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On Friday, Aug. 19, Oceanic Time Warner Cable launched a new channel called OCSports. The new channel will be dedicated to covering University of Hawai‘i athletics, including live, repeat and pay-per-view telecasts of popular sporting events. “Hawai‘i fans have a unique relationship with University of Hawai‘i athletics, and we’re pleased that our relationship with Oceanic Time Warner Cable will provide full access to our live sporting events,� said UH Athletic Director Jim Donovan in a press release. “This is a longterm commitment built upon passion, professionalism, integrity and

community. It’s a win-win for everyone.â€? “Our OCSports services were designed to shine a bright light on University of Hawai‘i athletics and to help make those athletic programs fantastic local entertainment options in Hawai‘i,â€? said Oceanic’s Bob Barlow in a press release. Channel 255 in standard deďŹ nition, and 1255 in high deďŹ nition, will feature live and same-day repeat pay-per-view telecasts of many UH football, basketball and Rainbow Wahine basketball games. Channel 12 in standard deďŹ nition, and 1012 in high deďŹ nition, will feature a variety of programming of local interest including live telecasts of UH sports, and an expanded menu of repeat telecasts throughout the sports year on this 24-7 linear program stream.

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The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work focuses on social justice, with special attention to Native Hawaiins, other Pacific Islanders and Asian populations in our region. The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work recently received a grant of approximately $270,990 from the Office of Hawaiian A ffairs to fund the continuation of its Hawaiian Learning Program. The grant will cover a threeyear period and will be used primarily for student stipends, according to Dr. Noreen Mokuau, interim dean of the school of social work. Students will be awarded stipends simply for participating in the Hawaiian Learning Program, which mandates that students take courses above and beyond the normal requirements. “ This award is crucial to the school establishing a Hawaiian place of learning and training students in social work that is anchored in Hawaiian knowledge, values, and practices,” said Mokuau. An article on OHA’s website explained that the grant is “designed to open doors to careers in social work for Native Hawaiian and other students.” “I think that Native Hawai-

ians and other groups tend to be under-represented in higher education for a variety of reasons. This program opens doors for them by providing them with increased availability of slots,” said Mokuau. The grant serves a dual purpose, in that providing education for Native Hawaiians in the field of social work will also create future social workers to help Native Hawaiians. A press release from the



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MIDDLE EAST TRIPOLI – An ongoing battle by Libyan rebels to take over Tripoli has left the world watching. Explosions and gunfire rattled parts of Libya’s capital Tuesday as rebels prepared to launch an offensive against the huge central compound of Moammar Gadhafi, the aging colonel whose rule appeared to be crumbling in the face of NATO airstrikes and opposition advances, according to MCT campus. JERUSALEM – Israeli politicians called for military action in Gaza. As Palestinian militants tried to forge a tentative cease-fire agreement with Israel on Sunday, pressure was building on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to retaliate for the latest round of violence by launching a major military campaign in the Gaza Strip. After visiting hospitalized Israelis who were injured by rocket attacks over the weekend, Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom decided on the need for military action to discourage future Palestinian strikes. KABUL – After months of controversy over the last year’s tainted elections, an independent Afghan commission announced Sunday that nine members of the National Assembly will lose their seats and be replaced by new members. TEHRAN – Iranian authorities imposed an eight-year sentence on two Americans arrested along the border with Iraq in 2009, state television cited an

unnamed judicial source as saying Saturday. The verdict could further strain relations between the U.S. and Iran.

AMERICAS LOS ANGELES – For the first time, the total amount that University of California students pay in tuition this year will surpass the funding the prestigious public university receives from the state. Propelled by budget crises in California and elsewhere, the burden of paying for education at a public college or university, once heavily subsidized by taxpayers, is shifting to students and their families. VIRGINIA – An earthquake hit Virginia Tuesday afternoon with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9, CNN reported. Twitter traffic suggested the quake was felt all over the East Coast, according to CNN. ASIA CHENGDU – Vice President Joe Biden used the keynote address of his fourday visit to China to again make a strong pitch about the health of the U.S. economy, stating that the nation “will never default” and continue to work to lower its budget deficit, according to MCT. E U RO P E LONDON - Britain’s prisons are full following speedy legal proceedings against some 700 people involved in the recent widespread rioting in London and other cities, the Justice Ministry said Friday. The total number of prisoners reached 86,654, close to its maximum capacity level of just over 88,000.

