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November 15, 2012

Ke Alaka i Volume 101: Issue 10


Fall Fair: Event helps clubs earn funds: 6

Movember around campus: Mustaches raising awareness: 13

Success at b-ball tourney: Men’s and women’s teams sweep: 14

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There will be a tailgate party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. before the women’s basketball game outside the CAC at the devotional entrance. Wear RED if you want plenty of free hot dogs and burgers. “Hyper Squad” presents Hyper Hip Hop Night. It is 5$ for BYUH students to sign up for dance workshops. Also, come see Micah G, Kalisi & Lia live in concert: Hawaii’s hot new R&B reggae artists perform live at the PCC Gateway Restaurant. 8 to 10 p.m.




Choose to Give, a student-run fundraising campaign where 100 percent of the money raised is used for student scholarships, is hosting a dance. Free food along with deejay Nikolai, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. in the Little Circle.

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“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

- Benjamin Franklin, as appropriate due to the fact that 19 states have signed petitions to secede from the Union after the election results

“Over the past eight years in Colorado, we have argued that it is irrational to punish adults for choosing to use a product that is far less harmful than alcohol. Today, the voters agreed. Colorado will no longer have laws that steer people toward using alcohol, and adults will be free to use marijuana instead if that is what they prefer. And we will be better off as a society because of it.”

-Mason Tvert, co-director of the campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado. Marijuana was legalized in Colorado this past Nov. 6 election.

The local trio of Na Leo Pilimehana share their talents through island-style music at a concert at the Polynesian Cultural Center with John Cruz.. Photo by Matt MacDonald

Grammy-winning performer sings old island favorites with longtime friends Approximately 280 people enjoyed the Island Feast Buffet live entertainment and music from performers Na Leo Pilimehana and John Cruz at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Nov. 2. Grammy-award winning John Cruz performed some of his most popular songs like “Island Style” and “Sitting in Limbo.” Na Leo Pilimehana left the audience with a flash-to the-past vibe after performing some of its more melodic songs. The music and entertainment appealed to a crowd of all ages. FM 100 was in attendance with Lina girl as the host. She gave away dozens of prizes including night show DVDs, annual passes and Island Feast tickets. Cruz has distinguished himself as one of Hawaii’s most talented artist. Hawaii Magazine named him Best Singer Songwriter in 2008. Most of his songs from his album “Acoustic Soul” still get played on the radio and can be heard all over the state of Hawaii. Hiilei Cummings, who attended the concert with her family, said, “Being raised on local music by influence of my mom and grandparents, tonight was such a treat and blast to the past, and I chose this over the championship Kahuku football game to come here.” Cummings enjoyed some of her favorite child-

hood songs like ”Island Style,” by Cruz and “North Shore,” by Na Leo Pilimehana. One member of the Na Leo Pilimehana trio, Nalani Choy explained why the group has been able to stay together for so long. She explained that they started off as friends in grade school. Na Leo Pilimehana became the first group from Hawaii to successfully cross the line between “Hawaiian” music and the adult contemporary music format. They also became the first group from Hawaii to headline Los Angeles’ House of Blues. They have become an iconic group for their Hawaii fans. Gladys Kalama, who was in the first graduating class of BYU-Hawaii, was invited to attend the concert by her daughter. She has always loved Na Leo Pilimehana and their music. She has all of their CDs and the kids just love them. “The concert was beautiful, “ said Kalama. “It brought back wonderful memories of when I went swimming and exercising.” Amy Hanaialii also attended the event and shared, “Everyone should have been here to listen. They are great singers and songwriters. You don’t see very many groups with harmony. It is great to hear harmony like this. They are so special and really down to earth.” - Gise lle ramire z November 15, 2012


Crafty Country Sisters Women of the North Shore share their talents through Christmas crafts Every year, a group of crafters from the North Shore community, the “Country Sisters,” host a craft fair event to not only help the community to prepare for Christmas, but also to share their friendship and passion for crafting. This year is Country Sister’s 19th annual craft fair. The “Country Sister” was first organized in 1993 for a women’s conference at BYUHawaii. Under the direction of Edna Owan, the key person in the group, they hosted a craft fair. Cyd Kamauoha, one of the original


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13 members of the “Country Sisters” and a Laie resident, said oftentimes she saw her friends in different craft fairs, so they decided to form their own craft fair in 1993. Since then, the “Country Sisters” host a Christmas craft fair every year. They sell handmade craft items, snacks, and a variety of goodies. Kamauoha said, “We always sell something different each year.” This year, Kamauoha prepared a variety of Christmas decorations and childrens’ items for the fair. “It is not limited to one item.

