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B ut students, faculty ques tion its necessity M EAK ALIA P REVICH-L IU Staff Writer An area designated for UH students to exercise their First Amendment rights is back at Campus Center after being relocated during construction, but students and faculty question whether the university even needs a zone for free speech. Sarah Yap, the Student Events and Campus Life director, said during the construction of the Warrior Recreation Center, UH Mānoa’s designated free speech area was moved to the Hemenway Hall (HH) Courtyard outside of Ba-Le. The decision was made by the Campus Center Board.

“Because this was to be temporary and because the Campus Center (CC) Courtyard was not accessible due to construction, we initiated continuing to have a public forum space identified at the CC,” Yap said. “HH Courtyard was the only other space that the community used for gatherings.” Since then, the area has been relocated to the Campus Center Courtyard near the stairs facing the Warrior Recreation Center. Yap added that she thinks the move to that specific area is because “the CC is the community center for the campus.” Continued on page 2 AI OKUNO / KA LEO O HAWAI‘I

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Policies that allow students to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech vary between universities. In the UH system, chancellors at each of the campuses are obligated to designate one or more public forum areas on each campus in which students, faculty and other individuals affi liated with the university can practice their right to free speech publicly, according to UH’s Executive Budget and Finance Policy. In order to use the free speech zone, groups must reserve a time with the Campus Center Meeting and Event Services office, according to the university policy. The designated groups are then given twohour time slots to allow for equal access for other possible users. That policy was written in 1987 and hasn’t seen a major update since 2002, but Ann Sakuma, assistant to the vice chancellor of administration, finance and operations, said the university is considering changes to make it more efficient and easier to find. “Currently all of our policies are being looked at to make this policy revised and stream-lined,” she said. “So it will probably go through another update in the coming month.”

ʻC O N T R A RY T O T H E M I S S I O N O F T H E U N I V E R S I T Yʼ The goal of UH’s free speech zone is to allow students and others at the university to express themselves in a manner that “does not interfere with classroom construction, office or student privacy, study conditions, meetings and ceremonies, pedestrian or vehicular traffic or other functions of the campus,” according to UH Mānoa’s Practices and Procedures Governing Time, Place and Manner of Public Speech Activities. Not everyone agrees that the university can limit speech, though. “Freedom of expression and open dialogue are fundamental to academic freedom so a public institution of higher education should be at the forefront of being open to free speech,” said Gerald Kato, an associate professor and undergraduate chair for the school of communications. “Restricting speech on campus is contrary to the mission of the university.” Sean Mitsui, an Associated Students of the University of Hawai’i senator and member of Mānoa’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, said he doesn’t agree with UH’s policy. “Here at UH Mānoa and other college campuses alike, we have to get permission to hold an event or activit y, which I understand,” Mitsui said. “However, to receive

permission to use a small portion of land that is used specif ically for free speech seems unnecessar y to me. As long as the group is not disrupting anyone else, free speech should be upheld as a right that we could spontaneously and freely exercise.” The recent lawsuit against UH Hilo for not allowing students to hand out copies of the U.S. Constitution while not in a free speech zone has caused its officials to reevaluate permanent changes to its policy.

Restricting speech on campus is contrar y to the mission of the university. - GERALD KATO

“The university never really explained the basis for so-called ‘free speech zones,’ and courts have generally struck down such restrictions when they’ve been challenged elsewhere,” Kato said. “Such zones here were never challenged until the recent federal lawsuit against UH-Hilo that was recently settled – clearly there were constitutional problems with establishing limited areas to exercise free expression on campus.” Mitsui said many students at UH Mānoa are not informed about the university’s policy or their rights. “Many students are not aware of this policy and they just end up not asking for any permission whatsoever,” Mitsui said.

R E S T R I C T I N G R I G H T S VS . JUST POLICY Jeff Portnoy, a UH Regent and lawyer who specializes in First Amendment, advertising and media law, said the university could restrict certain activities on campus including assembly if it interferes with learning the institution’s primary purpose. “But on the other hand, you can’t unduly restrict the rights of persons,” Portnoy said. “Particularly members of the community from their rights to speech and press on a public campus.” Portnoy said students are still subject to time, place and manner constrictions. The time, place and manner constrictions outline the procedures for public speech activities at UH. These include rules of conduct and manner, sound amplification equipment, the distribution and display of literature and any other written materials. “For example, you would be restricted from standing outside the dorm at three in the morn-

