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Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park has been hosting many popular electronic music festivals, such as Digital Wonderland during spring break, but its setting is not ideal. It is easy for music to escape the open environment, and the grass can make dancing difficult. Dark and enclosed settings are ideal for electronic music festivals, which is one of the reasons why KTUH is hosting its Renewal Dance Party at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus Center on April 6. KTUH has wanted to have a largescale fundraising event with music for some time, and though there was talk of bringing in a band, the organizers realized that electronic music festivals are currently more popular with students. Instead of a band, KTUH will bring in several popular disc jockeys, including Massfunk, DJ Packo, Graves (formerly CTLDG) and Superstar Nikki. KTUH DJs Sejika, 6-Shots, G-Spot and Mr. Nick will also be present. “The mainstream trend is to have electronic music festivals, so we shied away from the idea of having just some band or having just some regular rock concert,” said KTUH general manager Jay-me Morita. “[We are] going towards tailoring something … currently popular with the mainstream audience.” The event will be divided into two sections: The main stage will be in the Campus Center Ballroom, where the guest DJs will perform, and KTUH will have its own stage in the foreroom outside of the bookstore entrance. Lasers and lights will be set up, and UH Productions will provide the ballroom with a visualizer video that will be projected onto a 20-feet screen. Free water will be available,

and Pepsi will offer a limited amount of free AMP energy drinks. KTUH wants to provide a safe and convenient environment for students at the university. Electronic music festivals at Kaka‘ako are far from campus, and because they usually end late at night, it can be difficult for some students to find safe transportation home. The Renewal Dance Party will be easier to access because many students live on or near campus or will be on campus anyway. “It’s your campus,” Morita said. “It’s the place you attend for several years to get your degree, so you become very familiar with it. … [We] want to reinforce that home feeling … that feeling of comfort with your campus, that you can go out and have fun … instead of just [going] to study.”




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ASUH releases meeting minutes, attempts to address

NLS charges A LEX BIT TER Associate News Editor

The posting of five months of senate meeting minutes on the Associated Students of the University of Hawai‘i website Wednesday provided the most visible response yet from the incumbent government to accusations made by the opposition, New Leadership Slate. The minutes, which were submitted by ASUH secretaries between Oct. 17, 2012, and March 13, were listed as “pending” as recently as Tuesday night. While the secretaries had codified the minutes soon after each of the 15 general senate meetings, the ASUH staff in charge of the website had not posted them. NLS candidates for ASUH office, who have criticized the organization’s leaders for not posting the meeting records, applauded the move but suggested that it was prompted by the party’s criticism, including claims made by NLS presidential nominee Ian Ross in a Ka Leo candidate profile published earlier this week. “NLS is glad that they [updated the minutes], but they clearly did so in response to the profile on Ian Ross,” the group said in an email. Ryan Mandado, a former ASUH Senator who is also seeking the presidency, said that the senate’s minutes were regularly backlogged during his term in the body, although many senators agreed that they needed to be posted more promptly.

He said he thinks NLS pressure was a factor in the release of the records, but that a more gradual shift in thinking was also at play. “It was the organization as a whole realizing that the website needed to be updated, and [they] understood their mistake,” Mandado said.

The rules, adopted by the body at its March 20 meeting, mandate that the External Affairs Committee update the senate’s minutes on a regular basis. They also require ASUH to keep other documents, such as passed legislation, agendas

Every student at UH Manoa contributes $5 to our organization per semester, and it is important that they understand everything that ASUH is doing. -Ryan Mandado, ASUH presidential candidate For his part, Mandado, who is campaigning for ASUH President while interning in Washington, D.C., indicated that the senate’s constituents are entitled to updates on what it is doing. “Every student at UH Mānoa contributes $5 to our organization per semester, and it is important that they understand everything that ASUH is doing,” he said. ASUH President R ichard Mizusawa, who is seeking a second term, maintianed that the update was only partially due to NL S complaints. He said the minutes are available for public viewing in the ASUH office and were intended to be posted online but that they were made available this week to comply with new rules aimed at increasing the senate’s transparency.

and meeting announcements posted and upto-date on the website. “On ASUH’s end, this was something we wanted to make sure was up,” Mizusawa said.

QUESTIONING THE INCUMBENT The publication of the minutes online represents the current senate leadership’s clearest response so far to NL S criticism of the ASUH’s commitment to transparency. Mizusawa said in an email that he was pleased with the information available on ASUH’s website, but acknowledged that there was some room for improvement. “Our website has the necessary resources for students to access, but I want to ensure that everything is up to date as it can be when it is readily available,” he stated.

