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State of Aloha


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HIGH-FLYING OFFENSE “If you are a fan of high-octane passing offenses, make sure you’re at Aloha Stadium on Saturday.”


“Tickets? Free. Transportation? Free. The atmosphere at Aloha Stadium when the Warriors upset the Nevada Wolfpack? Priceless.”



“Some people say the air is too thin to be where I am,” junior wide receiver Royce Pollard said. “And I say I’m still climbing.”




WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

UH Mānoa homecoming offers something for everyone JANE CALLAHAN Associate News Editor

In the tradition of the aloha spirit, UH Mānoa offers many activities for those in the university community. This week marks the celebration of that community, both past and present. Some come to revel in memories of their time at college, some come to network, and others come for the football game.


Janet Yoshida Bullard, an ’82 graduate, said, “ The hope is that alumni will reconnect with UH and with each other, and that it will be a time to look forward to every year.” Bullard is also the executive director of University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association (UHA A) and is the vice president of alumni relations at the UH Foundation. In preparation for homecoming, she helped reach out to fellow alumni for homecoming week. “ The UH Foundation office of alumni relations assists in promoting homecoming to alumni,” said Bullard, “and alumni volunteers assist in the planning, coordination, and staffing of individual events.” Those alumni who graduated in 1960 will celebrate their “50th anniversary”, and are welcomed into “Golden Scholars,” a reunion which will also take place during homecoming week.

CURRENT STUDENTS While the tradition of homecoming is alumni-centered, current students are encouraged to participate in the activities put together by various members of the UH community. UHM Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw said, “This ... is a great opportunity for current students to create lifelong memories.” “Things ran smoothly the last two years,” said Francisco


Joy Saleapaga (left) and Cecilia Durocher try to knock each other off during one of the games at last year’s homecoming celebration on the Bachman Hall Lawn. Hernandez, UHM vice chancellor for students. Hernandez added that attendance, however, is a concern. Turnout is hard to predict, as Bullard cited that the Golden Scholars Reunion has varied from 20 to 300 at various events, which include golf tournaments and tailgates. As for those currently at UH, “We would like to increase the turnout,” said Hernandez, “especially of current students and of faculty to the different events. That’s why we’re trying some new things (this year).” Administration has made an effort to improve homecoming with each year in order to make it more attractive to the community. Hernandez stated that in response to student requests, there will be “dollar food items” available for those on a budget. In addition, there will be games in which students can compete with each

other for prizes. “We created more activities for students so they can do more than just ‘be there’, and we can involve them,” said Hernandez. Chancellor Hinshaw also noted changes made to this year’s schedule, including Family Weekend, which UH’s website calls “a wonderful opportunity for parents and family members to visit the campus, participate in campus events, and become an active part of our campus community.” Tickets are $100 per person, which includes all scheduled games and events as well as a family brunch on Sunday. “Each year’s events have been more popular than the preceding one,” said Hinshaw, ”all of us are constantly seeking suggestions for improvements because we want the rally and other homecoming events to engage our students and welcome back our alumni.”

EVENTS Each day of homecoming has a list of scheduled events, with the Homecoming Fair on Bachman lawn starting the weekend festivities. The fair, which will have music, food and games, was largely a student-driven effort, organized by ASUH and Campus Center Board. Other events include a pumpkin carving contest among architecture students on Thursday, and the College of Education’s “spooky food and costume contest” on Friday. Hinshaw said that since this year’s homecoming hovers near Halloween, “there may well be folks wearing costumes.” Traditionally the highlight of Homecoming is the football game. On Saturday, Oct. 30, the Warriors play against the University of Idaho Vandals at A loha Stadium.

