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Opinions Editor Davin Aoyagi reviews a sample survey planned for the New Student Orientation, aimed at finding out what incoming students would like their Mānoa Experience to be. The survey was discussed at the Wednesday June 15 meeting attended by the Mānoa Experience Workgroup and staff members of Ka Leo.

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JESSI SCHULTZ Associate News Editor Last Wednesday, a group of students, professors and administrators met to discuss the Mānoa Experience, a new way of conceptualizing time spent at UH Mānoa. The Mānoa Experience Workgroup was formed in spring 2010 by the vice chancellor of academic affairs to focus on the questions “What makes the Mānoa Experience unique?” and “What core values and competencies should students develop by way of the Mānoa Experience?” The committee is chaired by Professor Jon Osorio, and includes members from Mānoa’s accreditation teams, representatives of the faculty senate and administrators. Together, they have been fostering discussion between current students, alumni, faculty and other

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campus members to answer these questions. According to Myrtle Yamada, academic affairs program offi cer, one of the committee’s fi rst moves was to send alumni a survey regarding their college experiences. Over 800 responses were received from alumni from the classes of 1950 through 2010. The survey asked a number of open-ended questions, and the answers ranged from positive comments such as “Dorms were a great place to meet friends” to more negative remarks such as “Parking was horrible.”

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This year, the committee will be focused on obtaining student input and distributing it to faculty and administration. Their current mission is to reach a consensus See New ideas, page 2 about what the Mānoa Experience

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

UH student finds evidence of black holes in early universe ISABELLA H ASTINGS Contributing Writer Ezequiel Treister, University of Hawaii at MÄ noa astronomer, recently led a team of scientists to ďŹ nd the ďŹ rst evidence of supermassive black holes in the early universe that have been growing at remarkable rates. Supermassive black holes are black holes with a mass of over one million solar masses and are found in the center of a galaxy. This discovery will hopefully lead to an understanding of how black holes initially formed in the universe. “I would like to understand the physical connection between black hole growth and galaxy evolution, but that will take more time and the next generation of both ground based (such as the Thirty Meter Telescope, to be installed on the Mauna Kea summit) and space observatories,â€? said Treister. According to Treister, this particular study required “the longest and most sensitive observations of the X-ray sky.â€? The Chandra X-ray Observatory, paired with a new analysis technique speciďŹ cally designed for the

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study called “X-ray stacking,â€? was used in order to reach the best statistical analysis possible. “X-ray stacking is a technique in which the photons from sources that are individually undetected are co-added to obtain a statistically signiďŹ cant detection of the average properties of a sample,â€? Treister said. Launched nearly 12 years ago, the Chandra X-ray Observatory  ies 200 times higher than the Hubble Space Telescope and gives astronomers a chance to observe aspects of space such as the Chandra Deep Field South, one of the deepest images of space taken to date. “It is the ďŹ eld in the sky with the most sensitive Xray observations performed so far,â€? Treister said. The Chandra Observatory has been used by a number of different scientists for different purposes since its launch. The information and data sets gathered by each scientist are put together as a survey, which researchers can use parts of for their own purposes. Treister hopes to further examine his ďŹ ndings by getting more Chandra time in order to understand how these supermassive black holes ďŹ rst formed in the universe.

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means to new students, current students and alumni. “If people feel some kind of sense of [a] unique [experience], they may not communicate it,â€? said Osorio. Yamada commented on the use of New Student Orientation surveys, “We tried to get a feel for why they chose MÄ noa. How can we tap into current students?â€? “We didn’t just want a positive image. We really want to know what students think. It’s exciting to be collaborating,â€? said Osorio. At the meeting on Wednesday, students and faculty shared ideas regarding the MÄ noa Experience. A blog is being developed, and tables at Campus Center will be organized to gather information from passersby as well.

B U I L D I N G C OM MU N I T Y I N VO LV E M E N T The MÄ noa Experience team is taking strides to better understand students, but also intends to make them more aware of opportunities for involvement during their years at UH MÄ noa. At the meeting, Bonnyjean Manini, from Student Life and Development, reviewed the activities planned for the NSO. Several one-day sessions will be offered starting July 25. “We want to showcase this place, but we do not want to be a visitors bureau – not lĹŤâ€˜as or plastic leis – Hawai‘i is not all about WaikÄŤkÄŤ. We want to be respectful of local customs,â€? said Maninini. “ We would hope that the NSO and Welcome Back Bash ... would be the f irst of many opportunities for members of the MÄ noa communit y to be come involved in this initiative. We are hoping that we can integrate our activities with activities that are already being planned by [other groups on campus],â€? said Yamada.

