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Great Ideas Exchange Students are inspired to change the world 8

Best Kept Secrets Interesting classes on campus 10

Foodfest Clubs dish up their favorite food 14

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November, 2011 • Volume 98: Issue 9 Kent carollo


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M ei Yi n Dewey Ke i t h ly B a r t Jo l l ey

Mic h ae l Gulde n Ste ph an ie T s e C o n o r Riley A n n e N e ls o n

Students and guest panelists discuss great ideas during the ‘Think Tanks’ portion of the annual Great Ideas Exchange. Photo by Bart Jolley.

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2008 Amer i ca’s Ju ni or Mi ss speaks on t he impo r t ance of Modest y

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part of Asia/Pacific Basketball, 10 Asa game between BYUH and New


Zealand will take place in the CAC at 8 p.m. There is a charge of $5.00 per person or free for BYUH students with student ID.

NOTE WORTHY news headlines

Simon’s hilarious comedy 10 Neil “Rumors” directed by BYUH

boats or swimmers will be 12 Noallowed in the water in front of a

half-mile stretch of Waikiki due to security for the Hale Koa Hotel, where Obama is hosting the leaders’ diner. Officials point out APEC is expected to bring in millions in revenues for Hawaii.



Craig Ferre will be in the Auditorium Thursday through Saturday November 10,11,12, 2011. Tickets can be purchased at the Aloha Center Information Desk.

the week in


“Why on Ear th is it ne ces sa r y to block surf in g / p u blic bea c hes through tax p aye r dol l ars to hold a co n f ere n ce in Wa i kiki? ” - Kel ly Slater, 11- tim e wo rld su r f i ng champion, on t h e APEC secur ity plans f or Wa i kiki (via Twitter ) . “I guarantee you there a re pi c t ures of you on th e I nt e r ne t a nd in pr int that futu re gen e ra ti on s will see. You d on ’t wa n t to b e embar rassed of t he way you dressed when yo u we re in hi gh school and college.” -L i ndsey Br inton, winn e r of the 2008 Amer ica’s Ju nior M is s Pa geant from Salt La ke Cit y, Ut a h on the impor tan ce o f dress ing modestly. “I t sh ould be impac t fu l, it shou ld be scar y...I h o p e it doesn ’t scare peopl e, bu t on the other hand, I h o p e it does.” -Tw i light actress Kr is t en S tewar t on the shock ing bir t h scene in the upcom ing “B rea k i ng D awn” movie.

Various Websites on the Internet allow customers to find cheaper flights. Photo by the Associated Press

To p Si t es t o f i nd you r f l i g h t Airfare expenses might have you on the look out for booking advice. Anna Leah Fifita, a senior in intercultural cultural studies from Colorado suggested, “Ask travel services on campus. Sometimes they can hook you up with really good deals.” Lindsey Kubo Stauffer, a BYUH alumnus, advised “Try airfare watchdog! They usually have some hidden deals that aren’t advertised on the web. Most of their deals are at a great price.” This is a list of a few travel websites to make your search a little easier. Don’t let the stress of booking flights prevent you from having a great visit or vacation, here are our top ten sites for planning your trip. Kayak: Claims the world’s largest travel search site where you can find many of best suppliers on hotels, flights and cars to make sure you get cheap and best deal price. Overall a comprehensive and easy to navigate interface.

Airfare Watchdog: Airfare deals & money-saving tips from airfare experts, good for searching for current deals. Mobissimo: Claims to be the world’s most comprehensive travel search engine in which the company deals with some of the biggest suppliers such as Expedia, Priceline, and Hotwire. Momondo: Mainly focus on a search engine for flights includes more than 4000 high-speed trains in Europe. Wego: The site search 150 + travel websites in sort, filter and compare results. Kinkaa: Search for discount tickets and cheap airfare below. You can compare big 7 providers with over 600 airlines. Searchable in multiple languages. Dohop: With this site, you can find cheap flights and low cost connections from over 600 airlines. -Andre w Lyon November 10, 2011


teams. She is an accomplished pianist and has placed first in several state and international competitions. She has danced with the Joffrey Ballet and The Julliard School in New York City. She has been featured on several national news shows and in the New Era magazine. Brinton is now a student at Harvard University, majoring in bio-chemical engineering where she plays on the junior variety basketball team, sings in the University Choir and has performed with the Harvard Expressions Dance Company.

