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WEDNESDAY, APR. 18 to THURSDAY APR. 19, 2012 VOLUME 106 ISSUE 91

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Vignettes on the margins JUDAH L ANDZBERG Staff Writer Bestselling author and winner of the Academy of American Poets award Gail Tsukiyama has always been interested in telling the stories of outcasts. “I’ve always been interested in those who are set apart from the rest of society. There is a multitude of ways to be set apart. … It could be external or internal forces, something as widespread as an entirely different subculture living apart from the general society, or as everyday and intimate as an illness,” said Tsukiyama. To m o r r o w, Tsukiyama will be reading

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at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa from three of her books. “A Hundred Flowers,” her newest, will come out in print this August. Set in 1958, the book takes place in China during Mao Zedong’s Hundred Flowers Campaign, which led into the Cultural Revolution. Tsukiyama was born in San Francisco to a Chinese mother and a Japanese father who grew up in Hawai‘i. Her most recently printed book, “The Street of a Thousand Blossoms,” is a story of two brothers set in WWII Japan. Tsukiyama’s stories often reflect this rich cultural heritage. “The beauty is that in life you never run out of stories,” she said. Tsukiyama’s visit is sponsored by Celebrate Reading, program that works with the English department and the student senate to bring community readers and international writers onto campus. “We chose Gail Tsukiyama because her interest in history, politics and the family, and her Chinese-Japanese cultural interests, make her a natural for crossdisciplinary conversation,” said Lorna Hershinow, founder of Celebrate Reading. “And it helps that her father was raised here and that she understands Hawai‘i very well.” Celebrate Reading also sponsors a book club every Thursday from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Sustainability Courtyard (contact Hershinow for more information). In preparation for Tsukiyama’s visit, the group read “The Street of a Thousand Blossoms.” Many of the members commented on Tsukiyama’s treatment of themes of trauma, such as war and poverty, as well as her poignant, minimalist style. “The characters had a true love story and endured, with some humor, what was near starvation and harsh life in general,” said book club member and retired UH geologist Andrea Anixt. “The writer also went from vignette to vignette, which I like.”

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The 15-student team competed against 43 proposals submitted by other schools to be ranked sixth on the NASA priority list. M ELANIE F LEMING Contributing Writer A team of electrical and mechanical engineering students at the University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i will have their second student-built satellite launched by NASA. UH MÄ noaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Small-Satellite Program is one of 33 selected for this opportunity, ranking sixth on NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s priority list. â&#x20AC;&#x153; This is the first time the team is launching, hopefully successfully launching, a satellite,â&#x20AC;? said team member Larry Martin, an electrical engineering graduate student. The 15 -member team of undergraduate and graduate students has spent the past two years developing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hoâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;oponoponoâ&#x20AC;? (â&#x20AC;&#x153;to make rightâ&#x20AC;?) nanosatellite. It is a radar calibration satellite no bigger than a loaf of bread. NASA originally chose the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first satellite back in 2010 as part of its CubeSat Launch initiative. That satellite will launch into orbit next year. It will act as a demonstration, helping them to improve their second satellite.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very seldom opportunity,â&#x20AC;? said Martin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To build it completely from scratch, go through the whole design, and then actually launching it into space.â&#x20AC;? The purpose of the Hoâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;oponopono is to ensure that radar stations are operating as accurately as they should. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A radar system that a lot of local people here familiarize [themselves] with is the golf ball that is always sitting in Pearl Harbor,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. The golf ball Martin is referring to is the Sea-Based X-Band Radar, which monitors the air space around the Pacific Ocean. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our satellite will facilitate the calibration process for these radar stations,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. A satellite in orbit now called the R ADCAL (Radar Calibration) Satellite, launched in 1993, has the same purpose â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to calibrate radar stations. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the size of a small fridge and was only meant to stay in orbit for about a year. â&#x20AC;&#x153; The reality is that it will fail one day, and we are expecting it to happen anytime soon,â&#x20AC;? said Martin. â&#x20AC;&#x153; That is our proposition to build our satellite.â&#x20AC;?


