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The budget-balancing act DAVID SMITH Staff Writer

The Student Network for Action and Progress is planning a march on the state capitol on Nov. 22 to protest the decrease in state funding to the University of Hawai‘i at M ā noa. “ The march itself is to bring attention to the loss of funding to University of Hawai‘i system over the last five years,” march organizer and SNA P founder Christopher Stump said. “Fortyseven million dollars has been lost this year alone.” According to Stump, the organization hopes to be able to give the student body the ability to lobby for its interests directly. y He hopes the march will “bring “ that attention to the fact tha at the university here in Hawai‘i is the best investment for the state staate of Hawai‘i’s future.” “By cutting programss thee legislatures are limiting ng themtth outside selves to tourism rism and ou utside sources,” sources ces,”” Stump S said.

Stump said the state legislature is putting public tax money into infrastructures that benefit tourism, which he believes is the state’s main industry. “(The last few years) have been boom years, so you have to think there is a lot more money coming in, so why are they cutting funding?” Stump said.

THE UNIVERSITYʼS FUNDING According to Rep. Isaac Choy, the issues surrounding the state’s allotted money are complex and involve several parties, as the university benefits from public funding because it is a public school. State legislators dictate how much public money goes to the university system as a whole and to individual campuses. Each campus’ administration on dispersed dictates how the funds are re dis within the campus ampus system. The decides what to set Board ard of Regents R student tuition at, calculating how much funds are required from the student body.

Choy said the budget budg is divided between the student tuition and public tax funds allocated by the allo state legislator.

RISING COSTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY “State support, as w wonderful as it has been, has dropped by over $4,000 per undergraduate at UH U Mā noa in just four years,” UH Mā n noa Chancellor Tom Apple said. “Our utility costs have risen by over $1,000 per student Those in that same four-year period. pe two things account for more than one-half of our current tuition.” tu costs The rise in operating opera along with the decrease decreas in funds tuition being has led to student tuit g raised several times during du ring the last several years. years ears. s According Accordi ccording to Choy, as the worsened economic climate wo orsened around 2008, UH continued contin nued to several expand, taking on severa al large development projects. proj ects.

At the center of these projects has been the UH M ā noa Campus Center. The Campus Center project was partially funded by the state legislature. “We did support partial funding of that facility at the Campus Center,” Sen. David Ige said. “Part of it was that the students came to ask for it and were willing to commit their funds.”

SIMILAR INTERESTS A UH M ā noa graduate, Ige said he believes many legislators share the same concerns oncerns students have ass they hear from students ts and their parents. “(An) educated society and workforce betters everyone’s life and is very important to the economy,” Choy said.

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Jan Sullivan, chairwoman of the BOR Budget and Finance committee, said the university needs the commitment of the state to properly support higher education. “But we also need the commitment of the board, the administration and all of those employed by and affected by the university to help make the positive changes that will allow it to operate more responsibly, efficiently and with the best interests of its be benefi ciaries – the students,” udents,” Sullvian Sullvia said. numerous Choy said there are num university’s. needs besides the university dollar; we “We spend ever y dollar said. don’t save anything,” Choy sa legislature “So if you want the legislatu to give more money, what do d yyou want us to cut? There are so s many needs – the homeless, the e elderly, public safety.” Choy said that every UH Mā noa student should “think this through.”


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New chief of Campus Security plans to raise safety standards A LDEN A LAY VILLA Senior Staff Writer As newly appointed chief of Campus Security and Emergency Management, Charles Noffsinger plans to improve the overall standard of safety at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa by incorporating community policing, engaging in open dialogue and improving policy development. Noffsinger assumed the role on Sept. 30 after a three-month national search conducted by Campus Services management and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Administration, Finance and Operations. He succeeds the late Wayne K. Ogino. Noffsinger previously was deputy chief of staff operations with the University of Michigan Police Department.

