Aloha ‘Oe is a song heard frequently all over campus, yet few students know the story of the song’s origin. Out of 14 students interviewed, none knew the full factual story, but most had at least a little truth.
Japan may be an ocean way, but it is easier to visit than people think. According to Japan’s National Tourism Organization, in 2012, just over 8 million people visited Japan. Surprisingly, only 700,000 of those people came from the United States.
In hoping to tell the story of the only ship of LDS Church immigrants wrecked with loss of life and address the theme of divine providence, filmmakers Fred Woods and Martin Andersen from Utah, presented the story, their research, and a teaser of a movie “A Divine Providence: The Wreck and Rescue