Mānoa ranked in top 150 M AT T SYLVA Staff Writer The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in the 102-150 range of top universities in the world in its 2011 rankings. Other notable universities in this range include: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, Seoul National University, and the University of California Riverside and Santa Cruz campuses. UH Mānoa was also ranked in the 51-75 range for natural sciences and mathematics in the broad subject field and 44th in physics in the specifi c subject field. In both the broad subject fields and the specifi c subject fields, ARWU focuses on technology and the sciences, to the exclusion of social sciences and arts. According to their website, “ARWU is conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ... CWCU endeavors to build databases of major research universities in the world and clearinghouse of literature on world-class universities, and provide consultation for governments and universities.” They have been creating rankings since 2003. ARWU is published and copyrighted by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, a fully independent organization not legally subordinated to any universities or government agencies. The list ranks universities on indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff who have won Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in journals “Nature” and “Science,” papers indexed in major citation indices, and per capita academic performance. For a more thorough explanation on ranking procedures/methodology and the complete list of the top 500 universities of the world, visit the website at: http://www.

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3rd Planet will be the first site to include interactive 3-D technology to present tourism information. A LVIN PARK Features Editor Travelers who wish to experience destinations before actually setting foot there may soon be able to, with the help of a new interactive tourism portal called 3rd Planet, launching later this year. The website not only provides information about travel locations, but allows users to see a 3-D perspective of the destination they want to visit. The website’s 3-D technology gives soon-to-be travelers a realistic look at popular sights with builtto-scale reconstructions. “It maximizes their time at the destination, as they know which ... attractions to focus on, where the sites are located relative to one another, and where

to explore next,” said Terence Mak, a Singaporean entrepre neur and CEO of 3rd Planet, in an email inter view. Although the website is still in its infancy, the Singaporebased company plans to add new features, such as incorporated flight routes, real-time weather patterns, and interior views of buildings, into a virtual globe. According to Mak, this will be the first website in the world to make use of interactive 3-D technology to present tourism information to travelers – an idea that was inspired by Mak’s own bad experiences in traveling. “I love traveling and I have been to many places in the world. However, I often found that existing means of helping me understand the tourism locations have

been too inadequate, and needed a better way to convey to me where, what and how big is the location,” Mak said. These travel diffi culties caused Mak to think of an unprecedented solution, which led to his idea for 3rd Planet. “3rd Planet is the result of my years of frustration in learning and enjoying myself in a tour,” Mak said. “I figure that a 3-D interactive environment will be the best way of conveying a location to people who have not been there before.” 3rd Planet works with national tourism organizations to build accurate 3-D replicas of their destinations. The company also works See 3rd Planet, next page | Alvin Park Editor |Maria Kanai Associate

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alongside tourism boards, shopping malls, hotels and other attractions to make 3-D reconstructions. Freman Hunter, a UH travel industry management major who hopes to work in the tourism industry, said he sees potential in websites such as 3rd Planet, especially in prime tourist destinations such as Hawai’i. “Being able for potential tourists to view Waikīkī Beach in real time, or the pyramids in Egypt, would defi nitely be a helpful tool to market a destination,” he said. Though Hunter said he wasn’t familiar with 3rd Planet specifi cally, he said he has seen websites that offered “virtual tours” of travel destinations – something which Mak contends is different from his website. Although 3-D reconstructions are nothing new to the Internet, 3rd Planet’s innovative “real-time” feature sets it apart from other tourism websites, said Mak. “Our 3-D environment is a real-time online experience that can integrate with

the real world, and all the objects in the environment are ‘alive,’” he said. “You can see birds flying in the background, planes flying across continents, volcanoes erupting ... and the sky changing colors according to the time of day.” Although the website isn’t launching until later this year, travelers will be glad to know that using 3rd Planet will be completely free. Partners who wish to have their location “virtualized” on the site will be charged a fee, which will depend on the structure’s complexity. With plans for the website to be unveiled in the coming months, Mak said he already envisions 3rd Planet fi lling an obvious void in the tourism industry. “3rd Planet will help travelers be more aware of what to do at each location and why to go there,” he said. “We spend [a long time] planning for a vacation, but only [stay] there for days at best. We will dramatically help to improve the experience for tourists by [helping them be] better informed.”

