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Apple talks core issues, Wonder Blunder CAAITLIN ITLIN K ELLY IT News N Ne ws Editor In I n an n exclusive excc lu lusi sive si v interview, University Univ iver ersi sity t off Hawai‘i Haa wa wai‘ i‘ii at M ā no noa Chancellor Tom om A Apple pple pp le said hee iss looki looking another semessa a id h k ng forward to anothe ki herr se e me messterr of ccampus-wide ampuss - wi s-wi wid d e conversations. “I’m happy with “I I’m ha h pp py wi w th where we’re going goiing g so so far,” far, fa r,” Apple “I’ll start Appl Ap p e ssaid. aid d. “I I’lll st star art off by saying ar sayin ng that that increased inc ncre reas ased d conversation co onverrsatiion n itself its tsel ts elff has el has made it a lot lo ot clearer to me key what tthe wh he k ey issues iss s ue ss uess are on campus.” campu p s. pu s.” He outlined was H eo u line ut ned ne d th the progresss tthat h t wa ha a s ma made de conversations, as a rresult esul ultt of tthese ul hese he s conversat se t io ions ns,, which whic wh ich h he plans this The pl on ccontinuing ontinu nuin nu ing in g th h is ssemester. e e s te em t r. T h next he forum be held Aum willl b e he eld d JJan. a . 28 an 2 8 in the th Kuykendalll A uuditorium p.m. and ditoriu u m from f ro rom m 12 112-1 -1 p .m. an .m nd wi will l ccover over ov er ssustainus tain usta i ability academic rigor. abiliity and a d ac an c ad a em m icc rig gor o .
PA S T M I S TA K E S Apple hop hopes p es that t hat last semester’s s emester’s events don’t negatively negatiively affect the university univ i ersity at the iv State Stt at ate Capitol with with the t he 2013
legislative legislattiv session now in full swing. “What “W h I hope is that we can convince and prove tto o people that we’re a well-run organization and a d that an thaat we have the students’ best interests in mind,” said. “I hope the legislature looks at m nd,” Apple mi A us and kinds of contributions we’ve made to a nd the t the the state s att e and values that.” st He that the press conferences after the He feels f botched botche e d Stevie Wonder athletics department benefit concert were a mistake. con onc “I have had the press conferences,” “ I shouldn’t ssh Apple Appl plee said. ssa “And it’s funny because we’re trying to be transparent and open, but it just wasn’t a good t raa n nss thing thin th i g to in o do.” Former Forr m Athletics Director Jim Donovan was placed p aced on pl o paid administrative leave after it was revealed that th Wonder had no knowledge of the concert. Hee was later given a marketing position in the chancellor’s ofﬁ ce with a $204,000 annual salary. chancell “We We still don’t have our $200,000 back,” Apple said. “As “A A s you know, we didn’t have to pay anything out on that t h settlement we had because Jim Donovan found fo ou un another position. So half of the quote cost of is now gone because the cost was put of this t at $1.2 and over $600,000 of that doesn’t $11 .22 million m now have w ha h av to be paid, so that’s good news.” Donovan has since accepted an AD position D on n att Cal Fullerton, and Apple has not found a C al State St S replacement for his job. However, he maintained repl re pll ac aceeem that th t it is i s a crucial spot to fill. “[It’s “[I [ tt’’s an] absolute critical position, no doubt about ab b ou outt it, itt , the whole idea of branding the university and the idea out about what we do, but of a nd getting an gettttt ge course be looking very carefully at the salc urr se we’ll co w ary a y and ar and still getting a quality person, but trying to keep keep the ke th he e expenses as low as possible,” Apple said. Associate News Editor Alex Bitter and Editor in Chief Asso As soocc Marc Arakaki contributed to this story.
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JA N . 17: HARASSMENT A male UH professor called Campus Security at 3:59 p.m. regarding letters he had received from a former female student, claiming that the student harassed and threatened him in the letters. The professor previously filed a no-contact order against the student in 2002 when she came to his workplace with a knife – the woman was arrested that day – but the order expired in 2004. Referred to HPD.
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Plato’s Closet AYUMI ESTHER K IM Contributing Writer Plato’s Closet, which just opened on Beretania Street, offers a variety of new and used namebrand clothing and accessories at reasonable prices – it’s not a fresh concept, but the store has done well on the mainland, where it remains a fast-growing franchise. As a Los Angeles native, I love thrift stores and consignment shops, so I knew that I had to visit this trending store – and I wasn’t disappointed.
