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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 to THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011 VOLUME 106 ISSUE 48

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Emergency responders arrived on campus at approximately 9:30 a.m. Monday morning to investigate a suspicious package. K ELSEY A MOS News Editor

Campus Security announced building closures Monday morning due to a suspicious envelope at Paradise Palms, near the corner of East-West Road and Maile Way. All buildings in the area, including Paradise Palms, Hamilton Library, Moore Hall, St. John’s and the agricultural engineering building, were closed for several hours. A Ka Leo staffer on the scene reported that the buildings were closed off with red tape, and students trying to get to their classes stood around waiting to fi nd out what was happening. Two HPD offi cers were present, but had

no information about when the buildings would reopen, though they advised that classes in those buildings were probably canceled. The bomb squad arrived on campus around 9:30 a.m. to investigate the alleged bomb, a University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa security offi cer stated while directing students to the opposite side of the road. Regarding traffi c, an email announcement stated, “If you are entering campus via the Dole Street and East-West Road intersection, traffi c is not being allowed to turn left onto Maile Way from EastWest Road. If you are entering campus via the University Avenue and Maile Way entrance, traffi c is not being allowed past Farrington

Road (which runs between Webster Hall and QLC).” By 10:55 a.m., Campus Security announced through email, “We expect that afternoon classes/ activities in those affected buildings (Hamilton Library, Paradise Palms, Ag Engineering, Moore Hall and St. Johns) will be held as scheduled. All other classes in other buildings are being held as scheduled. We will provide an update by midday.” This is not the fi rst time during APEC that a suspicious package has closed down sections of campus. Last Monday, a suspicious package was found near the biomedical science building, closing down the intersection of

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East-West Road and Maile Way for about an hour. There were also reports last week of suspicious envelopes at the Law School Library. So far none of these scares have turned out to be serious threats. Captain Donald Dawson of CS said that all of the envelopes were addressed, “[but] nothing indicated that it was in the mail or going to be put in the mail.” The issue was resolved around noon, although many students didn’t mind having class canceled. As freshman Elizabeth Petterson said, “Who complains about time off?”

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Professor discusses meanings of ‘globalization,’ relationship to APEC K ELSEY A MOS News Editor The word “globalization” means different things to different people, and these discrepancies of meaning may have important impacts on the future. “What we’re really seeing is not a clash of civilizations. ... What we’re really seeing in my view is ideological struggles – in other words, different world views

as a project of social justice. “They [Seattle protesters] were initially referred to by the media as anti-globalization, and they’ve tried now very hard to change that image by saying ‘we’re not anti-globalization, we’re alter-globalization,’” said Steger. He continued, “What they meant was that globalization doesn’t necessarily have to be about markets. It should be about redistribution from the Global

... there’s a certain sense of globalization that most APEC leaders have, that has to do with liberalization ... and integration of markets of what globalization should be,” said Manfred Steger, professor of political science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Steger, along with his colleague professor Paul James, was recently awarded a $120,000 Discovery Grant by the Australian Research Council, the most important research institution in Australia. The grant will be used to fund research into the history of the term “globalization,” what Steger calls the “career of a key concept.” Steger and James will look at how globalization became a buzzword in the ’90s and what kinds of meanings are connected to it.

D E F I N I N G G L O B A L I Z AT I O N According to Steger, there are competing defi nitions of globalization that center around markets, social justice and religion. The original defi nition was primarily economic and had to do with the integration and liberalization of markets, as well as deregulation and privatization. But in the 1990s and 2000s, critics of this economic defi nition, including protesters in the Seattle riots, began to talk about globalization

North to the Global South; it should be about social justice … equality ... making it easier for people to migrate and move around.” A third meaning of globalization related to religion is also growing. “Especially after 9/11, you get this meaning of globalization that’s really linked to religion. Like for example, when Osama Bin Laden talk[ed] about Islam, he [didn’t] mean a particular country ... for him it [had] to do with the globalization of Islam,” said Steger. According to Steger, the same is true of Christians and Mormons. “I think a lot of Christians talk about taking Christianity global. They’re not necessarily wedded to one country; they see themselves as Christians in a global sense,” he said.