UHM President M.R.C. Greenwood said the game will be “a wonderful opportunity for the university community to come together ... and to cheer on our Warriors. The Warriors have been doing very well, and I am looking forward to... attending the football game.” Cha ncel lor H i nshaw, who at t ends Wa r r ior ga mes wea r i ng her now - si g nat u re cowboy hat , s a id t hat her at t i re is a s a lut e t o t he t e a m member s for t hei r ha rd work . “My hat is very visible so people can see that the chancellor is there to support the athletic programs and also to interact with our broader community.” Head football Coach Greg McMackin said that he did not feel particular pressure to win the game against Idaho, being that it is homecoming weekend. “I see every game as just as important as any other game,” said McMackin. Still, he noted the signifi cance of the event. “We represent the it’s very important for us to be successful so people can enjoy homecoming week. It’s important for a lot of people.” To facilitate student access to the football game, UHA A and its Partner of the Year, GEICO, have co-sponsored a bus to bring students to and from Aloha Stadium at no charge. In addition to the football game, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team will compete on Friday and Sunday. Friday’s game starts with the band leading attendees from Bachman lawn to Stan Sherriff Center, where UH plays Boise State. President Greenwood said homecoming is “a great chance for alumni, as well as students, faculty and staff, to see old friends and make new connections.” Regardless of why one attends homecoming, Vice Chancellor Hernandez reminds everyone “it’s about having fun.”



WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

Spooktacular homecoming: COE Spooky food and costume contest A LICIA PARTRIDGE Senior Staff Writer

Anyone affiliated with the UH College of Education is invited to the 3rd annual Spooky Food and Costume Contest and Reunion in the courtyard between Wist Hall and Everly Hall at noon on Friday, Oct. 29. This year’s COE reunion invites current students, alumni, staff and faculty to come participate in Halloween-themed food and costume contests during the festive homecoming week. A donation of $2 is requested to participate in the contests. Barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided while supplies last. This festive holiday get-together is also a fundraiser benefitting the Hawai‘i Council for Exceptional Children. The HCEC awards academic grants to stu-

dents in the College of Education. “Our goal is to raise money and have an inclusive gathering for all departments in the college to come together,” said Carrie ShirakiSakaino, President of HCEC and faculty member in the College of Education. “Whatever we can raise is a blessing in this economy.” Students are encouraged to get creative with costumes to compete for prizes. The different departments in the college are competing in a food challenge to see who can best whip up some goblin punch, anxiety-filled appetizers, skeleton salads, dungeon desserts and other ghoulish dishes for prizes. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Sakaino. “You see the faculty dress up like you would never believe.” There will also be a Wheelof-Spooktacular Prizes. Prizes

include UH athletic memorabilia, gas gift cards, food gift cards, and much more. There will also be a raff le for a grand prize of a Zippy’s Thanksgiving feast for eight to ten. Other prizes include a $50 gas card, massage certificates, an autographed UH football and more. Pre-sale raff le tickets are available at any department in the College of Education for $5. Purchase four for $20 and receive one free raff le ticket. There will be many other prizes as well, and the more tickets you buy, the better your chance of winning. Winners of the raffl e will be announced after the event. “It has gotten bigger and better each year,” Sakaino said. “Mel Spencer really reached out to build this into a bigger more inclusive event.”

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Golden Scholars reunion A LICIA PARTRIDGE Senior Staff Writer

The UH Alumni Association is hosting their 10th annual, “Golden Scholars” reunion for the class of 1960. It will be held on Friday, Oct. 29 at Sinclair Library as part of the UH homecoming week festivities. The “Golden Scholars” program was originated to honor UH graduates who are celebrating their 50th year of graduation and welcome them into a special circle of alumni. Friends and families of the graduates are welcome to attend. “ T his is an exciting milestone for our alumni,” said Janet Yoshida Bullard ‘82, UH A A executive director. “It ’s always a delight welcoming our Golden Scholars back to campus and hearing them reminisce with each other about how things were when they were students here. T hey love to see how much things have grown and changed. T his year’s reunion will be even more special as we honor these special alumni during UH Mānoa’s Homecoming.” This year’s activities start at 1:30 p.m. in the Heritage Reading Room at the Gregg M. Sinclair li-

brary and will end sometime after 7 p.m. Ten graduates have currently signed up to attend, some traveling from as far as Virginia. These graduates receive a commemorative medallion, memory book and gift as a thank you. This year, in addition to the reception, the attendees will see a screening of the Academy for Creative Media’s documentary “State of Aloha,” tour the Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘O Kānewai Hawaiian Studies department, attend the homecoming fair and watch the UH vs. Boise State Wahine volleyball match. Teri Fukuhara, Associate Director of Alumni Relations - Programs & Partnerships with the UH foundation, explained that each medallion is inscribed, “Lamakuo ka na’auao” or “Torch of knowledge”, to recognize a lifetime of experience. Jean M. Nago, a graduate of the UH class of 1959 said, “I am grateful to (UHA A) for planning this special event. It will always be remembered and cherished.” The cost is $30 per person and preregistration is required. Current students are welcome to come and meet the graduates, but cannot partake in the reception.