“I guarantee you there are pictures of you on the Internet and in print that future generations will see. You don’t want to be embarrassed of the way you dressed when you were in high school and college.” Lindsey Brinton speaks about modesty days before leaving for her mission. Photo by Bart Jolley

2008 America’s Junior Miss talks on modesty Lindsey Brinton, winner of the 2008 America’s Junior Miss Pageant from Salt Lake City, Utah, has used her success as a platform for advocating modest dress. Nov. 2, a week before leaving on her mission, Brinton spoke on campus and declared, “Making a daily commitment to modesty means that you will be on the front lines in the battle against Satan.” Dressing modestly has always been important to Brinton, she said, but she never imagined her example and efforts would eventually be a factor in her winning the Junior Miss title. It has also allowed her travel as a motivational speaker, a gig that’s taken her as far as St. Petersburg, Russia. During her presentation on campus, Brinton shared her testimony about dressing 4

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modestly and urged those in attendance to make it an important part of their own lives, even the males in the audience. “Men and boys need to care, and you can teach them to care,” Brinton said. “Men, let women know that modesty is important to you.” To the girls in the audience she said, “I guarantee you there are pictures of you on the Internet and in print that future generations will see. You don’t want to be embarrassed of the way you dressed when you were in high school and college.” Her pageant title is just one item on her list of accomplishments. In high school, Brinton was elected Student Body president and Homecoming queen. She also played on the varsity basketball and tennis

Pauline Uele, junior in social work from New Zealand, saw the poster in the Honor Code Office for the event and decided to check it out. Of the talk, she said, “It was inspiring. I’m big on modesty and it’s hard to find girls that keep their standards and are modest and still make it in the world.” Brinton performed two different piano numbers during her presentation. The audience watched as her quick fingers flawlessly executed the pieces with intense focus and precision. Brandon Ritchie from Las Vegas, Nev., and a BYUH alumnus, commented, “It’s refreshing to see people using their talents in representing the church for good in the media.” Emma Rodrigues, elementary education major from Wahiawa, Hawaii and junior vice president of the Student Honor Counsel, organized the event and said afterwards, “Knowing that people were able to benefit and have taken it to heart is the most rewarding part of something like this.” -Ambre e Kle mm

Mini MTC

breakfast, registration, district assignments, and, of course, companion assignments. The activity was split into four sesHannemann & Wheelwright sions. The first session focused on the question: “What is my purpose as a missionary?” speak to pre-missionaries with remarks from speaker Nathan McDonald and 1st Stake President Art Hannemann, The BYUH 1st Stake sponsored a Mini MTC who said, “The doctrine of the Savior, Jesus activity on Saturday, Nov. 5 that allowed Christ has to do with four things: Faith in students and young adults from the commu- the Lord, Jesus Christ, Repentance, Baptism, nity to come together to be taught and teach and the gift of the Holy Ghost. As a others about serving a mission. missionary, how well do you Erik Adams, a sophomore in biolunderstand the doctrines of ogy from Oregon, who helped organize the the gospel of the savior Jesus activity and mentor companionships, said, Christ? Our responsibility as “We wanted to inspire those who were missionaries is to understand planning to go on a mission to want to go.” the four principles of the gosWhen asked about what he thought was pel unto the saving of men.” most important in preparing for a mission, The remaining four Adams said, “I would say, focus on gaining a sessions brought companions testimony now and study the scriptures and and districts together to learn Preach My Gospel. Just be involved with mis- how to teach the first lesson in sionary work as much as possible.” Preach my Gospel, allowed for The activity started at 6 a.m. with private companion study and

role playing, where companionships worked together to teach the first lesson to “investigators.” Yuto Inamori, a freshman in finance from Japan, said, “It was great. it reminded me of when I was a missionary. There was a great spirit and it was good for those who are preparing to go on a mission. My favorite part was the role playing because that is what missionary work is all about, teaching the people.” Closing remarks were given by BYUHawaii President Steven Wheelwright after a well-earned break and lunch was provided at 11 a.m. to spiritually-full individuals with empty stomachs. -MAKENZIE HEAD Photo from

