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Fighting Multiple Sclerosis with Victoria Moala

Life may have the agency to erode the utopian image we envision for ourselves during our time here on earth but the Creator of it has the willingness to grant those who believe, a spirit of ...

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN MOTHER: HALAEVALU MATA’AHO

There’s an old Tongan proverb; “Tā sino’i vai”, that translates into, “the impact of a body of water” which describes the ongoing ebb and flow of water and the impact it has on its surrounding environment. ...

Our Ancestors Dreamt This: Pacific Islander Leaders of Tomorrow 2015

There’s an entire village behind us and a platform of shoulders we stand upon. To the hungry Pacific Islander student, the time you invest in learning about your culture and history this summer will take you ...

How the Pacific Islander Community Is Impacted by Ferguson verdict: Understanding Race in America From a Pacific Islander Perspective

The Michael Brown case has become a controversial topic on all ends of the social media trail. Ferguson, MO has become a warzone of military infractions against protesters who are seeking justice as their cries for ...

The Power Of Healing

When I asked my aunties why my grandparents wanted to move to America from Samoa, they told me it was for the same reason most foreigners move here: a better life for the family. My grandparents ...

Marshallese Mother’s Touching Poem Brought Tears to the Eyes of World Leaders

World leaders came together on September 23rd for the United Nations Climate Summit 2014, the most significant meeting on climate change to happen in a few years. There were many prestigious speakers, including President Barack Obama, ...

Pacific Islander Leaders Of Tomorrow

PILOT has taken flight, and is soaring! A week long conference at the prestigious campus grounds of USC, PILOT (Pacific Islander Leaders of Tomorrow) fully intends to pick the brains of 18 bright individuals, training them ...

Exclusive Interview: Harvard Graduate Student Moana Uluave

TWID: What kind of work do you do and what motivates in your (job, career,work)? MOANA ULUAVE: I am a writer and storyteller. When I was a kid, my mom would always tell me I fakamatala ...