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still enjoy a comfortable working place,” said Uehara. Taitano also pointed out that “education and behavior modifications transcend beyond energy to other aspects, such as food choices, purchases and vehicle use.” The $350 the energy audit saved in a month seems quite small compared to the $26 million that UH Mānoa spent on utility costs in the 2010-2011 academic year. Of that money, $21 million was spent solely on electricity. However, Uehara explained that “the project will have a significant impact on campus [energy] savings if the lessons learned and the best practices of the project are replicated in every portable building on campus and, who knows, maybe the UH System and the state.” To fi nd out more about this project or to get involved, come to the Energy Audit Booth on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Legacy Walkway.

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In the 2010 -2011 fiscal year, $1,665 of ever y student ’s tuition was spent on utility bills for the UH Mānoa campus. This number is projected to be $2,265 per student for the 20112012 fiscal year. Continuing increases in student tuition are, in part, connected to the rising energy costs on campus, and to combat this problem, Marvin Uehara and his team are currently conducting an energy audit on the Environmental Center, a portable building behind Kuykendall Hall. “By realizing that energy plays a critical role in sustainability efforts, I decided to engage in an energy-efficient project on campus,” said Uehara, a graduate student in public administration. The funding for the project is from the Graduate Student

Organization’s Campus Greening Initiative, which focuses on sustainability projects. The goal of the audit is to measure the amount of monetary savings from behavior changes and retrofits to determine what changes are most cost effective. There will be four stages to the project, which include measuring high and low energy usage behavior, lighting retrofits and a ref lective roof coating. According to Joshua Taitano, an undergraduate in sustainability studies helping with the project, preliminary comparisons of the high-usage data to the lowusage behavior data showed an energy consumption reduction of two-thirds, which saved approximately $350 in one month. But the data is still being collected and analyzed. “My hypothesis is that portable building residents can change their behavior, save on electricity and

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It’s been two years since Kaniela Ing finished his undergraduate career as ASUH president, and now he’s running for state representative of the South Maui district. “My platform is I’m running for a fresh vision for Maui’s future,” said Ing during a phone interview from Maui. “It sounds kind of cheesy, but it’s what I believe in.” After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in political science, Ing had planned to continue on to law school, but instead went on to study government and public administration and intern at the state capitol. At 23 years old, Ing now hopes to inject a youthful perspective into Hawai‘i’s aging state government. “People forget that Calvin Say – he’s the speaker of the house now – he’s about 72 years old. When he started, he was younger than I am,” he said.

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Ing spoke about the need to focus on long-term planning, as well as making short-term fi xes. He sees this as especially impor-

tant on Maui, which he said is in the sort of transitional phase that O‘ahu was in 50 years ago, with pineapple and sugar on the decline. “Who’s going to decide what to do next? What kind of industry are we going to rely on? Are we going to just build, build, build? We’re going to be the ones who have to live with the changes,” he said, speaking especially to students from Maui at UH Mānoa. Fighting the inf luence of corporate lobbyists is important to him. When Ka Leo interviewed Ing, he was out going door-todoor to talk to constituents, conducting what he described as a grassroots campaign run without corporate money. “The lobbies that big corporations have are powerful, and they overwhelm our local legislators a lot of the time ... and they get their way,” he said. Ing wants to focus on education, sustainable and responsible investment, and a more diverse economy in Hawai‘i. “Tourism is changing rapidly and we can’t keep up. The development to keep up with tourism, ironically, is driving people away. The military, as soon as [Sen. Daniel] Inouye retires, we’re not

going to have that anymore. Yet we’re still reliant on those two industries,” said Ing.

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TIME TO STEP UP “I want to run to pull our generation out of apathy,” said Ing. He spoke about apathy as one of the main challenges for his generation. “We’re jaded. We’re so used to the same failed policies,” he said. At the same time, he seemed to feel that people from his cohort have something to offer. “Certain solutions that worked 12, 13 years ago won’t work today. ... We need new solutions. I think that’s what our generation brings. We grew up in a globalized society … at the same time, [we need to be] really humble and listen to the kupuna,” he said. From his experiences going door-to-door, Ing said he thinks the need for younger leadership is something most people agree on. “Even the older people, they’re like, ‘Good, it’s time for us to hand off the baton.’ They’re all about the generativity,” he said. For more information on Kaniela Ing, visit http://kanielaing. com/. For information on absentee voting for Maui residents, visit http://hawaii.gov/elections/voters/voteabsentee.htm.

