Issue 1, Fall 2012

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Issue 1, Fall 2012


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    A brand new semester has started once again, full of exciting opportunities and new prospects! Whether your schedule this semester is dull and mundane, or you just dont have anything to do, they say only boring people are bored. So, if you need an escape from the drudgeries of your routine, have too much time on your hands, or if you just want something to do, try some of these activities on campus that should help you make it through the semester.Get acquainted with Mookini Library With multiple computer labs and print stations, and plenty of quiet nooks and private rooms to study in, Mookini Library is a favorite spot for many to hang out at. The library also has an ATM and DVD rentals. If you need help with anything be sure to ask one of the brilliant staff at the circulation desk. They are awesome and are always glad to help you out. Returning students will notice that the Starbucks Cart has relocated to a structure on the library lanai. This makes it convenient for students to grab a cup of coffee on the way to class, or a sandwich while waiting for a friend. The hours of operation will remain the same, 7:30am-8:00pm during the week.

    Taro, passionfruit, sugar cane, sweet potatoes and papaya are just a few features of this garden adjacent to Mookini library. Students in Dr. Norman Aroncons Sustainable Agriculture class design and manage the garden plots each semester.

    Check out the Student Life Center The Student Life Center (SLC) can be one of your best resources if you take advantage of all it has to offer. The gym and the pool are the two most obvious and popular amenities. However, did you know that you can take free fitness classes and become SCUBA certified? In addition, students can rent recreational equipment and SCUBA or snorkel gear. You can even join one of the group outings to some of the best locations on Big Island. Each term students pay a fee to the SLC, so use of the gym and pool, as well as fitness classes are free. The Aquatics program offers students the opportunity to take classes and become certified SCUBA divers; you can even rent all the gear youll need once youre certified at the SLC office. If the underwater world isnt your thing then you can sign up for an outing with Outdoor Adventures. Each week they plan fun outdoor activities and trips to places like Hapuna beach, Green Sands, Anaehoomalu Bay, Waipio Valley and the summit of Mauna Kea. All information regarding hours, class schedules and availability, equipment rentals, and activities is available at the SLCs website at

    Zen out in one of the Campus Gardens Enjoy the lush, tropical environment of Hilo in one of several beautiful gardens on campus, where there are ample opportunities to nurture your green thumb, or to just quietly admire the simple beauty of nature. You can see native Hawaiian plants behind the Kipuka in PB 12, harvest your dinner from the sustainability garden by the library lanai if you want a tasty local treat, or peruse through the palms behind the dorms if you need to relieve some stress after a long day of class. If you want to get your hands dirty you can even plant your own veggies in raised beds behind the dorms. Students in Dr. Norman Arancons Sustainable Agriculture class manage two gardens which produce fruits and vegetables that are sold at the Agriculture Clubs Student Farmers Market in Campus Center. To find out more about how to get involved with the gardens or market days, contact the Agriculture Club at

    Stone steps lead you down a cinder path which is adorned with orchids, bromeliads and other tropical plants in this garden next to Nowelo bridge. Some of the produce grown here is sold at the student farmers market, which is hosted by the Agriculture Club.

    Score at the Free BoxDo you have clothes that dont fit any more, old binders, mismatched kitchen utensils, text books or other junk cluttering up your life that you want to get rid of? Do yourself and your community a favor and bring it to the Free Box where you can leave it for others who may find it to be useful. Cant bring it to the free box? Post it on the adjacent free board! Its a great way for us to reuse and recycle things within our campus community, and it can be fun too! Many people have found great treasures in the free box; there is always something new.