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“In terms of really covering what society [at UH MÄ noa] is like, our goals are similar,â€? said Will Caron, editor in chief of Ka Leo, at the meeting. Caron explained that students can use Ka Leo to ďŹ nd out about clubs as well as practical information, such as how to register for courses. It can also introduce mainland students to Hawai‘i’s culture. There are, however, other resources as well. “I think that the involvement of Ka Leo will provide us an excellent avenue for becoming more attuned to student life, but we will continue to seek others,â€? said Yamada. Ka L eo is planning to launch a “MÄ noa Experience Contest â€? that will invite students to sub mit essays, poems, videos, photos or other creative entries that depict an aspect of their MÄ noa experience. “They [the students] can take charge of their own experience,â€? said Caron.

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At the meeting Wednesday, committee members threw around ideas. “We have talked about making a t-shirt,â€? Osorio commented. Another idea discussed was having students video record experiences, such as the ďŹ rst week of college, meeting your roomate, or a ďŹ rst commute. “What would draw college students?â€? asked Laiana Wong, assistant professor in the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language. “It was food and booze when I was a kid.â€? “Then ’86 happened ... and it was 21 and over,â€? Manini laughed. The group will continue to develop ideas for promoting the MÄ noa Experience. Osorio said, “This isn’t a school spirit thing. It’s much deeper.â€?


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Q&A with Allstar Weekend’s Quiseng M ARIA K ANAI Associate Features Editor

Boy band Allstar Weekend may be the new Jonas Brothers, but don’t judge them too fast; they’re finding their own niche in the music industry with the release of their new album “All The Way” on July 19. The four guys are bringing their energetic, punk/pop sound from California to Hawai‘i on June 25 at the Polynesian Culture Center. Ka L eo catches up with bass player Cameron Quiseng on the phone.

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Where are you right now?

Right now I am driving to Rhode Island, I just left Rochester, N. Y.

A.

Q.

So where’s everyone else?

Michael [Martinez] is sleeping next to me, Nathan [Darmody] is in the back, and Zach [Porter] is recording vocals in Albany today.

A.

You guys seem to always be together. Do you guys ever fi ght?

Q.

Do we ever fi ght? We’re like brothers – we see each other every second of the day – so we bicker about things. We argue about who’s sitting where, what we’re eating for dinner, about girls ... but it’s not like a real fi ght.

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Have you ever been to Hawai‘i?

A.

Zach has been [here] on vacation. I don’t think

Michael or Nathan has been. I have hundreds of family on O‘ahu, and I have a house on the Big Island.

Q.

So wait ... are you part Hawaiian?

A.

Yeah, I’m Hawaiian and Filipino.

Cool, I didn’t know that. Is there something you always do when you come here?

Q.

I always surf! I like surfing on the Big Island because it’s not as packed, and North Shore is always so crowded. Last time there were a lot of locals there and ... even though I’m Filipino and Hawaiian, I still look like a haole boy, so I look like a tourist ... but I love surfi ng, and I’ve been surfi ng since I was little.

A.

You guys wrote the soundtrack song for the movie “Prom.” How was that experience?

Q.

It was really cool. We’ve had our song in a soundtrack before, but “Not Your Birthday” was completely different because it was a perfect part of the movie. Not only that, but it was the fi rst single off the soundtrack, and when you share a soundtrack with people like Travie McCoy and Neon Trees, it’s really cool.

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Did you go to prom in high school?

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Yeah, prom was actually the only dance that

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How was it?

It was cool. Because of the way they make it seem in the movies, I thought it was going to be a once in a lifetime experience that I’d never forget, the best night of my life ... it really wasn’t like that! It turns out I really suck at dancing.

A.

What keeps you guys grounded with all this stardom? You guys were a garage band and you shot up to fame so fast.

Q.

Yeah, right? It was so unexpected. I would say our family definitely keeps us grounded. To be honest, we went to high school, had day jobs – we lived normal lives before any of this took off. The second any of us gets a big head and gets a little too cocky, we just shut him down.

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ery time ... and Nathan will have some guitar riffs, and it starts from there.

Disney was great for us as a great platform to start on, but we’re branching toward more mainstream radio.

Does writing for a you ever have primarily teen/young Q. Do thoughts about going adult fan base with Disney affiliations ever make you to college? feel limited? I was going to A. Yeah, Not really. When we first college before all this A. started making music started. I was in my first year. we had no idea that Disney was I was going to become a teacher going to be associated with us. I because I used to work with kids feel like that we still got to make in my old job. As of right now, the music that we want to make. I almost have no thoughts for At this point, we are branching college because I’m focusing out. ... We’re all 21 – well, Na- on A llstar Weekend, but if all than’s 20 – but our new album fails, I would definitely go back. ref lects the journey of our last Working with kids is something year and how we’ve grown as I ... [am] planning on doing at musicians and people in general. some point in my life.

Q.

Is it true that the band was originally called Outerspace Politicians?

Q.

A.

(laughs) Yeah, back when we were in high school.

