UHH men take their shot at No. 1

UH-Hilo’s men’s basketball team already has beaten one Division I team (Northern Colorado), challenged another (Pacific) and it opened the season against “big brother” (the UH-Manoa).

Burning books a ‘right’ of passage

Two school board members in Virginia last week called for the burning — yes, burning — of books in the school’s library that they deem sexually offensive. This is, of course, the logical direction of the conservative movement to crack down on any school curriculum that doesn’t reflect a right-wing view of the world. And it’s another reason why liberals and progressives should reclaim the mantle of free speech that was once an integral part of liberal thinking but that has now, alarmingly, fallen out of fashion on college campuses and other liberal strongholds.