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August 5, 2010

Ke Alaka i Volume 93: Issue 1


Beach, Sun, Fun Ke Alaka‘i staff provides summer adventures for BYUH students


Johnny Depp Fans flock to Kaneohe Bay for Jack Sparrow


New E-mail Reasons for new e-mail system explained


The shoreline of Turtle Bay provides a scenic view for both tourists and the community. Photo by Sam Sukimawa

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Laie Days celebrated through “Johnny Lingo” and parking lot carnival.


BYUH student takes the gold at PCC’s annual dance competition.


Max Checketts works on revising the academic schedule.


Reasons why BY UH has switched its e-mail system.

Cafe event Highlights tahitian culture With the help of more than 100 students and employees, the Cafe explored a new cultural event July 28, by means of Tahitian decorations, dancers, food and music. “The purpose is to help students enjoy, love and experience another culture. It is for cultural education. There is so much diversity at BYU-Hawaii, that it is good for the students to learn and taste of their surrounding cultures,” said Marylou Lee, Club Dining Facility Manager Traditional Tahitian food was served, and the students were invited to learn both men’s and women’s Tahitian dances under the instruction of experienced dancers. “I grew up on quesada’s and cereal, so the exotic flavor from Tahiti really made an impression on me,” said Scott Shaver, freshman in biology from Arizona. The event was one of many cultural activities that will take place in the Cafe during the upcoming semesters. “Every year we plan for an entire year’s events,” said Katai Mariteragi, Cafe event supervisor. The cultural events’ decorations and planning are sponsored by the clubs. The clubs are invited to talk to Lee if they would like to see their club highlighted at a Cafe event. According to Lee, the size of the club does not matter, as long as the club is organized to handle the event. “We pick the cultures we have not highlighted before, and where the clubs are strong. We coordinate with the club; we rely and work so much with them,” Lee said. The Tahitian event was considered a “small event” for the Cafe, with close to 400 people served that night. The “large event” in November, featuring Korea, will be used for competition. Last year, the Cafe won the national prize for their Indian Celebration, so they hope the Korean event will take the Grand Prize for the Cafe again in 2011. -Ama nd a Ha ns en

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“Te Manahua,” the Polynesian Cultural Center’s annual “whakataetae kapa haka” or traditional New Zealand Maori songs and dances contest, will be held Aug. 13-14. The haka war dance competition and the poi ball twirling contest will be Aug. 13. at 6 p.m. in the Hale Kauai Theater. The next day, four “kapa haka” groups – two local and one each from New Zealand and England, are scheduled to perform at 9 a.m. in the Pacific Theater. For tickets, call PCC at 293-3333. After succeeding in the corporate world and making millions, BYU-Hawaii Finance Professor, Cary Wasden, is working with students and helping them learn about finance through an Investment Club. He is also working with faculty to make BYUH’s finance program among the best in the nation. For more on this story, go to

Two Polynesian bands are scheduled to rock the Cannon Activities Center Aug. 20 as part of the Performance Series on campus. At 8 p.m., “Nesian Nine,” a Polynesian band that plays oldies with a twist of old school melodies, will

play followed by “Kiwini Vaitai,” Polynesian Reggae band, at 9 p.m. Aug. 28, “Atoa Ripley’s Variety Show” is scheduled to perform. For tickets, call 675-3545.

During the month of August, two Fine Arts Department students will display their talents. Trijsten Leach will feature his art show in the McKay Auditorium Lobby from Aug. 16 to 21. A piano recital is also scheduled for Tereiha Hapi Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. Photo by Sam Sukimawa

NOTEWORTHY NAME: L.J. Mariteragi WHY HE’S NOTEWORTHY: L.J. Mariteragi took first place in the annual Polynesian Cultural Center’s “Te Mahana Hiro’a Tumu o Tahiti” dance competition July Photo 17. He place in the male bytook Kalliefirst Roderick solo, 16-19 age group, and the overall senior division winner ages 13 and over. L.J. Mariteragi is a sophomore in anthropology at BYU-Hawaii and grew up here in Laie. He and his family are active in teaching about and performing Polynesian cultures. Another local boy, Mykle Keni of Laie, won in the junior category. L.J.’s grandfather, Raymond Mariteragi, is the director of Cultural Islands at PCC and oversees the annual contest. Raymond originally from French Polynesia, said of the recent competition, “Ori otea is such a beautiful dance to watch, and all of the dancers were beautiful. The PCC is still the only cultural entity that provides a venue of this scope for children learning and practicing Tahitian dance to showcase their skills.” HIS TAKE: “I’ve been dancing since I was 7 or 8, and the coolest part for me is that I get to perpetuate my own culture while representing my family,” L.J. said. -NICOLE HAMILTON