ing holding a demonstration,” said Portnoy. “But you shouldn’t be restricted from standing at the Campus Center unless you’re blocking access.” Sakuma said the university will enforce its zone restriction when demonstrations or any kind of disturbance disrupts normal university functions. “This is an administrative policy that outlines what is acceptable and what is not,” she said. “The main thing is if it’s causing a disruption or anything like that, and we do get a complaint, then we will look into it and make sure it gets taken care of.” Sakuma said that although it depends on the situation, when Campus Security is called and receives a complaint, security will usually direct the person or group to the public forum area or arrange with them to do the activities in the appropriate areas. Despite the debate over where students may exercise their free speech rights, Kato said it should be embraced as a right “to engage in civil and wide-open discussion of the issues of the day.” “It is what the university should stand for in this community,” Kato said. “And anything less would fall short of its mission to advance the goals of a free and open society.”

UH Hilo also mulling changes to speech policy According to a UH news release, UH Hilo approved an interim policy on speech and assembly as a temporary solution that will allow students free speech access in all areas without first having to obtain permission from the university. The statement, released May 15, further explained how the policy would allow students to approach their peers and distribute non-commercial literature on campus. The rules related to conduct, including sound amplifi cation and distribution of material, will still apply. Three weeks before UHH announced the interim policy, two students fi led a lawsuit alleging that the university violated their First Amendment rights. The students, who are members of the Young Americans for Liberty club at UHH, say they were handing out free copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus when a university offi cial asked them to stop.

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Grondin brings delectable new French-Latin cuisine to Chinatown Rating:

Pros: - Delicious food and exquisite presentation. - Professional, friendly service. - Prompt service. Cons: - Cramped location makes it difficult for conversation.

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The Prawn Ceviche ($13) is a kicky dish that also features locally raised shrimp. BRAD DELL / KA LEO O HAWAI‘I

Grondin, a French-Latin fusion cuisine restaurant on North Hotel Street, is no exception to Chinatown’s reputation as an art hub, being the epitome of “culinary masterpiece.” The exquisite tastes and experiences foun d at Grondin lift the standards of what a restaurant could and should be. Some of my friends were about to head off to the mainland, and so we decided to try out something new. I usually enjoy simple foods, so when I saw the menu with its French terms and exotic ingredients, I was admittedly intimidated. One of my friends had been to Grondin three times since it opened on March 31, though, so I decided it must be worth the taste bud gamble. Nestled in Chinatown, the surrounding area isn’t the most elegant, but Grondin’s dimly lit interior with its beige, blue and wood furnishings was certainly inviting. There was a bit of a wait to be seated, which was understandable, as the restaurant only seats 45. The bar was well stocked, with wine by the glass, straightfor ward drinks and unique house cocktails. Thanks to the bar, waiting was no issue, especially when the host and bar tenders were so

cour teous and welcoming. Because of the cramped space and lack of open windows, it was difficult to hold a conversation over the loud atmosphere. This wasn’t an issue, as appetizers arrived promptly and we soon had an excuse to stop talking and start eating. We were first served complimentary amuse-bouches – small appetizers – of duck gelée, a cubed gelatin made of duck fat, in shot glasses to wake our palates. A mix of umami and sourness, my taste buds were definitely intrigued and enthralled for what came next. My party ordered several appetizers and entrées to share. The waitress was genuinely kind and able to translate the menu into simpler terms and provide recommendations that suited our tastes. The appetizers began with Pulpo ($13), which was a concoction of chewy octopus slices, sweet onion, olives, sweet bell peppers and chilies soaked in vinegar. All of this was served on crunchy deep fried plantains. We also had Prawn Ceviche ($13) which was similar in composition to the Pulpo, but with Kaua‘i shrimp instead of octopus, and a tomato and house ketchup base. The two were similar in taste, both sweet with a spicy kick, and both were my favorite dishes of the night. The Crepe Mole Negro ($12), a confit duck leg mixed with Oaxacan mole and stuck in a rolled crepe, was tender and interesting, but had a muted flavor. My companions enjoyed the dish far more than myself. Muchines ($7), an Ecuadorian yuca dough, was also served with a queso fresco filling and local honey dripping on top. The dish was heavy, and had a peculiar, yet comfortable melding of sweet and salty. For our first entrée, we had the deliciously juicy and rich Steak Frites ($32). The vintage strip steak was served rare and was dripping in

