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Monday Oct. 8, 2012

Issue 3

Page 10: 19th Annual Ho’olaule’a rocks Hilo on Sept. 29, 2012

The Herald

The Herald THE STUDENT RUN & WRITTEN PUBLICATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I, H I L O A N D H AWA I ’ I C O M M U N I T Y C O L L E G E


Letter from the editor “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give (life) a meaning.” ─ Jean-Paul Sartre

EDITOR IN CHIEF Dorothy Fukushima

BUSINESS MANAGER Karyle Saiki

LAYOUT DESIGNERS Denarose Fukushima Anthony Hruza

STAFF WRITERS Keane Carlin Joie Colobong Dennis Fukushima Elizabeth Kekauoha Sarah Kekauoha Michael Pierron

WEBMASTER Alya Azman

AD MANAGER Heather Bailey

CIRCULATION MANAGER Meghann Decker

COPY CHIEF George Kekauoha

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Charlotte Schaupp

PHOTOGRAPHERS Yuta Momoki Bryan Patterson

STAFF ADVISOR

In an age where we are constantly plugged into some form of technology, time spent in social interactions with our fellow man has become less and less. We wear anonymity like a cloak and are emboldened to speak our minds without consequences. This can be both good and bad. It can be extremely liberating to express ourselves without fear of rejection or retaliation. On the other hand, we’ve become accustomed to not being held accountable for our words or actions. This habit of not feeling the need to be personally responsible for what we say and do can bleed out from cyberspace to the real world. In this issue we explore several subjects where people are given the chance to be proactive and positively affect our future. The second part of the Kanilehua fiasco offers the point of view of Campus Center as to why last year’s editions were not printed. As it turns out, there are several parties that must exercise fiscal responsibility when having publications printed. All parties involved are now working to get last year’s editions sent out, so that the students may relish in their accomplishment. Also featured in this edition is a look at the university’s role in promoting sustainability by sponsoring zero waste events. Students and Recycle Hawaiʻi teamed up to recycle as much waste as possible to keep it out of landfills. Here, both the students and the community take it upon themselves to make positive steps toward change to conserve our environment. Finally, the mayoral debate between incumbent candidate Billy Kenoi and former mayor Harry Kim is highlighted. As Election Day nears, it’s important that voters be aware of the community issues that drive each candidate. It’s our responsibility as voters to choose a candidate that will help the Big Island grow. It is my hope that these stories will remind readers of the importance of having a sense of personal responsibility. It will help us to become better people and allow us to have a positive impact on our environment and future. Enjoy the read! Dorothy Fukushima Editor in Chief

Table of Contents NEWS 3| Student Services Building 4| Children in the library 5| Sea turtles off the endangered list 6| The mayoral debate Arts & Community 7| Rabbit on the moon comic 8|American Filipino Heritage Month 9|’Imiloa’s bunny on the moon 10| Ho’olaulea 12| Zero Waste 13| Taste of Hawaiian Range 14| Kanilehua part 2 16| Pohaha

Entertainment 17| Sudoku 18| Crossword 19| Rants and Raves

Tiffany Edwards Hunt

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New Student Services Building slowly nearing completion Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs offers details Joie Colobong | Staff Writer On Jan. 15, 2011, UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney and several other dignitaries participated in the groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the new Student Services Building near the Performing Arts Center. That day marked the beginning of a big change for the UH Hilo campus as Chancellor Straney and his guests initiated the first step in a chain of events that would lead up to the new building’s creation. Today, 21 months later, the construction of the new Student Services Building is steadily approaching its end. A portion of the UH Hilo student body has been wondering when the building will be finished and what it will be used for. This article aims to provide answers to those questions. Marcia Sakai, Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs, shed some light on what services will be housed in the new building, when the project is expected to be finished, how the project is being funded, and what is in store for the current Student Services Building via an e-mail exchange. According to Sakai, the building will be the new home of several facilities. Among the facilities set to move into the new building are the Construction of the new Student Services Building on Wednesday, Sept. 26, as Business Office, Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, seen from outside the Campus Center dining hall. The $26 million project is Admissions Office, Advising Center, Counseling/Testing, Career Center, and expected to be completed in mid-December. (Photos courtesy of Joie Colobong) Student Support. In addition, there are plans for the building to include a of bonds, as opposed to tax revenues. Those bonds fund the university’s conference room as well as administrative offices for Dr. Luoluo Hong, the operating instructional costs as well as academic support, student support, and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. institutional support costs. The 35,000 square-foot, three-story building is expected to be “As the construction budget exceeds $5 million, the management of completed in mid-December 2012. Following final inspections and other post- the project is carried out by a system office, the Office of Capital Improvements,” construction delays, Sakai speculates that the building should be fully ready for Sakai wrote.  “This office assigns a project manager, who  represents the occupancy sometime in the spring of 2013. University in the oversight and resolution of any construction issues.” Sakai explained how UH Hilo received the $26 million budget for As for the current Student Services Building, that building is the project. “Each biennium (two-year budget cycle), the University of Hawaii currently scheduled to undergo renovations and repairs after the new building submits a Capital Improvement Projet (CIP) budget to the [Hawaii] Legislature opens, according to the Facilities Planning and Construction Office via the with a listing of various building projects across all the campuses in the UH UH Hilo website. Sakai elaborated on this, stating in her e-mail that the old system,” she wrote. She then went on to state that the requested projects are building will be turned into an office facility with seminar and meeting space refined and amounts are adjusted through budget reductions, eliminations, for the College of Business and Economics. Plans for the old building also and less often enhancements at the level of the Executive (governor), House include a commons room that will be available to students to use for studying. and Senate. The final cost is determined when the budget bill is finalized, This project is scheduled to begin in June 2013 and is expected to last about a usually in April. Sakai stated that CIP projects are funded through the issuance year. Estimated costs for the renovations are approximately $2.25 million.

Left: Construction of the north side of the new Student Services Building on Friday, Sept. 28. The three-story structure is expected to be completed in mid-December.

Right: Construction of the northwest corner of the new Student Services Building on Wednesday, Sept. 26.


