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A K LEO T H E

MONDAY, AUG. 22 to TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2011 VOLUME 107 ISSUE 1

Serving the students of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

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UH community shares experiences JESSI SCHULTZ Asscociate News Editor The Mānoa Experience WorkeW orkor k group has been pondering g tthe he he meaning of the term “Mānoa āno n a no Experience” since it was fir fi rrst st st formed in the spring of 2010. 0. Ka Leo has asked variouss members of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa community to share their experiences. Garrett George, a dorming student, said, “I enjoy working and living in a place that facilitates my learning and income. I won’t forget the vast amount ntt of positive strangers that beecame my friends.” The theme of making kii ng n friends and meeting people who o are resources to students’ development was echoed by others. In the arts department, Dustin Trey explained, “The most valuable resource at the university has always been its people. The connections and relationships formed at Mānoa constantly provide new opportunities to show work in the he e islands and abroad, while providing a setting to engage idi i age with w ith wi h the ideas and processes that drive my art forward.” Nicholas Chagnon, a faculty member of the Department of Sociology, said, “The most important experience I’ve had teaching at Mānoa is getting to know students and learning about their diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Learning about students’ lives through their writing and meeting with them has illuminated many of the struggles students face both as locals and as mainland transplants. I really think this makes me a more empathic and compassionate person. You can quote me on that.” But the university is also known as a site of hard work and explo-

ration. “As an artist, it’s exciting to work with professors who encourage students to pursue their own unique interests, and can provide of meeting the dimensional and technical requirea facility ty capable c ments studies. The department is also actively engaging with m me ntss of those nt th the international ceramics community to establish the university as a the in interna top-tier to op -tier institution for the visual arts,” said Trey. Student leaders make many decisions on campus relevant to S all students. Anne Koethe, President of ASUH, told us about her Mānoa Experience. “It is a great honor to be a student leader on campus. To have the opportunity to make a difference for tun tu n students on this campus is truly stu st amazing and rewarding. Beam ing in n a part of ASUH has really made my Mānoa Experience m what it is today. I have come w to appreciate UH Mānoa and all that it has to offer by participating in many different projects on campus. I am so blessed to have this chance to lead ASUH, and I am vvery e excited for what this year brings,” said Koethe. ye Kanani Danielson, of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, explained that being a student aathlete makes for a whole different expew rience. ri She said that her team practices h every day except Sunday, which ccomes out to 20 hours a week. h ho She emphasized si i ze zed the pressure, saying that “Pretty i much the only time tto do homework is at See Mānoa memories, page 12

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DAVID TER AOK A Contributing Writer Get ready to win some prizes. On Aug. 26, the MÄ noa Experience Workgroup, in conjunction with Ka Leo, will be holding a contest to see who can show what their time at UH MÄ noa means to them. Students are asked to submit creative work in various forms of art, writing or video that accurately expresses their experience at UH MÄ noa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to get a student dialog, on what the MÄ noa

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Following the renewal of the U-PA S S contract af ter the t wo -year pilot program, the UPA S S bus fee will increase by $10 for the Spring 2012 se mester. The U-PASS fee began as a $100 optional fee students could pay at the beginning of the semester for unlimited bus usage. The change to a mandatory $20 fee began with the pilot program in spring 2010 to encourage more students to use the bus, giving every student access to the U-PASS. At an ASUH meeting on Aug. 9, members discussed the proposed contract agreement with TheBus. Sean Wilbur, chairperson of the Student A ffairs Committee, spoke at length about the proposed benefits of the new contract. “[ASUH and TheBus] are negotiating for benefits that may include, but are not limited to, route panel boards for Campus Center and QLCSS[Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Ser vices], HEA system screens for major locations such as libraries, Campus Center and QLCSS, increased route hours for A and 4 routes, specialized beach routes for those who surf, and a KCC route from UH for

students who commute between the two or wish to park there and take bus to UH.” The proposed agreement also includes four paid intern positions at TheBus, and a meeting every semester to ensure the services are being implemented. He also added that the electronic signboard at Sinclair Circle, which displays route information and arrival times, was part of the previous contract for the U-PASS. The HEA is a real-time bus locator that can run on any computer and most mobile devices. It allows anyone at a bus stop to know when the next bus will arrive at that stop. The proposed boards would allow any student to see precise stop times for buses on the road. The contract is still pending approval. “As of now the agreement is still being fi nalized, but the fee will increase to $30 and the program will be extended beyond the two-year pilot program,” said Wilbur. The U-PASS fee has been an issue for many students who do not use TheBus to get to school. However, according to a survey taken in spring 2011, 62 percent of students supported an increase of the fee to $30. In addition, 96 percent of students picked up their U-PASS, and more than half of students use it as their primary mode of transit.


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Call boxes are located around UH, distinguished by the red box and blue light. These call boxes connect callers to Campus Security 24/7, and are activated by simply lifting the handset.

Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw has released a statement on sexual assault on campus, inviting community members to attend â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take Back the Nightâ&#x20AC;? and other events geared toward raising awareness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i at MÄ noa is fully committed to ensuring a safe campus community free from violence,â&#x20AC;? she said. The statement came at the urging of the Rape-Free Zone Coalition, which is a coalition of both on and off-campus organizations like Girl Fest, National Organization for Women and the PAU Violence Program. In a joint email, Hadas Zachor of NOW and Kathy Xian of Girl Fest explained that the RFZ Coalition is currently on a campaign to educate students about their rights and resources regarding gender violence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Studies show that the highest rates of sexual violence on campus occur between the ďŹ rst day of school and Thanksgiving break; however, that said, sexual violence may occur at any point in a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career at the UHM,â&#x20AC;? they wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone is a potential victim of sexual assault, dating violence or domestic abuse. For those who are victims of such violence, please know that UH MÄ noa has professional faculty

and staff who are dedicated to providing support for you and helping you succeed in college,â&#x20AC;? said Hinshaw in her statement. The R FZ Coalition is also concerned with evaluating the impact of former Acting President David McClainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rape-Free Zone declaration in 2005. The declaration led to a number of changes centering around an increased budget for security and safety improvements. Zachor and Xian said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many suggestions for improvement were implemented. However, we do still see that there is room for improvement. We have received testimony from students and alumni about their experiences with sexual assault on campus, how their cases were handled, and if they were adequately advocated for within the system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These testimonies have prompted us to revisit the RapeFree Zone promise, work with the chancellor, and together take signiďŹ cant steps in eradicating gender violence on campus, and making sure that everyone understands that the university takes these types of crimes very seriously.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take Back the Nightâ&#x20AC;? will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Students, faculty and staff who would like to get involved with this or other events can email RFZ@ girlfesthawaii.org or contact NOW at nowforuhm@gmail.com.

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Campus renovations M AT THEW SYLVA Staff Writer

An officer responded to a case of criminal property damage at Wist Hall.

AU G. 9, 2 011 An officer was sent to investigate a harassment case at AU G. 4 , 2 011 A CS officer detained a trespassWebster Hall. er at Campus Center. Another There was a motor vehicle col- report was also filed for loiterlision in the Zone 20 parking ing. The case has been closed. structure between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m. One of the vehicles A theft case was reported to CS at Kennedy Theatre. involved fled the scene.

AU G. 6, 2 011 A CS officer was sent to Hale Noelani to deal with drug paraphernalia. A report was also filed for student conduct code violation. AU G. 5, 2 011 An officer was called to the Sinclair Annexes to investigate a burglary that took place sometime on the previous day between 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 a.m.

AU G. 2 , 2 011 Staff from the Queen Liliâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;uokalani Center for Student Services called about a male coughing up blood in the first floor menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restroom.

A fire was set in a Hemenway Hall menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restroom. HFD responded. CS put out the fire and a report was filed with the Honolulu Police Department. AU G. 1, 2 011 Staff members reported that two sheds were broken into at the UH Lab School and HPD was notified.

A male reported a female sick from donating blood near An officer was dispatched to Hale Webster Hall. EMS was notified Noelani on the report of a suspi- and the female was transported cious person seen in the area. to a nearby medical facility.

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Campus Center renovations are currently in their second phase, which includes the most major construction projects. The third and final phase will include a full-service coffee shop. M AT THEW SYLVA Staff Writer The university is in the process of renovating several of its existing buildings and facilities, including Campus Center, Hamilton Library and various walkways on upper campus. On lower campus, Frear Hall, the Hale Aloha towers, Gateway International House and Johnson Hall have all been recently renovated, with ongoing renovations on Gateway as part of UH MÄ noaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Student Housing Services renovations. Campus Center is the largest ongoing renovation project at UH MÄ noa and is expected to be complete by December 2012, according to a previous press release. The renovations are expected to

cost the university $46.5 million and will be broken down into three phases over four years. The UH Board of Regents approved the project in 2006 with over 2500 petition signatures from students. Minor renovations began in 2008. When asked if he thought that the Campus Center renovation and expansion is a wise use of UH funds, Dieter Stelling, a senior zoology major, replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No. There are many things UH needs. A bigger Campus Center isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the top of that list.â&#x20AC;? Emelle Fajardo, a sophomore botany major and music minor, responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that the Campus Center renovation/expansion is a wise use of UH funds. Campus Center is already a very big and useful area that many students use, but I

donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they should focus on that right now. Many other buildings and college departments are in need of funding that they just arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t getting at the moment because UH funds are going toward improving things that are already good enough.â&#x20AC;? Renovations were completed to the ground f loor of Hamilton Library in August after severe f lood damage in October 2004. According to the UH MÄ noa website, the ground f loor of Hamilton Library houses the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Government Documents and Maps Collections and Collections Services, maps, aerial photographs, and GIS services, and the Department of Information See Construction, page 8

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On July 22, an explosion in the center of Oslo rocked the usually peaceful country of Norway. Soon afterward, a lone gunman named Anders Behring Breivik began a massacre at a youth camp on Utoeya Island, roughly 23 miles away. Breivik was apparently motivated by his political stance against multiculturalism. University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i at MÄ noa student Morgan Carmody reported on events from Oslo, where she had been studying at the Universitet I Oslo Blindern with the International Summer School. Just a few blocks away when the bombing occurred outside Osloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government buildings, Carmody and her friends shared in Norwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shock and grief.

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Bookstore System launched its new textbook rental program. More than 300 titles and 14,000 new and used books, across eight locations, are available to rent. While the in-store selection may be limited, additional titles can be purchased online. With this new program, UH Bookstore Branch Stores Manager Tricia Ejima said students can expect to save between 50-60 percent on textbook fees every semester. Normally, when students purchase books, they have to wait until the end of the semester to get cash back. However, with the textbook rental program, students will immediately be saving money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing is students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have the upfront cash to purchase books. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the reason why we wanted to give the rental program; as a way for them to save that right from the beginning,â&#x20AC;? said Ejima. Students interested in renting textbooks must ďŹ rst register, either

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in the store or online. Rental periods are good for the entire fall semester for students with a valid ID.

T I M P E R RY Former student Tim Perry came under investigation in early July for the theft of around 200 valuable or rare books from Hamilton Library. He was caught when he tried to send the books to a rare book seller on the mainland,

Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i stamps on the books and contacted UH. This was the second time Perry has caused a stir on campus. He inspired controversy when he made a video of himself masturbating and ejaculating onto a desk in a UH classroom, and posted it online. He has also called attention to himself by taking risque photos posing in a Speedo around campus.

UH MÄ noa was granted reaccreditation in early July by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the next 10 years, marking the end of a ďŹ ve year review process and ensuring the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Ten years is the longest possible renewal. Vice Chancellor for See Recap, next page

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Academic Affairs Reed Dasenbrock said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting 10 year accreditation is a big vote of conďŹ dence; it says that WASC is putting us in the highest groove.â&#x20AC;? In 1999, when UH MÄ noa was last accredited, WASC required a special visit to be held. But UH MÄ noa was never placed on probation and never lost its accreditation. The 2011 accreditation was part of the normal cycle of reaccreditation, which began in 2006.

C OA S TA L S T O R M S P R E PA R E D N E S S In the event of a devastating tsunami or coastal storm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It turns out we do not have a recovery plan for the state of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i,â&#x20AC;? said Dolan Eversole, the PaciďŹ c Rim island regional coordinator for the UH Sea Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coastal Storms Program. A grant totaling $1,333,360 will go to work that aims to solve this problem here and in other places like Guam, American Samoa, Micronesia and Palau.

With concerns about catastrophic weather events like Hurricane Katrina, as well as long-term trends like climate change, Eversole explained that focus needs to shift to engineering for prevention and looking at the social science of storm readiness, so that communities can be better equipped for recovery.

EAST-WEST CENTER FUNDING The House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed a bill in late July to eliminate federal funding for the East-West Center. The bill was proposed by Congressman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), and is currently going through a long process to be either accepted or rejected. AfďŹ liates of the center are watching Congress closely, but say that it is highly unlikely that funds will be cut off. Since 1960, the East-West Center has been helping students from all over the world attend college at the

University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i at MÄ noa. The center also helps in establishing a cultural and technical exchange between Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i and the Americas and the Asia-PaciďŹ c region. Republicans like Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) argue that the East-West Center has not had any important accomplishments in years, so foreign countries that want to keep the center should pay for their students with their own money.

AT H L E T I C F E E S Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw decided what the Athletic Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new beneďŹ ts package will look like, ending a stalemate but also taking it upon herself to make the call on contested issues like stadium seating and what to do with the athletics fees. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic fee working group had been at a stalemate with administration for so long that its members had to step down from ofďŹ ce before negotiations were complete.

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new experience.â&#x20AC;? Along with the ongoing renovations to campus buildings and dorms come construction detours and noise. Areas such as the Campus Center courtyard, northern walkway and other areas around Campus Center are currently, or have been previously, closed off, and detours have been created. Fajardo said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Campus renovations have not impacted my everyday schedule at all, I just ďŹ nd it annoying when they have to block off an entire road in order to do it sometimes.â&#x20AC;? However, Hu replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just some small detours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they really havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been a problem. Just plan accordingly.â&#x20AC;? Campus Center Board can be reached at (808)-956 9670 or by following the link below: http://www.hawaii. edu/campuscenter/renovation/contactus.htm.

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and Computer Scienceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Library and Information Sciences program.â&#x20AC;? UH MÄ noa Student Housing Services will reach the end of its major dormitory renovations with the completion of repairs to Gateway International House. Stelling stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re needed all right. Other than the construction noises, yes, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been pretty helpful,â&#x20AC;? when asked if the housing renovations have been helpful to students living on campus. Kevin Hu, a junior double major in computer engineering and art, replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;DeďŹ nitely. After hearing stories about the Aloha towers before I moved into the newly renovated ones, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad they ended up renovating those towers, especially since theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the freshmen halls and the freshmen are always looking for a

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been charged for keys that werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lost, has friends whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve encountered homeless people in the laundry room and has had to ďŹ ght to get erroneous charges Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i Student Housing, a private student removed from his bill. Kingston J. T. Liao, the principal broker for King housing company in WaikÄŤkÄŤ, is suing Kapiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;olani Community College student Dylan Hunt for defa- Realty Hawaii, which manages the properties, explained the reason mation following a for the lawsuit against series of Facebook Hunt in an email, writposts that Hunt ing, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have never wrote about his negbefore found it necative experiences essary to initiate a with HSH. Hunt lived lawsuit against a resifor a year in two HSH dent. However, with facilities: the Ohia Mr. Hunt, it became and Hana buildings. necessary because he Huntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s posts almade false statements lege a broad range of that attacked the inproblems including tegrity of our businoise, cockroaches, ness and our employblack mold, ineffecees. We believe that tive security, slow everyone is entitled to Internet speeds, speak the truth, and management enterwe welcome all honest ing student rooms criticism. However, without notice, exorwe will defend ourbitant fees for items selves against false such as lost keys, a accusations.â&#x20AC;? confusing billing sysBut, Hunt said tem, being forced to he believes that HSH move at short notice, is not interested in the false advertisement truth. He said that he regarding discounts received a warning and repeated billing letter from HSH only errors. three days before he â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just a was served, which did negative experience. not give him much In my opinion it was time to correct any dishonest sales pracpossible untrue statetices. They wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I actually honor advertisereached out to them ments, they would as soon as I got that,â&#x20AC;? charge absurd pricNIK SEU / KA LEO O HAWAIâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I said Hunt, but he rees. ... Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just King Realty Hawaii, which manages the Ohia, insists that Huntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceived no response dishonest people and Facebook posts about their property are defamation. Hunt says it about what portions he weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re students; in a was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a creative way to share [his] experience with other students.â&#x20AC;? should change. student housing we â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tryexpect to be treated as a student, not as someone really easy to exploit,â&#x20AC;? ing to say my blog is malicious. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t write it for malicious purposes, anyone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been to the Ohia said Hunt in a phone interview. Hunt said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been walked in on by managers or the Hana would say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;yeah this is true.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ... I did not who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t knock, has had health issues that are See Housing lawsuit, next page possibly connected to black mold in his room, has