bold flavors from its natural juices and sauce. The shoestring fries that came with the steak were also perfectly blackened while not being too crispy. According to the waitress, the dish is a customer favorite, and it was clear why. Next, we had the Pan Roasted Jidori Chicken ($20), which had a crispy skin from its 24-hour brine and pan roasting while still retaining moisture in the meat itself, was complemented with fingerling potatoes and rainbow carrots, creating a light, salty taste that played off the heavier taste of the chicken. Stomachs heavy, the meal ended in the same manner it began: with geleé cubes, this time sugarcoated and pineapple flavored. My party left Grondin like old friends, with the staff sending us off warmly. It’s clear the owners and their well-trained staff are excited to prove that the culinary experience they provide is worth the hype. And it is. Just a 10 minute drive from UH, students should take note of this prime date spot if they want to impress without crippling their bank account. Grondin is affordable and classy. The food and presentation are delectable, and the staff is some of the friendliest in the restaurant business in Hawai’i. I feel terrible for my friends who returned to the mainland. They have to wait months to indulge at Grondin. I am not certain I could last that long. Location: 62 N Hotel St. Hours: Mon - Fri 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 5 to 10 p.m. Sat 5 p.m to 10 p.m. Website:

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Adverse effects A tough schedule derailed the Warriors’ record but not their season

Despite a rocky season, the ‘Bows deserve credit for keeping their spirit high. ANTOINETTE RANIT KA LEO O HAWAI‘I

K EN R EYES Senior Staff Writer

Entering the 2014 season, Hawai‘i seemed like it had a fair chance of competing in the dog-eat-dog world known as the Big West Conference. Maturing junior college transfers, local prospects rising up, and the new ace on the mound were the stardust that composed this year’s UH baseball team. Kaeo Aliviado (team-high .310 batting AVG), Marc Flores (.305, team-high 5 HRs), Stephen Ventimilia (.296) and Adam Hurley (.295) each scorched the plate with a combined 216 hits, while ace pitcher Matt Cooper (6 -5, 1.60 ER A, 106 Ks) was UH’s best asset this season. Jarrett Arakawa, Quintin Torres-Costa and Andrew Jones each made their comeback on the mound after recovering from their respective injuries, while relief pitcher Scott Kuzminsky went on to prove his worth as a starter. Not to mention, an undeniable chemistry held this team together like Krazy Glue. Despite all that, the Rainbow Warriors still fell short.

This season’s winning percentage of .415 gave UH back-to-back losing seasons since joining the Big West in 2013, and its 6-18 league record also placed them on the bottom of the conference. “What went wrong?” seems to be the only question left to ask the struggling ‘Bows. But frankly, no one enjoys asking — or answering — the tough questions. However, as fans continue to scratch their heads in search for an answer, it seems that all arrows point back to one thing: the nature of the schedule. Did head coach Mike Trapasso inadvertently commit a serious blunder in trying to give his ‘Bows a challenge — namely in creating a schedule that bruised their psyche? After all, baseball is 90 percent mental and the rest is physical, Yogi Berra said. At one point, the ‘Bows’ 2014 schedule ranked second toughest in the nation. Creating a tough schedule has always been the Trapasso norm — he takes a lot of pride in it, and rightfully so. The team was able to dabble with an R PI of 51 in the thick of Big West play, despite having a 2-7 league record at that time.

However, there came a point where he began to second-guess his scheduling choices. “ There is a fine line when you start to feel a little bit beat up and you can definitely over-schedule,” he said in an interview last April. Adversity, in healthy doses, can be a good thing. But during the month of April, the ‘Bows were choked with three series sweeps while only mustering a single win in thirteen games played. The murderers’ row? UCI, Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge, USC and Cal State Fullerton. As a result, the players were noticeably more emotional during the games, especially after dejection and disappointment oozed out even from the most happy-go-lucky guy on the team. Interviews became limited to one-word answers. That entire month was just a grind — something they had to ref lect on for a minute, and then forget almost entirely. But Trapasso had his defenses. Having the privilege to pick and choose their schedule could allow for victories that are easier to come by. If the ‘Bows didn’t face any of the highly ranked teams early on, a

30-win season wouldn’t even be in question. But it seems that Trapasso has been more of an R PI guy than a wins and losses kind of guy. The bright side is that his players still seem to support his decisions — even if they had the short end of the deal. In fact, all they ever talked about was how the adversity this season strengthened and bettered them as players and as persons. There were no questions and no complaints, at least publicly. But maybe Trapasso did make a mistake in dealing such difficult cards to his team. He even admitted that maybe the guys needed about eight to ten games for confidence. Yes, the biggest consequence to erupt from this possible mistake was a losing record. But the most impactful consequence? Heart. The way the players handled the grind may be why fans still flood the seats at Les Murakami Stadium, why they are still able to forgive Trapasso and all the mistakes the team has committed and why they are still proud to support the UH baseball program despite a losing record. | Nicholas Smith Editor