I prepared Christmas ornaments, jewelry, sewing, paintings, soaps, Christmas pins, wall declarations, and home décors. It is overwhelming…I also sell cookies, banana bread, and mochi.” Kamauoha said she hoped both the crafters and the customers would find joy in the fair. “We have customers who come back every year… We also buy items from each other [members of Country Sister]. It is always fun to see what other women are selling. We love what each other make. I learned from other sisters and I will make new things next year. It is a lot of work, but it is so much fun.” Wishing students and community members to “find fun in buying handmade

Top far left: Cyd Kamauoha is one of several North Shore women who make crafts and goodies for the annual “Country Sisters” craft fair held in Kahuku. Below left: Faye Munson has been crafting for years. Photos by Mei Yin.

items that are made in Hawaii,” she said, “they are supporting women in the community too.” Besides being enjoyable, the craft fair also brought Kamauoha extra income to take care her family’s Christmas. “I usually earn enough to support our trip to the mainland. I have seven kids, and I earned enough to buy them gifts.” “Women in the North Shore community who are interested in sharing their talents are welcome to join the group. It is always fun to have new crafters join us,” said Kamauoha. “It is a big production [of team work] and wonderful friendship that we created.” Alohi Clah is a new crafter in the

“Country Sisters.” She said she is excited to try out the craft fair outside Utah where she previously lived. She shared the ups and down in preparing a craft fair. “Sometimes we sell a lot of stuff, but sometimes we sell nothing. I told my sisters to never take it personal. People buy what they want to buy, and if they don’t, someone else will. If you enjoy something, never give up. I like what I am doing.” Going along with Clah, Faye Munson said, “Most people come to the craft fair knowing that it takes a long time for us to make the products. I think they appreciate and enjoy our work.” Munson has been a crafter for 25 years and she was also one of the original members of

the “Country Sisters.” Having lived in Laie for the past 37 years, she has participated in a lot of different craft fairs as well. She said she enjoys making beautiful things like stuffed animals, children’s furniture, tea sets, baby quilts, and wooden decorations. The Country Sister’s 19th Annual Craft Fair is scheduled for Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 at from 9 -Clove a.m. to r1 che at the Kahuku Community KUA Building (across from the old Kahuku Sugar Mill) There is no charge to enter. Cash and credit card are accepted. Refreshments will be provided. -Clove r Che ng

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Festival draws crowds, raises club funds, and entertains through singing contest


Over 15 clubs and organizations represented their chapters with booths and activities for the community at the BYU-Hawaii Student Association’s Fantastic Fall Fair in the Little Circle on Nov. 10. Plus the BYUH “So You Think You Can Sing” competition was incorporated into the festival after being cancelled due to the tsunami on Oct. 27. “I was really happy that so many people came out for fun, especially kids,” said Junior Vice President of the Clubs and Organizations area of BYUHSA Yuto Inamori. “Honestly, I was afraid that only a few people would come because this event has never happened before in BYUH history. We also had limited time to prepare. However, we were able to make it happen because of the people who supported and helped us. I’m very proud to have been a part of the event.” The fair included three giant bounce houses, a blow up hula-hoop toss, and even a Ke Alaka‘i

Above: Students pause for a photo at the Fantastic Fall Fair held in the Little Circle on Nov. 10. Above: Campus clubs and chapters had activity booths at the fair. Photos by Matt MacDonald and Zach Konecki

blow up basketball game. Music and a deejay were present throughout the whole night. The booths run by the culture clubs offered a variety of activities and games to keep people entertained all night. At the Filipino booth, the students ran a karaoke machine for their guests and also offered Sharpie tattoos, hair chalk, nail art, and a color game. The “Aussie” or Australian Club attracted attention and amusement with its large dunking tank. “It was super fun to dunk Matt,” said Bridget Cannaday, an ICS

major from Idaho. “We work together and often give each other a bad time. So when they asked me if I wanted to try, I figured I would just be donating $2. But the first time I got really close and the second time—Shabam! I hit it and dunked him!” Besides the dunking both, people guessed how many candies were in a jar to win candy prizes. Another booth run by the Latino Club offered a creative contest. It challenged students to test their taste buds on three different types of peppers varying from mild to

Singers in the “So You Think You Can Sing” competition entertain students. Pictured right to left are Crosby Curry, Ikaika Fowlke, Kirin Tamang, who won the contest, and Iriapa Williams.

very hot. The Social Work Club table sought to provide entertainment and a way to give to those in need. Its booth included a questionnaire, where participants had the chance to win a one-hour massage at Alialani Day Spa, two movie tickets at Laie Cinemas, or dinner for two at North Shore Tacos. Ten percent of the proceeds from their table went to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Students in the Chinese Club offered badminton, mahjong, ping-pong, and marbles for games. Prizes included a giant bubble tube or a giant lollipop. The Psychology Club allowed guests to tie-dye T-shirts with varying colors and patterns. The Food Services area was busy from the moment it opened to the very end of the fair. Funnel cakes were the first prod-

uct to sell out. “I’ve been looking forward to the funnel cakes for weeks, ever since I saw the fair poster. When I got there at 6, they hadn’t arrived yet. When I came back after the school play, they had run out. I was so disappointed,” said Raylis Cook, a TESOL major from Utah. The Food Services menu also included hot dogs, nachos with chili, churros, curry bowls, pretzels, and bubble drinks. To introduce the vocal competition, Men’s Chorale “Sound Waves” performed arrangements of Billy Joel’s, “For the Longest Time,” and Adele’s, “Rolling in the Deep,” to which the group wrote its own parts. After an unexpected flash mob by the BYUH Dance Club, Nathan Fuluvaka kicked off the night by singing Beyonce’s “Halo.” Seven students performed for “So

