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The skinny jean resurgent:
Is an ‘80s trend being reborn in Hawai‘i?

Just when you thought that the skinny jean would stay a part of ‘80s punk-rock culture, it has come back into the fashion scene and ravaged the racks of stores everywhere. Once a wardrobe staple only among such rock stars as Pat Benatar and The Ramones, the skinny jean has reinvented itself and is considered wearable by anyone and everyone willing to give it a try.[More]


Skinny jeans are the new trend taking the island by storm.

Photo by Eddie London

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Environmental action group educates and fundraises for HPU

When someone shows up at the door unexpectedly, carrying a clipboard, few people respond well to them. Canvassers for Environmental Action, a nationwide, nonprofit, grassroots, campaigning organization, may be the exception. [More]


Field Manager Nicole Loschke (left) talks to HPU graduate student Egi Dodd about the current environmental action campaign and the Walk for Hunger March at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Courtesy Nicole Loschke

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Writing students attend weekend workshop

It was a weekend dedicated to the written and spoken word. On Oct. 13-14, the Bamboo Ridge Press welcomed writers, performers, and lovers of literature to the 2006 Biennial Writer’s Institute at the University of Hawai‘i Manoa Campus Center Ballroom. The event kicked off on Friday night with readings and performances by famous local writers Kealoha, Brenda Kwon, Chris McKinney, and Lois-Ann Yamanaka. [More]

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HPU clubs tap school’s fertile ground for activism

Students are the next generation, in line to enter the real world and begin contributing in politics, government, economy, and society in general. What are HPU students doing to prepare for the world? [More]


Many HPU students participated in the “Walk for Life.”

Courtesy Nicole Loschke

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1st U.S. wave energy generator at KMCH

The Wave Energy Technology (WET) project is an Office of Naval Research (ONR) venture that is using ocean waves to generate electricity. Off the coast of the Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i (MCBH) a WET demonstration project has set up buoys to harness wave power. One buoy can generate up to 20 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power 10 homes. [More]


Hawai‘i’s first wave generator floats in the waters off Kane‘ohe Marine Corp. Headquarters.

Courtesy MCBH

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