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A Friendly Reminder of the Library Rules Rumors of banning beverages prove to be false Dennis Fukushima | Staff Writer Rumors have been circulating around campus that the library rules would be receiving a slight tweak: that all beverages would be banned in the building due to numerous coffee spills. Thankfully, this turned out to be untrue. Helen Rogers, head of the library, dispelled any thoughts. “We’re not banning all drinks at this time.” Rogers said. “We relaxed our policy last year to allow drinks in closed, spill-proof, reusable containers.” Upon entering the library there is a display near the circulation desk that identifies which drink items are allowed in the building. All food remains prohibited in the library, however. Students seem to understand and accept the current policies the library has on food and drinks. “I think the rules the Library currently has are fine the way they are.” Anthony Daub, a current sophomore majoring in nursing, says. “People will just spill their food and make a mess. They can eat outside.” Jordan Kurokawa, a sophomore in marine biology shares a similar sentiment. “I think that the current policy is appropriate. It is after all a library, and books and computers can get damaged if one doesn’t have the correct food or drink containers.” All other rules still stand as well. According to the Conduct in the Library Policy, all noise should be kept to a minimum to avoid disturbing others in the library. Many students complain that ironically, the library can be one of the loudest places on campus. Though phone calls are permitted to be answered in main parts of the library, keep the conversations brief and quiet for the sake of those around you. Please don’t forget to silence those loud and obnoxious ringtones as well; they impede studying. If you’re planning on studying in a group, and you plan on making some noise, try out the study rooms. Keys can be checked out at the circulation desk, though valid UH IDs are required to get them. While the rooms aren’t exactly sound proofed, they do allow for conversations necessary for group study sessions. Kevin Oshiro, who is a sophomore majoring in marine biology, said that

the study rooms are beneficial to students. “They give students a quiet place to study without any distractions.” Children younger than 13 (eight grade and under) aren’t allowed in the library unattended, nor can they use any library equipment. Believe it or not, these kids can be distractions for students studying for exams. A student who wished to remain anonymous had this to say about children in the library: “Generally speaking, most universities in the United States do not allow children in the campus library or in classroom learning areas; it’s quite odd that it’s allowed at this accredited four year university. Even if a child is accompanied by an adult, it is not conducive for a higher learning environment.” Damaged books are problematic for anyone who’s doing a research project. It’s frustrating just looking for the right book; it’s even more so when that one, special book is missing

the page you need. So if you ever come across books that are damaged, bring it to the attention of a library staff member. You can be fined for damages done to books, so you might want to keep an eye out for damages that already exist in the book just in case. Smoking and chewing tobacco aren’t allowed in the library by state law and UH policy. Betel Nut and Snuff are also prohibited in the library. As a general reminder, handle all books, magazines and newspapers with care. When in possession of the books, keep them covered and away from anything that can damage them such as food and drinks. Keep these rules in mind when visiting the library. If any clarification is needed, visit the library’s website or ask a member of the library staff! They’re more than willing to help a student in need.


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Hawaiian Sea Turtles off the list

Petition reviewed to take the turtles off the endangered species list Sarah Kekauoha | Staff Writer In August of this year, the Association of Hawaiian Civics Club (AHCC) received an announcement from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that the petition, filed by AHCC on Feb. 14, 2012, was going to be reviewed, starting Aug. 1, 2012. This petition was made by the AHCC with the purpose of removing Hawaiian green turtles from the endangered species list. Currently, the green sea turtle is on the endangered species list, meaning that, according to halehoola.com, “hunting, injuring, or harassing sea turtles, or holding them in captivity without first obtaining a special permit for research or educational purposes” is prohibited. It goes on to say “fines for violating these laws protecting turtles can be as high as $100,000 and may even include some time in prison.” Because cultural practices and other fishing reasons, Hawaiian green sea turtles have been on the endangered species list for the past 30 years. This time period was allotted for the sea turtles to repopulate. The numbers show that, according to the NOAA, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Hawaiian green sea turtle population has increased 53% over the last 25 years. This is a positive change for the sea turtles and the marine environment, as green sea turtles maintain coral and reef life. According to the NOAA, there are several other reasons the green sea turtle is on the endangered species list (these include disease, harvest, and incidental take in fisheries, ingestions of marine debris, entanglement, habitat loss, and nest and hatchling predation). Besides hunting, which protection laws have prohibited for over 25 years, disease is a heavy threat to the life of the green sea turtles. According to NOAA, fibropapillomatosis is a disease

A turtle as seen in Kona. (Photo: Anthony Hruza)

that “causes tumor growth on the exposed soft tissue including flippers, head, and neck areas” of turtles. While this disease doesn’t seem to have any negative side effects, it threatens the life of the turtle when it is in an area that will keep the turtle from functioning. The NOAA gives the example that if the turtle has a tumor on its mouth, keeping it from eating, or its eyes, keeping it from seeing, the turtle may starve. Also, tumors by the eyes may cause the turtle to not see possible predators. Despite these threats, the AHCC wants to take the turtles off the endangered species list in order to perform cultural practices and distribute turtles for commercial use. According to Soulee Stroud, President of the AHCC, in an article at the AHCC website, said that AHCC believes delisting the turtles will “allow the people of Hawaii to manage this important cultural resource.” In ancient Hawaiian days, honu, or the sea turtle, was actually revered as an ‘au makua, or guardian spirit. According to hawaiianlife.com, the honu was also a very useful resource. Hawaiians ate the flesh and cartilage, making it into a soup. The shell was used for tools, such as fishhooks or scrapers to make tapa cloth. It was food, tools, and ornaments for the Hawaiians as the honu skin was even made into a type of leather. Hawaiians also offered the honu to Kanaloa. Kanaloa is the Hawaiian God of the Ocean, who is believed to take the honu shape. While some cultural practices support the delisting of the Hawaiian green sea turtle, according to AHCC, the NMFS has found the petition to be scientifically and commercially credible. The NMFS has initiated a status review that will be complete within 12 months of the petition, which would be February 2013. If the turtles are taken off the endangered species list, hunting and other forms of taking the sea turtles will be allowed. If you want to participate in keeping the Hawaiian Green Sea turtles on the endangered species list, go to www.forcechange.com to sign the petition or send a testimony to regulations.gov.


Kenoi vs. Kim: Battle of the mayoral candidates Who will be Hawaii County’s next mayor? Joie Colobong | Staff Writer UH Hilo hosted a public debate between Big Island mayoral candidates Billy Kenoi and Harry Kim on Friday, Sept. 21. The debate allowed the two men in the running towards becoming the next mayor of Hawai‘i County to disclose their stances on key issues affecting the island, as well as their plans to address those issues. According to Hawaii News Now, the two candidates share a long history. Kim previously served as a football coach to Kenoi in Kenoi’s youth, and Kenoi later served as an executive assistant under Kim’s administration for six years. Only one of them will come out on top as the people of Hawaii County cast their votes in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. UH Hilo Political Science Professor Todd Belt and Hawaii Public Radio and Lava 105 reporter Sherry Bracken served as the moderators for the debate. Belt and Bracken presented the candidates with a barrage of questions regarding their positions on topics such as energy sources and community development plans. Both mayoral candidates emphasized the importance of fostering homegrown energy sources and lessening the state’s dependence on imported fossil fuels. However, although both Kenoi and Kim support the expansion of geothermal energy, their views on another potential energy source differ somewhat. Incumbent Hawaii County Mayor and current mayoral candidate Billy Kenoi (Photo: https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Friends-of-BillyKenoi/277040105675257?fref=ts) Kenoi, the incumbent mayor of Hawaii County since December 2008 and seeking re-election, acknowledged the fact that the Hilo landfill is about to reach its full capacity soon. Rather than developing another landfill for our trash to just sit in and potentially harm the environment, Kenoi argued in favor of turning our waste into a source of energy. “This is an issue that’s been kicked down the road for over two decades now,” Kenoi said of the Big Island’s waste problem. “And we’ve reached the point where we have to address it.” He pointed out that the Big Island generates approximately 537 tons of waste daily (205 tons on the