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write it for revenge – it’s a blog written in a creative way to share my experiences with other students,” said Hunt. He pointed out that other students have responded to his blog post and shared similar experiences. The Yelp.com review of the Ohia currently rates the building at two out of five stars, though the reviews were mixed. Several corroborate Hunt’s complaints. For example, a common issue that Hunt claims has also affected several friends and acquaintances is that HSH bills students in “installments” that are not monthly rates, though students often assume they are, and are allowed to believe so. Hunt is worried for students who speak English as a second language. “This building is mostly dependent international students, so whatever they give them, they’ll just sign it and ... pass the number on to their parents.” In contrast to this, Liao maintained that HSH is a good place to live. “We have competitively priced, fully air-conditioned units ... [with] a maintenance staff that normally responds to any maintenance issue within a day, and immediately if an emergency occurs. Our students have responded well to our offerings and we have many who have renewed with us for numerous years,” he wrote. “There are not many organized off-campus housing options for students, and to spook students away from a good option because of Mr. Hunt’s hype would be a real disservice to students,” he said. The lawsuit comes at a crucial moment for students looking for housing for the new school year. In a general announcement email sent on Aug. 12 to all UH Mānoa faculty, staff and students, Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw asked for help for students who are unable to live in UH dormitories. “We will accommodate as many students as possible in our campus residence halls, but we also want to request your assistance in letting us know if you, your family or your friends have rental property or a spare room that can be rented to UH Mānoa students,” she said. In her announcement, Hinshaw directed students and possible landlords to the Off-Campus Housing Referral Program website, which features a database of listings for housing vacancies. But Terry Howell, assistant director for external relations at Student Housing Services, cautioned that listings on the database are not inspected by Student Housing Services, and there are no specifi c guidelines that landlords have to meet to be listed. “It’s strictly just a referral, we just act as a resource, we’re not guaranteeing anything about the building,” said Howell. It then falls to students to look out for bad rental situations. “Always go see the property, never go into a rental agreement unseen. For example, if you’re calling from the mainland, wait until you get here,” advised Howell. Indeed, this was part

of where Hunt’s housing experience went wrong. “Honestly if I would have been there for a day and found somewhere else, and I wasn’t under lease, I would have moved somewhere else. I moved straight from South Carolina to Hawai‘i so I didn’t get like a personal tour. ... The pictures on the website makes it look like it’s dorms, but all the pictures are like random pictures of Hawai‘i,” said Hunt. Howell also advised, “Make sure you’re comfortable in that neighborhood or in that particular building. Always read the lease thoroughly and make sure you understand it before you sign it. Ask the landlord, if there’s something you’re uncomfortable with, how that works.” If students do end up having a bad experience, Howell explained that he can refer them to the appropriate governmental offi ce to fi le a complaint, or students can fi le a complaint with his offi ce directly. “We do take these complaints seriously,” he said. “If it’s a serious complaint, if they can show me emails, if I have a personal relationship with the building manager, as a courtesy we’ll call.” If complaints about a specifi c property persist, “At some point they’d be removed from our website. ... I’m not gonna do that just off of one complaint, but if it shows to be a pattern we’d stop referring students to that particular property,” he said. Hunt, who has now moved out of the Ohia and lives in the Diamond Head area, also gave his advice. “I would recommend paying attention to your invoices. Spend some time to do math. There’s a lot of ignorance when it comes to getting billed; a lot of people ... just look at the number and say, ‘oh it must be correct.’ It ’s good to give people the benefit of the doubt, but these days you never know. Read ever ything before you sign it. If you have to sit there an hour and make sense of it and Google stuff then go for it. Ask questions. W hat happens is you’ll ask a question, and they’ll re ply with a complex response. Ask them to write it down and explain further if you don’t know English,” he said.

Hunt’s blog can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/ohia truth. Students can access the Off-Campus Housing Referral Program’s “Guide to Living Off-Campus” for more information at https:// www.housing.hawaii.edu/ och/tools/guide.cfm or by scanning this QR code.


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Kaluhialoha Eldridge, a graduate student in Hawaiian language who also teaches elementary Hawaiian to undergraduates, said, “I guess it [the Mānoa Experience] would be the opportunity for anyone to become anyone or anything that they want.” She explained that when she moved to Mānoa from Maui as an undergraduate she had no idea she would become fl uent in Hawaiian and start teaching the language to others. She sees similar transformations among her students. Eldridge also said that the university is unique because there are things here you can’t get anywhere else – such as the Hawaiian language. “This is our homeland. A lot of Hawaiians come from the mainland searching for it,” she said.

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The future of language studies at the University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i at MÄ noa will soon change with the introduction of a new Marshallese language program that will add a beneďŹ cial branch to PaciďŹ c Island Studies coming this fall. Rachel Miller, who will be teaching the new introductory classes in the fall semester, is a UH graduate with her masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in PaciďŹ c Island Studies. She has spent three years living in the Marshall Islands and has volunteered with WorldTeach on Namdrik Atoll. Miller got her ďŹ rst experience in the PaciďŹ c through a study abroad program in Samoa during her junior year in college. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I spent about six months there, and I knew almost immediately that the PaciďŹ c was the place where I was meant to be,â&#x20AC;? she said. Wanting to return back to the PaciďŹ c upon graduation, Miller applied and got accepted with the organization WorldTeach, which offered a year-long volunteer teaching

program in the Marshall Islands. A fter finishing her first year as a teaching volunteer, Miller realized that she wanted to stay in the Marshall Islands, but pursue other endeavors. She moved from Namdrik Atoll to Majuro, the capital, and got a job at Waan Aelon in Maje, a nonprofit vocational training center that pro-

Miller noticed there was a growing interest in the Marshall Islands and Marshallese language among students. Upon receiving the Foreign Language and Area Studies scholarship for Marshallese language, she began organizing weekly independent Marshallese language study groups for

There really is demand, especially in the education sector, there is a big demand for people who speak Marshallese... vides skills training for at-risk youth using the medium of traditional outrigger canoes, woodwork and boat building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a challenging job because it was a very small organization largely reliant on grant funding, but it was also incredibly rewarding working with the youth trainees and learning about the canoes,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I stayed at WAM for two years until I decided it was time to go back to school, and I applied to UH MÄ noa.â&#x20AC;? During her time at UH,

students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one other Micronesian language taught at UH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chamorro â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a relatively small program,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. The new Marshallese courses are currently being funded, in part, by the Center for PaciďŹ c Island Studies Title VI National Resource Center Grant, which will provide ďŹ nancial support for the next three years. One of the primary goals of this grant is to promote the teaching of less commonly taught languages. With the Marshallese popula-

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tion being about 7,000 in Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i and continuously growing, the launch of the program is well timed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There really is demand, especially in the education sector, there is a big demand for people who speak Marshallese,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are often issues with ďŹ nding interpreters to go between teachers and parents of Marshallese students. So education and the medical ďŹ eld as well, there is exactly the same demand.â&#x20AC;? The program will start with IP 101 being offered this fall, IP 102 in Spring 2012, IP 201 next fall, and IP 202 next spring, so that it will be a two-year cycle of four classes. Along with learning the language, the 101/102 courses will offer knowledge about pre-contact, colonization, politics, W WII, nuclear testing, and a large emphasis on culture. Completion of the program will satisfy the Hawaiian and second language requirement, and it may be possible that the 201 and 202 courses will satisfy writing intensive requirements, but that is yet to be decided.

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Miller hopes that in the future there will be opportunities to create a student exchange or a study abroad program to allow students to become fully immersed in the history, culture and people of the Marshall Islands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a country with a fascinating history that is very linked to the U.S. and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the reason why there is a large population here,â&#x20AC;? she said. After having an â&#x20AC;&#x153;amazingâ&#x20AC;? experience in the Marshall Islands, Miller encourages people to make an effort to understand the culture and history of the Marshallese people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marshallese people are some of the kindest, most generous, most genuine people Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever met, and getting to know them was truly a privilege,â&#x20AC;? she shared. The new class, IP 101, will start this fall semester and is offered Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. The classes will offer insight into the world of the Pacific Islands or for someone who wishes to complete their Hawaiian and second language requirements.

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Honolulu’s crowded beaches, busy hiking trails and urban landscape are a great escape when you need a two-hour break from campus life. But if you have a free weekend and want to see what else Hawai‘i has to offer, the neighbor islands await. Each island has a distinctive feel, but it doesn’t matter whether you choose the Big Island, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i or Kaua‘i – adventure and excitement are sure to happen. GET TING THERE There are four airlines offering interisland service. Check each company’s website to fi nd the best fare deals. Hawaiian Airlines www.hawaiianair.com Reservations: 1-800-367-5320 Hawaiian Airlines is the largest airline in the state and has been ranked as the nation’s most on-time airline for the past seven

years. Currently, the fi rst checked bag is $10 and the second is $17. For fl ights departing after Sept. 1, 2011, however, those rates increase to $17 for the fi rst bag and an additional $17 for the second. Surfboards, wakeboards and kiteboards are $35. Be sure to sign up for their free Hawaiian Miles program, where you can earn frequent fl yer miles usable toward free fl ights. Hawaiian also offers complete vacation packages including air, hotel and car rental that can offer savings. go! Mokulele www.ifl ygo.com Reservations: 1-888-435-9462

Go! Mokulele was formed in 2009 when the parent companies of two separate airlines, go! and Mokulele Airlines, merged. The check-in counters for go! Mokulele are located in the commuter terminal of Honolulu International Airport – not the inter-island terminal. The fi rst checked bag is $10 and the second is $17. Go!

Mokulele also offers vacation packages that include air, hotel and car. Island Air www.islandair.com Reservations: 1-800-652-6541

lands: O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i and the Big Island. It is particularly known for its charter f light services, but offers over 90 commercial f lights daily.

Maui, also known as the Valley Isle, represents the best of Hawai‘i: fantastic restaurants, pristine beaches, and remote areas untouched by development.

Maui is a world-class, luxury resort destination with hotel prices to match. There are, however, a number of less expensive hotels and condominiums available. The towns of Kīhei, Lahaina and Kā‘anapali offer the best value for your dollar – these are where you’ll find great beaches and restaurants. A recent Expedia price check showed a one-bedroom condo at Hale Kama‘ole, located across from Kama‘ole Beach Park in Kihei, for $101 per night and the beachfront Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel for $143 per night.

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The county operates the Maui Public Bus Transit System, which services most of the island. Visit www.co.maui.hi.us/ index.aspx?NID=605 to find comprehensive route and fee information. For students who prefer to rent a car, be aware that most car rental companies require renters to be at least 25 years old or 21 years old and willing to pay a daily surcharge.

On Maui, the best activities really are free. There is an abundance of beaches and surfi ng spots, particularly in the Kīhei/ Wailea/Mākena and Lahaina/ Kā‘anapali areas. In Kīhei, check out Kama‘ole Beach Parks I, II and III for soft sand and clean water. If you’re looking to see celebrities, Keawakapu Beach

THE ISL ANDS Island Air is the self-described “leading regional carrier,” servicing major airports such as Honolulu International and Kahului Airport, as well as smaller airports such as Ho‘olehua Airport on Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i City Airport on Lāna‘i. The planes feature seating for 37 passengers. Check-in counters are also located in the commuter terminal of Honolulu International Airport. Island Air has a free “Cloud 9” membership rewards program. After a member has fl own nine, paid fl ights, he/she is entitled to one free fl ight. Pacifi c Wings www.pacifi cwings.com 1-888-575-4546 Pacific Wings services four is-

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W H E R E T O E AT There are tons of restaurants with student-friendly prices. CafĂŠ Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lei, located on South KÄŤhei Road, features a chic dĂŠcor with food at reasonable prices. Another KÄŤhei favorite is Alexanderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fish and Chips. They offer delicious ďŹ sh, chicken and calamari coated in their perfectly fried batter. In the Lahaina area, Front Street is the center of food and social activity. Aloha Mixed Plate offers tasty plate lunches and is a great spot to hit after a beach or surďŹ ng trip.

MOLOKAâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I For travelers looking for an adventure off the beaten path, Molokaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i offers fantastic scenery and a look at undeveloped Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i. The islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population is just under 7,000 people, meaning you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ nd any crowds here.

Despite its small size, Molokaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i does offer a number of choices for accommodations. Hotel Molokaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i, located right on Kamiloloa Beach, offers open-air bungalows in a variety of room categories. Rates start at $159, but kamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;aina discounts are available.

CHECK OUT One of Molokaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous attractions is Kanemitsu Bakery, known throughout the islands for its hot bread. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan on checking out the bread during the daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they only offer it at night. Park your car in front of the bakery and head down the side alley. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about getting lost â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the long line will let you know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the right place. Molokaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i is also well known for Kalaupapa National Historical Park, on which grounds a former leprosy settlement was housed. The park is not accessible by car,

so interested visitors must hike or ride mules down a trail â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at the end of which you must connect with a commercial tour. Alternatively, visitors may fly directly into Kalaupapa.

W H E R E T O E AT Kualapuâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;u Cookhouse serves localstyle Hawaiian food and has a four-anda-half-star rating on Yelp. In Kaunakakai, check out Molokai Pizza CafĂŠ. In addition to pizza, the restaurant serves sandwiches, pasta and gourmet hamburgers.

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The observatories at Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i Island.

Harbor on Maui and Mānele Harbor on Lāna‘i for $30 each way, with kama‘aina rates available.

G E T T I N G A RO U N D There is no public transportation on island, so car rental is essential.

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Lāna‘i is known for the two Four Seasons resorts operated here: Manele Bay and The Lodge at Kō‘ele. Hotel Lāna‘i offers accommodations at a lower price point, starting at $99 for a standard room.

BIG ISLAND The Big Island boasts it all – an active volcano, beautiful beaches and snow-capped mountain peaks in the winter. The island is serviced by two major airports – Kona and Hilo, both of which are great starting points for your island adventure.

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Hawai‘i County operates the Hele-On Bus service, which is based out of Hilo. Hele-On provides service to a number of destinations throughout the island, including to Volcanoes National Park and Kona. Visit www.heleonbus.org for more information.

Lāna‘i offers kayaking, trail rides, snorkeling and other outdoor activities. Visit www.gohawaii.com/lanai for a full list of attractions.

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W H E R E T O E AT Lanai City Grille, located in Hotel Lanai, has a charming, country atmosphere. The menu is designed by celebrated Hawai‘i chef Bev Gannon and features entrees such as grilled Kurobota pork chops and local seafood and shellfish stew. For a less expensive meal, visit Canoe’s Lanai Restaurant for affordable American fare.

The Big Island’s size means advance trip planning is essential. You don’t want to book a hotel in Waikoloa if the sole purpose of your trip is to see Kīlauea. A recent Expedia price check indicated that the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa in Kona was $99 per night and the Hilo Seaside Hotel was $89 per night.

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, located 30 miles southwest of Hilo, encompasses a total area of 333,000 acres. The volcano is currently active, and produces hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of lava daily. Other attractions at the park include hiking, a walk-through lava tube, and the Thomas A. Jagger museum (fi lled with historical items about the volcano). The Kīlauea Visitor Center is open daily from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

W H E R E T O E AT In Hilo, check out local favorite Café 100. The restaurant serves a great loco moco, in addition to a variety of sandwiches, burgers and plate lunches. Another favorite is Ken’s House of Pancakes. Their enormous menu runs the gamut from tripe stew to curried chicken salad.

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Kaua‘i is legendary for its lush, dramatic landscapes and laid-back atmosphere. If you love the outdoors, Kaua‘i is for you.

G E T T I N G A RO U N D The County of Kaua‘i operates “The Kaua‘i Bus,” which provides services from Kekaha to Hanalei. Visit www.kauai.gov/oca/transportation/ for route and fee information. Car rentals are also available at Līhu‘e Airport.

W H E R E T O S TAY There are some great values on Kaua‘i condos and hotels. A recent Expedia price check indicated that the Kauai Sands Hotel in Kapa‘a was $57 and Aston Koloa Beach hotel was $79.

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W H E R E T O E AT Kintaro Japanese Restaurant is a local favorite and located in Kapa‘a. ‘a . ‘a The restaurant serves delicious Japapa pa nese fare and is particularly noted fo ffor or its fresh sushi. This place fi lls up fast, aassst, t, t, so reservations are recommended. A relarelaell ae atively new spot generating lots of buzz z z is is Josselin’s Tapas Bar and Grill. Located e d in in Kōloa, their extensive menu features such s ucch delights as roasted feta cheese and freshwae shw es w aater prawn tortellini.

The Nāpali Coast is a 15-mile stretch of coastline featuring dramatic cliffs and stunning scenery. The coast is best and most easily viewed from the water – and there is no shortage of kayak, boat and

zodiac companies to take you out. If you’re in n great g re re aatt rea physical shape and want to take on a challenge, ge e , the t he th coast is also available via the 11-mile Kalalau Trail. Tr ai Tr a il. ail. There is no car access to the Nāpali Coast. The Polihale State Park is another worthrrtt h while attraction, and while free, is only accese sssible by dirt road. A four-wheel-drive vehicle cle le is highly recommended to ensure your u r safety. ur s af a fet fe ettty y. y. The beach is beautiful, unspoiled and nd unlike un u n li l i ke lik any beach you’ll fi nd in Honolulu. C Camping a mpi am ping ng ng permits are available.