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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

Happy Homecoming! H AIYA SARWAR Staff Writer

In the spirit of Saturday’s homecoming football game, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is currently in celebration mode. “Yes!” said UH student and band member, Jeff Moses, when asked if he was excited for Homecoming Week. “I’m real excited for the football game and for the marching band. They’re putting on a great show for homecoming, and because it’s Halloween. I (also) enjoy the little events around campus too.” But for those of you who aren’t so informed, here’s what’s “going on” at UH during Homecoming:

T H E WO R K S O F E DWA R D GOREY (Monday Oct. 25 to Saturday Oct. 30) You’ve probably seen the posters all over campus saying “Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of

Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey” and thought, “What is that?” Edward Gorey is a famous American artist whose rather “gory” works celebrate uncommon genius. Gorey was behind the inspiration to Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Corpse Bride.” With artworks depicting bug-eyed kids and Dracula, this display will feature over 700 artifacts from his collection, including gothic posters and creepy toy creations. Gorey’s collection will be on display at the Art Building from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AC MʼS “S TAT E O F A L O H A” D O C U M E N TA RY S C R E E N I N G (Wednesday, Oct. 27) Hawai‘i is turning into a hot spot for Hollywood and UH’s Academy of Creative Media (ACM) is getting to be a part of it. Though it might not be a blockbuster, “State of Aloha” is a documentary on the effects of statehood on the islands that’s been receiving critical acclaim. The event takes

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place at the William S. Richardson School of Law, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the reception. The screening begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with some

Network challenge, the pumpkins must be carved within a mere two hours. The results have always been spectacular, but this year’s theme of “Scary Movies” will certainly make

I’m real excited for the football game and for the marching band. ...

petition, students can showcase their school spirit in Mānoa Maniac costume contest. There will be free giveaways and secret prizes so who knows what you may head out with. The Homecoming Fair takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the Bachman Hall lawn.

R A I N B OW WA H I N E VO L L E Y BA L L VS . B O I S E of Hawai‘i’s most influential citi- the results special. There will be S TAT E GA M E zens at 8 p.m. This is a great intellectual event to stimulate your mind before the party weekend. (See next page for review.)

extra little pumpkins and tools so you can bring your inner carver too. Afterwards, the pumpkins will be donated to decorate local hospitals.



(Wednesday, Oct. 27th) In the spirit of Homecoming and Halloween comes the School of Architecture’s annual pumpkin carving competition. Demonstrating pumpkin carving to the extreme, this event is a celebration of art and engineering. The pumpkin carving begins at 4:30 p.m. and, almost like a Food

(Friday, Oct. 29th) Looking for a place to party even before the “pre-party” Friday night? The Homecoming Fair will be the place to be. There will be plenty of cheap food, from burgers, to corndogs, to warm pretzels with peanut butter. There will also be live entertainment, with a special kickoff guest appearance by the local band Kapena. Their performance will be followed by a pep rally by UH’s cheerleaders and band, leading to an appearance by Warrior coach Greg McMackin and the Warrior football team. In the spirit of com-

(Friday, Oct. 29) Our tall and talented Rainbow Wahine volleyball team will be taking on Boise State at the Stan Sheriff center at 7 p.m. Boise, like Hawai‘i, is ranked at the top of the WAC which means this will be an explosive and eventful game that you won’t want to miss.


(Saturday, Oct. 30) Currently undefeated in the WAC, the Warrior football team will take on Idaho at 5:30 p.m. Head out to Aloha Stadium to root for your team and to create fine memories tailgating in the parking lot. There will be complimentary shuttle buses providing UH students with transportation to and from Aloha Stadium.



WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

‘State Of Aloha’ sheds light on statehood A LIK A PFALTZGR AFF Contributing Writer

On June 27, a referendum asked residents of Hawai‘i to vote on the statehood bill. The choices were to accept the bill or to remain a territory. The option of independance was not an option.