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Johnny Lingo Reunion As part of Laie Days, cast and crew of the Mormon classic “Johnny Lingo” came and celebrated the 42 anniversary of the film. This event, sponsored by the Mormon Pacific Historical Society and the Laie Community Association July 29 in the Cannon Activities Center, was honored with guest speakers Naomi K. Wilson and Joseph Ah Quin. Wilson played Mahana and Quin was Moki, Mahana’s father. “I used to watch that movie all the time when I was a kid,” said Ty Prince, junior in biology from Alberta, Canada. There was concern at the beginning of the event if Quin would be able to make it. He had recently broken his right foot in five different places, and at the start of the event he was being transported from the hospital where “[the doctors] put Humpty Dumpty back together again,” said Quin. Quin was able to make the anniverary event right before his speech began, he and was greeted with an audience that rose to their feet as he entered. Quin’s speech was about his life and the impact of the gospel, “Johnny Lingo,” and his family. He started with a song and ended with his testimony about little children and their innocence. “Thank

you for being you,” Quin concluded. Prior to his talk, there had been a showing of the film and a speech by Wilson. The film is the classic made in 1969 by the LDS Church, although viewed by many people outside the Mormon religion. “I haven’t watched it that much, but my grand kids [have]!” said Quin. The audience laughed along with the movie at the famous line “Mahana, you ugly,” spoken by Moki. “I ran into a [man in the] U.S. Air Force ... He wanted me to know that he had first hand information that the pentagon uses this film in a lot of the third world countries who have experienced a disaster, and it helps the people there to rebuild their inner strength,” recounted Wilson, who has also heard that “Johnny Lingo” is used in the Peace Corps and around the world. Wilson recounted many of her experiences after starring in “Johnny Lingo,” including turning down a lucrative beer commercial offer because “Mahana couldn’t do that.” A theme of Wilson’s talk, and the movie, was that there are many things that can make a woman beautiful, but one of the most important is what she thinks of herself. - M arg aret Jo hnso n


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Top: Despite a recent broken foot, Joseph Ah Quin appeared and started his speech with a song. Above: Naomi K. Wilson recounted her experience playing Mahana. Below: Opening performers played music as the audience entered the CAC. Photos by Leisa Tapia

We ek en d car ni v a l bri n g s co mmun i ty t oget he r The Laie Shopping Center parking lot was converted into a carnival for the annual Summer Bash during Laie Days July 30. The Laie community, including BYU Hawaii students, gathered for music, entertainment, rides and the Aloha Spirit. “[The Summer Bash] brings the community together and helps them realize how important Laie is,” said Kela Miller, Costumer Service Representative for Hawaii Reserves Inc. Miller also said that this event is great for the community because it brings out the community members and BYU Hawaii students, binding everyone together. The carnival involved three bounce houses, including one shaped as a gladia-

Laie families enjoy carnival rides at the Laie Days carnival in Laie Shopping Center. Photo by Aissa Mitton

tor. There was also a dizzying ride called the Turbo Tubs and a rock climbing wall. “I can’t wait to go on the wall. I’ve been on the [Turbo Tubs] but not this one,” said Rachel Cheney, an elementary school student from Hauula. The rides were not only for young people, as many young at heart BYU-Hawaii students were seen in line for the Turbo Tubs.