R E S E A RC H The grant money will be used to pursue these three strands of globalization discourse, and eventually put together a book for scholars interested not only in globalization as a process, but also its contested meanings. Steger and James will analyze key texts in the history of globalization, as well as

conduct interviews with scholars, journalists and other fi gures who have had an impact on the meaning of globalization. Steger said he hopes to interview the likes of Milton Friedman and Bill Gates. Steger emphasized that this is more than just an interesting intellectual exercise. “Meanings and understandings and definitions translate into political power,” he said. As an example, Steger pointed to how MBA programs in many top schools have the same required reading regarding globalization. Students are “exposed to only certain meanings of globalization, and then they act upon those meanings,” he said.

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He sees the effects of this in organizations like APEC. “I think it really relates to APEC too, in the sense that, as you know, there’s a certain sense of globalization that most APEC leaders have, that has to do with liberalization of markets and integration of markets. It has very little to do with ... impact [on] local cultures. … It’s not exactly a full range of meanings; it’s a very narrow prism through which they look,” said Steger. When asked about Moana Nui, which was intended to provide a forum for voices not included in APEC, he said, “I think Moana Nui is a good attempt to show people that there are different visions and different views out there.” Although Steger sees even critical groups and protesters as alter-globalization instead of antiglobalization, he said he doesn’t consider globalization inevitable. “It seems like globalization is going to be hard to stop ... but what kind of globalization it’s going to be ... that’s still open to discussion,” he said.


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News Committee begins search for new chancellor

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UH President M.R.C. Greenwood (right) announced that Dr. Klaus Keil (left) will head the search committee for UH Mānoa’s new chancellor. Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw said in August that she plans to step down at the end of her term this June. EMI A IKO Associate News Editor

Members of a new search advisory committee and the timeline for selection of the next chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa were announced by UH President M.R.C. Greenwood on Oct. 28. “The search for UH Mānoa’s next chancellor is critical to the future not only of the Mānoa campus, but also of the university system and our state,” Greenwood said. “As the university’s fl agship campus, Mānoa must provide excellence and leadership in undergraduate, graduate and professional education and in research and service to the community.” Current Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw stated in August that she plans to step down at the conclusion of her five-year appointment in June 2012 and return to teaching. Comprised of 23 faculty, staff, students and community representatives, the search advisory committee is chaired by Dr. Klaus Keil, a planetary scientist with UH Mānoa’s Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, and co-chaired by Re-

gent Emeritus and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Servco Pacific, Inc. Mark Fukunaga. “Mark and I are honored that the president asked us to carry out and lead the search. We are very aware of the importance of this search,” said Keil. “We will have to work very hard to bring in the right people. ... We are looking for someone that can walk on water.” The job description and its advertisement were discussed at the fi rst meeting of the committee, held at College Hill on Oct. 28. Executive search fi rm Isaacson, Miller assisted in the meeting. Isaacson, Miller completes close to 150 executive searches each year from educational and research universities, as well as health care institutions, nonprofit foundations and national advocacy organizations. It also assisted in the previous search for the UH Mānoa chancellor in 2007. “The position of the UH chancellor is one of the most exciting positions in the state of Hawai‘i. But it is also a challenging one. So we have to spread our net out very far and very broad so we will get some good applicants,” Keil said.

Screening of applicants and nominees will begin in January 2012, and on-site visits by candidate finalists will be scheduled for March and April 2012. Greenwood hopes to submit a recommendation to the Board of Regents in late spring 2012. “As part of candidate on-site visits, opportunities will be scheduled and announced for the campus and community at large to meet the candidates and provide input,” said Greenwood. “We appreciate how deeply this community cares about UH Mānoa, and we want to provide them the chance to participate in this process as much as we are able, without violating the privacy of individuals involved.” The Board of Regents will act on the president’s recommendation, with an anticipated start date for the new chancellor in the summer or early fall of 2012. More information about the chancellor search process, including the complete committee membership, tentative timeline, job description and other details as they are confirmed will be available at: http://www.manoa. hawaii.edu/executivesearch/.

