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BYUH alumna explains how a hobby of collecting sea glass became her jewelry business

Born and raised in Laie, BYU–Hawaii alumna Anne McCarrey Tobon, said she sees a connection between the sea glass she uses for her jewelry business “Wrap the Sea” and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Entire landscaping of BYUH campus was completed on a $10 budget, says 1958 labor missionary yearbook

With only sugar cane fields as a canvas, labor missionaries turned BYU–Hawaii into the thriving ecosystem that it is today. Labor missionaries needed to plant more than 27,000 plants, according to the first labor missionary yearbook published in 1958, which included importing plant species that were not available in Hawaii.
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Tips on reducing waste include reducing fossil fuel use and recycling

Reducing waste means being aware of how our actions will affect the natural environment, says Kumuwaiwai Center for Sustainability Student Supervisor Leslie Harper. He shared different ways students affect their carbon output including the amount of food, gas and electricity they use. “The goal is to reduce our carbon footprint,” he added, which is the amount of carbon output necessary for a person to function.

Black BYUH students open up about their pain and joy and what Juneteenth means to them

Junior Chenoa Francis said she felt “genuinely seen” when President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency called Black lives matter an “eternal truth” that should be universally accepted. Oaks made the statement on Oct. 27, 2020, at a devotional at BYU in Provo. The following year, in 2021, the celebration of the emancipation, or freedom, of slaves in the United States, a day known as “Juneteenth,” became a federal holiday, which Francis added also helped her to feel seen.

BYUH retiree Bill Neal remembered for his aloha and Christlike example

The aloha spirit was strong, said members of the BYU-Hawaii ohana, as they gathered in person in Utah and via Zoom to remember retiree and former business professor and university administrator William “Bill” Neal on June 10. His family reported he passed away peacefully on June 4 at the age of 73.

Family and friends remember Kamaile Nihipali for her life of service and the joy she shared though her love of music

Music was one of the focal points of the memorial service for BYU–Hawaii alumna and longtime university employee Valerie Kaliko’okamaile Nihipali on May 26 at the Laie Hawaii North Stake Center.

Gender equality increasing for surfing in Hawaii, but not like the dominance women had when surfing began, local surfers say

Sixty-two percent of college-aged students in a recent Instagram survey said they think of surfing as a male sport. Kinsey Hippolite, a resident of Kahuku, said the way to change this perception is for women to talk more about being surfers and support other female surfers. She said as women are proud to be surfers and bring it into the conversation, others will start to do the same, and people will begin to recognize surfing as a sport for both men and women.

More than 700 students attended 'The Bachelor' themed closing social, making it a success, says Seasider Sports & Activities employee

With more than 700 students in attendance, the Winter Semester Closing Social had an amazing turnout, according to student employee Zayne Williams, a senior from Florida majoring in communications.

Pressing forward in faith and unity allows student couple to get through difficult medical trial

At the end of 2020, a medical issue drove Steve and Foloi Vaiouga to rely on each other and their faith in God to push through, shared Foloi Vaiouga.

The unique heritage and legacy of BYUH depends on its students, says President Kauwe

New students, some who arrived on Oahu only days earlier, packed the Stake Center chapel for the New Student Orientation President’s Devotional on April 24, 2022. President Kauwe addressed the new students and invited them to contemplate the legacy and purpose God has designed for them to fulfill at BYUH.

Family and friends remember BYUH retiree Glenn Kau’s passion for his ohana, film and food

A longtime campus filmmaker and BYU–Hawaii retiree Glenn Alan Gee Keong Kau was remembered at his memorial service on May 2 by family and friends for his notorious dry wit, his love of films and filmmaking, his love of good food, but mostly for his love for his ohana and the people he interacted with over the 30-plus years he worked at the university.

Kauwes speak on integrity and trusting in Christ despite loss during first Spring devotional

First Lady Monica Kauwe reminded students, during her address in the first devotional of Spring Semester 2022, now is the time for them to develop and nurture their integrity. She said, “Success comes and goes, but integrity is forever.”