You Think You Can Sing,” including Kirin Tamang, who won the competition overall. Tamang was overwhelmed by the win and thanked her friends who banded together to support her. “I just decided to try out for fun. I never thought I would actually win!” Before the winner was announced, George Spencer Tobias, the previous year’s winner appeased the crowd with some Alicia Keys while the text-in votes were tallied up. Towards the end of his song, the Little Circle was cleared when students ran away from a sudden downpour. The rain forced students to seek cover under the festival booths. BYUHSA is working on a similar event to take place next semester. Stay tuned for information on BYUH’s Got Talent. - Et h an To led o & St ep hany France November 15, 2012


Laie’s Yoga Girl

Lundquist helps others relax through yoga


Above and top right: Bree Lundquist and her yoga class students do yoga on the beach. Photos contributed by Bree Lundquist

“Everyone needs yoga. Guys too. Professional surfers do it everyday.” -Bree Lundquist


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ree Lundquist fell in love with yoga as young girl and is now teaching it Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Old Gym at 6 p.m. along with a class on Wednesdays at 6 a.m. on Temple Beach. Lundquist teaches students how to relax and cope with stress while trying to balance work and school. “Everyone needs yoga. Guys too. Professional surfers do it everyday,” said Lundquist. “Yoga can make working out so much easier. It stretches and strengthens muscles too. It is more for before working out, warming up your body, but comes just as beneficial after stretching out in the different positions.” Lundquist began practicing yoga when she was 12 while training to be a figure skater. “Yoga was my cross training and I ended up falling in love with it,” Lundquist said. “When I was 15, I got a deal to do hot yoga. When I was 17, they offered me teacher training, which took me 13 weeks. My manager got me a deal. Usually to become a

certified instructor it costs over $2,000.” In the second week of this semester, Lundquist found a friend who asked her to teach a class at Temple Beach. After speaking with Edna Owan at Educational Outreach, she started teaching on campus. She soon got certified and has started taking over the Tuesday and Thursday classes in addition to her Wednesday morning class. “If I do yoga in the morning, I'm more carefree. In class, you should not care what happens after class or what happened before class. I'm always living in the present, never dwelling on the past or future unless it is important. Yoga has helped me a lot in life I would be so much more stressed without it,” said Lundquist. In her class, Lundquist tells her students this is their hour. It’s a time to focus solely on themselves in body, mind, and spirit. “Spending time feeling, so into your body, you begin to realize what it wants,” said Lundquist.

Her yoga classes are divided into Usanas-poses, Pranyana- breathing, and Yamas-train of thought. Sun salutations are also performed in classes to give thanks to the sun for the light it gives and to warm up the body, getting the spine loose and the heart rate up. Part of yoga, Lundquist said is a belief in a higher power. “Planting yourself with the Earth. Believing what you give to the Earth, the Earth gives back. Give more than what you have. Karma. Feeling the connection. The whole thing is a prayer, giving thanks for your body and the Earth.” Lundquist wants her students to feel comfortable, she said. “I always put on calming music. That is one of the most fun parts of being a teacher is picking the playlist. I usually like to start with a classical beginning, in the middle, a little bit upbeat song, and at the end, a song with no words so nothing distracts during mediation.” Lundquist said she wants her students to leave feeling positive. “I noticed in class that everyone is just nicer. Everyone is just happy and cheery in Yoga class.” Lundquist described how she feels when practicing the Yamas and Shavasna yoga styles. “I feel my body taken away from my mind. Sound feels so distant. I can't feel anything on my body. It as if I am here, but

I'm not listening. It is only me. Acquiring full Shavasna is hard, so to start I tell my students to just let their minds go. Let every thought go by acknowledging your thoughts just don't focus on them.” Lundquist said she believes in the power of reiki. Reiki, she explained, is the energy that everyone has in his or her bodies, either negative or positive energy that can be passed on to others. “If I have a bad day and carry any negative energy with me, I will not adjust my students because I do not want to pass on that negative energy,” said Lundquist. Yoga in America has become very Westernized. Lundquist described how in Buddhist cultures, people grow up with yoga and learn to be in positions for hours. They can often do head stands for 15 minutes or longer. “They would look at us doing yoga and think that's not yoga,” Lundquist joked. Lundquist still loves to ice skate as well as do yoga. When asked if she still plans to keep it up, she said, “I started to get back into it at the beginning of the year but Hawaii doesn't have a lot of ice,” she said.

