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NICK HUTH Senior Staff Writer @NICKSHOOPS Many players have claimed to throw up prayers, in the form of a last-second shot that comes down to luck more often than skill. But for Keith Shamburger, that phrase took on a literal meaning one day removed from his aunt’s funeral. With two seconds remaining in the Rainbow Warriors’ game against UC Irvine last Saturday, Shamburger stared down a pair of defenders while launching an unlikely, buzzerbeating 3-point shot that forced overtime and allowed Hawai‘i to eventually win 90-86. Shamburger has led the Hawai‘i men’s basketball team this season to a 14-5 record. Yet, the junior point guard claimed that the prayer he launched on Saturday night was answered by the aunt he had lost a couple weeks ago. “She was a strong person,” Shamburger said. “She was the one that protected our whole family from many things.” Shamburger’s aunt, Gloria Twine, passed away about two weeks prior to the game against UC Irvine. Shamburger could not put into words the importance of his aunt to him and his family. Although Twine was deaf, she was influential for the point guard from San Jose State. Despite the late-game heroics by Shamburger against Irvine, the last few weeks have been difficult according to him and his teammates. “It just got real tough and I didn’t know what to do, but my coach and (Brandon) Spearman were right there with me, texting me every day, making sure I was good,” Shamburger said. “ They were saying the right words of encouragement.” Head coach Gib Arnold and senior guard Brandon Spearman spoke out in support of Shamburger shortly after the difficult loss of his aunt, which was also paired with two road losses to start Big West conference play. Despite the loss of his aunt during the road trip and a nagging hip injury, Sham-


burger started for the Warriors in both of their games against conference foes. The wounded Warrior’s struggles off the court were echoed by his. During the road trip, Shamburger scored three points on 1-of-12 shooting from the fi eld. But his poor performances did not deter him, primarily due to the support of his teammates. “It got us closer,” Shamburger said. “I’m able to trust those guys more. They had my back this whole week.” Shamburger and the Warriors were able to bounce back from their adversity to defeat a struggling UC Riverside team 100 - 69 at home, as well as a historic 90 73 road win against UC Davis that was the largest road margin of victory for the team in the past 11 years. The win over UC Irvine was the first defeat that the Anteaters were given in Big West conference play, and it allowed the ‘Bows to steal the spot as the winningest team in the conference. Bouncing back from his struggles in the previous week, Shamburger earned the Big West Player of the Week award due in large part to his performance during the weekend. The Los Angeles native scored 17 points along with a career-high 11 assists to lead the Warriors past the Anteaters in front of a sold-out crowd in Irvine. The range of emotions has not gone unnoticed by Shamburger, who claims to have changed during the past few weeks. “It just showed me that you can’t take anything for granted at all, and at any day anything can be taken from you,” Shamburger said. “You just have to love the people that you love, and trust me, this showed me to really value a lot of things in my life.”

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Regents adopt sustainability statement Senior political science major Cali Reed testified at the Board of Regent’s meeting in support of the sustainability statment. MELISSA TANGALIN KA LEO O HAWAI‘I


A statement on sustainability is now included in the Board of Regent’s policy as the board gave its approval at its Jan. 23 meeting. “A policy statement, such as the BOR adopted (last) Thursday, is not magic,” said John Morton, Vice President for Community Colleges. “But the policy statement does make it clear that the commitment to sustainability is a high priority and is fully supported by the governing board. The statement creates a framework but relies on the university to build on that framework to make the commitment real.” According to Daita Serghi, a biology lecturer at UH Mānoa, the sustainability statement was added to the Mission and Purpose of the university (Section 4-1c) “which commits the university to sustainably allocate and use resources for the wellbeing of our communities and state.” Seven goals following the statement specify the university’s commitment to social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability in operations; education, research and service; planning, administration and engagement; and cultural and community connections.