As a part of UH MÄ noa’s Homecoming Week 2010, the Academy for Creative Media (ACM) and William S. Richardson School of Law will be hosting a free screening of the documentary “State of Aloha.â€? The event is also part of the MÄ noa Arts & Minds series. Directed by ACM professor Anne Misawa, “State Of Alohaâ€? examines the cultural significance and ramifications of statehood, while delving into the collective psyche of our island’s multiethnic society, ultimately aiming to illuminate the 50th state’s sordid history. The film is comprised primarily of interviews with ku-


puna and activists, who’ve surveyed and survived the muck and relentless mire. Through an intricate collage of firsthand accounts, “State of Aloha� captures, as Jason Sanders of Filmmakers Magazine put it, “not just the history of Hawai‘i, but the spirit of its people.� Misawa, who was raised in Hawai’i, and graduated from USC, says that the intention of the film was to highlight the diversity of perspectives on the topic. “I wanted to illuminate elements of Hawai‘i’s histor y, and stimulate discussion and further research, as a call for action for people, especially the younger generation, to be moved to be active in community affairs and See statehood, next page

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consider what is important for them to preser ve, protect, and enact in their communities,” said Misawa. The film manages to eschew petty bias and presents material from an objective point of view. It doesn’t propose one thing or another, it merely presents the facts and opinions of the people who’ve lived through these tumultuous events. The film premiered at last year’s Hawai‘i International Film Festival, and is currently making the rounds in a sea of prestigious festivals. Most recently, the film was screened at the Smithsonian’s national Museum of the A merican Indian, D.C. Asian Pacific A merican

Film Festival, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival. For those uninitiated with Hawai‘i’s history, “State of Aloha” is solid starting point. It portrays the islands celebrated diversity through a uniquely emotional structure, without coming off as heavy-handed or preachy - a pitfall of many documentaries. According to Misawa, the fi lm has already managed to incite healthy debate among the community, and people have been visibly affected by it. She hopes to continue making fi lms about Hawai‘i’s heritage and culture in the future. The discussion following the film will focus on Hawai‘i’s present and future relationship with the Federal Government from a

legal perspective. Members of the panel include former Gov. John Waihe‘e, retired judge Walter M. Heen, and John P. Rosa - assistant professor of history. The discussion will be moderated by Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie, who serves as an associate professor of law.

“S TAT E O F A L O H A” When : Wednesday, Oct. 26 Where: Mānoa Campus, William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2 Reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Screening from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Panel Discussion from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

Who are we? We are… A ARON HUNGER Contributing Writer

As our university’s football team is beginning to gain national recognition again, the problematic image of multiple mascots is again thrust to the forefront. As students, we often shrug off this issue. The fact is that if we wish to aid university officials then we must address and resolve this problem. Across the nation, universities are identified by a single mascot or image. The UCL A Bruins, the Stanford Cardinal and the Washington Huskies are all examples of successful marketing campaigns that promote their athletic program and draw students to the university. Our university’s athletic webpage contains a detailed plan to bring UH athletics into national recognition by 2012. Facts reveal that our institution’s mascot has not always been a rainbow or the Rainbow Warriors, but began as the “Fighting Deans” for 15 years. T his remained as a working image until a group of reporters took it upon

themselves to unilaterally change the universit y’s image in 1923 after a R ainbow appeared at a foott ball game that they equated with that day’s victor y. Over the next 39 years (there was no football program between 1954 and 1962), the “rainbow brings a win” superstition was never equated with any other athletic team. In 1973, the university decided to change the rainbow image and add the warrior tag. This was largely due to the fact that Hawai‘i was now a state, and the university was competing against several mainland universities. During the 70s, groups on the mainland began to equate rainbows with gay pride due to the first Rainbow f lag being created by Gilbert Baker, in San Francisco. This new rainbow image became the source of ridicule by mainland students who joked that UH athletes all supported gay pride. This ridicule continues quietly today on the mainland when they hear the name Rainbow Warriors. In 1999, the university decided that the rainbow image was no longer advancing the athletic program’s image, resulting in the football program being renamed “ The Warriors.” Since I have moved to Hawai‘i, I began to examine this issue and informally poll locals and alumni, asking if they still identify with the rainbow image. What I found was that “The Warrior” image has already been accepted and become a source of local pride. One local woman working for Star-

