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The Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, along with other faculty members from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, has been involved with the Wai‘anae Mālama ‘Āina Field School, a summer program from June 3 to July 12, for 15 eighth and ninth grade Nānākuli High and Intermediate School students. “From the school’s perspective, the program is in line with Hawai‘inuiākea’s desire to instill the importance of education early on and connect these educational experiences to viable career paths within the participants’ own communities,” said Micky Huihui, community engagement specialist for Hawai‘inuiākea. “On July 9, the group will be visiting the Mānoa campus and accessing various departments and support offices. We hope to de-mystify higher education and acquaint them with the opportunities available in Mānoa.” Maenette Benham, dean of Hawai‘inuiākea, said a principle of the work of the school is to do good work in and with the community and with community partners. “We have invested in this pilot because we know that providing young students with the opportunity to learn and become responsible for their land and natural resources through a cultural lens and sharpen their math and science skills will prepare them to be successful in school, graduate and be ready for college,” Benham said. “I am hopeful that we can find the resources to continue these important community engagement initiatives through a combination of university, philanthropic and DOE funding.” In addition to Hawai‘inui ā kea, many faculty members from UH M ā noa have been involved with the program. On June 6, John Sinton, a professor of the School of Earth Science and Technology, ran a field trip on a bus along the Wai‘anae coast. Continued on Page 2


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Continued from Page 1 “The main aims in the field trip and my participation in it was to better understand the geology of Wai‘anae,” Sinton said. Sinton also modified activities he had done with college students to meet the program’s needs. While they were in the Nānākuli Valley, Sinton talked to the students about erosion in the formation of valleys and about the remains of the original Wai‘anae volcano. Kalehua Krug, an adviser for the College of Education, spoke to the students about being proud of who they are and taught them a chant he composed. Dr. Judith Lemus, an academic program specialist at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, spoke to them at the he‘eia fishpond about the research her interns had been doing there. Mark Heckman, outreach education specialist at HIMB, coordinated an educational tour at Coconut Island, which was led by his staff and volunteers. Dr. Jonathan Deenik, an associate specialist from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, taught the students topics on social science and food security. He included activities on how to identify soil types using an online soil survey and using that information to make interpretations for uses of the soil, measuring pH levels of various soil samples the students had collected from field sites and identifying plant growth factors. Dr. May Okihiro, an associate professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, will be speaking to the class with Dr. Kelli-Ann Voloch, an assistant professor at JABSOM, about healthy living. Dr. Kay Fukuda, PALS Project director, is helping to support the program through funding, supplies and staff support. On July 9, students from the program will be participating in a tour of UH Mānoa. The 15 students will be taken to the Hawai‘inuiākea Center for Hawaiian Studies, Native Hawaiian Student Services and CTAHR at the Magoon Research Lab. Pauline Sato, executive and program director of the Mālama Learn-

ing Center, said the tour’s purpose is to introduce students to some of the research and activities going on at the school that connect to the Field School learning and to plant a seed in their minds about going to college in the future. “We want them to know it’s not like going to a foreign country but something very achievable, and they need to prepare to get to college by doing well at high school,” Sato said. “For most it will be their first time ever on UH’s flagship campus.”

a collaboration with the Mālama Learning Center, Hawai‘inuiākea, Kamehameha Schools and MA‘O Farms to think of what could be done during the summer to help students succeed in school and strive for goals such as attending and graduating from college and working in careers that cared for the land. “The idea to work with Nānākuli High and Intermediate School was breached because there already seemed to be some headway being made in the school and they were

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Students from the Wai‘anae Mālama ‘Āina Field School made a trip to the Wai‘anae coast in June 6 .

I think we can do it if we can show the gains that students have made in this program, not only for themselves, but for their community. - Pauline Sato, Mālama Learning Center Along with many faculty members who are participating, Allie Roman, a senior at UH Mānoa, is interning with the program. “I wanted to participate because of its location, time and the age range of the kids,” Roman said. “I’m an aspiring teacher, and I knew this would be a good look into a teaching setting and how the kids are. I aim to teach senior English but seeing them from eighth to ninth grade shows me a lot about the personalities and underlying eagerness that can be edged away at senior year. That eagerness is what I’d like to bring out in my future class and see alternative ways of teaching.” Sato said the idea for the summer program came about through

open and ready for new ideas,” Sato said. “Most importantly, the principal was supportive if the program tied into the school’s goals, which it did.” Hawai‘inuiākea gave the program a planning grant. Kamehameha Schools is providing funding to implement the program and MA‘O Farms is providing a part-time intern to help in all aspects, particularly in Hawaiian culture and language, and another intern who will make a short video on the program. Other funders include the UH Program for Afterschool Literacy Support and the Marisla Foundations. The program is a field school and consists of three days in the classroom and two days in the field. Two teachers from Nānākuli High and Inter-

