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Team Hawai‘i’s entry in the sustainability competition, Hale Pilihonua, was withdrawn due to funding problems and logistical complications.
Sept. 23 marked the beginning of the Solar Decathlon, a United States Department of Energy-sponsored architecture and engineering competition. Although the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa was scheduled to participate, funding and infrastructure complications prompted UH’s team to withdraw its entry. “We did have some early successes with fundraising, and we certainly were very appreciative, but we couldn’t generate enough funds quickly enough,” explained professor David Rockwood, who led the project. The Solar Decathlon takes
place in Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. This year, 20 competing collegiate teams were selected from around the world to try to build the most affordable, eco-friendly and aestheticallyappealing housing. UH’s team, known as “Team Hawai‘i,” would have competed against schools from the United States, Europe, New Zealand and China. “I thought [the project] was really cool,” said Robbie Johnson, a freshman at UH Mānoa. “The whole prospect of a house that sustains itself ... It’s a good idea to get these things out there for the future so we can take better care of our environment. It just sucks that they couldn’t get enough funds to get it going,” he added.
Teams are scored in 10 categories, including market appeal, affordability, comfort and selfsustainability. UH Mānoa’s project was named Hale Pilihonua (“Of the Earth” in Hawaiian). Unfortunately, Team Hawai‘i’s house never made it past planning, and on June 1, Team Hawai‘i ofﬁcially ended preparations for the Solar Decathlon with a formal withdrawal letter. On Team Hawai‘i’s webpage, an ofﬁ cial statement read, “The University of Hawai‘i Solar Decathlon Team Executive Committee decided that the timing and ﬁ nancial challenges were too large to risk further investment without the guaranteed delivery of the house at this year’s competition.” The team received a $100,000
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grant from the U.S. DOE, but Rockwood explained that it still wasn’t sufﬁcient. “There were a number of factors that inﬂuenced what happened,” explained Rockwood. “We wanted something that sort of worked in a low-tech way. It used natural ventilation and natural lighting. We started with a basic idea and added the more advanced technical systems later,” he said. “ The design was also a little more challenging in terms of the skill of the students, and we really had to push to get everything together. With the timing of the competition, it was difficult to have the students highly involved. See Hawai‘i withdraws, page 3
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Tuition increases debated at system-wide meetings E VELYN A SCHENBRENNER Contributing Writer With the expiration of the current tuition schedule in the spring, students may have more incentive to graduate quickly. The next schedule is expected to include increases of 5.8 to 7 percent, when many students and parents of prospective students are already struggling in a troubled economy. The Board of Regents for the University of Hawai‘i System will vote on increasing tuition this October. In the meantime, the university will hold tuition-schedule meetings at each campus to give students a chance to voice their opinions about the proposed tuition hikes. “It’s not fair for the school to balance the budget on the backs of students,” said Chris Stump at a Sept. 21 meeting held at Kapi‘olani Community College. Stump is a full-time student at KCC and a single parent. “We don’t have the same options as the mainland. We’re on an island.” Stump said he is planning on attending UH in the spring for political science. About 30 people, including students, faculty and two Board of Regents members – Coralie Chun Matayoshi and James Lee – were present at the meeting. “We cut salaries, we froze hiring, we tried to cut expenses,” said Linda Johnsrud, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, who also serves as the presenter at
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tuition meetings. “This is deﬁnitely not the ﬁrst thing we looked at.” The freeze on hiring has limited the number of civil service employees, such as janitors and groundskeepers, even as Mānoa faces ongoing issues of facilities upkeep. In addition, traveling has been curbed, and faculty do not travel on state funds. “We’re just being really careful,” she said. In-state undergraduate and community college students will be least affected by the tuition increases. However, out-of-state graduate students and those in professional programs such as nursing, law and pharmacy will be heavily impacted. “We want out-of-state students, we want that diversity on campus,” said Johnsrud. “But we have a commitment to quality education.” The proposed hikes will raise