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‘Ace Attorney’ has game appeal B ACH M A N Q UACH Staff Writer

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Video game -to-movie adaptati i tions are a maligned genre, as fi i filmmakers often fail to capture th h essence of what made the the g game special in the first place. “A A “Ace Attorney” is a rare example th h attempts to reconcile the two that m mediums with great respect to the so o source material. Making its U.S. debut during H HIFF’s Spring Showcase, the film iiss Takashi Miike’s adaptation of the h hit video game series by Capcom. S Set in a not-so-distant future, the ccriminal r justice system has become sso o inundated with cases that a n e new approach has been created tto o expedite verdicts. The “bench ttrial” r system makes it so that the llongest o a case can be deliberated

Aloha Students! The Associated Students of the University of Hawaii (ASUH), your undergraduate student government is conducting two surveys this semester, and we want your feedback. ASUH is looking to gauge and understand the student bodyʼs attitude towards the mandatory $50 per semester Athletic Fee as well as safety and security on the UH Manoa campus. The surveys are open to all part-time and full-time undergraduates and graduate students at UH Manoa. The surveys are now available online. In order to take the surveys, please follow the instructions below: 1. Log in to your MyUH account at http://myuh.hawaii.edu. 2. Click on the ASUH Elections tab. 3. Click on the link that reads, “ASUH Survey Spring 2012” 4. Click on the links for the Athletic Fee survey and the Campus Security survey, and enter your responses for each. Both of these surveys are very brief and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. These issues are very important to ASUH. We need your feedback in order to best represent and work for our students. The surveys are now available online and will close on Friday April 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. Mahalo, The 99th Senate Associated Students of the University of Hawaii Phone: (808) 956-4822 Email: asuh@hawaii.edu Website: http://asuh.hawaii.edu

is three days. Defense attorneys and prosecutors have now become verbal pugilists, using the evidence available to efficiently garner their desired verdict – thus giving highprofile cases prestige on par with a heavyweight title fight. At the heart of the story is Phoenix Wright (Hiroki Narimiya), a rookie defense attorney taking on a case involving the death of his mentor, Mia Fey (Rei Dan). In his search for the truth about her murder, he finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy linked to cases from over a decade past. While connecting these cases, he must also exonerate his childhood friend and prosecutor rival Miles Edgeworth (Takumi Saito), accused of a murder that is also a part of the grand scheme. Aiding Wright in his trials is Fey’s sister Maya (Mirei

Kiritani), a spirit medium with ties to the conspiracy. And remember, he has to accomplish everything within three days. The film is mostly a faithful adaptation of the game, marrying the outlandishly colorful and coiffed cast of characters with Miike’s trademark sense of dark grittiness. Known in the West for gory films like “Audition” and “Ichi the Killer,” Miike manages to reign in those impulses, resulting in something akin to live-action anime. As defenses and cross-examinations are volleyed back and forth with f lying holograms throughout the courtroom, the trials feel like an odd mix of “Law & Order” and “Iron Chef.” The film tends to rapidly shift from goofy to creepy, creating a sense of See ‘Faithful,’ next page


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tonal dissonance. This left me with a feeling of emotional whiplash, and I was exhausted by the plot by the end. With a caveat that my experience with the game series has been ver y minimal, it seems that the film’s slavish devotion to the source material drags down the pacing. Clocking in at 135 minutes, many scenes feel like they go on longer than they should, peppered with references for the diehard game fans – but most go right past the common moviegoer. W hile dragging out the scenes to create further suspense, the film follows so many tropes common with other courtroom dramas that the myster y is easily solved well before the big reveal. But overall, the film is enjoyable despite its f laws, largely

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The Falkland Islands: 30 years later, still 100 percent British The unique story of the Falkland Islands helps clarify many misconceptions regarding the often misused and derogatory terms of imperialism and colonization.

Revolutions in North and South America required both the attention and the resources of the British and Spanish governments. As a result, the Falkland Islands were entirely abandoned. Both governments left plaques asserting dominion over the land upon their withdrawal.

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The Falkland Islands are an island chain located in the South Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of miles removed from both Antarctica and South America. The Falkland Islands total 4,700 square miles and are inhabited today by approximately 3,140 British nationals. The Falkland Islands had no inhabitants when first discovered. The British mapped out the island chain in 1690, and colonized it in 1765. Five years later, the Spanish decided to attack the British colony. Full-scale war between Spain and England was avoided when a peace treaty granted the British the right to return to their settlement. Between the 1770s and 1820s, interest in the Falklands waned.