mediate School are co-teaching the program, each teaching what their strengths are. The goal of the program is to strengthen the students’ core skills in science, math and English/ language arts by connecting them to the land and their culture. Science and math is taught every day and at the successful completion of the course, students will receive one credit in science or math. STEM education, consisting of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, will be integrated into the curriculum along with Hawaiian culture and language. “There is a focus of science that correlates to the field experiences, a math focus that coordinates on eighth grade common core standards and a common English/ language arts focus with the articles that are presented for students to annotate, take notes from and summarize and finally use all this information into a final project that includes both a written and oral component,” said Terra Wight, one of the program’s teachers. Wight said she believes the program is going great so far. “I could not have anticipated such an organic and natural experience,” Wight said. “There have been many struggles, but each week we look back and are just amazed at the awesome experience and knowledge these kids are getting out of this.” Jewelynn Kirkland is the second teacher for the program and said she hopes to incorporate the same type of teaching and learning they have been doing this school year. “Wai‘anae Mālama ‘Āina Field School at Nānākuli is coming along beautifully,” Kirkland said. “We have field time based on the topics, we are using AVID [college readiness] strategies for reading and organization, and our days are fulfilling and challenging. We, students and teachers, learn something every day.” Sato said the students are “connecting the dots” about course subjects and how they are applied in the field and in real life. She also said they hope to expand the program during the school year as well. “I think we can do it if we can show the gains that students have made in this program, not only for themselves, but for their community,” Sato said.


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Perfume pour you K ARISSA MONTANIA Staff Writer

With every season of summer, spring, winter or fall, new memories will be created, whether it is through time spent on campus with classmates or evening dinners with friends. The scents of perfumes are oftentimes linked with memories, and some fragrances have more distinct aromas for certain times of the year. Here are a few tips on how to choose your personalized scent for summer.

Daytime If you’re stuck in a fragrance rut and don’t know how to choose, then test out the smells of different perfumes in stores like Macy’s, Sephora or Nordstrom. What you’re looking for in a daytime scent is certain notes that emit a floral aroma. Scents can smell differently on each person, so spray it on yourself and let it sit for a while so that you’ll know what it smells like specifically on you. The smell of a perfume can change from the time you put it on to the time you walk out the door, so make sure you are satisfied with how the scent lingers on your skin.

Dolce and Gabbana’s “Light Blue” ($70) It has the aroma of a white rose along with amber and cedar wood undertones.

Marc Jacob’s “Daisy” ($68) This fragrance is more intense than the previous one, but is sweet enough to wear either on campus while reading a book or spending your time shopping. “Daisy” has notes of strawberry, jasmine petals and vanilla.

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For nights out, sticking to scents that are more overpowering than a daytime one and are slightly musky work well. Nighttime fragrances should not be as floral as the daytime ones and shouldn’t have as many sweet ingredients like jasmine and vanilla. Look for something spicier with hints of cinnamon or lemon. If you want to create your own scent for day or night, spray a combination of two fragrances tthat sshare similar notes.

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Activist promotes the power of love in social change

Ai-jen Poo spoke at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Law School on April 24. DOORAE SHIN KA LEO O HAWAI‘I

DOORAE SHIN Contributing Writer Ai-jen Poo, a prolific activist, held a talk on campus in the spring h to spread her message of “organizing aat the speed of love.” She was named one of the 2012 TIME 100 most influo ential people. As the executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, she truly exemplifies activism. Following her visit, Hawai‘i became the second state to pass a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. Poo began her work in the community while she attended college and saw the necessity to address social justice issues. She has been an activist and community organizer ever since. When speaking to the campus, Poo emphasized the power of love and how anyone can use it to create real changes in any neighborhood. With this philosophy on incorporating love in attaining peace, Poo shared some of her thoughts and gave some advice for the students on campus. Doorae Shin: What do you find challenging in being an organizer? Ai-jen Poo: It is very difficult to make change in the environment that we are in. Most people are overworked, overstressed, and it takes a lot to really break through and build a meaningful relationship with someone and then build a collective voice in a community. It takes years of investment and commitment, and not everybody has the ability to do that. It’s difficult work, but it’s so necessary and so much a part of the democratic process. One of the reasons why our democracy is re-

ally suffering is because there is not enough organizing happening.

workers as domestic workers do.

so much on your plate?

lates to your work?

S: Can you talk a little bit about S: How do you stay calm with your philosophy and how it reP: I really believe that social trans- P: One of the key things to social formation and personal transformation are totally connected. You can’t change policy and change the world if you can’t change individual human beings. You can change all kinds of laws, but until you start changing people, it doesn’t hold – you can always reverse a law. We have to embody the kind of social change that we want to see, and in order to do that we have to be healthy and balanced, and we have to take care of each other and ourselves. We have to nurture our creativity, art and balance. (At the NDWA), everyone’s work plan has a personal development section so people are thinking as intentionally about the kind of person they want to be and how they’re going to get there as they are thinking about the outcome of their organizing.