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A woman walks in front of the blocked off Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu on Nov. 8, where preparations continued for the APEC Summit. Photo by AP

Traffic spikes with Obama’s coming


raffic in Honolulu and Waikiki is expected to dramatically increase with the arrival of President Barack Obama. The arrival of the President for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference has

increased attendance to the Island’s capital, causing implications for drivers. With traffic and security increases, drivers may want to consider alternate travel routes when traveling to town to avoid the rush. Some BYUH students have already witnessed increased highway security measures. “I drove around through Mililani because I thought it would be less crowded,” said Jake Hanson, a senior in supply chain management from Nevada, “But coming back, I came through the Likelike because it was later and there was not much traffic.” Avoiding high traffic times and rush hours will help to cut the drive time. Even electing to take longer, less crowded, routes can cut down travel time. Drivers should become familiar with how highways connect and the surrounding surface streets to shorten drive time. Traffic cameras can be found for Honolulu online at traffic.htm. Keep in mind that some will not be working during the President’s stay. The KITV station provides online updates for traffic congestion on the roads at -AU STIN FACER


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Hippolite Wright said, “People are spiritual beings. The journey is to understand yourself in relation to the Lord. It is necessary to know yourself in order to help others.” Azeema Faizunnisa, a Muslim woman who also spoke at the meeting, said, “You can Service and a love for humanity were common achieve your reason for living if you think of themes of the Interfaith Women Panel Discusothers first, not do things because God tells sion held in Honolulu on Oct. 29. you, but because it’s the right thing to do.” At the meeting, BYU-Hawaii Vice She added that you do not have to follow one President of Student Development Services Debspecific religion to be a good human being. bie Hippolite Wright met with women of other Noelani Wilcox, a native Hawaiian faiths who are also therapists and counselors woman who was raised Catholic, said, “I don’t helping people in their communities. She said see womanhood as a liability. I found a lot of each woman, despite their faith, expressed a love strength. Regardless of your gender, we all have of the people that they serve and work for. a place.” Wilcox spoke about servitude and how Hippolite Wright had 10 minutes to no one is meant to be subservient. share her insight about women and spirituality as The American Association of Pastoral a Maori Latter-day Saint at the event. Counselors Pacific Region and the Counseling &

Hippolite Wright speaks at women’s faith discussion

Community Chickens: Pests or Pets? An on-going and internal battle can be found across Laie: Are the local chickens a fixture of this community or an over-population problem? The history is interesting and the arguments for both sides plentiful, a site dedicated to providing local based information to curious Internet users says, “Most sources on the subject agree that chickens were brought to the islands by Polynesian settlers. They were domesticated and appreciated by Hawaiians and over the years chickens have had a very stable population. Despite the later introduction of predators, the chickens continue to thrive.” Students have formed their own opinions on the matter. Barbara Shelton is a sophomore majoring in business and has lived in various places in the rural south. She said, “I personally believe they are pesky pets because they are so hard to control and take care of, which is fine for country town but not a city.” Jared Young, a junior majoring in psychology from Texas, disagrees with Shelton. He joked, “I hate how everyone complains about the chickens. I love chickens. This Tuesday will be the fourth month of the most fulfilling relationship of my life with a local hen. She is loving and witty and kinder than any human girl I’ve ever dated. Chickens are not pests.” While chickens in Laie may be considered

Debbie Hippolite Wright. Photo by University Relations

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somewhat bothersome, they’ve been a particular problem in Oahu as a whole. reports, “There is also a long history of cockfighting in Hawaii that on some level continues to support a decent sized chicken population. In recent years, there have been several attempts to collect the wild chickens, even city or island wide attempts to do so.” These attempts have been questionable to the public. According to a recent article on, “For the past nine years, Honolulu officials have paid publicly professed cockfighters a total of $480,000 in taxpayer dollars to respond to loose and nuisance fowl complaints. In the past, city officials have even stated that these contractors are most suited for the job because they are cockfighters—they know bird behavior the best, and have existing relationships with other fellow rooster-owning cockfighters.” As far as policies toward chickens locally in Laie, they follow patterns set in place but Honolulu and the State. On the Laie Community Association homepage, there are links to the Hawaii Humane Society, Honolulu City Ordinance: Animals and Fouls, and a letter regarding feral chickens from the State Department of Health. For more information concerning these resources, visit -Ma rissa Elde r