undergraduate tuition, on average, about 5.8 percent over the next ﬁve years. The dollar increases will be $132, $240, $348, $372 and $396 for full-time students. Out-of-state and graduate students will be worse hit; nonresident undergrads will pay seven percent more each year, and graduate students 6.4 percent more. The tuition increases will affect all 10 campuses in the UH System. Undergraduate tuition is still below the national average, said Johnsrud, and the university is trying to keep the cost of tuition at community colleges low. Also, Johnsrud said that the university will increase institutional aid to ﬁ nancial aid by ﬁ ve percent. “This is why ﬁ nancial aid is so important,” said Lee. He said the proposed increases will come back to beneﬁt students. In addition, Johnsrud said the university will be increasing the opportunities for on-campus work. “The more students are engaged, the more likely they are to succeed,” she said. However, she said
part of the increase is the “cost of doing business in Hawai‘i.” “We’re trying as hard as we can to give legislatures the message that this is a good place to put their money,” Johnsrud said, when asked by KCC student Matthew Davis about bargaining with the state for more funding. “The real issue now is, the state doesn’t have much money.” $86 million has been cut from state appropriations since 2009, Johnsrud said. This is part of a larger debate, she said, of who should pay for higher education. The UH Foundation is hoping to increase alumni donations to assist students. “We’re always raising money for the university, regardless of tuition,” Margot Schrire, communications director at the UH Foundation, wrote in an email. “We work to cultivate relationships to beneﬁt the university.” She wrote, “Yes, we do anticipate having a major push to raise funds for students in the years ahead. According to our CEO and President Donna Vuchinich, we are prepared to do as much as possible to leverage our different units so we can raise muchneeded private support to assist students across the 10 campuses.” However, some students feel that the university hasn’t done enough to prevent the proposed hikes. “Is it necessary, in these hard economic times, to raise the tuition?” asked Utufa’asili McDermott, a student at KCC and parent of eight. Three of her children are going to college next year. The cost of gas and food have gone up, she said. “Why go to school in Hawai‘i when I can stay in Michigan and pay the same price?” she asked.
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Students compete to reduce energy use in dorms E VA AVERY Staff Writer The state of Hawai‘i has made a commitment to being 70 percent reliant on clean energy by 2030. As a step toward sustainability, this October 1,000 freshmen in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Hale Aloha dorms will participate in a three-week energy challenge in the ﬁ rst annual Kukui Cup competition. “Kukui Cup is trying to help students understand what it would mean in Hawai‘i to have sustainable energy and what they can do to promote and bring about a transformation to our sustainable situation in Hawai‘i,” said professor and project leader Philip Johnson. The Kukui Cup competition is named after the Hawaiian source of natural lighting: the kukui nut. Twenty participating lounges will compete to see which one can use the least energy per week. Every ﬂ oor will have a smart meter that tracks daily energy consumption, and students will be able to monitor their energy usage online. Participants will be educated in sustainability while learning to reduce their carbon footprint with informational videos, excursions and workshops. Over 100 universities in the na-
tion have done dorm energy competitions, but UH’s competition is unique. “No university, to our knowledge, has combined installation of the meters, real-time feedback, plus the educational component with the workshops and the excursions,” said Johnson. Excursions will include a beach cleanup on the North Shore with the Surfrider Foundation and a visit to Reppun, an off-thegrid farm. There will be many workshops through Nov. 6, such as “Recycled Fashion Design” with Andy South, a finalist on the last season of Project Runway. The prizes for winners include an iPod, skateboard, Google TV and gift certificates. The goal of the Kukui Cup is to influence individuals to consume energy wisely and educate students about the current energy situation in Hawai‘i. Long-term targets could be to use this system at different departments within UH, in Hawai‘i public schools, in the community, and eventually at schools on the mainland. When asked why he felt so strongly about advocating sustainability, Johnson said, “We can’t as
a society just expect our government to just solve the problems for us. We have to actively participate in defining what it means for Hawai‘i to be sustainable and do that in a way that aligns with principles of aloha and the Hawaiian culture.”