eastern side and 332 tons on the western side). “What we have to do is pursue waste-to-energy,” Kenoi said. “We cannot continue to expand landfills. And if we build an expanded landfill in Hilo, with the high rainfall and the leaching, the cost would be exorbitant and prohibitive.” Kenoi looks to O‘ahu’s H-Power plant as proof that incinerating trash to generate electricity is feasible for the Big Island. He noted that with careful planning, a similar plant could be up and running on the Big Island within the next few years. Former Hawaii County Mayor and current mayoral candidate Harry Kim. (Photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/File:MayorKim.jpg) Kim, who previously served as Hawaii County mayor for two consecutive t erms from 2000 to 2008, is also against creating new landfills, calling them “a waste of resources and detrimental to the environment.” He isn’t so sure the answer to achieving energy independence lies in wastebaskets. He does, however, plan to consider it at the very least if he is elected. “Whether waste to energy will be the solution here, I don’t know,” Kim said. “It may be something we’ll pursue, but we will pursue alternatives besides a landfill.” A more divisive topic between the two candidates proved to be the current community development plan process. Kim alleged that Kenoi has not supported the current plans, started under Kim’s tenure as mayor, as strongly as he could have. Kenoi attempted to discredit Kim’s allegations by citing that his administration has expanded upon the community development plans for the North Kona, South Kona, and Puna districts that Kim’s administration laid out. Kenoi also noted that his administration has developed additional community development plans for the remaining districts, including North Kohala, South Kohala, Hamakua, and Ka‘u. The debate was a core component of the 2012 UH Hilo Media Symposium, held the same day. The symposium brought in local journalism figures and media experts to discuss issues in the world of news with students and journalism enthusiasts and give them a little taste of what life in the newsroom is like.

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The Rabbit on the Moon Charlotte Shaupp| Graphic Designer

Counseling Services is sponsoring a new advice column! Submit your personal concerns or questions to Aunty at Kekalahea.com. At Ke Kalahea, we believe in fixing our mistakes. In issue two, the last sentence of “Leading the way” by Joie Colobong was cut short. The concluding paragraph reads: “When you’re on an island, because you’re so isolated like Hawaii is, you have to be able to be resourceful, work together, and just make sure that you do all of those things in order to sustain your people,” Ha‘o says. “And at ‘Imiloa, we take a look at that whole metaphor of a canoe on the open ocean and that whole idea of sustainability, and we reflect that upon our planet Earth … We have to be able to sustain life and make sure that we are resourceful in a way that we use our natural resources and collaborate with one another in order to make the journey. It’s about taking the lessons that we learn from sailing on a canoe and applying it to our everyday lives.”


UH HILO CELEBRATES FILIPINO AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH NEW FILIPINO STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE

Joie Colobong | Staff Writer

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ctober is Filipino American Heritage Month, a nationwide initiative that honors Americans of Filipino descent and acknowledges the significance of their contributions to the history of America, as well as to the fabric of American society. Also known as Filipino American History Month, Filipino American Heritage Month aims to instill in Filipino Americans a sense of pride in their ethnic and cultural background. Kurt De la Cruz, chairman of Filipino American Heritage Month for UH Hilo and advisor of the Bayanihan Club, offers his insights in an interview on the importance of celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month and what kinds of activities are in store for UH Hilo this year. Regardless of what part of the world your roots come from, De la Cruz stresses the importance of being proud of your heritage. “For anyone, the celebration of your culture and your heritage is certainly important to your foundation; knowing who you are, knowing your history, and being proud of who you are and your history,” De la Cruz says. “On one hand, that certainly is directed towards our Filipino students, but I think in a larger context, it’s for all people to be proud of their histories and where they come from.” “Sadly, throughout history, there seems to be this hovering type of authority that says, ‘Your history is cool, your history is not,’” De la Cruz says. “Events like Filipino American History Month or Black History Month or Hispanic Heritage Month, these are meant to celebrate these things that make America such a unique place with people contributing all these different things, and to allow people who may not have a ‘month’ to reflect on their own heritage and their own histories.” De la Cruz recognizes that some intra-cultural tension exists among Filipinos. This tension derives from beliefs that some people are better than others based on factors such as where you live, what you eat, what language you speak, and even how much ‘Pinoy’ blood runs through your veins. It is important to remember that a Filipino who grew up in Manila, speaks Tagalog and eats adobo is no more or less Filipino than a Filipino American who grew up in Seattle speaking English and eating pot roast. It is important to remember that within any culture, in spite of our differences, our similarities and our shared history is what unites us. To illustrate this, De la Cruz quotes Michael Dahilig, a member of the UH Hilo Board of Regents who once said something to the effect of, “‘As Filipinos, maybe we should stop asking each other if we eat balut [a dish popular in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries that consists of duck embryos boiled in their shells] or not and just focus on the fact that we all eat rice.’” De la Cruz hopes to get Filipino American students at UH Hilo to start a conversation and address these issues. De la Cruz also recognizes that there are some Filipino Americans who may feel ashamed or embarrassed to be Filipino because their customs and beliefs have been mocked or put down by others at times. He notes that while Filipinos can certainly laugh at themselves for their practices, such as eating dog meat, it can hurt when other people cast them in a negative light through the use of racial humor. These customs, however unorthodox they may be to some people, are normal to Filipinos and integral to the Filipino identity. They are simply a part of many Filipinos’ everyday lives. Filipino American Heritage Month, then, aims to unite Filipino Americans by reminding them that they are all cut from the same cloth. It aims to break down any shame that Filipino Americans have about their identities and remind them that at the end of the day, regardless of what anyone else may think or say, it is okay to be proud of who you are. To celebrate, several events are planned for October, including a barrio fiesta on Thursday, Oct. 4, and a performance by O‘ahu-based hip-hop artist and poet DJ Seph1, who will also talk about the Filipino identity and experience from his perspective from 2:00 -3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Grandmaster Mike and Maestra Josephine del Mar from the del Mar School of

Filipino Martial Arts will host an Escrima demonstration at 12:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Plaza followed by a workshop teaching basic Escrima skills from 2:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Life Center on Thursday, Oct. 18. Dr. Kevin Nadal, Filipino professor, author, comedian, and performance artist, will give a presentation titled “Cultural Competence in Counseling and Advising Filipinos and Other People of Color” at 12:00 p.m. in UCB 127 and perform a comedy show, titled “Growing Up Filipino in America,” at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Dining Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Wrapping up the month will be The Drizzle, sponsored by Housing and put on by the Bayanihan Club, on Thursday, Oct. 25. This event promises performances of Filipino music and dances servings of Filipino desserts. In addition, this semester, UH Hilo is celebrating the inauguration of the Filipino Studies Certificate Program. As the UH Hilo 2012-13 catalog states, the program aims to “provide learning opportunities for students interested in understanding the multifaceted nature of the Philippines and Filipinos, including language, culture, history, literature, politics, economics and natural resources.” More details regarding requirements and objectives for the Filipino Studies certificate can be found at http://hilo.hawaii.edu/catalog/filipinostudies-certificate.html.


