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Snowden: Most Wanted Man in the World or National Hero?

Espionage – Who Is Considered the Enemy? By Rachel Nishikawa, Senior Staff Writer On Feb. 14, The Davis Levin First Amendment Conference in Honolulu addressed the subject of the future of the First Amendment in a surveillance society. The ACLU of Hawai’i Foundation screened the documentary “Citizenfour” followed by a live video conference with Edward Snowden and his attorney, Ben Wizner. The speakers touched on issues such as the possible future of free speech in America, and balancing government secrecy in wartime against the public’s right to know. Once an anonymous name among the other intelligence agents at Booz Allen Hamilton, a subcontractor of the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden lived a low-key life in Waipahu, O’ahu until May 2013 when he deliberately leaked confidential files about NSA surveillance programs and fled the country. According to UK newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, neighbors of Snowden and his girlfriend commented on the number of boxes that had piled up from top to bottom in the garage over the past few months and reported them leaving the apartment …

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 …

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 …

Campus Crime Review

Sunday, Feb. 1 One Student’s Gaming Days are Over A Playstation 3 was stolen from a dorm room in Hale Kanilehua. Wednesday, Jan. 28 Money Was Stolen Money was taken from a complainant’s wallet atthe Mookini Library between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Fence Down at the UH Hilo Farm A fence was damaged in the early morning at the UH Hilo College of Agriculture Farm. Monday, Jan. 26 Unwelcome Art on the UH Hilo Signs Graffiti was discovered on the UH Hilo signs in front of the Old Gym and Theater Front Entrance Parking Lots. Stolen Iphone An Iphone 6 was stolen from K Building at approximately 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 Suspect Arrested A complainant was assaulted in the Business Office parking lot at approximately 10 a.m. The suspect was arrested. Friday, Jan. 23 Faculty are Not Getting Along A harassment complaint was filed between two faculty members over an incident that occurred at 11 a.m. at K Building. Not One, But Two Bikes are Stolen Two bikes were stolen from the UH Hilo …

Benchwarmers Ambition

Team Sports Aren’t the Only ‘Sports’ Offered at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Article and Photography by Maria Vicente Getting hit in the face with any sort of spherical object might, in some cases, lead to at least a bit of childhood trauma. Those with athleticism running through their veins from birth may not know this pain. Or, perhaps, it was this exact pain that prompted the athletically elite to beat the thing that beat them. Unfortunately, for those never skilled enough to make the team the University of Hawaii at Hilo athletic department isn’t exactly a point of interest. Campus Recreation, however, has another idea of what constitutes a sporting activity. There are approximately six sports clubs offered to students attending UH Hilo. These sports clubs include sailing, canoe, rugby, jujitsu, judo and water polo. A sports club is essentially a program that allows any student to enjoy the recreation, competition and instruction of an athletic activity, without necessarily having to commit to a team. Campus Recreation has designed these programs to “promote …