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Monday Nov. 19, 2012 Issue 6

The Herald



Letter from the editor EDITOR IN CHIEF Dorothy Fukushima


NEWS EDITOR Sarah Kekauoha



LAYOUT DESIGNERS Denarose Fukushima Anthony Hruza

STAFF WRITERS Alexandria Agdeppa Britney Carey Joie Colobong Dennis Fukushima Elizabeth Johnson Michael Pierron


s you may have noticed, there was no printed edition of Ke Kalahea Issue Five. As mentioned in my last letter, Issue Five was not printed as payment had not been made to our printer, Ace Printing. The following is my understanding of the events that led to Issue Five not being printed. After many attempts made by Ace Printing and Ke Kalahea to get an exact date when payment would be made, Ace Printing contacted the UH Manoa Business Office with an ultimatum: process the payment, or printing will cease. (Payments over $25,000 go to the UH Manoa Business Office for final processing). As the UH Manoa Business Office did not have the Purchase Order, the payment could not be processed. UH Hilo Business Office and Campus Center were informed of the printer’s decision to cease printing and in turn, the Board of Student Publications told Ke Kalahea that Issue Five would not be printed. The day after Issue Five was supposed to be sent to the printers, I received a call from Lloyd Komoda of Ace Printing, asking if the paper was going to be sent to print. Ace Printing was using the ultimatum to speed up the payment process and hadn’t intended to actually cease printing. Unfortunately, Issue Five was not in a format ready for hard copy print at that point and was put up online only. On Nov 7, Campus Center informed me that the Purchase Order was on hand and going to be expedited, so that Ace Printing could be paid. And so here we are, back on track and printing. I would like to put this whole affair in a positive light. I find that when I am getting frustrated and upset over something, I am given the opportunity to overcome those feelings. I am thankful for my staff, who have been working diligently throughout the semester to put out a continuously improved Ke Kalahea. Ace Printing will have my eternal gratitude for their unwavering support, kindness and understanding. I cannot fully express just how much they have done for us and how much it has meant to Ke Kalahea. I am thankful for my family, boyfriend and friends, who keep me sane, happy and humble. Finally, I am thankful for all of our readers, without you, there would be no Ke Kalahea. Before we all partake in the madness that is Black Friday, I hope you will all take to heart the meaning of Thanksgiving. Take a moment to express you gratitude to the people who have loved and supported you in your life. Happy Thanksgiving! Dorothy Fukushima Editor in Chief


AD MANAGER Heather Bailey


COPY CHIEF George Kekauoha

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Nainoa Kalaukoa Charlotte Schaupp

PHOTOGRAPHERS Yuta Momoki Bryan Patterson

STAFF ADVISOR Tiffany Edwards Hunt

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NEWS Pg 3 | Briefs Pg 5 | Author Chris McKinney visits UH Hilo Pg 6 | Stevie Wonder debacle update Pg 12 | HCC’s Digital Media Arts open house Pg 15 | Hohonu’s first symposium Pg 18 | UH Hilo to get an FM radio station? Pg 18 | Student health and wellness programs

Arts and Community Pg 4 | Gallery Walk Pg 7 | Kuikapiko feature Pg 9 | Language Program Change Pg 10 | Zulu Nation Pg 13 | Black and White Night Pg 14 | The benefits of being grateful Sports Pg 8 | Women’s basketball Entertainment Pg 16 | Thanksgiving recipes and trivia Pg 19 | Rants & Raves Ke Kalahea Mission Statement Ke Kalahea is the student news publication for the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and Hawai’i Community College. We express the voice of the student body using our rights to the freedom of speech and press. The mission of Ke Kalahea is to provide coverage of news and events affecting the university and our community. We offer a forum for communication and the exchange of ideas and provide educational training and experience for students in all areas of the newspaper’s operation. Ke Kalahea operates a fiscally responsible organization, which ensures our ability to serve the university well. Through Ke Kalahea’s publication, we encourage students to take advantage of academic and personal opportunities – ones that will deepen their knowledge, enhance their experiences and broaden their perspectives.


News Briefs Konichiwa, Sapporo! In an effort to rejuvenate Hawaii’s stagnant tourism industry, Hawaiian Airlines has introduced direct flights between Honolulu and Sapporo, Japan. The new route to Sapporo, which runs three times a week, is a testament to Japan’s importance to Hawaii’s economy. Japan has traditionally been one of the largest markets for tourists to the islands, and Japanese tourists are highly sought after by local businesses in the tourism sector since, according to USA Today, they generally spend more on average than tourists from other regions of the world. However, due to the faltering global economy, Japanese tourists have largely stayed away in recent years. With the global economy slowly recovering, Hawaiian Airlines hopes that adding a route to Sapporo will help bring Japanese tourists back to Hawaii. Sapporo is Japan’s fourth-largest city, with an estimated two million residents, and is located on the island of Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s four largest islands. The city is the cultural and commercial center of northern Japan. Hawaiian Airlines’ new route to Sapporo gives Hawaii’s largest and only international carrier a total of four Japanese destinations; the carrier also has direct routes from Honolulu to Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.

Proposals for Conservation of Hawaiian Fish Residents of West Hawaii can offer testimony regarding proposals including a “white list” to assign which fish can be taken for aquarium purposes, banning spearfishing, and creating an area for fish replenishment in Kaohe Bay. Another proposal would forbid taking several species of sharks and rays, and two invertebrate species. These proposals come after a decade of research and various meetings by the West Hawaii Fisheries Council. The ultimate goal is to “ensure continued resource sustainability, enhance near-shore resources and minimize user conflicts and confusion with the management area” according to the Nov. 13, 2012 issue of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. If you cannot attend the public hearing, you can submit a written testimony by Dec. 19 to the Division of Aquatic Resources: 74-381 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona HI, 96740.

Just business Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is gearing up to launch her own line of organic food products in the near future. The project is the former talk show host’s latest addition to her extensive list of business ventures, which includes her namesake cable television network (the Oprah Winfrey Network) and magazine (O: The Oprah Magazine). Unsurprisingly, Winfrey’s new organic food line will also carry her name. Winfrey, 58, recently filed a trademark application for the name “Oprah’s Organics”, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. “Oprah’s Organics” will offer a wide variety of all-natural food items, including salad dressings, dips, soups, frozen vegetables, and beverages, made with – of course – organic produce cultivated in Hawaii. In addition, Winfrey is also planning a line of personal care products, the name of which has yet to be revealed (though you can expect it will include her name somewhere). The personal care line will include such items as soaps, lotions, and hair care products. Dean Okimoto, Hawaii Farm Bureau board president, is positive that Winfrey’s new organic food venture will provide a boost to Hawaii’s agricultural sector. “I think it is totally a win-win situation, and again I think the biggest thing is for agriculture; it will put agriculture on the forefront,” said Okimoto to KHONTV. Winfrey owns several hundred acres of farmland near Kula, Maui, registered under the name “Oprah’s Farm LLC” with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Produce for “Oprah’s Organics” is expected to be grown there. The announcement of “Oprah’s Organics” comes as her namesake television channel continues to suffer in the Nielsen ratings and to struggle to turn a profit.