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Great Ideas G r e at i d ea s to y ield great rewards

Clockwise from left: Chris Wood presents his great idea during the final round of the exchange on Nov. 3. President Steven C. Wheelwright discusses ideas presented by students during the Nov. 2 Think Tanks event. Alfredo Solar Picazo addresses participants accompanied by other event organizers. Photos by Bart Jolley

gift certificates. These finalists have a great deal of success and tips The Great Ideas Exchange inspired students to change the world, gave from the PLC members, said Alfredo Solar Picazo, a sophomore in then the opportunity to present their ideas and have valuable coachaccounting from Queretaro, Mexico, who was one of the organizers. ing and insights from successful men and women in business, said One member of the PLC is helping a organizers. finalist get funding for their idea, he said. More than 350 BYU-Hawaii Picazo and other students “Students need to know that students assembled into 42 ‘Think Tanks” everything is possible. They need members of the “Think Team” have been on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Cannon working all Fall Semester on making the Activities Center. In the Think Tanks, to have a vision of what they Great Ideas Exchange a success. Picazo seven-nine students shared their ideas encourages every student to get involved want and become a doer by with other students and the mentors, in the next Great Ideas event because the comprised of BYUH alumni and friends making these ideas happen.” purpose is to help students change the of the University, such as the members of world. The goal is to “make people think -Alfredo Solar Picazo the President’s Leadership Council. and create for the world,” continued After their ideas were judged by faculty Picazo. “The Great Ideas Exchange gives and members of the PLC, the overall students the tools to succeed. PLC members help to guide and give 512 student’s ideas submitted were narrowed down to 14 finalists. advice to students. The feedback is precious because these are such The finalists presented their ideas in front of the school and received successful people. They can help perfect the ideas that students have.” 8

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Students like Aymie Haslam participated in the Great Ideas Exchange. Haslam, a senior in ICS from Canada, said, “I don’t think we got to explore each idea as much as I’d have liked, but we were limited on time.” She continued, “It got me thinking about what I can do to improve everyday things. My class talked about having good questions, and I think that’s key to the Great Ideas Exchange.” Savannah Scrimsher also found the event to be very useful. “It broadened my horizons to hear other people’s ideas, which gave me new ideas,” said Scrimsher, a freshman from Washington. “We got to hear a variety of ideas. The atmosphere was relaxed but still educational.” Picazo added, “Students need to know that everything is possible. They need to have a vision of what they want and become a doer by making these ideas happen.” He believes college students need to stop worrying about what will go on their resumes because with great ideas students can be the employers rather than employees. “Students at BYU-Hawaii can change the world with their ideas. This is a university that thinkers come from,” he said. In March, students will be able to design their own business plans for Empower Your Dreams. The business plans will allow students the opportunity to create their own businesses and receive financial aid in starting their own companies.

FINALISTS Seven winners were awarded $25 Surfin’ Tacos gift certificates: Shaun Nelson (campus Give & Take), Chris Wood (deaf music app), Oi Ue Vicki Wong (wedding gown rental website), Nathan Nestegard (skate board luggage), Maylene Haiola (healthy vending machines on campus). Ryan Weed (beach rentals out of vans), Daniel Bridge (pacing system) Seven Honorable Mention winner were awarded $10 Surfin’ Taco gift certificates: Joon Seon Lee (match making agency), Teagan Shurtleff (henna makeup line), Curtis Routson (skateboard website), Issa Black (language instant messaging website), Ashley Woolf (photos of children), Lukas Wiesner (GPs shows friends’ locations), Rafael Bertani (buying and selling cars on line)

- Suzan n e T UT T LE and e ll e n wynn Maylene Haiola, one of the finalists, speaks at the Great Ideas Exchange about her idea to have healthy vending machines on campus. Photo by Bart Jolley

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Special Interest Classes:

BYU-Hawaii’s best kept secrets Photos courtesy of University Relations and SXC.HU

