Paper chase

Yep, they did it.

Eight Warriors are set to earn UH degrees this Saturday.

Because of the large number of graduates, there will be two ceremonies. If they choose to walk, this is the schedule for the eight:

Morning ceremony (9 a.m.)

> Isaiah Bernard, wideout, sociology

> Makoa Camanse-Stevens, receiver, political science

> Jeremy Castro, linebacker, sociology

> Davasyia Hagger, tight end, economics

> Andrew Ho, tight end, history (second degree)

> RJ Hollis, offensive tackle, economics

Afternoon ceremony (4 p.m.)

> Steven Lakalaka, running back, kinesiology/rehabilitation sciences

> Brodie Nakama, snapper, kinesiology/rehabilitation sciences

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Back in the ’70s, you couldn’t go an hour at this time of year without hearing this on KKUA: Graduation Day

You just got chicken skin, didn’t you?


  1. jm2375 May 10, 2017 8:34 am

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Congrats to the graduates! Best wishes as you go into the next phase of your lives.

  2. Decider808 May 10, 2017 8:49 am

    Congrats to the Warriors who are graduating.

    Waiting patiently for Rolo to move along so we can have a real coach again at the UH.

  3. Stephen Tsai May 10, 2017 8:56 am

    The doubleheader ceremonies are essential — some parents got locked out of last year’s record ceremony — but it sure messes up our semiannual group photo.
    I guess Nakama and Lakalaka will be the Payton and McMahon of the Super Bowl Shuffle

  4. H-Man May 10, 2017 9:26 am

    Congratulations to the graduates. All your hard work has paid off.

  5. sfogate May 10, 2017 9:37 am

    Congratulations to all the graduates and a special shout out to my son Andrew Ho. He lived his childhood dream of putting on the Warrior uniform and becoming a player for UH. He even went back to school for his second degree to play wear the uniform for another year.

  6. jm2375 May 10, 2017 10:32 am

    sfogate – congrats to your son. He’s the kind of kid we want to be at UH.

    ST – the MVB seniors will also be split up – Mol (physics) & McKellar (econ) in the morning, Fey (engineering) & Franciskovic (business) in the afternoon. It’ll be a long day for the coaches and parents.

  7. Stephen Tsai May 10, 2017 10:42 am

    I guess they gotta do it that way.
    It was really sad last May. There were people crying because they weren’t allowed in to see their kids graduate.

  8. Stephen Tsai May 10, 2017 10:46 am

    I sent your son a video clip of when he received his first degree.
    He’s a good guy. He worked hard, was a good teammate, and never got in trouble.
    It’s a shame he didn’t play more because he has really good hands.
    But, alas, it is a numbers game. The main thing is he got two degrees and fulfilling college experience.

  9. Stephen Tsai May 10, 2017 10:51 am

    UH owes gratitude to the volleyball Warriors.
    Because they only can offer the equivalent of 4.5 scholarships, their players contributed more than $300,000 in tuition, school fees and expenses this past year.
    When state lawmakers are sitting around not figuring out a way to address housing, traffic and the rail, they should consider that by significantly decreasing funding to UH, many, many of our island kids will be saddled with college debt for years and years.

  10. Derek May 10, 2017 10:59 am

    The most sensible thing to do is to allow men’s volleyball to have more scholarships.
    I don’t know what that number is but 4.5 is much too low. Same for baseball. Is it because of gender equity laws?

  11. sfogate May 10, 2017 11:21 am

    ST: Thank you. Andrew was in the right place, just at the wrong time. We are all sorry that he received zero on-the-field playing time, he enjoyed his time being a member of the team. We will be watching future games and cheering for the Warriors.

  12. jm2375 May 10, 2017 11:53 am

    Derek – #9 – yup. I believe baseball and softball are allowed the same # of scholarships. At least MVB gets scholarships, others, like swimming/diving, don’t.

  13. Hodad May 10, 2017 12:29 pm

    Ah, sociology today’s gut major. Someday check

  14. islandman May 10, 2017 4:14 pm

    Men’s Swimming and diving gets 9.9 scholarships.

  15. Akamai Okole May 10, 2017 5:23 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Congratulations to all those who will actually remember their Graduation Day.

    Das it.

  16. Ipu Man May 10, 2017 5:26 pm

    Andrew Ho got two degrees.
    1st degree and 2nd degree.
    Should get some solid employment
    offers for his brain and brawn.

  17. NaKoaMike May 10, 2017 6:06 pm

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  18. cappie the dog May 10, 2017 6:34 pm

    John Houseman: “Here’s a dime. Take it. Call your mother. And tell her there is serious doubt about you ever becoming a lawyer.”

    Congratulations Steven Lakalaka.

    Now you can go get your MA at UCLA.

  19. Stephen Tsai May 11, 2017 8:43 am

    New post:

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