Young Pakistani activist doing well Malala Yousufzai recovering after attack Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot in a Taliban attack, is on her way to recovery. In a video posted online by CNN, Malala is seen sitting in a chair, hugging a teddy bear, while her father, Ziauddin Yousufzai, reads get well cards sent from around the world. On Oct. 9, 2012, Taliban militants attacked Malala’s bus as she was riding home from school. According to the Pakistani newspaper, “Dawn,” a single bullet struck Malala in the head, and then became lodged in her back shoulder, near her neck. Two other girls were also wounded in the attack. CNN reports that Malala appears not to have suffered significant brain damage, and doctors will begin reconstructive surgery once she is deemed healthy enough. According to Basheet Peer of “The New Yorker,” after the Taliban takeover of Malala’s home city of Mingora, and the surrounding Swat Valley region, a ban on girls’ education was issued and many girls’ schools were demolished. Despite the laws banning girl’s education, in 2009, Malala took the initiative to relate her experiences of life under Taliban rule through an anonymous blog written for BBC Urdu. Through her blog, Malala spoke out against the Taliban and its restrictions on female education. Malala’s was awarded Pakistan’s National Peace Prize in November 2011, and was also nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2011. In a CNN video, Malala’s father describes his daughter’s cause as one pursuing “peace, education, freedom of thought, and freedom of expression.”

USA Leading The World in Oil Production by 2020 The 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook was recently released and shows that by 2035, the United States of America will be at the front of oil and gas supplies. The International Energy Association (IEA) Executive Director, Maria van der Hoeven, said “North America is at the forefront of a sweeping transformation in oil and gas production that will affect all regions of the world, yet the potential also exists for a similarly transformative shift in global energy efficiency.” Because the oil and natural gas production will be growing within the U.S., the flow of global energy will shift. It is predicted that the Middle East’s production of fuels will go to Asia. The reason for this is that by efficiently using energy and importing 20% of its energy needs, the U.S. could almost become self-sufficient by the estimated year of 2035. In an article by the “LA Times,” it is estimated that oil production should rise to 10 million barrels per day, by 2015, and 11.1 million barrels per day by 2020. By 2020, if the U.S. can do that, the nation will be ahead of both Russia and Saudi Arabia in producing oil. However, around 2030, Saudi Arabia should be producing around 11.4 million barrels of oil a day as compared to the U.S.’s 10.2 million barrels. However, the U.S. should be self-sustainable by then. To find out more statistics on the production of gas and oil, check out the International Energy Association and look under the World Energy Outlook.


Gallery Walk

A preview on the Gallery Walk event at the University of Hawaii at Hilo

Elizabeth Johnson | Staff Writer Anthony Hruza | Photographer The last time the campus of the University of Hawaii at Hilo held a “Gallery Walk” was in the year 2006. Now six years later, UH Hilo and HawCC Board of Student Publications and Student Activities Council is sponsoring a “Gallery Walk” event on Wednesday, Nov. 28. It will be held at the University of Hawaii at Hilo from 4-8 p.m., and is free and open to only UH Hilo and HawCC students. So just exactly what is the “Gallery Walk” event all about? Matthew Kalahiki, chairman of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College Board of Student Publications, and Alyssa Loving, Editor and Chief of Kanilehua, answered this question and provided more information on the event. Loving explained that, “The overall focus of the event is to showcase the artwork, sculptures, and works around campus.” Kalahiki added, “It is to help students gain knowledge—especially those who aren’t familiar with art or who don’t have much interest in it. Students can know the value of the art, sculptures, and work on campus. For example, students can know why certain sculptures were chosen and what it means.” He continued, “Students will learn that the artwork and sculptures on campus did not come from student

fees—it was all a gift by The Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.” Matt opened a program from a dedication of the “Makali’i (Pleiades)” sculpture which was held in September of 2012 and explained more about The Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts was formed in the year 1965 by the Hawaii State Legislature. By 1989, a law was created that permitted one percent of construction appropriations to fund artwork throughout Hawaii. Branching from The Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is the Art in Public Places Program, which overlooks the Hawaiian Islands appearance. It seeks to beautify, compliment, add, and enrich the islands culture and natural beauty with artwork. The process in which artwork is selected begins with the Art Advisory Committees. This

committee recommends artwork which they commission, oversee, and manage. Hence, the artwork and sculptures that are seen throughout the campus of the University of Hawaii at Hilo are gifts from The Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and are in no way deducted from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College student fees. The Gallery Walk will be a black and white formal attire event and will begin with a sign-in at Campus Center on the 3rd floor lobby. Only UH Hilo and HawCC students and faculty are allowed to attend. From 4:30 to 6:00p.m., a guided walk around the campus of the UH Hilo will be held to feature the Makali’i (Pleiades) sculpture (which is located at the front of the UH Hilo campus entrance), the Flow and Flower mosaic (which is on the wall of the Kanaka’ole building), and many other art pieces displayed on campus. Students will be able to see, learn, and ask questions about the artwork and sculptures. From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will be provided for all the student attendees who signed in. Following dinner, at 6:30 to 6:45 p.m., door prizes and raffle drawings will be held. At 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., poetry will be read by select guests, and in closing, from 7:45 to 8:00 p.m., final door prizes and raffle drawings will be held. Kalahiki said, “We want lots to come and to enjoy and appreciate more the gifts of art on the campus and to walk away with a knowledge and understanding of the value of it for the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College students.”


Boi No Good

Author Chris McKinney visits UH Hilo to preview his new book Dennis Fukushima | Staff Writer Chris McKinney, alumni of UH Manoa and a current professor at Honolulu Community College, visited UH Hilo on Nov. 13, 2012 to discuss his new book “Boi No Good.” McKinney is also the author of “The Tattoo,” “The Queen of Tears,” “Bolohead Row,” and “Mililani Mauka.” McKinney was the November presentation for the UH Brown Bag (BB) series. The BB Started last fall as a way to show students what professors do outside of lecture classrooms, as there weren’t many opportunities on campus to do this. It also provided professors a way to share their research with the community. Funding to fly McKinney over was secured through funding by the English Department heads of UHH and HCC. The room was comfortably filled with students and community members. MicKinney didn’t have aspirations to be a professional writer when growing up. While he was in graduate school, he read books that focused on Native American and other ethnic minority lives. However, he didn’t come across a single book on true Hawaii life. To remedy that problem, McKinney’s wrote his first book “The Tattoo,” and continues to write in his spare time. “Where’s my voice? Where’s the book about Hawaii life?” is the driving force for McKinney’s writing. When speaking about the transition from writing his first book to the others, McKinney says: “Like a lot of first novels, The Tattoo was semiautobiographical…I had to start doing more and more research [as I kept on writing]. I still wanted to stick with Hawaii as my setting, and I wanted to do something big.” McKinney thoroughly researched politics in Hawaii to present a believable and accurate Hawaii government in his book. He also had to look into the police force of Honolulu, the state’s policies for runaway teenagers and how Social Services work in Hawaii. Due to this intense research, McKinney says: “One of the things I’m really proud of [about this book] is that it’s realistic.” “Boi No Good” is a product of the anger McKinney witnessed throughout his life about the changes in Hawaii. “The rich Have Lawyers, the poor have fists…when you don’t have power, how else are you going to react besides violently and with frustration?” McKinney answered when asked about the anger present in his book. He also wanted to point out how ridiculous island mentality can be in regards to this anger. People are looked up to and revered for being violent and strong, just as Boi is in “Boi No Good.” One of the main messages McKinney wants to be taken from his book is that we should be aware of the changes Hawaii is experiencing due to globalization. “We have many socio-economic pockets in Hawaii. As long as they everyone minds their own business it’s fine. But once there’s crossover, it can be explosive. And that’s what this book is about.” If you missed the presentation, and are interested in learning more, don’t fret. A UHH student, Jack Musick, a senior majoring in Japanese, recorded McKinney and uploaded it on YouTube.

A group of students wait to get their books signed.

Author Chris Mcinney and Professor Luangphinith at the November presentation of the brown bag series (Photos: Dennis Fukushima).