BYU-Hawaii students may be surprised to know that their campus offers more than your average general education classes or electives. Take Communications for example, a field of study common for ICS majors. LeeAnn Lambert, advisor for Ke Alaka‘i teaches both Comm 211 Media Writing and Comm 323, a Multimedia Production class where students write and produce multimedia for the school news. In Comm 323, students “learn a bit about all the software we use at Ke Alaka‘i: Photoshop, InDesign, and Final Cut. They are both classes where your work could possibly and probably be published in print or online,” said Lambert. This semester, a number of remarkable international relations classes are being taught on campus that students may not be aware of. Dr. Rand Blimes is currently teaching courses in International Political Economy and Development as well as Conflict Bargaining and Management (POSC 362 and 364). “I highly recommend them—espe-


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cially if you are interested in doing international conflict or development work,” commented ICS Professor Chad Ford. Along the lines of politics and conflict, Professor Tina Akanoa is currently teaching a highly praised course about Con-

“My sensei was an 85 year old 4’0” man who could bend my arm into a pretzel.”

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flicts in the Pacific (POSC 390R). Feeling creative? BYU-Hawaii offers a clothing construction course taught by Marilee Ching (HEC 162). Teryl Soren teaches a costume construction course for the theater department (THEA 141). How about bowling for school credit in EXS 115, or learning how to save lives in EXS 164 “Life Saving”? Students weighed in on their favorite classes on campus. “Aikido,” said Donnie Winter, a junior from California studying

Business. “My sensei was an 85 year old 4’0” man who could bend my arm into a pretzel.” Multiple students recommended Dr. Kinghorn’s psychology Stress Management course. Others enjoyed Intro to Film Art, taught by Yifen Beus. “It was awesome,” shared former student Zachary Konecki. “We watched movies for homework.” Gifty Boateng, a senior studying ICS from Ghana said that IPB 400, a peacebuilding course where students learn to become professional mediators, was her favorite. “IPB 400 scares me sometimes, but I love it anyways. Dr. Ford just rocks,” she shared. HIST 365, or “Hawaiian History I-Pre-Western Contact to Kamehameha” teaches about the Hawaiian Islands and people from the time of first settlement to the rise and end of the Kamehameha dynasty. And you don’t have to be a business major to enjoy the entrepreneurship courses offered by the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship. Sign up for ENTR 275 or ENTR 375R to hear inspiring speakers from all over the world. -Taylor rip p y


Seasiders run best times at Cross Country Regionals

Both the men and women’s cross country teams returned from an 11-day trip to the mainland on Tuesday, having claimed 12th place respectively in this year’s NCAA Division Two West-Regional meet. After first competing in the Pac West conference meet in Phoenix, Ariz., the team traveled to Spokane, Washington to run in what would be the last meet of the season. The women’s team were first off the line on Saturday, Nov. 5, taking advantage of the inside starting box for the first six-hundred meters. The size of the race made for a brutally tight pack, which resulted in a lot of contact as the runners rounded the first turn. “The first 600 meters was so packed. There were people around all sides of you, and if you saw an opening you had to take it ,” said Katrina Kropushek, who came in fourth for the team and 88 overall.

The race was bitter sweet for half of the team, as it would be their last as Lady Seasiders. Graduating senior Lacey Krout came in first for the team and 37 overall with a personal record time of 22:46. Katie Buxton, who is also in her last year, finished in 22:47, placing 38th overall. Kelsey Royer finished in a time of 24:07 and placed 92 overall. Though the team placed considerably lower than last year, most team members felt that it was because of a higher level of competition rather than under performance on the part of the BYUH team. Veronica Camarillo, a freshman along with Kropushek, finished the race in 142 place with a time of 25:17 Weber State transfer Kassie Mcgonegal, ran the course in 23 :25 and placed 64th overall. The men’s team had a similar experience with their placement in the 10k

race, placing lower than last year despite several peak performances. Senior Justin Royer finished 22 seconds faster than his previous personal record, which was run on a track. Royer was the first Seasider to finish for the team, with Spencer Deavilla finishing just three seconds behind him. Both Royer and Deavilla’s times made the school’s record board. Matt Belliston came in strong with a time of 33:07 having benefitted from teaming up with teammate Nick Jones for the first six kilometers of the ten kilometer run. “Nick and I spent a lot of time during the race talking to each other about strategy and when to make our move.” Jones fell behind around the six-kilometer mark and was unable to continue past eight kilometers due to a calf strain. James Clay and Yuki Kitihara rounded out the pack with times of 33:57 and 34:22 respectively.

