October 2013

Man arrested for DUI while driving a lawnmower

A western Penmsylvania man, Thomas Marrone, was charged with driving under the influence [DUI] while driving his riding lawnmower at 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 30, reported the Associated Press. Marrone himself calls himself ‘idiotic’ on CBS Pittsburgh.

U.S. soccer continues to win in World Cup play

With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil less than a year away, the United States men’s soccer team secured its spot for the seventh consecutive time. BYU-Hawaii students weigh in on who will be the team’s biggest challenge.

Fall movie reviews: Don't miss 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

From the many films coming out this fall, here are some that Ke Alaka‘i writer Matthew Roberts wrote short reviews about.

Remembering Auntie Ipolani who exemplified Christ in all she did

An empty chair was placed on the Polynesian Cultural Center stage in memory of local kupuna Auntie Ipolani Thompson on Sept. 5 at the Silver Alumni night show performance during the PCC’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

Maori Culture Day: Te Manahua competitions showcase Maori culture

The groups from New Zealand, Utah, and Canada competed and showed off their skills in performing Maori songs and dances at the Te Manahua festival at the Pacific Theater on Aug. 31. The overall winner of the contest was Te Awhiorange, a high school group from New Zealand.

PCC Alumni Show: Bittersweet performance glitters like gold

Former night show dancers gathered together to share their love for the Polynesian Cultural Center and one another in the Golden and Silver alumni shows on Sept. 6 at the Pacific Theater.