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Features: December 5, 2011

Train in Jiu Jitsu at Gracie Barra University of Hawaii

By James Gerber

Chaminade Silversword

 

Thinking of learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Hawaii? Gracie Barra University of Hawaii teaches the fundamental principle of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and it’s a great place to start.

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Chaminade Graduates Launch "The Box Jelly" Coworking Space

By Kexin Zhang

Chaminade Silversword

 

Imagine a place with great coffee, color printing, fast Internet, large office desks, comfortable sofas and all kinds of network connections you might need. People call it “a co-working place,” or The Box Jelly. Hason Scott, graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu, one of the founders of The Box Jelly, defines co-working is a collective space where the self employed or small business owner can rent out desks, event and meeting space.

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A Christmas dessert from me to you

By Jessika Garcia
Chaminade Silversword

Tis the season to eat desserts: colorful cookies, huge cakes, pies to die for and eggnog. But one of my favorite Christmas desserts is pumpkin crunch. Most people think of Thanksgiving when they hear pumpkin crunch, but this delicious dessert is amazing all year round; especially when it is fresh out of the oven.

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Top 10 Christmas Destinations
By James Gerber
Chaminade Silversword

 

Christmas holidays are always times for celebration with friends and family. It is time for us to let go of ourselves, sit back, relax, and enjoy ourselves with our family or friends. It is also the time for us to see the beautiful places here on Earth.

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Great Christmas gift ideas with a budget

By Katrina Garcia
Chaminade Silversword

 

It's that time of year again to spread Christmas cheer and gifts. A time to try and enjoy a brief school break and fit in the gift finding for friends and family before Christmas Eve. Stay away from last minute shopping madness and fretting over gift ideas (with a budget in mind) with these 10 great gift ideas that will help you get that perfect gift for less than $20.

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Chaminade gives back with the Adopt-A-Highway program
By Sean Goo
Chaminade Silversword

 

For the past two years, volunteers from Chaminade University have periodically been on the Windward side of Oahu cleaning a two mile section of both north and south bound lanes of the Pali Highway. Chaminade has pledged, through the Adopt-A-Highway program, to maintain the section between the Kalanianaole intersection stoplight and the town-bound lanes lookout before the tunnels.

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‘An island trademark’

By Jena Stomber
Chaminade Silversword



In the morning, the lines are already starting to form outside the door at Leonard’s Bakery at 933 Kapahulu Ave for a hot malasada. Some people gladly sacrifice their daily punctuality for the warm, soft, sugar melting when it hits your mouth, taste of a Leonard’s malasada.

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Makahiki festivals: bringing peace
By Suse Simoes
Chaminade Silversword 

 

Makahiki season is the time to drop the weapons and pick up the ukulele. It all begins with the first sight of the seven sisters stars, the constellation Pleiades, known as the “makali`i." The season is a four-month period starting in November, the end of the growing season.

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Let's live on Mars

By Katrina Garcia
Chaminade Silversword

 

Discover life on Mars at the Bishop Museum’s "Facing Mars" exhibit.The Bishop Museum, known mostly for its Hawaiian Polynesian exhibits has recently added a space exhibition to its sights. "Facing Mars" is a fun, interactive exhibit that runs until Jan. 2.

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Inspirational person on campus

By Ethan Murao
Chaminade Silversword


Noelani Tu'u senior at Chaminade is an ideal inspirational student and has been here for five years. After the receiving his associates degree in American Samoa in 2007, he was then accepted into Chaminade. During his first year at CUH, he was scared and stood in his room by himself. One day, someone told Tu'u to be active and join clubs and activities, and still today he is involved and volunteers for most events around campus.

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Talented Chaminade junior driven to success

By Suse Simoes
Chaminade Silversword

 

Samson Fleury is capable of achieving impressive success. He was part of a volunteer event that raised about $40,000 for charity, the one picked for an investing job out many professionals, and one of the most successful students at the Hogan Entrepreneurs program at Chaminade.

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Next year’s fun

By Jena Stomber
Chaminade Silversword

 

Starting off a new year with a goal can help one better oneself. Typically having a goal can help one not to procrastinate and strive toward the end result. Several students at Chaminade have set up some goals for the coming semester and/or year.

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Finishing the semester with no regrets 

By Jessika Garcia 
Chaminade Silversword

 

Chaminade University senior Soane Uiagalelei, 41, has been through many mishaps such as engaging a social life rather than studying and attending a school that made him feel lost have helped pave the road to where he is now. 

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Steve Sue, entrepreneurship guru

By Chelsea Seki
Chaminade Silversword

 

If there are any students out there who have the fear of choosing the wrong major or becoming a career-less hobo, Steve Sue is the guy to talk to. As a home-builder, branding and marketing pro, movie set and event designer, law school grad, artist and web whiz, the 51-year-old Sue has accomplished more than most could ever dream.

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More options for college textbooks

By Megan Kamehiro
Chaminade Silversword


 
When calculating how much it costs to attend a university, many students overlook the price of textbooks over the four or more years of school. Attending Chaminade University is expensive enough. Fortunately there are a few alternatives to buying all your textbooks that help keep some cash in your pockets.

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Pirate beware, modern treasure hunters exist

By Sean Goo
Chaminade Silversword


The quest for treasure was always believed to be reserved for pirates, treasure hunters and Nicolas Cage from “National Treasure.” But since 2000, the activity has grown to more than four million registered treasure hunters around the world. This type of treasure hunting is called geocaching and isn’t a hunt for precious metals or money, it’s for hidden containers called geocaches.

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