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“And, of course, costs in Hawai‘i are much higher. Most of our materials had to be imported.” “I was really surprised that they got that grant,” added Johnson. “Even if it wasn’t enough, I think people recognize that something like this is worth fundraising for in the future.” A lthough Professor Rockwood remained op timistic when asked about any plans for the next competition, he stated that there are no guarantees that Team Hawai‘i will compete. “It has
been talked about,” he said, “but I don’t know if there’s a 100 percent commitment for going ahead in 2013. People were pretty disappointed we couldn’t compete this year, but there is still a lot to be proud of. Our students received a lot of valuable real-world experience and lessons. The project has sparked effort across many different fields of study to generate ideas for cleaner technology. [The work of the project] is really some thing that should be continued.”
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Features 30 Seconds to Mars hits success with evolved sound A LVIN PARK Features Editor Shannon Leto, drummer for the L.A.based band 30 Seconds to Mars, recalls the passion he and his brother Jared Leto shared for music as they were growing up. Though the band, now comprised of the Leto brothers and lead guitarist Tomislav Milicevic (aka Tomo), has been signed by a record label since 1998, released three successful studio albums and won many music awards in its tenure, Shannon still recalls his humble beginnings. “I have a picture of [my brother and me] when we were
young, Jared banging on a guitar,” Shannon said in a telephone interview from Osaka, Japan, where they had just f inished a show. “It
really started when we were young. It just made sense when we started fo cusing on it.” Currently on tour, the band is getting ready for its Honolulu
concert at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower on Sept. 29, which Shannon promises will be “energetic, chaotic, spontaneous and fantastic.” Having traveled to Hawai‘i a few times before, Shannon is not only looking forward to the performance but also an opportunity for relaxation. “I love the islands and the feel of the islands,” he said. “I love the fact that I will have a couple of days to chill up at the North Shore.” Though 30 Seconds to Mars gained a modest fan base with the release of its See ‘Labels are for cans,’ next page
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self-titled ďŹ rst studio album in 2002, the band didnâ€™t quite hit its stride until the release of its platinum-selling sophomore album â€œA Beautiful Lieâ€? in 2005. This led to multiple TV appearances and built the ground for successful tours in the future. K nown for its progressive rock/metal and post-grunge sound, Shannon maintains that the bandâ€™s genre is up to the listenerâ€™s ears. â€œI think Andy Warhol said it best when he said labels are for cans,â€? Shannon said. â€œItâ€™s up to each individualâ€™s interpretation.â€? The bandâ€™s loyal fans donâ€™t seem to mind the ambiguity, and instead, embrace it. The 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards recognized 30 Seconds to Mars with a nomination for â€œBiggest Fansâ€? â€“ pitting them against the preteen (and predominantly female) following of Justin Bieber and Lady Gagaâ€™s devoted army of â€œlittle monsters.â€? â€œTheyâ€™re like our family,â€?
Shannon said, describing his fans. â€œTheyâ€™re committed, loyal, creative and inspiring. We are all part of the same train ride.â€? W hen asked about the feeling he gets from performing on stage in front of thousands of fans, Shannon described it as a â€œmutually shared experience.â€? â€œThereâ€™s nothing quite like it,â€? he said. And although 30 Seconds to Mars has found its niche in the music industry, the band acknowledges that it will have to evolve its sound in order to keep up with the industryâ€™s imminent changes. â€œWe refuse to be stuck in one way,â€? Shannon said. â€œWe wouldnâ€™t be allowed to express ourselves, and thatâ€™s not really for us. We try to keep an open mind and think outside the box.â€? With three million records sold worldwide, over 100 million video views on YouTube, and nearly 500 sold-out shows around the globe since 2005, perhaps the
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bandâ€™s success should be credited to its adaptability. But Shannon also maintained that hard work is an important component for bands hoping to make it to the big time. â€œWork hard, work hard and work hard,â€? he said. â€œStick to what you believe in and follow your heart. Just never, ever quit.â€?
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Jared Leto, 30 Seconds to Marsâ€™ frontman, balances an acting career along with his band. He has been in Hollywood films including â€œRequiem for a Dream,â€? â€œPanic Roomâ€? and â€œLord of War.â€?
