SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah is known to produce top athletes who are part of what’s called, the ‘Polynesian Pipeline.’ Now there’s a movement on campus to use that same concept to attract high-performing Pacific Islander students. 324 more words
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A close relative of mine said to me one day, I remember because I instantly thought WTH?! my kids are my bank??…“Mmm e ke kalikogu iai pea e makua” (You will know it’s true when you get older) my close relative continued on to say to me but in my head I was like “ummm..ok then” not believing it for a second. 1,167 more words
‘How long have you been away from home?’ I asked an army friend.
‘Thirteen years,’ he replied.
And to myself, I said, How could anyone be away from Guam for 13 years? 538 more words
Fun fact: the very popular Polynesian Cultural Center, which boasts six “villages” highlighting “traditional” dress, dance, music, arts and crafts, and other practices of indigenous Pacific Islander culture, is owned and operated by the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. 178 more words
My overt perspective of the general Pacific Island population, although having few minor differentiating ideas and values, all pose general similarities that have given the population both positive and negative feedback from their counterparts within their overall interaction within the community. 1,783 more words