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Shannon Stollenmaeir, editor


Looking for something fun and cheap? Try hiking.

Living in Hawai‘i affords many experiences unmatched anywhere in the world: surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, enjoying beautiful beaches and the exciting nightlife of Waikiki, to name a few. Some of these, however, can require a lofty investment in equipment and training, which may not be within a student’s budget or time.

Beware Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a disease that affects humans and animals. It is usually caused by exposure to water contaminated with the urine of infected animals. Routes of entrance for the bacteria are broken skin, and the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth.


Ghost-hunter gets movie contract

Junior Jason Gowin, a visual communications major, acts, writes, builds websites and hunts ghosts. His passion for the supernatural and his budding knowledge of web design led to his creating with friends Greg Newkirk and Bill Angove a website chronicling their adventures. They call themselves Ghost Hunters Inc.


February is Black History Month

In 1955, Rosa Parks marked a pivotal event in the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala. bus for a white male passenger. The incident landed her in jail and sparked a city-wide bus boycott. The end result: a Supreme Court ruling that segregation on city buses is unconstitutional.


Journalism instructor Noyes wins Po'okela

Noyes’ expertise in Hawaiian history and culture result from residence in the islands virtually all her life with the exception of eight years she spent working in Hollywood. Noyes said she has always had interest in indigenous cultures and a rather unusual way of looking at things.



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