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Channel your inner scientist with molecule jewelry H ARLEY DIVEN Staff Writer Jewelry inspired by nature is not hard to come by. Flower and seashell rings, dolphin necklaces, and bird-in-ďŹ&#x201A; ight earrings are common, but what about the composition of everything in nature? Raven Hanna creates jewelry centered around exactly that: a jewelry line devoted entirely to molecules, called MadeWithMolecules. Hanna is a self-proclaimed â&#x20AC;&#x153;scientist-turned-artist.â&#x20AC;? W hile many artists struggle to find their niche, the idea for mole cule -focused jewelr y came to Hanna while reading a book about neurotransmitters. A picture in the book depicted the serotonin molecule. It stood out to Hanna as beautiful â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both in an aesthetic and symbolic sense â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and she wanted a necklace to highlight that molecule. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all could use a little bit more of just like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m OK, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m satisďŹ ed, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy, everything is good,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; which is what serotonin


This endorphin choker necklace represents 31 amino acids in a polypeptide, and can be purchased for $640. brings,â&#x20AC;? said Hanna. Hanna scoured the Internet in search of a serotonin-molecule necklace, but to no avail. Having kept a sketch book for years, she decided to take it upon herself to create the serotoninshaped necklace, which is now

her best-selling jewelry piece. She acquired her undergraduate education from the University of California, Santa Cruz, graduate education from Yale University, postdoctoral education from UC Berkeley, and another year of postdoctoral stud-

ies classes back at UCSC. Hanna discovered during her postdoctoral studies that she was unhappy doing laboratory work. On a trip to Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i after her three-year post-doc, she looked out into the Kauaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i ocean and thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wait. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be

a scientist, I want to communicate science.â&#x20AC;? While she originally aspired to become a scientist, she loved the idea of being a science communicator more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The experience on Kauaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i] really changed the course of my professional life,â&#x20AC;? said Hanna. Little did she know the serotonin necklace she created would unlock the opportunity to communicate science in a creative way. Friends urged Hanna to sell her jewelry. She ďŹ rst took the idea of opening a jewelry business seriously when a high school girl approached Hanna about the necklace in a Gap store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It suddenly occurred to me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh my gosh, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m giving someone a science lesson in a Gap store in a mall. This is science communication!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It sort of struck me that this thing that I had made was [the] science communication that I was looking for, because I was looking for creative ways to communicate science,â&#x20AC;? said Hanna. See Molecule jewelry, next page

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Hanna was making a living off of the MadeWithMolecules jewelry line in San Francisco when she came to a sudden realization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can live anywhere with a post ofďŹ ce and Internet connection. ... And that got me thinking, where would I want to be?â&#x20AC;? Hanna ďŹ nally moved to the quiet town of PÄ hoa on the Big Island last October in search of a place that enabled her to live off the grid, closer to the land and a more â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;? lifestyle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made some crucial decisions while I was in the islands that have kind of changed my life, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always felt a connection [to Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i] that way.â&#x20AC;? She is still involved with science writing, freelancing for Stanford University and UC Berkeley. But, less than two years after founding the company in 2005, Hanna committed herself to working full-time on MadeWithMolecules.


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enforced strict food practices, Italian cuisine was an experience that would change his life forever. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of a sudden, here I am in Italy, smelling pasta sauce and watching my step-grandmother make pasta from scratch,â&#x20AC;? recalled Ushidate 20 years later. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what inspired me to become a chef.â&#x20AC;? A fter graduating with a culinar y arts degree from Kapiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;olani Community College, Ushidate started an ever-growing list of impressive accomplishments working at various fine -dining restaurants. His favorite experience was working as a personal chef for a vacation rental in Kailua, where he cooked for Tom Cruise and his family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was really down-toearth,â&#x20AC;? Ushidate said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I cooked pretty much what his mom liked. They [the family] liked mac and cheese. Who knew?â&#x20AC;? He also had the pleasure of cooking for Iron Chef Mo r i m o t o at Azure restaurant in

WaikÄŤkÄŤ, where Ushidate currently works as a sous chef. Jon Matsubara, the executive chef, is full of praise for Ushidate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a solid foundation in the culinary arts. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very curious about food, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very creative, precise and meticulous. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good at what he does.â&#x20AC;? Ushidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong work ethic soon paid of f, as he received f ive of fers from various restaurants to work as an executive chef. However, he turned them down each time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wondered why I kept doing that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kept hesitating.â&#x20AC;? According to Ushidate, be coming an executive chef would require paperwork, scheduling, food costs, budgeting and menu planning that would take away the aspect of cooking he enjoyed the most. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I like about cooking is the creativity and the artistic ability. You could create amazing f lavors from all these different ingredients; the creative possibilities are endless,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what got me into the kitchen every day. Becoming an executive chef wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to be the dream that I wanted.â&#x20AC;?


