“ʻAʻole pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi.” All knowledge is not taught in the same school. (Pukui 1983:25:203)
E hoʻomau ana nō au i ka ʻimi naʻauao me ka ʻike i aʻo ʻia ma ke kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Hilo. I will continue learning with the knowledge that was taught at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
— Sakai Rikako
"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse" - Florence Nightingale
— Lexie Ilihia Taylor
"For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11
— Vevesi Ariana Hope Liilii
“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll fall upon the stars.”
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
— Melinda "Mindy" M. Alles
The Dash cont...
So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.
To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?
I hope this poem helps someone who needed it. It doesn't matter how often you fall or fail long as you get back up. Don't worry about what you have or don't have. Foster and build those relationships & spend your dash well.
— Melinda "Mindy" M. Alles
For the current and future students: your grades are important, and so is a good work-life balance. Remember to take some time off once in a while to go do something fun like binge watch that show in sweatpants, or travel somewhere new. Enjoy college not just classes.
— Ariel Kaʻionaniokekai Mei Lann Tuvera Rocha Young-Ziegler
Difficult moments in my life have taught me that the greatest growth of character occurs when under pressure. Though I’ve struggled, I did not give up and managed to attain my goals. Trust in God, work hard, and take care of yourself.
— Haley Keala-Faith Rasse
My wisest words of wisdom would be: of all the things you choose to be in life, choose to be happy.
— Calvin Riley Ostler
Words of Wisdom - be aware that learning how to fail is something most students don’t know how to do. Although it is a weird concept to understand, some students may not know how to cope with their first bad grade because they’re so used to succeeding all the time and it may feel like the end of their college career. Well not me.
Even though it can be embarrassing, failing is a crucial part of the process that leads to growth and I definitely grew a lot throughout my time as a student.
As I close this chapter in my life, I thank all of my friends who grew with me.
— Dario Kekoa Martin
The only thing standing between you and your goal, is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.
— Anthony Rey Soliva Daligcon
“The most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hard-work, family, never forgetting where we came from...see, you are what you are in this world. That's one of two things. Either you're somebody...or you're nobody" -Frank Lucas (American Gangster)
— Steven Kawa'a Hubbell
ʻO ke kahua ma mua, ma hope ke kūkulu First the foundation, then the building Learn all you can, then apply it
— Kody Kahiau Bermoy
After four years, it is hard to believe that I was able to complete my degree. With the ups and downs of school and personal life, many might believe that they can't do it. With hard work and dedication, you can reach places that you never thought you could achieve. Never give up on the one person who will always be with you, YOURSELF.
— Garnett Gani Stone Jr.
A lesson from sediment entrainment and transport: For sediment of all sizes, from clay sized up to boulder sized, the energy required to initially lift and entrain the sediment is greater than the energy required to keep the sediment in transport. It takes more energy to start the process than it does to keep it going. This is true for a lot of things in life, not just for rocks.
— Alice Mary Martin
"Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us." -Isaiah 26:12
— Kiasa Asinna Kanto