Arrest Made in Wake of Wonder-Blunder-Concert Fall-Out Suspect Marc Hubbard arraigned by FBI for fraud Keane Carlin | Sports Editor The FBI announced on Nov. 8, 2012 that they had made an arrest of Marc Hubbard for defrauding UH Manoa in lieu of falsifying his status as Stevie Wonder’s booking agent. UH Manoa made a payment of $200,000 and announced a Stevie Wonder concert would take place on Aug. 18 before they were notified that Wonder’s representatives had no clue about such a concert. UH Manoa reported the case to Honolulu FBI back on July 11, 2012. Ke Kalahea reported on the issue back on our first issue. According to court documents, defendant Marc Hubbard was arrested in Charlotte, NC and was being held in federal custody to await his trial. An additional defendant, Sean Barriero was named in the court documents, for transporting the money was arraigned on Nov. 9 by U.S. Hawaii District Court Judge Kevin Chang. Barriero pleaded guilty and faces a lesser charge. He showed up to the Hawaii District Court willingly and has been described as being cooperative with authorities. Barriero will be sentenced on Feb. 21 In addition to Hubbard’s arrest; the FBI seized a 2010 Mercedes Benz SUV in connection with the investigation, according to FBI Special Agent Tom Simon. “The Honolulu FBI was contacted by the University of Hawaii on July 11, 2012 regarding what appeared to be a fraud involving the Aug. 18 Stevie Wonder concert. The FBI followed logical investigative leads with the goal of tracing the missing money and collecting evidence to support criminal charges,” Honolulu FBI Special Agent in Charge Vida Bottom said in a press release. Special Agent Bottom went on to dispel any criminal wrong-doing on the University’s-part: “A lot of the public interest and coverage in this case focused on what went wrong at the University of Hawaii. From day one, we regarded the University as an institutional crime victim and focused our investigation on the suspects who received the money.”

Defendant Marc Hubbard (Photo:

Counseling Services announces: Existential Group Psychotherapy for Graduate Students, Wednesdays, 4:15-5:30 p.m., UCB 246, beginning October 31st through the end of the semester. The group leader is Leslie Armeniox. Ph.D., a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years clinical experience working with individuals and groups. We will be addressing current stressors or concerns in a supportive group context and exploring ways to better cope and find happiness. Both talking and experiential activities will be offered. Exploring beliefs, values, creativity, and sources of inspiration will be encouraged. Nine spots available. This service is Confidential and Private. For more information, email armeniox@ or call 933-3116 . Unwind your mind is an open psycho-educational support group for stress management, Wednesdays, 3 -4 p.m., UCB 246. It’s lead by Libby Sisson, a Masters level counseling intern with Counseling Services, supervised by Dr. Nadia Kholomeydik. During Unwind Your Mind you can learn effective relaxation techniques and coping skills to manage stress in any area of your life in a supportive and expressive environment. For more information, email or call 933-3116.

The LGBT Support Group is a safe space environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals to test and explore ideas, emotions and identities. By interacting in a positive and confidential group, participants share differences and similarities to find a greater understanding of themselves, their interactions and each other. Every Wednesday , Oct: 17, 24, 31; Nov: 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec: 5 in UCB Room 246, 6-8 p.m. Facilitated by Alex Stitt and Libby Sisson, interns at the UH-Hilo Counseling Services. For more information, email astitt@ or call 933-3116. “Cup of Tea” is a support group for UHH and HawCC female Japanese students. During “Cup of Tea” meetings, we discuss strategies of adjusting to UHH, Hawaii, and America while having a warm cup of tea. This is a great opportunity to meet other Japanese women, talk story, and practice English. Please, join us for a “Cup of Tea” at the Counseling Services 205 every Friday 3-4:30 p.m. For more information, email or call 933-1656.


Kuikapiko Joshua Araki-Kwee | Contributing Writer Keely Rivera | Photographer


A group shot of the Anthropology club after work.

nterested in learning about various cultures? Enjoy giving back to your community? Then Kūikapiko otherwise known as The Anthropology club is the club for you. “Kūikapiko was started during the late 70s to the early 80s, and back then it was known as The Anthropology club,” stated Vice President Keely (Kauʻilani) Rivera. Rivera has been involved with Kūikapiko for three years and stated that “Kūikapiko can be translated as to return to one’s piko or source. In Hawaiian thinking, your piko is very important and sacred and you need to know where you come from in order to know where you’re going.” Rivera continued, “This is relevant to anthropology because it allows us to take a look back in the past and try to better understand what Native people were doing in a different time.” With a very rich meaning for a clubs’ name, comes a group of students who are ready to proactively lead the club here at the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHHilo). At the time of writing this article, the officers of Kūikapiko in addition to Rivera are President: Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, Secretary: Margeaux Mellott, Treasurer: Kāhealani Walker, and Historian: Margarita Morales. Typically, “The Executive Board tries to meet at least once a month with regular meetings for members being held once a month with additional informational meetings prior to field trips,” said Rivera. When asked about what types of community service projects Kūikapiko participates in, Rivera had this to say, “We provide community service opportunities as well as participate in events that will help students become more involved with and acclimated to work dealing with anthropology.” Rivera continued, “Some examples of the types of field trips and community service projects that Kūikapiko participates in are Heiau cleanups; primarily in the Keaukaha area, working with UH-Hilo anthropology professors and helping them survey land wherever they need help; these surveys were done in areas such as ‘o’okala in Laupahoehoe and Kailapa in Kawaihae, and we have also gone to Waipi’o to work in a lo’i or taro patch.” Following Rivera’s statement, Kūikapiko’s Adviser Assistant Professor for the Anthropology Department Kathleen Kawelu stated, “We primarily organize field-trips around Hawai’i Island to cultural sites. We like to include a service component to our activities, so that we’re not just learning from the place and people, but also giving back through service projects.” Through one’s interest or work within Kūikapiko, one could develop one’s interest of anthropology into a career working within the academic, corporate, nonprofit, or government sector as stated on the “American Anthropological Association” website. So what does that mean? Essentially a student of anthropology has free range in working in the desired field of their choosing. For example, within the “American Anthropological Association” website, it states that specific careers for anthropology students can range from teaching anthropology at a University to working for a nonprofit organization to help them develop a diverse set of programs both worldwide and nationwide. With such diverse career opportunities, one can see how being a part

of Kūikapiko can be pivotal in making a career out of one’s love for anthropology. When asked if being a member of Kūikapiko was free, Rivera stated, “Yes, it is free and in order to keep it free we hold sporadic fundraisers so we have enough funds for the year. We would like members to participate in said fundraisers; however, it is not a requirement.” With an amazing club like Kūikapiko at your fingertips why wouldn’t you take advantage of such an awesome opportunity? In closing, Kawelu; who has been Kūikapiko’s adviser since the Spring of 2009 wanted students to know that “We’re a group advocating for the respectful understanding of various cultures, particularly those cultures here in Hawai’i. By understanding these cultures more, and advocating for the respectful treatment of groups and their cultures (including cultural sites), we can ensure that our students and our university contributes to the wellbeing of the broader Hilo community.”  On the other hand, Rivera wanted to share with students that “Kūikapiko is open to everyone and that it’s a great way to get to know the field of anthropology as well as the culture of Hawaiʻi (after all, anthropology is a study of cultures.)”

The Anthropology Club doing transects in Kailapa, Kawaihae while surveying land.


