’t Give You Anything” was made popular by a Gatsby hair product commercial with Kimura Takuya, a member of SMAP, a pop band from Japan. A few years ago, the Stylistics and SMAP played together. “It was great playing with SMAP,” said Airrion Love, one of the four singers that make up the band. Currently, The Stylistics are back in Japan, which has proven to be a popular venue for the soul group. After a 10-day tour, they will be fl ying to the islands to play on Maui, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. Airrion Love said he has a soft spot for Hawai‘i. “I have a family that I met four years ago in Maui. They kind of adopted me ... they all come

to the shows and we have fun.” However, it’s been a long time since he’s been to Hawai‘i. “Every time we come to O‘ahu, we never have enough time to really enjoy ourselves there,” Airrion said. “I would like to come at some point [off tour].” Even though they’ve been performing since the 70s, Airrion said he never gets tired of singing the same love songs. “I think the audience appeal is different each time,” he said. “Some of them are hearing it [the song] for the fi rst time in concert, so it’s always fresh ... the performance with the audience helps make the songs new.” The Stylistics concerts are always filled with their memorable hits, but Airrion promised one or two new songs for the Hawai‘i audience. With Father’s Day coming up on June 19, The Stylistics concert could make a great Father’s Day gift, especially if your dad is a 70s mellow music fan. “One Father’s Day, my son and my fi ve grandchildren all fl ew over to Philadelphia,” Airrion said, recalling his own memorable Father’s Day experience. “We spent the whole day boating ... that was my favorite day.” So if you want a happy father, get him a boat – or tickets for a night with the Stylistics.


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Financial planning for college students TAYLOR GARDNER Staff Writer

As graduation nears, many students face the harsh reality that all those student loans that kept them afloat the past four years will have to be repaid. Responsible financial planning is crucial during your college years, so that when the time comes to pay off any necessary student loans, there are no other financial burdens standing in your way.

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Creating a budget is a necessary part of student life. It is important to know how much money you are making, how much you are spending, and how much you are saving. Many college students only compare how much they are making to how much they are spending, and forget the importance of saving. Setting aside a portion of your income for savings, whether

it is through employment or family support, is crucial for long-term fi nancial safety. Your savings can act as a cushion should any unpredicted event require more than your budget allows.

C O N T RO L S P E N D I N G Find ways to decrease your spending. When determining your budget, identify any excess expenses. Eating out with friends is an enjoyable experience, but can be very costly to those with a limited budget. Instead of going to the movie theater and paying the high ticket costs, check out Red box or Blockbuster, which offer dollar nightly rentals. Simple changes like this will allow more money to be put into savings.

F I N D A PA R T - T I M E J O B Remember those posters in your guidance counselor’s office claiming that college graduates

earn twice as much over their lifetime than those without a college degree? If you were to actually examine one of the most popular studies referenced in those posters, you would fi nd that the students used in the comparison were “college graduates who worked at least part time during college.” Working a few nights a week or weekends can help provide you with the extra income you may need for books, food, gas money, or a few drinks at the bar, as well as providing experience. Working part-time while in school will also allow you to contribute more to savings. “Without any large income in college, save whatever you can for retirement,” said Emily McCollum, a fi nancial advisor at Merrill Lynch. “If you’re working and your employer offers a retirement plan, sign up for it.”

AVO I D F U R T H E R D E B T Credit card debt is a trap that

ensnares many college students. The availability of this “easy money” lures cash-strapped students that often end up with large bills at high interest rates. “Use credit wisely,” said McCollum. “It is hard enough graduating with debt from student loans, let alone substantial credit card debt. You don’t want to start off in the hole.” Overusing a credit card can also destroy your credit score. Missing a payment will remain on your credit score for seven years and can later affect the likelihood of receiving a loan for a car or house. If you’re the person asking, “Can I pay off my Discover credit card with my Mastercard?” you may want to consider shredding both. Financial planning is not something to delay. Starting responsible fi nancial practices now will benefit you for the rest of your life. After all, who wants to move back in with parents after four years of freedom?

