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May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i Nei

May 8, 2019

Since the 19th century, May Day has been internationally linked to the workers’ rights movement, often involving protests and...

Seattle U Hawaiian Students respond to recent Eruptions

Jordan Kenison, Author

May 30, 2018

Mount Kilauea continues to erupt on the island of Hawaii, spewing lava that raises major health and safety concerns for local residents and businesses. Additionally, some experts predict that substantial drops in tourism are expected to ause a dent in the Big Island’s local economy. According to the New York Times, the violent volcanic eruption h...

The Week in Review- May 16, 2018

Jacqueline Lewis, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 17, 2018

Pastor Sparks Further Controversy at U.S. Embassy— Robert Jeffress, a Dallas evangelical pastor known for his offensive language towards Jewish, Islamic and gay communities, led the opening prayer on Monday for the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Jeffress has been quoted saying “you can’t be saved by being a Jew” and that Mormonism and Islam are ...

Week in Review: May 9, 2018

Bailee Clark, Author

May 10, 2018

Kilauea Spits Lava and Gas on Hawaii— On Hawaii’s Big Island, the most active volcano, Kilauea, is continuing to eject lava and toxic fumes, forcing residents to flee. On May 1, cracks were observed on the mountain and then a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the island, the island’s largest quake in 42 years. Data shows that around 1,000 earth...

Traveling Through the Islands at this Year’s Lū’au

Rania Kaur, Author

May 3, 2018

Seattle’s rainy weather and grey skies had no effect on the annual Lū’au put on by Hui O Nani Hawai’i club. The theme Huaka’i I nā Moku or “Voyaging Through the Islands” transported attendees to the shores of all the islands in Hawai’i and to Tahiti with the dances and food that was served. Going on for over half of a century, this marks th...

The Aloha Spirit Perseveres

Quinn Ferrar, Author

January 17, 2018

How does one say goodbye forever to the people who matter to them the most? You’d like to think that when the time comes, you would know what to say. The perfect words would string themselves together to capture the essence of 21 years of unconditional love. In reality, it’s like getting a whole tortilla chip stuck sideways in your gullet whi...

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