Monday, November 15, 2010

Obesity ruins armed forces recruitment

"An ever-growing portion of America's 17 to 24 year-olds, about 75 percent, is simply ineligible or unavailable to serve for a variety of reasons, above all, health and weight requirements in an age of spiraling childhood obesity."

- Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, United States of America

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Art as more than mere aesthetics

Artist profile: Sanit Khewhok

By Will Caron
Editor in Chief

Published: Monday, November 8, 2010 Ka Leo O Hawaii

Without civilization, artists would be nothing more than hunter-gatherers. With that in mind, it is important for artists to use their skills to benefit society. At least, that's what Sanit Khewhok, the 11th recipient of the Catharine E. B. Cox Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, says.

"If you're living in society, I think [being political] is important. Otherwise would it be useful if art didn't serve [a purpose]?" said Khewhok at our interview outside of the Kahala Whole Foods.

"If we have senses, you cannot avoid what we call art," said Khewhok.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Video Coverage of the Hawaii elections now available

Ka Leo O Hawaii may have made history this past Tuesday night by being the first team to partner with the Student Video and Film Association (SVFA) and send camera crews to both gubernatorial candidate's headquarters to document the evening.

It is now available at the Ka Leo website:

The Puppet Master and his Toy - also, an article for your perusal

Caught in the quagmire: the life and times of a despondent democrat

The hazy fun of summer is a great recipe for forgetting what happened in the 1st Congressional District last semester, but if you think back hard enough, the picture should come in to focus.

The Democrats, divided between Democratic Party-bred Colleen Hanabusa, and the more centrist, independent Ed Case, managed to defeat themselves in a special election, and let Republican Charles Djou waltz right into the position.

Tomorrow, the Democrats, with help of their constituents, have another chance to defeat Djou in the general election. All we have to do is check the little box next to ‘Hanabusa.' But should we?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

140. For You, Our Review of Paranormal Activity 2

This is a completely true story in every single aspect possible.
The movie features a haunted poopy, the movie is, itself, a heaping pile of poopy, my short friend Jane does have rabbit ears, I am actually ginger and Davin is, in fact, an ogre - though a very refined one.  Additionally, the Maniacal Mime Mob did, actually, sit behind us in the theater.