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U2 Vertigo tour wraps up in Hawai‘i

“Thank you for waiting!” Bono said to the Hawai‘i audience after U2 opened its very last Vertigo tour show with a bang Dec. 9 at the Aloha Stadium. [More]


U2 lead singer, Bono, engages a fan on stage at the band’s last Vertigo tour show at Aloha Stadium.

Photo by Raffaele

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Nursing professor aids medical mission


An HPU assistant professor of nursing volunteered her services this summer during a Southeast Asia medical mission aboard the USNS Mercy, a U.S. Navy hospital ship. Mercy Mott spent a little more than a month overseas helping residents of a few small Indonesian islands and Bangladesh. She calls it a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.” [More]


HPU’s Mercy Mott with patients and other medical personnel enroute to USNS Mercy.

Courtesy Liane Nakahara

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Eating disorders:
Starving, bingeing, and purging can be deadly

Turn on the television and click to any channel. Open a magazine and flip to any advertisement. Pictures of rail-thin models can be found everywhere reinforcing the image that thin is in, and causing many American adolescents to re-evaluate themselves to become more critical of how they look. [More]

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Foreign trade: Santa Claus is Chinese

I know Santa Claus is Chinese because each Christmas morning after all the gifts are unwrapped and things settle down I systematically go through the presents to see where they are made. The results are almost always the same: roughly 70 percent are from China. After some research, it seems that my one-family survey is representative of the country as a whole. [More]


Although the modern wind industry was born in California at the beginning of the 1980s, the U.S. failure to sustain support for wind resource development allowed European countries to take over this industry. Shown here, the Kaheawa, Maui windfarm.

File photo

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Bask with the turtles at the North Shore

For most of us a drive to the North Shore is pretty far, considering we live on an island, but once you discover what the North Shore has to offer, the drive is well worth it! All year round, Hawaiian green sea turtles come ashore to bask in the hot Hawaiian sun at Laniakea Beach, also known as Turtle Beach. Although the sea turtles may look inviting, getting too close is a no-no. [More]


Three endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles enjoy a sunny afternoon on the North Shore’s Laniakea Beach. Enjoy, but don’t touch. They are protected by federal law.

Photo by Jaime Ahmed

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