“Planting yourself with the Earth. Believing what you give to the Earth, the Earth gives back. Give more than what you have. Karma. Feeling the connection. The whole thing is a prayer, giving thanks for your body and the Earth.” -Bree Lundquist

- Alec Barn ey Top left and right corner: Bree Lundquist teaches yoga on Temple Beach and for BYU-Hawaii’s Educational Outreach. She has been doing yoga since she was 12. Photos by Becca Haws November 15, 2012


Finding the balance Students manage schoolwork stress


rying to balance work, personal time, and big tests often causes BYU-Hawaii students mental stress. While stress in moderation can work as a good motivator, too much can make life as a student difficult. Erekson Short, a junior in psychology, makes sure he always has at about an hour set aside just for personal time. “I go online to watch a movie, or go in my room and just chill, maybe take a 20-minute nap, anything. I could even just go to the Seasider and get a quick snack.” Taylor Bobbitt, a freshman in psychology, said, “For every hour of homework, you need to do one hour of something mindless.” Bobbitt suffers from some stress, although she said some of it is self inflicted. But she also has her ways to get around it. “Usually when I procrastinate my reading, I have to do an entire chapter right before. I read like a third of it, and I spend like 20 minutes doing something. Then I read another third of it, and spend another

20 minutes doing something. If you read it all at once, then you don’t remember it because it’s just all crammed in there. You have to do it in chunks.” Short suggested to relieve stress to “start on bigger projects earlier in the semester. And when you are working, take 10 minutes out of an hour to just relax.” The Website says, “Stress can build up and get the best of you when you don’t feel confident that you have the resources to manage the demands in your life.” Having excess stress can lead to delaying work, and while procrastination may work short-term, it will only lead to more stress in the future. Instead, try some of these tips from • Remember classes come to an end • Take a 5-10 min. walk every hour • Stay hydrated • Eat well • Watch or read something funny • Get enough sleep, preferably seven hours

Short said, “if you have an easy day, you can get a lot of homework done and have relaxing breaks here and there. Bobbitt advised, “Try to do things the day they’re assigned or get started on it. Do it piece by piece until its due. It’s absorbed by your brain little by little so you’re more likely to remember details.”

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Three of Hawaii’s top R&B reggae artists are coming to Polynesia for one exciting show. Micah G will be performing A“ pple of My Eye” and “Take a Chance.” While Maui’s Kalisi and Lia Live will be singing hits including “It Don’t Get Better Than This.” For tickets, call 293-3333 or visit $15 General Admission $10 Annual Pass Holders



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Color Run

5K Runners were doused with color Color Run is an event “that allows people to

come together and celebrate the colorful and positive aspects of life. -Princess-Lea Grohse


eoples’ faces were plastered with colors at the first ever Color Run in Honolulu, Saturday, Nov. 3. The event raised more than $400,000 alone from charging $50 per entry, according to Color Run event staff. “The Color Run is a fun way of raising money and awareness for cancer research,” said F. Matthew LotoMau Sotogi, a graphic design major from Melbourne, Australia. “It’s a normal 5-mile run with a twist. When we arrived, there were a lot of people already participating and getting involved with throwing the color powder around. Young, old and different sizes were there to enjoy the day. Many BYUH kids were there as well. They all seemed to be enjoying the moment. At the end we were all covered in color, but I was glad that the money spent was going towards a great cause,” said Sotogi. Students were excited for the opportunity to gather together for a cause. “The color run was great. Though there was no actual meaning to each specific color, people of

People throw color into the air after the first Color Run in Honolulu. It raised more than $400,000 for cancer research. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Young

different cultures were able to come together to celebrate life. It created unity with one another and showed that although we come from around the world we’re able to become one. The Color Run raised money for cancer awareness, which hits close to home for me, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to be apart of a great cause,” said Jen Amitoelau, a business marketing major from West Jordan, Utah. “At first I thought that throwing bags of colored powder was going to be boring, but after experiencing this event, I was absolutely glad my friends convinced me to go. The enthusiasm through fun and colorful games sparked a whole new positive perspec-

tive for me, even all the more satisfying, knowing that it was all for a good cause. Color Run is an event that allows people to come together and celebrate the colorful and positive aspects of life. I highly recommend you try it as well,” said Princess-Lea Grohse a psychology major from Pago, American Samoa. The color is 100 percent natural, reports the Color Run Website. It describes the color as actually edible and high in calories, though it can be eaten, it is not suggested. The colors thrown were yellow, pink, orange, green, and blue and each had their designated zone. This 5k race is for hard-core runners, joggers, and morning walkers. People of all ages from elementary children to seniors participated in the race. After the U.S. tour, the Color Run plans to take its 5k race to Australia next summer in 2013. -Ale c Barne y November 15, 2012