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Safety and security seized in the Supreme Court SHANE MOORE Associate Opinions Editor

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affi rmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” It’s important for citizens of the United States to know the liberties granted to them by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. If the Supreme Court has its way, though, this is one amendment you might not have to keep up with.

This story starts in Lexington, Ky. Police offi cers investigating a drug deal followed a suspect to an apartment complex, where they arrived at the wrong apartment. The offi cers smelled marijuana outside the apartment, knocked and announced their presence, and upon hearing noises inside the apartment (which the police believed were attempts to conceal or destroy evidence), broke down the door. The police found drugs inside the apartment. However, the police did not obtain a warrant before breaking into the apartment – and in this case, they could have done so quite easily. Lower courts in Kentucky upheld the warrantless search on the grounds of “exigent circumstances,” but the Kentucky Supreme Court reversed the deci-

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With the increasing disregard for the Fourth Amendment, the government has more power than ever to violate your privacy. sion on the grounds that a warrant should have been obtained. The case of Kentucky v. King was eventually brought before the

U.S. Supreme Court, which reversed the decision of the Kentucky Supreme Court in an 8-to-1 decision, upholding the idea that “exigent circumstances” justified the forced entry and search by the officers. This ruling gives police grounds to perform warrantless searches in almost any drug-related incident – police need simply knock, listen for any sounds of “evidence being destroyed” and break down the door. This ruling is a blatant violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens from unlawful search and seizure, and only one Justice of the Supreme Court objected. “The court today arms the police with a way to routinely dishonor the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement in drug cases,” said

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the lone dissenter on the court. “How ‘secure’ do our homes remain if police, armed with no warrant, can pound on doors at will and, on hearing sounds indicative of things moving, forcibly enter and search for evidence of unlawful activity?” Worse yet, Justice Samuel Alito, speaking on behalf of the court majority, blamed the occupants for not citing their constitutional rights. Alito said, “Occupants who choose not to stand on their constitutional rights but instead elect to attempt to destroy evidence have only themselves to blame for the warrantless exigent-ciurcumstances search that may ensue.” Take heed of Justice Alito’s advice. Know your constitutional rights, because he’s perfectly happy to ignore them if you don’t.


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The dilemma

What a college golfer faces after showing success both in amateur and collegiate tournaments M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor

According to NCAA rules, a golfer must maintain amateur status to compete in collegiate events. However, when golfers complete their college eligibility, the decision to turn professional remains tough. Amateurs are allowed to play in both amateur and professional events without accepting monetary awards. But a professional must stick only to professional tournaments. “It’s a tremendous decision,” Warrior head coach Ronn Miyashiro said. “People don’t realize how much money it takes to become a pro. A majority of the guys on the [PGA] Tour right now have paid their dues. A lot of them were living on a trailer going

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place to place. If you got to travel and play tournaments, it’s all out of your pocket – and if you don’t make money, it gets real tough. That’s when people think, ‘is this really what I want to do?’” Playing professionals strive for different levels of tours. The highest United States tour is the PGA Tour, where the winner of each tournament takes home over $1 million. The second highest tour is the Nationwide Tour, where the winner of each tournament pockets just under $100,000. The rest are considered mini-tours, in which players compete for a few thousand dollars each tournament. “You got a [All-American] first team, second team, third team, and honorable mention – about 30 guys total on that list. And of those 30 guys, about one or two will make it on a [PGA or Nationwide] tour, while the rest of the guys will be on mini-tours,” Miyashiro said. “That’s the realism as far as the competition you have to deal with.”

Playing professionally is just one of the many opportunities the golf industry provides. Other positions include teaching or working at a golf course. Former Warrior Kellen Floyd Asao (2001-05) turned professional in order to use his status to give back to the community. “What pushed me to turn pro recently was that I started coaching a golf team and realized how much joy and passion I had for the future of golf in Hawai‘i,” Asao said. “I wanted to try to make a difference in these young golfers’ lives. I still have the itch to play competitive golf, but my real passion is to help the younger generation.” For current Warrior T.J. Kua, the decision to turn professional looms closer, and playing golf for a living is still within reach. “That’s the ultimate goal. I’d like to try and play somewhere,” Kua said. “It’s a tough road. If I can’t make it, I hope to stay in the golf business – maybe becoming a club pro at a course, or I enjoy teaching a lot. We’ll see how it plays out in a couple years.”