When Ushidate realized that he could combine photography â&#x20AC;&#x201C; another creative passion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with food, he fell in love with the idea of becoming a traveling food photojournalist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Photography] has always been inside of me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always enjoyed black and white photography, and it always stood out to me,â&#x20AC;? COURTESY OF LENNY USHIDATE he said. Traveling has

The Azure resturante in WaikÄŤkÄŤ, where Ushidate works as a sous chef, offers fresh seafood in a fine dining setting.

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Traveling has also been a large part of Ushidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, due to the painful divorce between his Japanese father and Filipina mother, which led him to L.A., Rome and Tokyo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It taught me to be a chameleon. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as easy at ďŹ rst; I hated my life, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like that I was constantly moving,â&#x20AC;? Ushidate said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But now that I look back, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.â&#x20AC;? He then made the decision to go back to school to pursue photography. He currently studies at the University of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i at MÄ noa, moving toward a different career that is somewhat unconventional for a chef of his level. However, his colleagues believe that Ushidate can excel in whatever passion he pursues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he has the tools to become whatever he wants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whatever ďŹ eld he chooses and to follow his dreams wherever he wants to,â&#x20AC;? said Matsubara. Ushidate will be returning to Italy this fall for a study abroad program offered by UH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a step that may be a major turning point in his life. He is excited to be back in his element, making pasta sauce where it all started. This time though, he will be armed with a camera, taking the first step to making his dream career into reality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I might return homesick, eager to return back to work,â&#x20AC;? Ushidate said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or I might be changed by new experiences and relationships, ready to move on.â&#x20AC;?

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Opinions Sam: Well, fi rst off, if your best friend doesn’t believe you then she clearly doesn’t trust the right people – you’re her best friend. If you are best friends I think that no matter what, you should be able to tell her anything, especially something this serious. Cheating is a big deal, and if she really cares about this guy then the relationship should end immediately before she gets hurt worse. To be honest, I’ve been in this exact situation before. As much as I denied it, the person was telling me the truth, and as much as it hurt, I knew that I was being told information that I needed to take seriously. If I were her I would want my best friend to tell me the moment she knew, even if she knew it would kill me. So don’t wait, tell her as soon as possible!

I was in Waikīkī last weekend and I ran into my best friend’s boyfriend. He is clearly cheating on her. I don’t know if I should tell her. She really likes him and might not believe me.

Liz: Absolutely not – I would stay out of it. You might want to mention you saw him with another girl, but I would leave it at that. Drama is drama and there is no need to get in the middle of it. The guy sounds like a total creep and I hope you gave him a piece of your mind. Deep down, your friend knows. Years ago, my best friend told me the same thing, and when I confronted my boyfriend about it he had the audacity to accuse her of being jealous and secretly in love with him. Needless to say, I was young and naïve, and actually believed him, which hurt my relationship with my friend. Luckily, she stuck by me as a friend and was there for me when I was ready to admit what a jerk he was. Life will take care of things, and your friend will come out a stronger person. Just give it time and be there for her when she needs you. | Taylor Gardner Editor | Boaz Rosen Associate

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Nothing is more frustrating at the start of every new semester than waiting in line for an hour to spend $500 on books your professor will likely only touch upon a few times. Buying your textbooks is a quick way to turn that â&#x20AC;&#x153;This semester is going to be a good one!â&#x20AC;? attitude into â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is it summer yet?â&#x20AC;? I have a friend who literally bought a car for less than Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever spent on a semesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books. Granted, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the prettiest little lady on four wheels, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure he used that thing more than most people do their textbooks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it lasted him more than a single semester (although not by much). Why do textbooks cost so much? Simply because they can, according to some experts. In an article for the New York Times, James V. Koch compared the textbook market to the market for pharmaceuticals: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people who have the most inďŹ&#x201A; uence over what is purchased (doctors and professors) donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to pay for their choices. Students do.â&#x20AC;? Students cannot decide which textbook to use, regardless of whether or not there is a similar-quality book at a lower price. The publish-


