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Summer 2012 Issue 2

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UB-ers are dorm bound! Dorming Delights: Hobby Club Spotlight by: Will Paul

Many more exciting things to come as Upward Bound students enter the dorming phase at UH Manoa this summer. One thing that the Upward Bound Students look forward to are the different hobby clubs which includes, Master Debaters with Octavio, Sumptuous Survival with Maribell, Dance Club with Don, Fitness Club with Kaulana and Craft Club with Sunja. Each residential advisor (RA) has given an inside scoop on what their hobby club is all about and what activities theyʼre look forward to doing. Up first, Octavio (RA), who is in charge of the Master Debaters. Really guys? Get your head out of the gutter. He said, “for debate club, I will be handing out two sheets of paper, each with an opposing side of the debate.” Thereafter, he would like to see how the UBers will convey a conversation about the given topic. Heʼs also interested in whoʼs got a real eye for information. Octavio says, “Iʼm looking forward to see someone who knows how to use the information [we learn from the articles weʼll be studying] for a balanced argument to make their emphasis.” Tune in next issue for a taste of our other hobby clubs!

Speech 151 with Audrey by: Lexus Lapinad Audrey Mendoza is the awesome professor of Speech 151 to this summer’s upperclassmen. It’s important that each student learns how to speak in front of an audience with great confidence, especially in today’s society. We’re all hoping to have accomplished that by the end of this summer program. Audrey is a great teacher who keeps each and every one of her students engaged in all her classes. “I love speech, it’s so much fun! She’s interesting to listen to and easy to learn from!” says Alexi Garcia. Many students look forward to attending her class because of the way she relates all her topics to daily life or well-known TV shows such as Friends or Jersey Shore. In this class, students learn how to speak in front of an audience with confidence. But first, they are being taught the foundations of communication, perception, listening elements, nonverbal messages, along with many other topics. These topics help students craft their speeches well, and have a better understanding of their audience.

Another interesting activity that Audrey has had her students do is impromptu speeches. Impromptu speeches involve speaking entirely on the spot, and each student is chosen by random. Many students were nervous, but students worked through their fears and carried though as best they could. But still, many students hoped that they wouldn’t be chosen. After each drawing, a collective sigh of relief sounded through the classroom. “I think she’s very entertaining, and informative. She’s very bubbly… I like it!” says Hokulani Myers. With the primary seed of interest planted, many students look forward to the rest of the summer in Speech 151.

Quote of the Week: “I think I am Jhoana’s grasshopper, because she is my master.” - Cheynell Kawaihae

NOW YOU KNOW. . . by: Jonah Cabiles

“The “Sixth Sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick” is the hardest tongue-twister.” Try it out in a dark, soundproof room alone before revealing it to anyone. FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid has online tools such as the ‘FAFSAcaster’ which can give you an estimate of how much aid you may receive.

GET YOUR PARENTS TO DO THEIR TAXES, although you may use their last year’s income as an estimate for FAFSA you should have the most recent information on your parent’s income, this leads to a more accurate estimate of your potential student aid. Don’t be afraid to get your parents involved. Make them earn your love and affection! For more information please visit... 1) (For crazy facts) index.php?topic=133979.0#ixzz1xjqIGCFN 2) (For the FAFSAcaster)

Hawaiian Language: easy, breezy, powerful by: Jasmin Flores

Hawaiian class… for most it’s a breeze, taking that students in the program have really been enthusiastic about it. For some, like me, it’s an obstacle. Even though it’s a hassle, there’s a great reason for learning it. We learn Hawaiian language for two main reasons. First, we’re in Hawaii. Second, it’s a sign of respect. Our kumu, (teacher) is very relaxed and understanding. Her patience is nearly infinite. The other day in class we had to ask people what their names were, one by one. Many had trouble and it felt like it took hours, but the kumu just stood there and tried to help us until we got it right. We also learned a chant, “Kunihi Keahiakahoe”, which was written for the Upward Bound program last summer. We sing it as we enter the classroom, and when we leave, as a sign of respect. The pro-

cess for learning this chant was difficult but we took it in stride. It took about 10 or 15 tries, but learning is the joy of this class. Part of this class includes learning the history of Hawaii and its stories. For example, kumu told us a story of the power of chants. The story was about Pele, the volcano goddess, and her sister, Hi’iaka. According to legend, Hi’iaka brought Pele’s love back to life with just a chant, and also brought back a piece of `aina. This proved chants are very power-

Field Trip of the Week: by: Lahela Maxwell

Bright and early on Wednesday morning, upward Bounders gathered at Hale Na`auao for their weekly field trip. After a late start, the bus departed across the Ko`olau Range and headed into Honolulu. The bus dropped Ubers in Honolulu Community College’s parking lot. Students were met by a counselor, a jovial man, and his attachÊ of students, former students and fellow counselors. With a hearty welcome and warm introduction (figuratively and literally; it was very hot), the guides led Upward Bounders to its fellow TRIO program, the HCC chapter of Student Support Services. The counselors of HCC-SSS shared the services that their program offers for low-income, first-generation, and disabled students. Students were also treated to see the welding shop, amazing recording studio, cosmetology department and other various student services. After a delicious lunch of roast chicken and pasta salad, students headed back to the Windward side. UBers were shuttled to Kawaiui Marsh, across from Kalaheo High School. Students learned about the marsh’s delicate ecosystem, its history and its importance in Hawaiian culture. After a short tour of the site, students got down to business. Students broke into groups, and worked clearing peet, mulching a hill side, as well as enjoyed some fresh coconut. Finally, tired, worn (and with a few splinters! in my toe!) Upward Bounders concluded their community service.

S tu d e n ts of the Week A standing ovation to UB’s students of the week for demonstrating positive attitudes, can-do spirit and championing an altruistic demeanor.

Kainoa Branco  

Kawai Manaba    

Christopher Campos

Kainoa sets a great example for the younger students within UB. He is also very courteous and respectful to others around him. Kainoa is usually one of the first volunteers to offer a hand when help is needed. Finally, he is a great role model and a gentleman often opening doors for others. Never one to complain, Kawai approaches everything she does with a smile. She contributes insightful ideas to class, hui and committee meetings. Being a proactive student, Kawai demonstrates great leadership ability for her peers. Plus she’s got a great sense of humor too! When someone says, “actions speak louder than words,” Chris automatically comes to mind. Known to always be the first to step up to the plate, Chris is one to help his peers with schoolwork and help the staff during trips. Though he remains quiet most of the time, this student shines most when helping others whether its on fieldtrips or homework.

UB Weekly Summer 2012 Issue 2  

Upward Bound (UB) is a federally-funded program which helps high school students prepare for college. Celebrating it's 12th year, UB Windwar...

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