Lady Vul’s Basketball Team Is Fired Up

Senior point guard Jameia McDuffie and Co. look for another successful season Keane Carlin | Sports Editor Kelly Leong | Photographer The Women’s Basketball tips off with their first conference game against Chaminade University on Nov. 17, 2012 at 3 p.m. The team looks to improve upon their overall record of 14-12 (11-7 in conference) from last season. The team was picked in a pre-season coaching poll to finish eighth in the new 14-team Pacific West Conference. Head coach David Kaneshiro thought the ranking was fair seeing as to how they lost two-time first-team all-conference post-player Hillary Hurley. Joining the team this year is junior transfer from Division 1 Utah State University, Kamie Imai, who is the younger sister of senior Kirsty Imai, both were raised on the Big Island. Coach Kaneshiro described Kamie Imai and what she brought to the team: “Her size and athleticism adds a different dimension to our group of perimeter players.” Along with Imai, junior-year Thea Hanato-Smith is playing with more confidence here in her sophomore transfers Jazzmyn Davis (5-10, Pacoima, Calif.) and Briana Smythe (5season.” Coach Kaneshiro has two point guards to work with and thinks that: 11, Winnetka, Calif.) were added to this year’s team. “She runs the floor “Kirsten Shimizu and Jameia McDuffie have both gotten quicker and stronger well, rebounds and is a good finisher inside,” said Coach Kaneshiro about and are doing a good job running the team.” Davis.  According to Coach Kaneshiro: “(Smythe) has been battling through Senior Jameia McDuffie sees this year as a challenge for the team to some injuries in the preseason, but she is getting herself in game-shape and play at a quicker pace. “The strengths (of) our team would be our speed. We has showed that she is a good fit for how we want to play both offensively aren’t very big so that is our weakness, especially in a conference like this; I and defensively.” The team also added three freshmen: Nani Lum, Tricia mean our tallest player is under 5’11,” McDuffie said Amuimuia and Kiana Lee. via an online message. “Right now, this early in the “Right now, this early in McDuffie went on to talk about how she viewed the the season, the main thing that I am season the main thing that I am 2012-’13 Lady Vuls: “The difference between this year looking for is improvement every looking for is improvement every and last year would be our sets (plays) we are running. day; improvement in execution, (It’s) a totally different set than we used last year there day.” conditioning, mental and physical is a lot of slashing and cutting going on and everyone toughness and togetherness.  We have - Women’s Basketball Head Coach is moving as opposed to last year where it was a bit talked as a team about wanting to stagnant. In addition, we are a little bit more gelled David Kaneshiro qualify for the post-season conference (compared to) last year. For a lot of us, that was our tournament.  But right now our focus is on what qualities we need to show first year here as transfer players, so we got a feel for one another (now).” as individual players and as a team in order to be a good team,” said Coach McDuffie is from Long Beach, California and has been playing Kaneshiro via an email. basketball since she can remember. She comes from a family of athletes “I think that all of our returners have improved from last season,” and says that sports are “who we are.” All 5-foot-2 inches of McDuffie is a Coach Kaneshiro continued, “Shannon Rousseau has been our most ball of energy; you can find her bobbing her head, dreadlocks in-tow around consistent shooter since the start of practice and she’s playing with more campus with headphones on and a giant smile on her face. McDuffie is one confidence this season.  Kirsty Imai is one of our best defenders and is of the most likeable characters you will meet around campus; she’s honest, playing solid basketball on both ends of the floor for us.  Natalie Mata and confident, funny and personable: usual qualities in a communications major Jazmine Corpuz have both had to battle some injury issues in the pre-season such as herself. “I play basketball because I enjoy competition and I›ve but both have been shooting the ball well and have been quick to adjust to played for so many years it has become a part of me,” McDuffie said. She the changes we’ve made in our offense.  Jazlyn Afusia has shot the ball better also went on to say that, “Playing sports and basketball in particular has in our two exhibition games than she did last year.  Elise Spain is physically become a lifestyle. The sport means a lot to me, like I said, it’s a part of my stronger this season and is playing with more confidence than last season.  identity and it always will be even when I graduate and stop playing.”

Left: Coach Kaneshiro urges his team on during a game.

Right: Jameila McDuffie drives over an opposing player.


Language classes undergoing curricular changes Classes gearing towards online and in-service learning Alexandria Agdeppa | Staff Writer Four-credit language classes will begin to meet on a MWF or TR schedule starting during the spring semester of 2013. As of now, language classes meet four times a week. The students will meet with their language professors for the equivalent of three contact hours. According to the Interim Chair of Languages April Scazzola, one hour will be appropriated towards “students earning their fourth language credit via intense and engaging work happening either online or in-service learning.” Through this service-learning students will be able to participate in “enriched cultural content,” said Scazzola. The language classes that will be experiencing these changes in scheduling include Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Spanish. Online study for Spanish 101, 102, and 201 students will include videos and music. Students will also be required to write creatively on discussion boards and blogs. Filipino 102 students will practice language skills acquired in class by participating in select activities of UH Hiloʻs Bayanihan Club, under the supervision of their instructor and club leaders. Students will report on their language and culture learning through narrative blogs. The language lab will be available to Japanese 101, 102 and 202 students for over 20 hours per week, which allows them time to visit the

labs according to their own schedules. These students will be expected to strengthen their language skills through practice and online projects. Chinese 102 students will advance their skills in reading, speaking, and comprehension by building on in-class work on grammar and patterns with online sessions. “Language faculty are enthusiastic about this major curricular change and anticipate continuing innovation in their courses,” said Scazzola. The department faculty thinks that students will be able to share new ways of learning language through changing the curriculum format. This change is aimed towards making it easier for students to fit language courses into their schedules. The four-day-a-week meetings were proving to be a challenge for many students according to Scazzola. Sophomore Ashley Terrell, who is currently enrolled in Japanese 201, does not approve of the new system. “The online work is a bit much. And if we have any questions during the online assignments, we won’t be able to ask the teacher for help. There is less time for class in this schedule, which gives us less time to practice speaking,” she said. “You have to be using it [a language] repetitively. A new language is something you have to use everyday, so by having those breaks in between is very counterproductive to learning a language,” Freshman and Hawaiian Language student Koa Rodrigues said. Hawaiian will not be included in this curricular change because Hawaiian is taught through UH Hilo’s College of Hawaiian Language, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani.


Zulu Nation Hawai’i Heads Hip H By: Keane Carlin | Staff Writer


Look for this new radio show on URH at every Monday from 10 P.M.-Midnight

espite the best efforts of the corporate world, which owns the record companies, radio stations and TV music channels, the listeners of Hip Hop, thanks to the internet and the spirit of Hip Hop, have continued to find and create new artists who represent what Hip Hop really is. Yes, we can just go out and say that although it sounds cool, Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent and all of those other glossy, candy, commercial, corporate-owned consumers who rap about mackin’ hoes, drinking expensive champagne, selling drugs and getting rich or dying, is not what hip hop started as. Hip Hop is said to have been born in New York City in the early 1970’s. Simultaneously, during this birth of a new music, Afrika Bambaata decided to escape the violent gang life and use this energy for a more positive purpose. In 1973, Bambaata started Zulu Nation, which is now synonymous with the founding family of Hip Hop. This community-based project was created to empower communities by uniting the artistic elements of Hip Hop. Bambaata is known for coining the term; “Hip Hop culture”. According to the Universal Zulu Nation website, Zulu Nation’s purpose: “is to raise social awareness through forms of expression as a positive outlet for underprivileged youth, alternatively providing a forum for them to air grievances and settle disputes in a non-violent manner.” Zulu Nation’s motto is, “Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding” and has members worldwide. But wait a second, when was the last time we heard a Hip Hop artist that was about knowledge, wisdom and understanding? Well there are artists in the Hip Hop world that

“The premise of the radio show is (that its) the people’s media. We have our own piece of airwaves and its playing worldwide.” – Matt Burke, one of the founding members of Zulu Nation Hawaii.