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charting noise pollution across UH Mānoa and Honolulu beefed-up USB microphones that be can be synced together to record at the exact same moment, the students took a post along each of Your teacher changes the the 5-yard lines of about half the slide on the PowerPoint and you Warrior practice ﬁ eld to await the stretch your arm toward the blasts. The members of the band notebook in front of you to begin lined up along the end zone perrecording notes. Just as you are pendicular to the students. They about to inscribe a perfectly arheld 10-second notes at different ticulated cursive letter, the jackpitches, which the geography hammer next door begins again, students recorded at their differstartling you and spoiling your ent distances. calligraphy forever. You curse McGranaghan obunder your breath and served his students prepare to try again. from the sidelines. “No We’ve all experione’s ever done anyenced the annoyance thing like this before,” associated with trying he commented, as his to concentrate in class students worked out ex(though perhaps not to actly what they wanted the degree described the band to do in order above) only to be conto pick up the best restantly interrupted by cordings. “We want the noise pollution. band to give a couple In the University long toots [because we of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s DOYLE MOELLER / KA LEO O HAWAI‘I need to] measure the geography departMembers of the UH marching band help geography students decay of the sound over ment however, noise test their equipment on Sept. 23. distance,” he continued. pollution is not simply By the end of the course, the something to rage over, it is also project, according to Will Shonsomething to study. And what telle, a senior in geography, is “to class hopes to produce two sepawould geography be without model sound propagation across rate maps that accurately chart areas of varying noise pollution: mapping? This premise of map- the UH Mānoa campus.” But before the group could be- one map of the Mānoa campus ping sound on campus is the basis for the Geography 492 pract- gin charting noise on campus, they and one of Honolulu. “We look at things like conicum and the Geography 399 needed the UH marching band to struction, generators and how directed reading class, dubbed supply some test recordings. After an initial calibration “the Geography of Sound,” by See Noise pollution, next page of their instruments, which are its members.
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“The 399/492 class context puts the emphasis on learning – how to design a sampling strategy for making a map of sound levels, with side trips into how to measure them, and what affects them,” said associate professor Matt McGranaghan, who teaches both sections. “It leads us into thinking about the space-time geography of the soundscape that surround us.” The goal of the classes’ ﬁ rst
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buildings themselves can affect sound,” said junior geography major Alex Richardson. “Even on the third ﬂ oor of buildings, especially with open windows, noise pollution is still a big issue.” So what’s next for the students in 492 and 399? “We want to start adding longitude and latitude measurements to our sound recordings in order to map out sound across distance,” said Richardson. “We need to cover at least 12 spots [around campus] and at different times during the day – at 6 a.m., 12 p.m. etc. – and we have to do it multiple times a week, so it’s going to be a lot of work.” Although McGranaghan said in an email that the focus of the class is primarily education, and not policy, he also said that researching sound levels is “clearly policy-relevant. On campus, our study might dovetail with efforts to reduce energy use by opening buildings to natural ventilation. “Stephen Meder from the School of Architecture, currently serving as the interim assistant vice chancellor for physical, environmental and long range planning, has been looking into whether open air classrooms and ofﬁ ces would be practical as well as less expensive. On the citywide scale, noise can be related to sense of place, health and probably rent values. I’d bet that students living in quieter areas get better sleep and can then study more effectively, perhaps resulting in better grades.”
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I’m famous, I can do anything TREVOR Z AKOV Staff Writer Fame and stardom must be intoxicating highs. But with great power comes great responsibility. And still, there are some celebs within the ever-expanding world of stardom, and speciﬁ cally professional sports, who seem to have lost their sense of self-awareness. It requires little
effort to list even a few people who are deeply imbedded in their Hollywood-type lifestyles, but still act as if no one is watching: Bobby Brown, Tommy Lee, Paris Hilton, Dennis Rodman, to name just a few. Are the people closest to professional athletes and other stars too afraid to speak the truth and add some common sense into the equation? The crisis we continually witness occurs when a famous person decides
to pursue different dreams, most often resulting in negative career consequences. For example, what motivated Shaquille O’Neal in 1994 to take part in a kung-fu themed video game titled Shaq Fu? This game is consistently voted by those in the game industry as one of the worst games ever to be released. The dilemma is quite simple: famous people think they are entering different
markets in order to enhance their careers somehow. The problem: their egos are so inﬂ ated and they are so blinded by their fame and fortune that they act as if their reputations are also entirely invincible. Very few famous people have made career transitions successfully. I can list only two speciﬁ c examples. See Celebrities, next page
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Celebrities: BLINDED BY FAME AND FORTUNE from previous page
Few people remember that Jennifer Lopez was ﬁrst an actress, back in the 1990s. She then pushed herself into making what some call music. The ironic backlash came in 2003, when she attempted to return to acting by costarring in the movie “Gigli,” a notorious box ofﬁce bomb. She appears to have learned her lesson to stick with what works best, because all of her subsequent appearances in acting have been small cameo appearances; she is now synonymous with singing, not acting. Another rare example of a celeb who successfully transitioned from one type of stardom to another is Justin Timberlake.