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing worse than seeing that zero on the class availability list. The best way to avoid this situation is by keeping tabs on registration dates and payment deadlines â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in other words, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be lazy. However, for freshmen and transfers with late registration dates, sometimes the ordeal of trying to get into a full class canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be avoided. Understand that full classes are sometimes out of the professorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands. Professor Thomas Kelleher, chair of the School of Communications, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physically the seats in the classroom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; class sizes are determined by things as simple as ďŹ re codes.â&#x20AC;? Another issue is the capacity of the program. As the department chair, Kelleher must make sure â&#x20AC;&#x153;the program is taking in enough students it can realistically accommodate further along in the future.â&#x20AC;? There is also a 20 -seat cap for writing intensive and oral com-

munication classes to enhance the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; learning experience. However, for classes without the limit, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to the professorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; discretion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would first email the professor and go into the office to sign up for the waitlist,â&#x20AC;? said Joanne Magday, a senior communications major. It is important to immediately contact professors. If you know a certain class will be offered the next semester, make sure to speak with the professor early, especially if it seems like the class will be popular. Professor Linda Middleton, an associate professor in the English department, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students who contact me via email before the semester begins have the best chance of getting put on a waitlist.â&#x20AC;? Make sure to show interest in your email. Middleton suggested, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emails should be more than â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Can you add me?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; requests, but express both interest in the class and a believable reason that the student would beneďŹ t by the class.â&#x20AC;? When the first day of class

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Kennedy prepares fall season K ARLEANNE M AT THEWS Chief Copy Editor From family-friendly theatre classics to adult-only thrillers and student-conceived dance performances, faculty and students are preparing a diverse season at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre.

L A N DM A R K MU S I C A L O N T H E M A I N S TAG E The Mainstage production for the fall will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical Page “Oklahoma!” This familiar story, set in 1906 in the Designer Territory, centers on the romance of Oklahoma cowboy Curly and farm girl Laurey. The show explores this relationship, community dynamics and Oklahoma’s imminent statehood. The show may be a classic, but the Kennedy team will be presenting a unique vision. “My goal is to make the production as fresh as possible, particularly by emphasizing its social context,” wrote director Lurana O’Malley in an email interview. The show will be presented in collaboration with the UHM Music Department in order to facilitate the unique demands of a musical. “A musical requires a lot of resources ... and can’t be done without the assistance of the Music Department,” wrote theatre manager Marty Myers in an email. Kennedy Theatre does not produce full-scale musicals frequently (the most recent was “Man of La Mancha” in 2007), so Broadway fans should not miss out on the opportunity. “I think musical theatre is just one of those things that no matter who you are, you can fi nd something fabulous about it,” commented co-choreographer Harmony Aguilera in an email. The show’s mixture of romance, comedy and excitement is perfect for a wide age range, including children age 11 and older. Tickets range from $5 -$22, and can be bought by phone, online or in person at the box office.

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In the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, MFA candidate Brett T. Botbyl will be directing “Bug: A Play.” Set in a seedy motel, the story follows the psychological journey of a delusional Gulf War drifter and a divorced waitress who has escaped from her abusive husband. As the play progresses, the two descend into paranoia. Although the play is difficult to classify in a single

genre, Botbyl characterized it as “a dark thriller that has shades of science fiction, of horror, and even a bit of a love story.” Botbyl selected the play in order to appeal to students. “Not to be cliché, but ... it’s not your grandma’s kind of theatre,” Botbyl said in a phone interview. “I think people tend to think of theatre as being dry, and kind of – I don’t want to say boring – but dated. “In order to have an entertainment experience, [people] expect they have to go to the movies to have it. ... But I guarantee when people come to see this show, it’ll be so much more exciting than any kind of a thing you see on the movie screen.” And as UHM students with validated ID get $5 tickets, Myers pointed out, “That’s cheaper than a movie.” As the play includes violence, nudity and drug use, it’s suitable only for adults. “Bring a loved one and hold on tight, ‘cause it’s kind of scary,” said Botbyl jokingly.

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Although the dance department’s annual Mainstage concert is held in the spring, dance students will be presenting “Fall Footholds” in the Lab Theatre. Held each semester, “Footholds” concerts are choreographed, performed, and technically supported by students. Both undergraduate and graduate students conceive pieces, recruit students to rehearse them, and then present the pieces to faculty, who decide which pieces make it on stage. See Theatre opportunities, next page


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Dance pieces are auditioned for the concert only a few weeks before the performance, so even dance professor and concert advisor Peggy Gaither Adams said she can’t predict what the show will comprise. “I do not even know who is going to be auditioning for the ‘Fall Footholds’ concert,” she wrote in an email. “There is always a variety of themes and styles presented.” These concerts provide an opportunity for dance students to present MFA and BFA theses and senior projects, as well as allowing any student to experiment with choreographic styles. Recent “Footholds” concerts have showcased techniques from contemporary ballet, hip-hop and various modern dance styles to Philippine dance, Cuban dance and hula. Tickets for both Prime Time shows range from $5-$15, and can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box offi ce.

L AT E N I G H T E N T E R TA I N M E N T In addition to Prime Time productions, the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre will host two Late Night plays in the fall. The fi rst, “Stop Kiss,” follows the women Callie and Sara. The pair unexpectedly become romantically interested in each other, but their fi rst kiss provokes a violent

Ticket prices for both Late Night shows range from $5-$10, and are available at the door starting one hour before the performance.

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G E T T I N G I N VO LV E D attack that puts Sara into a coma. When the play opened off Broadway in 1998, the New York Times called it “comic in spirit, serious at heart.” While the play does deal with issues of physical violence and sexuality, it also addresses the way that lives can change completely unexpectedly. It is recommended for mature audiences only. The second fall Late Night play, “Hot ‘n’ Throbbing,” offers the audience a brutally honest look at domestic violence, budding sexuality and perversion through the experience of an erotica-writing mom of two. “This Hawai‘i premiere offers a chance to see one of Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Paula Vogel’s more controversial gems,” wrote director Troy M. Apostol in an email. “Vogel’s work is known for depicting sensitive, difficult issues.” This play is also recommended for mature audiences only. Apostol quoted O’Malley as saying, “It’s a savagely funny and disturbing investigation of sexual violence, with none of the comforting distance of a movie screen.”

Kennedy also offers handson experience, and students from all disciplines are welcome to participate. “We love non-theatre students,” said Myers. “Any member of the UH community is open to audition for any show.” The production staff of “Stop Kiss” will be holding auditions for six actors on Aug. 24 and 25, and auditions for actors, singers and dancers for “Oklahoma!” will be held on Aug. 30 and 31. Students who love theatre but are uninterested in performing have backstage options as well. “We love students who are interested in working backstage learning about lighting, costuming or stagecraft,” said Myers. And students who can’t commit long term can volunteer for a single night as ushers. No matter the level of involvement, students can gain valuable experience from participating in Kennedy productions. As Myers wrote, “Getting involved in a production is a great way to meet new people and have a good time working on a collaborative project.” ALL GRAPHICS COURTESY OF KENNEDY THEATRE

Oklahoma! Mainstage and Prime Time proNov. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at ductions, call 808-944-2697 or 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. visit www.etickethawaii.com. To keep updated on audiBug tions and other involvement Sept. 14, 15, 16, 17 at 8 p.m.; Hot ’n’ Throbbing Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12 at 11 p.m. opportunities, visit www.hawaii. Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. edu/kennedy/getinvolved. Stop Kiss For more information on UHM students with valiSept. 23, 24, 30, Oct 1. at 10 p.m. individual shows, visit www. dated ID are eligible for special Fall Footholds $5 tickets for all shows and buyOct. 12, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m.; hawaii.edu/kennedy/. To purchase tickets for one-get-one-free nights. Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. K E N N E DY T H E AT R E FA L L C A L E N DA R

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Ka Leo, a Board of Publications program, offers opportunities in marketing. DAVIN AOYAGI Staff Writer Students searching for oncampus jobs need look no further; the Board of Publications offers experiences that will benefit students from a wide variety of backgrounds. “[The BOP’s program] gives students real world experience in a learning environment that’ll make them more employable,” said Jay Hartwell, the faculty adviser for the BOP’s student media. T he BOP is a Chartered Student Organization that is, according to its website, “ the legal publisher of all student publications supported by f unds derived from a dedicated portion of student activit y fees on Universit y of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus.” The opportunities offered by the BOP include working for Hawai‘i Review, a literary journal published twice a year, and Ka Leo O Hawai‘i, a student newspaper with a circulation of roughly 10,000. Students can also work in Ka Leo’s advertising department, which includes sales, marketing and public relations. These jobs are open to students of all majors. Students majoring in certain degrees – such as journalism – may earn credits by contacting their undergradu-

ate chair and negotiating an internship under a BOP program. Hartwell encourages students to seek opportunities through BOP programs, and advised them to be, “persistent ... [as] people involved in the program are busy.” One additional opportunit y of fered by the BOP is joining the Board itself. According to BOP Chairman Ryan Tolman, “Ser ving on the BOP is an excellent volunteer opportunit y for students looking to give back to the Universit y of Hawai‘i communit y while gaining valuable professional development experience. The BOP is a good opportunity to work with friends and also meet new people. The BOP provides students an opportunity to earn some extra money while working only a few f lexible hours a month. The students who serve on the BOP receive a small stipend each semester in appreciation for their work commitment and contributions.” To work for one of the BOP’s programs, inquire about open opportunities at Hemenway Hall 107, 2445 Campus Rd., visit www.boardofpubl ic at ions . org or scan the QR code.


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Campus hangout spots R IE M IYOSHI Contributing Writer Let’s face it – a lot of students can’t wait to get out of class and drive home, but it’d be a waste to pay all those tuition fees just to attend classes. We live in a world of imperfect class schedules; students are always waiting for the next class, the bus or the rush hour traffic to clear up. The next time you’re stuck on campus or fretting about something to do after class, the following suggestions will help.

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perience is defi nitely worth the 5-10 minute walk from upper campus.

FITNESS The body needs exercise for the brain to function effectively. Prepare yourself for an exam by hitting the Fitness Center. Finance major Adrian Doo, a regular at the gym, said that it is a great place to “meet people who share ... common [interests],” allowing people to learn and teach workout skills. On extremely muggy days in Mānoa Valley, what better way is there to cool off than taking a quick dip in the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex? According to UH water polo coach Maureen

off in an air-conditioned room. Jeremy Pfleger, a graduate student majoring in Asian studies, joked that he practically lives in Hamilton Library, taking full advantage of its Internet access and resources. He also said he prefers Hamilton, as it is located on the eastern side of campus, closer to his classes. Sinclair Library, which is open 24 hours a day from Monday through Thursday, serves students who wish to study on the western side of campus. Though smaller than Hamilton, Sinclair is in no way lacking, as it holds an extensive assortment of resources, including the video and audio collection on the third floor. Pono Maywal, a civil engineering major, enjoys Sinclair for its serious atmosphere and the Heritage Reading Room’s open-air, natural environment.

Tired of the crowd and noise? The Japanese Garden, hidden behind the East-West Center conference building, is a perfect place for students to escape from the mob. “[It] is one of the most serene, calm and beautiful places on campus in which a person can gather his or her thoughts and reflect on his or her CHILLING OUT life,” said Raymond Allen, Located in the cenan international student tral part of upper camadviser. The landscape of RIE MIYOSHI / KA LEO O HAWAI‘I pus, Campus Center is a the garden, from the lush green plains to the tranquil Kānewai Cultural Garden intertwines student participation convenient place for people to meet. Psychology koi pond, is sure to inspire and the preservation of Hawaiian culture by offering taro major Tania Yamaguchi and rejuvenate those who planting activities and guided tours. comes to the center need a break from the busiCole, the pool is an excellent place to get away from the craziness ness of campus life. Or, unleash your inner farmer to “get some exercise, socialize, of classes while still being able to access social resources, talk by visiting Ka Papa Lo‘i o Kānewai. and get a tan – all in one place!” These facilities are open at story, eat lunch and concentrate This “pu‘uhonua” (safe place) was developed for students to practice different hours on different days. on her studies. Mānoa Garden is famous for Hawaiian culture, including the tra- To avoid any confl icts in schedule, ditional style of farming. The gar- an email is to be sent to all UH stu- being the only on-campus site that den boasts a grand total of 69 vari- dents concerning opening hours/ serves alcohol, as well as food, even eties of taro, cultivated by students, days for on-campus athletic facili- after-hours. You will notice that it faculty and community members. ties. The facilities are free for UH is a popular, bustling hangout for students and community members “[It] encourages Laulima, [which students with validated IDs. to simply relieve stress and peoplemeans] everyone working togethwatch. Communication major Chia er,” said Summer Maunakea, who is S T U D I O U S S E T T I N G S Hamilton and Sinclair Librar- Lee said she enjoys Mānoa Garden a research assistant there. Located along Dole street next to the Hawai- ies, located on opposite sides of for its relaxing ambiance. Obviously, there is more to ian Studies building, the garden is the campus, are perfect for stuopen Monday to Friday from 8:00 dents who need to access the UH than the places listed above, a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The lo‘i may be Internet, fi nd sources, or simply so it’s up to you to discover the situated out of the way, but the ex- take shade from the sun and cool rest of what UH has to offer.

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Caffeine is one of the more comC mon drugs used on college campuses. At moderate doses, caffeine-users report increased alertness, ability to concentrate, and sometimes even euphoria. “Caffeine can slightly enhance physical endurance and delay fatigue associated with vigorous exercise,” according to Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder and Wilkie Wilson, authors of “Buzzed,” who hold doctorates from the Duke University Medical Center. It works by releasing fat into the blood for use as energy and by widening the bronchioles, allowing more air to enter the lungs and more oxygen to fl ow to the brain and muscles. According to “Buzzed,” “This is very helpful in treating asthma, a disease in which breathing difficulties arise because these tubes constrict.” Caffeine also constricts blood vessels and can be an effective cure for migraines, provided it is taken at the onset of the headache before the blood vessels behind the eyes and temples begin to swell. Xanthines like caffeine perform several actions on the body.

Truthful information about all drugs, presented clearly and nonjudgmentally, cannot cause harm. datory break in neural activity. Caffeine prevents this from happening, enabling the brain to continue functioning in “high gear.” This is responsible both for the feelings of mental alertness granted by caffeine as well as the mental exhaustion, or “crash,” experienced to varying degrees after the caffeine has worn off.

CAFFEINE USE Dependence can develop in caffeine users, indicated by mild withdrawal symptoms when caffeine use is suddenly stopped. Between 12 and 24 hours after caffeine use is stopped, users report headaches and fatigue that may persist for up to a week. Pain relievers can be used to reduce the

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“Drug education as it now exists is, at best, a thinly disguised attempt to scare young people away from disapproved drugs by greatly exaggerating the dangers of these substances,” writes Dr. Andrew Weil, author of “From Chocolate to Morphine.” “Truthful information about all drugs, presented clearly and nonjudgmentally, cannot cause harm.” The following series of articles will cover in-depth information about caffeine, nicotine, marijuana, MDMA and many more. However, this series will not cover alcohol, which was addressed in a separate article titled “Spike your cocktail with knowledge” which can be found at kaleo.org. To review UHM’s drug policy visit www.hawaii.edu/ohr/ download/drug/uh-subab.pdf or scan the QR code to the right. The primary one is to block a neurotransmitter in the brain called adenosine. When adenosine binds to its receptors it causes sedation, which provides the brain with an ingenious, natural safeguard against mental exhaustion through a man-

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headaches during the withdrawal period, but be sure to avoid painkillers that contain caffeine, such as Anacin and Excedrin. Fatal overdose with caffeine is extremely unlikely, but possible if a large enough quantity is taken. More common is caffeine poisoning, which results in tremors, nausea, vomiting, irregular or rapid heart rate, and confusion. In extreme cases, users may become delirious and experience seizures. Combining caffeine with alcohol and other downers can be dangerous, as the stimulation from the caffeine masks the depression of the nervous system caused by alcohol. Users who consume both have a hard time judging just how drunk they are, and often consume too much alcohol. Using caffeine to aid in physical exercise can be useful, but as a diuretic caffeine also promotes water loss and can lead to rapid dehydration. Also, because of caffeine’s effects on the heart, strenuous exercise while on this drug can be dangerous. Caffeine is easily abused. It’s very easy to load up on energy drinks, coffee and even “trucker pills” (caffeine tablets) in order to stay awake and study, but sleep is an essential item on our list of biological needs and is necessary for health.

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MY TH-BUSTING 1) Caffeine makes you feel more stressed-out. Status: Verified Caffeine increases the amount of active adrenaline in the body, which is also a natural bodily response to stress. Therefore, people who consume caffeine while under stressful circumstances (e.g. work or school) will feel more stressed out than they normally would. Adrenaline release also increases blood pressure, and the caffeine-induced adrenaline rush can add to this. As it is put in “Buzzed,” “caffeine and stress together lead to greater bodily stress responses than either does alone.” 2) Caffeine can cause panic attacks. Status: Verified Relatively high doses (more than 700 milligrams) of caffeine have been known to cause temporary, but debilitating, panic attacks which involve overpowering feelings of threat and fear, but in very few people. This is more common in people with a history of panic attacks or other types of nervous breakdowns, but anyone who consumes a high enough dose can experience caffeine-

induced panic attacks. 3) Caffeine causes gastritis (infl ammation of the stomach). Status: Busted Decaffeinated coffee often causes the same stomach problems as caffeinated coffee, suggesting that caffeine is not the main cause of gastritis. Instead, it is more likely that the acids and oils in coffee beans are responsible, supported by the fact that most gastritis is caused by coffee, not tea or other caffeine-containing beverages. 4) Caffeine use is effective in weight-loss efforts. Status: Busted It’s true that fat cells do have adenosine receptors and xanthines do cause a small release of stored fat – leading to some caffeinated foods being marketed as “fat-burners.” Even stranger are supposed fat-burning creams containing caffeine and other xanthines that are meant to be rubbed onto the offending area of fat and absorbed through the skin. But the actual amount of burned fat and lost weight that can be attributed to these caffeinated miracle products is actually very small.