SELECTION AND SHOPPING EXPERIENCE Whether you’re looking for shoes for a friend’s wedding or a clubbing outﬁt, Plato’s Closet is packed with trendy options – the store has a policy of only accepting used items within 18 months of their original purchase. Although Plato’s Closet is comparable to TJ Maxx, having a more affordable, youthcentered image without the
home and children’s goods, there were still several older women going through the merchandise. If you need assistance or suggestions, employees are helpful and create a welcoming atmosphere where every customer is greeted as they walk through the door.
PRICE Shopping at Plato’s Closet is cheaper than going to Forever 21 and has a better selection of styles for men and women, and the original price tags are still attached. Garments were selling for a fraction of their original retail price. I saw Women’s Air Jordan shoes from $12-$21, a new Bebe dress for $18 and Betsey Johnson purses for half the price of what Ross charges. I couldn’t leave the store without picking up a few things.
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Sen. Akaka: retirement long overdue K ENDRICK G O Contributing Writer We’ve all known someone who was courteous, hardworking and dependable, perhaps with the ambition to become a senator. That person has good intentions – but doesn’t fulﬁll the obligations as well as expected. A person like this would be Sen. Daniel Akaka, who spent more than 30 years in the Senate establishing seniority while stagnating in effectiveness – a combination that resulted in mediocrity in comparison to his colleagues. Akaka’s legacy should push future Hawai‘i politicians to be greater.
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An article published by The New York Times last month on Akaka did not cover his contributions to Hawai‘i or the United States in general. Rather, the article observed that his name was ﬁrst on the Senate roll call and that he would never have the notoriety achieved by his colleague, the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. A few days later, a piece on Inouye illustrated the severe consequences Hawai‘i could see without its secondlongest serving senator at its helm. Inouye’s role as the chair of the Appropriation Committee, which is responsible for allocating federal funds to government organizations around the nation, and his place as president pro tempore, were remarkable accolades. In contrast, Akaka will be known for having failed to pass his namesake Akaka Bill, which would have given federal recognition to Native Hawaiians and allowed them to establish their own government. Support for the bill faltered among politicians because it was racially based; even the Native Hawaiian community did not support the bill.
N E W FAC E S, N E W OPPORTUNITIES In criticizing Akaka, it is important to keep in mind that Hawai‘i,
which has been a state for 53 years, has had only seven senators. Three of the changes in Hawai‘i’s Senate delegation were the result of an election – the two other changes were due to the deaths of former Sen. Spark Matsunaga and Inouye. When former Rep. Ed Case challenged Akaka for his seat in 2006, it was a close race that displayed a changing attitude toward Akaka’s leadership despite the Democratic establishment opposing Case’s candidacy. It raises the question: What could Hawai‘i have been like if Sen. Akaka had only been a two- or even three-term senator, allowing fresh faces to represent Hawai‘i? Newly appointed Sen. Brian Schatz, Inouye’s successor, was the CEO of Helping Hands Hawai‘i and lieutenant governor for two years y – not much professional nal exex xperience compared to most senators. Sen. n.. Mazie Hirono, Aka-ka’s successor, has legislative and govv-erning experience ce as former lieutenant ntt governor and three eee terms as U.S. House se Representative. They will be expected to bring in federal money, in the form of military y spending, to continue road and sewerr repairs and to o raise thee bar baar
for education. Failure to meet these expectations may allow potential contenders, such as Deputy Director of the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources Esther Kia‘aina, to take one of their seats.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE Voters now have the opportunity to witness the growth of our newest senators. Our new delegation needs to fulﬁ ll their promises to the best of their abilities. Hawai‘i cannot afford to keep another mediocre leader in Congress. Though it may not be true that Congress consists of the best 535 leaders in the nation, Hawai‘i can still select the best four leaders amongst us to make an impact on the other 531 politicians and help them focus on their constituents instead of party afﬁ liations. Credit is due not only to the lleader who can earn the respect of their peers and display the aloha spirit, d but b also to the leader who can retire with w grace and give a new g generation a chance to g bring positive change to t the t nation.
