Graduation Day: Packed house at SSC

The largest crowd of the year in the Stan Sheriff Center — 1,800 graduates and their loved ones — packed UH’s commencement ceremony.

Josh Donovan
Josh Donovan
Quincy Smith and Dyrbe Enos
Quincy Smith and Dyrbe Enos
Kolby Kanetake
Kolby Kanetake


  1. truegreen May 14, 2016 8:39 am

    Good morning and congrats grads!

  2. legistlature May 14, 2016 8:47 am

    Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on these young men. Get a ring for their finger and sandals for tteir feet.And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast. So Let’s get this party started. We need to celebrate this happy day.

  3. clyde May 14, 2016 9:01 am

    Congrats to all the student-athlete graduates; a diploma is worth more than any trophy or ring attained on the playing field. Props to Stephen for once again chronicling this special day, although this one surely was more meaningful (congrats to Devon). You know, you’ve probably has been to more UH graduations than any single person … dating back to before this blog!

  4. legistlature May 14, 2016 9:02 am

    That pig on Zeke’s back, in that photo the other day, might be for this very occasion.

  5. 3-Prong May 14, 2016 9:07 am

    THIS is what it’s all about. Crongratulations to all the graduates! Go Bows!

  6. legistlature May 14, 2016 9:07 am

    Maybe we can get another photo of Zeno and friends, preparing that pig
    on this special day.

  7. jm2375 May 14, 2016 11:04 am

    Congrats to all the grads, especially Kolby, Siki & Devon James Tsai!!
    Great job!!


  8. A May 14, 2016 11:47 am

    for the graduates:

    congrats on a job well done! continue to use the lessons learned while playing as they will bode well for you!

    go out into our world and make your mark as the finest citizens man may ever know.

  9. A May 14, 2016 11:49 am

    Jaden Allen:

    flashes of his dad taking the hand off and making that quick cut back into the line – quickness and speed

    hope he considers UH as a prospect in the very near future

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid May 14, 2016 12:58 pm

    Congrats Grads! Student athlete is the name of the big game. Best to all of you in the future. Mahalo for representing our state and the University of Hawai’i.

  11. SteveM May 14, 2016 1:18 pm

    Congrats to the graduates… especially to Devon Tsai and Josh Donovan!

  12. cappie the dog May 14, 2016 2:11 pm

    Way to go, Quincy and Dyrbe.

    Really going to miss you Q.

    On a different note, Isaac Fleming announced on his Twitter site that he found a school.

  13. cappie the dog May 14, 2016 2:12 pm

    My prediction: Long Beach State.

  14. H-Man May 14, 2016 2:48 pm

    Josh Donovan really resembles pro golfer Jason Day. Congratulations to the graduates. Way to go !!!

  15. islandman May 14, 2016 3:56 pm

    The list includes Janks, Ikaika, Haynes and others on the football, baseball and other teams.

  16. legistlature May 14, 2016 5:17 pm

    Spell check or unique spelling ?
    Islamman- Oh, forget it ‘it’s me’ spell check. 1 of those wow moments

  17. legistlature May 15, 2016 2:14 am

    White House to issue decree for transgender students
    Daniel 6:6-9
    So the administrators and high officers went to the king and said, “Long live King Darius! We are all in agreement—we administrators, officials, high officers, advisers, and governors—that the king should make a law that will be strictly enforced. Give orders that for the next thirty days any person who prays to anyone, divine or human—except to you, Your Majesty—will be thrown into the den of lions. And now, Your Majesty, issue and sign this law so it cannot be changed, an official law of the Medes and Persians that cannot be revoked.” So King Darius signed the law.

    Matthew 24:12 “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.” The deception of “rights” brings lawlessness.

    Back to Warrior Football

  18. legistlature May 15, 2016 5:12 am

    Rights: we all have them, and we all love to claim them. Teenagers who are well past the hatching stage but not quite ready to leave the nest especially love to claim their rights. And when the rights of teens clash with the rights of parents, the nest invariably becomes messy. So how do parents who want to parent with wisdom, understanding, and knowledge maintain a relatively peaceful home when everyone is claiming their rights? And how do teens who want to try out their wings keep from jumping out of the nest too soon? The answer is simple, though rarely easy: surrender

  19. legistlature May 15, 2016 5:21 am

    When we think of institutions, we often think of places where delinquent, defective, or dependent people need help and a place to stay away from society. This could well describe the institution of marriage today an arrangement to pair together delinquent, defective, and dependent people, not for a lifetime but merely for a time. For many marriages, this definition is all too true. But it doesn’t have to describe your marriage. The institution of marriage has fallen on hard times divorce rates are soaring, men and women are testing the marriage waters by living together first, to say nothing about society’s attempts to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. But marriage is a divinely designed institution, and if marriage is to thrive in an increasingly hostile culture, then we must first consult the architect of marriage . . . God.

  20. legistlature May 15, 2016 5:26 am

    Gensis 2:18-25
    18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”19 So the LORD God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man* to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one.20 He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the LORD God took out one of the man’s ribs* and closed up the opening.22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. 23 “At last!” the man exclaimed.
    “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh!She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.'” 24 This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. 25 Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.

  21. Stephen Tsai May 15, 2016 9:06 am

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