The Nani Laie Serenaders were also a staple of the event, playing alongside other musicians and for dancers to truly reflect the culture of Laie. The carnival has been a part of Laie Days since its start in 1998 and Miller said she plans on working on this event “until [she] dies, or retires.” - M a r ga r et J ohns on

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Campus Schedule changes influence BYUH future

“We have created now a testing period [for the revised calendar] … there will be a 2-3 day testing period. We probably will [add] the testing period in 2011,” said Checketts. The second issue with the current schedule is that the number of instruction days has decreased. Even though the amount of instructional time has remained the same by making classes longer, there are fewer class days. Professors are concerned about When the new academic schedule was instat- not being able to assign enough homework, ed in 2009, Vice President of Academics Max which forces less coverage of material. Checketts promised to evaluate its effective To address this concern, Checketts ness in a year. Now that year has passed and said the semesters may be expanded a few BYU-Hawaii’s academic schedule is undergo- days. This time would come from what is ing analysis and changes for the future. currently Summer Term. The terms are prob All the changes being made are an ably going to be changed, elongating what effort to meet the three goals that BYU Haare now Spring and First Term, and making waii has been challenged to meet. These are Summer Term a shorter block. to serve more students, lower the relative cost The terms would also have a name for the student, families and the church, and change. The first of the terms would still be to improve the overall quality of education. Spring Term but what is now Summer Term Although the final changes have not would be called Akamai (Hawaiian for smart, been decided, Checketts discussed some of wise) Block. The last term would be Summer the areas being looked at and possible soluTerm. Akamai block would be a short term tions.. where professors could do special research One problem observed was the lack while still offering some classes with a lower of a testing period. “That was the number credit hour requirement to be a full time one issue,” said Checketts. Finals will no student. longer be offered in class and students will Checketts offered some advice for go to the testing center at an assigned time. the professors and students to make the

Ma n go A v o c a d o Sals a August on Oahu is HOT—the average high temperature is 87°, meaning students at BYUH need to find ways to fight the heat. Try this yummy avocado mango salsa with


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system work the best that it can. Professors can assign work online through Blackboard or e-mail prior to the start of class, having students come prepared to start immediately. This could add an extra day of instruction. Professors are also going to have to make some changes to their course and adjust to the schedule. It is “not that you’re really having less education, just that you’re having it packaged in a different way,” said Checketts. The finalized schedule should be completed by the end of August and be available to the students around mid September. If students have any comments, concerns or suggestions for the schedule, the best way to voice them is to speak with the student leaders. The Student Advisory Council can then take all the comments collectively to discuss them with the administration directly. “If [students] will do their part, step up and be prepared, I think they really can learn more,” remarked Checketts, “but they are going to have to step up. They are very much a part of this learning frame work. They have a responsibility, we all do.” A revised calendar is expected to be implemented by Spring Term of 2012. - Ma r ga r et J ohns on

3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice ¼ cup chopped red onion Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stick it in the fridge to let all the flavors soak before serving! Enjoy! -Amy Ha ns on

BE AC H, S UN , F UN A s F i r s t Ter m be gin s an d t h e s ummer days are d im ini s hi ng, he re are a f e w w a y s to ma k e t h e m ost of y ou r ti me i n Haw aii. We h a v e col l ected a varie t y of id e a s for s umme r e x c ur s i ons that w ill c ost y ou nothi ng.

Scott Shaver, freshman from Arizona in biology, and Krysta Olberding, freshman from Washington in elementary ed., finish snorkeling at Pounders Beach. Photo by Leisa Tapia AUGUST 5, 2010


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Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau State Monument – Constructed in the 1600s, this ancient sacred site lies atop the Waimea Valley. According to the Hawaii State Parks web page, it is the largest Heiau (religious site or temple) on Oahu. Top off your visit with a dip in Waimea Bay or even get up the courage to jump off the rock.

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Botanical Gardens- Take a leisurely drive up to Kaneohe to experience these Eden-like gardens. The gardens boast many trees and plants from all around the world, nurtured by the rich soils of the Hawaiian Islands. Park and explore the grounds, or bring a picnic basket for two.


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Volleyball or surfing at Turtle Bay- Bring a volleyball and some friends to get fresh air and a tan on the beach at the Turtle Bay Resort. Afterwards, relax and watch the surfers or grab your board and join them.

North Shore Bike Trail – Grab your beach cruiser and ride along this trail from Sunset Beach to Pupukea. Enjoy the tropical framework of the path as you ride along the coastline. Go midday and lay out on one of the many beaches you pass by. *Optional Ending: stop into Kawa Roots and enjoy a refreshing acai bowl.

Snorkeling at Shark’s Cove or Three Tables- Grab your snorkel gear and see the amazing sights below the sea. Test the shallow waters at Shark’s Cove where smaller fish and sea creatures dwell, or swim out to the left side to Three Tables where there are bigger fish and brighter colors are to be seen.