Bunny on the Moon! Elizabeth Kekauoha | Staff Writer Yuta Momoki | Staff Photographer Have you ever heard of or seen the bunny on the moon? Wait--a bunny on the moon? Well, in Japanese culture, there is a story told about a bunny who lives on the moon. At ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, an event called “Tsukimi--Moon Viewing” was held on Friday Sept. 28 in honor of the moon and the stories that pertain to it. This event focused on the bunny on the moon. Tsukimi is the Japanese word for moon viewing. In the Japanese culture, they celebrate the moon and its beauty with festive eating, drinking, and giving offers to the moon. While at the event, there were many people who were clueless about the bunny on the moon, but were excited to celebrate the moon viewing event and festivities. One young man of pure Japanese descent said, “I have never heard of the bunny on the moon, but it was interesting to learn about it.” Another lady commented that up until now, she had never seen or pictured a bunny on the moon. Now every time she looks at a full moon, she says, “I can’t help but really see the bunny on the moon.” The event consisted of a planetarium show about the moons in our solar system. Following the informative show, there was a gathering of all people to view the sky. By then the sky was dark and children, kupuna, or elderly, adults, parents, and friends of all ethnicities gathered together on the

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‘Imiloa garden grounds to bond in moon watching. They enjoyed spotting the bunny on the moon. There was a sharing of moon stories in various cultures. In the Japanese tale, it is said that a certain old man asked different animals for food. The bunny didn’t have anything to offer besides the grass and herbs he ate and he didn’t feel that it was good enough to offer to the old man. In an attempt to offer delicious food to the old man, the rabbit decided to jump into a fire so the old man could eat him for dinner. Although the rabbit did this, he was ultimately saved because the old man turned out to be a magician. He made sure that the bunny’s body didn’t burn in the fire. In order for everyone to remember this sacrifice, the old man painted an image on the moon of the rabbit. Japanese and Korean cultures say the bunny is pounding mochi or dumplings. Alternately, the Chinese culture believes that the rabbit is boiling medicinal ingredients and herbs. To celebrate the event, a treat called mochi was shared amongst the coordinators and participants. Mochi is a chewy, sticky, sweet dessert--very traditional and enjoyed by many of Japanese and Chinese cultures. It is a local island treat for many living in Hawaii as well. The eating of mochi at the event reflected the sacrifice made by the bunny. So the next time you’re outside to “tsukimi,” or watch the moon, see if you can spot the bunny on the moon!


Ho’ ola Erupts in Hilo An Editorial by Keane Carlin gives the space a more enclosed feel to it. The ocean is just 50 paces away, and the sea breeze cools down the heat of the dance floor. Although they were scheduled at the Mo’oheau Bandstand, the bands which played there were from a different cut. First, just before hile wandering around the 19th annual Ho’olaule’a, I recogsix o’clock the Legacy Jazz Band kicked things off, jamming to a smooth nized many faces, I ate some delicious Hawaiian food and I ‘skanked’, bobbed and bounced to many fine rhythms. Sure, I rhythm. The 12-piece band from Honoka’a gave its listeners something different from the usual Hawaiian/Reggae-fusion bands, and it was always told myself that every Ho’olaule’a is the same; the same Jawaiian definitely a breath of fresh air. I ‘talked story’ with UH Hilo student Noa music that I have seemingly never been able to escape, the same “Thank Eads, drummer and leader of the Legacy Jazz Band about what his band you to KWXX and our sponsors,” the same food, the same scenes, the had to offer the festival. same good vibes and energy that comes with the largest gathering (of “It’s nice also to play jazz in Hawaii, because there’s not much about 15,000 people) on the Big Island. This year however, was differof it, you know? It’s mostly Jawaiian, so, it’s good to introduce people’s ent. Wait, hear me out! I mean to say, it had some differences. First and ears to something new. It’s nice to have diversity.” Eads said with reflecmost importantly, it didn’t rain whatsoever! This was a common theme tive grin on his face. He then went on to say that he was, “pretty sure in conversations throughout the night between concert-goers. that the Ho’olaule’a never had a Jazz band perform.” The Ho’olaule’a features three stages; two big stages for the After hearing chants of “Hana Hou!” from the crowd, the most prominent bands, one of which is on the corner of Kalakaua and Legacy Jazz Band acknowledged the audience’s demands and played a Kamehameha Ave., the other being on the corner of Haili St. and Kamesong that had everyone swinging and jiving, equipped with a minute-long hameha Ave. The third stage, the Mo’oheau stage, is a small bandstand drum solo by Eads. with bleachers. It has minimal sound equipment and effects compared “It was fun, I stayed up on Mauna Kea all night, watched the to the other stages, but it’s tucked under two giant banyan trees, which sunset so, I’m a little dazed. But it was Chris Cabarloc and Lighthouse Band performed on the 2nd stage for the 19th good. I thought the horns were together, which is the main thing; ‘cause the Annual Ho’olaule’a rhythm section usually sounds tight.” As the local rock-band Uncle Greenie was pounding out a piercing guitar solo, Eads looked up and said, “Jazz, rock and Hawaiian- this is pretty off the hook!” I decided I better head out for the awesome food before the lines got too long. The Hawaiian food at one of the vendors was flavorful and delicious. Sure, it set me back ten bucks, but that Lau Lau plate with rice, lomi lomi salmon, chicken long-rice, and haupia was well worth it. After devouring the giant plate of food, I slowly headed towards the other stages, drinking in the sights of all the happy faces and the rising, almost-full moon, which was shining down upon Downtown Hilo majestically. After hearing the same old music I can hear on 94.7 and 95.9 FM radio, I once again meandered back towards the Mo’oheau Bandstand, where just Keane Carlin | Staff Writer Yuta Momoki | Photographer

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aule’a “Jazz, rock and Hawaiian this is pretty off the hook!” – Noah Eads drummer of the Legacy Jazz Band and UH Hilo student. taking the stage was the three-piece, funk-blues-rock band called NYR. Another drummer from UH Hilo was on stage, Justin Chittams, along with father-son duo, bassist Bruce Marshall and Agyei Marshall on guitar and lead vocals. They played an upbeat, lively set, equipped with favorites from Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Sublime and Stevie Wonder. Agyei Marshall was bursting with energy, singing with an explosive passion, pouncing to and fro on stage and occasionally placing the guitar behind his head or between his legs on guitar solos. Chittams pounded on the drums with an enthusiastic fury and sang a soulful rendition of Michael Jackson’s “PYT (Pretty Young Thing)”. Bruce Marshall was engulfed with joy; gyrating funky bass lines with consistency. The crowd was feeding off the energy and NYR kicked out the jams; receiving overwhelming applause whenever they ended a song. Little children, high-schoolers, college students and adults up to ripe ages of 70 alike were dancing up a storm and loving every minute of it. After their encore or ‘Hana Hou’ they received more applause and I wasn’t sure if I was going to see a performance that could match what I had just witnessed. That was until I had made it to the middle stage, also known as the Haili stage where long time favorites Sudden Rush was finishing up their set. Sudden Rush is a hip-hop and Jawaiian-fusion group, which features smooth singing and rapping, sometimes in Hawaiian. Sudden Rush has performed at every Ho’olaule’a to date. This stage was gargantuan in comparison to the Mo’oheau Bandstand; it was decked out with countless colored lights, stacks of giant speakers and a 15x10 foot video screen which showed the band on stage. There was also more space for audience, and there had to have been at least five thousand people skanking to the popular sounds of Sudden Rush, who were backed by a seven-piece band. As they finished their last song and left stage, roars of ‘Hana Hou’ emerged from

