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UH Mānoa crime report shows increase in motor vehicle thefts DANIEL JACKSON Staff Reporter
Campus Security has released the 2010 Annual Crime Report, and according to the statistics, dorm residents appear to have reasons to celebrate, while students parking mo-peds on campus may not. Although liquor law violations in dormitories and other residential facilities increased by 148 percent, burglaries decreased by 34 percent, and forcible sex offenses decreased by 80 percent from 2008 to 2009. Motor vehicle thefts on campus, however, increased by 966 percent. “As far as motor vehicle thefts, we have very, very few, until you add in mo-peds,” said one high-ranking Campus Security ofﬁcial. 2009 was the ﬁrst year mo-peds were included in motor vehicle thefts.
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The Annual Crime Report is published every October in accordance with the “Clery Act,” a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The Clery Act is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-yearold university freshman who was raped and murdered while asleep in her dorm room on April 5, 1986. Jeanne’s parents, along with other victims of crimes on campus, persuaded Congress to enact this law after learning that students had not been told about violent crimes on the university campus in the years preceding their daughter’s murder.
S TAT I S T I C A L C OM PA R I S O N S BY Y E A R The 2010 Annual Crime Report includes statistics, which are divided by type and location, for 2007, 2008 and 2009, detailed
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Although 2009 saw statistical decreases in almost every major on-campus crime category, the amount of motor vehicle thefts, which now includes mo-peds, increased by 966 percent. guidelines of campus safety policies and advice on preventing and reporting crime. With 2009 being the ﬁ rst year mo-peds were included in the motor vehicle theft category, oncampus motor vehicle thefts rose from three in 2007 and 2008, to 32 in 2009. Motor vehicle thefts from campus housing rose from two in 2007 and one in 2008 to 18. “The actual number one thing that’s stolen on campus is bicycles … and mo-peds are the second to bicycles,” said one security official. In-dormitory burglaries fell from 32 in 2008 to 21 in 2009 for a decrease of 34 percent, and saw a 22 percent decrease from the 27 reported in 2007. However, the total number of on-campus burglaries, which includes the in-dormi-
tory reports, rose from 43 in 2007 and 47 in 2008 to 56 for increases of 30 percent and 19 percent, respectively. Forcible sex offenses on campus, all of which occurred in dormitories, dropped from three in 2007 and ﬁ ve in 2008, to one in 2009 for decreases of 67 percent and 80 percent, respectively. Aggravated assaults stayed the same for 2008 and 2009, with four reported in both years, but saw a decrease of 33 percent when compared to the six in 2007. “The more serious crimes are rare, such as robberies, assaults, but when it does come up, it’s a big concern because of the personal safety,” said Wayne Ogino, Chief of Campus Security. All liquor law and drug-related violations in 2009 occurred in
the dormitories. In-dormitory liquor law violations rose from 291 in 2008 to 721 in 2009 for an increase of 148 percent. Although, compared to the 616 reported in 2007, liquor law violations saw only a 17 percent increase. Likewise, drug-related violations rose from 54 in 2008 to 84 in 2009 for an increase of 56 percent. However, when compared to the 112 reported in 2007, 2009 saw a decrease of 25 percent. A security ofﬁcial attributed these ﬂuctuations to the changing focus regarding violations of student housing conduct policies and which instances new student housing directors may regard as warranting a referral for disciplinary action.