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Hauula Loop Trail – This moderate hike takes you back into the beautiful jungle-like hills behind Hauula. As the trail brings you out for a fantastic view of the town, take the detour down to the overlook where the Hawaiian sovereignty flag flies and makes a great backdrop for a photo op.

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Sunset at Sunset Beach- Top off all of your adventures with a picturesque evening on the shore. Bring your greatest friends and a camera and make lasting memories as the sun dips below the horizon. *Optional Ending: Track down the Impossible Pizza truck and bring dinner with you to the beach.

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Chinaman’s Hat- Hard to confuse with a baseball hat, Chinaman’s hat provides adventure for all who seek it. Those daring enough to wade through shallow waters between the islands will enjoy seeing our beautiful island from a new vantage point. Hike around the back to explore the fish-filled coves.


Picnic at Malaekehana Beach Park- Whip up a nice light lunch, grab a few boys and girls and make it a group date. This secluded park offers picnic tables with a great ocean view as well as fields for games or sports. If you have time, strap on water shoes and walk out to Goat Island to explore the seabird sanctuary.


Ranked by US News & 9TravelLanikaias one of the best beaches on

Oahu. This white sand beach provides reef-free aquamarine waters for your enjoyment. Relax on the romantic shores as the islands in the distance frame the beautiful seascape.

10 -Summer adventures by Trijsten Leach & Paris Spillane -Photos by Sam Sukiamwa

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Tahitian Dance Competition:

Te Mau Mahana Hiro’a o Tahiti

Above: Contestant LJ Mariteragi won first place in the solo 16-19 group and the overall Tahitian competition. Photos by Sam Sukimawa and Leisa Tapia

The Tahitan Dance Contest, Te Mahana Hiroa Tumu O Tahiti, took place at the Polynesian Cultural Center Saturday, July 17, from 9:30 am until 2 p.m., at the Pacific Theater. The top contestants performed in a Dance Off and at the Award’s Ceremony. Categories for the competition were divided into two main divisions: 4-12, and 13-25+. Within those categories, dancers were divided into smaller age groups: 10

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4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, and 25 and up. Dancers were also divided into gender categories. LJ Mariteragi, sophomore in anthropology at BYUH, won first place in the male solo for age group 16-19 and overall senior division winner. He said, “I’ve been dancing since I was 7 or 8 and the coolest part for me is that I get to perpetuate my own culture while representing my family.” - Ca r r ie Collingr id ge

Johnny Depp and the Queen Anne film in Hawaii The darkness of night rested on the many pirate fans as they anxiously waited near the fog-covered silhouette of the Queen Anne, Blackbeard’s Ship. Rumors had spilled out that Jack Sparrow himself would be filming, and accordingly, a multitude of Johnny Depp lovers and fanatics gathered to see him. When he finally emerged from his makeup trailer, shouts could be heard up and down the Kaneohe Bay Harbor. Screams of joy, excitement and hope burst forth from the lips of teenage girls and enamored mothers. “It’s a very surreal moment when you are face to face with Captain Jack Sparrow. It makes a girl weak in the knees. Many people see Johnny Depp but how many people see Jack Sparrow?” said Lael Prince, senior in biology from Utah. Many students from campus have ventured to see the ship. Hopeful others have attempted to see Johnny Depp and the other cast in costume while filming. A BYUH student who saw Captain Jack Sparrow shared the news with a long time friend who had spent the summer traveling in Europe. The following day the student discovered on his friend’s Facebook profile page the following status update, “I thought I was having the most epic summer adventures ever until Trijsten shows me pictures of Jack Sparrow from 3 feet away. I must get to Oahu.” The fourth film of the saga will be coming out May 2011 and will be filmed in Hawaii, London and Los Angeles. The title for the new film is “Pirates of the Caribbean,

The Queen Anne is anchored at Kaneohe Bay Harbor Photo courtesy of Kenway Kua

On Stranger Tides.” It focuses on Jack Sparrow’s pursuit of the Fountain of Youth. According to Internet Movie Database,, “Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, but he’s not sure if it’s love or if she wants to follow him so she can find the lost Fountain of Youth. Things seem clearer when she forces him aboard The Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the infamous Blackbeard. Here, Jack finds himself on a brand new journey -- and unsure as to who he should fear more, the woman from his past or the cutthroat pirate.” The screenplay is written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and is directed by Rob Marshall. - T rijsten Leach Johnny Depp excites fans as he poses for pictures before filming. Photo courtesy Leal Prince August 5, 2010


