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Student Spotlight: Laura Breitenfeld

Meet our first student in the spotlight for 2016! Laura Breitenfeld comes to Hawai‘i from Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts to study astronomy. Laura has appreciation for family, nature, science and the vastness of the universe. What are your personal … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Alexandra Muscalus and Jason Hirschey

One of the best things about doing this job is interviewing our ASH students. Glimpsing into the person, behind the wrapping of student and major sometimes reveals unexpected things! I got to know Alex and Jason little bit during our … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Coming Home – Brandon Bulseco

Brandon Bulseco, sometimes known as Keanu (his Hawaiian name) finds his place in the culture, land and people of Hawai‘i. Brandon’s parents grew up in Hawai‘i, but he was born in Oregon and lived most of his life in Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight – Spring 2015 – Becca Milligan

Becca Milligan comes to Hawai‘i from Illinois Central College and has certainly taken advantage of her time here on the island. She explores hiking trails and beaches and thoroughly enjoys her Hawaiian Medicine class. She documents her adventures with her … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight – Henry Steckel

Meet Henry Steckel, an economics major from Bates College. Out of class, Henry enjoys playing guitar and basketball. After lamenting our unsuccessful March Madness brackets Henry offered his thoughts on our Student Spotlight questions. This interview should have been on … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Emily Randhahn

We begin our spring 2015 Student Spotlight series with Emily Randhahn, a junior geology major from Mount Holyoke College. Emily has many interests beyond her science studies, including creative writing, drawing, and singing in choirs. The arts meet science in … Continue reading

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A Mini-Summary of Our ASH Fall Semester 2014

Here are a few highlights from this past semester! INSTAGRAM: This was our first semester with an INSTAGRAM account. Thanks to all the students who followed us at alohastudy! If you haven’t already, please join us now!     HAWAII 5-0: … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight Fall 2014: Callie Buccini

Meet Callie Buccini, a Tourism Management major visiting UHM from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Callie blends her serious thoughts with a dose of self-deprecating humor to keep us all on our toes! What superpower do you wish you … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight Fall 2014: Olivia Gluck

Our next ASH student in the spotlight is Olivia Gluck, a communications major from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Olivia enjoys taking pictures, has had photos published by the UHM student newspaper, Ka Leo and works as a … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight Fall 2014: Riley Amy and TJ Hensley

Two young men join forces in Hawai‘i and become fast friends for a semester at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.  Riley Amy from Rochester, Minnesota and TJ Hensley from Dalton, Georgia share adventures around the island and add the … Continue reading

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