Timberlake started his career on Star Search and later on The Mickey Mouse Club before hitting it big with the pop band *NSYNC. In many regards, Timberlake played his cards very well. He probably learned an extremely valuable lesson from a previous 1990s all-boy pop band: New Kids on the Block. The lesson is that the shelf life of a boy band like Hanson, Backstreet Boys, or *NSYNC is very short, as they tend to implode rather quickly. Therefore, Timberlake was quick to go solo, and was “Justi-ﬁed” a few years later in 2002. In the past nine years, he has released just one
other album. It appears he has completely transitioned over into acting. Just this year alone, Timberlake has been the protagonist in two successful Hollywood ﬁ lms. It is probably safe to say that he will never again release a music album. For every J. Lo and Justin Timberlake, there are many more failed attempts to “make the jump.” In the world of sports, Michael Jordan took a swing at professional baseball, only to come running back to the NBA. Planet Hollywood Restaurants – the brainchild of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Arnold Schwarzeneg-
ger – has ﬁled for bankruptcy two separate times. Perhaps Schwarzenegger saw Planet Hollywood as a trial run in how to mismanage an entity before being handed the reins to the state of California. But after all this analysis, we the people are the consumers and market drivers. The reason why “Dancing With the Stars” is so successful, season after season, is because Americans want to see celebs doing something they otherwise are completely unqualiﬁed for. It seems that many Americans derive real entertainment value from seeing celebrities out of their comfort zone.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR In Response to “APEC= need not greed” and “What APEC dialogue?” As one of the students participating in the APEC internship program, I have read recent letters in Ka Leo with great fascination and interest. First of all, I want to make it clear that this is a personal letter, and was not instigated at the university’s bidding. I think a dialogue on this issue is not only important but fundamental to our university life. I also think it is worth mentioning that the university does not “unequivocally” support APEC. Even those of us who are interns, at the heart of the university’s involvement with APEC, do not necessarily support all the policies put forth under the APEC umbrella. As a student and economics major, being involved with an organization such as APEC is not only a great educational experience, giving me insight into one of the biggest economic organizations in the world, but also an opportunity that many economics majors only dream of participating in. I think many Ivy League schools do not offer such opportunities, so the fact that the university has this internship and
involvement with APEC is a sign that the university is providing great educational opportunities, and is all the more reason one should send one’s kids to UH. This being said, there is absolutely no reason why we can’t have a dialogue on the issues surrounding APEC. As part of the internship, we have tried to distribute information about the different countries involved, as well as to interview experts who live here in Hawai‘i regarding APEC and its issues. These individuals have given us diverse views on the APEC and how they feel it will impact Hawai‘i and the region. Some have characterized APEC as an entity bent on exploiting and destroying the world. Personally, I think that APEC is doing an important job in addressing the issues that face the Asia-Paciﬁc Region. APEC is a collective of countries that have agreed to voluntarily meet in order to discuss and collaborate on the various issues facing their nations. Decisions are nonbinding, and are reached through consensus between all
21 member countries. This gives leaders a chance to have fulﬁlling discussion without the pressure of having to sign any agreements. Each country participating in APEC is doing so for the overall advantage of the people in its home country. Ultimately, the goal of a country is to improve its own well-being. With economic well-being comes a satisﬁ ed population and political stability. Even undemocratic countries like China would not maintain political stability without economic well-being. To say that APEC is undemocratic is truly a fallacy. While not everyone agrees with APEC – just like any political issue – if the majority of Americans were opposed to free trade and APEC, we would elect leaders who are opposed to such organizations and policies. However, I don’t think one needs to be an economist to see the advantages free trade has for the region. Looking at the Asia-Paciﬁ c region as a whole, in the last 50 years most countries have experienced massive – almost
