Spring 2013

Campus Fashion

Ari Makini

I usually go to Forever 21, Ross and  Jeans Warehouse. I got my boots for $9.99 on sale.

I usually buy what’s on sale or if not on sale, I buy it if I really love it,

I think a lot of the old trends are slowly coming back in. I think neon colors are very hot right now. And boots are really in. Coloring your hair two different styles are the new thing.


Writer: Bonnie Dabney 
Photographer: Cara Caneso-Bonilla

According to Merriam Webster, vices are defined as “habitual and usually trivial defects or shortcomings,” or more
commonly known as a bad habit. This article categorizes some of the most common vices of our society, outlining the
benefits and downsides of each.

In Her Own Skin: The Journey to Confidence

Writer: Jessie McGeary 
Photographer: Matthew Hirata

Imagine almost losing your life and having to carry the ponderous burden of an accident forever.

Why Fad Diets Slow You Down

Writer: Raymond Banda
Illustrator: Wilem Viloria


We’ve all heard the story about the race between the tortoise and the hare right?  If not, then either you lived a deprived childhood, or I am just getting too old.  Allow me to give you the main details of this story.  First, the hare pulls a commanding lead, and looks like he’s going to win, but the tortoise surpasses him once he burns out, winning with a slow and steady pace.  When comparing fad diets to regular diets, this story was all I could think about. The moral of this story is applicable to your dieting habits, slow and steady, wins the race.



Writer: Martinea Trippett
Photographer: Austin Coen


Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

These little cookies pack a big peanut butter punch; add a Hershey’s Kiss to make them irresistible!

Health Apps

Writer: Leimaile Guerrero

My Fitness Pal
My Fitness Pal is a must have for anyone and everyone. This app is user friendly and helps users to track their daily intake of food and exercise. Simply set up a profile with your fitness goal and start tracking. There is even a function that allows users to scan in food directly from its packaging or enter in-home cooked meals. Users can enter in workouts and activities to add to their daily calorie intake allowance. At the end of the day, the app lets you know if you are on track and shows you your progress.  

Food spots

Writer: Leilani Ahina

In between classes, studying, and homework, students always work up an appetite. Finding cheap restaurants that serve healthy foods may sometimes seem hard to find, but students can have a healthy meal at just about any food joint. As a student myself, I just about get hungry after my first class of the day which ends in the early afternoon. From my experience at the three Leeward area restaurants I have eaten at, I will be rating them using a scale of 1 (being poor) and 5 (excellent).

Breathe healthy

Writer: Nalei Halemano
Photographer: Matthew Hirata

We are in the first few months of a new year, a time when everyone analyzes their health habits and jump on the “let’s get healthy” bandwagon. When people decide to lead a healthier lifestyle, the primary components considered include a change in eating habits and increasing the amount of physical exercise. These are excellent ways to begin a healthier lifestyle. But there is another aspect of living healthy that does not get as much attention as it should; that is the quality of air that we breathe.  

Alternative Workouts

Writer: Nalei Halemano
Photographer: Paul Topp

Getting into the habit of working out is no easy task.  It’s even tougher when you know you need to get some exercise in but REALLY don’t want to work out in front of other people - especially in the gym, where almost everywhere you look, you see people who are already in shape. So, instead of forcing down the uncomfortable feeling of self-consciousness, find a fun alternative way to get your exercise on that doesn’t make you feel like you’re being watched and measured.

The Doctor Is Out

Writer: Martinea Trippett
Illustrator: Joel Gaspar

Is our faith in modern medicine causing us to ignore our gut feelings?  As more medical advancements are made, it seems the less we trust the signs our own bodies are giving us.  Speaking from personal experience, I can attest to the inner struggle that comes with doubting a medical professional’s diagnosis; how can I doubt my doctor, who has gone to medical school? He/she seemed to recognize my symptoms, but something still seems odd. Am I stepping out of line by challenging my doctor? As I interviewed my peers, I found that I was not alone in having doubts about medical advice, and ultimately finding that our doubts became solidified cases of misdiagnosis.

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