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Nicotine Drug class: stimulant Type: no specific type

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Nicotine is the active chemical in tobacco products. At its peak popularity in the United States, 40 percent of U.S. adults were smokers. Presently, the ďŹ gure is somewhere closer to 21 percent. This is likely due to evidence of nicotineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toxicity and its ability to increase the risk of cancer. This evidence has led to everything from higher taxes on tobacco products to state lawsuits against tobacco companies seeking compensation for the staggering tobacco-related health costs of aging smokers. Nicotine is a unique stimulant that increases attention, concentration and memory. It also has an anti-anxietal effect on many users and is used more for its calming effects than for stimulation. Another effect of nicotine is its ability to suppress appetite. This effect can be used strategically to stave off hunger during a road trip or as an unhealthy dietary aid.

Many people also derive great comfort and relaxation from the mere ritual of smoking, which is a particularly addictive form of intake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;equivalent to crack cocaine and iceâ&#x20AC;? in habitforming power, according to Weil. Over time, these rituals become confused with the actual pharmacological effects of nicotine on the brain, until the userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to feel calm becomes dependant on both the nicotine and the act of smoking. A typical cigarette will deliver only one milligram of nicotine, while a plug of chewing tobacco chewed for 30 minutes delivers three to ďŹ ve milligrams through the mucous membranes of the mouth. Nicotine gum chewed for 30 minutes delivers around 1.5 milligrams of nicotine. Once nicotine is in the body, its distribution is affected by how it was taken. Smoke inhalation causes peak nicotine concentration in the lungs, blood

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Besides causing cancer and chronic lung disease, smoking also contributes to heart and vascular system diseases. The heart needs a rich supply of oxygen in order to keep the body alive. W hen nicotine is administered, it stimulates the release of adrenaline, increasing the heart rate and blood pressure while replacing oxygen with toxic carbon monoxide. Repeatedly stressing the heart in this way will damage it and lead to long-term heart problems, and could also lead to cardiac arrest. The carcinogens in See Nicotine use, next page

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cigarette smoke are also toxic to the inner linings of blood vessels, causing them to harden and become inflexible. Thirty percent of all deaths from cardiovascular disease are attributed to smoking. The stress on the heart also leads to circulatory problems that cause an aged appearance. Smoking decreases the blood supply to the epidermis, leading to thinner skin and more wrinkles. Sidestream smoke, or the smoke rising from a lit cigarette or pipe, has a higher concentration of carcinogens than either secondhand smoke (smoke exhaled from and filtered by the lungs) or the smoke inhaled through the filter by the smoker himself. People who spend a great deal of time in smoky places are twice as likely to develop heart disease over a 10 -year period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As with most drugs, nicotine passes to the fetus in the blood of the pregnant woman who smokes. ... Babies born to smoking moms have been shown to have levels of nicotine in their urine that are nearly as high as those of active smokers,â&#x20AC;? according to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buzzed.â&#x20AC;? These

babies are born with a low birth weight, show symptoms of nicotine deprivation from birth and sometimes suffer brain damage. This is caused by oxygen deprivation from the carbon monoxide and from nicotineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constriction of the motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood vessels. Even after the child is born, studies show that smoke in the household interferes with early childhood brain develop ment and should be avoided. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is harder to break the habit of smoking cigarettes than it is to stop using heroin or alcohol,â&#x20AC;? writes Weil. Although cigarettes are the most addictive form of nicotine administration, all forms of nicotine cause physical dependence and addiction. The addictive powers of nicotine place young, ďŹ rst-time users at an overwhelming 85 percent chance of remaining smokers after only two cigarettes - a higher rate of ďŹ rst-time addiction than heroin. Before experimenting with tobacco, keep in mind that most experimenters are now chronic smokers, whether they intended to be or not.

NICOTINE MY TH BUSTING 1) Nicotine helps your memory. Status: VeriďŹ ed When any acetylcholine receptors are inhibited in the brain, memory functions are impaired, so stimulating these receptors does the opposite. Studies are underway to ďŹ nd out if nicotine can help combat Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease and other memory deďŹ cits, with evidence suggesting that it does improve brain function and increase attention for at least a short while after it is administered. 2) Smokeless nicotine is a good performance-enhancing drug for athletes. Status: Busted Although a large number of athletes, mainly professional baseball players, chew tobacco during play, there is no evidence that tobacco increases reaction times and the evidence actually suggests that it decreases actual movement speeds, despite mental alertness. The stress that the nicotine-induced adrenaline rush puts on the heart, even without carbon monoxideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand, makes using nicotine in conjunction with physical activity a bad idea.

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Drug Class: no specific class. The chemicals contained in Marijuana resemble no other psychoactive molecules.

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Marijuana is the product of a particular hemp plant called cannabis that is native to Central Asia. Marijuana possesses mild stimulative effects, sedative effects and mild psychedelic effects in varying degrees, and users have a wide range of experiences from it. Generally speaking, users initially feel relaxed and experience an elevation of mood. This is followed by drowsiness and sedation up to 30 minutes later. According to “Buzzed,” “users may shift between hilarity and

contemplative silence.” People who smoke pot for the fi rst time often feel nothing at all, even after taking high doses of marijuana. “As with other psychoactive substances, people have to learn to associate changes of the consciousness with the physical effects of the drug,” writes Weil. Unlike with other psychedelics though, the effects of marijuana are more subtle. Physically, marijuana makes the heart rate accelerate slightly, causes the mouth and eyes to become dry, and reddens the whites of the eyes. Mentally, marijuana can make ke things seem funny or funnier than an they would normally be. Any senensory experience can become novel vel and interesting. Some users report ort that listening to music, eating and nd

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MARIJUANA USE The hippocampus, critical to

memory formation, has a large number of cannabinoid receptors. In lab tests, rats given THC, the naturally occuring psychoactive molecule in marijuana, show significant deficits in the formation of new memories (not in the ability to recall previously learned information). After the THC was eliminated from the body, the animals’ hippocampal activity returned to normal. Recent studies show that marijuana hinders the ability of hippocampal cells to generate. In a fully-formed brain, this may not be so bad, but in a brain that still needs to grow hippocampal cells, like the brains of teenagers, this could be devastating. Two other brain regions have a plethora of cannabinoid receptors: the cerebellum and the basal ganglia – both important to coordinaSee Marijuana use, next page

M ARIJUANA MY THBUSTING 1) Our brains naturally possess THC receptors and produce natural versions of THC molecules. Status: Verified “Perhaps the most striking fi nding from research on cannabis molecules (cannabinoids) has been the discovery of a cannabinoid receptor in the brain,” write the authors of “Buzzed.” Our brain produces its own natural version of these chemicals called endocannabinoids. These receptors in our brains and their corresponding chemicals are important in functions such as learning, control of anxiety and responsiveness to other drugs like alcohol. 2) Marijuana used to be way stronger back in the 60s and 70s. Status: Busted In actuality, “modern United States marijuana has been touted as being 10 times more potent now than it was in the 1960s and 1970s,” according to “Buzzed.” This is probably inaccurate though, as the potency levels of 1970s marijuana were taken almost exclusively from Mexican kilobricks that were below average potency even for that period. Still, some modern pot, “like the ‘skunk weeds’ from northern California and British Columbia, are as strong as hashish and can be disorienting to people who are not used to them,” writes Weil. 3) Chronic marijuana use causes brain damage. Status: Busted In rats, permanent cell damage and cell death did not occur in the brain unless the animals were given massive doses (up to 100 times the proportional amount a human could possibly take recreationally) and for several months straight (the majority of a rat’s lifespan), according to “Buzzed.” When more normal doses were administered, even for up to twice the length of time, no permanent cell damage or cell death was reported. Cells still returned to normal after THC was eliminated from the body.


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tion and fine-tuned movements. Marijuana is known to disrupt both. Driving stoned is dangerous and should not be attempted. Cannabinoid receptors are absent from the brain stem, however, which is critical for breathing. According to “Buzzed,” “it’s virtually impossible to take a fatal overdose of marijuana.” Most bad experiences on marijuana come from inexperienced users who take too much in a bad setting. These users report feeling anxious, paranoid and fearful about their situation and even the people around them. These panic attacks are easily treated with calm, reassuring conversation. The noticeable effects of a normal dose of smoked marijuana will subside within one to two hours. Mixing marijuana with other drugs is not pharmacologically dangerous. That being said, marijuana generally seems to increase the effects of other drugs – popular among hallucinogen users, marijuana enhances hallucinogenic experiences. It also appears to speed up the rate at which people become drunk. Due to the unpredictable nature of this effect, experimenters should be wary. According to Weil, “Smoking marijuana can, over time, signifi cantly irritate the respiratory tract, causing chronic dry coughs that resemble the coughs of some cigarette smokers.” Marijuana smoke also probably contains more tars than tobacco smoke. Some users avoid this risk by smoking out of a vaporizer – a machine that heats the plant material up, but not to the temperature required for combustion. Dependence on marijuana does not exactly resemble dependence on any other psychoactive drug. “At its worst, marijuana dependence consists of chain smoking ... but dramatic withdrawal symptoms don’t occur when people suddenly stop using marijua-

na, and craving for the drug is not nearly as intense as for tobacco, alcohol or narcotics,” writes Weil. Tolerance is also apparent in marijuana use. Heavy users will search for more powerful strains and larger amounts to help them feel stoned again. Dependence on marijuana is gradual and hard to notice. Tolerance builds quickly and users fi nd they can perform daily tasks and routine activities while high, until gradually the user is smoking every day. Some users insist that a day or two without a toke will make them feel strange and uncomfortable – even restless. Other users quit for months and notice absolutely nothing. It seems that marijuana is addictive, but only mildly so. The lack of toxicity seems to mean a lack of serious withdrawal symptoms. Dependence on marijuana, whether addictive or not, can be diffi cult to break. Just like with cigarettes, smoking marijuana can become a habitual activity for some, the removal of which can be highly distressing. “The main danger of smoking marijuana is simply that it will get away from you, becoming more and more of a repetitive habit and less and less of a useful way of changing consciousness,” writes Weil. Unlike most of the substances discussed here, marijuana molecules are insoluble in water, and highly soluble in oil. They stay in the body (detectable through urine screening) for weeks after introduction, stored in body fat. While THC is not particularly toxic to the body, this could get you in trouble with employers who screen for drug use. Despite its relative pharmacological and psychological safety, marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug as recognized by federal law. When considering its usage, remember that possessing more than one ounce of it can lead to jail time and other severe consequences.

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JUST SAY KNOW: Psilocybin and LSD begins, these hallucinogens can cause numbness, muscle weakness and trembling. Many fi rst-time users vomit as the experience begins. In low doses, sensory disturbances are mild distortions of perception, thought and emotion. Feelings of detachment from surroundings, minor emotional swings and an altered sense of space and time, similar to the effects of marijuana, are common. Users also report extremely vivid color (due mainly to pupil dilation), geometric patterning on surfaces, size and shape distortions, undulating shadows and auditory hallucinations. At higher doses, these drugs can cause major disturbances of perception including intense mood swings, hallucinations and visions. According to “Buzzed,” “Hallucinations are sensory experiences that are unreal.” Some users are

aware of this, but some truly believe that what they are seeing is real. According to “Buzzed,” “At the peak of the drug experience, the user frequently describes a sense of profound understanding or enlightenment. Sometimes there is a sense of oneness with the world.” The effects users experience are also dependant on whether external stimuli is encouraged or cut off. Some users enjoy looking at sunsets, water and trees and some enjoy watching television or playing video games, all of which encourage external stimuli. These experiences are much different from that of the user who closes his or her eyes and lies down in a quite setting during the trip. In the fi rst case, the drug enhances and distorts what the user already See Hallucinogens, next page

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PSILOCYBIN AND LSD MYTH-BUSTING 1) LSD causes normal people to become violent and dangerous. Status: Busted “In the 1960s, some bad trips on LSD may have led to accidents and suicides,” reports Weil. “These cases were rare, but were seized upon by the media who made LSD out to be a devil drug that turned teenagers into raving, mad lunatics. By the 1970s, bad trips were rare, not because fewer people were taking the drug, but because people had learned how to use it intelligently.” 2) LSD damages chromosomes and injures the brain. Status: Busted “Despite loud arguments and much bad publicity about the medical dangers of LSD, there is no evidence that it does any of this,” according to Weil. 3) LSD and psilocybin are stored in the spinal column and flashbacks are the result of minor releases of this stored LSD or psilocybin. Status: Busted

“Despite many rumors to the contrary, LSD [and psilocybin are] not stored in the spinal fl uid for months, nor [do they] remain hidden in any organ,” according to “Buzzed.” Both drugs are eliminated from the body normally. “LSD fl ashbacks do not occur because hidden drug in the body suddenly reappears.” 4) Psilocybin is a neurotoxin and intoxication is akin to poisoning oneself. Status: Busted Psilocybin is not a toxin produced by a plant, but a naturally occuring, psychoactive molecule, just like THC, and is processed through the body in similar ways. Just like other drugs, a highenough dose may result in poisoning, but this is true of everything including common items like salt or water. The amount of psilocybin required for poisoning is unknown, as any user attempting to dose that high will likely be completely incapacitated long before toxic levels can be reached.

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se sees, hears and feels. In the second case, the user’s mind is se allowed to wander freely and, al lacking external cues, is cala pable of imagining internally pa generated visions. ge Both psilocybin and LSD are at the center of a longar standing debate as to whether st these drugs are a safe and efth fective means to discovering fe “inner truths about oneself, the “i universe and God,” or “dangerun ous agents capable of driving ou people to insanity and suicide,” pe in Weil’s words. Weil asserts that these drugs probably have “the lowest dr potential for abuse of any psypo choactive drugs,” and “in purely ch medical terms, they may be the m safest of all known drugs. Even sa in huge overdose, [serotoninlike hallucinogens] do not kill, lik and some people take them frean quently all their lives without qu suffering physical damage or su dependence.” Still, these drugs de

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PSILOCYBIN AND LSD USE Other less common hallucinogen types like belladonna alkaloids ( Jimsonweed, Mandrake, Nightshade) and dissociative anesthetics (PCP, Ketamine) are much more physically dangerous and the safety tips that follow do not necessarily apply to them as well. These more dangerous hallucinogens can stimulate the heart rate and raise body-temperatures to potentially lethal levels, which are also the levels required in order to produce intoxication. The most common negative effect of taking serotonin-like hallucinogens is having a “bad trip.” A frightening illusion or difficult mood swing can trigger anxiety and panic attacks in users, or users may simply be afraid that they will never return to normalcy. Just as with marijuana, the best cure for this is the calm reassurance that everything will be alright. The power of hallucinogens lies in their ability to warp and alter the senses and decisionmaking processes that we humans depend on so heavily. Our entire experience on this planet is based on sensory input that the brain must process, and hallucinogens temporarily alter this process. Death by serotonin-like hallucinogen overdose is less likely than death by marijuana overdose, however, people can die while on hallucinogens. The most common cause of this is a hallucination that is so strong, users become completely unaware of their surroundings and accidentally injure or kill themselves. Flashbacks, or posthallucinogenic perceptual disorder,

are another concern as the unexpected sensory disturbances can hit users at extremely bad times. Flashbacks are rare in light users and occur mostly in heavy hallucinogen users. According to “Buzzed,” among light users, the percentage is somewhere in the single digit range, while in heavy users, the percentage is anywhere from 30 to 60. When psilocybin was fi rst popularized in the U.S., some dealers would pick up ordinary supermarket mushrooms and contaminate them with LSD, PCP or other hallucinogens and then sell them to unsuspecting buyers for a huge profit. It can be extremely dangerous for an inexperienced user to take what he or she thinks will be a moderate dose of psilocybin, but what is actually a good-sized dose of the much more dangerous PCP, for example. The combining of serotoninlike hallucinogens with other drugs does not produce any physically dangerous results in the body, but it can cause “an already unpredictable experience [to become] even more unpredictable,” according to “Buzzed.” No hallucinogen is physically addictive, and psychological addiction is almost unheard of as well. Not only do these drugs lack the stimulation of the reward-pathways involving dopamine that highly addictive drugs possess, but the drugs themselves are not conducive to addictive behavior. It is virtually impossible to function normally on hallucinogens, and most people do not have the time to trip constantly. Besides this, the results of the trip are often very hard to process initially, and most users do not seek out another trip for quite some time.