Alia Lani Day Spa offers rest and relaxation for Koolau region

A day spa has opened at the Laie Shopping Center offering guests and locals alike a place to unwind in massage therapy sessions. Alia Lani Day Spa, owned and operated by Emily Murphy-Tafiti, hopes to release the tensions of those living on the North Shore. Murphy-Tafiti is an experienced masseuse having been in this field for the past 15 years. She has taken numerous massage classes and apprenticeships to become a professional massage therapist. She has been practicing massage therapy since 1998. “I went massage school. It was a year program. I went when I was 17 years old. I was the youngest in my class,” MurphyTafiti recalled. She took night classes so that she could look after her daughter during the day. “I completed the training. It was an intense program. Everything that you can think of we learned in our program.” In addition to the basic training of massage therapy, she also did a clinical program where she massaged the public for free. After practicing and refining the art of massage, in 2003 Murphy-Tafiti worked in Las Vegas for a massage therapy school there as an educational manager. She moved to Hawaii two years later. Murphy-Tafiti said she doesn’t want to limit the reach of Alia Lani only to the community of Laie. “We can service the whole Ko’olau region.” Alia Lani also provides employment and economic benefit. “One of my focuses has been to hire employees that live in Laie. It’s been great that I can find local therapists.” Her thinking behind this plan is to help the economy here in Laie by making sure the jobs here in the community are offered to

the people who live here so that they “can maintain the lifestyle and clientele,” Murphy-Tafiti said. “That helps us as well. It’s kind of a give and take.” As far as massage goes, “I enjoy it,” Murphy-Tafiti said. “This community really needs an avenue to receive massage that is affordable,” she added. Murphy-Tafiti is a busy person herself. Being a full-time student, spa owner, and mom, as well as balancing church callings gets hectic, she said. “Be aware of stressors in your life,” Murphy-Tafiti said. The best way to cope with stress is to recognize what is stressing you out, lack of sleep, spending too much time on Facebook, or on the phone. “I’ll help you relieve the stress, but your lifestyle is the same. Noting these lifestyle changes will make the real difference. Self-correct some of the things you’re doing. How you are internally is gonna determine what is externally happening to you,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to do massage,” Alia Lani Day Spa Massage Therapist Kelly Kaye said. “It’s stress relief for myself and helping someone else is ten times better.” The spa is named after Murphy-Tafiti’s two daughters, Alia and Lani. “I look forward to massage being in every doctor’s office,” Murphy-Tafiti said. Alia Lani is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and appointments are recommended. Its rates are $60 for Mecina, general relaxation massage, $65 for lomilomi, and $75 for deep tissue massage. If you book two or more appointments, massages can be at a $45 special rate. - d ylan-Sage wilcox

Thanksgiving Treats: Pilgrim Hats Forget basting turkey and peeling potatoes, these pilgrim hats are possibly the easiest Thanksgiving recipe ever created. They are great as an after dinner dessert or an appetizer before the feast. Guests will gobble them up. Ingredients: -Chocolate covered cookies; like Keebler fudge stripes or Oreo fudge creams. -Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups -Yellow Frosting

Directions: 12

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1. Squeeze a dollop of frosting in the middle of the cookie. 2. Place the Reese’s cup upside down on the cookie. 3. Circle the Reese’s with yellow frosting, and trace a square on one side. Ke Alaka‘i


TheseThanksgiving Thanksgiving pilgrim hats are easy hat to make and fun to eat. These pilgrim treats Photo by Mei Yin are easy to make and fun to eat. Photo

Men of Movember BYUH students and staff grow mustaches to support cancer awareness for men

Not all students share the same mustache enthusiasm. Nathan James, from Sydney, Australia, majoring in international business and human resources, said, “I never had a mustache before and it feels terrible, I just want to keep it for the month of wife likes it and doesn’t mind it.” BYUH faculty also want to get in on the action. David Keala, the director of Food Services from Maui, said, “My wife wanted me to have [a mustache] years ago.

to show awareness for “It’sprostate cancer and I like mus-

ovember has become a global phenomenon that raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. BYU-Hawaii students and staff members are growing out their mustaches to rally the cause. William Barber, an English major from England, said, “The month of November is to raise cancer awareness for men, so it is a unifying way of showing support for those who struggle with cancer. It’s something different. In England we raise money for this charity, and it is a trial because after a week of growing the mustache I get really annoyed and I realize that I shouldn’t have done it in the first place. But at the same time, there are people that have to live with cancer forever.” Sister Mona Lee, an LDS missionary from Southern California who serves in the BYU-Hawaii Office of Hono, said, “Mustaches should be neatly trimmed and should not extend beyond or below the corners of the mouth... Mustaches are in our standards, so go right ahead.” Men are encouraged to sign up for the campaign on the Movember Website and grow a mustache all month as living billboards and advocates for men’s health.


According to an article in Business Insider, Adam Garone the CEO and co-founder of Movember, said, “Men start off with a clean-shaven face the 1st of November and let their mustache grow for the next 30 days getting friends, family, and colleagues to donate to their mustache-growing efforts.” The concept of Movember started in 2003 while Garone was talking with his friends about mustaches and fashion trends. “They decided to bring the Mo (Aussie slang for moustache) back. So that year, 30 guys, myself included, participated in the first ever Movember,” said Garone. Since 2003, Movember has grown to over 1 million participants and raised over $300 million towards prostate and testicular cancer initiatives, according to Business Insider. It seems students are participating in this trend for the greater cause. Jordan Eror, a pre-med major from Kailua Village, Hawaii, shared his reasons behind growing a mustache. “It’s to show awareness for prostate cancer and I like mustaches. This is my first time growing one and so far I like it. I think I’m going to keep it and maybe next semester I’ll shave it.”