the ecstatic crowd. After a minute or so, Sudden Rush came back out and played a remix of “Hawaii ‘78” made prominent by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, which they deemed Hawaii 3000. The chorus of the song is also the state of Hawaii’s motto, “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Āina i ka Pono,” translated into English it means: the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. During the six or seven minute rendition, Sudden Rush had the entire crowd chanting the chorus with them and the atmosphere was absolutely electric. I couldn’t help but feel that the entire crowd became one. We could all feel the power of the song, as well as the righteousness that this beautiful land perpetuates. The Ho’olaule’a has culminated into the merging of the ancient Hawaiian culture and the current Hawaiian culture, both of which no doubt, have been products of its diverse environment and surroundings. Every year the Ho’olaule’a has been a successful celebration of the life of the land; it’s people, food and music on the waterfront of Hilo and this year was no different.

Anuhea praises the crowd on the main stage


Zero waste Ho’olaulea: have your trash and compost it too Students partner with Recycle Hawaii to divert waste from landfills Dorothy Fukushima | Editor in Chief Yuta Momoki | Photographer

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his year’s Hoʻolauleʻa offered more than its traditional live local music, food and crafts. Participants were given the chance to be a part of a zero waste movement that is becoming more and more frequent for events. The zero waste Hoʻolauleʻa was made possible through the collaborative efforts of UH Hilo and HawCC students and Recycle Hawaiʻi. In order to promote zero waste, Recycle Hawaiʻi offered to pay the difference of regular containers and utensils versus the biodegradable ones. Recycle Hawaiʻi is a non-profit organization that works to educate the public on sustainability practices with a focus on recycling and waste reduction. Nearly all of the vendors chose to participate. Mr. K’s Recycling also aided in the recycling of materials. UH Hilo students volunteered to man recycle stations and help the public understand the importance zero waste has on the environment and future. The goal of zero waste is to divert all trash from landfills. Said student volunteer Jordan Lee Loy, a junior Agriculture major, “I’m not just another face in the crowd, I’m part of the zero waste movement.” UH Hilo Sustainability Coordinator and Biology Professor Cam Muir served as an advisor for the event. Muir said of the zero waste Hoʻolauleʻa, “a benefit that will come from this will be getting people trained and educated and about it (sustainability) and become ambassadors of recycling.” Student volunteer Matt Dye, a junior Agriculture major, said, “The idea is to get everyone to have the same idea (that) little changes can grow and become bigger.” Said Muir, “We needed to convince people that it would be a good idea to stand, in public, at a garbage can all night opening people’s trash saying we can compost all this, and this is recycling.” Recycle stations included three separated bags, one for HI-5 cans and bottles, one for the biodegradable recyclables and another for compost. There were 15 student volunteers who aided in the set up and sorting of the waste. All of the recycling gathered was collected to be composted on campus. Partnering with UH Hilo Agriculture Professor, Norman Arancon, the compost was put into black solider fly bins to create fish meal. Muir described the process as putting compost into the bin and waiting for the flies to lay eggs. When the maggots hatch, they eat the compost and eventually

crawl upward along a ramp into an opening. They fall into a collection tray and are dumped directly into the fish nursery. UH Hilo Agriculture and Chemistry major Kaipo Dye, a senior, was instrumental in organizing the zero waste event. Dye works in the Student Sustainability Office and serves as a liaison between the university’s Sustainability Council and students. According to Dye his main focus is “composting and recycling and engaging students as core players in these activities.” He also hopes to form a RISO club so that students can gain a better understanding of sustainability. A mission for the club will be to travel out of country to learn from industries that have integrated sustainability with energy and food production. Of the Hoʻolauleʻa, said Administrative Assistant Kristine Kubat of Recycle Hawaiʻi, “it was very challenging…but overall I’m really happy that we did it.” Kubat estimates that over 25 percent of the waste stream was captured. Of the waste collected, 98 percent was recycled and composted, with 1500 gallons of recycling and 220 gallons of compost resulting. The organizers of the Hoʻolauleʻa, Cliff and Kathy Leonard, expressed their willingness to continue the zero waste movement at next year’s event. While all of the waste couldn’t be diverted, Muir expressed satisfaction for the overall results, saying, “All (See Zero Waste, page 15)

Other Zero Waste Events According to Muir, the university had zero waste bins in the cafeteria two years ago, however when funding ran out, the program fell apart. Muir is taking steps to resuscitate the recycling effort on campus through this zero waste movement. Ultimately, Muir hopes to have the student volunteers continuing the zero waste effort on campus through Zero Waste Fridays in the cafeteria.While the Hoʻolauleʻa was a high profile event there were other zero waste functions. The first zero waste event for the Sustainability committee was Orientation Week at UH Hilo. “It was a huge success, the students really got into it and everyone was really cooperative. Everyone digged learning about it,” said Muir. He estimates that Orientation Week yielded 350 gallons of compost and only four gallons of trash. The culinary showcase, Taste of Hawaiian Range, was also a proponent of the zero waste movement. According to Kaipo Dye, approximately 75 percent of the waste was diverted. Both these events were in partnership with Recycle Hawaiʻi.


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A Taste Of The Hawaiian Range

Agriculture festival celebrates seventeen years of community outreach Michael Pierron | Staff Writer

