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Kūlia Grill closes on campus L ACY DENIZ Contributing Writer The Kū lia Grill at the John A. Burns School of Medicine campus will close its doors on Dec. 13, and the school hopes to have a new vendor aboard by January. Kapi‘olani Community College, which runs the Kū lia Grill under its Culinary Arts program, has announced it will no longer operate the grill and will consolidate its food service operations to its Diamond Head campus. KCC started Kūlia Grill, which serves both students and the general public, in 2005 with the expectation that the program would grow along with the development of the Kaka‘ako area. However, there have been unforeseen factors that greatly affected their progress. “Parking is restricted, food trucks are very popular and has taken away some customers, and Kaka‘ako hasn’t developed fast enough in that area,” said Frank Haas, dean of the culinary and hospitality program at KCC. The funds from Kū lia Grill supported KCC’s culinary program, as well as fi xtures and furnishings for the Grill itself. Haas explained that culinary programs are expensive, which

caused a decrease in revenues in the past two years. “We didn’t see consistency in the future,” Haas said. “In fact, some years there have even been times when the college had to pay the grill’s costs.” KCC has decided to focus on its core operations in lieu of the grill.

spot,” Yuen said. “I’ve been used to the way the grill operates, and you hope that the next one will be as accommodating.” “It just depends on what’s going to replace it here,” said Jeffrey Savage, who works in the area. “The food’s fi ne. Everybody likes the people. ... Selection’s good.”

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As the primary venue for students to eat and study, some worry about the consequences of change. “It will be harder to get coffee. ... I feel the price here (for coffee) is reasonable,” sophomore Li-Hsieh Chen said. “There’s a pretty good deal after 1:30. There’s $3.50 deal (on a smaller portion meal).” Another student sees the venue as an open study area. “They’re very open to people coming in even if they’re not buying food, so you can use the microwave to heat up food and study,” sophomore Jessica Yuen said. “They open at 6:30 (a.m.).” The main question is what will be replacing the grill. Some students are worried the new vendor won’t be as welcoming as K ū lia Grill. “Kind of uncertain about what’s going to come take its

To help guide the school’s decisions on choosing the next vendor, the dean’s office conducted a food survey as well as “tasting presentations” by several vendors in efforts to gain student insight. “The survey seeks to learn what is most important in our primary customers, students/ faculty, staff of the UH medical school,” said Tina Shelton, communications director for JABSOM. According to Shelton, pending new information, the school’s intent is to have the vendor aboard by January when school resumes. Still, the idea of change makes some students nervous. “If there’s gonna be a transition period, there’s gonna be fewer places to study and eat,” Chen said. “I hope they just leave this place open.” DAVID JORDAN / KA LEO O HAWAI‘I


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Sen. Brian Schatz was instated through special appointment after the death of former Sen. Daniel Inouye.

“Student loan debt has now outreached credit card debt and all other kinds of debts in America other than mortgage debt,” Schatz said at the talk story. He and Sen. Chris Murphy will file a piece of legislation on college affordability next week. “It’s a middle-class crisis because people can’t afford to get education,” Schatz said. “I don’t just mean four-year degrees. I mean someone who wants to become a carpenter, someone who wants a certification in something, a community degree. It

is very, very difficult to move up the economic chain right now by pursuing additional education.” S chat z sa id higher educa t ion f undi ng has decreased i n recent yea rs due to a reduc t ion i n genera l f undi ng f rom st ate leg islat ures. The federal government spends $140 billion in direct student aid every year, but not all of it directly benefits students, according to Schatz. He said public institutions are trying to invest in keeping the cost of college down. “But not every institution that receives student aid is a public government institution or a not-for-profit institution,” Schatz said. “All we’re saying is for that $140 billion, let’s make it, as they say, ‘revenue neutral,’ which is to say let’s not just spend less than $140 billion. Let’s not spend more than $140

billion. Let’s just spend that money smarter.”

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Rio Kwan, a student ambassador for the College of Social Sciences, said the mission of SLAM is active empowerment of students. “We are a newly formed RIO on campus that was created this semester by the Student Ambassadors of the College of Social Sciences in order to help students gain better accessibility for opportunities to be successful students,” Kwon said. SLAM hopes to continue its Talk Story series. “We hope to have other lawmakers come to campus to speak, but lawmakers alone will not be the sole focus,” Kwan said. “We hope that the Talk Story series becomes a vibrant event for students to hear from guest speakers from all facets of our community.”