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News Moving moai M AT T SYLVA Columnist A strange sight awaited visitors who entered the Ka‘a‘awa Valley in Kualoa Ranch on Nov. 5 and 6: Dozens of volunteers and cameramen gathered around a large statue standing in a grassy ďŹ eld to test a theory of how the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island might have moved their famous statues.

T H E S TAT U E The statue is a ďŹ ve-ton concrete re-creation of a moai from Rapa Nui. Moai are the large stone statues that were built by the Rapa Nui people before the arrival of Europeans. The concrete moai is named Hotu Iti (little Hotu) after Hotu Matu‘a, the ďŹ rst settler and ruler of the island. The statue stands about 10 feet tall and is partially ďŹ lled with Styrofoam bits to make it of similar density to the original statue, which lies fallen over along a path on Rapa Nui. The statue was made by a company in Seattle for about $10,000 and was then shipped over to Hawai‘i for another $5,000. See Experiment, next page

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advocate a theory contrary to many of the once-standard beliefs about Rapa Nui’s history. This includes how the island became deforested, the belief that there was a population crash before the arrival of Europeans, when the islanders ďŹ rst arrived, how they interacted, and why and how they built and moved the moai.

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The experiment was previously attempted for National Geographic, in cooperation with NOVA, to film a premiere expected to come out on PBS in March 2012. The experiment was repeated at this time for Nippon Television Network Corporation to film a premiere that will air on Japanese television, also in March 2012.

R E S U LT S For more information on this topic, check out the book “The Statues that Walked,â€? talk to Hunt or take one of his classes. To ďŹ nd out if the volunteers successfully “walkedâ€? the 5-ton statue down a dirt road, catch the special when it airs on PBS in March.


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Pepper has built a loyal following after touring with bands and musicians like 311, Snoop Dogg, The Offspring and Less Than Jake. The band plans to return to the studio after its tour to work on the follow-up to its latest EP, “Stitches.” VICTORIA L EE Staff Writer

After touring cross-country for the Vans Warped Tour and festivals in South America, Hawai‘ibased rock-reggae band Pepper is returning home for the Point Panic Music Festival this Saturday at the Kaka‘ako Beach Park Amphitheater. It was the first time that the band, formed in Kailua-Kona, played outside the country, but the group members say they are excited to return to the islands where it all began. “At home, we have a super connection with the fans,” said drummer Yesod Williams. “It is a really good time to re-energize and stay connected to our roots.” Williams said his favorite part about touring is visiting “all the little gems around the country and experienc[ing] all the different cultures.” On the Vans Warped Tour, Williams said the band was proud to be able to play with bands such as The Expendables and Ballyhoo.

For the upcoming concert, Pepper will perform alongside a bevy of other musicians: Sublime with Rome, Iration and Dub Trio. And although the Point Panic Music Festival will be held for one night only in Honolulu (Nov. 19), the bands will also do a mini tour of the islands, starting on the Big Island on Nov. 18 and ending on Maui on Nov. 20. Pepper has been together since the members’ high school days in 1997, and the band’s music has changed quite a bit over the years. The members have had a lot of years together to explore different sounds, which are described as a mix of rock, reggae and dub. Compared to its songs on sophomore album “Kona Town,” Pepper’s newer music shows off a softer side of the vocals and instrumentals. The group plans to play a bit of everything at the upcoming concert, allowing the audience to hear new songs from its latest EP, “Stitches,” as well as its older classics. However, like many other bands, Pepper plans to further develop its

sound and spread its music worldwide. The band members are appreciative of the opportunities that have unfolded, and still enjoy what they do. “It is amazing being able to play our music for a living,” Williams said. And though the band is from the Big Island, the group feels it is still important to play for the students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The band’s members were only 19 years old when they fi rst left Hawai‘i for L.A., and they encourage inspiring musicians – as well as other students – to follow their dreams. “If we can do it, anyone can do it,” Williams said.