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or the seventeenth year in a row A Taste Of The Hawaiian Range (THR) has drawn food lovers and culinary connoisseurs from all over the world to sample some of the best food produced and prepared anywhere in the state. Once a year, ranchers, farmers, chefs and food lovers gather to celebrate what has become a highly anticipated food show and agricultural festival, starring local ingredients and forage-fed meats prepared by chefs from all over Hawaii. This year’s THR took place in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Sept. 21. As the event’s mission statement explains, “The purpose of the Taste of the Hawaiian Range is to promote an educational venue to encourage and support local production of agricultural products through social, cultural and scientific exchanges featuring a diverse array of talents brought together for the purpose of developing an ethos of compatibility, tranquility and sustainability.” Milton Yamasaki is the co-creator of the event and a board member of the THR Planning Committee. He said that the event drew over a thousand culinary adventure seekers to taste every cut of beef from tongue to tail. Yamasaki used to manage the Mealani station, a 180-acre agricultural research station that is part of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He explained how he and one of his extension agents hatched the plan for the event: “We talked about how we really needed to do something to help out the industry, you know, we need to keep our food at home instead of shipping it to the mainland.” “When we first talked about it we talked about a three phase education program,” said Yamasaki about the first THR event. “One was to educate the producers about producing a quality, high value product. The second was a food show to educate handlers about the product and show them the possibilities. The third phase is to educate the consumers - that’s why we started this whole thing.” The popular agricultural festival and showcase started in 1996 as the Mealani Forage Field Day and A Taste of the Hawaiian Range, according to the event’s website. The first annual event started with a Forage Field Day with tours of their 15 acres of horticultural gardens and educational seminars for ranchers and producers on their 165 acre cattle ranch. After touring the station, visitors could go to the Kahilu Town Hall, where local restaurant owners and chefs would use the grass-fed USDA Prime beef and various experimental fruit and vegetable crops produced by CTAHR such as tea, blueberries, and peaches to showcase the variety and abundance of high quality foods available to consumers from farms on Hawaii. With Mealani research station residing in the heart of Big Island’s cowboy country, it’s no surprise that most of its facilities are dedicated to cattle research, or that THR events are typically centered on the Big Island’s grass-fed beef industry. Anyone at Mealani will be proud to tell you that in 2011, one of their crossbred Angus steers was graded USDA Prime, the highest grade of beef. At this year’s event there was much more being served up than beef. Among the other items served were lamb, goat, domestic and wild boar, an assortment of locally grown fruits and vegetables, mushrooms and herbs, honeys, and beverages from more than 30 vendors. An additional 30 or so agricultural and educational display booths distributed information to grazers while they sampled the array of different dishes. More information about this year’s event, including a list of chefs, restaurants and organizations who participated, can be found on the THR blog at tasteofthehawaiianrange.com, where you can also find agricultural information and sign up for updates until next year’s event arrives once again.

Chef Noah Hester of Blue Dragon serves up some beef bottom round.

A beautiful display of vegetables donated by local farmers to the Hawaii Food Basket.

Chef Alan Okuda oversees his students at the HawCC table in Hilton Waikoloa Grand Ballroom.

UH-Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management displays their information at the 17th annual Taste of the Hawaiian Range. (Photos courtesy of Michael Pierron)


Kanilehua: Part II

The director of campus center gives an account of printing Kanilehua’s past two editions Sarah Kekauoha | Staff Writer

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s requested by students and faculty at UH Hilo, Ke Kalahea is following up on the previous article on Kanilehua, the art and literary magazine for UH Hilo and HCC, and covering what Campus Center has to say on the matter. In the last issue Leʻa Gleason, the former editor in chief, shared how budget difficulties, miscommunication, and other problems stopped the past two editions of Kanilehua from being printed. Ellen Kusano, Director of Campus Center and Student Activities, provides her account on printing the magazines. She says that from what she knows, the cost of the publication doubled, which was from $16,000 to $32,000. “We told [Gleason] that she needed to get the BOSP’s approval because it meant a change in the budget.” BOSP, or the Board of Student Publications, is the body that makes final decisions on how much each publication can spend. “From what I gather, an approval for a raise in the budget was never granted,” Kusano says. “There wasn’t any final decision to double the budget.” She adds, “But the BOSP couldn’t have [made a decision] because there wasn’t that kind of money anyway.” Kusano then questioned why there was a doubling of the budget. In the latest printed edition, Fall 2010-2011, there were more than enough copies printed and there were many leftovers. She didn’t understand why they needed to double the budget for more copies of Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. “I also have to admit,” says Kusano, “that I wasn’t aware, until spring semester, that there were two issues coming out. It was a student who submitted art that asked when both editions were coming out. And then I finally realized there were two editions: one for Fall 2011 and one for Spring 2012.” Usually, Kanilehua is an annual edition, due to budget constraints, but if both Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 would be printed within the budget, it would work out. Kusano, therefore, was surprised at first to hear this, but figured that, “it was fine.” Kanilehua has come in many shapes and sizes. Kusano notes, “many, many years ago, the staff of Kanilehua wanted a smaller, more frequent magazine so they published quarterly. After that one year, I think they realized how much work it was to put that out—even if it was a small edition. So they went back to the annual.” She also adds that printing the Kanilehua magazine in hardcover was very pleasing. “I didn’t expect to have so many extra copies of Fall 2010-2011 because it was in hardcover. It’s the only hardcover we’ve ever had of Kanilehua in the years it’s been published.” She adds, “I think it’s a great thing. It has a quality and image of real professionalism. If I had a piece of work in there, I would be so proud.” She said that they printed those issues in Korea because it was the best price. Local printers usually do paperback. “Paperback is nice, but it’s not this fine quality,” she says of Kanilehua 20102011’s glossy pages. “So I don’t know what the quality for the two new issues will be, but I can tell you that it is coming out.” When Gleason was emailed that printing had been halted, Kusano reasoned: “The printing process was halted because I think it had to do with the specs (specifics), because when the specs went out, it went out for a certain quantity. And then that was changed. So we can’t use a quote that was

done for something different. It all has to be for the one thing. If we sent out a quote for 500 copies, of course it will come back how much it is per copy and then your total. But if you’re going to change that to a 1000 copies, you have to send that out for another quote.” Kusano adds, “It’s also that this all happened towards the end of the school year. April and May for us is crazy. It’s like having 20 finals happening at one time. Everyone wants to purchase this, plan that, or finish this because the term is almost up. And then we have an ongoing selection of new student leaders.” Kusano goes on to say that, “it kind of sounds like an excuse, but it isn’t. Gleason tried to contact us but we may not have gotten back because we didn’t see what was going on.” The bottom line is that the two editions compiled and edited by Gleason and Ohara are going to be printed despite the problems with the budget faced last semester. “I know that Leʻa has been frustrated, BOSP has been frustrated—everyone has been frustrated. But I think the main thing that all of our publications need to remember is that BOSP is the body held responsible for the student fees.” She states that because of this, BOSP has every right to say how much money needs to be sent to each publication. “Once the budget is approved,” she says, “they’re pretty much hands off. Then it’s up to Dorothy (Ke Kalahea editor in chief), or Krista (Hohonu editor in chief), or Alyssa (Kanilehua editor in chief) to manage with what they’ve been given. If the budget needs to change, they have to go back to the board. The reason is that we, Campus Center, will hold the board responsible for the fee use. Then the University will hold Campus Center responsible. Student fees are going to go where they’re supposed to,” Kusano confirms, “but we just may not be printing as many copies as Leʻa would have liked.” Who will print both editions? What will its quality be? Kusano said she’s not sure whom they’ll go to for printing both editions. She instructed Matthew Kalahiki, the current president of the BOSP, to go to graphics and see what the difference would be in combining the two issues into one. “I would think instead of doing a fall and spring issue, probably putting both in one would be cheaper to print,” she says. Graphics is run inside the library and is headed by Susan Yugawa. This section does all the graphic work for the entire campus. Because they’re experienced with publishing and printing, Kusano wants the copy of the final PDF, portable document format, recently returned by Alan Ohara, to be sent to them. “It’s a print-ready copy,” she says, “but I’m not sure if we’re at that point to send it out for quotes from printing companies.” The main concern is that because Ohara saved the final book as a PDF file and graphics may have to dissemble it page by page. The reason for this is that every printing company has different criteria. Some require the pages of a book in order while others require the pages to be organized according to what two pages fit on a single sheet. That single sheet is folded in half and bound. “It’s something doable,” says Kusano, “but it might just take time. I’m hoping to get it out this semester but we’re also aware that for graphics, they’re doing work for the whole campus, not just us.” She adds, “But if we were able to just get the individual pieces that went into the PDF, it would be a lot easier to just lay the whole thing out.”