By 1828, the Falkland Islands began to interest many nations once again, including the U.S. and Argentina. The British Navy never fully abandoned its peaceful administration of the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands, and profited by managing the exclusive fishing rights in this region. Philadelphia-based entrepreneur Luis Vernet failed to secure these fishing rights from the British. In retaliation, he sought the help of a newly independent Argentina. He carried out an act of war when he captured three American boats, and was accused of piracy by the U.S. government. Vernet attempted to stake his claim as governor of the Falkland

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Falklands War veterans from La Plata, Argentina, stirred controversy when they included in an official exhibit about the war in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a dummy “staked” to the ground, shown May 17, 2007, during the 25th anniversary of the Argentine surrender to British forces on June 14, 1982. The dummy was designed to protest a now-maligned punishment used during the war on disobedient soldiers by their own commanders. Veterans debated the 74-day war’s legacy during the 25th anniversary after many Argentines were exposed to the war’s legacy through 2005 film “Enlightened by Fire.”

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Islands with Argentine assistance, but failed, and his small rebel colony was demolished. Shortly after this incident, the U.S. ceremoniously declared that the Falkland Islands were once again free from all governments. But the British had never suspended their maritime presence in the region. In 1832, the inexperienced Argentine government sent a small expedition to establish a penal colony on the islands. The crew mutinied four days after arrival, thus marking the second failed attempt by the government in Buenos Aires to colonize the Falkland Islands. Recognizing the growing threat to British economic and maritime interests in the rich fishing waters surrounding the Falkland Islands, the British moved to establish a naval station and a permanent colony. For the next 150 years, the Argentines neither invaded nor attacked the British-controlled Falkland Islands. The only threat to British security occurred during World War II. Argentina’s military junta maintained close

diplomatic relations with fascist Nazi Germany, even though Argentina officially claimed neutrality. The Falkland Islands proved to be a vital safe haven for British ships and submarines. It was here that several naval battles occurred, all of which were decisive British victories against the Germans.

T H E FA L K L A N D S WA R It was not until 1982, in the final months of a particularly oppressive military dictatorship, that Argentina decided to again try its luck invading the Falkland Islands. But The Falkland Islanders opposed it and called in Britain for help. Although caught somewhat off guard, the British prevailed in a limited war lasting 74 days and resulting in 907 total casualties. The Argentine government’s strategy from startto-finish was, in a word, senseless. Aware of its inferiority, the Argentine military planted thousands of mines across numerous islands as it retreated – effectively saying, “If I can’t have this land, then nobody can.”

D E JA V U April 2 marked the 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands War. Argentina is again making head-

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Surf Bay, located north of capital city Stanley, is only accessible by boat due to minefields along the shore. lines, in search of any sympathizers in the international community who support its ridiculous claim to the Falkland Islands. According to Skynews, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez Kirchner said on the anniversary, “It is unjust that in the 21st century there are still colonial enclaves such as the one we have here.” In spite of Argentina’s claims, Britain remains steadfast on its

stance. In the same article, Prime Minister David Cameron is quoted as saying earlier in the year, “Britain remains staunchly committed to upholding the right of the Falkland Islanders, and of the Falkland Islanders alone, to determine their own future.”

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The Dalai Lama isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a rock star What we need to learn from the Pillars of Peace event A NDREW L EE Contributing Writer One of the biggest concepts His Holiness the Dalai Lama promotes is mutual respect. Because of this, I was really thrown off by some of the aspects of the Pillars of Peace Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i event that occurred this past weekend. The primary issue I had with the event, even before I arrived, was that there was going to be roughly two and a half hours of entertainment preceding the Dalai Lamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actual lecture, not to mention a few musical acts after his talk. Anuhea, Taimane Gardner, Jake Shimabukuro, Jack Johnson and all the others did wonderful jobs. But do we need to be entertained for an inspirational and educational talk? Are our attention spans really that short? A Nobel Peace Prize winner, spiritual leader, and global advocate for peace should be enough to hold our attention. More importantly, does the Dalai Lama really need a parade