A S TAT E M E N T O F S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y As part of a UH executive leadership retreat, it was decided to strengthen UH’s commitment to sustainability, Morton said. He was tasked with guiding the effort. The First Annual Hawai‘i Sustainability in Higher Education, a system-wide conference that was held at UH West O‘ahu last spring, was held to improve coordinating and planning. “One of the ideas coming from that conference was that UH needed to make a formal declaration, at the policy level, of its commitment to sustainability,” Morton said. “Draft policy statements were developed and refi ned over the next several months.” According to Serghi, the sustainability statement was presented to the Regent Committee on Student Affairs during the Oct. 18 meeting. “The SA committee was very positive and only recommended a minor change, which strengthened the university’s commitment to sustainability,” Serghi said. The committee reviewed the fi nal language of the policy on Jan. 9 and recommended it for adoption to the full board, which unanimously approved it on Jan. 23. “A section on sustainability in the board’s policy ensures that these broad and ambitious

sustainability goals are embedded in the university’s bylaws from now on,” Serghi said. “These bylaws are rarely changed.” According to Serghi, next is to develop the Presidential Sustainability Policy, which will define principles, establish key indicators (subject areas) for which performance measures will be set, identify strategic goals and support campus level implementations.

S U S TA I N A B L E S T U D E N T S According to Morton, another benefit of the conference last spring was the emergence of a group of students who shared the commitment to sustainability and the desire to have UH do more in that area. “That group of students emphasized the importance of this issue and the policy with the BOR Student Committee and that committee is the one that then presented the matter to the full BOR,” Morton said. “Several of the students did testify, and several others submitted written support. This student interest and involvement was a powerful positive message to the BOR.” Senior political science major Cali Reed, who testified in support of the sustainability statement, said she is thrilled to know the

regents are as adamant about sustainability as she and other people who testified are. “Now that we will be able to have a written policy regarding sustainability on campus, our efforts to improve the UH system will hopefully have less hurdles to pass over as we look for ways to make UH more ‘green’ and eventually move towards zero waste/ zero emissions,” Reed said. According to her testimony, Reed, who is also studying Environmental Studies and Peace & Conflict Education, represented the Student Sustainability Coalition, the Young Democrats at UH Mānoa and the UH Mānoa Ecology Club. Matthias Keller, who also submitted testimony to the Board and is president of the Surfrider Foundation Club at UH, said the approval of the statement is a big step for the future of sustainability at the university. “Being a leading educational system in the Pacific, I believe UH has a responsibility to promote and adopt sustainable practices on campus, acting as a role model for other island nations,” Keller said. “This also coincides with various student run organizations mission statements, like the Surfrider Foundation Club at UH. Living on an island, everything one does mauka side can have effects makai side.” | Gabrielle Pangilinan Student Ad Manager

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‘Winter Footholds’ comes to the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre BEN SAUNDERS Staff Writer

On a campus known for its diversity, the University of Hawai‘i Department of Theatre and Dance aims to showcase this trait with its latest 50th Anniversary show, the “Winter Footholds” dance exposition. As in other dance concerts at the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, a wide range of styles and forms come together to provide an experience far removed from the Lab’s other, more theatrical offerings. Though offi cially run by veteran director and dance professor Betsy Fisher, directorial oversight takes a backseat to choreography and design, which is headed by students. As Fisher explains, this is where the concert and all other “Footholds” shows in the past have gotten their names. The show exemplifi es “the idea that students are getting a foot-

hold,” and as such it is the student body that plays a vital role in making the show a success. For undergraduate BFA candidate Mitsuko Horikawa, this means choreographing two pieces for the show, each one distinct from the other. Her solo piece, a Taiko performance, contrasts sharply with her other project: a two-person Mozart adaptation entitled “The Wild Chase”, in which dancers play animals that rhythmically frolic around the stage. In both cases, nature plays a vital role in Horikawa’s inspiration; she wants the audience to “experience nature’s beauty ... from egg to butterfly.” This is one of many diverse pieces being performed. In addition to Horikawa’s pieces, audiences can indulge in the Indian dance form Bharata Natyam, as well as Vivaldi, Chopin and everything in between. Meanwhile, MFA dancers Mareva Minerbi and Faith Im have music

composed specifi pecifically for each off their pieces, entitled “Night Rain” and “Sentiment,” ent,” respectively. There are seven pieces eces in all, and though they are infl uenced by an eclectic fluenced range of genres res and styles, each one showcases the experiencces of each cho-reographer.. Dancers and d chore og r a phers have been working closely with ith technical designesigners to createe a fully immersive experience that has become ome synonymous with “Footholds” presentations resentations of the past. In addition ion to the diversity of material, “Footholds” Footholds” is characterized by heavy infl uence from dance students ents and choreographers themselves. selves. Keeping in pattern with other her Lab offerings, the