Used books are cheaper than new ones, and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; unlike e-books â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can be sold back at the end of the semester. ing companies themselves have little incentive to reduce the cost of their products due to the highly inelastic demand for them. To put it simply, students pay whatever price is set, regarding it as the necessary cost of education. In addition, buying e-books, electronic versions of textbooks,


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can sometimes prove to be more expensive than print versions, since they do not have a resale value. Even the new textbook rental system this semester at UH does not offer books at rates low enough to be particularly appealing, since renting a book negates the possibility of selling the book later. For

instance, a new print textbook costs $150, sells for $100 used, and can be sold back to the bookstore for $50. The ďŹ nal cost to the student ends up being $100 if bought new, or 50 dollars if bought used. Now suppose the bookstore offers the same book as an e-book or rental for the semester and prices it at 75 dollars.

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Compared to both the new and used print textbooks, this appears to be the better deal, as the initial ticket price is much cheaper. However, in this case, it would turn out to be more expensive in the long run. Buying textbooks online is a great way to beat the high prices offered at the university bookstore. You can often ďŹ nd books at substantially lower prices than at the bookstore. You can also sell your old books for much higher prices than the bookstore will offer you. Another option to sell your old books is to contact your previous professors and let them know you are willing to sell your book to one of their current students. Professors will often let the class know, and both you and the student buying the textbook can beneďŹ t from cutting out the middleman. With the cost of higher education continuing to skyrocket, and returns on education declining, it is imperative each student does what he or she can to ďŹ ght increasing textbook costs. Each dollar you spend on a college textbook is an investment in your future, but the pressing question is, what kind of investor are you? Are you funneling unnecessary amounts of money into a product with grossly inďŹ&#x201A;ated costs and speculative returns?

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Defining the Mānoa Experience DAAVIN VIN A O VI OYAGI YAGI YA G Staff S Staf t ff W Wr Writer rit rit i er


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W ha hat defi de efi nes n s your ne your u What ex perie exp ex r ien ence at enc at the th he University Univversi sity t ty experience of Hawai‘i Haw wai a ‘ii at at Mānoa? Mānoa?? This Th his i of seems seem em ms to to be be an n aambiguous m ig mb iguo uo ous seems que esttiion, on ne tha tthat th hat at vvaries aarr ie i s fr fro om om question, one from stud uden en nt to o student stu ud de ent and ent a nd nd has has as n o student no conc conc co ncre rete ete t answer. a ns nswer weer. r. For For tthe he Mānoa Mā concrete Ex xp pe eri r ien encce e workgroup worrk g ro r up h ow o wever, Experience however, itt ’s ’s a matter mat attte ter of of responding respond din ing g to t an it’s accr ac cred ed e dit it atio itat att io ion review revi re v ew sstatement tate tement accreditation t hat the th th he e Mānoa Māno Mā noa a Experience Ex perienc nce e is a that “ t he eme me [that] [t hat at]] needs ne nee eeds ed to be be more more “theme ccllear ea rl ea rly articulated.” aarr tiiccu u ullate ate ted. d” d. clearly I n some sso o om me ways, me w ays, a y s, tthis h i s re hi requ qu ue s t is is In request jju ustif s t iff ie ie d . The Th he e administration a dmin dm m in i ist i s t r ati t io ion hass justified. rro out ut ine i neell y used in us ed e d the he term t er e r m “Mānoa “M Mā ā noa no oa routinely Exp Ex pe e ri r ien encce c e ” since ce” s i ncc e 2002, 200 20 0 2 , when 02 when the th he e Experience” Acca A c adem a dem ad e ic i c Affairs A ff ffai airrs r s Working Wor ork i ng n G ro roup oup Academic Group wa s q qu u uot ot ed ote ot e d in the th he Strategic Stt r a te e g ic Plan: Pll an: was quoted D e ffii ni De n i ng g O ur D ur e s ttii ny esti y ass stati i ng, g, Defining Our Destiny stating, “T T he he Mānoa Mān Māno no oa Experience E x p err ie nc n e offers off fers fe rss “The chaaall le l e ng n g in i n g and an distinctive dii sstttiin d i nc tive acainc acc a challenging demi de em mii c pr ro og g r a ms gr m , iin n no ova v ati a tive ve teacht ea e a ch hdemic programs, innovative i ng in g and aan nd service, s e r v icc e , and a nd d world wor orld ld d cla l a ss la s s rree eing class ch h and an nd d sscholarship cholarr ship p reflective r eff le lect ctt iv ive search o global glo obaa l perspectives p e rs pe r s pe pect ctiv ivve s and nd d a cul ultu u rof cultura ly al y diverse d ivverr sse e island i sl s l an nd state.” s tate.” ally But how how w ccan aan n any wor orrkg kgroup g u But workgroup