Photo Courtesy of Kim Brenton Alyssa Loving, the new editor in chief for Kanilehua, will be busy with this year’s issue; so Kusano says that Matthew might be taking on the last two issues. “Or if graphics is willing, they might do it. I just feel that’s not a fair thing to ask them,” she says. “We might have to do a short-term hire,” she says, “to organize all the pages and get it ready to print.” As soon as Campus Center hears from Graphics what the specifics of printing will be, a request for quotes will be sent out, and then Campus Center selects the printers. The BOSP will then have a look at the cost. “It might be that the BOSP will put extra money in the budget or they might decide on cutting the amount published,” says Kusano. “But with printing, to a certain amount, it’s almost going to cost you more per issue per copy. The more you print, the less the price. The whole setup to just print already costs a lot. We usually print 500, which Matt from BOSP can verify. I think the order is going to be doubled, but we’re not sure if it’s possible with the budget provided. I know whoever wanted a copy, will receive a copy.” While one of Gleason’s issues was that credit wouldn’t be given where it was due, Kusano says, “We won’t take away the credit. Whatever Leʻa and Alan originally put, it’s going to be there. If anything, we would combine Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 issues, but we would definitely not combine that with the 2013 issue. That would not work.” Although there was a lot of controversy raised over the printing of

Kanilehua’s Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 editions, they will be printed. Students will get the books that their fees paid for. Students who have been accepted but are no longer attending UH Hilo or HCC will also have magazines sent to them, as long as they’ve contacted and left their addresses with the Kanilehua office. “Kanilehua is such an incredible opportunity for our students to get printed, to get their first public recognition,” says Kusano. “I’ve always, in all the years I’ve worked and even when I was a student here, been impressed with the quality of our students.” She adds that “Kanilehua is going to be printed, there’s no question about that. But it’s going to have to be printed within the price that was set aside in the budget. We don’t know the number projected for it last year, but as you know, however many we estimate students will want, we usually have extra copies.” Ke Kalahea will keep you informed on when the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 editions will be printed and ready for pickup. Additional information or questions/comments on how to obtain a copy can be addressed to creative@hawaii.edu. If you’d like to submit work for the Fall 2012-Spring 2013 edition, visit the Kanilehua website at www.hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/ kanilehua for more information. Or if you’re interested in applying for a position at Kanilehua, pick up an application at Campus Center 213.

Zero Waste (Continued from pg 12) night long, start to finish, people were thanking me and telling me how necessary this effort is and how grateful they were that people were doing it this year.  To me, that’s the endorsement seal.  They want to do it again next year.  We started something.” Upcoming event sponsored by Sustainability Council Look for the upcoming Halloween Vampire Hunt on Oct 26 and 27. Volunteers will be seeking devices that leech energy even when not in use.

Volunteer Damien Arcangel (left) and UH Hilo student volunteer Jordan Lee Loy set up the recycle stations near trash cans.


Pohaha I Ka lani

Preser ving And Restor ing Indigenous Hawaiian Culture

UH-Hilo Agriculture Club partners up with non-profit to help with restoration efforts in Waipi’o valley The meaning of Pohaha I Ka Lani, as provided on their Facebook page is as

Michael Pierron | Staff Writer

This year the UH-Hilo Agriculture Club, commonly referred to by many students as the Ag club, is excited to announce their partnership with the non-profit organization Pohaha I Ka Lani. Through the new partnership, Ag club members will get an opportunity each month to help with lo’i restoration efforts and learn about the rich history of Waipi’o Valley. Ancient lo’i, flooded terraces that are used for growing taro, remain all over the valley and many are still in use today. Once a month the Ag club will go into the valley to Napo’opo’o where they help with Pohaha I Ka Lani’s land rejuvenation efforts by clearing overgrown lo’i and planting taro, rebuilding rock walls, pulling weeds and creating trails. During the Ag club’s last trip to the valley on Sept. 29, UH-Hilo alumni and coordinators of the nonprofit organization, Kulia Tolentino and Jesse Potter, led two groups in clearing weeds out of the lo’i, planting taro, and building a trail to the secluded site. After several hours of hard work, lunch was provided and everyone was allowed to swim in the cool, refreshing water of the stream fed by the Hi’iliwae waterfall. Before leaving, Tolentino shared stories with everyone about the history of Napo’opo’o and of the mo’o, or lizard woman who is believed to inhabit the stream that runs through the area. As Tolentino explains, Napo’opo’o is the location A group of Ag Club members pull weeds that used to host the largest in a Lo’i in Napo’opo’o, Waipio Valley of five main villages in Waipi’o valley and so there were many families with different stories regarding the area, which were passed down in the family through generations. Pohaha I Ka Lani has been funded by government grants since 2001, but Tolentino has been working in Napo’opo’o for much longer than that. Her father helped her start the organization, whose purpose, according to their mission statement, is to preserve and restore indigenous Hawaiian culture in five ways: by conducting educational and professional meetings and conferences; publishing educational literature; informing and educating the general public about the Hawaiian culture, which includes but not limited to farming traditions, fishing practices, traditional cooking, gatherings of natural resources, hula, arts, music, and keeping people healthy in mind and body; establishing contacts with various organizations with common purposes; and examining conditions that create barriers to preserve and restore indigenous Hawaiian culture and working to remove them.

follows: “From a culturally visual standpoint, when the lighting flashes in the sky that is Pōhāhā I Ka Lani. When the sun rises continuously no matter what type of weather lies before it, that too is Pōhāhā I Ka Lani. The protective relationship from the sky to human or from sky to earth defines our purpose with nourishing the land, taking care of our water resources, and in return being able to increase productivity. This productivity has been extended to our upcoming generations as well, through our current land rejuvenation project at Napo’opo’o with our Youth – Ho’omalamalama I Ka Malama (causing the moon to shine) and Kawai I Ho’oulu Ai (the water that allows things to flourish).”

For more information and links to Pohaha I Ka Lani or if you would like to join the Ag club on their next trip, search for the UH-Hilo Ag Club on Facebook, or drop by one of their next meetings, which are usually held in the College of Agriculture breezeway at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons.