    Join a clubNot only will joining a club or two provide that physical, creative, technical, political or intellectual outlet youve been looking for, but attending club meetings and activities is a great way to get involved with school, meet lots of people, and have fun. And with more than fifty Registered Independent Student Organizations to get involved with, there is truly something for everyone. If you cant find a RISO that suits your interest you can create your own. All you need is some paper work, six students and an advisor. A list of all RISOs and information on how to establish a new one can be found at

    Top Things to do on CampusMichael PierronStaff Writer


    Photos courtesy of Michael Pierron

    Ke Kalahea Mission StatementKe Kalahea is the student news publication for the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community

    College. We express the voice of the student body using our rights to the freedom of speech and press.The mission of Ke Kalahea is to provide coverage of news and events affecting the university and our community. We offer a forum for communication and the exchange of ideas and provide educational training and experience for students in all areas of the newspapers operation. Ke Kalahea operates a fiscally responsible organization, which ensures our ability to serve the university well.Through Ke Kalaheas publication, we encourage students to take advantage of academic and personal opportunities ones that will deepen their knowledge, enhance their experiences and broaden their perspectives.

    Letter From the Editor

    Ke KalaheaCampus Center Room 215

    200 W. Kawili St. Hilo, 96720(808) 974-7504 Fax: (808) 974-7782

    Editor in ChiefDorothy Fukushima

    Business ManagerKaryle Saiki

    Layout DesignersDenarose Fukushima

    Anthony Hruza

    Staff WritersKeane Carlin

    Sarah KekauohaMichael Pierron

    Webmaster Alya Azman

    Ad ManagerHeather Bailey

    Staff AdvisorTiffany Edwards Hunt

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    Questions, comments or concerns?Please contact our staff at: or visit our office in Campus Center

    A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive. - Walt Disney

    With summer vacation coming to a close its time to focus our minds on all things academic. The beginning of the school year is filled with excitement, apprehension and optimism. Its a time when we feel completely rejuvenated and ready to take on our most difficult courses and claim those ever sought after As. Three months into summer vacation, restlessness sets in. On my days off from work, Im zombied out in front of some sort of screen for a good chunk of the day and hibernating for the rest of it. In my boredom, I think about school. Going back to college will bring back a more invigorating routine and discipline to my lazy brain. I perk up.

    Suddenly Im thinking about the sweet new things I get to buy for school because its ok to indulge in school supplies. Colorful binders, fine point pens, mechanical pencils, staples, paper clips, erasers, white-out and college-ruled paper galore. Im going to be so prepared for school. From what I can recall, my classes are going to be awesome; I cant wait for the first day of school. The month whittles down to the week before the academic year starts and the jitters set in. After blocking out all things related to school for three and half months, I look over my course load and the nail biting begins. Can I handle the amount of credit hours Im signed up for and work? Are my homework assignments and exams going to be intense? Will I be able to maintain the little bit of social life that I have? How many hours do I have to devote to my family, boyfriend, friends and the puppies in any given week? Is it nave to hope that I will average eight hours of sleep every night? How many more days of summer do I have left!?After the first day of classes, my worries are assuaged. Im starting to feel optimistic. The professors and syllabi make the courses seem very manageable. I can get through this semester and do well in my classes. I am entering my sixth year of college and am hoping to finish my degree in Astronomy. As Walt Disney said, I have put all of my energy and talent into pursuing this dream. From middle school, I knew that I wanted to major in Astronomy, so I took as many courses in science and math that I could. In college, I have taken the required courses, sometimes more than once, to complete my degree. Along the way, I discovered that I could not part with the Japanese Studies courses I had come to love, nor could I ignore the sense it made to study Physics as well. So, in 2010 I decided to major in Japanese Studies and Physics as well. Its been a long and often trying time, but I am happy that I have persevered. Its great to be alive. Dorothy Fukushima Editor in Chief

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    University of Hawaii at Hilo Media SymposiumFocus to be on journalism and Hawaiian newspaperingSarah Kekauoha