miraculous – economic growth, bringing millions of people out of poverty. This growth has been achieved almost entirely through trade policies like import substitution or export-oriented growth. Organizations like APEC work to facilitate discussions between countries as each country works to continue its betterment. Corporations aren’t maliciously going into developing countries and forcing young people to work. These young people come and work because factory wages far exceed what can be made in rural areas. While these wages may seem a pittance to our western sensibilities, many nations are beneﬁting from producing our cheap goods. As their middle classes grow, we should expect to see them move away from cheap labor and import substitution to more advanced, higher-wage jobs in the technology and heavy industries sectors. This has already taken place in countries like South Korea and Taiwan, which started off manufacturing our cheap clothes and toys but
now are world leaders in electronics and heavy industry. I have personally visited South Korea, and it is hard to imagine that this vibrant, modern nation had levels of poverty on par with sub-Saharan Africa only 50 years ago. There is almost always a clash between social issues and economic policy, especially in developing countries. The member nations of APEC must ﬁ nd a balance between the two and work together to solve the environmental and social issues facing the region as well as continuing economic betterment. We need to have an honest discussion about the issues facing the region, but to label APEC as an entity bent on causing harm will only hamper honest discussion. Instead of having the ineffective dissent that tends to plague these global conferences, let’s talk and address these issues together. After all, aren’t we the leaders and policy makers of tomorrow?
JEREMY H INE Junior, Economics
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Opinions If you really like him, then I would wait as long as you possibly can. It sounds like you do not even really know the guy yet, and by next week you might lose interest in him. Even if you don’t, you’ll be happy you waited either way. There is no need to develop an attachment based on physical reasons alone. When you really like someone, you want the act of having sex to be meaningful and special – not just something that happens because you are afraid of losing him or him thinking less of you. If this guy is a gentleman, he will wait until you are ready and the time is right. Women today sleep with guys way too soon, without giving the relationship a chance to develop. Guys like to chase and be teased; they enjoy the game and the thrill of the hunt. Let him come to you instead of forcing yourself on him. Take your time and see what happens – only fools rush in.
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You can’t resolve this question without proper communication. If you wait too long, he may lose interest, but if you sleep with him too soon, you run the risk of the guy being with you only for the sexual gain. If you really like this guy and you have already been dating for a couple of weeks, it wouldn’t hurt to wait to have sex until you’re both ready. Feel free to even lightly talk or joke about the topic. If the relationship is steadily moving along and he is indicating he likes you not only physically, but emotionally, then I wouldn’t be afraid of him losing interest. Keep the relationship fun and upbeat and shake the pressure of wanting to have sex. If this guy ends up meaning something to you, it won’t seem like a big deal in the end. When the time is right, it’ll just happen.
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Filming cops in action MORGAN CARMODY Staff Writer As technology becomes more accessible to everyone, law enforcement is struggling with how to respond. YouTube is full of videos of angry law enforcement officers telling people to “shut that thing off.” Take, for example, the incredibly popular YouTube video “sexy sax man,” which has over 9,000,000
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The law is stil unclear whether filming police officers is legal or not.
views. It includes three incidents in which security guards or law enforcement officers try to stop the filming. film Less than two weeks ago in New Jersey, two women ﬁled a suit, cla claiming they were attacked for continuing to ﬁlm on a cellphone at a DWI checkpoint after an a ofﬁcer told them to stop, according to Rea Reason magazine. The women later spent the nig night in a holding cell and were not released from their handcuffs. But is continuing to film when instructed to stop by law struct enforcement necessarenforc ily violating any law? vio Eugene Volokh, a law Eu professor at UCLA who profes runs the law blog “The t Volokh Conspiracy” Volok told Reason that “citiR zen ignorance of the law ig sometimes allows police sometim to more than they t get away with w otherwise othe ot herwise would.”