poss ssibly attemp ss p to define such a genpossibly attempt eraall notion? Despite Dess eral the efforts of various mem me mbers from the t Office of Academic Afmembers faa irs irrs, the Mānoa Mānoa Chancellor’s Office and fairs, vaar io ious other d various departments, the attempt reach out to students and summarize to reach th heir eir experience e here is no easy feat. their Myrtle Yamada, Yam m Myrtle a member of the wo ork r group, exp p workgroup, explained the outreach atte empts to the UH H Mānoa community in a tempts wr response e to a Ka Leo inquiry. “We written star arted with the alumni and conducted an started alum umni survey. We W then invited the camalumni puss and alumni to a focus group discussio si on (a Ha‘ina) in n November 2010. Faculty, sion stu st udents, staff and a alumni participated in students, thaat discussion. ... [However], gathering that infformation and involving students in this information inittia in i tive is something som me initiative that we have been s ru st uggling with. with. Only a few students atstruggling tend nded the Ha‘ina Ha‘in n though they were very tended activve participan ac n active participants.“ revii Upon reviewing the aforemention ti io ed alumni survey, a few essential tioned them th e es stood out. o A majority of the 824 themes resp re spondents to this survey recognized respondents the cultural div v the diversity and high-quality ac prog g academic programs that define this ca w campus. Yet, while the report stated th h at a “The articulation artt that and suggestio ons arising ffrom r tions the alumni survey

and these campus conversations will inform the evolving definition of what does and should constitute the Mānoa Experience,” and even admitted that the purpose of the survey was to serve as a “springboard,” it is clear that the survey covers a wide variety of ideas ranging from dorm life to academic excellence and cultural understanding. That said, one must ask whether the Mānoa Experience Workgroup can create a narrow enough defi nition to properly encompass the experiences that this university brings. After all, can any clear-cut defi nition accurately portray the fear of stepping into a lecture hall for the fi rst time, or capture the trials and tribulations of fi guring out how to graduate within four years? Perhaps that isn’t even necessary. There is, after all, one moment that I hope unifies the 20,000-plus Mānoa student body. This experience is the cumulative refl ection once students have reached their fi nal point on the collegiate journey. This moment, this Mānoa Experience, is the commencement ceremony, when all students should look back at every personal accomplishment and realize that they have changed this campus for the better.

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What can APEC accomplish? TAYLOR GARDNER Opinions Editor

The 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will be meeting in Honolulu this November for their annual Economic Leaders’ Meeting. APEC seeks to achieve sustainable economic development through trade and investment liberalization, business facilitation, and economic and technical cooperation. However, APEC is limited in scope to that of a forum for discussion. Without the ability to legally set member economies’ economic policy, can APEC accomplish their intended goals? Or is APEC nothing more than a collection of talking heads? As an APEC communications intern and a student in the APEC course that was offered over the summer, I have been able to learn how APEC accomplishes its goals despite its inability to legally bind its members into agreements. APEC strives to reach its goals using “Individual Action Plans,” as well as “Collective Action Plans”. Economies annually submit an IAP detailing its individual


Gov. Neil Abercrombie attends a luncheon with APEC interns at UHM campus dining on Aug. 22. steps toward free and open trade and investment. CAPs are the collective steps to which the member economies agree. But these agreements are still not legally binding. So how do APEC member economies achieve economic growth and development? Member economies choose to participate because they have learned it will benefit them. Since APEC began in 1989, average trade barriers have fallen from 16.9 percent to 5.5 percent. Trade barriers refer to