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MDMA Drug class: entactogen Type: methylenedioxymethamphetamine MDMA is a relatively new drug, fi rst tested on humans during the 1950s by the U.S. military. In the 1980s it gained some popularity as a party drug. This, combined with some reports of toxicity, led the Drug Enforcement Administration to classify it as a Schedule 1 controlled substance (has no recognized medical uses, has a high possibility for abuse, and has no accepted safe methods of administration). Despite this, it remained popular at underground dance parties and raves, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it was nicknamed “ecstasy.” MDMA increases heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. It energizes users and suppresses appetite. Its effect on mood, however, gives MDMA its nickname. According to “Buzzed,” “users experience a warm state of empathy and good feelings for all those around them.” Almost all users experience these feelings of openness and caring. There is also a decrease in defensiveness, fear, anxiety and aggression. MDMA is most often p pressed

MDM A MY TH-BUSTING 1) You can die from one tablet of ecstasy. Status: Verified Although it is possible that one pill could contain enough MDMA to make a person overdose, this is extremely unlikely. MDMA is very expensive to synthesize compared to caffeine, methamphetamine, ketamine and other contaminants. If anything, ecstasy pills are much more likely to contain insufficient MDMA for the full effects to

the synapse is what causes MDMA’s unique effects. i n t o colored tablets, sometimes referred to as “rolls.” The pills are often stamped with insignia such as Nike “swooshes” or the Batman logo. The tablets are usually ingested orally, though some users crush the pills into powder and insuffl ate it. Rarely, the powder is dissolved in water and injected, or in some cases, pills are inserted directly into the rectum, bypassing much of the digestive tract. All of these non-oral methods result in faster hitting but shorter effects. MDMA trips, sometimes referred to as “rolling,” last four to six hours depending on the purity of the pills (which are often spiked with dilutents), the number of pills taken, and the individual user. Users can expect a roll to “kick in” after 30 to 90 minutes. As the trip begins, users experience an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, dilation of bronchioles and pupils, and an increase in the blood flow to muscles. This is often accompanied by a “rush,” and sometimes nausea. Peak levels are reached around arou two hours after oral ingestion and as soon as 15-30 minutes after afte non-oral administration. As MDMA enters the brain, it moderately increases the levm els of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine dop and dramatically increases the levels of serotonin within the lev synapse, effectively “dumping” sy the th brain’s supply, according to “Buzzed.” The release of all three neurotransmitters into th

MDMA USE According to “Buzzed,” “MDMA has caused a number of deaths when it was used in conjunction with high levels of physical activity in hot environments.” Dehydration can also lead to death in hot environments, so drinking water is essential. However, one of the most publicized MDMA-related deaths was that of Leah Betts, a U.K. teenager who took ecstasy and drank approximately seven liters of water before collapsing into a coma

be felt. Still, it is possible to die after taking only one tablet, but this will likely be a result of water intoxication, hyperthermia, heat-stroke or dehydration (all of which can be prevented through proper rehydration, taking breaks from dancing and keeping cool) or from contaminants like ketamine. Overdosing on MDMA from one tablet is extremely unlikely.

from which she never recovered. The British media seized on the story, but missed the critical role that water intoxication played as her actual cause of death, instead choosing to exploit her death as an example of the dangers of illegal drug use. Each user can react differently to MDMA and what might be a safe dose for some can also be dangerous for others. There is always some risk involved when taking MDMA, but generally a “safe dose” is around 80 to 125 milligrams. However, because rolls are illegally packaged and distributed, there is no way to tell the exact dosage of MDMA

in a given pill. On top of dosage problems, unregulated, illegal drug production always invites intentional contamination. Some surveys estimate that only 40 percent of all ecstasy pills are entirely MDMA, while the rest are contaminated or even contain no MDMA at all. MDMA overdose is also complicated by these contaminants, as it is often unknown whether the overdose symptoms are being caused by MDMA or by one of the contaminants. Still, ecstasy overdose is marked by typical signs of overstimulation of the See MDMA, page 36


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Drug class: stimulants Ty p e : p s y c h o m o t o r stimulants “Stimulants are aptly named,” according to “Buzzed.” “These drugs cause a sense of energy, alertness, talkativeness, and well-being that users find pleasurable. At the same time, the user experiences signs of sympathetic nervous system stimulation, including increased heart rate and blood pressure and dilation of the bronchioles in the lungs ... when injected or smoked, these drugs cause an intense feeling off euphoria.” Users of these stimulants are full off confidence to the point of believing theyy can accomplish anything. These drugs also cause the unmistakable euphoria and sense of well-being that is the basis for dopamine reward-pathway-based addiction. Stimulant users are in constant motion – talking, fidgeting, pacing or walking about. At high enough doses, these actions become highly focused and repetitive. Stimulants “increase blood pressure and heart rate, constrict blood vessels, dilate the bronchioles, increase blood sugar, and generally prepare the body for emergency,” write the authors of “Buzzed.” The effects on the bronchioles can actually improve asthma symptoms. Fat is also broken down to help prepare the body with stores of energy, and this effect may contribute to weight loss efforts. That being said, using any of these drugs as dieting aids is a generally unhealthy strategy, as it obstructs natural sleep and eating patterns, puts a great deal of stress on the cardiovascular system, and can cause other complications. These stimulants cause the release of the monoamine neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. Each of these neurotransmit-

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ters controls different bodily functions like attention, appetite and feelings of euphoria. All stimulants do this to varying degrees. The main difference between cocaine and amphetamine/methamphetamine is that cocaine simply blocks the reuptake of these neurotransmitters into the neurons. Normally, the neurons in the brain actively pump the neurotransmitters back out of the synapse – cocaine prevents this from happening, leaving the neurotransmitters out in the synapse. Amphetamines and methamphetamine actively enter the nerve terminal and force a massive dump of neurotransmitters in addition to preventing reuptake. They are therefore much more effective at “stimulating.”

COCAINE “Coke,” “blow,” “whitecoat,” “white lady” and “candy” are just a few names for cocaine. Cocaine is most frequently insuffl ated, though it can be smoked as “chewy” in joints and injected intravenously after it is dissolved in saline. The powdered form of cocaine is usually diluted with other white powders like cornstarch, talcum powder, lactose or mannitol, and with other local anesthet-

ics like caffeine or, sometimes, amphetamine. The dilution is economically driven, allowing less cocaine to stretch across a larger batch. Despite this, cocaine is fairly pure in most states, approaching 70 to 80 percent purity in most seized batches in 2004, according to DEA data. Peak levels of cocaine in the blood appear after around 30 minutes. Cocaine is destroyed by the liver at about half a typical dose per hour, meaning that users are ready for another dose in around 45 minutes, according to “Buzzed.” The rush and crash cycle leads some users to keep snorting all night long until the cocaine reaches toxic levels in the blood. Crack is a derivative of cocaine created by dissolving powdered cocaine in a mixture of water and either ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). The mixture is boiled until a solid substance precipitates. The solid is then dried and broken into chunks that are sold as crack cocaine. Crack “rocks” are smoked out of pipes and deliver a much faster and more intense rush. Crack is also much more addictive and much cheaper to manufacture and buy. In the 1980s it wreaked havoc

Amphetamine is a synthetic stimulant. The chemical structure of amphetamine resembles that of adrenaline and noreadrenaline, the body’s natural stimulants. Amphetamines’ effects resemble those of cocaine, but are longer lasting. Amphetamines are also more toxic for the body than cocaine, according to Weil. “The body has a great capacity to metabolize and eliminate cocaine: the liver [has the potential to] detoxify a lethal dose of cocaine every 30 minutes. At the same time, people can establish a stable relationship with amphetamines more easily than they can with cocaine, probably because the intensely pleasurable but very short effects of cocaine [are] more seductive and invite repetitive dosing.” Amphetamine-based prescription drugs in use today are slightly different from one another, but all have similar effects. Benzedrine is pure amphetamine and was the fi rst to become popular. There is also Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), Methedrine (methamphetamine) and various combination drugs like Adderall, which combine Dexedrine and Benzedrine. Concerta and Ritalin do not actually contain amphetamines, but instead contain methylphenidate, which has a similar effect but resembles a different parent compound. The most widespread use of prescription amphetamines in the U.S. today, and one that is still controversial, is for Attention Defi cit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder. This may seem strange at fi rst, but the introduction of amphetamines, and other stimulants, improves attention in normal people as well as people with ADD/ADHD, and it does so in almost every study. There are many people, from children with ADHD to truck drivers, who medically use stimulants regularly without developing compulsive patterns See Stimulant use, next page


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of use. However, the extreme ability to concentrate is what makes prescription amphetamines so alluring to college students and is the reason why Adderall is so frequently abused as a study aid.

ME THA MPHE TA MINE Methamphetamine abuse exploded in the United States when the cheaper, smokable form of methamphetamine, called “ice” or “crystal,” was fi rst widely introduced to the populace in the 1990s. Smoking meth out of pipes has a similar proportionate effect on users when compared to the tablet form as smoking crack out of water pipes does when compared to insuffl ated cocaine. It is much more addictive, much more powerful, much easier to bootleg, and much cheaper to buy on the streets – all of which contribute to a drug epidemic worse than any previous one. Because meth is so powerful, especially when smoked, it encourages a cycle of abusive behavior that is more self-destructive than any other popular drug. According to Weil, “Heav y ice smokers go on binges that can last for days, a practice now known as ‘tweaking’ or ‘amping.’” This binge is followed by a severe crash period in which the user is mostly incapacitated. This cycle of amping for days and then crashing for days prevents any constructive activity and effectively removes the user as a productive member of society. The drug is so debilitating that there is little else for addicts to live for other than the next fi x, contributing to the behavioral and psychological problems of many tweakers. Both meth and amphetamines, like cocaine, enter the bloodstream very quickly when they are smoked or injected. “This leads to a rapid high and to greater likelihood of toxicity,” according to “Buzzed.” Unlike cocaine, meth and amphetamines can both be taken orally because the liver cannot destroy them as quickly as it can cocaine, allowing for effective, slower and safer absorption through the digestive tract. Because they are degraded more slowly than cocaine, the effects last for several hours rather than only one or less,

as is the case with cocaine.

PSYCHOMOTOR STIMULANT USE Stimulants can kill at doses that are normally considered to be recreational. Once toxic levels have been reached in the blood, accidental death can occur suddenly through “seizures, sudden cardiac death, stroke, failure of breathing ... and/or hyperthermia,” reports “Buzzed.” Even though it is unlikely, it is possible to die from your ver y first dose of stimulant, especially cocaine, through toxic overdose. Some warning signs of a possible overdose or of high levels of blood toxicity are jitteriness, paranoid or hostile behavior, tile be “repetitive, aimless activites, vites, such as drawing closely spaced lines nes ... or talking constantly witho u t listening,” according to “Buzzed.” Other symptoms include palpitations and chest pains, fl ushed skin and elevated body temperature, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Toxic blood levels, once too high, can also have other serious effects such as strokes, heart attacks and hyperthermia. For cocaine, elevated body temperatures are rare, but seizures are very common symptoms of overdose. A second danger of stimulants comes from psychiatric problems that arise with chronic abuse. After days or weeks of repeated, high-dose usage, “a psychotic state of hostility and paranoia can emerge that cannot be distinguished from paranoid schizophrenia,” write the authors of “Buzzed.” This, in turn, can lead to serious problems with friends, family and loved ones, and can strain or even destroyrelationships. Chronic stimulant abuse also comes with long-term health problems that vary depending on how the drugs are being used. Cocaine and amphetamine both cut off the blood supply to the area to which the drug is administered. Snorting cocaine can create ulcers in the lining of the nose, while smoking crack or amphetamine can

cause bleeding in the lungs. Stomach ulcers also arise from chronic oral or intranasal use. Long-term stimulant abuse will accelerate the development of fatty plaques that block blood vessels (atherosclerosis), damaging the heart muscle through lack of oxygen. Many stimulant users are malnourished, as the drugs supress appetite and take up funds that would normally go toward food. Hepatitis, HIV and other infectious diseases have a high rate of incidence in hardcore stimulant users who often share dirty needles or engage in risky sex either for money or just because of the drugs’ augmenting effects on libido. With regards to methamphetamine, research indicates the possibility of longterm ter neurotoxic damage stemming from chronic use of the drug. According to “Buzzed,” “Buzzed, “High-dose methamphetamine causes long-lasting damage to the dopamine nerve endpam ings of o neurons. The nerves nerv do not die, but the th nerve endings are ‘pruned,’ or cut a back, leaving a permanent defi cit in the density and the amount ity of nerve terminals t of dopamine serotonin available for mine and a use.” This defi fi cit can be compensated for when the user is young, but as age catches up and dopamine and serotonin neurons are lost naturally, the defi cit can emerge in the form of motor and mood disorders. There is a very high risk of addiction with stimulants. Just as with nicotine and alcohol, abuse and addiction are very common among stimulant users, and breaking addiction to stimulants is extremely difficult. Part of what makes stimulant addiction so dangerous lies in how these drugs are administered and the ensuing rush and crash cycle that this administration creates. The way these drugs are taken adds a layer of behavioral addiction on top of the physical addiction that comes from the manipulation of dopamine reward pathways. Sometimes breaking this behavioral addiction is harder than breaking the physical addiction.

1) “Speed kills.” Status: Verified According to “Buzzed,” “The aphorism ‘speed kills’ is well deserved. It refl ects the understanding that the 60s drug subculture had of the effects that cocaine and amphetamine derivatives have on body function.” Even used carefully, amphetamines, and stimulants in general, are not entirely safe. They present a higher risk of both addiction and death and cause more negative effects on the body over a shorter period of time than many other drugs do. Even when taking stimulants “safely,” users should be very careful with these drugs, and experimenters should think long and hard before deciding whether or not to try them. 2) Stimulants are the most addictive drug class. Status: Verified “No other drugs ... act so directly on reward systems or are so commonly addicting,” write the authors of “Buzzed.” “Animals will press a lever hundreds of times to deliver a single intravenous dose of cocaine or methamphetamine. In contrast, most animals will not voluntarily ingest dangerous amounts of alcohol or nicotine, and tend to limit their intake of heroin to a steady pattern. Recovering cocaine addicts usually say that the only thing that stops a serious addict during a binge is running out of cocaine.” 3) Amphetamine was the original diet pill. Status: Verified Amphetamines suppress appetite and were used as diet pills when they were initially manufactured by American pharmaceutical companies. “Unfortunately, it was impossible to separate the appetitesuppressing qualities from the addictive potential,” write the authors of “Buzzed.”


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sympathetic nervous system: dry mouth, muscle cramping, nausea, incoordination, chills and sweats, a loss of locomotive ability, and vomiting on the mild end; seizures, stroke, heart attack, and a dramatic increase in body temperature (responsible for hyperthermia, muscle breakdown and kidney failure) on the serious end. Despite these dangers, the risk of death through recreational use of MDMA is relatively small, and most deaths are a result of inadequate hydration, heatstroke, water intoxication or hyperthermia, not actual MDMA overdose. A common consequence of MDMA use is a “down” that users experience in the day, or sometimes days, after using MDMA. A sort of “ecstasy hangover,” the “down” can range anywhere from a gloomy, irritable mood and fatigue to mild clinical depression, according to “Buzzed.” Some MDMA users report

panic attacks after repeated use and, more rarely, hallucinations and paranoia. These symptoms will subside once MDMA use stops in most cases. Some studies show that chronic use (a pill count of over 100 in a lifetime) leads to persistent anxiety, risky behavior and psychological problems. Heavy use is also associated with impaired memory, resulting in the term “E-tard.” Based on laboratory tests, it appears that light use will result in little to no negative effects on the brain; moderate use will result in marked, but reversible, negative effects on serotonin neurons, transporters and receptors; heavy, long-term use can “eliminate the ability of these neurons to release serotonin for months,” according to “Buzzed.” Whether this translates into real, permanent brain damage is still being debated, though Weil writes that “Research has failed to support this idea.”

MDM A MY THBUSTING CONTINUED 2) Ecstasy isn’t addictive. Status: Busted Some cases of MDMA dependence have been reported, and they resemble cases of amphetamine dependence, suggesting that there is the potential for addiction. That being said, “the typical pattern of human use is quite different from those of cocaine and amphetamine. While people clearly use it repeatedly, it is used most frequently in a specifi c environment, like rave dance parties,” write the authors of Buzzed. Also, just as with hallucinogens, ecstasy is a diffi cult drug to take during normal, routine days and requires time and space to be set aside, making habitual use diffi cult for most. 3) If you have sex on “x,” you’ll never like normal sex again. Status: Busted Though there are a load of testimonials on the internet of users who swear that having sex while on MDMA was the biggest mistake of their lives, there is an equal number of testimonials from people who say that “sex on x,” does not ruin normal sex at all. Based on what we know

of ecstasy’s pharmacological effects, it is certainly true that tactile sensory input is greatly enhanced while on ecstasy. But this does not necessarily mean that sex won’t seem pleasurable without ecstasy. 4) Ecstasy turns your brain into swiss cheese. Status: Busted This myth is based off misinterpretations of MRI images of the brains of recent ecstasy users. These MRI scans show dark regions in the brain immediately following ecstasy use. Some claimed that the dark regions represented areas of cell death or cell damage, described as “holes” in the brain. What these dark regions actually represent are regions in which there is currently no cell activity. After the brain dumps its serotonin supply into the synapse, certain regions of the brain that normally contain fi ring neurons to signal serotonin release or reuptake no longer display neural activity because there is nothing for them to do. The same brains, when scanned a week later, showed normal levels of brain activity in the previously affected regions.