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UH community mourns a fallen Warrior FADI YOUKHANA Associate News Editor Jack Willis Wilson III may not have had much official playtime at the University of Hawai‘i, but his passing leaves a void among UH athletes. “I was broken-hearted, couldn’t believe it. Lost a Warrior; lost a friend,” said Brandon Spearman, junior guard for the Rainbow men’s basketball team. Wilson, a 21-year-old junior Rainbow Warrior, was reportedly partying with friends on Nov. 30 when an unexpected wave hit them, and Wilson went missing. His body was found at Sandy’s Beach at 7:30 a.m. The football team placed “W.W.” stickers on their helmets to honor Wilson in its season finale against Army. The team also ran a “missing Warrior” 10-man forma-

tion in its fi rst offensive play of the game in dedication to Wilson. “We are very saddened by the news of Willis’ passing,” head coach Norm Chow said in a statement. “He was a very fun-loving young man who was well-liked by his teammates.” Wilson, who was born in Pearl City, attended the University of Washington for three years prior to coming to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Wilson’s friendly nature and personality was not limited to his football teammates. “He was just so outgoing – always had a smile on his face,” said Sarah Mendoza, junior defensive specialist for the Wahine volleyball team. “It was just a huge, contagious smile.” According to Mendoza, members of the volleyball team wrote Wilson’s name and number on their wrists and put his jersey number (20) on their socks.

“He was the type of guy that can lift your spirits up,” said Keith Shamburger, junior guard for the men’s basketball team. “If you just had a bad day or something, he could make you laugh no matter what. He was that kind of person. He was the kind of person that God wants on this earth.” According to reports, Sandy Beach has the highest rate of broken backs and necks for beaches in the nation. Its waters can be especially dangerous in the dark. “I hurt my back at Sandy’s before, so I never go to Sandy’s,” Shamburger said. “I don’t really even go to the beach out here. Just to hear that he was out there at 4:30 in the morning is just scar y. To know that he died in the water, I just really won’t go up there anymore.” The Rainbow Warrior football program will have a memo-

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rial ser vice for Wilson at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the Stan Sheriff Center. The ser vice will be open to the public. “ We all miss you,” Spearman said. “ You’re like family to us. We’ll meet you again one day.” “I miss you so much, and we care about you a lot,” Mendoza said.


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After eating at Subway more than I would like, some days I want to get off campus and find somewhere new to eat – while staying within budget. Diamond Head Market and Grill is that place. With ample parking and generous portions, it is a good choice for students who are broke and in a rush. I ordered the grilled ahi steak plate ($11.25), and my food was ready in less than five minutes. Since I only had a half hour break before class, this was great. The highlight of the establishment was the small bake-

shop that is run inside. There were plenty of fresh baked goods, including corn bread ($2.95) and double chocolate chip cookies ($2.25). After exploring the Market, it was time to eat. I was anticipating an average-sized portion, but what I got was a heaping amount of ahi, rice and salad. My ahi was warm with a strong chive aroma and had several layers of flavor. Each bite was a mix of ginger, chives and wasabi. It was perfectly hidden within the ahi to give it an unanticipated kick. For the portion size I received, the price was fair, and I have found a new spot to satiate my mid-afternoon lunch craving.

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As 2013 comes to an end, society is once again hopeful for a new year of possibilities and advancements. Year after year, new discoveries are made to improve our lives. But looking forward into the future, we are moving closer to an apocalyptic end. Since the end of the world hype based on the Mayan calendar last December, many people have become interested in preparing for a catastrophic event that would wipe out human civilization. Although a calamity powerful enough to lead us into extinction seems a bit far-fetched, it would not be the first time an entire species was decimated. Knowing the possible dangers is crucial to being prepared to face them — no matter how extreme they may seem.