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to ride in on? The length of the entertainment in whole was roughly three hours, while the Dalai Lama spoke for roughly two hours. That marginalizes his talk, making it come off as a segment, rather than a feature. It made it seem as if the Dalai Lama were a poster boy for advertisement purposes regarding the Pillars of Peace event. He was given the rock-star treatment, catered to as though he were a celebrity rather than an inspirational ďŹ gure. In fact, at one point during Shimabukuroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s video, I looked on stage and there were four people debating how to properly ďŹ&#x201A;uff and place the pillow on the Dalai Lamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair. Yes, he deserves a tremendous amount of respect. But at what point does it become too much? The Dalai Lama opened his talk asking us to think of him as another human, as a brother and an equal. And while his accomplishments deserve admiration, we need to watch out for the point at which our

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JOEY R AMIREZ Associate Sports Editor After dropping the final two games of its series against St. Mary’s, the University of Hawai‘i baseball team has made it clear that it is settling for nothing but additions to its win column. “Moral victories are for losers,” said head coach Mike Trapasso. “It [Sunday’s doubleheader] was a long day of bad baseball. We gift wrapped two wins for them. In that first game, I thought that we just mailed in our first six innings offensively, and that’s where we lost the game.” It was a four-run tenth inning in game one and a five-run fi fth inning in game two of Sunday’s doubleheader that led to Hawai‘i splitting the series with the Gaels (17-17, 2-7 West Coast Conference). “We were playing good coming in,” said senior pitcher Matt Sisto. “We played good the fi rst

two nights, and I felt we played good today. We just had a couple of bad innings, and it cost us.”

BAC K T O T H E WAC The Rainbows (21-15, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference) now return to conference play with a three-game road series against San Jose State (17-14, 3-0 WAC) beginning this Friday. “It’s going to be an exciting series,” said freshman left fielder Kaeo Aliviado. “[We are] just coming in and playing at their house and making things happen.” The Rainbows have only played one road series so far, getting swept by Gonzaga in four games. “We need to get on the road,” Trapasso said. “It brings you closer. We’ve got to get over the bad mojo from our fi rst road trip.” While UH is hoping to bounce back from its two-game slide, the

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Throwing down the gauntlet JEREMY NIT TA Staff Writer As her fi nal season as a member of the Rainbow Wahine track team winds down, senior thrower TeRina Keenan looks to make sure it’s a memorable one. “I really wanted to do well because it’s my last season, and there were a couple of school records that I wanted to beat, so I was a little ambitious,” said Keenan. “I thought I just wanted to do well this year, so there wasn’t too much pressure.” The Auckland, New Zealand, native is the two-time defending Western Ath-

letic Conference champion in the discus, a title she aims to uphold this year. Last season, Keenan qualified for the NCA A West Preliminary Round for the second straight year, where she placed 37th with a throw of 148-7 (45.30 meters). In preparation for another attempt, she has worked hard to better herself in the offseason. “This season I started training a lot harder than I ever have,” said Keenan. “I’ve changed a few things with my technique and I’ve gotten stronger. There are a couple people I credit that to. First is my coach back home, who’s helped

me with my weights. He’s given me lifting programs and good critical information. Also there’s my coach here, who’s helped me improve on things that I haven’t been doing too well. She helped me to do a lot of things well.” Outside of the thrower’s circle, Keenan is grateful for the lessons she’s learned as a member of the Rainbow Wahine track and fi eld program. “I learned that you always have to work hard, all the time, with school and in track,” said Keenan. “You always have to do your best in everything and give it your all. Also, you always should

listen to and take the advice of your coaches because they usually will know more than you do.” That work ethic is one that Keenan hopes will be her lasting legacy. “I’d love to be remembered as a player who always worked hard, but I’ll probably go down more as a clown,” said Keenan. “But I’d defi nitely like to be remembered as someone who made the best of her time. I always try to do my best and improve on all my performances, even the ones that don’t go too well. … I’m always trying to improve every shot I can.”

Hawai‘i will now embark on a weeklong road trip to California, where the ’Bows will compete in the California Heptathlon, Mt. SAC Relays, CSULA Twilight Meet, Bryan Clay Invitational, and Beach Invitational April 17-21. The key for UH will be endurance, as these five events take place over five days and include a two-day and a three-day competition.

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Senior thrower TeRina Keenan and the Rainbow Wahine are in the midst of a weeklong series of tournaments in California. They will return to Ching Field on April 26 for Sunset Meet No. 5.

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