So what is the actual legal standing of videotaping encounters with police? As outlined by Reason, 12 states have laws against audio recording if the other person, a police ofﬁcer or any civilian, has not given consent. These states include California, Nevada and Washington. In these states, ﬁlming cases like these are tried under those laws. Hawai‘i, however, does not have such a law. There are federal codes in place that prohibit commercial photography on federal property, such as courthouses. However, the outside of a courthouse is public property. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement that “Regulation does not prohibit photography by individuals.” This means that individuals legally have the right to photograph outside of a courthouse.
The legality of filming: police jurisdiction over video recording undefined.
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â€˜Bows host Wolfpack and Bulldogs M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor
Although Hawaiâ€˜i is known for its offense, ranking seventh in the nation in kills per set, the Rainbow Wahine still know how to put a defensive block at the net. Led by junior middle hitter Brittany Hewitt, who averages 1.44 blocks per set, Hawaiâ€˜i ranks 11th in the nation with 2.89 blocks per set. This mark is higher than last seasonâ€™s 2.67 blocks-per-set average. However, the â€˜Bows started the season slowly before turning it on the past couple of weeks, with three of Hawaiâ€˜iâ€™s six double-digit blocking performances in its last four matches. â€œWeâ€™re constantly reminding each other what our job is to do, blocking-wise â€“ where to put our hands for each player weâ€™re against,â€? Hewitt said. â€œItâ€™s just getting back into the swing of things.â€? Hewitt added that solid defense also complements the offense. â€œGetting those defensive points kind of amps you up,â€? Hewitt said. â€œYou play harder and put the momentum on our side of the court, which makes it easier for us to get offensive plays.â€? Less than two months away from the Western Athletic Conference tournament, the â€˜Bows know that their blocking must be in top shape as the postseason inches closer. â€œBlocking is important because [good blocking] makes it easier for everybody else to play defense around,â€? senior outside hitter Kanani Danielson said. â€œIf we donâ€™t have a well-formed block, then we have to make incredible plays out of the back row. Blocking is very important on the defensive side.â€?
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of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄ noa students with a validated ID get in free. â€œItâ€™s nice to be sleeping in our own beds, to not be driving somewhere or ďŹ‚ ying somewhere,â€? Hewitt said. â€œIt will be nice to have home matches on Thursday and Saturday.â€? The â€˜Bows came off of a two-match road trip in which Hawaiâ€˜i defeated both Idaho and Utah State in four sets. Danielson led the Rainbow Wahine, averaging 5.38 kills per set and hitting .383 in both matches. Danielson also became the seventh player in Rainbow Wahine volleyball history to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career, reaching the mark in the match against Idaho. Her performance earned Danielson her second WAC Player of the Week award this season. â€œIt hasnâ€™t really dawned on me that it actually happened,â€? Danielson said. â€œItâ€™s not really stuff I pay attention to until after the fact. Iâ€™m honored, but all those things couldnâ€™t happen without my teammates.â€? Nevada (2-10, 0 -1 WAC) and Fresno State (6 -7, 1-0 WAC) opened up WAC play with a match against each other last weekend. The Bulldogs edged the Wolfpack in five sets. Sophomore outside hitter Korrin Wild led Fresno State with 23 kills, hitting .306. Junior middle hitter Janelle Batista led Nevada with 17 kills, hitting .500. Nevada features three players from Hawaiâ€˜i, including senior setter Tatiana Santiago, who is a 2008 graduate of Kamehameha Schoolsâ€“KapÄ lama. Danielson, a fellow Kamehameha graduate, expressed enthusiasm. â€œI always look forward to Tati [Santiago] coming over here. Itâ€™s just like old times,â€? Danielson said. â€œI get to see Tati twice a year no matter what, and especially [am excited] for her to play in front of her family.â€?
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Neighbor island teammates
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being â€œlike sisters,â€? and Ubongen elaborated further. â€œWe all go through a lot in practice, and we all have our bad days,â€? Ubongen said. â€œThe rest of the team is always there to support us after.â€? Ikeda-Simao, one of only ďŹ ve seniors on the team, summed it up. â€œWeâ€™re a family and weâ€™re all a team, together as one,â€? she said.
basically represent the entire state, not just our island.â€? Nagamine too said she feels the team represents the state. â€œWe look at Hawaiâ€˜i as a state,â€? Nagamine said. â€œIf you live here and youâ€™re from here, then youâ€™re local â€“ and thatâ€™s all that matters.â€? Nagamine also said she believes that the pride each girl exhibits for her home island can likely be matched by the amount of pride each island has for its hometown athletes. â€œIf we were to go to Maui or Kauaâ€˜i for an exhibition game, then there would be a ton of support for the kids who are from those towns,â€? Nagamine said.