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A breakdown of the recruits that could make or break Gib Arnold’s most important season BLAKE TOLENTINO Web Specialist

This year is the payoff. It’s a phrase uttered by many at the start of each season, before teams often bring ardent fans back to reality after failing to realize lofty expectations. Regardless, each new class brings with it a new hope of increased performance down the road. This year’s men’s basketball recruits are no different. Certainly, it looks like the best class head coach Gib Arnold has ever produced. Of course, this is a sentiment that has been expressed in past years, with mixed results. Last season, incoming players Quincy Smith and Shamburger were viewed by many as the saviors of a program that had endured many years without a dominant point guard, a shortcoming to which past failures were often attributed. Smith added great athleticism to the position and Shamburger fi nally gave us a leader who could knock down jumpers and free throws, both qualities that previous guards lacked. While both proved to be a substantial upgrade over previous floor generals, their mixed results spoke more of how far we had fallen behind in the race for backcourt talent. One thing is certain: This is Arnold’s most important class to date. Recurring early exits in conference tournaments have done little to placate a restless fan base, and the departure of four major players means the new recruits will be pressured to perform early. A closer look at the incoming talent should give fans a better idea of whether this year’s class will live up to the hype.


Enter Roderick Bobbitt. The 6’3” guard from Indian Hills Community College just might be the first complete point guard that the University of Hawai‘i has recruited since the Riley Wallace era. He boasted 15.9 points and 5.3 assists per game in his last season for the junior college national power. Bobbitt also impresses on film, showing us an explosive athlete who can fi nish at the rim in a multitude of ways. He also led the nation in steals with 3.7 per game and should provide a defensive boost in replacing Shamburger. In a class filled with intriguing talents, Bobbitt stands out as the player most ready to make an immediate impact.


Isaac Fleming is one of two high school recruits to join Gib Arnold’s volatile backcourt, but there are two sides to viewing this intriguing guard. On one hand, the 6’3” combo guard brings with him impressive stats, having averaged 25 points per game as a senior. He exhibits high levels of athleticism and the ability to create offensively. In this light, he provides instant support to a backcourt losing two veteran players in Brandon Spearman and Keith Shamburger. On the other hand, you may remember how much of that same hype surrounded past Arnold recruits such as non-qualifier Gerry Blakes, the no-show Orel Lev, and underwhelming freshman Manroop Clair, who transferred after a year. In four years, Arnold has yet to recruit a dominant guard from high school. From this perspective, skepticism seems a likelier reaction.

The departure of key players, like Davis Rozitis, leaves a void for the recruits to fill. GAVIN SHIGESATO KA LEO O HAWAI‘I

At face value, Fleming provides an instant upgrade in athleticism and length to a backcourt that struggled on defense at times in the guard heavy Big West, and lacked a consistent creator on offense. While this is a role that Fleming should be able to fill, history suggests that tempered expectations are more prudent.


One of the biggest surprises of the new recruiting class came in the form of 6’11” forward Stefan Jankovic. Originally a Missouri Tiger, Jankovic decided to transfer in the middle of last season and followed his old teammate, Negus Webster-Chan to M noa. On the surface, Jankovic seems to be an ideal post recruit, combining some of the best attributes of UH’s graduating bigs. Like Davis Rozitis, he possesses length and height that will stand out among his Big West peers. Like Christian Standhardinger, he displays a varied offensive skill set, with range out to the 3-point line. Though he won’t be eligible until midway through the season, Jankovic is the heir apparent to Standhardinger’s starting spot.

He isn’t perfect, though. With Rozitis’ departure, UH loses its most reliable post defender, and Jankovic won’t replace that. He has admitted that his defense needs work. Jankovic’s ability to produce on the defensive end could be the difference between a postseason appearance and another late season fl op.