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Justin Royer leads the Seasider team at the cross country regionals in Spokane, Wash. Photo by Katie Buxton.

scored his first goal this year in the last game against Chaminade. The Senior Day game win against Chaminade University completed the men’s soccer program’s most successful season since its rebirth in 2006.


Women’s soccer season comes to a bittersweet end

Seasider Damon Nahoolewa plays in a rainy and wet final game of the men’s soccer team’s successful season. Photo by Bart Jolley

Men’s soccer season ends with success BYU Hawaii men’s soccer team fell to Hawaii Pacific University 3-0 on Nov. 2 in extremely wet and muddy conditions but finished the season strong with a 4-1 victory over Chaminade on Nov. 5. The team ended the season with an overall record of 9-7-2 and 5-5-2 in the PacWest Conference. Tyler Smedley, BYUH junior goalkeeper from Utah, had six major saves despite the terrible conditions in the HPU game. “The conditions were terrible for goalkeeping. When it rains like that it’s nearly impossible to get any traction for diving,” Smedley said, “But hey, I’m a kid at heart and what kid doesn’t love playing in the mud?” The Seasiders played tough through the conditions and had many close opportunities against HPU. The Chaminade game played more to the team’s strength with the team pulling off the win. Senior defender Aaron Drewery, a human resource major from England, said concerning the last game, “It was great way to end my senior year.” He continued, “We all played so well together which made us successful. To be able to end with a winning season and the most successful season at BYUH since 2006, is a great accomplishment.” Senior midfielder Kevin Fronk said, “It was an awesome season. Everyone on the team is such a great athlete and super cool to be with.” Fronk will graduate this December with a degree in business and hopes to play soccer after college. He ended the season by 12

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The Seasider Ladies’ loss on Nov. 2 to HPU 1-2 in a Pac West Conference game had implications on their post-season opportunities that could not be rectified by their 7-1 win against Chaminade on Nov. 5. The team was on the bubble of making it into the regional tournament, but barely fell short of their post season dreams. Grand Canyon needed to lose their last game, but dashed the Lady Seasiders’ dreams by pulling off a win. “[HPU] got a free kick they capitalized on, and then kind of sneaked one by us and caught us off guard in the first half,” said Abbie Lever about the Nov. 2 match. BYUH had beat HPU twice this season, so this loss was unexpected. “It was probably the most important game of the season,” she said. Abbie continued, “This year’s team has had a lot of challenges, along with a lot of learning moments. We have a lot of new girls that have been really good for us and have stepped up and played well. [Coach Ruegner’s] been really good. He’s brought a lot of new stuff and taught us a lot of new things. It’s a completely different coaching style, but I think its been good.” Concerning the Chaminade game, BYUH Sports Information reports, the “women’s soccer team brought the season to a close, defeating Chaminade 7-1 in a Pacific West Conference match. Senior Britt Edman scored three goals on senior day to lead the onslaught as the Seasiders finished the season.” Concerning the team’s coach, Brenna Rhoades added, “I like him. He’s smart and really dedicated and organized. Our team’s legit. We have our off days, but when we’re on, we’re really good. I think we can play with anyone.” “The girls have done a really good job and some of the results haven’t really shown what our true ability could have been,” said Coach Ruegner. “Overall, we’ve had an excellent season. We had some tough breaks, but that’s soccer; it’s not always the best team that wins.” As far as the future of the program, Rhoades said, “All the freshmen are super athletic; I think next year they’ll be really good.” Coach Ruegner added, “The girls have shown that they’re a really talented team, and this is always going to be a good program.” In the end, things felt bittersweet when the team completed their season with a record of 12-3-1 overall and 8-3-1 in the PacWest. - NATALIE DREWERY