“Business Process.” “When an e-mail is sent to a bad preferred e-mail address and we get a bounce back, we have to go back and try and figure out if it was our end or was it the e-mail address. Then we have to go in and verify and all of that time equals money. It was costing the university,” said Lupeituu. The second he calls “Academic then all e-mails being sent to students’ old eAs the beginning of First Term kicked off, so mail will be discarded. The university wanted Process.” “We couldn’t verify that [the mesdid the new e-mail system BYU-Hawaii stusage] was actually delivered to the inbox of the to give students enough time to notify their dents are required to use. students. By changing this, we can now go in current contacts of the change. Previously, BYUH offered an e-mail and verify that the communication got to the “The new e-mail messes me up. I account through its personal server with an students inbox and can now share the responhave to change all of the e-mails that I have address ending in “” Now, the sibility between the university faculty and the Office of Information Technology has changed wrote to T-Mobile and Bank of Hawaii and notify them of the change,” said Yongwoo Lee, student. We know that the account works. It the system and set up student accounts with is the responsibility of the university to mainfreshman in accounting from Korea. Microsoft Outlook Live@edu service. Although student’s e-mails are being tain that account. It is also the responsibility “The only reason I didn’t use the old e-mail system was I couldn’t get to it. Now it’s redirected, all administration addresses will stay of students to check accounts. “The students that have been responuntouched. easy. I check it for my class assignments but sible students will continue to be responsible not my personal e-mail,” said Siniva Tuiletoa, “The students that have been students. The students that have been able to senior in English from American Samoa. One of the main reasons the uniresponsible students will contin- get by with ‘I never got your message,’ will not versity made this decision is was to provide ue to be responsible students. have that excuse anymore, and they are going to be fully responsible for their actions now,” students with a lifetime e-mail address that will The students that have been stay with them forever if they choose to use it. able to get by with ‘I never got said Lupeituu. For students that are not happy “We have about between 400 and your message,’ will not have with having a separate e-mail address for their 1,000 students that come through our campus that excuse anymore.” school-related information, there is an option every year to maintain that 2,500 and also we –Paul Lupeituu in the service that allows students to redirect are also looking at increasing the enrollment the e-mail to another e-mail account, although “All faculty and staff stay at ‘byuh. to about 5,000. Looking forward, if we do students do this at their own risk. If there is a edu.’ We thought about outsourcing those as that in-house, the cost would be very big and problem with their individual account and they well. With the nature of the business side of the infrastructure that we need to build and things of the university, there are communica- do not receive the information, they will still maintain it was just not feasible right now. be held responsible for the e-mail as it is in So, we then wanted to outsource it,” said Paul tions that we think that are confidential and their school address inbox. that needs to stay within our campus,” LupeLupeituu, the product manager for all of the “When you leave the university, you ituu said. With this change of e-mail system, e-mail communication services on campus. may not have a choice in [what e-mail address Both Microsoft and Google offer this comes the requirement for students to have a employers] assign you, so now is a good op“” address as their preferred adfree e-mail service for universities. “Because we portunity to have that practice,” said Lupeituu. use a lot of services and products from Micro- dress for university related information. Another advantage is you have to be a real stu “About a month ago, we sent out soft here on our campus, we thought that two bulletins to the students about the change dent and real person to get a university e-mail was a better service for us. Also, we address, it gives students e-mail address more that will happen to their accounts. As far as know that the company is going to be there credibility and less likely to be sorted as spam. the announcement, we should have probably forever ... We think that will provide If students have any comments on announced it a little bit earlier while students us that consistent service that [the university were here, but we thought that if we make the the new e-mailing system, they are welcome to is] looking for,” said Lupeituu. change during the summer, students will come contact Paul Lupeituu either by e-mail at paul. The Office of Information, or by phone at 675-3483. back and see it,” said Lupeituu. ogy is forwarding the e-mails that are sent to Alumni can also receive a “” ac The university had many reasons students’ old “” addresses to their count by contacting the Alumni Office. for making this change. Lupeituu broke it new “” addresses. This service down into two main reasons. The first he calls will be available until the end of the year and -nicole clark


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