Students Zackary Zimmerman and Jordan Eror sport mustaches. Photos by Matt MacDonald

taches. This is my first time growing one and so far I like it. I think I’m going to keep it and maybe next semester I’ll shave it. -Jordan Eror

So I grew one; I’ve had it for 25 years. I tried to shave it a couple of times and the wife and kids didn’t like it, because they are not used to seeing me without it. I enjoy it.” Tim McDonald, a pre-professional biology major from Yucaipa, Calif., said, “I felt like growing a mustache late September. This is the longest I’ve had a mustache. I hate it and love it.....I hate it and I don’t want to shave it for some reason that I can’t explain.” BYUH ladies have an opinion on mustaches as well. Sophie Lu, from Taiwan a double major in HTM and marketing, said, “It depends. Some people look good with mustaches, but others, if they don’t know how to clean it or make it look nice, it looks weird. It’s better to not have a mustache in school it makes you look older.” Other people growing mustaches this month include Nick Offerman, the band “Foster the People,” four of the five Romney sons and Justin Bieber, according to Business Insider. More information about how to register and donate to the cause can be found at - jennife r he rre ra

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Seasiders sweep at Asia-Pacific Tournament The men’s and women’s basketball teams both came away with a two-game sweep at the Asia-Pacific Tournament. BYU-Hawaii hosted teams from China, New Zealand and Hawaii for the Asia-Pacific Tournament last week, which ended in delight and excitement for players and fans. The men’s team stared off with high scoring and a fast-paced game plan that had them up 44-23 at half time against Ningbo University of China. The game ended in a very lopsided victory for BYUH with a 90-58 win. This tournament was the first competition of the year and the Seasiders also got 14

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to see the talents of the freshmen and new transfer players who will hopefully be leading the team for seasons to come. The Lady Seasider’s were also victorious in their opener, cruising to a 96-68 win over Tahiti. Shayla Washington started off her season with a double-double, scoring 27 points and getting 11 rebounds; she also had 5 steals. The long ball was dished out in heavy doses against Tahiti going 10-27, Brooke Beckstead accounting for six threepointers in the victory. The tournament had a surprise visit from a Harry Potter impersonator who, with his magic wand, would do his best to stop

the other teams from scoring. The Hogwarts hopeful was Halston Wood, a freshman from Boise, Idaho, who commented, “There are some people without school spirit, and without school spirit, the wand doesn’t always work. The wand might not have an immediate affect, but it noticed [the increase in school spirit] later on.” The second game for the Lady’s was against Auckland University of Technology, in which the Seasider’s took the lead and never looked back. This outing showed yet another stellar performance from Washington, as she again filled the stat sheet with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Pictured are players, No. 1- Pablo Coro, No. 10-Junior Ale, and No. 14-Brody Berry. Middle: Students cheer on the team with one fan, Halston Wood, even waving his Harry Potter want to help out the team. Photos by Matt MacDonald.

For the men, Bracken Funk helped the team by grabbing 22 rebounds to go along with his 15 points. Funk commented about the match up against New Zealand, “They are a big physical team, and it’s good to see how we stack up. There were some nerves involved and that is something that we need to work on if we want to be a good team.” As the game clock winded down, tempers flares on both sides of the court and the physicality escalated. Bracken commented, “I don’t think it got out of hand. It was just a bunch of guys that wanted to win.” The men’s team continued its

impressive play against New Zealand in the Upcoming Men’s Games hard-fought and intense match up that had 11/16 Central Washington the crowd on their feet for the final minutes 11/17 Seattle Pacific (WA) of the game. It was all but over when in the final minute, Junior Ale took off on a fast 11/20 Oakland City (IN) break and completed a three-point play that 11/23 Montana State-Billings put the game out of reach, securing the 93-85 12/1 Hawaii Pacific victory for the Seasider’s and a 2-0 showing 12/8 Urbana (OH) in the tournament. The next home game for the men 12/13 Cedarville (OH) is on Friday, Nov. 16 vs. Central Washington *All games start at 7:30 p.m. in the CAC, and the women’s next game is No. 20 vs. Oakland City. - Mat t h ew Bled so e November 15, 2012


this trial “Throughout I have learned like never before how God is mindful of us on a personal basis. -Jared Lee