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Drug class: Depressants Type: Opiate analgesics

Numerous drugs are considered narcotics, including opium, morphine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone (Percodan, OxyContin), Dilaudid, Demerol, Lomotil, Vicodin, Sublimaze and Darvon. On college campuses, you are most likely to encounter them in pill form – often prescriptions that are being sold instead of used. By far the most abused opiate in the world, heroin is usually distributed as bags of loose powder. Heroin can be a number of different colors depending on the source and the quality of the preparation including black, brown and white. “Narcotics are drugs that can produce stupors by depressing brain function, but their depressant action is different from that of sedative-hypnotics or general anesthetics,” writes Weil. “The parent of all narcotic drugs is opium.” Crude opium contains over 20 drugs. In the brain, these drugs produce a dreamy, euphoric state with lower sensitivity to pain, suppression of the cough center, slowed breathing, stimulation of the vomiting center, relaxation and drowsiness. Contraction of the pupils is very common. A few people may become anxious, restless and wakeful after taking opiates, experiencing intense nausea

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and sweating. Still others fall into “a kind of twilight sleep marked by vivid dreams,” writes Weil. In the bowels, these drugs paralyze intestinal muscles, causing constipation and sometimes cramping. After the drug wears off, the muscles become overstimulated, which can sometimes lead to uncontrollable diarrhea. Injecting opiates produces more intense versions of these effects, including a rush of pleasure at the onset that subsides into the dreamy state. “In medicine today, narcotics are the main drugs used to treat severe pain,” writes Weil. “In proper doses, when they are really needed, opiates are safe and extremely effective.” Despite this, the topic of narcotics often inspires fear and hostility. Their high potential for abuse has become the classic model for drug dependence and its destructive effects on communities. Many popular beliefs are influenced by prejudice, ignorance and propaganda. According to Weil, campaigns to stamp out heroin in particular, which is seen by much of American popular culture as a “devil drug,” have actually contributed to larger quantities of heroin entering the world markets than ever before. In the mid 1990s, the street price for just one gram of highly adulterated heroin was approximately $1,000. Today, users can purchase a gram of heroin that may be up to 80 percent pure for only $70 to $100 – this is simply due to a massive increase in the amount of heroin available. Because heroin is much cheaper now, new users tend to snort or smoke the drug, rather than mainlining it with a syringe, which was popular largly because it was the most costeffective way to use such an expensive drug. Although heroin is still by far the most popular opiate, after the mid-90s more and more drug users began discovering

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another poppy-derivative – oxycodone. Oxycodone was first popularized as a prescription pain-reliever when it was blended with aspirin and sold as Percodan and with acetaminophen and sold as Percocet, and later as the notorious time-release capsul, OxyContin.

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Opiate overdose is not a cumulative effect of years of abuse. It can happen the very first time, and can be lethal. Just as with alcohol, overdosing on narcotics results in a severly depressed nervous system, which can slow breathing to a stop. Hospitals can administer rapid and effective treatment for opiate overdose with an opiate antagonist, which can reverse the depression of the nervous system very quickly. Overdosing is most common with injectable forms of these drugs, but can occur with other methods of administration. If someone you know is overdosing on an opiate, rapid medical attention may save their lives, but must be sought immediately. As with other drugs, dependence is most likely to occur when the drug is used to deal with everyday difficulties such as boredom, anxiety or depression. “Narcotics may be particularly seductive because they insulate people from discomfort and pain, seem to make time pass more rapidly, and create an inner world of security and comfort into which users can temporarily retreat from reality and its demands,” writes Weil in his book. Just as with other highly addictive drugs, narcotics work on two parts of the brain to trigger an extreme desire to continue using the drug. First, “the parts of the brain that seek reward are chemically changed to respond strongly to drug cues, and [second] the parts of the brain that create anxiety and bad feelings start firing as soon as the drug wears off,” See Narcotics use, next page


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write the authors of “Buzzed.” Once physical dependence sets in, the desire to avoid withdrawal becomes a powerful motivator to take more drug. This is true for all addictive drugs, but because the withdrawal from narcotics is particularly uncomfortable and lasts for a notoriously long amount of time, avoiding withdrawal is probably the number one reason for chippers, or occasional users, to become addicts. Some early signs of withdrawal are watery eyes, runny nose and sweating. As withdrawal continues, the user will begin to feel restless, depressed and irritable, and will experience a loss of appetite. As withdrawal enters its severe phase, the user will experience diarrhea, shivering, sweating, general malaise, abdominal cramps, muscle pains and an increased sensitivity to pain. Constant yawning and an inability to sleep gradually become more intense. Usually the worst of the physical symptoms subside after a few days to a week. Physical withdrawal is accompanied by dysphoria, or the “justfeeling-lousy-feeling” that comes with a sudden lack of opiate-induced euphoria. This symptom can last for months or even years, and is much harder to shake than physical symptoms. Physical addiction to heroin can be broken using a synthetic opiate called methadone, which maintains opiate levels in the body to mitigate withdrawal symptoms but provides little of the euphoria associated with heroin. For some, methadone treatment is effective, but for others it merely staves off the cravings for heroin for a few months. As Weil puts it: “If you do not try heroin, you will not use it. If you do not use it, you will never become addicted,” and that really is the only way to gaurentee a life without heroin addiction. As with all illegal drugs, there

is a danger of buying product from the black market and not knowing exactly what you have. According to “Buzzed,” “A rash of deaths in Texas from 2005 to 2007 resulted from a black-market combination of black tar heroin and crushedup cold medication that contained the antihistamine diphenhydramine. This combination of narcotic and antihistamine has long been a favorite of addicts because the antihistimine augments the narcotic high. For the uninitiated teenagers who were taking the drug, the combination proved to be lethal.” Some apparent heroin overdoses are actually caused by complications from contaminants like quinine or talc. Long-term physical effects include chronic constipation, diminished sex drive, impotence and low sperm count in men, and a lack of menstrual cycles in women. “Otherwise, the opiates themselevs are not damaging to organ systems, in marked contrast to regularly ingested alcohol,” according to “Buzzed.” Many addicts engage in risky behavior in pursuit of their drug; such as having unprotected sex for money or for the drug itself. This, combined with the widespread practice of sharing needles, makes the underground narcotics world one that is highly infected with HIV, hepatitis and other communicable and highly infectious diseases. Additionally, though opiates are not damaging or toxic to neurons, “the repeated supression of breathing that is caused by continuous opiate use can produce changes in the brain associated with hypoxia (low blood oxygen). Long-term addicts simply don’t breath enough to maintain normal levels of blood oxygen,” write the authors of “Buzzed.” Opiates are especially dangerous when combined with other drugs that suppress breathing.

MY TH BUSTING 1) Narcotics help you resist colds. Status: Busted The symptoms of heroin withdrawal resemble a respitor y f lu, and heroin use supresses the cough center and drains the sinuses. This means that as long as you are on heroin, you will have no cold or f lu symptoms. However, this does not mean that you won’t get sick. 2) America’s “war on drugs” has contributed to a decline in narcotics addiction and narcotics production. Status: Busted “In the 21st century, heroin addiction is at epidemic levels worldwide. Thanks in no small part to America’s ‘war on drugs,’ the world’s supply of raw opium – already at record highs – is now expected to double every fi ve years,” according to Weil. 3) If someone is overdosing on narcotics, the heart needs to be resuscitated. Verdict: Busted This myth was popularized by the scene in “Pulp Fiction” in which the character Mia, played by Uma Thurman, mistakes heroin for cocaine and snorts a large amount of it, causing her to overdose. Vincent Vega ( John Travolta) rushes her to his drug dealer’s house in order to obtain the dealer’s adrenaline shot, which he injects into Mia’s heart to tr y to start it again. Though this is dramatic and entertaining, it’s wrong. The slowed breathing that can result in death is caused by heroin’s ability to depress the central nervous system, not by an actual physical problem with the heart. The only effective way to stimulate the central nervous system and keep the heart beating and the lungs breathing is to administer an opiate antagonist. CPR or other forms of resuscitation are not necessary and may cause more harm than good.


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What student fees really pay for A NNIE C URTIS Contributing Writer Have you ever wondered what all the extra charges are when reviewing your tuition bill? With student fees increasing by $36 this semester, it pays to know what your money is funding. Here is a breakdown of undergraduate student fees and what the money is really used for, based on the ASUH website:

A S S O C I AT E D S T U D E N T S OF THE UNIVERSITY OF H AWA Iʻ I F E E : $5.0 0 PER SEMESTER ASUH is the undergraduate student government representing all full-time, classified, undergraduate students at the Mānoa campus. These fees are used to provide programs that focus on representing the needs, interests and concerns of fulltime undergraduates. One signifi cant role of ASUH is to allocate funding to Registered Independent Organizations, which include honor societies, science clubs, arts and humanities clubs, and more. In order to be allocated funds, the RIO must be able to convince the ASUH senate that the funds will be a benefit to the undergraduate community.

BOARD OF PU BLIC AT ION F E E : $13.0 0 PE R S E ME S T E R The Board of Publications governs UH Mānoa’s student print media. This currently includes the campus newspaper, “Ka Leo O Hawai‘i,” and international literary journal, “Hawai‘i Review.” The Student Handbook and the student telephone directory are also covered by this fee. The BOP has proposed a $10 fee increase over the next five semesters in order to maintain operations.

S T U D E N T B ROA D C A S T M E D I A F E E $3.0 0 PER SEMESTER These funds are used to operate UH Mānoa’s student-run radio station, KTUH 90.3, as well as student-produced public access cable program “UH Magazine.”

STUDENT CENTER P RO G R A M F E E : $15.0 0 PER SEMESTER Fees collected are used by the Campus Center Board and its Activities Council to fund activities and events on campus, including dances, Homecoming activities, speakers and cultural activities.

STUDENT CENTER O P E R AT I O N S A N D R E C R E AT I O N A L F E E : $175.0 0 P E R S E M E S T E R These funds are used by the Campus Center Board to provide for the operations, equipment, personnel and upkeep of the Campus Center and Hemenway Hall, as well as for the renovation of Campus Center. In November 2006, the UH Board of Regents approved the increase in Campus Center Operations and Recreation Fee in support of the project. The new Campus Center will feature a multi-purpose gymnasium, an indoor jogging track, a fitness center for cardiovascular and weight training, multipurpose fitness studios, locker rooms and showers. Construction will be finished in December 2012, and facilities will be free for all UH Mānoa students.

S T U D E N T AC T I V I T Y F E E : $11.0 0 P E R S E M E S T E R The Student Activity and Program Fee Board, a chartered student organization, makes recommendations to the Mānoa Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs regarding the allocation and use of

the Student Activity and Program Fee. A variety of organizations, including athletics, intramurals and Kennedy Theatre, have been granted funds for activities and events. Past awards have funded The Mānoa Jazz and Cultural Festival at Andrews Amphitheatre and RIO events.

S T U D E N T H E A LT H F E E : $58 .0 0 P E R S E M E S T E R Charged to all students enrolled at UH Mānoa, fees are used to support the operational costs of Student Health Services, including general medical clinics, pharmacy, clinical lab for diagnostic tests, public health functions such as TB and immunization clearance, health promotion, wellness, substance abuse programs, and academic support and training opportunities for students. Though only about 65 percent of students use Health Services during their time at UH Mānoa, it is available to all students regardless of their ability to pay. A 2007 survey found that UH is well below the average health fee of $105 per semester at its peer institutions.

S T U D E N T T R A N S P O R TAT I O N F E E : $20.00 PE R S E ME S T E R This pilot program began its two year run in Spring 2010 and will be charged to every undergraduate and graduate student, regardless of credit load. The fee provides a bus pass for unlimited use by students on all bus routes.

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SALT KITCHEN & TASTING BAR Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar has been open for only two months, but has already made a name for itself as Kaimukī’s newest chic eatery. Its menu features an array of tasty, reasonably priced tapas selections including albondigas, ceviche, smoked-ahi stuffed piquillos and a house-made charcuterie platter featuring a selection of cured meats. In addition to the unique menu selection, the restaurant’s greatest attraction is its sleek, sophisticated atmosphere, leading some Yelp reviewers to comment that it feels like New York or San Francisco. Salt

does not have a website, nor does it take reservations. Interested diners should arrive at 5 p.m. to increase your chance of getting a seat.

MO R N I N G G L A S S COFFEE + CAFE Located next to Bangkok Chef, this quaint coffee shop offers the usual coffee selection, and boasts an impressive breakfast and lunch menu. A full breakfast menu is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with certain selections offered during the week. Sandwiches are served from 11 a.m. and won’t break the bank, and include daily specials. For those who prefer tea, this may not be a place to go for a drink, as their tea selection is cur-

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Grylt’s selection of steak, chicken, ahi and tofu are displayed at the counter, enticing customers with their smell. rently limited. Its breezy atmosphere and location make it the perfect study venue.

Located next to First Hawaiian Bank at Mānoa Marketplace, this recently-opened restaurant advertises itself as healthy fast food. This is an ideal spot for meat lovers and vegetarians alike, as the menu caters to both. Customers can choose from a set menu of salads and sandwiches that range from $6 to $9. Salads are served with a choice of protein, and sandwiches include a side of salad. The braised kalbi beef sandwich is only $6.95 and is fi lled with Korean-style meat and kimchee. Those willing to dig up an extra dollar can opt to build their own meal, choosing a starch (garlic mashed potatoes, caulif lower mash, or white or brown rice), vegetable (grilled veggies, spring mix, baby romaine or baby spinach) and meat (grilled chicken, steak, ahi tuna, shrimp or tofu). The price may seem a

bit steep, but the portions are generous and the ingredients are fresh and locally grown.

CO N TAC T I N FO R M AT I O N Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar 3605 Wai‘alae Ave. 808-744-7567 Mon.- Sun. 5 p.m.-1 a.m Morning Glass Coffee + Cafe 2955 East Mānoa Road. 808-673-0065 Mon.- Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. www.morningglasscoffee.com GRYLT 2764 Woodlawn Dive. 808-988-7832 Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. www.grylt.com

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9 useful library e-sources by clicking on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;E-Resourcesâ&#x20AC;? link on the library homepage.

TONIA BOIES Staff Writer

3. C OM P U T I N G :

1. INSTRUCTION & TUTORIALS:

4. ASK-A- LIBRARIAN:

For help understanding how the library system works, go to Library Instructional Services. LIS is there to help students and faculty learn how to locate, use and appropriately cite information. Their URL is http://librar y.manoa.hawaii.edu/ser vic es/instruction/instruction.html

The site provides the student with the option to chat live with a librarian for a personalized Q&A session. If needed, the student may ask reference questions by telephone and/or email. For general information, call 808-956-7214. Or, click on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask Usâ&#x20AC;? link on the left side of the homepage.

2 . E - R E S O U RC E S & DATA BA S E S :

5. D I G I TA L & D I G I T I Z E D COLLECTIONS:

Not everything in the library is limited to the content locked away in their brick and mortar establishments. An extensive amount of articles and information is available for quick access and utilization on the library website. Conduct your research online just

Find historical culture-related information in these collections accessible via the internet. A Hawaiian photo album, Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i War Records and Filipino Workers in Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i in 1926 are among the links available to choose from. If you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite sure if the topic link

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The University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i at MÄ noa has two libraries that offer many resources to enhance studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; learning and research experiences. There are many resources you can access from the comfort of your own home. Check out the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Librariesâ&#x20AC;? section of the UHM website for additional information about these and other services or learn about them at http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/

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The library website is also the host to information regarding technology and use of technology on campus. For details about how to connect to UHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wireless network, print or scan at the libraries, or use the public computers set up within the libraries, click on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Computingâ&#x20AC;? link under the â&#x20AC;&#x153;About the Libraryâ&#x20AC;? section of the library web site.

will have what you need, scroll down to the bottom of the pageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website for a brief collection description. http://library.manoa.ha waii.edu/research/digicoll.html

6. B O O K R E N E WA L/ YO U R AC C O U N T: Not sure when that library book is due, or need to check on the amount of a fine? Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i Voyager allows students to view their account away from campus libraries by simply logging in with their username and password. Here you can review due dates and renew books borrowed on your account. Also available is the option to reserve books for pick up at the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library of choice. Click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your Accountâ&#x20AC;? under the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personal Servicesâ&#x20AC;? heading on the homepage for access.

7. STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER: The Student Success Center is committed to equipping students with the knowledge they need to get the most out of their courses. Mentors, instructors and librarians come together to meet individual student learning needs. Located in Sinclair Library, the SSC houses the Honors Program, ďŹ rst year programs, a Writing Center (which provides free assistance) and more. Visit the SSC at http://

guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/gohere

8. SINCLAIR LIBRARYĘźS WONG AUDIOVISUAL CENTER:

The audiovisual center, on the third floor of Sinclair Library, houses an impressive collection of almost 10,000 DVDs and VHS tapes. Not only can you search the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online catalog for available resources, you may want to check out the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online subscriptions to services such as Films on Demand and Asia Pacific Films. Students can access these resources by clicking the Wong AV tab on Sinclair Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homepage.

9. R A R E B O O K S :

Some books are nearly impossible to ďŹ nd without the help of a librarian. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re searching for a book that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ nd because it is rare, check out the Special Research Collection located in the Moir Archives Reading Room on the 5th ďŹ&#x201A;oor of Hamilton Library Addition. Hours of operation are Tuesday 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon and Thursday 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. If those times are inconvenient, check the website for access to the online stacks and a list of featured collections. http://librar y.manoa.hawaii.edu/depart ments/spec/

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8 things to do before graduation TONIA BOIES Staff Writer Your last semester is fi nally here, and graduating college is defi nitely a reason to party. Before you break out the bubbly and celebrate, here are some fi nal steps you’ll want to remember to ensure you are on track for the big day.

T RU M P E T YO U R S U C C E S S Purchase your cap and gown from the UHM Bookstore. Find all necessary invitations, announcements, tassels and more by visiting the UHM Bookstore in person or online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/uhgrad. Pay special attention to purchasing the appropriate attire based on the type of degree earned. Be sure to send out announcements in advance to allow guests to save the date.

C O M M E N C E M E N T R E G I S T R AT I O N The Fall 2011 Semester Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. All graduates should register in order to participate. The deadline to do so is Dec. 12, 2011. Visit http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/ commencement for more information.