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Answers: Row One: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 Row Two: 7, 6, 8, 4, 3, 2 Row Three: 8, 6, 2, 9, 5 Row Four: 2, 6, 5, 4 Row Five: 3, 7, 1, 2, 9 Row Six: 8, 6, 5, 1 Row Seven: 7, 3, 5, 9, 8 Row Eight: 8, 5, 4, 2, 1, 6 Row Nine: 4, 8, 1, 7, 3


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ACROSS 4. .Ornamental plant that symbolizes luxury, beauty and strength. 7. .Funnel-shaped flower that symbolizes resentment and anger. 10. .Hawaii’s state flower that also means “Seize this opportunity”. 14. .White and yellow flower that symbolizes purity, innocence, patience and simplicity. 15. .Heart-shaped flower that symbolizes hospitality. 17. .Tahitian gardenia that symbolizes love and peace. 19. .Bright, colorful flower that symbolizes joyfulness. 21. .Colorful, bunched flowers that can represent a gracious lady or symbolize deception. 22. .Another shade of purple. Also symbolizes watchfulness and faithfulness. 23. .Fragrant white flower that symbolizes secret love. 24. .One of the oldest species of flowers (dates back to 300 million years). This cup-shaped flower symbolizes diversity and courage. 26. .Large brown and yellow flower that symbolizes pure thoughts. 27. .According to Greek myth, this flower sprouted from the heart of a lovestricken nymph. Symbolizes splendid beauty. 28. .Easter flower that symbolizes majesty. 29. .A trumpet-shaped, climbing flower that symbolizes affection and mortality.  

DOWN 1. .This flower is named for the Greek Goddess of the rainbow. Symbolizes good news. 2. .The Japanese cherry blossom. 3. .Bulbous flower that represents elegance and grace. 5. .Named for the Greek God Apollo’s lover, Hyakinthos. Bell-shaped flower that symbolizes sports and games as well as rashness. 6. .The traditional symbol of love. 7. .White or pink flower that grows on a tropical tree. Its five petals symbolize sincerity, faith, devotion, courage, endurance. 8. .A moth-like flower that symbolizes love. Also used to make leis. 9. .Shrub with pink, white or violet blossoms that symbolize the first emotions of love. 11. .Mother’s Day flower that symbolizes pride and beauty. 12. .A bright yellow flower that symbolizes chivalry. 13. .A poisonous plant with yellow flowers. Also symbolizes childhood and youth. 16. .Colorful member of the daisy family that symbolizes a life of ease. 18. .A plant with flattened white or blue flower heads that symbolizes friendship, devotion and understanding. 20. .The Japanese “flower of the dead”. 25. .A shrubby, flowering plant associated with shame or bashfulness as well as romance and prosperity.

Answers:1. Iris 2. Sakura 3. Tulip 4. Orchid 5. Hyacinth 6. Rose 7. Petunia 8. White Ginger 9. Lilac 10. Hibiscus 11. Carnation 12. Daffodil 13. Buttercup 14. Daisy 15. Anthurium 16. Chrysanthemum 17. Tiare 18. Hydrangea 19. Bird of Paradise 20. Spiderlily 21. Snapdragon 22. Violet 23. Gardenia 24. King Protea 25. Peony 26. Sunflower 27. Amaryllis 28. Lily 29. Morning Glory


To the person who barged into the class cause we were wasting your class time...chill out! We were late by 6 min Just cause you canʻt get your a#! in at 11:50, doesn’t mean you can run your mouth off!!! To all the people hating about the sculpture, I agree that they should’ve hired a local artist to do a piece, but what you have to understand is that they had no choice but to spend that money on the sculpture. They are required BY LAW to take a percentage of what the government gives them and put it into an art piece. Educate yourself a bit before you start hating on everything about it. Kanilehua, stop pointing fingers and holding our work hostage. Nice job not letting the artists know whats going on. First news I have read about whats happening with my artwork is in Kekalahea. UNACCEPTABLE UHHSA, next year, please open your t-shirt logo contest to HCC students as well, or this year if it’s not too late. Hilo Wal-Mart sucks! They place the bike rack where the chain smoking employees sits and smoke their cigarettes. Haven’t WalMart heard of second hand smoke? To all those people that have a job and always complain about it, just please shutup and quit already... cuz there’re people (like me) who REALLY needs one, but most jobs are already taken. I would be more than happy to take YOUR job ;) dear housing, you can install new door keys for every room but you cant fix the elevator for over a month? the kehau dining hall should really be put back to the old table arrangement housing really needs to get their act together Why is it that on weekdays quiet hours at the dorms are at 8pm yet so much people are making soooo much dang noise?!?! Security nor housing employees do anything to make them be quiet!!! Obviously people have school and work the next day and need to go sleep. So do your job and enforce the quiet hour rules!!!!

i wish the SLC gym was open longer. That stupid rusty thing at the front of the school is UGLY! Why does the school waste money on that?!? All the rude people writing “F*** security” around campus you are stupid! Stop and get a life! “This is the smoking policy at UH: Smoking is prohibited in the following areas: All interior space owned, rented, or leased by the University; In building courtyards, breezeways, and terraces, on exterior stairways and access ramps, and outdoor dining patios, terraces, and lanais; Within 20 feet of building entrances, exits, air intake ducts, vents, and windows of buildings that are not air-conditioned; Within 50 feet of designated pick-up and drop-off points for campus and public bus transportation; Within the gates of the university’s outdoor sports and performing arts stadiums and arenas, including walkways, corridors, and seating areas; and, Any area that has been designated by the person having control of the area as a nonsmoking area and marked with a no smoking sign None of this, with the obvious exception of inside buildings is being observed. Some smokers are very considerate and try not to subject the rest of us to second-hand smoke. The majority however, smoke basically wherever they feel like......Please be aware that non-smokers do not want to share that nasty cigarette with you, and smoke someplace appropriate.” I can’t believe $700,000 was spent on that heap of junk in front of campus! And not even a local artist. Whoever is making these decisions obviously doesn’t have UH Hilo’s best interest in mind, and should resign. As an HCC student I would like to know why they are building a Fence around campus? And why were we (students) not informed? Is this a prison now?

Rants and Raves Andrew from SLC....oh the things I would do to you. Well done on issue 2 Ke Kalahea staff!!!! the guys are so much hotter this semester than compared to last semester. ;) To the tall local boy with the mohawk hair: Damn you are hott!!! “Shout out to my homies Vanessa, Shaye and Alyssa!!! Peace be the jourmeyyyyy! “ Thank you Bookstore staff for your outstanding customer service. You made sure that I grabbed the correct brand of clay for my ceramics class. You were very forgiving when I forgot my wallet in the car and let me come straight to the front instead of waiting in that long line again. Thank you and keep up the good work! The Library bathroom on the 2nd floor smelled beautiful. Strawberries….Yuummm! Dear Ke Kalahea – Fantastic improvement from your 1st edition, to your 2nd. I must commend the the article written on Kanilehua-well done. I have a request-Please find out the real story behind the statue. Students are pissed-they need to know that the statue was built with a public arts fund-not our money-however ugly it may be. Or was it? We need the whole story. Thanks! THIS IS JORDAN FROM YOUR PSYCH CLASS, I KNOW RIGHT!! To all the ladies on campus, you are beautiful. Keep doing what you’re doing!

Jamica! You’ll be on Disney Channel someday! DISCLAIMER!!! The Rants & Raves allow students to express their opinions anonymously and appear as is. They do NOT represent the views or feelings of Ke Kalahea.



Issue 3, Fall 2012