STUDENT PERSPECTIVES Christopher Pennington, a ju-
nior and resident of Gateway House, said that he has no concerns for his safety but told the story of how a few days prior on his way to dinner, a friend had commented on it being “only a matter of time” before an unlocked mo-ped at the bike rack would be stolen. When he returned less than 45 minutes later, he witnessed the owner of that mo-ped outside trying to make sense of an empty bike rack. “I’m aware of the fact that there are a lot of mo-ped thefts, and that it is a problem not only on campus, but elsewhere,” said Chelsea Yamase, a junior who commutes to campus on her moped. “Yeah, I feel safe parking on campus, but I deﬁ nitely lock it everywhere I go,” she added. “I feel physically safe, but if I left the door open someone could swing right in and take just about anything they want,” said Harley Diven, a sophomore and resident of Hale Aloha Ilima. “People are going after what they can get and sell quickly,” said a security ofﬁ cial. He described how burglaries on upper campus often target items that workers tend to leave inside desks, such as cancelled checks, credit card information, spare keys and identiﬁ cation cards, and burglaries in dormitories tend to target items such as laptops, iPods and other portable devices. “One challenge that we face is that it’s a large campus, over 300 acres. It’s wide open, accessible to the public, so it’s a very difficult campus to secure ... I’m never satisfied. I always want (Campus Security) to do a better job, but it’s a matter of using limited resources. The only way we’re going to be effective … we’re going to need to partner with students and staff to make this campus more secure,” said Ogino.
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Fall Footholds brings culture to the stage VICTORIA L EE Contributing Writer Fall Footholds, held from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24, was a student-produced dance showcase that featured a wide array of culture, dance, music and choreography. The featured dances, completely independent from one another, allowed each student choreographer to express their creative talent freely. The 2010 -2011 season, titled â€œBetween Spaces,â€? was showcased at the Earl Ernst Lab Theatre located on the upper level of Kennedy Theatre. The show began with a piece called â€œIgal Kamahatuan Denda,â€? a classical work derived from the southern Philippines. The piece was a ver y detailed dance with one performer accompanied by live, chime-like music, setting a peaceful and serene mood to start the show. T he next piece, â€œInterst it ial Space,â€? feat ured MFA choreographer and per for mer
Gene Horita and his partner, Meghen McKinley, conclude the show with their captivating dance to â€œMi Papalote.â€? VICTORIA LEE KA LEO O HAWAIâ€˜I
Jenni fer L in, along w ith f ive other dancers. T he piece was broken into three segments, relay ing the theme of the gaps
and breaks of li fe bet ween both indiv iduals and cult ures. The third scene, titled â€œ The Users,â€? was a premiere work
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from BFA candidate Becky McGar vey. The dance was performed by four female dancers, decorated in colorful costume
design that matched the energy and aura of the dance well. Following the intermission, the premier of â€œUgat,â€? choreo graphed by Cher A nabo, added culture from the southern Philippines to the showcase. The dance attributed aspects of its movements to â€œPangalay,â€? performed by two female dancers, moving with detail in vibrant costumes. The next piece contributed a different style to the production as choreographer and dancer, Tyler Tuiasosopo, moved in sync with the music. Tuiasosopo moved in perfect rhythm with the song just as the title describes, â€œLike Water.â€? This individual piece brought out a lot of emotion in the audience. His dancing engaged the crowd in both the music and aura it created. Choreographed by MFA thesis choreographer, Tiana Ching Maslanka, â€œGraceFallâ€? was a twopart performance that unraveled a See Fall Footholds, next page
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Fall Footholds: STUDENT SHOWCASE from previous page
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Choreographer and dancer Tyler Tuiasosopo, performs a fluid and mesmerizing dance to the appropriately titled piece, “Like Water.” unique and mysterious story. The ﬁ rst segment, called “Discord,” featured six dancers that appeared to be divided in costume and movement. As the tension built, the
next segment “Descent” changed the pace of the performance and led to a climactic ﬁ nish. The “Descent” added two more dancers, making for a total of eight.
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Daniel Ching contributed an emotional and dramatic individual piece called “Metamorphosis,” which demonstrated that lack of color and decoration can give a piece a raw, natural atmosphere. His performance enraptured the audience and made the performance a moving experience. The last scene, “Mi Papalote” meaning “my kite” in Spanish, featured two dancers, including the choreographer Gene Horita and his partner, Meghen McKinley. The couple has a jubilant disposition - just as a person would feel when flying a kite. The happiness of the performers and the dance brought light to the entire production and concluded the showcase very well. Seeing students work hard to put on a successful production is inspiring. The intricacy of the showcase and the incorporation of human emotion into dance sent a powerful message - the appreciation of performing arts and the work that goes into it.
