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Losing the battle on biodiversity JESSI SCHULTZ Associate News Editor
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Protected areas around the world are failing to preserve biodiversity. Dr. Camilo Mora from the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄ noaâ€™s Department of Geography and Dr. Peter F. Sale of the UN Universityâ€™s International Network on Water, Environment, and Health, h a v e teamed together to publish a paper addressing the issue. The paper, titled â€œOngoing global biodiversity loss and the need to move beyond protected areas,â€? argues that protected areas are ineffective in the ďŹ ght to save endangered species.
P RO T E C T E D A R E A S According to the United Nationâ€™s Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre website, â€œProtected areas are internationally recognised as regions set aside primarily for na-
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ture and biodiversity conservation and are a major tool in managing species and ecosystems which provide a range of goods and services essential to sustainable use of natural resources.â€? They usually try to limit the amount of human activity and consumption of natural resources. Protected areas are different in every country based on national needs and prior it ies associat ed with that government. â€œ W hat regulations are vary from place to p l a c e , many PAs [protected areas] still have human contact and it may not be commercial but it could be recreational â€” habitat could still be threatened,â€? said Jane Schoonmaker, Specialist and Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Oceanography at UH MÄ noa. See Worldwide next page
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University of Hawai‘i still not in college review K ELSEY A MOS AND DAVID TERAOKA News Editor and Contributing Writer
The Princeton Review, a long-standing independent review of the nation’s colleges, has not included the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in its rankings this year, and has not since 2008. “We haven’t been able to collect a representative sample [of student surveys at UHM]” said David Soto, Princeton Review’s director of college and university surveys. He went on to explain that the Princeton Review relies heavily on student survey results to create rankings. “We have reached out to the school,” he said, but explained that administering the necessary number of surveys depends on working directly with a representative
on the campus, which for the last few years has not happened. However, the Princeton Review has been able to collect statistical data from the university successfully, with UH receiving a high ranking in the “green” category for environmental commitments. “We’re open to collecting [student surveys] in [the] future,” said Soto. Diane Chang, director of communications at the chancellor’s ofﬁ ce, said in an email statement, “We were not included in the Princeton Review college guide in 2008, because that was the year the Institutional Research Ofﬁ ce was just being established at UH Mānoa — and IRO would have been the unit to provide the data for such questionnaires.” She continued, “We were not in the Princeton Review
guide that year, and we still aren’t now, because Princeton Review has chosen since then not to include us in its annual survey — something we’re in contact with them to change.” UH Mānoa has received many awards from nationally recognized rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranked the International Business program as 21st in the nation. It also ranked the William S. Richardson School of Law at second best in student/teacher ratio and among the top 50 for first time bar passage rate. The National Science Foundation has also put UH Mānoa’s research funding in engineering and science at the top 30 in the country. Students can ﬁ ll out the survey for UH Mānoa at http://survey.review.com/ss/.
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The global network of protected areas covers 13 percent of the earth’s land and 0.65 percent of the world’s oceans. In Mora and Sale’s research, the rationale behind protected areas is that by reducing habitat loss and death by harvesting, populations can grow and individuals can thrive and reproduce. But the cost of these designated protected areas leaves little funding for exercising enforcement. “With both terrestrial and marine protected areas, the country never has enough money to enforce regulations. Some countries do a better job than others,” said Schoonmaker. “‘Protected area doesn’t mean the same thing in different countries. Some may limit certain activities, like a forest area that still allows timber production, but they put limitations on it. It may constrain methods used, [for example] rather than clear cut, select speciﬁ c trees,” she said. They go on to explain that some natural phenomena cannot be regulated by policies or management. Invasive species, pollution and changes in climate have damaging effects on populations and habitat loss. A species being affected close to home is our Hawai‘i coral. The reefs are damaged by climate change and pollution even though they are being protected. This has outreaching effects that are reﬂected in the declining ﬁsh populations. “With a marine environment it’s even more difﬁcult. Water changes in and out of MPAs. You’ll get transport of pollutants or alien species in and out with water movement. You could have coastal reef area protected, but it’s hard to put boundaries,” said Schoonmaker.
