Campus & Community

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.

PCC Parade in Laie: Aloha spirit shines despite rain at the PCC’s 50th Anniversary Parade

The threat of steady rain didn’t stop the BYU-Hawaii and Polynesian Cultural Center ohana, community members, and visitors from dancing and cheering at the PCC’s 50th Anniversary Parade, in Laie Town on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Hawaiian legends teach life lessons, says student and teacher

Student on BYU-Hawaii campus often hear stories, see a hula performed or listen to old songs about one of the Hawaiian legends. Before Christianity and colonization came to Hawaii, the Hawaiian people had their own mythology and religion.

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