A P P LY F O R A D I P L OM A MAKE SURE Spend some time checking to ensure all graduation requirements are on schedule to be completed by the end of the semester. Know that some degrees require certain GPAs in order to graduate. Student websites like http://www.star.hawaii. edu make it easy to track your academic journey, and can help keep you on track with your academic plan. There is even a link to email your questions, should they arise.

You will need to apply for your diploma. In order for your name to appear in the commencement program, you must meet the degree application deadline on Sept. 9 for Fall 2011. Students should check with their school/college’s advising offi ce, as some programs have earlier application deadlines.

B E A DV I S E D Set up meetings with all necessary advisors. They will make sure you are not overlooking any requirements before it’s too late. Allow adequate time between scheduling your appointments and your projected graduation time so that you can fi gure out how often you need to check in with your advisor. Booking appointments as early as possible will prevent a stressful last minute time crunch as you confi rm all your graduation affairs are in order.

C E R E MO N I A L S H O U T O U T If you are participating in the commence ment ceremony, you must fill out an instruction sheet and name card from the UHM Bookstore, located in the cap and gown section. Follow all the directions on the sheet and bring the name card on the day of the ceremony.

AC K N OW L E D GM E N T S A N D T H A N K YO U S This is your time and the spotlight is on you, as it should be. Taking a moment to send a thank you note or e-mail to those that have helped you along the way is the perfect way to end your graduation checklist. As busy as you are, a little thanks goes a long way. Was that professor different from the rest? Did the cafeteria chefs make your garlic chicken salad splendid every time? A simple “thank you” goes a long way.

AN OFFICIAL REPORT CARD Order an official transcript if you think you will contine your education someday. Fill out a transcript request form along with a standard request payment of $5 per copy and you will receive your transcript within five business days, or within two days at a cost of $15. For a pick-up request, you will need to show a photo ID at the Office of the Registrar. Visit http://www.uhm.hawaii.edu/students and click the transcripts link to download the transcript request form. NIK SEU/KA LEO O HAWAI‘I

Checking the http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/commencement website often will keep you updated on all necessary information and announcements for your big day. Go there for FAQs on graduation as well as vital information to ensure your graduation experience is a pleasant one.


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SEPTEMBER

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7pm -campus center ballroom

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9Movie Night - pirates of the

carribean: ON Stranger Tides

7pm-9:30PM -campus center forum

Movie Night - kung fu panda 2 167pm-9PM -campus center forum

create a bear 6:30pm-campus center ballroom

14MANOA’S GOT TALENT 7pm -campus center ballroom

21HOMECOMING

4Movie Night - CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger

7pm-9:30 PM -campus center forum

7INVISIBLE CHILDREN 7pm -campus center ballroom

10RECYCLE RUNWAY

7pm -campus center ballroom

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Specials for UHM Students: $5 Admission to any Kennedy Theatre production! Special buy-one-get-one-free nights!

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OKLAHOMA! A fresh look at this landmark musical. Nov 4 – 20 Buy-one-get-one-free nights: Nov 10 & 17

Prime Time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre...

BUG A riveting thriller of paranoia. Sept 14 – 18

FALL FOOTHOLDS Exciting new work by student dancers. Oct 12 – 16 Late Night in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

STOP KISS A first kiss changes lives in unanticipated ways. Sept 23 – Oct 1

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HOT ‘N’ THROBBING A funny and disturbing look at sexual violence.

Nov 4 – 12

Buy Mainstage and Prime Time tickets online at www.etickethawaii.com, at Campus Center Ticket office or by phone at 944-2697 beginning Sept 12. Validated UH Manoa Photo ID required for ticket specials. For more information: www.hawaii.edu/kennedy or call: 956-7655 The UHM ticket program is generously funded by the Student Activity and Program Fee Board. Mahalo!

BC Burrito, of Kaimukī, will open its fi rst sustainable food truck in the Sustainability Courtyard today. The stand will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will serve breakfast burritos, coffee and lunch. When owners Tony and Tarah Kawal were approached by Campus Food Services to open a sustainable food truck, they jumped at the opportunity. “We’d been thinking about a location on campus for a while,” they said, as college students are frequent customers. They submitted a “greening proposal” and were chosen due to their commitment to the environment and sustainable business practices. Their accomplishments include incorporating local produce into their menu, growing their own aquaponic peppers (used in their homemade hot sauces), using biodegradable packaging, composting on site, donating to Aloha Harvest, and recycling bottles and cans as well as waste oil. In an attempt to reduce waste, the stand will not have utensils. It will also feature a hydroponic vertical garden, in the hopes that it will create a talking point for sustainability, as well as serve a function. “We hope to grow herbs on it to use,” said Tony.

The stand will feature tacos, nachos, and burritos on 10 inch or 12 inch tortillas with your choice of fi lling and salsas. Options include chicken, pork, steak, shrimp, or veggie fi lling, which includes BC Burrito’s very own “Soyrizo,” a veggie chorizo in a tofu scramble. The “Gutbuster,” another BC Burrito staple, is double the burrito and, according to their website, “enough to feed a small village.” BC Burrito, a small chain based in Fort Collins, Colo., is known as Big City Burrito on the mainland. With six other locations, Kawal’s O‘ahu location on the corner of Wai‘alae and Koko Head Avenue was shortened to BC Burrito to avoid confusion with a nearby Big City Diner. Tony, a native of New Mexico, moved to Hawai‘i a few years before opening the franchise while on a “sort of sabbatical” from his job as an engineer. After a business partner’s daughter told him about Big City Burrito, they quickly formulated a business plan and before they knew it, Hawai‘i’s affordable, made-whileyou-watch, peel-and-eat burrito niche had been fi lled. Since its opening in 2006, BC Burrito has become a popular restaurant in Honolulu, and expanding their business to include a sustainable food truck on Mānoa’s campus, said Tony, “is very exciting; we’re very excited!”


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TONIA BOIES Staff Writer

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve updated your laptop, gotten your new schedule, met your new roommate, and mapped out the quickest routes to your classes. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one issue left to tackle: What will you wear?

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Ęť I ĘźL L W E A R T H I S, A N D T H I S, A N D T H ATâ&#x20AC;ŚĘź On weekends, you may prefer to be over the top. But Monday through Friday, less is more. Remember that walking around campus can be quite the workout! If you have to ask yourself, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is this too much?â&#x20AC;? it probably is.

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long as you can tell whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clean and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dirty. Try removing clothes from the dryer immediately for wrinkle-free attire without needing to spend time ironing. If you must have both the

without sacriďŹ cing style. Accessorize a printed summer dress with a simple belt or necklace and a matching hi ring. Or, match up a ďŹ tted tee with wit your favorite pair of jeans for classic clas yet effortless style.

J U S T S AY N O Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun to experiment with fashion, but there are a still some rules that shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be broken. Folsh low these guidelines to stay out o of trouble with the fashion n police. po p oli l ce. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t w e a r socks with sa n dals. If you p a i r t hese, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re deyo feating the feat purpose of one purp of yo your choices. Are you wearing sandals because sand your you feet are hot? If so, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason for socks. rea Are Ar you wearing clean and dirty NIK SEU / KA LEO O HAWAIâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I socks because so clothes piles on the f loor, or your feet are cold? y try laying clothes out or hanging If so, wear we tennis shoes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; them up the night before to make or any other shoes, for that matgrab-and-go dressing easier and ter. Just stop confusing us. minimize morning confusion. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear leggings as pants with tiny t-shirts. Pants were made to be pants, and leggings were GO -TO STYLES Men should choose simple, meant to be leggings-worn under clean looks that will still be com- mid-thigh skirts or dresses. Legfortable in class. For a sporty look, gings are a great option if you want try UH t-shirts and mesh basket- to show off your gorgeous leg shape ball shorts. Or, pair cargo shorts in a short skirt, particularly in with solid-colored v-neck t-shirts breezy Hawaii, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not pants. Follow these rules and try out or short-sleeved polo shirts. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sure where to start shop- some of these suggestions, and ping, try UHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very own bookstore. youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be well on your way to a Ladies can dress it up or down well-dressed semester.

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With over 200 student organizations on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus, it seems impossible to know them all. UH publicizes big football games and other popular campus events, but what about the student subcultures that get lost in the crowd? Perhaps you’ve seen the tables of gamers on the second fl oor of Campus Center, or wondered what it would be like to host your own radio show. One group that most students may not be familiar with is SPAM. It’s not food – it’s the Student Parents at Mānoa, a group for students who are trying to earn a college degree but must meet the challenges of being a young or single parent. Located in the UHM Women’s Center, the organization is part of the Bridge to Hope program. Student parents get together for outings to museums and other child-friendly activities,

and SPAM offers access to scholarships, social services, child care and parenting resources. If you’ve ever fancied yourself a hustler, check out the gamesroom on the fi rst fl oor of Campus Center, which holds 9-ball tournaments free of charge. Students congregate to play pool at the billiard tables for $3 an hour, and can rent out the entire room if they like. If pool isn’t your thing, there’s always an Xbox and a Wii. For literary lovers, meet up with the M.I.A., Mixing Innovative Arts, group at Fresh Café on the third Thursday of each month. Professors, students and locals get together to hear poetry and prose readings while sipping on martinis. It’s a grassroots, graduate-run organization that has grown in popularity for those who want to hear some of the latest creative work from UH students and local artists. The eco-friendly movement has led to the formation of a group called Sustainable UH, which

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For 45 years, KTUH has provided students with an opportunity to share their love of music with other students. strives to implement “green” changes on campus and to live with less of a carbon footprint. The group came together in 2006,

and has since made innovations in Saunders Hall and the Richardson School of Law. Students in this group make an effort to use

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Subcultures

SHANNON REESE / KA LEO O HAWAI‘I

Surfing may be one of the most popular subcultures at UH, but don’t miss out on other activities the Mānoa campus has to offer.

from previous page

frequently to “turn ideas into action.” Student members major in everything from political science to engineering, and anyone who is interested in preserving resources is welcome to join. Don’t be intimidated if you see uniformed students marching on a mission. The Army ROTC cadets on campus are a tightknit team that rises early to complete physical training, which includes jogging around the campus area. Those in this subculture plan to enter the military after graduation. ROTC students bond over their preparatory activities for the annual Sandhurst competition, where they compete with international teams in military exercises such as marksmanship and traversing rough terrain. For those with big hearts, check out the Mānoa Makeover artists. Clad in lime-

green shirts, these students have been volunteering their time since 2008 to beautify UHM and its surrounding area. Painting, gardening, planting and clean-up missions are great for those0.................. who want to make a tangible difference at the university. Members can freely participate in any of the initiatives, and students can come up with their own ideas and see them come to fruition. Tired of looking at graffiti on your walk to school? Rev up your résumé, make friends, and beautify the area by putting together an initiative with Mānoa Makeover. When many people come together from different backgrounds, there is always a wealth of interest groups. If you can’t fi nd your niche, then create one; chances are, with such a diverse student body, there will be others who share the same interests. SEQUENCE COURTESY OF TIFFANY PALAMA / BLUE HORIZON SURF

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Features Opting for OPT M ARIA K ANAI Associate Features Editor

College, graduation, work. That’s usually the progression of things for students. However, for international students who want to stay in Hawai‘i after school, working after graduation can get tricky. They have to apply for Optional Practical Training, an authorization for off-campus employment related to the student’s major after graduation. On top of fi nding a job, international students must fi ll out forms, meet deadlines, pay fees and talk with advisers. Is it worth it? Yoshimi Harada, a second language studies major at UH Mānoa, said, “Without OPT, we may not ever have an opportunity to work in the U.S. ... It is getting harder to obtain a legal working visa for foreigners in the U.S. and a one-year OPT program

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International students who want to complete an OPT and stay an extra year after graduation are required to fill out the I-765 form, available on the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website. Workshops are held at International Student Services (QLCC206) to aid students through the application procedure. is just enough time to experience what it is like to work in America.” Here is some information for students in the application process. First, you must attend an OPT

workshop. The workshop is required, as the application process can be complicated. Yuta Arakaki, a travel industry management major, said, “Plan

earlier. Earlier is always better than later.” As the response from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding an OPT application can take up to two months, plan ahead so that you won’t be stuck after graduation. “Carefully decide when to start your OPT duration,” Arakaki said. “If you want to stay longer in the U.S., you can apply later. If you want to start working right after graduation, you should start earlier.” Full-time OPT covers employment for 12 months, so it’s benefi cial to save those months by applying for OPT only after graduation so you can work full-time for a year. There are certain regulations and exceptions, such as a 60-day grace period between graduation and OP T. Most importantly, the timing of switching from OP T to an H1B Work Visa is important – take into account that all work

visa applications are accepted from April 1 of every year, so try to spend as few days unemployed as possible. Once USCI gets back to you, head to the International Student Services Offi ce at the Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services room 206 to fi ll out another OP T form. Once the offi ce clears you, you are ready. OPT can give you an edge in applying for a job when you return home. The experience of having worked overseas can be invaluable and may serve to impress future prospective employers. Mana Yamamoto, a liberal arts major at Kapi‘olani Community College, went straight into OP T after completing her associate degree. “You will meet different people with difference experiences, culture and ways of thinking,” she said. “I loved it,


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Features Upcoming concerts NICK WEBSTER Special Issues Editor Honolulu may not be known for its concerts, but you can look forward to several nationally-known bands coming to the island this semester. Lead singer Haley Williams and the rest of the Tennessee band Paramore announced that they would be playing in Hawai‘i for the fi rst time on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Williams is one of the most successful female singers in alternative rock, having

also lent guest vocals to tracks by Say Anything, New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, as well as B.O.B.’s 2010 hit “Airplanes.” The band’s 2007 album “Riot!” went platinum, and their 2009 effort “Brand New Eyes” charted at No. 2 in the United States, as well as No. 1 in Australia, Ireland and the UK. Their sound can be described as emotional pop-punk, and they are credited as being an alternative band successful on the pop charts. Tickets are sold

out, but with some luck you may be able to fi nd a pair on Craigslist or through someone selling them outside the venue on the night of the show. However, beware scams and fake tickets. If reggae is your thing, be sure to attend the first annual Point Panic Music Festival on Nov. 19. The show, which will be held at the recently constructed Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park Amphitheater, will feature a number of reggae bands, including Sublime with Rome, Dub Trio and Big Island

natives Pepper and Iration. These bands frequently make appearances in Hawai‘i, but Point Panic will be a chance to see them all on one night and in one place. For those not familiar, Sublime with Rome was formed in 2009 by the remaining members of the ‘90s ska punk band Sublime and upand-coming singer Rome Ramirez. Ramirez is noted for sounding similar to Sublime’s late singer Bradley Nowell, and the band primarily plays songs from their original lineup.

Pepper and Iration are two local bands that have taken their brand of Hawai‘i reggae-rock across the mainland and overseas. Pepper fi rst broke into the national scene with their 2003 debut album “Kona Town,” and have been recording and touring ever since. Iration became popular more recently, with their 2008 single “Falling” gaining national attention. Tickets range from $45 -$120, and are available at www.bampproject.com.

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After the statewide tsunami warning on March 10, 2011, many flocked to the nearest gas stations to stock up in prepration for the worst. ELLISE A K AZAWA Senior Staff Writer Hawai‘i’s location in the Pacifi c Ocean means that natural disasters, particularly tsunamis and hurricanes, can happen at any time. Even less dramatic weather events, such as winter storms, can knock out power and disrupt campus life. In case things go awry, students need to be aware and stay prepared.

BE ALERT As a UH student, the university will automatically email you if an emergency, including weather-related events, is anticipated or in progress. “The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa participates in the UH Alert Emergency Notification System, which alerts the university community in the event of a natural, health or civil emergency,” wrote Jimmy Lagunero, UHM emergency management and civil defense coordinator, in an email statement. “All hawaii.edu email

accounts are automatically subscribed to this system; however, students, faculty, and staff are also encouraged to opt-in to receive text message notifi cations to their mobile phones. Faculty and staff may also provide non-UH email addresses for UH Alerts.” If a natural disaster is expected and you’re nowhere near a computer or smartphone, don’t worry; you still have a chance of being alerted by the county’s civil defense sirens. “There are only two occasions on which [the sirens] would sound,” said Mel Kaku, Honolulu’s director of emergency management. “The normal protocol is for tsunamis and the exception would be for hurricanes. … The timing of the actual alarm sounding is dependent on how much notification we can get,” he continued. “ The notification is a coordinated statewide notification. So what happens is that the state civil defense calls all the local counties who have the sole authority and responsibility to

sound the sirens, and we coordinate a specific time [to sound the sirens],” he said.

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Students who are on campus during a natural disaster event should head to the Athletics Complex, Campus Center or Kennedy Theatre. “There are several buildings that are quite solid and could be used as temporary places of refuge,” said Lagunero. For students who live off campus, check to see where your nearest evacuation shelter is. Don’t wait until an emergency or natural disaster is in progress, because phone lines and Internet access may be down. Evacuation maps are available online and also in the telephone book.

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Extreme weather: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS from previous page

“We had a major power outage on O‘ahu several months ago caused by storm-driven lightning strikes which resulted in the Mānoa campus going dark for several hours,” Lagunero said. “That electrical outage gave us an opportunity to review appropriate responses to the kinds of emergencies that may arise on campus. While some are merely inconvenient, others may have more serious outcomes. Taking simple steps to prepare in advance can minimize the impact of the emergency,” he continued.

P OW E R O U TAG E TIPS READINESS Have back up light sources available (fl ashlights, emergency hallway lights); avoid using open

fl ames (candles, lighters). Back up your computer files regularly and install surge protectors. For those dealing with highsecurity materials, such as cash or confidential information, have procedures in place for unexpected shut-downs.