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any type of restriction that prevents markets from operating at an openly competitive level. They include tariffs, import and export restrictions, subsidies, and embargoes. APEC strives to reduce anything that hinders free trade in the region. This has led to increased trade between member economies, as well as trade with the rest of the world, at a rate outpacing economies outside of APEC. According to APEC’s website, the cost of business transactions

within member economies has been reduced by roughly 5 percent. In addition, involvement in APEC includes the promotion of free movement of innovation and technology throughout the region. APEC also promotes small-to-medium enterprises, spurring innovation, growth and job creation. These results persuade member economies to willingly participate in the agreements reached in the discussion forums. Critics of APEC claim that the laissez-faire attitude of APEC makes it a weak, even irrelevant, institution. With a world economy so highly integrated, it is hard to separate the benefits derived directly from APEC as opposed to several other regional organizations. However, this should not downplay the importance of APEC and its crucial role in international trade. The three activities of APEC (liberalization, facilitation, and economic and technical cooperation), benefit member economies greatly, despite the difficulty in pinpointing specific results to APEC. The nature of Asia-Pacific economies

requires the use of consultation and persuasion, as opposed to forceful binding agreements. In a region with vast differences in values, politics, cultures and economic systems, APEC’s approach to economic development fits perfectly. It does not restrict member economies in any way, as they can choose not to follow policies they feel should not apply to their economies. Even though tracing the benefits member economies receive proves tough in a world so highly integrated, this does not mean they don’t exist. APEC provides member economies with access to research and consultation, and thus is much more than just a “dog and pony show.” Learn more about APEC and be up to date with the latest news at the UHERO website: Also, check out the UH Mānoa student- run blog ‘APEC 101’ to find out what’s happening with APEC in the community: apec101 | Marc Arakaki Editor|Joe Ferrer Associate

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This Friday, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team begins the journey toward its first national campionship since 1987. M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor

The Rainbow Wahine volleyball team is returning fi ve starters from last season’s squad, including American Volleyball Coaches Association fi rst-team All-American senior outside hitter Kanani Danielson and secondteam All-American junior middle hitter Brittany Hewitt. Also returning are all-Western Athletic Conference fi rstteam selection senior outside hitter Chanteal Satele and WAC Freshman of the Year sophomore middle hitter Emily Hartong. “Leaders just evolve naturally;

you can’t ask someone to lead,” head coach Dave Shoji said. “They just step up. [These four players] lead in their own way – some vocal, some by example.” Junior defensive specialist Emily Maeda rounds out the fi ve returning starters from last season’s WAC regular-season championship team. “I do feel like I do have the responsibility to be a good example to the underclassmen,” Maeda said. “Especially since we have such a big group of new girls that are coming, I try to be more on top of things. And in practice, my goal for myself is to be more vocal and help out the new girls.”

F I L L I N G I N T H E GA P S The Rainbow Wahine lost two key position players from last season’s squad. Replacing setter Dani Mafua is sophomore Mita Uiato. Uiato saw action in 31 of Hawai‘i’s 32 matches last season, averaging 1.43 assists per set. It is still unknown who will replace Elizabeth Ka‘aihu‘e as libero. “[The starting] libero [position] is wide open among eight players,” Shoji said. For Maeda, who spent her entire career playing with Ka‘aihu‘e, it will take some adjustment this season. “It’s going to be a work in progress,” Maeda said. “We do have very good outside hitters. It will be good. We’re just going to need

to fi gure out what it’s like playing next to each other, and [we’ll need to have] a lot of communication.”

M I G H T Y N E WC OM E R S According to Shoji, freshmen “Jane Croson, Kalei Adolpho, Monica Stauber [and] Jade Vorster could contribute right away.” Croson is the only outside hitter of the four. She comes from Los Alamitos High School in Lakewood, Calif. In high school, Croson recorded over 1,000 kills and was named to Volleyball Magazine’s high school girls’ volleyball All-America team. Adolpho and Vorster are both middle hitters. Adolpho graduated

from Moloka‘i High School and was an all-state selection in volleyball, basketball and track. She will also be playing basketball for the Rainbow Wahine. Vorster, a native of Orlando, Fla., holds the single-season record for both aces and blocks for Timber Creek High School. Stauber, a Newport Beach, Calif., resident and graduate of Mater Dei High School, lettered in volleyball for four years and was a twotime Trinity League most valuable players selection in 2009 and 2010. The freshmen said they hope to live up to their records. “Hopefully we will meet those expectations and ... start off strong,” said Croson.

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