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This knot was f o r m e d last week We d ne s d a y while I was reading Daniel Hugo’s piece on not voting. While
Mr. Hugo’s criticisms of our political system are fully justiﬁed, he would like you to believe that just because the system is broken, there is no need to participate in it. He could not be more wrong. The only way to make a change in a democratic system is to vote and get your voice heard. Not voting is the same as not saying anything, and saying nothing is the same as silent compliance. Voting is using your voice in the most powerful manner. If you do not like who is running the country, throw them out. If you do not like the two major party candidates, vote for an independent party.
Mr. Hugo also fails to see the entire voting process. While it is true that one vote never changed the outcome of an election, voting is so much more than casting your ballot. Voting is talking to friends and family about the issues. Voting is viraling YouTube videos of a candidate doing something stupid. Voting is making jokes about a candidate that you do not like. Voting is making a movement. By simply sharing your opinion you can affect the opinions of others, thus making more votes for the candidate that you side with other than your single vote. A perfect example of not-voting-tomake-a-statement-gone-wrong is the statehood election of 1959. At the time, many Native Hawaiians and sympathizers of the Hawaiian Kingdom decided that they would not vote on the statehood issue, and did not register to vote. Because their voices were unheard, the measure passed. Mr. Hugo notes this at the end of his article, saying that we should not vote so that his vote will count more. I do not want Mr. Hugo’s vote representing my voice, and if you feel the same, I invite you to attend the “Get Out the Vote” rally on Oct. 26. The rally will be held on the Varney Circle side of Hawai‘i Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be live music from Kamakana Osorio, free refreshments, an open mic, and a rafﬂ e for those who pledge
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the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 5 -- Today is all about adapting your own communications to the needs of others. Use fundamental language to reveal a hidden opportunity. This contributes. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 5 -- You perceive a problem with cash flow. Someone long-distance contacts you with an opportunity that promises to resolve it. Make a bank transfer. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 6 -- People at work get stuck concerning an old concept. As you think about it, you see a way to transform the difficulty into an opportunity.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Make mental adjustments, if you want things to go smoothly. Then tell the person in charge what you’ve discovered. A golden opportunity emerges. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Keeping your objective in mind is only half the problem. The other half involves convincing group members that you know what you’re talking about. Use plain facts. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You’ve done the required research. Now you need to discuss the results. You discover opposition. Take time to firm up support for your plan.
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Cross-country from page 8
“The good thing this year is that they gave everybody Gatorade bottles,” Jimenez stated. “(Our coaches) told us to drink as much water as (we) can,” said Jimenez, who drinks about two full bottles of water every day. Senior Ashley A itken, who finished in the top five in her first four meets, was named last week’s WAC Cross- Countr y Athlete of the Week – her second of the season. At the Santa Clara Bronco Invite on Oct. 16th, A itken placed f if th. She f inished the 5K course with a personal-best time of 17:10 minutes, which gave her the top 5K time in the WAC this season. The Rainbow Wahine will travel to Moscow, Idaho on Saturday, October 30th for the WAC Championships. They finished 7th last season.
Ashlee Jiminez runs during a cross country meet at the Klipper Golf Course on Sep. 19, 2009. JOEL KUTAKA KA LEO O HAWAI‘I
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8 S PORTS Running for a title Cross-country heads to WAC championships JAKE CAMARILLO Senior Staff Reporter
The Western Athletic Conference championship is this week and the Rainbow Wahine cross-country has prepared all season for this meet. The Rainbow Wahine practice ever y morning from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Then, they have weight lifting at 5 p.m. in the afternoon. “Practice is always going to be hard, it’s not easy,” sophomore Ashlee Jimenez said. “ The week is either going to be long
runs or shorter but harder.” Jimenez said practice gets easier through out the season and the alternations between long and short weeks even out. “I can’t really complain, (practice) could be worse. I like it in the mornings,” Jimenez said. The team also keeps tabs on their diet. “Last year we had someone come in and talk to us about nutrition, just to give us a heads up because we run ever y day,” Jimenez said. A lthough the team doesn’t have a specific diet implemented, the coaches make sure that their athletes are hydrated even when they aren’t practicing.
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