H U M A N T H R E AT S Humans contribute many threats
to biodiversity. When asked if the growing human population will further damage biodiversity, Mora responded, “Big Time.” He said that many countries like Ethiopia and Haiti can barely support the human population, let alone have protected areas. Besides the growing human population, politics around the globe affect decisions made about the environment. Funds necessary for conservation are scarce when people see need elsewhere. The paper cites that 75 percent of countries have a tendency to place protected areas in locations that aren’t heavily threatened by humans. It also points out that the need for more agricultural farming competes with the goals of turning 50 percent of all land into protected areas. “Another big concern, on top of everything else, we’re facing the threat of climate change. Protected regions - those habitats will be shifting. For example, endangered birds in Hawai‘i on the Big Island are a concern. [They are] trying to promote regrowth of native tree species that will support bird population, but at the same time, in the same plots of land, the temperature is getting warmer, and mosquitos that carry malaria are going further up the mountain slope. They are squeezed ... [by the] encroachment of mosquitos. “You can work very hard to protect certain ecosystems, but if you have isolated patches and climate shifts, the natural transition is to migrate northern to cooler climates or up in elevation. The land or resource managers are asking should we be trying to buy more land or should we buy whole new plots somewhere else,” said Schoonmaker. Within protected areas and marine protected areas, people can limit the exploitation of resources and human interaction to a point, but the widespread effects of global warming and pollution continue to threaten biodiversity.
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11th Hour: rockin’ around the clock
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11th Hour chose its name as a reflection of having to quickly pick a band name just minutes before playing a gig. The band is comprised of members (left to right) Mike Elwood, Doyle Purdy Jr., Caitlin Bunner and Lopaka Naone.
Most people know the feeling and sense of urgency that pervades the air when pushing something to the 11th hour - the last possible moment in time to get something done. Just ask Doyle Purdy Jr., a Warrant Ofﬁ cer 4 in the U.S. Navy and rock band front man. “I’m not as young as some of those other people in bands out there,” said Purdy,
who is pursuing his alternate career as a songwriter, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for his band 11th Hour. “So I guess you could kind of say I have reached the 11th hour in my life.” Not only did the 11th hour strike in Purdy’s hopes for a musical career, it literally struck this past February while the band was getting ready to play a gig, nameless. “We had to come up with a name real fast so somebody said, ‘Wow, it seems like we are coming up with a name in the 11th
hour, so why don’t we just call it the 11th Hour?’” Purdy said. “I don’t know how many other bands out there are called 11th Hour, but I know we are the only 11th Hour band in Hawai‘i.” Including Purdy, 11th Hour is comprised of four seasoned band members: bassist Lopaka Naone, Mike Elwood the lead guitarist and Caitlin Bunner the drums and percussionist. According to Purdy, each member of the band has a distinctly different appearance and style, and the only way they seem
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to coalesce is in the rock sound they generate together. That sound is something the band continues to work on by religiously rehearsing every Monday night to perfect a playlist of original rock music mixed in with covered favorites aimed to please the crowds. According to the band’s website, 11th Hour strives on “getting the listeners’ heads nodding, feet tapping and bodies moving while enjoying solid, hard rock.” Besides original songs, 11th Hour covers bands that range from The Doors and Led Zeppelin to Jet and Puddle of Mudd. Although the band’s music is predominantly rock, 11th Hour doesn’t categorize its music into one strict genre. “[We are] a mix of alternative rock, hard rock, with some acoustic rock in there also,” Purdy said. “ That ’s what 11th Hour is.” In an effort to push 11th Hour forward, while working on the release of their upcoming CD, Purdy is constantly updating the band’s social media websites while making calls and connections to book gigs at venues across O‘ahu. “I am sure the other members of 11th Hour agree – once you get a taste of playing an instrument live on stage it becomes an addiction,” he said. “We try to play every venue we can get a hold of.” As time progresses, the list of venues 11th Hour has played at continues to grow, with some past gigs including Hard Rock Café in Waikīkī, Hawaiian Brian’s, The Irish Rose Saloon and a variety of places located on O‘ahu’s military bases. “Once you play an original song – live onstage – then people start singing the song, now that is a high,” said Purdy regarding
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his bandâ€™s recent gig at Rende Vuu, a sports bar on Sand Island Access Road. â€œIt just makes me feel good inside.â€? Although 11th Hour is still under the radar, on stage they conďŹ dently break into their sound as experienced musicians who are making every effort to produce something enjoyable for their listeners. For young college musicians hoping to break into the music scene, Purdy offers this advice, â€œI think the best thing to do is just go out there. Play every opportunity you can get in front of people â€Ś and never listen to negative opinions. Always move forward and practice, practice, practice.â€? 11th Hour is excited for the upcoming release of
their debut four-song EP and a 10-song CD coming out later this year.