Mizusawa did not refer directly to NLS concerns in his comments on the issue. The opposition has also knocked ASUH for its role in state affairs concerning the university. Citing ASUH-written testimony on only two state house bills related to campus maintenance and Board of Regents legal representation policy, NLS candidates have argued that the current administration has not testified on several key bills moving through the legislature, including some intended to curb university authority. The NLS platform also claims that ASUH has not been effective in rallying its undergraduate constituents to submit testimony of their own. “We fi nd this particularly problematic, as all preceding ASUH Presidents in recent years (Mark Kaniela Ing, Andrew Itsuno and Anna Koethe) have all made attempts to rally student support for testimony,” the group said on the Ka Leo Facebook page. Meanwhile, the incumbent slate, led by Mizusawa and Vice President Francesca Koethe, has avoided making any claims against the NLS and its proposed priorities, choosing instead a less skeptical platform. “We believe in having a campaign that emphasizes the good we can bring and not bringing anybody down,” a statement from the Mizusawa-Koethe campaign said. | Caitlin Kelly Editor | Alex Bitter Associate

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Tuesday, April 16 Elections End, 4 PM



General Elections

Executive Positions President (1 seat)

Secretary (1 seat) -Emily Murai -Megan Wharton

-Ryan Mandado -Richard Mizusawa -Ian Ross

Vice President (1 seat)

Treasurer (1 seat) -Jeremy Tomono

-Carter Koch -Francesca Koethe

Senator-at-Large (4 seats) -Cassandra Belisario -Christopher Escalante -Alexandra Mink-Flacco -Christopher Murata -Kendyl Oshiro

-Cherie Patton -Heather Schulz -Emu Singh -Dwane Tegman -Kelly Zakimi

Senator Positions Senator of Arts and Sciences (19 seats) Brenden Burk Matt Chung Kelsey Coria Brandon Cox Sonja Dobbs Gary Foresman

Jai Eun Kim Francesca Koethe Rio Kwon Ryan Mandado Yoshimasa Sean Mitsui Richard Mizusawa

Robert Moran Emily Murai Noriaki Kevin Omokawa Kendyl Oshiro Heather Schulz Chantelle Siador

Chris Stump Patrick Tam Dwane Tegman Jennifer Wong Kelly Zakimi

Senator of College of Education (1 seat) -Kim Onishi Cherie Patton

Senator of CTAHR (1 seat) -Krista Ann Lee

Senator of TIM (1 seat) Jeremy Tomono

Senator of College of Engineering (1 seat) Cassandra Belisario Christopher Escalante Stephen Nishihara

Senator of College of Business (2 seats) Martin Nguyen

Senator of Health Sciences and Social Welfare (1 seat) Chloe Fonacier

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Features K ARISSA MONTANIA Staff Writer When most people hear the word blazer, they think of business bla than suits and collared outfits, but they are versatile and paired with more m shirts. Blazers can be dressed up or down when styled correctly. Here are a few tips on how to make your outfit work, no matter what color or cut the blazer is.



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Senior shortstop Jessica Iwata has 25 hits and 19 RBI this season. SYDNEY C HESTNUT Staff Writer The UH softball team is off and running into the makings of another great season. In preseason polls, the ‘Bows were ranked 23rd in the nation in February and have moved up to No. 16 with an overall record of 28 -7. This weekend, the ‘Bows will compete in their third series of Big West Conference play taking on UC Riverside. It’s also an by opportunity to set a record for head coach Bob Coolen, who is currently two wins short of his 900th win with the ‘Bows. However, Coolen plans on treating Riverside like any other game. “Nothing different, same old same old,” Coolen said. “We’ll just go in the weight room so we sustain our strength cause you get a little tired. You get a little

out of consistency with your strength, and the balls don’t go as far.” With an overall record of 15 -21, UC Riverside is hungry for a win after being handed six-straight losses against Pacific and Long Beach State in Big West play. Center fielder Kayla White could cause some damage to the ‘Bows’ defense as she takes the charge in the Riverside offense with a .339 batting average, followed by Dionne Anderson with .314. “ The team is ready to play,” sophomore catcher Kayla Wartner said. “We want to put them away early and get our bats going even more.” Senior pitcher Kaia Parnaby will do her best to keep Anderson and White at bay while tacking on a few more wins to her current career-high of 25. “Behind the plate, we are looking for our pitcher to get ahead in the count and

‘Bows look to Hand Coolen 90oth win put our batters away early,” Wartner said. “We let our defense do the work.” Senior center fielder Kelly Majam is currently leading the ‘Bows’ offense with a .320 average, 12 home runs and 24 R BI on the season. Majam is followed by sophophomore first baseman Leisha Liʻiliʻi, who has a .302 batting average and leads the team with a 27 R BI.

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