five blocks for the Seasiders and Michelle Chen did her usual job of outstanding setting to the tune of 41 assists. Losaline Pula led the way defensively with 16 digs.” “We played hard and we played like a team,” said Ariel The Lady Seasiders manhandled their opponents into their games versus Dominican and Academy of Arts to claim the PacWest Confer- Hsu, a HTM major from Taiwan. “The skill is important, but having ence title. The particular flavor for Nov. 2 was 25-15, 25-11 and 25-12 good skill and good teamwork is best because volleyball is a team game.” Aika Becker, a biology major from Alaska added, “As a team, over Dominican in the CAC. we have a lot more athletic ability (as compared to last year) and we The domination continued as the Lady Seasiders defeated Academy of Arts 25-13, 26-24, 25-19 win on Nov. 4. They are ranked are more of a team this year because everyone contributes. We’re playing a lot more disciplined and more consistent as well. Our in the top two for the upcoming regional tournament. Leading the offensive onslaught against Dominican was Lau- defense has gotten a lot better and we are working on our weaknesses in practice so everything’s becoming more fine tuned.” ren Hagemeyer, who put away 16 kills along with Stella Chen’s 11 Becker, Losaline Pula, and Robin Beck were honored at seand Courtney Skagg’s 6. Lauren had 10 kills just in the second game. nior night for their dedication to the team. Concerning her time with Again, Michelle Chen had 40+ assists, and Losaline Pula was stalwart the Lady Seasiders, Pula, an EXS from Salt Lake City, Utah, said, on the back row with 13 digs. Aika Becker and Courtney Skaggs “What motivated me to come here was that it was like my second combined for eight blocks that helped limit Dominican to putting home. I grew up here in Laie before moving to Salt Lake City after only a handful of balls down all night. my dad graduated from BYUH.” Concerning the Academy of Arts game, BYUH athletics Pula also added, “Coach Navalta played a big part in why I reported, “Stella Chen hammered 21 kills, hit .367, came up with chose to come to this school.” Concerning her reasons for joining the ten digs, and put up three blocks to lead the Seasiders to the win. team, Pula said, “My favorite part about playing for BYUH was the Lauren Hagemeyer knocked down ten kills and put up three blocks atmosphere ...a great atmosphere with great supporters.” while Ariel Hsu added seven kills with no errors for a .538 hitting - NATHAN PACKER percentage to go with her four blocks. Courtney Skaggs contributed

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Tastes from around the world Foodfest offers culinary diversity


undreds of students and community members sampled the food and culture from around the world during BYUH’s annual Foodfest on Nov. 5. Not even the wind or rain could dampen the festivities put on by the various clubs and organization. “For me, this is the epitome of BYUHawaii,” said Paris Spillane, a senior in business management and English from Colorado. “Here, I can experience the diversity and take part in the culture of the world.” The experience was quite diverse, with foods being offered from places like Latin America, various islands in the Pacific, Europe, Africa and Asia. The foods ranged from crepes to Korean barbeque, empanadas to curry. Each booth had a steady stream of customers eager to taste the food from around the world. Siti Veni, a junior in political science from Fiji, has participated in Foodfest for three years cooking Fijian food for the event. “I feel privileged with the opportunity to share food with others and to offer people an opportunity to experience a little part of Fiji,” Siti said. Siti also commented that the timing of Foodfest was not optimal for everyone. He pointed out that it was not held on a pay week for students, which made finances strained for some. He added that with the additional stress of

a church conference, participants and volunteers were sparse. The food was a new experience for many who attended the event. “I had never imagined food like I saw here tonight, and it was really good,” said Megan Hansen, a freshman in mathematics from Kansas. Megan also took part in the entertainment that was held at the event. The event was accompanied by various musical performances from students and faculty. A student-composed band was formed just for the event. While the band did not have any official name, they loosely referred to themselves as the Filipinos. There was also dancing, both formal and informal. The Hip Hop Club presented a routine, and the salsa orchestra provided Latin music and dancing for those in attendance to both watch and participate in. The great attitude and feeling of jubilee was contagious; Anna Fifita, a junior in international cultural studies, described it as “witnessing the community and college come together around the cultural diversity of the students.” The money generated from Foodfest will go to support BYUH’s clubs and groups that were selling food. The set up and clean up of the event in the flag circle was done by volunteers from BYUHSA.

“I had never imagined food like I saw here tonight, and it was really good.” -Megan Hansen Above: A savory shrimp plate from the Taiwan Club was one of many offerings available at Saturday’s event. Photos by Bart Jolley

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