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Climbing for the clouds

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Alohalani Foster, Staff Writer
December 3, 2013

Mishea Cooke has been taking on the hobby of rock climbing since the age of 7 years old. Her first climb was in her backyard on a 15-foot rock wall. “I have broken a few bones but I don’t care,” said Cooke, a senior majoring in psychology at Chaminade. Cooke’s inspiration for rock climbing came... Read more »

Brewing a Business Plan

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Jerry Vizcarra, Staff Writer
December 2, 2013

Today’s homework is to try a beer and see if it was brewed to perfection. Graduate student Trey Roy is turning his hobby of making homemade beer into a business plan for the 401 Hogan Entrepreneurship class at Chaminade University of Honolulu.   The idea behind his business is to allow people... Read more »

The “kendama kraze” is all the rage

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Vina Cristobal, Staff Writer
December 2, 2013

Although some ridiculous trends exist these days (remember planking?), kendamas have to be the best one yet. Now what is a kendama, you ask? The kendama, also known as a cup-and-ball game, is a traditional Japanese toy that originated in 1777. The kendama’s design is two cups of different sizes that... Read more »

The mind behind the Lei of Thanks


Teagan Waialeale, Staff Writer
December 2, 2013

After sitting in Fall Spiritual Convocation Mass back in August, Be-Jay Kodama, director of Alumni Relations here at Chaminade, was moved by the message, where all the planning for the Lei of Thanks began. Kodama was the mind behind the recent Lei of Thanks video and banner that encouraged students to... Read more »

Dreams fulfilled at Chaminade


Starr Benson, Staff Writer
November 27, 2013

Alicia Mussman should not even be at Chaminade. Due to learning disabilities and the advice of her high school academic counselors, who told her to attend a community college instead of striving to go to a university, receiving a higher education seemed near impossible. Against all odds, Mussman is currently... Read more »

Tiare Fit: A fusion of Tahitian and zumba

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Kanoe Perreira, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013

Instructor, Kanani Dias, smiled and turned on the music while she walked to the front of the class. Members of Tiare Fit stood in lines, ready for a class that combines both zumba and Tahitian dance. Classes are now regularly held at the Manoa Dance Studio on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. Classes are also... Read more »

Girl Rising


Starr Benson , Staff Writer
November 18, 2013

According to the World Bank Education Statistics, 9.9 million school-aged girls are out of school in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Ethiopia. These are a few of the many countries that perceive the education for girls as unnecessary, unethical, and possibly a threat. While many American teenagers hope to be... Read more »

Top 10: Food places around O‘ahu

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Teagan Waialeale, Staff Writer
November 18, 2013

Here in Hawai‘i, food is a large part of the culture. On O‘ahu, various places around the island specialize in “local kine grinds.” Islanders travel long distances to eat some of their favorite dishes. Here’s a list of some of the Top 10 restaurants around the island known for their grub. 10.... Read more »

Social media turns into personal diaries

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Vina Cristobal, Staff Writer
November 18, 2013

A student had a rough week. She failed her pop quiz in her sociology class. Her boyfriend suddenly calls it quits. None of the workplaces that she applied to gave her the time of day. She wants an outlet to express her feelings of resentment, anger and frustration. She comes home and immediately logs... Read more »

Top 10: K-pop songs

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Alanah Torre, Staff Writer
November 11, 2013

Not too long ago the popular song “Gangnam Style” by PSY was released and has approximately 1.811 billion Youtube views. However, it wasn’t the first Korean Pop song to be a global sensation. To experience the “Hallyu Wave” or “Korean Wave,” here are ten K-pop songs to check out. 10. “Candy”... Read more »