P E RC E P T I O N S O F SA F E T Y Noffsinger’s fi rst priority is the perception of safety. He said if people don’t feel safe or believe it’s a safe community, then that’s a starting point for him. “I can point to a lot of statistics and say – from a law enforcement background, talking with the Honolulu Police Department, looking at a lot of data and activity that occurs on the shifts – it’s a safe community,” Noffsinger said. “But if people don’t feel that way, then I have a lot of work to do and so does the department.” Noffsinger said he stays focused on what the community feels. He recently had a conversation with student athletes, who asked about opportunities for enhancing lighting on lower campus. “I can go back and run data to show there isn’t really a lot of problems down there,” Noffsinger said. “But if the community doesn’t feel safe there, if they’re not feeling that it’s a safe, healthy, good, secure environment, then that’s the reality and that’s where I have to work. That’s where my department needs to stay focused.

It’s balancing accessibility with safety and security, and also balancing community expectations, community needs.” Noffsinger said it’s hard at times to define the concept of safety. “I may feel completely safe while others may not,” Noffsinger said. “It’s such an individualized, personal thing.”

COMMU N I T Y P O L I C I N G Noffsinger believes in the concept of campus policing, an approach related to serving, interacting and becoming a part of the community. “When you really integrate that philosophy, then it should permeate through your whole organization, through your policies, through your training, certainly through your

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I may feel completely safe while others may not. It’s such an individualized, personal thing. – Charles Noffsinger, Chief of Campus Security and Emergency Management programs and through your initiatives with the community,” Noffsinger said. “So it’s really becoming an integral part with the community, not just staff members working for the university.” As a short-term goal, Noffsinger wants to establish a community policing unit through training. “I certainly want to get some of our staff trained in crime prevention through environmental design,” Noffsinger said. “That will allow us to do a lot of security audits and surveys of facilities around campus and become a part of the discussions for making campus safer.” Noffsinger believes the UH community should become part of the process of community safety. “Everybody has a role to play,” Noffsinger said. “My department and my staff are out in

the field and have a huge role to play in the campus community, but everybody does as well.”

E M E RG E N C Y M A N AG E M E N T A N D P R E PA R E D N E S S The last natural disaster to hit UH Mānoa was the flood of 2004, which caused $39 million in damage. Noffsinger hopes to be more prepared for future disasters. “ To my understanding, there have been ongoing planning, design work, to help mitigate that potential in the future – specifi cally to that kind of event relative to the Mānoa streams,” Noffsinger said. “In terms of the broader planning efforts we’re very lucky to have Jimmy Lagunero. He is directly responsible for emergency management, planning and preparedness here at UH Mānoa.”

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Noffsinger and Lagunero have had regular discussions and meetings and are in the process of revising the Mānoa emergency and operations plan. However, Noffsinger is comfortable with the current plan. He said the community can find the plan on Campus Security’s website. “I encourage the community to familiarize themselves with some of those plans and some of the protocols that are there,” Noffsinger said. “We’re continuing to revisit those so that has been taking a lot of my time as well. I come from the mainland, so preparing for hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanoes and earthquakes is something new for me. But we have a lot of institutional knowledge here, a lot of expertise, and I feel pretty comfortable with the plans we have in place for that.” If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions for the Chief, you can reach him at 9569802 and noff@hawaii.edu. For more information on emergency management and preparedness, visit manoa.hawaii.edu/emergenc y/ management.


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The new generation of gaming consoles has dawned with the Nov. 15 release of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and the Nov. 22 release of Microsoft’s Xbox One. While the two may share many

of the same games, they’re completely different machines. Each packs exclusive features and power levels in the hopes that one will outsell the other this coming holiday season. Which console should be on your Christmas list? Ka Leo breaks it down for you:

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Prior to this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony and Microsoft held press conferences to unveil new systems. Xbox’s hype dropped when rules such as mandatory daily sign-ins on Live and restrictions on playing traded games were introduced. Although Microsoft addressed these issues, their customer loyalty took a heavy blow. Throughout the pre-E3 conference as well as at E3, Microsoft attempted to broaden its market by focusing on the entertainment aspect of the console. The previous PR issues and lack of gaming focus may have resulted in a percentage of hardcore gamers switching to Sony, who has had an excellent PR campaign.