Holding on with faith

Jared and Caitlin Lee, lost their infant son to cystic fibrosis and are organizing a 5K along the bike path on Dec. 1 to help raise money for CF research. Photo by Mei Yin

feeding tips to go home and try. If conditions did not improve, the doctor wanted them to come back that afternoon. When Holden’s health worsened, the doctor had Holden X-rayed, and after discussing the results with a neonatologist at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, he sent him to the emergency room. The next 24 hours were a whirlwind, said Jared. “Our son was getting more needles and IVs stuck in him than I think I’ve had in my entire life. It was torture for us to see him go through it, and we wanted nothing more than to take his place. Our parental instincts were on overdrive. As we met with several different pediatricians and specialists trying to diagnose Holden’s condition, each gave us possible explanations for why he wasn’t digesting his food and each one asked if we had a family history of cystic fibrosis. Neither of us knew what it was and answered no. That night around midnight they gave Holden a barium X-ray, which involved guiding a tube up his nose and down into his GI tract in order to get a clearer picture of what

was keeping him from digesting his food. He was later admitted into a pediatric ward of the hospital.” After a sleepless night and several other visits from various specialists, Holden got a visit from a surgeon. The surgeon explained Holden’s prognosis from the X-rays and suggested he be put into surgery. As the surgeon arranged for Holden to be taken to the operating room, Jared administered a priesthood blessing to him that the surgery would go well and the doctors would find out what was wrong and fix it. After the operation, the surgeon came to consult with them in a small conference room. The look on his face said it all, described Holden’s parents. The surgeon explained the procedure, and how he removed Holden’s appendix and rearranged his intestines. Holden, he said, had a bad case of meconium ileus; a thick blockage in his intestine that was not allowing anything through. He went on to explain this condition was most often found in babies with cystic fibrosis. “It still did not mean much to me,

Lees raise awareness for cystic fibrosis in the community


After a healthy pregnancy, the first son of Jared and Caitlin Lee, Holden was born fullterm on May 20, 2012. At the risk of sounding cliché, Jared and Caitlin described him as “absolutely perfect. Ten fingers, ten toes, and unusually handsome and alert for a brand new baby, but he was perfect beyond his good look,” said Jared. “He had a very special spirit about him and everyone who met him or saw pictures of him felt the same way.” Like many first-time parents, Caitlin and Jared would panic over every sneeze, cry, spit-up or any other sign that their baby was in pain or unhealthy. The nurses would kindly reassure them he was fine and they were doing a great job as parents. With a clean bill of health, Holden went home on May 22. Their mild concerns escalated at home when Holden increasingly spit up everything he ate, had no poopy diapers and showed signs of discomfort. He soon lost his appetite altogether. The next morning, Jared and Caitlin took Holden to the Kahuku clinic. The pediatrician offered them a few Ke Alaka‘i

but I knew we didn’t like it,” said Jared. Back in the pediatric ward, Jared and Caitlin learned from the hospital’s pulmonologist that cystic fibrosis (CF) was a genetic disease most commonly found in Caucasians. The defective gene causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, causing frequent, life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Jared described how he and Caitlin felt: “Our world came crashing down on us that day. The life we had envisioned for our son was now going to be altered by pills, lung infections, daily breathing treatments, and worst of all, a dramatically reduced life span. Questions flooded my mind. It just did not make sense. Caitlin and I were perfectly healthy. How could we give our son this disease? How could this happen to us? “We spent the next week and a half with Holden in that hospital,” said Jared. “Holden’s body did not respond well to the surgery and was transported to the NICU where they could give him better care. Caitlin and I learned to accept the CF. We knew we would love him and give him the care he needed regardless of his health. I kept telling the doctors, ‘We’ll worry about CF later, just make it so we can take our son home.’” Jared and Caitlin updated the outside world about Holden’s condition through social media and said they received an overwhelming response of love and concern. Entire wards fasted for Holden to get better. His name was on the prayer roll of at least a dozen temples, described Jared. Prayers from various faiths were being offered for him all over the world. Jared said, ”I had never seen anything like it. Caitlin and I both felt that angels were constantly attending to him in that NICU. “Every ounce of our faith was put into our prayers and priesthood blessings. We were certain that if Heavenly Father willed it, Holden would come home with us no matter

what odds the doctors gave him. When we discovered after Holden’s second surgery that he would not live much longer, I did not really believe the surgeon. It wasn’t until I received a personal witness that Heavenly Father had a greater work for Holden to perform that I accepted that we would not be taking our son home. The difficult thing that we are learning now is that we are not always going to understand His will, but we are blessed when we submit to it. I always think of Nephi’s response to the angel when he said, ‘I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.’ It comes down to trusting our omniscient Father in Heaven. I don’t think He would have done anything to my family that would adversely affect our eternal happiness. Throughout this trial I have learned, like never before, how God is mindful of us on a personal basis,” said Jared. “I have a remarkably special family,” Jared said. “Instead of Caitlin and I trying to coach him through his life, hoping that he does not fall victim to the evils of this world, Holden is the one guiding us and cheering us on from beyond the veil. He is a much more effective coach to us than we

ever could have been to him. Holden plays an integral role in our family and he always will. We are extremely proud of him for accomplishing so much in so little time.” Jared and Caitlin’s connection to more than 30,000 Americans (70,000 worldwide) who suffer from CF did not live and die with Holden. Jared declared, “As our son’s spirit lives on, so does our fight against this disease.” In honor of Holden, Jared and Caitlin Lee are organizing the Cystic Fibrosis 5K Fun Run to raise awareness of the disease, and to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. When the CFF was founded in 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, thanks to wise investments by the foundation in CF research and care, the median predicted age of survival for people with CF is now more than 37 years.” The CF5K is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 on the Malaekahana bike path. It begins at 8:30 a.m. on the grassy field at the start of the path on Wahinepee Street. The entrance fee is $5. To learn more about cystic fibrosis and the cystic fibrosis foundation, visit - Mat t Bled so e and Jare d Le e