SOLAR FLARES When built-up magnetic energy on the sun’s atmosphere is released, a phenomenon called a “solar flare” occurs. They are considered one of the most powerful types of explosions in the solar system, and the energy they release is often 10 million times more powerful than volcanic eruptions. Solar flares produce bursts of radiation ranging from harmless radio waves to powerful and dangerous forms such as gamma rays. Most of the time, radiation poses little to no great danger to earth. But according to researchers at Lloyd’s of London and the U.S. Atmospheric and Environmental Research, strong solar flares have the capabilities to damage the world’s power grid and lead to a worldwide power outage, which could last from five months to seven years. Our modern society would come to

a screeching halt, and it would be reminiscent of the 16th century. Sailing ships would once again dominate the oceans, and horse-drawn carriages would replace Honda Civics and BMWs. With the immense dependency on technology, imagining a world without Google, Facebook, Twitter or Netflix sounds like a nightmare.

tional Geographic also reports that about 80 percent of tsunamis happen within the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire.” Some claim that a mega tsunami hitting the Hawaiian islands is completely impossible, but scientific evidence indicates that large-scale tsunamis more than 1,000 feet high have hit the islands before.

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Dubbed the “Big One,” a mega earthquake with a magnitude of eight or higher is expected to occur in the near future along the fault lines situated throughout California. According to the 2008 United States Geological Survey, “the question is not if but when Southern California will be hit by a major earthquake.” Geologists say a mega earthquake in the San Andreas Fault typically occurs every 150 years, and Southern California has not experienced one since 1680, more than 300 years ago. From northern California all the way to Canada, the Cascadia subduction zone exists in the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” an active area where tectonic plates shift and move under one another. According to geologists, the Cascadia subduction zone releases a powerful earthquake every few hundred years. Based on analysis of growth rings in trees conducted by the Geological Society of America, the most recent mega earthquake happened in 1700. With mega earthquakes come mega tsunamis. Hawai‘i’s location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean makes it a quintessential hot spot for tsunamis. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states that the Pacific is the most active zone for tsunami activity. Na-

Before you start panicking, breathe a sigh of relief. NASA reports that although solar flares can disrupt power lines and cause some burden, “there is not enough energy in the sun to send a killer fireball 93 million miles to destroy Earth.” Scientists working at NASA say that although the sun is currently in its 11-year solar cycle, a period when the sun’s magnetic field reverses causing an increase in solar flares and sunspots, this cycle appears to be the weakest in 200 years. Additionally, the USGS also said that the chance of an 8.0 earthquake hitting the California area within the next 30 years is a slim 4 percent. The possibilities of such a catastrophic event are minimal, but it’s important to remember that Mother Earth is unpredictable. Therefore, being prepared for the unexpected is the best thing to do. The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests that a well stocked food and water supply should last a minimum of two weeks. Knowing you are prepared gives you a sense of safety as well as a better chance of surviving. It can’t hurt to be ready for anything, but you shouldn’t live your life in constant fear. You’ve only got one chance in life, and you should prepare, but most importantly, make the most out of every day.


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Sophomore forward Isaac Fotu will play with a fracture in his right hand.

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‘Bows take winning streak on the road NICK HUTH Staff Writer The Rainbow Warrior basketball team wrapped up an energetic practice Tuesday afternoon with a scrimmage that went into double overtime. Despite the added length to practice, the team fought for a win as if the game counted toward its record. Head coach Gib Arnold has made a point to keep his players engaged between games. “You want to be competitive and get their spirits up, and these guys have handled that really well,” Arnold said. A week removed from a statement win against Montana, the Warriors (5-2) look to continue their momentum against Northern Arizona (2-6) this weekend.

The Lumberjacks are coming off a tight loss to Fresno State, and despite UH’s fast start to the season, it is aware of the challenges of playing away from home. “On the road, we don’t have the crowd supporting us, so we have to individually prepare ourselves for the mental challenge,” senior center Davis Rozitis said. “There is no crowd behind us like in Stan Sheriff (Center) that gets us going.” The ‘Bows are 11-21 in away games since Arnold took over in 2010. Although Arnold claims there is no magic formula, he thinks winning on the road is logically more difficult for Hawai‘i teams. “We travel more than anyone else in the country, so maybe those odds are stacked a little more against us,” Arnold said. The Warriors have only traveled outside of

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Hawai‘i once this season to play a favored Missouri team. Although the game ended in a loss, Arnold considered the game a success in many ways. “We can build on that; I liked our attitude,” Arnold said. “They felt like they should have won that game.” Hawai‘i led going into the half against Missouri, but failed to close out its opponent in the second half by losing the rebounding battle. Sophomore forward Isaac Fotu was one of the Warriors’ top performers against Missouri, but the reigning Big West Co-Freshman of the Year fractured his hand during a game against New Orleans last week. Fotu is planning to play through the injury, but his shooting hand is heavily wrapped in a protective casing. Team doctors told him that he could be wearing a restrictive brace for up to a month. His team-

mates sounded confident when it comes to replacing his production if needed. “When Brandon Spearman was injured, the guards stepped up,” Rozitis said. “It’s the same thing with Isaac now. We’ll do whatever it takes.” Arnold has said that Rozitis will see an increased role and could start, depending on how Fotu is feeling on game day. Injuries have been an ongoing concern for the Warriors this season with key players like Spearman, Fotu and sophomore guard Quincy Smith dealing with various health concerns.