bucks in Kapolei stated, “Warriors are like King Kamehameha and his warriors; my family and I don’t like the rainbows.” This sentiment was echoed more often than not. Another misconception is that “wahine” was Hawaiian for female warrior. The fact is that “wahine” means woman, and warrior translates as “kekoa,” “koa,” or “pu’ali,” depending on the Hawaiian dictionary utilized. Thus, if the intent was to have our female athletes identified as rainbow female warriors, they should be called “ The Rainbow Wahine Kekoa.” However, they are still called Rainbow Wahine, which translates to rainbow women. Currently, UH mascots include: The Rainbows, The Rainbow Warriors, The ‘Bows, The Rainbow Wahine, and The Warriors. This does not include the cheerleading squad, who identify themselves on their webpage as “the UniUni versity of Hawai‘ii Cheerleading g Squad.” A nyo n e who has recently attended any UH sporting event or has seen any of our current athletic uni-

forms can tell that the new “H” marketing strategy is succeeding — a rainbow is no longer reflected on any UH uniform. Likewise, the new school fight song makes no mention of rainbows, but states “our colors green and white.” I understand tradition, but only if it makes sense, and six different identities does not promote the national image. It causes confusion that hampers recruiting and a unified voice. UH needs a mascot that allows mainland fans to follow our success and support our superior athletes. Now that green, black and white are the unified uniform colors, and the “H” is the recognized logo, it’s time for all of us to look at each other as a single entity — UH Warriors. I understand alumni pride and community, but we pay both tuition and the new athletic fee. We are the new generation of UH, and we are all warriors. This is our house and if you come to UH we stand unified. We should show equality across fie the board when we chant, t “Go Warriors!” IMAGES COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I

From the football stadium, with love A RIEL MONISMITH Staff Writer Winning is not everything when it comes to sports. Losing teaches vital lessons, and reminds teams to be humble and appreciate how hard they must work. The University of Hawai‘i Warriors have lost and learned enough in the past to teach them how to win, and how to continue winning gracefully. I could not be more proud or more excited to cheer on the football team this year, and fl aunt my warrior spirit. The year I came to UH was the year af-

ter the Warriors went to the Sugar Bowl. Everyone told me “You should have been here last year when we had June Jones and Colt Brennan!” It never made sense to me until this year. I always enjoy the football games. The tailgates are crazy, and it’s fun to scream until I lose my voice, but it has been a diffi cult time to be a Warriors fan when the glory days seem to be over. This semester, we have seen a beautiful season with a perfect winning record in the Western Athletic Conference. The Warriors are on a roll, and if their roll con-

tinues, they will likely have a bowl game opportunity this winter. Watching the team out on the fi eld performing the haka before the game is one of my favorite parts of a Saturday spent in the Aloha Stadium. Regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, all of the players learn the traditional Polynesian dance, which is intended to inspire ferocity in the team as well as intimidate the opponent. The tribal nature of ancient Polynesian warriors is not unlike the tribal nature of a football team. The Warrriors this year appear to be taking their namesake to heart

with the gusto that they put into their pre (and post) game rituals. The players take their rituals seriously, and during the game, they are a force to be reckoned with. Being a supporter through the lessthan-stellar years has made it all the more exhilarating to fi nally watch my Warriors succeed. It is satisfying to feel like I do not lose my voice for nothing when I cheer for them, and they pull through with a win. Losing may teach some good lessons, but once the lessons are learned, victories taste oh-so-sweet for us adoring fans. Go Warriors!

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Senior slot receiver Keloha Pilares scores his second touchdown in the Warriors’ 27-21 win over Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 16. Pilares is ranked fifth in the country in receiving yards per game. JOEL KUTAKA KA LEO O HAWAI‘I

JOE F ERRER Senior Staff Reporter If you are a fan of high-octane passing offenses, make sure you’re at Aloha Stadium on Saturday. The University of Hawai‘i (6 -2, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference) will try to continue their fi ve-game winning streak as they play their homecoming game against the Idaho Vandals (4-3, 1-1 WAC). Game time is 5:30 p.m. this Saturday at Aloha Stadium.