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CAN-NA-DID: the coming marijuana business boom


Medical marijuana is legal in 20 states in the U.S. ROMAN K ALINOWSKI Senior Staff Writer

For the fi rst time in 77 years, residents of Colorado, Washington and Uruguay are now able to legally purchase, sell, grow or possess Cannabis. The newly legalized marijuana industry is bringing with it a wave of business opportunities, economic boosts and tax revenues that could benefit everyone on the planet, toker or not.


Colorado already has the allure of Rocky Mountain skiing in the winter and hiking during summer. Add the novelty of legal cannabis, and there are millions of dollars to be made by industry pioneers. In fact, the three dozen or so state-licensed recreational marijuana stores grossed more than $1 million in the fi rst 24 hours of business on Jan. 1, with some shops forced to close down after selling out of inventory. The State of Colorado will take a sizeable 25 percent of all recreational profits in addition to the standard 2.9 percent sales tax, and many municipalities that allow the sale of marijuana, such as Denver, have

imposed their own additional tax. There is still a distinction between medical and recreational herb, and certifi ed medical patients will not have to pay any tax. Washington expects to open its fi rst cannabis store later in the year, and the legalization wave is spreading to Oregon, California, Maine, Alaska, Hawai‘i and Massachusetts. It seems failing to endorse legal cannabis could likely cost a politician his or her job in 2016.

I M P E R F E C T I O N S I N L E GA L I Z AT I O N While any regulation on marijuana is better than none, there are several problems with the new laws as they stand today. Recreational marijuana taxes will raise millions of dollars for public schools; however, the product is among the most heavily taxed in the state, which could cause a surge in tax-free black market or cartel activity. Coloradans may also choose to cultivate up to six plants of their own herb and sell or gift it to their friends, avoiding altogether the steep tax of about $55 per ounce. The biggest problem is that of hard cash: While every other legal enterprise uses fi nancial institutions to store, safeguard and invest their money, marijuana related fi rms

are forced to store their profits on site and only accept cash, which is a huge operating cost and security risk for fi rms, employees, customers and the communities in which they reside. Attorney General Eric Holder has recently expressed his dissatisfaction with the cash only policy and claims to be developing guidelines for state-legal cannabusiness to operate safely. The federal Schedule 1 drug status of marijuana and hemp prevents the importation of seed from foreign countries such as Canada. As a result, it is fairly easy to acquire recreational seed, but industrial hemp can’t be reliably grown since there is no local supply. It seems it will take longer for widespread legalized cultivation of hemp, which can be used for paper, fuel, clothing, plastic and food, all without the use of fossil fuels.

CANNA-TOURISM Uruguay has frequently been on the forefront of progressive laws with a universal single payer health care system, 95 percent renewable energy, legal gay marriage and adoption and extensive female reproductive rights. As the fi rst country to fully legalize marijuana, President Mujica took

a great leap of faith in order to combat the local cartels, which make a majority of their profits on pot. The national regulations allow for up to six plants for personal use and up to 40 grams per month at $1 per gram, as opposed to the cartel price of $1.40 per gram. This single act has opened Uruguay to become the new bohemian hot spot in South America, bringing much needed foreign capital, investment in local infrastructure and sustainable tourism. The nation plans to export its legal buds to Canada, Israel, Chile and other countries where cultivation is still illegal. Other countries in Latin America are also taking a closer look at novel methods including full legalization to both curb the power and profit of the violent drug cartels. The United Nations, Congress and the Obama administration are still opposed to marijuana legalization, despite billions of wasted dollars, man-hours and millions of non-violent, jailed citizens. Imagine if President Obama had been pulled over with a joint and arrested while going to Punahou; he probably wouldn’t be our president right now. It’s time for him and all world politicians to reconsider their positions on the legalization of a useful plant that has proved profitable.