RESPONSE Remain calm; provide assistance to others if necessary. Turn off and unplug electronic equipment and appliances. Move cautiously to a lighted area. You may need to evacuate the campus building; however, do not use the elevator. If trapped in an elevator when power goes out, don’t panic. Call Campus Security (956-6911) or the point of contact listed in the eleva-

tor to inform them of your situation, then wait for trained and equipped personnel to release you. Never attempt to leave the stalled elevator on your own. If in a life-threatening situation on campus, call 911 after contacting Campus Security. This will provide more on-scene details to the emergency dispatcher, who will be in touch with the response team (ambulance or fi re department). Security will help guide the team to your location.

R E C OV E RY Check for any damages that may have been caused by wind, flooding, or fi re. Replenish your emergency kits with materials you may have used, such as batteries or glow sticks.

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The decline of the US dollar TREVOR Z AKOV Contributing Writer

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With the aftermath of the 2008 global fi nancial meltdown still affecting us, every person should be asking him or herself an important question: What exactly is money? Money today, in its multiple forms, represents the perceived value of an item that is then used to pay for goods and services, or to repay debts. Money is digital, electronic, paper, coin, and yes, even precious metals. Privatization of wealth is an economic school of thought that puts the responsibility on the individual to determine his or her own fi nancial destiny. One primary strategy employed by people who believe in the privatization

of wealth is the accumulation of precious metals, either in coin, bullion, or precious metal-backed certifi cates, rather than currency. Today, citizens of nations or economic zones (such as the Eurozone) live within a public system of money management dictated by a central authority. A mericans are obligated to use U.S. dollars in all transactions; likewise, Europeans within the Eurozone must use and accept euro. The problem with the pub lic money system is that governments have absolute control over how money is handled and manipulated. Fiat currency is the result, and inf lation almost always ensues. Fiat banknotes only have value because a government insists that these banknotes have value.

In the case of the U.S., the Federal Reserve has, since 1913, been solely empowered by Congress to regulate America’s dollars. Before 1913, all U.S. bills clearly stated that the banknote was “redeemable in gold.” Today, however, we are only accustomed to reading “Federal Reserve Note, For All Debts Public and Private.” Not since 1934 has the Federal Reserve guaranteed banknotes exchangeable for gold. Gold and silver have a history as old as human civilization. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Tenochtitlan in 1519, they noticed the A ztec civilization, which had a completely different history, governmental system, and financial practices, still valued and appreciated gold and silver, using it for payment,

decoration and adornment. Even now, do humans wear paper currency jewelry? The value of gold isn’t just historical. It has risen 14 percent in the past month, 48 percent over the past year, and nearly 200 percent over the past fi ve years. As many of us lose faith in our governments’ abilities to safeguard our personal financial futures, gold and silver provide a more solid guarantee of lasting value. The recent “phenomenon” boom in precious metals is driven by citizens’ distrust of governments and manipulative economic policy, and as this continues we will witness more people frantically rushing to gain financial security through precious metals. This is absolutely not a gold bubble.


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The 2012 U.S. presidential election is still ofďŹ cially 441 days away, but the Democrat-Republican 2-horse race for the most powerful job in the world is already half determined. Every election cycle, the political party not holding the White House (or, if the current president has held the ofďŹ ce for eight years, both parties) goes through the highly publicized, scrutinized, hyped-up and drawn-out process of probing, proďŹ ling, and eventually nominating a candidate who will represent it in the general election. During Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ&#x201A;edgling presidency, the Republican Party has had the exceptional task of reshaping and ďŹ ne-tuning its party platform in order to win back the White House in 2012. Several external factors have inďŹ&#x201A;uenced the Republican Party since John McCainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defeat in 2008, Most alarming is the stagnant, ďŹ&#x201A;atlining economy, ever-present throughout Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presidency. This has beneďŹ ted Republicans, who strategically blame Obama and the Democrats in power. Also very notable is the dramatic rise in popularity of the Tea Party. What must be understood about every presidential election is that as Election Day approaches, both the Republican and Democratic nominees strategically move their rhetoric toward the center. All of this political maneuvering is done in order to secure the elusive â&#x20AC;&#x153;undecidedâ&#x20AC;? voter. Today, Americans are witnessing the Republican Party go through the same ďŹ ltering and purging process with the handful of candidates vying for the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination. The Republican Party must present to the American people their best option in order to defeat Obama, and this means that there is no room for a rogue nominee. Just this past week, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty exited the Republican race, making room for more marketable, appealing candidates. Before the

dust settles, you can expect Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum to fade into oblivion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; probably before New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The whittled-down, short list of Republican nominees next January will be: Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, and Mitt Romney. The one candidate not on this short list is Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Paul will still certainly be â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the raceâ&#x20AC;? as of January, but he will continue to be downplayed, marginalized, and made irrelevant by the mainstream media and other mammoth ďŹ nancial interests, all working against his simple remedies for Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many ailments. Paul, throughout his nearly 40-year career in public service, has been an advocate for efďŹ cient, nonintrusive government. He is a believer in people being able to police themselves; the government should not serve as a nanny state. Today, like never before in Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, with all the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debts, out-of-control spending, and the powerful Tea Party at work, it would seem plausible that Ron Paul would be a top contender for the Republican nomination. Sadly, Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent entry into the nomination race has directly neutralized Ron Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message. Perry, governor of Texas, is a lifelong politician, and is intimately connected to the elites and real decision makers in Washington, D.C. Paul has swayed between Libertarian and Republican policies. He has removed himself from multiple Republican hardline principles, including generous defense spending. The result is that he is now being strategically alienated away from the limelight of the Republican Party. Perry, on the other hand, has been a hardline in the party, and he will push the party line all through his successful campaign for nomination. In the coming months, Perry will successfully cherry pick many of Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original ideas, slightly reďŹ ne them in order to make them more mainstream and appetizing for the crucial undecided voter, and will eventually gain the Republican Party nomination.

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Riots in London early this month included looting, arson and police confrontations. Here, fire crews extinguish burning buildings in Surrey on Aug. 9. BOAZ ROSEN Associate Opinions Editor 2011 has not been a good year for many nations across the globe. Most are dealing with widespread economic crises, revolutions, war and natural disasters. In the spring, in one nation after another, the people of African and Middle Eastern countries decided theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had enough of dictatorial rule and pushed for changes by any means possible. Revolt in Tunisia spread out quickly through Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain. Discontent also spread through the West to countries like Greece and Spain, whose economies seemed to be consistently failing, needing bailout after bailout from the European Commission. Even European powerhouse England has had riots this past month the likes of which have not been seen for 30 years. The reasons for unrest may not be the same in all these countries but the feeling of discontent is similar. In a general sense, rioting occurs when an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s security, opportunity or livelihood becomes threatened. The indi-

vidual feels disempowered and takes it to the streets, joining hundreds, if not thousands, of other disgruntled members of society. The question, therefore, is not whether rioting is acceptable or not, but at what point do you take to the streets to let the powers that be know of your discontent? In the Middle East it happened like dominos, one nation toppling a dictatorial regime at a time. But what happens when it hits close to home? Most of us grow up believing in the secure state of our nation and our lives as Americans. But the future seems a lot bleaker these days, with rising living costs and whole generations born into debt that they will never be able to pay off. The gap between the rich and the poor is ever-widening, and the government has its hands tied behind its back due to partisan turmoil. When, if ever, will we become tired of a future that is paved by the irresponsible policies of the baby-boomer generation? England, our older brother, birthplace of industry and once the superpower of the world, may show signs of things to come. What started as a peaceful protest over the shooting of a cab driver

turned into widespread riots across the country. The riots no longer seemed to be in protest of the shooting, but appeared to stem from a repressed discontent among the youth, which translated into widespread looting, arson and clashes with the police. One London resident attributed the violence to government cuts and the inability of the youth to see a stable future. She said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in aggressive protests â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but I do realize this is a strong way to get voices heard when everything is so censored. Had the riots not occurred, these voices would still be unheard.â&#x20AC;? There is obviously a growing tension with our own government, due to the size of our national debt and our failing economy, not to mention our involvement in three wars. All these things sit at the back of our minds, but the general consensus seems that there is very little we can do about it. This leaves us with a few questions: are we next to bring our concerns to the streets? What will it take for us to get there? Or are Americans too comfortable in our complacency?


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When an education isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough TAYLOR GARDNER Opinions Editor

With the economy continuing to spiral out of control, ďŹ nding a job directly out of school will be harder than ever. When you graduate, what will separate you from every other student graduating with a similar degree? It is absolutely essential that you seek to differentiate yourself from the rest of the herd. A high GPA may look great on your rĂŠsumĂŠ, but with a limit set at 4.0, odds are someone else has the exact same grades. Relying on your education alone is no longer enough to secure a job upon graduation. Internships are becoming more valuable than ever, as they provide real-world experience to correspond with your classroom learning. That stuff youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reading in class? People actually use that in ways besides homework and tests. An internship provides students the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge outside of the

classroom in a work environment. Finding an internship will help you secure a job after graduation because many employers feel that many graduates do not have the practical skills necessary to excel. Despite possessing the education level necessary for the job, students lack the experience employers now expect. An internship offers students a glimpse of life after graduation and what to expect as they enter the workforce. Internships are typically short term (a semester or two) and can be paid or unpaid. Because of the short-term nature of internships, they also provide insight into whether or not students could see themselves in that particular line of work. This also helps to prevent students from graduating and entering a ďŹ eld of work they may not even enjoy. College credit is often offered, so be sure to check with your department about internship courses. Many departments will also help you to ďŹ nd internships re-

lated to what you hope to do after college. The SECE website also lists various internships available to UH students. Many major corporations also offer internships available for application online. Use every resource you have at your disposal to select the internship that is right for you. Education alone is no longer going to secure the high-paying job your high school guidance counselor promised you. The deterioration of the American education system has led to universities churning out graduates largely unprepared to enter the workforce. The intended goal of higher education is not being accomplished. Your college diploma is no longer enough for corporate Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rising expectations. Take the initiative and prepare yourself for your future. Find an internship related to your studies, and set yourself apart from the thousands of other college graduates that would otherwise appear just like you on paper.

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The highlight of this plan was to treat the homeless like pigeons: they asked churches and outreach groups to stop feeding the homeless, so they would be forced to seek food at shelters. The other crown jewel of these initiatives has been a â&#x20AC;&#x153;homeless hotline,â&#x20AC;? where people can call in to report homeless people in their neighborhoods. Abercrombie has said he hopes that these kinds of initiatives will continue to clean the streets up as the APEC summit approaches. The governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approach to the situation is unacceptable. Our elected ofďŹ cials think of homelessness as a disease that needs to be remedied. They think these people are sick, and they need to be cured. Although some people on the street are mentally ill, we do not think of the other end of the spectrum: perhaps some just want to live off the land. This attitude has led to dehumanization of people who choose a different lifestyle. Read any news story on this issue, even the first half of this article, and notice the language. It is easy to forget that we are dealing with fellow human beings. Try to reread any of those articles, but instead of reading â&#x20AC;&#x153;homeless,â&#x20AC;? replace it with the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;brother,â&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;sister.â&#x20AC;? When we start respecting people as people, amazing things happen.

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Out of the 30 Rainbow Wahine soccer players, 21 come from the state of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i. Junior goalie Kanani Taaca, from Waiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;anae, attributes it to the resources and opportunites available growing up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The soccer community here in Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i produces great athletes,â&#x20AC;? Taaca said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is one of the bigger reasons why we have a lot of players from Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i. It gives you a sense of pride when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to play for the University [of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i]. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always wanted to play in Waipiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;o [Peninsula Soccer] Stadium in front of all my fans and family, and I think it gives me a sense of pride and honor to go out there every night and play in front of people you know.â&#x20AC;? But for the remaining nine players, who are from other parts of the globe, joining a team with a strong Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i presence has helped to ad-

just to life in the islands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a family,â&#x20AC;? said senior defender Brittani Lum from Folsom, Calif. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been really welcoming. If I have a question, they let me know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different. The traditions are different, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very family oriented.â&#x20AC;?

K E Y P L AY E R S Lum is expected to be one of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaders this season. Lum was one of four players last season to start every match. She scored three goals, tied for the second best on the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lum is one of our main players,â&#x20AC;? ďŹ rst year head coach Michele Nagamine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough as nails. She came back really ďŹ t and breezed through her ďŹ tness test. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud of how seriously sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking her last year here.â&#x20AC;? Taaca, slated as the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting goalkeeper, started and played in 19 matches last season. She accumulated 67 saves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kanani is kind of our ďŹ eld gen-

eral,â&#x20AC;? Nagamine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our keeper, she leads us from the back, [and she] organizes our defense.â&#x20AC;? Senior midďŹ elder/forward Lauren Ho appeared in 19 games last season for the Rainbow Wahine. She tallied one goal and one assist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ho is one of our older players because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually a grad student,â&#x20AC;? Nagamine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lauren is very inspirational. She leads by example. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great student and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great player, and her work rate is extremely high. That high, energetic [and] good example setting is very good for the younger players.â&#x20AC;? Finally, senior midďŹ elder Rachel Domingo is expected to have a large impact this season. Domingo appeared in 19 matches last season and was named to the Ohana Hotels and Resorts Shootout all-tournament team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Domingo is one of our captains,â&#x20AC;? Nagamine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rachel is a workhorse in the midďŹ eld. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely ďŹ t. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a great attitude and is very coachable.â&#x20AC;?

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Ka Leoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural football picks M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor

Ka Leo O Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i will launch its inaugural â&#x20AC;&#x153;football picksâ&#x20AC;? promotional contest starting on Monday, Sept. 19. The contest will begin on Monday morning at 10 a.m. and on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. of each week. The ofďŹ cial rules of the contest are listed: Pick the winner of each game listed on the weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ballot. There will be a total of 10 games each week. The player with the best score each week wins a $50 gift certiďŹ cate to a selected business. If multiple ballots ďŹ nish with the same high score, the tiebreaker will be used to determine the winner. All ballots submitted must

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MÄ noa students with validated Fall 2011 IDs. 2) How to enter: The contest will begin Monday morning at 10 a.m. and end on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Complete one ballot from the Monday edition of Ka Leo O Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i and be sure to enter any tiebreaking totals. Any game left blank will count as a loss. If a game ends in a tie, you will be credited with a win. You must hand deliver your entries into the Board of Publications ofďŹ ce in Hemenway Hall 107 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 3) Weekly winners: Players receive one point for each correct pick. The student with the highest score for the week is the winner. If tied, See Football picks, next page

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Summer summary JEREMY NIT TA Staff Reporter

STAN SHERIFF CENTER GETS NEW SCOREBOARD

This summer, a brand-new LED scoreboard was installed in the Stan Sheriff Center. The $2 million scoreboard has four HDquality video boards and will feature live game action, replays, statistics and promotional activities. “We feel the new scoreboard will have a huge impact on the fans’ game experience,” arena manager Rich Sheriff said. “We will be able to use the new screens in a number of ways, from full-screen video replays to live camera promotional interaction with the fans.” The upgrade also includes an

upper panel and lower ring on the scoreboard, which will feature corporate partner brands and messages, as well as fan information. New digital basketball shot clocks, locker room game clocks and a completely revamped master control room, where the scoreboard and other video elements will be operated, were also included in the project. “ The old system was on its last legs. The video system was virtually nonviewable,” Sheriff said. “ The new video screens will be a great asset to our clients as we get into hosting concerts and other outside events.”

MONIZ DUBBED HEISMAN TROPHY CANDIDATE Warrior senior quarterback

Bryant Moniz was named to the 2011 Heisman Trophy Watch List by heismanpundit.com. In response to the honor, the University of Hawai‘i athletic department launched its “Bryant Moniz for Heisman” campaign through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. “It’s a great testament to all the hard work he’s done and his determination to be the best he could be,” offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich said. For Moniz, it was an eyeopening experience. “It’s definitely very rewarding and humbling to be mentioned among the top players in the nation,” he said. However, Rolovich doesn’t anticipate that the national attention will affect his star quarterback’s demeanor. “He realizes that this award is not won individually, it’s a team thing,” Rolovich said. And Moniz wants to keep the focus on his team.

“The pressure is more on the entire team to perform up to last year’s level,” Moniz said. “We’re just going to go out there and do the same things we did last year.”

WARRIORS JOURNEY THROUGH ASIA The Rainbow Warrior basketball team wrapped up its 15 -day “Warriors to Asia” tour yesterday. Hawai‘i traveled through China and Japan, experiencing the Asian culture and squeezing in a few games against foreign teams. Hawai‘i played team Australia as well as numerous teams from China, including the DongGuan Tigers and the Shanghai Sharks, and the Panasonic Trians from Japan. The Rainbow Warriors played seven games total.

HIGA PLACES SECOND The annual Collegiate 9 -Ball

Championship, hosted by the Association of College Unions International, was held July 15 -16 at Virginia Tech. The billiards tournament was in a doubleelimination format and was held by invitation only. UH Mānoa representative Cynthia Higa finished as the runner-up of the tournament and also captured the Women’s Break Competition title. Higa, who has played pool for 11 years, defeated opponents from all across the country. In the finals, she dropped a close match to Delia Mocanu of Northeastern University. Higa hopes that her success will revamp the game of pool. “The game has really gone downhill within the last decade and less and less competitions are being held statewide,” Higa said. “It would be really nice to see a resurge of interest in the game.”

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