Jared and Caitlin Lee shown with their newborn Holden, who had cystic fibrosis and lived two weeks. Photo courtesy of Jared Lee November 15, 2012


Sports Update Lady Seasiders finish strong


The BYU-Hawaii women’s soccer team’s season came to an end with a 1-0 loss to Seattle Pacific in the opening round of the NCAA II West Regional Tournament. The Seasiders gave up an early goal and could not come up with the equalizer as they finished the season with a record of 10-5-3 overall. Seattle Pacific’s Heather Young looped a shot over the head of Seasider goalie Megan McCain just 12:03 into the contest for the game’s only goal. BYUH, out-shot 22-11 by the Falcons for the game, nevertheless had chances to tie the game with five shots on goal. The Seasiders best shot to tie came with just six-and-a-half minutes to play but McKenzie Evan’s shot hit the crossbar. Brittney Evans led the Seasiders with five shots, three of them on goal and McCain


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saved eight shots on goal for BYU-Hawaii. The match marked the third time BYU-Hawaii has appeared in the NCAA II Tournament, in each even-numbered year since 2008, and each game has resulted in a 1-0 loss for the Seasiders.


The Seasider volleyball team moved up to a tie for fifth in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) rankings released today. The Seasiders moved up from eighth in the poll after splitting two matches last week, including a road loss to Division I seventh-ranked University of Hawaii and a conference win over UH-Hilo to complete an unbeaten Pacific West Conference slate, to improve to 21-3 for the season and 16-0 in the PacWest. The Seasiders increased their point total in the poll from 597 to 652 and received two votes for the top spot this week. They are ranked five spots ahead of Pacific West

No. 17, Britteny Evans, goes for a ball. Photo by Bart Jolley

Conference foe Fresno Pacific, who moved up to No. 10, and 15 ahead of conference member Grand Canyon. BYUH is the highest ranking team in the West Region and completed the regular season as the PacWest conference champions. The regional tournament will be announced on Nov. 18.

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‘Curious Savage’ Campus comedy brings laughs and tears The BYUH Fine Arts Department put on the comedic play “Curious Savage” to the enjoyment of all those in attendance at the McKay Auditorium on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nov. 8-10. “The ‘Curious Savage’ is about a woman named Mrs. Savage, who is sent by her not-so-nice step children to a mental


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Florence, played by Makenzie Head, talks to her “children.” Photo by Zach Konecki

institution, but she is not really crazy. Her children are determined to take the $50 million her husband left her, but her friends at the institution help her to keep it,” said cast member Benjamin Bates, a freshman majoring in English from Hawaii. “I really enjoyed the play. It was funny and I may have cried a little,” said

Stephanie Young, a junior from Oregon majoring in social work. Cast members received praise from audience members following the production. “I got a lot of comments from the audience members that were really touched with the message of the play, and that was a humbling experience,” described Bates. “I think the central message leads us as an audience to look closer at these kinds of people in mental institutions; we realize that they are truly people with goals and dreams.” Much of the work to make the play possible takes place behind the scenes. “My job was to work on detailed props, and make sure the people were in the right spot at the right time, making sure everything was running smoothly. I just enjoyed putting it all together and seeing it as a finished project,” said Rebecca Larcabal, a junior studying graphic design from Southern California. Auditions will be held next month for the Fine Arts musical.

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Brigham Young University - Hawaii

University of Hawaii - Manoa

Monday, November 26, 2012 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:30 am to 2:00 pm Legacy Path

Aloha Center (ACR), Room 155/165

(across from William S. Richardson School of Law)

Admissions Information Panel 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm William S. Richardson School of Law Classroom 2, 1st floor

Meet law school representatives in Hawaii. Ask questions about Admissions and Financial Aid. Admission is free.

HAWAII CARAVAN Leeward Community College

Hawai‘i Pacific University

University of Hawaii - Hilo

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Friday, November 30, 2012 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Outdoor Library Concourse

Fort Street Mall (In front of the Office of Student Life)

Mo’okini Library Lanai

Admissions Information Panel 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm HPU Career Services Office, Conference Room 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 502

SCHOOLS ATTENDING: California Western School of Law

Southwestern Law School

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Chapman University School of Law

University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law

Charlotte School of Law

University of La Verne College of Law

Drexel University School of Law

University of Oregon School of Law

Florida Coastal School of Law

University of San Francisco School of Law

Gonzaga University School of Law

University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law

Lewis & Clark Law School

University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Loyola Law School Loyola Marymount University

Western State University College of Law

Loyola University New Orleans

Whittier Law School

Santa Clara University School of Law

Widener University School of Law

Seattle University School of Law

Willamette University College of Law

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