Q.

It was such a great name!

Yeah, we thought so too! But our managers were like, ‘we need to change that right now.’

A.

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How does the writing process go?

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

SEC whistleblowing

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The SEC’s increased reward for whistle-blowers is seen by some as an increased effort to implement the Dodd-Frank Act.

TAYLOR GARDNER Staff Writer

Based on the new Securities and Exchange Comission (SEC) ruling on May 31, 2011, whistleblowers will receive up to 30 percent of any penalty exceeding $1 million. While preventing illegal white-collar activity is important, the implications of the new SEC legislation are far-reaching, with possible damaging effects. In addition to the potentially high monetary award, the ruling lowered the standards by which information provided is considered for an award. According to the SEC’s

website, instead of requiring that the information acquired “would not have otherwise been obtained” and is “essential to the success of the action,” the SEC is requiring that information only significantly contribute to the investigation. To some, the whistleblowers are simply reporting violations of securities laws and being rewarded accordingly. However, this hefty reward system lures whistleblowers away from internal compliance procedures designed to prevent firms from paying large fines. The minimum reward a whistleblower will be eligible for in a

The simplest way for a firm to avoid being forced to pay these hefty fines is to prevent illegal actions from within. However, as has been shown, this is easier said than done. Even the best laid foundations for internal compliance are threatened by the awards the SEC proposes, as more whistleblowers will skip internal compliance and go straight to where the cash is. Now competing directly with the SEC, internal compliance needs to modify its tactics to keep matters within the firm. A possible course of action for firms wishing to keep matters within the company could be to simply lure whistleblowers

in with a more competitive payout than that which the SEC offers. W hile expensive, this can still prove less costly than the large fine the SEC would assign the company. Of course, this assumes that internal compliance can accurately assess the value of the fine the SEC would place on the violation. In this scenario, the whistleblower and the firm end up benefiting – the employee in the form of an award, and the employer in the form of avoiding a hefty SEC fine. Greed may continue to corrupt corporate America, but the SEC plans to use that same principle to sniff out violations.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

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M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor While the focus is on the 2011 season, Warrior football head coach Greg McMackin spent the last two weeks eyeing out potential recruits for the seasons ahead. The Warriors hosted the 2011 Hawai‘i Football Summer Camps for students ages 13 through 17 the past two weeks at Cooke Field. The Big Man’s Camp for offensive and defensive linemen was from June 10-12, while the Skills Camp for wide receivers, defensive backs, quarterbacks, running backs, and tight ends was from June 17-19. “We’re recruiting for 2013 and 2014 now, [and] obviously 2012,” McMackin said. “We’ve got a lot of offers out for 2012. You’re always looking for talent.” But the main goal for the week is to let the students have fun while learning. “It’s my responsibility to put on an inexpensive camp for the kids of Hawai‘i,” McMackin said. “We want them to know that they can call us and use us as references ... They’re part of our ‘ohana. And then we work the technique and fundamentals

and make sure they have a good experience.” And the camps weren’t just focused on football – McMackin said he feels academics are just as important as athletics. “To the high school guys we had a [one hour] session for the two days for the kids and the parents about academics and graduating,” McMackin said. “[For] a lot of these parents and kids, this is their fi rst experience at the University of Hawai‘i.”

R E C RU I T I N G P RO C E S S The Hawai‘i coaching staff is able to take away a few positives from the camp as well. “The values we get out of it is we get to know the kids of Hawai‘i, so if we see a guy that’s a good athlete [then we can recruit them], and we’ve offered about four scholarships and fi ve or six in the last couple of years [of the camp],” McMackin said. “They can do the drills and we can see what they’re like, and it gives them a chance to show their stuff to us, too.” But there are many steps the coaching staff must follow to properly recruit a player.

“We can’t talk to a kid until he’s a senior,” McMackin said. “They can call us anytime, but we can’t call them until it’s time to recruit them as a senior. They can send us their videos, put it on YouTube, and send us letters. We can follow them and talk to their coaches in the fall. It’s a yearround process.” A nd for Kamehameha Big Island senior wide receiver Keoni Wong, f lying out to O‘ahu for the camp was ver y important to get recognized. “ This camp is good because it helps us with our skills and getting better, and it also gives us a chance to meet the coaches and [it] gave us some exposure to colleges,” Wong said. “It’s harder to get noticed on the Big Island because not too many camps come down there, but we need to make the effort to come up here to get noticed.”

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The football camp season concludes this Saturday and Sunday with the Kids Camp for ages 5 through 12. Both sessions will run from 9-11 a.m. “We put on – which is my favorite camp – the keiki camp,” McMackin said. “It’s a little-guy camp. We try to teach technique and make them have a positive experience and have fun.”

MORE INFORMATION To register for the Kids Camp and other UH summer camps, visit hawaiiathletics.com

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