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To most women, giving birth is about bringing a new life into this world. But for Minako McCarthy, an Apparel Product Design and Merchandising instructor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, giving birth was what saved her life. Six years later she sat in the corner of her office, surrounded by glass windows that separated her from her students, who were busy cutting white cloths or involved with the sound of the sewing machine running. She fidgeted with her brown-stringed necklace that now camouf lages the scar that’s been shadowing her for years. See McCarthy, next page

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McCarthy: student becomes teacher

“Every time my daughter’s birthday comes, I feel relieved,” McCarthy said. “I survived six years now.” McCarthy has always dedicated her life to fashion. Though she is now a recognized instructor and successfully holds fashion show events for UH, it was not always glamorous for this designer. She has had to overcome hurdles before reaching the success she has attained today. One of her most recent battles was surviving cancer. Five days after giving birth to her daughter in 2005, McCarthy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The lump that appeared on her throat was housing a 4-centimeter, aggressive tumor. It was discovered immediately after she gave birth, making it possible to be cured before it spread to other parts of her body. “Every time I did my body scan, I was very afraid to hear the result,” McCarthy said. “It was a terrifying moment. If my decision was not promptly made ... I wouldn’t be alive right now.” McCarthy had surgery a month after her daughter was born. The scar on her neck blends with her skin tone well, but it is a reminder of six years ago when, in between the days of giving birth and finding out she had cancer, she still had the mentality to return to school and finish her final exams. The Navy wife and mother of three kids now teaches at the APDM department at UHM, while continuing to make a name for herself in the fashion industry. Two years after graduating with an APDM degree, McCarthy received a phone call from Dr. Barbara Yee, chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at UH, offering her a job to become an instructor. Professor Shu-Hwa Lin, McCarthy’s former professor and a big fan of hers, recommended her to the school. “Minako is so good and talented,” Lin said. “That’s why I always kept pushing her and pushing her.

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McCarthy, an APDM instructor, held her first fashion show at the Hawaiian Entertainment Expo in September. She is one of the best students I’ve ever had, and I am so happy for her.” This semester will be McCarthy’s second year teaching textiles and basic apparel construction courses. “I was worried,” McCarthy said. “I’ve never experienced teaching before. And my English level is not that of a perfect speaker. But I saw it as a great opportunity to share my knowledge and passion, so I took the job.” During her senior year at UH in 2007, McCarthy was already attracting a lot of attention for the university. Her design for her APDM 499 course, named “Kona Dreams,” won a top student design award at the Apparel, Textiles and Design Showcase and Exhibition at the 98th annual American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences conference held in Reno, Nevada. But like many fashion students, McCarthy faced her fair share of rejections and disappointments when submitting her designs to competitions. “Picture the future,” McCarthy said. “You might feel discouraged for the moment, but don’t let rejection stop you from trying. If you look at the bigger picture and always try your best, you will become successful.”

Success seems to have driven McCarthy and kept her motivated during her senior year. She was going to school full time and participating in fashion shows and design competitions, all while taking care of an 11-year-old, 5 -year-old and 2-year-old. But McCarthy didn’t let obstacles impede her from attaining her degree. Not pregnancy in her sophomore year, not giving birth – and especially not cancer. It has been a long journey coming to where she is today. She was forced to quit her dream job as a head designer when she left Japan for the U.S., but her smile while interacting with her students shows that she has finally reached the same level of contentment with her profession. One might find it hard to believe that she still has to do checkups every six months to monitor her cancer. “I was gifted another life,” McCarthy said with her lips fi rmly pressed together. “And I hope to use it doing what I love: fashion designing and teaching and spending time with my family.”