ON THE SEASON While the team has struggled so far this season, each girl has performed well individually. Shimabukuro played in all nine matches so far with one goal on eight shots. Ikeda-Simao hasnâ€™t seen action this season, but played in 17 games and started nine at outside back last year. Kihara has played in all nine matches this season, but Ubongen hasnâ€™t seen action this season after redshirting last season.
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Despite being from different islands, the girls feel very comfortable as teammates. â€œThe outer-island girls have a joke that weâ€™re more rugged, and we run this team,â€? Shimabukuro said. â€œBut the team doesnâ€™t hold anything against us. I mean, weâ€™re all a family. Itâ€™s just a joke.â€? Kihara referred to the bond as
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE After a tough nonconference schedule, the Rainbow Wahine (1-8) are geared up and ready for
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the start of the Western Athletic Conference season. â€œWe played a lot of ranked teams, both nationally and regionally â€“ including some of the top teams on the West Coast,â€? Nagamine said. â€œWe played a lot of top teams that exposed our weaknesses, which has given us things to work on and improve. Hopefully, that will help prepare us for WAC competition.â€? Hawaiâ€˜i will open WAC play against the Utah State Aggies at the Waipiâ€˜o Peninsula Soccer Stadium on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. and the Nevada Wolfpack on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. â€œWeâ€™ve improved a lot as team,â€? Nagamine said. â€œIâ€™m expecting some really good things.â€?
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Joining hands across the state
Kaylee Kihara, Skye Shimabukuro, Tiffany IkedaSimao and Ashlyn Ubongen (left to right) represent the neighbor islands on the Rainbow Wahine soccer team. CHASEN DAVIS KA LEO O HAWAI‘I
JEREMY NIT TA Staff Writer Representing the state of Hawai‘i is a duty for every athlete who suits up for a sport at the University of Hawai‘i. However, for four members of the Rainbow Wahine soccer team, representing where they’re from carries even more meaning. This year, 21 of the 30 players on the Wahine soccer team are from the state of Hawai‘i. Of those 21, Ashlyn Ubongen, Skye Shimabukuro, Tiffany Ikeda-Simao and Kaylee Kihara are the only ones who hail from the neighbor islands. This differ-
ence does not hinder the girls in any way; if anything, it has made them even better. “The girls from the neighbor islands are very determined,” head coach Michele Nagamine said. “They were all excellent players on their high school teams, and they came out with a lot of conﬁdence, and were very competitive right off the bat.” The difference between O‘ahu and the neighbor islands has been noted by some of the girls. “Soccer-wise, Kaua‘i is a little different,” Ubongen, a redshirt freshman midﬁelder from Lāwa‘i, Kaua‘i, said. “O‘ahu’s soccer is way more competitive, but I think
that it’s getting better on the other islands.”
ISLAND PRIDE Being almost the sole representatives of their islands, the neighbor island girls all expressed pride for their homes. “I’m always proud of where I’m from,” said Shimabukuro, a junior forward from Kalāheo, Kaua‘i. “I always will say that I’m from Kaua‘i – I guess I just want to represent my island.” But Ikeda-Simao and Kihara voiced their pride in not only their islands, but also the entire state. “I kind of feel like we’re represent-
ing both,” Ikeda-Simao, a senior defender from Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i, said. “I feel like I’m proud to be from Kaua‘i, but at the same time, when we travel to the mainland, it ’s best to say that we represent the state of Hawai‘i.” Kihara – a senior midﬁ elder from Kula, Maui, and the only Maui native on the team – echoed this belief. “I’m always representing Maui, but I also represent Hawai‘i,” Kihara said, “I’m really proud that we’re basically the only college sports teams here, so we have to See Neighbor island teammates, page 15