All posts filed under: 2015

A Letter From the Editor

When will the Matrix get here?  It won’t be soon enough.  I need some sort of port that connects to my cerebrum so that I can upload information on the fly… like now.  This past week, aside from working full-time and managing a staff of 25 people, I spent about 13 hours doing math, 12 hours studying accounting, wrote three papers and read so much that my head is spinning.  I know you guys are feeling me, cause you’re in the same rickety boat! If the Matrix were here, I could upload that movie that I need to watch for my law class, study for my accounting exam, attend all of my staff and board meetings and write this article while still having time left over.  I plan on ordering pizza tonight so that I can do my online math quiz and still eat food.  I found coupons so that I can order two large pizza’s for the price of one, enabling me to have uninterrupted sustenance for days.  Shwabang!  One less aspect of life …

Watch For ‘Sharks’ While Surfing the Web

How Is Your Information Being Shared With the World? By Britni Schock, News Writer Rose Navalta, Graphic Designer Technology is all around us and a major part of our daily routines. The information we share across these technologies is not always something we want the public to know about, but with data and personal information getting into the wrong hands we have less control. Anyone can be at risk, with their information being used for identity theft and online security breaches. With the awareness of these security threats being brought to the attention of government officials, we are seeing some changes in privacy protection and security measures. In a statement from the Office of the Press Secretary, about new cybersecurity proposals President Obama said, “In this interconnected, digital world, there are going to be opportunities for hackers to engage in cyber assaults both in the private sector and the public sector. Now, our first order of business is making sure that we do everything to harden sites and prevent those kinds of attacks from taking …

New Cupcake Bakery Opens Its Doors

Flavors Include: Vanilla Chai Tea, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan and Nutella By Korina Leong, Senior Staff Writer Matt Arellano, Photographer Kellie Miyazu and  Rose Navalta, Graphic Designers A new cupcake bakery has recently opened in the Manono Street Marketplace called Cupcakes, BOOM! Hilo resident and owner Nikki Kekaualua explains that she is a self-taught passionate baker that felt Hilo needed, and was more than ready for, a cupcake shop. Cupcakes, BOOM! features a variety of flavors daily that gives them an advantage over other cupcake shops and the variety keeps their customers happy. Kainoa Thornton, Hawai’i Community College Culinary graduate, is the Cupcakes, BOOM! baker. Thornton reveals that Hawaii Community College’s two year program has taught him everything he needed to know in order to be successful post-graduation in the culinary world. In the culinary program, the first year consists of working in the Hawaii Community College cafeteria in all possible positions. The second year consists of working in the cafeteria and cafe developing “show order cooking” and the third year students work in the on-campus gourmet …

Global Vulcans

Embarking With Aloha By Britni Schock, News Writer Rose Navalta, Graphic Designer The University of Hawaii at Hilo offers a variety of programs for students. The Center for Global Education and Exchange is a program that offers students a chance to study one or two semesters abroad. The program is run by the Director of Global Exchange Todd Shumway, Program Coordinator for Global Education Pele Thomas and student staff. In a recent interview Shumway shared a description of the program and why he thinks it is so beneficial for students. The Center for Global Education and Exchange offers students an enlightening and eye opening experience in a new country. Shumway said, “It will definitely change the direction you take in your life. It adds options.” The friendly staff at CGEE are there to help prospective students and get them prepared for an exchange. Shumway adds, “This is the cheapest way you’ll ever get to travel like this and get that kind of experience.” It’s a chance for students to be immersed in a different culture …

Give Pride a Try

Faculty, Staff, and Student Appreciation Night Attracts All With Free Admission By Maria Vicente, Sports Editor They lost. They won. It was a great game. The women’s and men’s basketball games took place Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. The event was stamped, “Faculty, Staff and Student Appreciation Night,” at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. News of the event has long since gone, but it may not have included details about where the idea came from. In the 1980s, Hilo was a small town and a real ‘Basketball Town.’ The Afook-Chinen auditorium would have been overflowing, holding nearly a thousand spectators; more than capacity. Eventually, the location housed events to appreciate Veterans and the County of Hawaii with free admission. They then decided to adapt, involving the campus communities. Now, appreciation night includes free admission to the faculty, staff and students of both the UH Hilo and HawCC communities. The idea occurred when UH Hilo began to outgrow its facilities. The team’s were in need of a facility that could really showcase a premium event. Joseph Estrella, Jr., …