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As mentioned before, both systems share many game titles while also featuring exclusives such as “Halo” (Xbox One) and “God of War” (PS4). PlayStation excels in Indie gaming, which opens up a realm of cheap gaming, while Xbox has traditionally had more success with its exclusives. The bulk of games developed will be available to both consoles thanks to third-party developers. The graphics are becoming increasingly realistic, putting pressure on which gaming rig can produce the best. In one study, side-by-side comparisons were made for “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” which resulted in PS4 running 1080p (frame rate), while Xbox One only ran at 720p. The PS4 is said to be at least 50 percent more powerful than the Xbox One with higher RAM bandwidth, faster graphic processing power and a greater number of graphics shaders. Graphics aren’t everything, but if gamers want the best visual experience, PS4 is the pick. Another major factor in the console war is the price tag. While the PS4 is priced at $400 and costs $50 a

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year to play online, Xbox One costs $500 and $60 a year. Keep in mind that the Xbox One includes a Kinect 2 in its bundle. Overall, the PS4 excels over the Xbox One in many aspects. Microsoft’s decision to focus on becoming a home-entertainment system with its emphasis on media beyond gaming, as well as the aforementioned PR issues, has gamers questioning their loyalty. In the end, the PS4’s hardware creates a true next-gen console, giving gamers a reason to be excited for the near future. The $100 difference also catches the eye of the customer. Considering these factors, the PS4 may be the better option.


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A first grade student participates in the gardening program at Noelani. JEANA CADBY Staff Writer School lunches are more important than you think. Kendra Ozaki with Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools has worked to ensure that Hawai‘i’s keiki are getting fed the right foods. “A lot of these kids eating free and reduced meals, that’s the only meal they are going to get all day,” Ozaki said. Getting local and healthy foods in schools is not only important for the health of the children, but for Hawai‘i’s future as well.

B U T T E R F LY E F F E C T Children carry early eating habits for the rest of their lives. “If we don’t set the standard, who will look out for the kids?” Ozaki asked. Her mission of getting healthy, local, sustainably sourced foods in Hawai‘i’s schools has proven to be difficult. “Cost is always an issue, but children are the future,” Ozaki said. With the rise of diabetes and obesity in Hawai‘i, instilling good health habits is critical. In addition, weaning off imported foods is not only beneficial for our economy and environment, but it supports our own local food system. Growing up in Kuliouou, Ozaki remembers Hawai‘i Kai when it was an agricultural community. She understands firsthand the challenges of dock strikes and food shortages. “The amount of food we have stocked up for Hawai‘i would only last us 4 days,” she said. “It used to be

more, we used to have local chickens and pigs at least too.” Getting gardens in schools is a crucial first step toward healthy eating and sustainability. “School gardens are so important because it educates kids about food,” Ozaki said. “Kids will go home and tell their parents.” So far, the flexibility of private schools has made it a bit easier to work on getting local food on the lunch menu. In collaboration with Kapi‘olani Community College, she is designing local menus for six. Many of the children show interest in the project by being involved with a school garden.

works. Projects like “Huli Hui,” a food waste reduction project that distributes surplus foods, help connect the dots between farmers and schools. Most importantly, the dedicated cafeteria chefs seal the deal. Although the whole school needs to be on board, having a good relationship with the chefs really moves the process along. “Some of these chefs are cooking 300 meals from scratch on two kitchen stoves,” Ozaki said. “It’s really amazing. Most schools make their menus a year in advance, but they are willing to work it out when something unexpected comes along.”

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Ozaki is a strong supporter of local food production. She encourages farmers markets and buying local. “It’s the small things that can change the prices,” she said. “People need to understand that. When the cost of feed or fuel costs go up, it costs more to raise local cattle for beef production.” Schools are offering a fair market price to purchase local produce, but transporting the goods has proven to be an uphill battle. The Hawai‘i Department of Education currently doesn’t have the means to transport the produce, and food distributors demand too high a price for delivery. Despite these challenges, Ozaki, in collaboration with other local food advocates like Lisa Asagi and Sharon Peterson, have traded in imported eggs for fresh local eggs from Petersons Upland Farm at Windward Nazarene Academy. Other local staples, like sweet potato, are now in the

While Hawai‘i is still behind in its potential to providing local foods in schools, there are some school gardens that have been successful locally. In addition to teaching kids about sustainability and healthy eating, these gardens are fighting what is known as Nature Deficit Syndrome. “Kids are sitting in their classrooms with their iPads, and they don’t even climb trees anymore,” Ozaki said. “Getting outside is so important, and everyone is so concerned about liability, we don’t let kids play anymore.” We need to take advantage of our beautiful location and show kids that nature and science are amazing, beautiful things, and school gardens are a way to spread that message. Not only does it promote healthy eating, local food, sustainability and food security, it also gets children outside. In support of local foods and our keiki, why not start a garden of your own?