represent this style; the roots of the culture. The problem is that these artists aren’t in the public eye (or ear), they aren’t on MTV, BET or on the radio. Lupe Fiasco gets airtime sometimes, but to name more, the mind draws a blank. If you have internet access, and a connection that won’t fail on Youtube, you can find those artists which stand for something besides money. Brother Ali, Atmosphere, Eyedea, Sage Francis, Living Legends, Mos Def, Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, and others are out there, waiting to be discovered by new listeners, listeners who want something more out of music. These artists blend crafty wordplay, lyricism and a message, a sound that Afrika Bambaata would bounce his head to. Matt Burke, one of the founding members of the Big Island chapter, Zulu Nation Hawaii, likes to vibe to those artists as well, and he is looking to spread this type of Hip Hop to as many people as possible. Burke helped launch Zulu Nation Hawaii a little over a year ago and the ball has been rolling. The group has expanded, launching drug and violence-free Hip Hop events for all ages and as of recently the group has an online radio show on UH Hilo’s online station ( The radio show features Burke, Ryan “Phreewill” Delora, Ngozi Gonzalez-Johnson, and Mike Ito. The show airs every Monday from 10 p.m. until midnight. The radio-show’s press release exhibits the wide-range of audience they hope to reach: “A schedule of guests ranging from musicians, visual artists, and break-dancers to community leaders, college professors, and local business owners has been created with the intention of utilizing Hawaii’s diverse wealth of fascinating residents to portray in their own word’s the far-reaching scope of Hip Hop culture’s influence and connection to some of the world’s most important issues.” “Myself and my wife, Meliza Brillantes, we moved out here about three years ago,” Burke said, reflecting on his journey, “and I’ve been involved with the Zulu Nation of Seattle chapter for the past 10 years. My wife has been in the Zulu Nation for 17, 18 years, and she’s from New Jersey/ New York area so she was involved in the original chapter. Then there’s PhreeWill, who I worked with up in Seattle, we made music together, he came out here too; we did an event with Mike Ito and Joey Caball, (who) goes by DJ Sapiens. We did this event with these guys called the peace jam and it was an all day, all ages, non-violent, drug and alcohol-free Hip Hop event, where we had a break-dancing competition, emcee music performances, poetry, a guy making beats live, and live graffiti in the background; basically a


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Zulu Nation Hawai’i members at an Anniversary Celebration demonstration of all of Hip Hop cultures elements.” That event brought together like-minded individuals, which laid the foundation for a new Zulu Nation chapter to begin; it also introduced Burke to the Hip Hop culture of the Big Island. There was one other Zulu Nation chapter in the state at the time, located on Oahu, known as the Honozulus. The Zulu Nation on the Big Island was originally going to be called Moku Nui Zulu, but Burke and Co. decided to do something different: “We decided to use it as a premise to unify the islands more and we created a brand new chapter called Zulu Nation Hawaii, which the Honozulu’s are a part of.” “We have a diverse group of people; we got DJ’s throwing weekly events, there’s like four nights a week at the (Hilo Town) Tavern,” said Burke alluding to the DJ and open mic nights at the popular bar in downtown Hilo. “We do workshops in different areas, we throw peace jam events, we had a Hip Hop film festival, (and) we got the radio show and our media projects. So we just have a handful of people who are working hard on all of these different things.” “There’s some beautiful stuff out here in the Hip Hop scene. Compared to most places, we have a small scene. There’s people out here that have deep, in-depth knowledge of Hip Hop history, of Hip Hop culture, (and) of the music. There’s people who really know what they’re doing along the lines of the art they make out of it,” Burke stated on the presence of Hip Hop. “Then there (are) the young people, who are (break) dancing and learning the history. There’s not a lot of wide spread interest or knowledge of it (Hip Hop) in general, which makes it harder to make music and make money from it.” Burke would agree that there is an absence of “true” Hip Hop in the media. “I think that this (music) biz is systematically being handed down intentionally to lower class communities because it’s self-destructive. I think that’s it’s not an accident. It’s more easy to do now, when BET isn’t owned by a black man, it’s owned by the same company that owns MTV, called Viacom. All of these places are owned by the same folks. I’ve been in some poor neighborhoods, I seen people living in cramped apartments, in dirty, dangerous blocks and they’re driving a BMW, they’re driving a Mercedes on this beat up block. It’s this mind state that keeps you from improving your neighborhood or going to another neighborhood. It’s the thing that keeps people on that loop, you stay in that cycle where you’ll buy stuff, you still buy stuff, but

you don’t improve your position to be able to own stuff. And all that money is money that is going outside of the neighborhood. I think it’s a cycle of systematic oppression and I think that the mainstream media is a major tool in keeping people in a position of oppression and keeping lower class people lower class. And at the same time, it creates these horrible effects of men not respecting women, not being open to being vulnerable in any way, wanting to create power and material wealth by any means necessary and being more and more selfish. These values make those communities dangerous.” In an interview on MTV, President Barack Obama’s opinion seemed in search for the Zulu Nation-type of music: “We haven’t seen as much directly political music. I think the most vibrant musical art form right now, over the last 10-15 years, has been hip-hop. And there have been some folks that have kind of dabbled in political statements.” Burke said that there are artists like what Obama is searching for out there, but that, “our world is being majorly controlled by those with consolidated interests that don’t represent the interests of most people. Hip hop is something that came from the poorest in the lowest places of the country and now those with the consolidated interests grabbed it and are profiting majorly off of it. Our premise is that we want our kids back and we want to be able to have our ideas expressed in the world too. They say that history is told from the victor’s standpoint and what we are doing is the people’s media, its people’s education. The premise of the radio show is (that its) the people’s media. We have our own piece of airwaves and its playing worldwide. The more people that tune in, the more people that support it, the more people that start doing it themselves, it’s going to be the greater chance that we have to deal with how people can use their own independent mind to be self-learners, critical thinkers and how we can come to a better understanding of each other and different people so that we can create compassion that will help us make decisions to make this place a better world. We want our media and education by any means necessary.” “Foundations Radio hosts Open Hands and Ngozi Gonzalez-Johnson at work in the URH studio (3rd host, Phreewil not pictured)”


HawCC Digital Media Arts Program

Students showcase their work at open house Dorothy Fukushima | Editor in Chief HMG | Photographer


awCC’s Digital Media Arts (DMA) Program held its open house on Nov. 10. The event served to recruit new members for the program and allowed currently enrolled DMA majors to share their know how in design software. There were seven different demonstration tables set up for some of the software programs offered in the course: Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Photoshop, Maya and Final Cut X. A majority of the DMA majors who volunteered were from Program Coordinator and Instructor Meidor Hu’s internship class. The open house was coordinated through the combined efforts of Educational Specialist Bert Klunder, Peer Mentor Napua Nakila and Hu. According to Klunder, the open house is done at least once a year, although he expressed a wish to increase the frequency to once a semester. “The skills, exposure and experience of the program can be used for anything,” Klunder said Prior to the event, invitations were sent to various high schools across the island, so that incoming freshmen would be aware of the DMA Program. High school students, their friends and

family as well as people within the community were able to see first-hand, the type of work done by DMA majors in graphic and web design, photography, video, and animation. The open house also served to attract local businesses as potential internship sites for students. DMA major Craig Habab, who is in his third semester of the program, manned the Photoshop table. Photoshop deals with photo manipulation and editing. Habab had several different photos of driftwood that he altered to create a new abstract image. “A lot of people can catch onto the technique because it’s easy,” said Habab. “But, you can also go upscale in the edits.” Fellow DMA major in her final semester of the program, Sherri Carden expressed her gratitude for what she learned. Carden runs her own business, A Beautiful Day Spa and Storybook Farm, and said that the skills she learned helped to “really focus, organize and be more effective to really appeal to buyers and investors.” Carden designed a webpage to promote her business. At the Illustrator station, Chanel Tsang, also in her final semester, described the program as a mixture of drawing and photo manipulation. The example that was displayed was one of a butterfly that had been traced from a picture and then

colored in Illustrator. Tsang said that the open house “was a good experience and allowed us to show what we’re skilled at.” Andrew Grove, completing his final semester for the program, was in charge of the Maya demonstration. According to Grove, the 3-D animation program focuses on multiple sections: animation, lighting and creating objects. The demo he gave was on how to create a hammer and then animate it to hit a nail. Upon completion of the program, Grove said that he would like to continue to take more Maya courses online and perfect his skill. Ultimately, Grove is looking to see “(W)hat I can do on the islands. I want to start up my own video game company.” DMA Instructor Steven Parente said “by the time they finish the program, they should have a pretty good grounding.” The program gives majors the opportunity to continue on to attain a formal Art degree, or work locally via advertising, videography and photography (wedding photography in particular). Parente himself has done videos for Hilo Farmers Market and redesigned their webpage. “The teaching staff is not training them to be computer monkeys; they’re training them to think through design problems.” Overall, Nakila said that they had a good turn-out of 35 guests. She said that the open house was “very beneficial for student networking and introducing the public to the programs we use.” The DMA program offers a Certificate of Completion for two years (21 credits) and culminates in an internship during the senior semester. It is funded by Alulike through the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program grant. If you are interested in learning more about the program, you can find more information by phone, e-mail, or website. 808-934-2598