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With one month left in the fall semester, many new students are reflecting upon their experiences in Hawai‘i and evaluating the progress they’ve made so far. Transitioning to a new home is difficult, even when you’ve relocated to one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the world. For those brave enough to leave their homes behind to attend college in Hawai‘i, the mental, physical and emotional challenges they face are eyeopening. Many students fail to

find their niche here and return home to pick up where they left off. Yet many others overcome the difficulties of adjusting to a new lifestyle and find a way to make Hawai‘i their home. W hy do some students fall in love with Hawai‘i while others can’t seem to acclimate? Talking to an array of students about their experiences here at UH and whether or not they feel at home here provided me with insight into what students need to overcome the difficulties of transition. Most students credited their sense of home to the relationships they have established on O‘ahu. Freshman Jamie Byarlay, who moved here in August from Washington, said “Knowing

that I’ll be close with the people I’ve met here for the next few years makes me feel at home.” A sense of permanence may contribute to adopting a comfortable mindset on the islands and may cause students to put forth greater effort into getting settled. Postbaccalaureate student Brad Freeman feels at home in the UH community due to the laid-back atmosphere and open-minded attitude of his peers, stating that “If you make the effort to plug yourself into the community here and get involved, people are ver y welcoming and it ’s easy to feel at home.” With roughly 75 percent of students living off campus, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is considered a commuter school. How does this factor into the individual’s experience of life in Hawai‘i? A number of students expressed their beliefs

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LETTERS TO THE EDI TOR Brazil can take care of itself Thanks for bringing up the issue of deforestation in the Amazon, especially in Brazil. As a graduate student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa coming from São Paulo, I am always happy to come across readings and talks related to my home country. I hope you continue spending your valuable time reading, researching and writing about my fellow countrymen. One point, though, was not clear to me. Why did you pick the title “Amazon deforestation: Don’t blame U.S.”? Who told you that we, Brazilians, are blaming os gringos for our problems? Have you been to South America recently? Have you visited any region of the Amazon over the last decade? Do you have any friend who knows deeply what is going on in this very complex society and emerging economy? It seems that your sources are a little outdated – which led you to hastily go over this issue from a ver y limited scope. If you read or speak a little Portuguese, I would be happy to introduce some scholars and authorities who can provide updated data and information

on contemporar y problems concerning the Tupiniquins. Another interesting concept you touch on is “imperialism.” Every time I read it, I felt like I was talking to someone stuck in the 19th century. The world is changing fast, my friend. I am sorry to say that we, Brazilians, have long stopped blaming foreigners for our structural problems. We have gained very little politically by repeatedly doing so. Our national leaders are, indeed, not la grande finesse, but I guarantee that the Brazilian civil society has memory enough to learn from past mistakes and has used its brightest minds within a vibrant democratic platform to independently tackle our most pressing challenges. Just like Sting and James Cameron, you will always be warmly welcomed by your friendly neighbors from the South, who will not hesitate to go out of their way to make you feel at home. However, I warn you: do not mistake politeness for servitude. We are grown up enough to design creative and responsible solutions for our problems. Thanks for worrying about us, though.

Finally, the dichotomy itself that you draw between foreigners and – as you call them – Brazilian “mini-imperialists” invalidates and disqualifies any serious analysis and argument you diligently attempt to elaborate. I must say that this is no longer a world where you shout “you are with us or against us.” The world dangerously lacks businessmen and policymakers who understand the complexity of the issues we are facing inside and outside our borders. The last thing we want are people reinforcing deep-rooted stereotypes, colonial discourses and military watchwords. We have recently witnessed so much unnecessary human suffering that what we need now are comprehensive debates and proactive planning, rather than pre-emptive attacks and nationalism renaissance. I invite you to come down and learn a little about humility and diplomacy while having tereré with us.

M ARVIN S TAROMINSKI UEHAR A Graduate Student, Public Administration and Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

UHM students don’t understand APEC While the University of Hawai‘i offi cial stance is pro-APEC, the majority of the student population at UHM has little idea about what the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation is or represents. A quick, informal survey conducted one week before the APEC summit suggested students viewed it to have a very low relevance in their lives. Some couldn’t even recall what APEC was about. The reason why average students at UH don’t know about A PEC is they don’t see what kind of impact the summit will have on their lives (other than traffic). The average UHM student seems highly self-centered, focused on im-

mediate monthly or weekly events: midterms, homework, jobs or social life. In addition, the UH student culture is by and large not one to discuss an event like this. UH students who regularly talk about political debates, national or international policy, or current events in depth outside of the classroom seem like a very specialized few. Is this the general opinion of our state? Or is this lack of interest confi ned only to the future men and women of Hawai‘i?