Super PAC for justice DOOR AE SHIN Opinions Editor You may have heard of Super PACs, as Stephen Colbert owns one to garner unregulated donations. Super PACs can spend and raise an unlimited amount to fund political actions as long as they do not work directly with a political candidate or party. Though Super PACs have a bad reputation for accumulating obscene amounts of money and putting out negative advertisements, two students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have formed a super PAC for the greater good, and they are calling on everyone on campus to get up and get active. Chris Stump and Antonia Agbannawag started their Super PAC, called Student Network for Action and Progress. Stump, an ASUH senator, found himself frustrated with the ineffectiveness of much of the grassroots work done through various outlets. He asked himself what really gets people moving and realized it is money. Stump decided to start SNAP to marry grassroots organizing with top-down efforts to support community efforts for progressive change. This Friday, SNAP will be holding a march to the capitol from Bachman Hall. This march will demand action from the legislature in the upcoming session to prioritize the university and its students and address the sudden loss of funding the campus is experiencing. In 1999, a similar march organized by faculty gathered 5,000 people, and Stump and Agbannawag hope this march will attract a similar number of students, faculty and staff. No matter whom you talk to in any department or office on campus, it’s clear that cuts to the university budget hurt everyone.

“This march allows us to really show what suffering can occur to students, buildings, faculty, positions and programs when funding is cut from the university,” Agbannawag said. “Every year, we watch tuition increase, but what are we going to do about it? This is about coming together at this critical moment and bring this issue to the legislature as our representatives approach the legislative session.” KHON reported in August that students here have seen a 50 percent rise in tuition in five years, and it is expected to increase at seemingly uncontrollable rates. “We see tuition go up every single year, but it seems we forget there is a strong association with class sizes going up and class availability going down,” Stump said. “There is no money for research and no money for graduate students to travel. This is a research institute, so how can we continue to operate?” It’s clear that our quality of education as well as the status of the university is in jeopardy the more we become complacent about the loss of funding and the constant scramble to stay within the annual budget. “The university keeps talking about its deferred maintenance, and things like that should not be coming out of student tuition,” Stump said. Every year, students continue to bear more and more of the university’s financial hardships, and it’s time to say no to this careless cycle. SNAP is giving the campus community a safe space to voice its opinions. This Friday, consider taking a few hours off work or skipping a class to join the start of an exciting movement to envision a brighter future for students, faculty, staff and the university as a whole. The march kicks off at 1 p.m. on Friday on the lawn of Bachman Hall.

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Rainbow Wahine seek revenge in conference double header H AYLEY MUSASHI Staff Writer Since the dawn of the Dave Shoji era, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team has been the defi nition of excellence in women’s NCA A Division I volleyball. But in a season that has been unexpectedly average, the ‘Bows will need to pick up two wins in their fi nal home conference stint this weekend if they hope to become Big West title contenders. Coming off of its first bye week in nearly three months, No. 12 Hawai‘i (20-4, 9-3 Big West) will host UC Davis (14-13, 6-8 BWC) and Big West-leading Cal State Northridge (22-5, 12-2 BWC) in a conference doubleheader in hopes of evening the score after losing to both teams on the road in five-set thrillers. After the ‘Bows were handed their fi rst conference loss by UC Santa Barbara (15-9, 10-2 BWC) – which snapped their 77-match conference winning streak – the once invincible Rainbow Wahine fell into a slump as they lost to both UC Davis and CSUN two weeks later on the road.

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Following the loss to UCSB, the Rainbow Wahine knew the importance of the matchup against Northridge, but the highly contested battle did not end in favor of the ‘Bows as the Matadors took the match in five sets. The first two frames foreshadowed the rest of the game, as both sides remained close throughout the night. Eventually, the Matadors capitalized on a four-point run in the fifth set to distance themselves from the ‘Bows and take the match. Although CSUN handed the ‘Bows their second loss of the conference season, the Rainbow Wahine outhit their opponent, racking up 75 kills to the Matadors’ 70. However, the Matador defense out-blocked UH 28 to 22. Despite the loss, the evening was not without some sort of accolade as senior outside hitter Emily Hartong tallied 25 kills, allowing her to eclipse 1,300 and earning her a spot just outside of UH’s top 10 in career kills.