S: What inspires you? P: The courage and resilience of women and their stories – love in the face of hate. What I see every day is their undying ability to assert their own dignity and humanity even though everyone’s trying to dehumanize and devalue their work and make them invisible. They just continue to assert love, dignity and power. I think that as long as we live in a world where anyone’s work is devalued or anyone is treated as less than a real skilled person that has something beautiful to offer the world, everyone is at a disadvantage. So, I feel like I have as much of a stake in a world that recognizes domestic

change is that you have to build power because the voices of the people who are suffering in this status quo are so invisible. The main driving force that enables us to build power is actually love – love for families, love for future generations and love for human dignity. Human connection brings out the best in people. If we’re really serious about building power and building the kind of movement we need, we’re going to have to do it in a loving way and really create the context for people to bring their best selves to the table and shape the future together.

S: What advice would you give students who may be interested in community work? P: Students have been at the center of every meaningful movement for social change in the world – civil rights, anti-war and labor. We won’t ever have the vibrant social movement that we need without the young people and students at the center of them. We need a lot more student organizers at the center of every issue. Follow your passion. You don’t have to get involved in every issue, just the ones you feel passionate about. Try to be patient with it and know that’s going to have its ups and downs. Nothing is perfect, but you can really make a difference and change things when you’re part of a collective effort to do that, which is pretty awesome – there’s nothing like it. You totally see progress, so it’s worth it.


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Delanian has big dreams for women’s basketball

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Laura Beeman, the head coach for the University of Hawai‘i women’s basketball team, has often stressed a need for growth and expansion as she heads into her second year at the helm of the Rainbow Wahine. To further that goal, Beeman has hired a familiar face in Alex Delanian, a former colleague from the University of Southern California, as the team’s Director of Operations. “The best programs in the country have professionals at every level,” Beeman said. “What Alex brings is that professionalism as the Director of Operations. We can focus on basketball while he’s behind the scenes.” “I worked with Coach Beeman for two years back at USC, and I kind of know how she likes things run,” Delanian said. “I think my job involves handling a lot of the day-to-day logistics of the program. I handle a lot of the basic things, like the team’s travels, the finances and budget and just being another person on staff. I know they had a lot going on in their first year, so to be another person coming in to be a stabilizing force, I’m familiar with almost all the assistants from some point in my time in women’s basketball. I know their

Kamilah Martin personalities and what each of them wants from me.” Beeman belives that Delanian, who spent the last three seasons as Director of Operations for USC’s women’s basketball team, can help the program in other ways as well. “We’re hoping he can work with ticketing and get some groups into our games, but besides all that, we value his knowledge of the game,” Beeman said. “He can also help us with some of our scouting because he has a great basketball mind. So he’ll be able to help us in so many different ways that it takes so much pressure off us as a coaching staff to have to do. He knows how to do his job, but does it so well.” While at USC, Delanian helped spearhead multiple outreach events for schools around the campus, something that Beeman has often spoken about wanting to do with the Rainbow Wahine to make the community know about the team. Delanian said he believes, though, that outreach extends beyond getting publicity. “Some of the stuff we did at USC was to draw some attention, but a lot of it was also about them, the kids,” Delanian said. “These were kids who didn’t get to interact with a lot of people, and to have 15 college athletes come down and play with them every

month really brightened up their day. I think that we are in a position of great influence, where a lot of people look up to the players on the team. To go and interact with people who admire you goes a long way. Delanian also said he believes that in the state of Hawai‘i, there is a lot of untapped passion for UH athletics. “I haven’t been here all that long, but from what I’ve gathered so far, the University of Hawai‘i is one of the biggest things here,” Delanian said. “When I go out and tell people I work here, they get this spark in their eyes and suddenly they want to talk more and more about it. Being a place where you have such a presence, I can only imagine that it would be easy to get people excited about. That’s why we’re planning outreaches with the program because it’s a good community service event.” “Last season, before I was hired, she [Coach Beeman] would tell me about how from the moment she got here, she felt that support coming toward her,” he said. “She felt so appreciative of the support she got that she wanted people to know that the support she was shown was being acknowledged, and she feels it’s very important to show it back. Now in her second year, I think we have

things a little more established, and now we can focus on the extracurricular things.” Beeman and Delanian share a vision of making Rainbow Wahine basketball into a program respected around the country. And both believe that bringing that vision into reality begins this season. “I want University of Hawai‘i basketball to be known as a dominant force in the mid-majors,” Beeman said. “I want us to be known as a program that wins or is in the top two of the conference every year. I want us to be that force, and I know it is very realistic if we keep getting the players we want and keep developing our support.” “It has to be exciting to be a women’s basketball player,” Delanian said. “It has to be a culture, and that’s a word that we’ve thrown around a little bit. We’re trying to build that culture that will say what we are about and what we stress day-in and day-out. When the girls get back, that’s what we will be working on. Doing more to build that culture and making it so that University of Hawai‘i basketball has a specific identity and a vision that everyone has bought into. I’m bought into Coach Beeman, and I know everyone else will be too.”

Alex Delanian Women’s Basketball Director of Operations

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