Black & White Night Brings a Little Class to Hilo Town Big Island Residents Dress up to Get Down

Michael Pierron | Staff writer


ach November residents of Hilo get one opportunity to put on their best clothes and go out for a night on the town, Black and White Night. This year marked the 12th annual town-wide soiree that has become a widely popular event promoting the merchants in downtown Hilo. Black and White Night is an annual event sponsored by the Hilo Downtown Improvement Association (DIA) and is one of the rare occasions where you will see people bustling around downtown after dark, dressed in their finery of black and white. Businesses are crowded with people and there’s live music on every street corner. As Georgia Pinsky of the DIA explains, it started as a First Friday kind of thing where small business would get together and stay open late one evening. “Black and White Night started in the 90’s with eight or ten stores on Keawe Street near Kalakaua and Waianuenue called the Keawe Collection,” says Pinsky. Owners of the businesses would get together one evening to invite people into their establishments while they would cook Portuguese sausages and offer wine to passers-by. “After a few years the event kind of fell by the wayside and in 2000 Alice Moon was hired by the Keawe Collection to reinstate it.” says Pinsky about the event. “As part of her dream of making it something potentially more successful, Alice expanded it to be a town-wide event, and so this year we celebrated the 12th annual Black and White Night.” Pinsky continued to explain that in 2009 Moon became executive director of the DIA, and part of her agreement with the board at that time was that she would bring along her two signature events: Black and White Night and the Chinese New Year festival. “So those two events became part of what the DIA does to improve downtown.” she added. This year, Big Island Weekly was one of the normal 15 to 20 sponsors that the widely popular event garners. A treasure map was printed on the back page showing the locations of all the merchants participating in the night’s festivities. Pinsky stated that “the treasure hunt, much like a scavenger hunt, is designed to get people to go in to stores that they may not have noticed before or may have noticed but just have never been in.” According to Pinsky, “Sales on Black and White Night aren’t particularly high, but people remember those stores and they are just starting their holiday thinking and shopping, and the people who win prizes from the treasure hunt come back to redeem their gift certificates and spend money downtown. Pinsky noted that with 60 to 75 businesses regularly participating in the treasure hunt, thousands of dollars in prizes and gift certificates are donated and given away each year to promote local businesses. “The concept of the event is to promote and support the merchants that pay

rent in downtown Hilo.” It is also about having fun and enjoying our community. At the event’s Grand Central Station in Kalakaua Park, prizes for the treasure hunt were given away, musical and circus performances were given by local groups, best-dressed awards were given away to individuals, couples and keiki, and fun was generally had by all. Risa Watkins, UH Hilo senior majoring in business and communications said of Black and White Night, “I’m really excited about Black and White Night because there’s just so much going on and it so alive down here. I’m hoping that maybe they’ll start doing this more often throughout the year and liven up downtown a little more.” This year the DIA hosted a special Black White and Gold Ball in the lower level of the Kaikodo building to commemorate the DIA’s 50th anniversary. Tickets to the ball were sold to raise funds for the DIA, one of Hilo’s oldest nonprofit organizations. Guests to the ball grazed on hors’douvres and sipped glasses of wine while others danced to live music played by the talented members of the Hilo High School Ambassadors. “This year’s event was a huge success,” said Alice Moon, executive director of the DIA and master planner of the event for the last 12 years. “Thousands of people came out tonight to have fun and support other members of their community, and that’s what we are all about here at the DIA.”

Nominees for Black & White Night’s Best Dressed


The Health Benefits of Being Grateful

Studies show that being grateful has an effect on happiness and health Sarah Kekauoha | Staff Writer Charlotte Schaupp | Graphic Artist John Milton, one of literature’s influential authors, said that “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” Does having an attitude of gratitude really allow us to have these sorts of epiphanies? Several scientific studies have actually proven that those who are grateful are more likely to be happier with themselves and the world around them. These people are also more involved in healthy habits and feel physically better. Psychology Professor Robert A. Emmons, at the University of California, collaborated with a fellow colleague, Mike McCullough, from the University of Miami, to do research on gratitude. They created three groups: a positive, negative, and neutral group. Each group was to keep a small, weekly journal and, naturally, the positive group was assigned to write five things they were grateful, the negative was to write five things that bothered them, and the neutral group was to write about five things that had an impact on them (but they were stressed not to emphasize either positive or negative). At the end of ten weeks, those who were grateful felt, according to HealthLeader, “better about their lives as a whole and were more optimistic about the future than either of the other control conditions.” In fact, this positive group was 25% happier than the other groups. The positive group was reported to have less health complaints than the other groups and even exercised 1.5 hours more than the negative group. The positive group also had less symptoms of physical illness. In another study done by the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit organization providing medical care, research, and education for just about anyone, showed that those who kept a sunny outlook on life had little health problems or difficulties with daily tasks. Over a 40-year time span (the study started in 1960), those who kept a positive attitude were generally “happier, calmer, and more peaceful. They experienced less pain, had more energy, and reported greater ease in social activities.” The Mayo Clinic states that it is not clear

why people who think positively have better health benefits, such as “increased life span, lower levels of depression and distress, more resistance to the common cold, reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and better coping skills during hardships and times of stress,” but one theory is that the ability to handle stressful situations lessens the chances of harmful effects of stress on your body. Being optimistic also encourages healthier lifestyles. Those who are positive “get more physical activity, follow a healthier diet, and don’t smoke or drink alcohol in excess.” In an article by the “Reader’s Digest,” David Hochman actually tested Emmon’s study. Hochman called Emmons and was told this: “Live as if you feel gratitude, and soon the real thing will come.” Hochman kept a short journal and wrote five things he was grateful for every day. After a while, Hochmann felt better about himself and his life. He was even recommended to make a “gratitude visit,” in which he chose to visit Miss Riggi, his eighth grade teacher who encouraged him to “never be boring” in whatever he wrote. She introduced him to the literary world and encouraged his reading of literary stars, such as Faulkner and Hemingway. Of the visit with Miss Riggi, Hochman said that “my feeling of peace and joy remained long after Sebastian [his son] and I returned home.” It was a lasting impression and he says that he continues to write letters of gratitude to this day. As the final weeks of school approach UH Hilo and HCC, students should keep in mind that being grateful not only has psychological and emotional benefits, it is healthy too. Stress relievers such as exercise are always beneficial, but being generally grateful relieves stress, and, in effect, promotes a healthy body and mind. If any students feel discouraged by stress or other personal issues, counselors are available from UH Hilo’s Counseling Services, the Women’s Center, and UH Hilo’s Men of Strength. So keep the stress levels down and the happiness up. Your mind and body will thank you. And, perhaps, you will experience the joy and epiphanies in life John Milton was really referring to.