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Advice for new students that living on campus catalyzed their transition into Hawaiian life by introducing them to Hawai‘i through academic resources, but, according to others, they don’t know what they’re missing. Freshman Nicole Raineault, who lives in Waikīkī, thinks that living off campus “helps a lot with making Hawai‘i home because you’re immersed in the culture and lifestyle – instead of the campus life, which is relatively sheltered.” Some value the sense of belonging that comes with being part of the on-campus community, while others find a real sense of home outside the campus boundaries. Those who have come from cultures similar to Hawai‘i’s seem to find it easier to adjust. While junior David Dugu noted that the lifestyle in Hawai‘i is much more independent than in his native home of Fiji, he feels that Hawai‘i offers the best of both worlds. “Both Hawai‘i and Fiji have a strong hold on culture, similar food, and a tropical island environment,” stated Dugu, who feels that these similarities made his transition smoother. When asked what they missed the most about home that they couldn’t find in Hawai‘i, almost every student named family, friends, pets, and favorite local hotspots. Student Jack Pearson wishes Honolulu had a music scene similar to that of his hometown in Texas, where coffee shops would always have local artists performing and open mics were frequent. As my peers disclosed their stories to me, I was faced with addressing my own question: do I feel at home in Hawai‘i? I can’t say I can call Hawai‘i my home yet, but I am absolutely confident that in time it will become my home – both geographically and in spirit. I transferred to UH

this semester as an upperclassman, and while the convenience and comfort of living on campus has been academically ideal for me, I question if spending most of my time on campus has hindered my full experience of Hawaiian life thus far. Inter viewing my peers shed light on three key components for a successful transition:

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Making an effort to meet people and establish relationships is crucial. Even if you’re shy, stepping out of your comfort zone is necessary because relationships will provide the support you need during times of change.

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Developing a balanced routine that includes academics, physical activity and free time to explore the beauty of the island will help you feel more settled. A routine allows for a proper time and place for each aspect of your life and grants you the stability of home life.

3. T H I S T O O S H A L L PA S S

Having patience during times of loneliness or stress is essential to overcoming the challenge of moving to a new home. You cannot possibly know what joys and great opportunities lie ahead, so have faith that diffi culties will pass in order to reach the good things in store for you. Many of us have come a long way to attend UH Mānoa, and few of us arrived to fi nd what we had expected. We all share similar challenges and experiences, and we all have one thing in common—we are extremely lucky to have the chance to reside in such a unique place. Embracing change and welcoming Hawaiian culture into our lives will help us establish O‘ahu as our home.


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Rainbow Wahine host top-notch field JEREMY NIT TA Staff Writer

After defeating the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo in its fi rst game of the season, the Rainbow Wahine basketall team will continue with the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic this weekend. Hawai‘i will play host to three teams, Portland (Friday, 7 p.m.), San Diego State (Saturday, 2 p.m.) and DePaul (Sunday, 5 p.m.). All UH Mānoa students get in free with a validated ID. Head coach Dana TakaharaDias, who is entering her third season as Hawai‘i’s head coach, said that the team is excited for the upcoming tournament, which features No. 19 DePaul. “We’ve had three games so far,” said Takahara-Dias. “And I think we take away different things from

each game. Our last game really showed we had some glaring defi ciencies, especially on defense.” The tournament also holds a bit of incentive for the Rainbow Wahine. Portland, against whom Hawai‘i will open the tournament, narrowly defeated the Rainbow Wahine last season. “Portland beat us by fi ve points last year at their place,” said Takahara-Dias. “So we’re excited for them to come here and play on our home turf.” Takahara-Dias said she also looks forward to DePaul, a team that made it to the Sweet 16 of last year’s NCA A Tournament. Sophomore forward Kamilah Jackson is excited for the prospects of the tournament. “We expect good games, because we’re going to be playing some

good teams,” said Jackson. “We only expect from ourselves that we’re going to play hard and hopefully come out with some wins.”