This WAC showdown features two of the top offenses in the country. Hawai‘i has racked up the most passing yards in the Football Bowl Subdivision this year, while Idaho’s offense is ranked fourth in passing yards. “Their offense is really moving the football against everybody,” McMackin said. “So I know they’ll be ready to play us.” Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle has thrown three touchdowns in each of his last four games and will go up against a Warrior defense that hasn’t allowed three passing touch-

downs in a game for the past seven weeks. The Vandals have not won consecutive games this season, but won their last match 37-14 over New Mexico State. The Warriors have won their last seven WAC games dating back to last season. Idaho has five players from Hawai‘i, including their leading tackler, junior linebacker Robert Siavii (Leilehua ’08), who is from Wahiawā. Others include senior linebacker Jojo Dickson (Baldwin ’07), junior linebacker Bailey Kama (Damien ’08), sophomore

linebacker Conrad Scheidt (Kamehameha ’09) and freshman safety Bell Chase (Kamehameha ’10). A win on Saturday would also make the Warriors bowl-eligible for the seventh time in the past nine years. The Warriors did not qualify for a bowl game last season. “Our team goal is to win the WAC and get into the best bowl game we can,” junior linebacker Aaron Brown said. Hawai‘i has won their last eight homecoming games.



FRIDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

Moniz not among finalists for QB of the year


Junior quarterback Bryant Moniz throws the ball while his teammates provide him protection in the Warriors’ 66-7 victory over Southern Charleston University on Saturday, Sept. 25.

JOE F ERRER Senior Staff Reporter

The Davey O’Brien Foundation announced its 16 semifinalists for its yearly award given to the nation’s top quarterback. Warrior junior quarterback Bryant Moniz was not on the list, despite leading the Football Bowl Subdivision in passing yards (2,921) and touchdowns (22) this year. “I don’t think there’s a whole lot of disappointment,” offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich said. “But it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.” “He’s just doing unbelievable things,” head coach Greg McMackin said. None of the 84 college football writers and analysts on the Davey O’Brien selection committee live in Hawai‘i and most games played in the islands last until about 3 a.m. on the East Coast. “I hear all the time on the news how our games are so late over on the mainland,” linebacker Aaron Brown said. When asked if Moniz getting overlooked for the award was fair, Brown quickly responded, “Definitely not.” Among the list of semifi nalists for the O’Brien Award is Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who turned the ball over four times against the University of Hawai‘i in Nevada’s 27-21 loss to the Warriors. “That’s a bunch of bogus,” Brown said. “If you lead the nation in passing you should get recognition.” Senior slot receiver Greg Salas is still in the hunt for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given to the nation’s top wide receiver. Salas leads the country in total receptions (70) and his 1,068 receiving yards is second nationally.

GAME INFO TICKETS UH Mānoa students with a validated UHM ID have limited free admission to the game. First come, fi rst serve. Regular student–price tickets are $12 with a validated UHM ID.

B U S I N F O R M AT I O N For every home game, six buses (48 seats each) will depart from Dole Street, in front of Frear Hall and Gateway House, prior to start of game. Buses will begin leaving at 3:15 p.m. First come, fi rst serve.

They will return to the same point, departing Aloha Stadium 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

PA R K I N G Parking lot gates at Aloha Stadium open at 12:30 p.m., while the Lower Hālawa Lot opens at 11:30 a.m. Parking is $5. There is alternative parking at Leeward Community College ($2 per vehicle) and Kam DriveInn ($5 parking). A shuttle will run from 1 p.m. to one hour after the game. Parking is also available at Radford High School ($5), but without shuttle service.




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Senior running back Alex Green was this week’s WAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four touchdowns in the Warriors’ win last week over Utah State.


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Why aren’t you here? RUSSELL TOLENTINO Sports Editor Tickets? Free. Transportation? Free. The atmosphere at Aloha Stadium when the Warriors upset the Nevada Wolfpack? Priceless. After a 7-7 season in 2008 and a 6-7 season in 2009, the Warrior football team is back.


They are 6-2 overall, have won five straight and are on top of the Western Athletic Conference standings at 4-0. They are receiving votes in both national polls and can already seal a berth in the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl this weekend with a win against Idaho. A ll this af ter the Warriors were picked to f inish f if th in the WAC by coaches and seventh by media. That said, my question is, “Are you at Aloha Stadium?” Because if you aren’t, you sure as hell

are missing out on a special team and a special season. Hawai‘i’s trademark runand-shoot offense has hit its stride. Junior quarterback Br yant Moniz leads the countr y in multiple passing categories. Senior wide receivers Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares are t wo of the top wide receivers in the nation, ranking in the top ten in receptions and receiving yards per game. Senior running back Alex Green has been just as imposing on the ground. He is among the country’s leaders in touchdowns per game. He had four against Utah State last week – something a Hawai‘i RB hasn’t done since 1995. T h e