    Staff Writer

    While Symposiums originated in Ancient Greece as a social for young men to converse and celebrate on entering the noble society, the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College Board of Student Publications will be hosting its own Symposium on Sep 21-22. And like the Symposiums of Ancient Greece, its as much a social and celebration as it is an educational conference. The Media Symposium is open to UH Hilo, HCC, and all Big Island High School students. The two day event will allow each participant to attend workshops focused on journalism fundamentals and the history of Hawaiian newspapering. Students will be able to mingle with professors, workshop speakers, and other community members over a bento lunch on Friday and a sit-in lunch on Saturday. Fridays activities will kick off with Patsy Iwasaki, an English and Journalism Professor at UH-Hilo, giving a workshop on Journalism 101. Of the past Symposium, Iwasaki said, All that I heard helped increase my knowledge on this ever changing field [of journalism], especially the online/digital workshops. She is excited for the upcoming event for its focus on Hawaiian language, culture, and the latest on Hawaiian newspapering.

    Pictured is Sherry Bracken, the moderator, who is standing with the red folder, and seated at the table are (L to R) Ian Lind, of, Andy Parx, of Parx News Daily, and John Temple, former editor of Civil Beat.

    Following Iwasaki, a pre-recorded workshop of Steven Strauss, a local attorney, will play. He enjoyed presenting at last years Symposium and is looking forward to this years upcoming event. He regrets not being able to personally attend the Symposium, but he hopes that his prerecorded session will have informative answers to frequently asked questions that usually arise on copyright law developments and defamation. Because technology is always changing and advancing, Strauss stated that in both copyright and defamation areas, aspects of the law react to changing technologies. Nevertheless, knowledge of the underlying legal principles in these areas helps guide effective responses to emerging issues. He hopes to correct some of the common misconceptions that exist in the fields of copyright and defamation. He also plans on participating in a panel discussion by video conference on the second day of the Symposium if the logistics get sorted out. After Strauss presentation, a Sunshine Law workshop will take place with Senator Les Ihara and the Office of Information Practices. The much awaited Candidate debates by Billy Kenoi and

    Harry Kim will follow. Todd Belt, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Political Science at UH Hilo; Sherry Bracken, a reporter at Lava 105 and the Hawaii Public Radio; and Patti Epler, an editor at Civil Beat, will monitor the debates. Following the Candidate debates will be a Prosecutorial debate by Mitch Roth and Lincoln Ashida. The exciting efforts of Puakea Nogelmeier and Kaui Sai-Dudoit will follow as they explain the digitization of Hawaiian newspapers. Following the sit-in lunch, Toni Bissen of Pua Foundation will give all the details about Ua Mau Ke Ea, Sovereignty Endures: An Overview of the Political and Legal History of the Hawaiian Islands. The Symposium takes a turn from Hawaiian newspapering to an iPad workshop by Marty Orlando from Tropic Mac. Patti Epler from Civil Beat will return with Ian Lind,, and Karin Stanton, of Hawaii, for a workshop on journalism in the age of new media. Their informative workshop will end the two day event. So while Ancient Greece allowed only young men to participate in their Symposiums, the UH-Hilo Media Symposium invites and encourages everyone to attend. We want to attract the Hawaiian language programs and have them participating, says Tiffany Edwards Hunt, coordinator of the Media Symposium. Members of Ke Kalahea, other student publications, and students of Hawaiian language are highly recommended to attend. Hunt adds, We would also like to attract high school students from around the island because its not just about newspapering, its about the media. The past Symposiums hosted by UH Hilo and Haw CC have proved worthwhile experiences. People from broadcast journalism found stimulating information, she says and adds, Anyone interested in media is encouraged to participate. The symposium fee for UH Hilo, Haw CC, and high school students from the Big Island is $10 while the general fee for community members is $20. The fee includes both Friday and Saturdays lunch and workshops. Registration forms are available by calling the Ke Kalahea office at 974-7504 or by emailing either or

    Cheryl Kakazu Park of Office of Information Practices gives a workshop detailing the state Sunshine Law, or open meetings and open records law.

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