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Junior pitcher Lenny Linsky ky y was drafted by the Tampa Bay ay Devil Rays as the 89th pick in the he e second round of the MLB Draft. t t. Linsky fi nished the 2011 season n with a 1.30 earned run average, e,, leading the Western Athleticc Conference with 14 saves. Trapasso on Linsky’s sec-ond-round pick: “This upcoming season will ll just be getting [Linsky’s] feett wet and getting used to pro base-ball, which is easier for a pitcherr than a position player becausee they’re just playing every singlee LINSKY, Lenny 6’02 ” JR RHP day. [You’re] going to see Lenny Palos Verdes, Cali f. just going out everyday, pitching 2nd Rou nd, 89th pick to wood bats, and just pitching on a regular basis as a closer coming out m in ng o ut bullpen.” of tthe he b ul lpe en.” Junior pitcher Michael Blake was drafted by the Arizona Blaak Bl a ke w Diamondbacks as the 484th pick D Diam Di i am mo in n tthe he 16th round of the MLB he Draft. Drr af D a f t . Blake fi nished the 2011 having appeared in 47 sseason seaso se e games, g ame me e both as a pitcher and as a 1B/designated hitter. Selected 1 B/ 1B as a p pitcher, Blake racked up 10 appearances on the mound last appe ap p pe season, with a 3.38 ER A. seas se a as Trapasso on the Diamondbacks’ decision to select Blake bac ass a pitcher: “It was no surprise to us at at all. We knew he was going to be drafted as a pitcher ... in i the fall. It’s all just about arm strength. He’s not pola ished and he’s raw, but he’s i is LHP h ael 6 ’ JR a left-handed pitcher that ic M , E BL A K a sh . throws 93 miles an hour, t W r, e v u k o Va nc u nd , 4 8 4th p ic and those guys are hard to 16 th R o come by. c ome om b y. He’s He’’s got got a lot of work to do as far as throwing thro th owin n g strikes s tr trik ikes es and pitching a secondary pitch, but he’s got a great arm.”

Senior pitcher Blair Walters wass selected by the Chicago White Sox ass the 351st pick in the 11th round of thee MLB Draft. Walters fi nished the 2011 1 season with a team-high seven winss and has accepted a deal with the White Sox for a reported $12,000 (to pay for his last semester at school). Walters reported for rookie ball with the Great Falls (Mont.) Voyagers on Monday. Trapasso on Walters’ expectations in rookie ball: “Rookie ball is very similar to a short season ‘A’ for guys that come out of college [and] very similar to a very good college summer league in terms of playing with college guys. Going WALTERS, Blair 6’01” SR LHP through spring training next year and Oak Park , Cali f. 11th Rou nd, 351s t pick making a full season ‘A’ team, that’s when you really get into professional baseball. With Blair [Walters], it’s a great gre reat story sto story THREE MORE UP AND COMERS because he was undrafted after his junior year and Three other pitchers were selected on the third and fi nal went 11th round – that’s a good draft [pick], after day of the MLB Draft. Junior Randy Yard was selected in the his senior year.” 36th round by the Cincinnati Reds, senior Alex Capaul was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 43rd round, and junior Connor Little was selected in the 49th round by PHOTOS COURTESY OF UH MEDIA RELATIONS the Florida Marlins.

Capaul signed with the Diamondbacks for a reported $1,000. “[Yard] will probably sign,” Trapasso said. “He’s in a different situation than Connor [Little] because he’s a red-shirt junior. It’s a situation for him where it may be time. Connor really wasn’t a 100 percent healthy for us and when he is, he can be a high draft. But as of right now the plan is for Connor to come back.”

June 15th, 2011  

Kaleo Issue