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Mahalo nui! See you in the Spring!

Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is going on Winter Break with the rest of the campus, but weʻll be back next semester with exciting new...
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Birthright, two poems by Denise ʻAkaloka Rivers

In the early days of Hawaiʻi, personal possessions were few but highly valued.  A personʻs most precious possession was also the most personal: his...
Olowalu - The Power of Many Voices

Olowalu, The Power of Many Voices, photographs by Kahoʻolemana Naone

Two weeks ago, the people of Maui voted in favor of a moratorium on genetically engineered organisms. Native Hawaiians tend to be overwhelmingly against...
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Kā Kamahaʻo Mea Pāʻani, kākau ia e Pōhai Medeiros

Written and narrated in the Hawaiian language by Pōhai Medeiros, Kā Kamahaʻo Mea Pāʻani is a sweet childrenʻs story about a little boy, Kamahaʻo,...
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Hū Ka Pele, paintings by Stephanie Loke Schoening

The Kilauea lava flow currently threatening the town of Pāhoa reminds us that we live on fragile islands. Our ancestors knew this and taught...
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Kahana Bay, a poem by Katy Darlington

Meet the writer: Katy Darlington Beautiful, serene, remote Kahana Bay.  Historically, thanks to abundant fertile soil, fresh water, and an advanced irrigation system, Kahana...
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Ke Ala Hele I Mauna Kea, haku ia e Kiaʻi Lee

  Meet the artist: Kiaʻi Lee Every Monday during the semester, Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa proudly showcases the work and manaʻo of a writer...
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StepHI, haku ia e Kekai Mar

  Meet the artist: Kekai Mar StepHI, a photo collage by Kekai Mar, represents the connectedness of natural and cultural resources. Click the image...
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The Naming, haku ia e Umialiloa Harding

  Meet the author, Umialiloa Harding Words have power in the Hawaiian language, and personal names can evoke history and ancestral ties.  In his...
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Kepa came across this sign at the heiau for Poliahu near the Waimea River.  It's said the heiau was built by menehune.

Nani Kaua’i i Ka Mālie, a photo gallery by Kumu ʻIokepa Badis

  Meet the artist: ʻIokepa Badis Aloha a’e au i ku’u ‘åina, i ke kūkilakila O Wai’ale’ale I recall with fondness my homeland, where...