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Hohonu’s FirstAcademic Symposium UH Hilo’s Academic Journal will be holding an event to showcase student research Britney Carey | Staff Writer


ohonu, the journal of academic writing published by and for UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College students, will be holding an academic symposium for student research early next semester. The event will showcase the work of up to 15 student speakers in an academic conference-style setting. “The Academic Symposium is a great opportunity for students to showcase the diversity of their research and what they’re interested in,” says Hohonu Editor-in-Chief Krista Aoki. Students are encouraged to present original research they have conducted while enrolled at UH Hilo or HawCC. Part of the motivation for the symposium has been the unique and exciting research undertaken by UH Hilo and HawCC students. Of this inspiration Aoki says, “I went to an awards ceremony at the end of the year to recognize students for academic achievements and I was surprised to see such out-of-thebox research that students were exploring.” The symposium will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday March 2, 2013, and will feature two keynote speakers, including Dr. Kirsten Mollegaard, a UH Hilo assistant professor of English and Hohonu faculty advisor. Lunch will be provided, catered by Sweet Cane Café. Open to the public, the symposium will continue Hohonu’s efforts to deliver student work to the world beyond campus. “It’s an opportunity for students to show their non-fiction writing. We work to show not just the student community, but the surrounding community, and our sister schools the academic interests of the student body,” explains Aoki. “Through their writing and through our publication, we manage to show some of the passions the students have.” Hohonu will also be inviting various community programs and organizations to the event based on the fields and research interests of the student speakers, giving the presenters a chance to be noticed by internship and scholarship programs related to their research. Students who are set to graduate this fall may still apply to present at the symposium. Many graduate programs require applicants to have experience presenting research in such settings, but the opportunities to do so are not always there. This symposium is Hohonu’s attempt to supply UH Hilo and HawCC students with the chance to gain experience and bulk up their curricula vitae. Applications are being accepted now through December 14, 2012 and may be picked up at the Hohonu office in Campus Center, room 213. Email the Hohonu staff at for more information. Note: Britney Carey is an editor for Hohonu.


Pumpkin Crunch A Thanksgiving treat Ingredients: 1 can of pumpkin (note: not the pumpkin pie mix) 1 can of evaporated milk 3 eggs 1 cup of sugar ½ teaspoon of cinnamon ½ teaspoon of nutmeg 1 box of yellow cake mix 1 cup of crushed walnuts 1 stick of melted butter (note: should be in liquid form) You will need: Foil 9x13 inch baking pan Photo and recipe courtesy of Alexandria Agdeppa. Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking pan with foil. In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together until consistently smooth. When the texture is smooth, pour the mixture into the pan and spread out evenly. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix, then the walnuts, and then pour the melted butter over the ingredients in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. When done, let cool. Enjoy.

Thanksgiving Quiz- If you were a traditional Thanksgiving food, what would you be? 1.



What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? a. Having a break from school b. The traditional food c. Getting together with your family

How do you like to spend Thanksgiving Day? a. Sleeping and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade b. Cooking or hanging out in the kitchen c. Playing games with your family Which type of pie do you prefer? a. Eggnog pie b. Any type c. Homemade apple pie


Graphic Artist: Nainoa Kalaukoa

Mostly a’s: You are mashed potatoes! You like to just chill out and relax. Holidays are a time of low stress and no homework, so you can value your time this Thanksgiving by sleeping, watching movies, and eating plenty of mashed potatoes! Mostly b’s: You are stuffing! Stuffing has so many foods in it all at once, so you can enjoy a wide range of flavors. This is like your personality too- you are very open and interested in a variety of things. Mostly c’s: You are turkey! You are very important to your family, and they are important to you. The turkey is the most important part of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner! Quiz courtesy of

Weird Thanksgiving Facts - Did you know that if turkeys look up into the rain, they drown? - The pilgrims ate more deer and shrimp at Thanksgiving than turkey! - The night before Thanksgiving is the single biggest day for bar sales in the U.S. - Thanksgiving is also celebrated by Canada in October. - Thanksgiving inspired Swanson to create TV dinners in 1953 because they needed to do something with the 260 tons of frozen turkeys left over from Thanksgiving. - Americans ate 690 million pounds of turkey during Thanksgiving 2007, which is equal to the weight of the entire population of Singapore. - 30% of total global cranberry production goes towards cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving.


5 Reasons You Should Eat Pumpkins

A snapshot of why pumpkins are beneficial to the body and mind

Sarah Kekauoha | Staff Writer This Thanksgiving, enjoy pumpkin not only for its delicious taste, but for its numerous health benefits. While pumpkin pie tastes great, there are many different recipe ideas for creating a mouth-watering, healthy pumpkin dish without the added sugars contained within pumpkin pie. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin bread, and mashed pumpkins are a few of the ‘ono, or delicious dishes and snacks that are hard to resist. This Thanksgiving, be grateful for the taste of pumpkin while reaping all of its health benefits. Food for Vision According to the National Institutions of Health (NIH), pumpkin contains Vitamin A, which “helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye.” The bright orange color of the pumpkin is caused by beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant. According to the NIH “antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by substances called free radicals. Free radicals are believed to contribute to certain chronic diseases and play a role in the aging processes.”

Lose Weight Pumpkins contain large amounts of fiber, which contribute to weight loss. According to Self Nutrition Data, an online tool to see nutrition labels on different foods, there are three grams of fiber per one cup serving of pumpkin (the pumpkin must be cooked, boiled, and drained without salt), containing only 49 calories. It will keep you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. According to NIH, “decreased risk of diabetes, heart disease and even cancer have been attributed to high-fiber eating. People who get the recommended amounts of fiber see better blood sugar control, healthier cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.” Make Yourself Happy Like turkey, pumpkin seeds have the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan has been known for making people sleepy after the Thanksgiving feast, but experts, according to WebMD, say that it’s most likely the overeating that causes sleepiness. According to, tryptophan can help with depression. Try snacking on pumpkin seeds for a change and brighten up. You’ll be giving your body healthy amino acids as well as your mind some positive energy. Re-Boost after the Workout Bananas have been used to curb nervousness, prep for a workout, and to re-boost the body after a hard workout. While bananas are a great way to be the “natural energy bar,” pumpkins are even better. According to Self Nutrition Data, pumpkin has 564 milligrams of potassium

as compared to the banana’s 422 milligrams. Potassium is known for keeping the body’s store of electrolytes balanced after hard workouts. It also helps muscles perform well. So eating at least a cup of pumpkin after a hard workout will help your body going. Keep Away the Colds One cup of cooked pumpkin has “more than 11 milligrams [of Vitamin C], or nearly 20 percent of the 60 milligrams the IOM [Institute of Medicine] recommends women need daily. (Men should aim for around 75 milligrams),” states an article from the Huffington Post. Although it’s still debated if Vitamin C really does keep the colds away, pumpkins are still a good source of it. So while eating pumpkin this holiday season, pumpkin soups and warm dishes will taste great. But, at the same time, you can be sure to feel good about kicking the fall colds away by eating just a simple cup of cooked pumpkin.

