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Unique movies nominated for “Best Picture”

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Vina Cristobal, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014

The 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 2, and the lineup of nominees is a promising one. In the past year, Hollywood has given us some of the most eclectic films in film history. Take a look at some of the most unique films for Best Picture of the Year: “Her”: In this... Read more »

A healthy alternative for fast food

Leahi Health Beverages located at 9th Avenue and Waialae

Dray Thompson, Staff Writer
February 7, 2014

Leahi Health Beverages is a smoothie bar with a restaurant on the side. Located at the intersection of 9th Avenue and Waialae, all of the creations are wholesome and natural that make your body fall in love once you take a sip or bite. Fourteen smoothies are available to choose from and six dishes. Plus,... Read more »

One More State Journey


Alohalani Foster, Staff Writer
December 6, 2013

It’s not every day that you meet a person that has been to almost 50 states or has been married for 32 years to the same person. Peter Bustlier, a 53-year-old Chaminade graduate, has done both. Together, Bustlier has explored and traveled to 49 states with his wife, Tanya Bustlier, in the last 32 years.... Read more »

Paddling into the pros

Eddie Traniello slashing the wave

Jerry Vizcarra, Staff Writer
December 6, 2013

From the minor leagues to the major leagues of surf is what this young freshman at Chaminade University of Honolulu has accomplished with his transition from Boston to Hawaii. Eddie Traniello landed a surf sponsorship from both Wave and Pave surf and Natti Surf at the age of 16, and now at 18, he’s... Read more »

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 »