Warrior defense has also been impressive, ranking 37th in the nation in total defense. Junior linebacker Corey Paredes is in the countr y’s top ten in tackles per game. Senior safeties Mana Silva and Jeramy Br yant are tied for 13th in interceptions. As a team, Hawai‘i has forced 12 intercep tions in its last five games. W hile I was sitting in the press box against Nevada two weeks ago, each time the Warriors made a big play the stadium was electric. A nd when Silva intercepted the ball in the Hawai‘i end zone to seal their win in the final minutes, the 40,000 -plus fans at A loha Stadium erupted in celebration. It was a chicken-skin mo ment, and proof that this Hawai‘i team is for real. The last time the War-

rior football team had this much success was in 2007 when the Warriors went undefeated in the regular season and made their fi rst appearance in a BCS Bowl. Even though the Warriors lost in the BCS game, that year was magical – the kind of season college football fans dream of and for Hawai‘i, the only one of its kind. But this is a new season and a new team that has found its own identit y. There are only three more regular season home games left and I encourage all students to attend at least one (this next game is homecoming, by the way). A nd then there is free admission to students with validated Universit y of Hawai‘i IDs and free shuttle ser vice from UH to A loha Stadium and back (although both are f irst come, f irst ser ve). But beyond what’s free, it’s been an exciting season so far, which is priceless.




WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

K IYOMI UEDA Senior Staff Reporter

Pollard hit his stride

“Some people say the air is too thin to be where I am,” junior wide receiver Royce Pollard said. “And I say I’m still climbing.” It’s been a steady climb for Pollard on the Warrior football team. In his first two years, Pollard only appeared in 16 total games and recorded 19 catches for 228 yards. But this season, the junior political science major has started eight games and has made at least two catches per game. He has already scored two touchdowns and has 469 receiving yards – putting him among the top 65 receivers in the country. Pollard also acts as a kick returner, making three returns for 55 yards this season. Pollard, who was born in Honolulu, joined the Warriors in 2007 as a redshirt after graduating from University City High School in San Diego, Calif. In high school, he was a threesport athlete, earning letters in track, football and basketball. Pollard came to Hawai‘i to get in touch with his family, culture and also his love for the game. “I’ve been involved in sports NIK SEU / KA LEO O HAWAI‘I my entire life so I had to see the field, court or track anyway I Junior wide receiver Royce Pollard has caught two touchdowns and has 469 receiving yards this season. He is ranked in the top 65 in receiving yards per game. could,” Pollard said. Looking back on his decision, Pollard said joining the Warriors was the right decision. Pollard is close friends with ju- proving himself as an athlete. He has come a long way since believable,” he said. “Being the “I had other options of places the third grade where he only top just happens because we have nior quarterback Shane Austin, who “I know I’ll have opportunito play but I’m really glad I get to played on defense. ties to be successful anywhere one of the most complex offenses also joined the Warriors in 2007. play here,” he said. “My family “He’s a clown on and off the with anything through faith so I The Warriors’ run-and-shoot and everyone really has to work that I have met support me and just need to keep on with my hard the family I’m still meeting is supwork ethic, make moves and stay I know I’ll have opportunities to be successful anywhere with anyporting me and I really enjoy the on my grind,” Pollard said. love and support.” And through it all, Pollard thing through faith so I just need to keep on with my hard work Pollard’s football career began keeps his family close and foethic, make moves and stay on my grind. when he was in the third grade. cuses on his future while keeping A teacher noticed his athleticism in mind that everything from his during physical education class. offense is one of the top in the together, being unselfi sh, in or- field but he’s a hard worker and childhood has shaped him into “He saw me making div- country, but Pollard knows he der for it to work ... It’s great to be you can tell it pays off in the the person he is today. ing catches during our kickball and the Warriors would not be the top and … we expect it.” “God has blessed me throughout game,” Austin said. games and told me I was really successful without hard work. After college, Pollard plans to my life and I am grateful for everyHaving friends on the team athletic,” Pollard said. pursue football and work on im- thing I have experienced,” he said. “Being in this offense in un- helps too.

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