U P C OM I N G V E N U E P E R F O R M A N C E S : Sat, Aug. 13 - The Hideaway Club (USCG Base) 9 p.m. â€“ 1 a.m. (Military I.D. required to get in) Sat, Aug. 20 â€“ Irish Rose Saloon (Waikiki) 7:30 p.m. â€“ 8:30 p.m. To see a full list of 11th Hourâ€™s upcoming performances in Hawaiâ€™i visit
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In an article for the New York Times titled â€œMy Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,â€? renowned journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed his secret: he, a PulitzerPrize winning college graduate, is an â€œillegal immigrant.â€? In the article, Vargas explained his love for language. He recalled entering an eighth grade spelling bee and winning by spelling words like â€œindefatigable.â€? However, after learning that he was here illegally, his mastership of the English language became more of a necessity than a hobby. He lived in fear behind his identity as a journalist. Even so, Vargas claimed to
have â€œlived the American dream,â€? deďŹ ned by fame and ďŹ nancial success. He visited the White House and covered topics like HIV and AIDS. He covered the Virginia Tech shootings. Heck, the guy even paid his taxes. And now, after years of hiding his citizenship status, he has become the public face of illegal immigration throughout America. Instead of silently returning to the Philippines, Vargas revealed himself to the world. He bravely questioned the American identity and ideals, stating, â€œEven though I think of myself as an American and consider America my country, my country doesnâ€™t think of me as one of its own.â€? Yet America sells itself as a place of opportunity for immigrants across the world.
If Vargasâ€™ fame, fortune, and success embody the American dream, then what does it say about America if we continue to refuse to acknowledge him as one of our own? The upcoming treatment of Vargas will reveal the perception of immigrants by the American public. Vargas will either be embraced or used to send a threatening message to other illegal immigrants. Though he did commit fraud by creating a fake name and Social Security Number, can we really claim that this San Francisco raised, Englishspeaking/writing, hardworking, ďŹ nancially stable, politically savvy man is not â€œAmerican?â€? Hopefully, the United States will ofďŹ cially let Vargas into its memberâ€™s only club of citizenship and extend these same opportunities to other immigrants.
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The “buddy” system M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor First-year Rainbow Wahine soccer head coach Michele Nagamine, affectionately known as “Bud,” picked up the nickname when she was playing for a soccer club around age 13. The name stuck, and Nagamine, now 42, has graduated from “Bud” to “Coach Bud.” “Coach Bud is very personal and is very easy to get along with,” junior goalie Kanani Taaca said. “A lot of the girls like her. She relates well with a lot of the girls. She brings a lot of charisma to the team and just a lot of spirit. The girls really feed off of that.” Nagamine says she believes it’s all about her student athletes. “My world is very black and white. I don’t live with a lot of gray and my players know that,” Nagamine said. “They know when it’s time to get busy, we get busy. But we have fun everyday at practice. “When you’re consistent as a coach, there are expectations that you set, everybody is treated fairly, and there is accountability for your actions or lack thereof — it makes it very predictable. For student athletes who are trying to ﬁgure out what kind of people they want to be, I really think that’s the best way to do things.”
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First-year head coach Michele Nagamine will coach her first game on Aug. 19 against Washington State. and has lofty goals in sight. “I definitely see us becoming a West Coast power,” Nagamine said. “With our move to the Big West [in 2012], we’re going to be able to attract a lot of attention from not only our local recruits but also some of the top recruits from California and the West Coast. They understand that when we move to the Big West, we’re going to be playing in front of their family whenever we go on a road trip.”
S E T T I N G T H E S TAG E Nagamine spent most of her coaching career at Kamehameha (1991-2007), leading the Warriors to five Hawai‘i state titles and six Interscholastic League of Honolulu titles. She spent the
last three years at Hawai‘i Pacific University, turning a program that won only three games in 2007 to a team with a 10 -8-1 record in 2009. This earned Nagamine the PacWest Coach of the Year award. But Nagamine said she couldn’t have accomplished this alone. “I’ve been fortunate at all the different levels because I surround myself with people I trust,” Nagamine said. “The people that I work with are very ambitious, they have really good character, they have passion for the game, and I think that’s a trickle down effect. When you’re playing the game for the right reasons, and when you’re coaching for the right reasons — to develop the talent and make sure your kids are graduating from college — I think doing the right thing is a big part of the success.”
The Rainbow Wahine will open the season on Friday, Aug. 19 against the Washington State Cougars at 7 p.m. at the Waipi‘o Peninsula Soccer Stadium. “I’m going to feel a lot of pride,” Nagamine said. “I think it’s going to be very emotional for me because people are coming out of the woodwork to support us, and the soccer community has really gotten behind us. It means a lot to me that people will take the time to come see us play.”
Warriors host women’s football clinic M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor Led by Heather McMackin, the wife of head coach Greg McMackin, the Warrior football team will host the 4th annual Hawai‘i Wahine football clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. The clinic is free to female
students at UH Mānoa with a validated ID. Participants without a valid UH Mānoa ID will be $20. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lower Campus Auditorium across of the Stan Sheriff Center. All participants will receive a playbook and the ﬁ rst 200 women will receive an UnderArmour T-shirt.
The clinic will feature UH strength and conditioning coach Tommy Heffernan who will discuss the training routine he coordinates with the players. Participants will also be able to interact with members of the team to learn football drills.