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Wahine begin Big West titl e Hawai‘i looks to repeat success defense despite losing two legends JOEY R AMIREZ Sports Editor @JOEY __ R AMIREZ

Rebuilding is always a part of college athletics. Every year, coaches have to fi nd a way to replace last season’s seniors and other departing players. But few have as difficult a challenge as Rainbow Wahine water polo coach Maureen Cole, who is tasked with making up for two players that accounted for almost half of her team’s offense. Last year, Monika Eggens set a new Big West record with 101 goals en route to being named the conference’s player of the year. Opposing defenses could not keep the three-time All-American from igniting the scoreboard, as she also led the ‘Bows by converting on 49.8 percent of her shots. Not far behind, Amarens Genee concluded her tenure at UH with 64 goals in 2013. Dangerously efficient like Eggens, she netted 48.5 percent of her shots and led the team with 88 kick-outs drawn. Despite losing the players with the most and third-most

career goals in UH histor y, respectively, Cole maintains that the ‘Bows will turn this setback into an advantage. “We’re more of a well-rounded team,” said Cole, who was named the 2013 Big West Coach of the Year. “So it’s going to be harder to stop us in that we have more weapons. Last year we were a little predictable at times.” “It could be 11 girls scoring, and I don’t know where it’s gonna come from. … It’s not going to be pressure on one person to have to score all the goals like it was last year.” No. 7 Hawai‘i will turn to sophomore attacker Paula Chillida Esforzado, who scored 55 times last season, to help fi ll the void left by Eggens and Genee. However, no other returning player tallied more than 28 goals. “Last year we had two incredible players that we relied a lot on,” Esforzado said. “But this year we are a deeper team, so I think that it’s going to be great because there’s a lot of players that can step up.” Defensively, senior goalkeeper Amy Carlson will also have to deal with the departure of Genee

and especially Eggens, who led Hawai‘i with 71 steals last season. “Monika and Amarens will defi nitely be missed,” Carlson said. “They’re two great defensive players. But it’s more than two people in the water. “We’ll have to work harder, but part of the Rainbow Wahine way is to work as hard as you can at all times. So I don’t think we’re going to struggle.”

P L AY I N G C AT C H U P Hawai‘i opened up its season on Thursday against Santa Clara, but most of UH’s upcoming opponents have already had time to shake off their offseason rust. “I don’t expect us to look very sharp this weekend,” Cole said. “ The other teams that are competing this weekend will have already played at least two weekends of games.” UH also must work in seven freshmen, but Cole is impressed enough with their backgrounds that “they’ll all be getting minutes.” “We have a lot of international girls that have played at the highest level,” Cole said. “So they’re not in-

experienced coming in as freshmen. They’ve all played at a really high level, and I think they’ll all contribute.”

C U T T H ROAT C OM P E T I T I O N The Rainbow Wahine’s competition for their opening weekend reads more like a final exam than a first day of class. Three ranked teams await Hawai‘i at the Stanford Invitational, including the hosting No. 2 Cardinal, which are undefeated against the ‘Bows in 31 games. The three teams UH is scheduled to face in Palo Alto are a combined 5-1 thus far. “I’ve seen some of the results, and I just think it’s too early to make conclusions and to think, ‘Oh, this team is so great.’ It’s just the beginning, so I think things can change a lot,” Esforzado said. However, the ‘Bows already know one team that has been awaiting the opportunity to beat them since last April. Sixthranked UC Irvine will look for vengeance after suffering a double-overtime defeat in last year’s Big West title match.

Claire Nixon (15) from Staffordshire, England, is one of nine international players on UH’s 19-person roster. ANTOINETTE RANIT KA LEO O HAWAI‘I

“The biggest thing our coach tells us is that we have a target on our back. We did win the Big West championship last year, so we know that teams are gunning for us,” Carlson said. “We dethroned Irvine, who had never lost a conference game. We beat them in conference, then we beat them at the tournament. So we have a lot of people coming for us.”

UPCOMING GAMES No. 7 Hawai‘i’s Road Trip Friday: Cal State East Bay – 2 p.m. Saturday: No. 6 UC Irvine – 8 a.m.* Saturday: No. 2 Stanford – 1:30 p.m.* Sunday: No. 18 UC Davis – 6 a.m.* Sunday: TBA*

*Stanford Invitational

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