UPCOMING GAMES Hawai‘i at Northern Arizona Saturday, 2 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Arizona Radio: ESPN 1420

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HAWAI‘I The No. 11 Rainbow Wahine are hosting the preliminary rounds of the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years after clinching their share of the Big West Conference championship last weekend, extending their line of consecutive titles to 19 seasons. Hawai‘i, along with Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara, finished the season with identical 13-3 league records. UH has had its share of ranked opponents this season, including San Diego, Texas, Arizona and Creighton. While UH fell to San Diego early in the season, the loss was overshadowed by the stunning victory over reigning national champion Texas in four sets on Aug. 30. The ‘Bows enter the tourney as winners of their final eight matches. In 2011, the Rainbow Wahine beat Northern Colorado and Colorado State before falling to USC in the round of 16. After the culmination of the regular season, senior outside hitter Emily Hartong was honored with the Big West Player of the Year award for the second year in a row. In addition, senior setter Mita Uiato, freshman outside hitter Nikki Taylor and senior libero Ali Longo were awarded first-team all-conference honors. Taylor was also named to the All-Freshman team. Junior middle hitter Kalei Adolpho and sophomore middle blocker Jade Vorster were named honorable mentions. The 2013 NCAA tournament will mark Hawai‘i’s 32nd appearance in the program’s histor y.

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BRIGHAM YOUNG ARIZONA STATE The BYU Cougars return for their second-consecutive NCAA tournament appearance after receiving an at-large bid Sunday evening. Last season, BYU hosted the first and second rounds of the tournament and advanced to the regional semifinals before losing to No. 5 seed Oregon. BYU returns to the court after falling in five sets to conference foe No. 9 San Diego and earning second place in the West Coast Conference. Five of BYU’s opponents this season made it into the NCAA tournament. Besides WCC champion San Diego, Utah, Marquette, Oklahoma and Creighton earned spots in the postseason. The Cougars are 3-3 against teams that will compete in the tournament this year.

Arizona State (19-13, 8-12 Pac-12) enters the regional matchup in its second consecutive NCAA tournament and will face BYU on Friday at 5 p.m. Its entry marks ASU’s 17th trip to the NCAA tournament in program history and the first time the Sun Devils have earned back-toback bids since the 1999-2000 seasons. “We felt that the body of work we were able to accomplish this season was worthy of consideration, and when our name was called, it was a wonderful feeling,” head coach Jason Watson said. “We’re excited to represent both the Pac-12 and ASU, and for me, I’m excited to coach this wonderful team.” This marks Watson’s fi fth appearance in the NCAA postseason in which he posts a 4-4 record. ASU’s last win in the NCAA tournament was in 2006 when the Sun Devils defeated College of Charleston three sets to one. ASU is one of nine schools from the Pac-12 to get a bid to the tournament, which leads the nation and is also a league record.

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IDAHO STATE The Idaho State Bengals enter the NCAA tournament after finishing a regular season that included their first Big Sky Conference title in more than two decades. While the Bengals boast a 23-11 overall record, their success may prove deceiving. Idaho State had the easiest schedule of the four teams who enter the Honolulu sub-regional this weekend as it only competed once against a team ranked in the nation’s top 20 – a straight set loss to Missouri. Idaho State won the Big Sky tournament last weekend when it swept regular season champion Portland State. The victory marks ISU’s first Big Sky title since 1990. Sophomore middle blocker Makenzie Filer was honored as the tournament MVP for her efforts. Filer was joined by teammates Lori Mendenhall-Lee and Kylee Searle-Sessions, who were named to the all-conference team.

UPCOMING GAMES Arizona State vs. BYU Friday, 5 p.m. Hawai‘i vs. Idaho State Friday, 7:30 p.m. Hawai‘i/Idaho State vs. Arizona State/BYU Saturday, 7 p.m. *Winners of Friday’s matches face each other on Saturday

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