H U N G RY F O R W I N S This season, Takahara-Dias feels the team is hungry – especially the four seniors. “We’ve really worked hard this year,” said Takahara-Dias. “Our four seniors want to make sure they end their final seasons on a winning note. Also, our returnees are all coming back much improved.” Two of the team’s key returnees are Jackson and sophomore guard Shawna-Lei Kuehu, both of whom made the WAC All-Freshmen team last season. Takahara-Dias said that she expects big things out of her two young standouts.

“For them being recognized on the all-freshmen team was no fl uke,” said Takahara-Dias. “It was the result of hard work and consistency throughout the season. They’re coming back a year wiser and a year better physically ... in better shape. So we’re looking forward to them having great sophomore seasons. We need to have them play solid, while Milah [Jackson] anchors the post and Shawna [Kuehu] anchors the perimeter. That’ll give us a lot of stability and poise.” Both players are also confi dent heading into their sophomore campaigns. “I feel pretty good, and confident about this team,” said Jackson. “A lready, this team is beginning to click, so our chemistr y is definitely better at this

point than last year. Ever yone has committed themselves to getting better and practicing hard, so our chances look definitely promising.” Kuehu also echoed her coach’s confi dence. “I couldn’t agree with her more,” said Kuehu. “ This season, we’re hungrier, more disciplined; we have a sense of urgency. So far this season, we’ve had some great practices and great games. So right now, we’re just fine -tuning. We also are a young team, and they’ve all committed to the hard work. So far this season, we’ve all been on the same page. We’re controlling what we can, we’re dominating where we can, and what it comes down to is that we’re going out there to play our game.”

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Rainbow Warriors head north

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Hawai‘i will head north across the border to play Gonzaga. M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor The Rainbow Warrior basketball team will get a second chance in four months to use their passports. After spending a couple of weeks in Asia throughout August, Hawai‘i will now head up north to British Columbia, Canada, for a nonconference matchup with the No. 23 Gonzaga Bulldogs. “I didn’t think we were going to use it [passports] again until Coach [Arnold] told us we were going to play Gonzaga,” sophomore guard Bobby Miles said. “It’s kind of good, interesting. I just want to go out there and see how it goes.” Senior guard Zane Johnson agreed. “I didn’t think we were going to play in Canada or anywhere else this season,” Johnson said. “But I think that it’s good that we are going somewhere else and see different places around the world.”

THE OPPONENT The Bulldogs (2-0) will pose a large threat to the Rainbow Warriors. A perennial powerhouse out of the West Coast Conference, Gonzaga secured its 11th straight WCC regular-season title last season. Last season also marked the 13th-straight season the Bulldogs made it to the NCA A

Tournament, the fourth-longest current streak behind Duke, Kansas and Michigan State. “It’s good for us because they’re a national power and it’ll tell us where we are, and they’re always up there,” Johnson said. “We just have to see where we are and play the way we’re supposed to play and see what happens.” Gonzaga is led by redshirt senior center Robert Sacre, who appeared in all 35 games last season, averaging 12.5 points per game and 1.89 blocks per game. But Miles doesn’t care too much about what the Bulldogs do. “Our main focus is to do what we do,” Miles said. “Play hard and go out there and have fun, but try to get a win.”

THE ARENA

The game will be played in the Rogers Arena, which is home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. This will be the second straight year Hawai‘i will play in a professional arena, as the Rainbow Warriors played against the BYU Cougars in the EnergySolutions Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. “It’s good. It’s different,” Johnson said. “It’s going to be an NBA atmosphere. That’s everyone’s goal ... to play in the NBA one day. Just to play in an arena like that, it’s something special.”

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