Last season, Hawai‘i lacked depth up front. Incoming freshman Stefan Jovanovic was a raw prospect at center and fellow freshman Michael Thomas came in as a small forward before a growth spurt shifted his position. Hawai’i‘s rotation soon tightened up to three players, two of whom were seniors. Unsurprisingly, UH made recruiting big men a top priority. Reyes, a Chilean national, is an exciting recruit in that regard. The 6’7” power forward might not provide the height that Arnold wanted, but at 240 pounds of muscle, Reyes brings a raw strength that is rare in basketball. Reportedly able to bench press 325 pounds, Reyes should be able to

use his power to stand his ground against taller post players. Hidden within a highlight tape that consists mostly of thunderous dunks that do little more than showcase his leaping ability and impressive strength are clips indicating that Reyes possesses excellent passing skills and court vision for a low post player. Last year’s frontcourt struggled with ball movement, limiting the offensive potential of the team. With his skill set, Reyes has the potential to make a much greater offensive impact beyond endangering the rim with slams.


No class would be complete without a few walk-ons. Tyler Harville, a 6’0” point guard from Vermont Academy was a deadly three point marksman in high school. Zach Buscher, another 6’3” combo guard from Iolani gives UH another local face and could become a crowd favorite, alongside Dyrbe Enos. However, as with most walkons, both could stand to gain some weight and strength before they’re ready to become contributors.

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Twitter @kaleoopinions | | Kristen Bonifacio Editor


Keeping the glory of the Hōkūle‘a alive


The Hōkūle‘a, seen here docked at PVS headquarters on Sand Island, was overhauled in preparation for its worldwide voyage.

BRIAN C HEUNG Staff Writer

A fter years of planning and preparation, the Hōkūle‘a left O‘ahu’s shore on May 17 to embark on an ambitious three-year voyage around the world. The mission of the trip is to promote peace and a more sustainable future for our planet, but it will also be a new chapter in the effort to keep the art of traditional Polynesian navigation alive.


The Hōkūle‘a is a full-scale replica of a traditional Polynesian canoe. Built by the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) in 1975, the vessel has sailed over 140,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean. Its name, meaning, “star of gladness,” is the Hawaiian word for the star Arcturus that passes over the Hawaiian Islands. In 2010, the vessel was completely renovated down to its hulls. The project took more than 18 months and required more than 26,000 hours of labor. The Polynesian Voyaging Society said the renovation made Hōkūlea‘s loading and navigating capabilities more stable and faster.

H Ō KŪ L EʻAʻS L E GAC Y The Hōkūle‘a is the first rebuilt traditional Polynesian canoe in the world. What makes the vessel unique is that no modern sailing instruments are used on any of its voyages. The navigators rely solely on the ancestral technique of using the stars, the wind and the waves to navigate through the ocean. Retracing the voyage the ancient Polynesians took to arrive at the Hawaiian Islands, the first trip of the canoe was from Hawai‘i to Tahiti in 1976. Mau Piailug, a Micronesian navigator, was asked to join the voyage and use his knowledge of the traditional navigation to guide the canoe to Tahiti. The voyage was successful, and it encouraged the Hōkūle‘a to go further. In next three decades, Hōkūle‘a sailed around the Polynesian triangle to Rapa Nui, the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Tonga and other Pacific Islands.

A WO R L DW I D E VOYAG E Once again, the Hōkūle‘a is embarking on another journey. This time, it will travel across the earth on an ambious worldwide voyage. The journey started on O‘ahu and the vessel stopped on Maui and in Hilo. It is now on its way to Tahiti and other islands in the Pacific. The vessel will then sail out of the Pacific Ocean and to the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. It will

come back to the Pacifi c Ocean through the Panama Canal. With more than 300 crewmembers, the Hōkūle‘a will visit 85 ports in 26 countries. The total distance will be over 47,000 nautical miles, and the journey will not fi nish until 2017. The name for the voyage is “Mālama Honua,” meaning “to care for our Earth.” The canoe will spread the message of global sustainability and the importance of caring for our oceans. The Hōkūle‘a will be accompanied by its sister, the Hikianalia.


Hōkūle‘a has refocused people’s attention on traditional Polynesian voyaging. For thousands of years, Pacific Islanders sailed the seas with their simple canoes and excellent navigation skills. However, canoes were replaced by steamships and Hawai‘i's sailors lost their sailing skills by the 20th century. Hōkūle‘a was able to revive the almost extinct art of using the stars, the wind and the waves to navigate the open oceans. The Mālama Honua voyage will be a milestone for the Hōkūle‘a and the Hikianalia, since it will be the fi rst time that the two canoes are sailing together. It will also be the fi rst time that the Hōkūle‘a is sailing out of the Pacific Ocean. This journey will promote the traditional values of the Polynesians and native Hawaiians to the entire world.

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