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Opinions â€œIâ€™m a senior in college, and Iâ€™ve never had a significant other. In fact, no oneâ€™s ever been interested in me romantically, as far as I know. People tell me not to worry because this means I can focus on my studies more, and they say Iâ€™m not missing out on much anyway, but sometimes I would like to experience for myself whether the grass is greener on the other side. Flirting and relationships seem to come so naturally for most people, but given my lifetime experience of being the literal embodiment of that â€œForever Aloneâ€? meme, it just isnâ€™t that way for me. Should I be worried and make more of an effort, or should I just let things happen as they will?â€? QUINCY GREENHECK Web Editor
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Hoping that things will fall into place helps us to avoid getting our hopes up and can make us complacent or unwilling to be active in trying to improve our lives. While it may be safe to assume that ďŹ‚irting and dating is easy for others, you might also be overlooking the inherent difďŹ culties many face even when it appears to be effortless â€“ most people donâ€™t get into relationships by waiting for things to happen. We learn to approach others by initiating conversation or ďŹ‚irting while taking on the risk of being rejected. Donâ€™t worry that you havenâ€™t had a signiďŹ cant other; worry if youâ€™ve given up on the prospect of being with someone. Try expanding your social circle, start conversations with strangers and tap into your self-worth. If someone comes along that you like, ask him or her out and youâ€™ll get closer to what you want.
The saying â€œGood things come to those who waitâ€? doesnâ€™t apply to most cases. Success stories are rarely about opportunities that fall into peopleâ€™s laps. Those are the exceptions, not the rule. The rule is that you have to work hard. Make more of an effort to go out and meet people. Talk to someone you ďŹ nd interesting, and if that goes well, continue to build that relationship even if it starts off as a friendship. The more people you meet, the more opportunities you will have to ďŹ nd someone you may be compatible with. Join a club for something you are passionate about to encounter more like-minded people. If youâ€™re shy, join a friend when he or she goes out, or attend gatherings with a group of friends.
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Sports He Hali‘a Aloha No Jon: Memories of Aloha for Jon A symposium tribute to Professor f Jon Markham Van Dyke More than 30 legal scholars from around the world participate in an educational and academic tribute to a most beloved professor, mentor, friend, and colleague. Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, 2013 at Richardson Law School, Classroom 2, UH Manoa from 9:00 am- 5:15 pm
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Warriors prepare for tidal Waves M ADDIE SAPIGAO Staff Writer The University of Hawai‘i men’s volleyball team (1-6, 0-4 Mountain Paciﬁc Sports Federation) is recovering after dropping both of its road matches against No. 7 Long Beach State (5-2, 3-1 MPSF) last week. “We have the capability of playing with any team in the league; we just have to learn how to ﬁ nish a game,” sophomore middle blocker Davis Holt said. “Plus, the other teams in the league this year are all pretty even. The team that plays the hardest wins.” After facing the 49ers, the Warriors focused more on offense. “We got a lot of work on our serve receive and getting our offense in sync,” junior outside hitter Jace Olsen said. Two weeks ago, Hawai‘i took
down No. 4 UCLA in a ﬁve-game match. But playing on the road, the Warriors haven’t had much success. In two road trips, the Warriors have been on the receving end of four losses.
L O O K I N G F O RWA R D Despite a disappointing weekend, the Warriors will look to pull off a UCLA-style upset against No. 2 Pepperdine (3-1, 3-1 MPFS). The Waves are led by junior outside hitter Kyle Gerrans, senior opposite Maurice Torres, sophomore outside hitter and Punahou alumnus Josh Taylor. This match is personal for the UH players who have ties with their opponents. Taylor, Holt, junior opposite and transfer from Pepperdine Ryan Leung and junior setter Joby Ramos all played club volleyball together at Kuikahi. “It’s going to be just like last year
and high school.” Ramos said. “We’re going to exchange some words at the net, but it’s all just for fun. It’s like friendly competition, just like practice, but only tougher.” “Our boy Ryan Leung is from Pepperdine and they have a local guy on their squad, so there is some motivation for these upcoming matches,” Olsen said. Pepperdine is considered one of the toughest teams in the nation, but home court advantage and a bit of extra motivation could help Hawai‘i. “We also have to play hard at home because home wins are the most important, especially cause Josh Taylor is on Pepperdine and me, Ryan [Leung] and Joby [Ramos] played club with him,” Holt said. “So we have to win.” The ﬁrst match is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m., and the second is set to begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
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