S T RU G G L E O N T H E ROA D As shocking as it was to see a loss hand-

ed to the ‘Bows, it was an even greater blow to their record as the UC Davis Aggies upset the then-No. 8 Wahine in another five-set marathon the following night. From fi rst serve, it was evident that the Aggies would not easily succumb to the Rainbow Wahine, as they took the first two sets of the match. The ‘Bows returned from intermission with a vengeance, easily taking the following two sets, but eventually fell to UCD. Though the ‘Bows returned home winless, they showcased dominance on both sides of the ball as they outhit the Aggies .234 to .211 and out-dug them 79 to 72. Sophomore middle blocker Jade Vorster posted a match-high seven blocks.

W H E R E T H E Y S TA N D Since their fi rst meeting, Cal State Northridge has won five of its last six games, including three in straight sets. As the Matadors celebrated their home fi nale last weekend, they fell in their second match-up against UCSB, their only two conference losses of the season. CSUN sits atop the Big West leaderboard and following its game against Hawai‘i, will face UC Davis in its fi nal conference match. After its win against the ‘Bows, UC Davis has won two of its last six games and is currently riding a four-game losing streak, most recently falling to Cal Poly last weekend. The Aggies are currently ranked fifth in the Big West.

WA H I N E B AC K O N T R AC K After their winless road trip, the ‘Bows seem to have returned to their normal dominance, taking their last four matches in decisive victories and most notably defeating UCSB on the road in a must-win situation. The Rainbow Wahine are ranked third in the Big West and are two games behind CSUN.

UPCOMING GAMES UC Davis Friday, 7 p.m. Cal State Northridge Saturday, 7 p.m. All home games are played at Stan Sheriff Center. Admission is free to students with valid UH IDs.


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Early challenges fortify ‘Bows NICK HUTH Staff Writer The University of Hawai‘i men’s basketball team traveled more than 4,000 miles last weekend in its longest trip of the season to face Missouri. Not only was this the longest distance the team would travel this year, it was also its first road game. Missouri may be the highest caliber opponent the Rainbow Warriors will face. The beginning of the Warriors’ season has been as challenging as head coach Gib Arnold intended. The Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Rainbow Classic also saw a set of opponents that made up the most successful group of teams to play in recent tournament history. When asked about the difficult schedule before the classic, Arnold had a plan in mind for his newly formed squad. “As a coach, that’s why we do that,” Arnold said. “We want to see where we are after two weeks. Hopefully, a couple weeks in, we’ll improve quite a bit.”

The Warriors are 2-2 in that span, including losses to New Mexico State and Missouri. One thing Arnold didn’t plan for was the injuries that would take place at the season’s infancy. Sophomore transfer Quincy Smith has been battling a back injury that has limited him. In addition, senior guard Brandon Spearman injured his ankle during the team’s fi rst exhibition game, which caused him to miss the Rainbow Classic. Spearman returned last weekend against Missouri and scored 11 points in his regular season debut. Despite injuries and mixed results, the team has come together under a faster pace of play to present a high scoring offense led by their talented frontcourt. The Warriors are averaging 82 points per game so far this season, compared to 73 last year. Starters Christian Standhardinger and Isaac Fotu are averaging a combined 31 points and 15 rebounds per game. Their inside

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presence has been paramount to the Warriors’ offensive success. Newly eligible starting point guard Keith Shamburger has been the catalyst for the improvement of the offense. His impact has been felt as the team averages 11 turnovers per game, which is also an improvement from last season. The Warriors will further test their offense against UH Hilo this week. The Division II Vulcans are 1-1 on the season and face Western State College on the eve of their game against the Warriors. This is the second Pac-West team that the Warriors are facing this season. The ‘Bows played BYUHawai‘i in a preseason exhibition that they won 101-85 in their first competitive action of the season.

UPCOMING GAMES Hawai‘i vs. UH Hilo Thursday, 7 p.m. All Rainbow Warrior home games are played at Stan Sheriff Center. Admission is free to students with valid UH IDs.

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