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Archive for November, 2011

November 30th, 2011 - 6:57 am § in Features, News, Photos, Videos

Sustainability in the city: a merger of plants and politics

By Chelsea Yamase In a densely settled Honolulu neighborhood, a Jamaican man and a man from New Jersey are spending the afternoon on their hands and knees harvesting olena, sugarcane and bananas. This unlikely duo is working together to promote sustainability in a way that is relevant to modern soci[...]

November 28th, 2011 - 11:14 am § in Features, Videos

Hope and help for college students who drink alcohol

By Lance Sabado “The man takes a drink, the drink takes a drink, the drink takes the man.” — Japanese proverb Alison Keolanui drank for the first time in elementary school. What started off as way to escape the reality of family life and school, ended up being an enduring struggle and[...]

November 28th, 2011 - 10:39 am § in Features, News, Photos, Videos

Breaking the ‘ice’

Group aims to lower meth use among young adults with bold new campaign By Alvin Park     The Hawai‘i Meth Project, a nonprofit organization aimed at curbing methamphetamine (or “ice”) abuse among teens, hopes to educate Hawai‘i’s youth about the dangers of the drug through a reva[...]

November 28th, 2011 - 10:29 am § in Features

When superstition pervades logic and reason

By Ashley Wood Whether it’s wearing that lucky shirt when gambling or taking a few steps to avoid walking under a ladder, some people convince themselves certain actions will influence some aspect of their lives. Yet in the age of science, people with academic backgrounds based on logic and reason[...]