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FRIDAY, FEB. 22 to MONDAY FEB. 25, 2013 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 57

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The Mānoa Maniacs student section has increased its average attendance from 218 last year to 391 this season, thanks in part to its new slogan: Every basketball game is a party.

“There were a couple nights [last season] where it was basically me and a couple friends, and that was the student section. Now, if I don’t get here right when the gates open, I can’t get my front row seat,” said Jeremy Haight, also known as “Obama Guy.” In fact, not including games over winter break, 2013 student attendance (3,906) has already surpassed last

year’s final number (2,393) with three home matchups left on the schedule. “I was told from the get-go that we’d be wasting our time because students at Hawai‘i just don’t like basketball,” said video coordinator Jamie Smith, who leads this season’s student attendance initiative. “However, when I found out what they actually did to promote sports on campus, my feeling was not that the students didn’t necessarily like basketball, but that they didn’t actually know when the games were.”

Even fans who do not usually support UH athletics have become die-hards. “I went to one [basketball game last year], but I left halfway through,” said Zach “Speedo Guy” Caven. “It wasn’t that fun and there was no one in the student section, so we just kinda bailed. There’s a lot more energy in the stadium [this season]. … Even if we’re losing, we’re still pumped up and yelling.” Lifelong Hawai‘i fans have also been Lifelo impressed by the rapid improveimpress ment of the Mānoa Maniacs, including when th the students debuted a new freethrow distraction against UC Davis. “When “Wh we did the roller coaster cheer for the fi rst time, all of the other fans in the in amazement and applauded arena gasped ga student section,” Smith said. “Coach the stud Arnold said that in his 20 years of [Gib] A coaching he had never witnessed fans apcoachin plaud aanother section of fans before.”

O P P O N E N T S ʼ N I G H TM A R E One O group of people unhappy with the aamount of support is the Rainbow Warriors’ opponents, seeing how UH War is 5 -1 in games with more than 350 students attending. stu This includes victories against Big West-leading Long Beach State (574 stuWes dents) and second place Pacific (476). dent But perhaps the key to the student section’s success has been just den how diverse it is. “They [the students] really get the idea of what a college atmosphere should be like,” Smith said. sph They’ve seen what we’ve been try“ Th ing to start, and they really want to get involved with that too.” Look for the Mā noa Maniacs to out in full force tomorrow at 5 p.m. be o the Rainbow Warriors face off against as th Northern Arizona on Star Wars night. Nort

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KCC Farmers’ Market: healthy and fresh K ELLY SLOAN Staff Writer

In addition to living in one of the most agricultural regions in the world, we at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are a ten-minute drive from Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market. Happening every Saturday, this market is the only place featuring all locally grown and made foods and products. Check out these two notable vendors, Ma‘o Organic Fruit and Vegetables and Tropic Fish Hawai‘i. Both provide healthy, locally grown food and produce for affordable prices.

M AʻO O RGA N I C F RU I T S A N D V E G E TA B L E S At this vendor, you’ll fi nd 100 percent organic produce, including bananas, kale, beets, carrots, eggplants and mangoes that are grown at Ma‘o Farms in Wai‘anae. Organic food is defi ned as those grown without chemicals and processed without additives, under standards adopted by the US Department of Agriculture. It is claimed to be more nutritious, safer to eat and tastier because it contains no synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, medicated feed, antibiotics or chemicals used in food processing.

T RO P I C F I S H H AWA Iʻ I Tropic Fish Hawai‘i is known for its freshwater and saltwater fish. However, the diversity of this vendor has it selling more than just fish – it also sells produce. Although not organic, the produce items are popular among farmers’ market shoppers. Some of the top products include Maui Gold pineapples, rainbow papayas, bananas, ginger, radishes and peppers. Tropic Fish Hawai‘i also creates a new item each week to sell, such as the popular marlin poke and yellowfish ahi. One pineapple typically costs $3 here, but can be up to $3.50 at a grocery store. These small price differences can add up – especially to a college student on a budget – so paying less for a product that is fresh and locally grown makes for an attractive and worthwhile deal.

W H Y B U Y L O C A L? Buying at a local farmers’ market has benefits, including supporting the local economy and initiatives – such as those set up by Ma‘o Farms to reinvigorate the Wai‘anae coast and its population – and helping the environment by cutting down on gas and labor from products brought from the mainland. Farmers’ markets also provide healthier, fresher food and produce options other than those offered at a grocery store, with similar or lower prices. The farmers’ markets represent the uniqueness of Hawai‘i and the best local food, so instead of purchasing produce from the grocery store, head out to the KCC Farmers’ Market and see what you can find.

KCC Farmers’ Market Location: Kapiʻolani Community College 4303 Diamond Head Road Hours: Sat 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Bus Route: Routes 3, 22 and 58

Recent studies show that organically grown tomatoes have higher levels of vitamin C. PHOTOS BY KELLY SLOAN KA LEO O HAWAI‘I


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Take a gamble TR A JAN AGRIPPA Contributing Writer

Every year the debate to legalize gambling in Hawai‘i gets raised and then is systematically shut down. This year, there are more than 30 bills in the House and Senate that would legalize some form of gambling. Hopefully, this time lawmakers will come to their senses and move toward legalization. The government is limiting the freedoms of consenting adults to choose how to spend their hard-earned pay checks and wasting an economic opportunity in doing so.

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The Hawai‘i Coalition Against Legalized Gambling is a strong opponent of legalization. Its website, hcalg.org, offers no explanations for its stance. It shows some nice quotes from the late Sen. Daniel Inouye and claims that gambling will have “detrimental effects,”

but fails to list what those “effects” are. Of the 38 member organizations listed in association with the HCALG, at least 20 of them are either churches or have some kind of religious affiliation. Perhaps the HCALG is taking a religiously moral position as opposed to a logical, rational and economic one. The people from HCA LG and other opponents of gambling are missing the chance to secure a prosperous future for Hawai’i. Gambling would bring in more tourists, which translates to more revenue for local business. According to a report from Hawai‘i News Now, a stand-alone casino in Waikīkī could generate revenues of $100 million a year. Gambling is a great opportunity to raise revenue without raising taxes. We could certainly use the extra jobs right now. Hawai‘i’s unemployment rate

is at 5.2 percent, which equates to 33,500 citizens out of work. Furthermore, most casino jobs don’t require a college degree, which is advantageous for people without diplomas. At the ver y least, we could tr y the lotter y. New York ’s governmentrun lotter y does great things for the state. T he of f icial mission state ment of the New York L otter y is “ to earn revenue for education,” and that is its only mission. It poured $2.9 billion into school systems during the last f is cal year. We can all agree that Hawai‘i schools could use the help. SB766, a bill that will start the ball rolling on a study for implementing a state lotter y, is on the table this year – it could use some support.

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The people of Hawai‘i love to gamble, which is why Las Vegas is commonly referred to as the “ninth island.” People are going to continue to gamble regardless of what Hawai‘i law states, but they’re just not going to be doing it here. The sooner the government comes to terms with this, the better. Police make about 50 gambling-related arrests each year, and for what? There’s no reason to raid granny’s bingo game because at the end of the day, it doesn’t solve anything. Although you may not agree with gambling from a moral standpoint, you still have to admit that other people should have the freedom to choose, and our state could use some new revenue-makers. If casinos and lotteries would further the economic prosperity of the islands, it’s a gamble I’m willing to make.

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