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Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing

This delicious recipe is sure to be a favorite this Thanksgiving holiday

Dennis Fukushima | Staff Writer Total Time: 1 hr 50 min Prep: 30 min Cook: 1 hr 20 min Yield: 6 to 8 servings Level: Easy Ingredients Cornbread, recipe follows 7 slices oven-dried white bread 1 sleeve saltine crackers 8 tablespoons butter 2 cups celery, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 7 cups chicken stock 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon sage (optional) 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning (optional) 5 eggs, beaten Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine crumbled cornbread, dried white bread slices, and saltines; set aside. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and onion and cook until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour the vegetable mixture over cornbread mixture. Add the stock, mix well, taste, and add salt, pepper to taste, sage, and poultry seasoning. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Reserve 2 heaping tablespoons of this mixture for the giblet gravy. Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake until dressing is cooked through, about 45 minutes. Serve with turkey as a side dish. Cornbread: 1 cup self-rising cornmeal 1/2 cup self-rising flour 3/4 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. To serve, cut into desired squares and serve with butter. Yield: 6 to 8 servings Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen Photo Courtesy of


At Your Service…

Student Health & Wellness Programs Aisha-Rae Kobayashi | SHWP staff The University of Hawaii at Hilo has recently created the Student Health and Wellness Programs (SHWP) unit. This unit was created to merge and integrate medical services, counseling services, and health promotion. Under the direction of Dr. Sulma Gandhi, Student Health and Wellness Programs is dedicated to advancing the health of students, promoting healthy lifestyle choices and contributing to the creation as well as maintenance of a healthy campus community in a holistic manner. Counseling Services Counseling Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Building and is here to help students personally, socially, and emotionally. The professional counselors at counseling services strive to help individuals, couples, and groups find solutions to life’s challenges, advance personal growth, improve relationships, and create a lifestyle of wellness and balance. Whether it’s developing skills to manage stress, providing assistance during crises, or assessing and treating psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, and alcohol/substance abuse, Counseling Services is here to help you. Counselors are available Monday-Friday, 7:45a.m. to 4:30 p.m. UH Hilo and HCC students can schedule an appointment by calling 9747399, or coming by the office. Medical Services University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Student Medical Services are staffed by wonderful nurse practitioners, located in Room 212 of Campus Center. Variety of services are offered like first-aid treatment for illness or injury,

TB tests, immunizations, health education and prescriptions; please stop by if you’re experiencing an ailment or want to prevent one. There is also The Family Planning Clinic located within Medical Services, which offers pelvic exams, contraceptive methods, and testing for pregnancy as well as sexuallytransmitted diseases for men and women. Walk-ins welcome or call 974-7636. Fast Health Tip: With the start of flu season, students should consider stopping in to Medical Services Monday or Wednesday from 8a.m. to 12p.m. to get vaccinated (cost of $15 for anyone without insurance) or to learn more about the Inactivated Influenza Vaccine. The influenza “flu” is a contagious disease which anyone can get. The flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions even worse. Each year thousands of people die from influenza and even more require hospitalization. So before you start experiencing the typical symptoms of the flu like fever/chills, sore throat, cough, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches and/or runny or stuffy nose---get vaccinated. Health Promotion Student Health and Wellness Programs is well underway to planning exciting educational events for the university community. Be on the lookout for these health promotion activities and stay in touch by “liking” the Student Health and Wellness Programs Facebook page at UhHiloStudentHealthWellnessPrograms SHWP will be running a health column in upcoming editions. If you would like to receive advice in regards to health and wellness issues, please send in your inquiry to

FM coming soon to UH Hilo? BoMB pushes for new campus station Britney Carey | Staff Writer Charlotte Schaupp | Graphic Designer Drafted in 2003, the Board of Media Broadcasting’s (BoMB) charter included a plan for a campus FM station. Unfortunately, the first attempt to acquire such a station was not successful and licensing could not be obtained, and, at the moment, University Radio Hilo (URH) is only accessible via the Internet. However, another chance at FM may be coming. According to BoMB Chair Joseph Thorpe, it has been rumored that an opportunity to acquire an FM station could be just around the corner in summer 2013. According to the Federal Communications Commission, FM, or frequency modulation, refers to the way in which audio signals are encoded on carrier frequencies. FM may take the form of full power, low power, translator and boosters stations, and may extend to service areas anywhere from four to 60 miles from the site of the transmitter. It is not unusual for students to deride the accessibility and reception quality of the current URH station. One common complaint is that URH cannot be accessed on certain computers. Having a campus FM station would provide clearer service and make URH more accessible to more listeners. To raise the estimated $150,000 needed to acquire the station, BoMB has proposed fundraising, petitioning the Campus Center Fee Board and the University of Hawai‘i system for support, and even hiring out its URH’s Disc Jockeys (DJ’s). One cost-saving measure would be to retrofit an existing antenna rather than purchasing a new one. The recently proposed fees increase would provide BoMB with additional financing for running the station once it has been acquired. More opportunities would be available to students involved with BoMB and URH with a new station. Students could, for example, gain experience working as FM DJ’s and station managers. Such positions can be just what potential employers and educational boards are looking for. As it is, Thorpe says, when UH Hilo students apply for local jobs within the

broadcasting industry, they are often passed over in favor of students with FM experience, like those at UH Mānoa. “It will mean that the University will have a one-stop shop for information. The community will be able to become more involved in the college and events will draw more people. They will also increase learning and student development,” Thorpe stated. Allena Ikehara, a UH Hilo senior, agreed, explaining, “It’d be good because the stations in Hilo aren’t very good. And it’s good for students to run the station because they’re the population that actually listens to the radio.” Silas Chapman, also a senior, responded to the news of the possible acquisition with enthusiasm, saying “That’d be awesome! It’s a great idea for the town.” A survey of students was completed before the acceptance of the BoMB charter indicated that a majority of students were in favor of having an FM station on campus. The UH Board of Regents also approved the proposal. Further preparation for the acquisition would include advanced training of students in the management of a full-fledged station. In the event that an FM station is successfully acquired by next summer, Thorpe is hopeful that the station would be up and running by the Fall 2013 semester. “Right now we can deliver okay content,” he says. “We want (to provide) a better product and opportunities.”


Rants and Raves

90% of the ocean remains unexplored, and you dare say mermaids don’t exist? smh Ah the manatee... Such a graceful and vuluptuous creature. The true mermaid of the sea. Reflect on your childhood... your sensation... your words... your emotions... time... It will not wait... no matter how hard you hold on. It escapes you. Someone needs to make a local version of fairy tales. There’s an idea. Take it.

Bus 290 Sucks! That Psych exam was bullshit. 63% my ass If you cut my lock one more time, I’m going to.... I’m so tired of the SLC workers checking my ID. I come in everyday. how much do slc workers get paid? they suck. really bad: music, showing ids, lock checking... dear dr. burke, you’re kind of scary and I don’t want to fail so I’m going to say this anonymously. You’re Bus 290 course is really hard. I think you should stop comparing our work to yours because you’re a professor and we’re merely undergrads. we can’t think on the doctoral level yet. with that being said please cut us some slack, we’re all trying really hard. and please don’t point me out in class :) thanks, your overwhelmed student if the school had to spend $700,000 on a piece of artwork why didn’t they build me an artistic house instead of building a giant metal dildo in the parking lot Why is UHH always the last UH school to post their class schedule? Every other school has theirs posted but ours. Get it together UHH! I deserve and expect better!

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My favorite place to study is in CC Plaza but fifty percent of the time URH radio is blaring pop music there. There are so few places to study on this campus, can’t you turn it down a little or move? I can’t hear myself think and no one is enjoying your music THAT much in the five minutes it takes to walk by. so i told someone their fly was open, and what do i get, a reproachful look. Do i look like i want to stare at your crotch for my benefit, i wanted to save you the embarrassment of people looking at your non-existent-barely-castinga-shadow penis. FREAK!!!! “TO THE KID....” -I read your rant. I won’t submit it on account of the extreme racism and bigotry therein. Please look up and practice the word Tolerance in the dictionary before making criticisms of someone else’s skin color Where does all the time in the day go? Sorry girls, I’m Gay. -Andrew Does the water in the library taste better now, or is that just me? O_o “Mia UFA! Mia UFA!” - Drama Queen.. lmfao Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Good job layout! Screw those scrubs saying you’re not doing a good job.

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.

graphics by Charlotte Schaupp

Issue 6, Fall 2012  

Issue 6 Fall 2012