Maybe you don’t miss standing in line at Klum Gym to register for classes, but how about pau hana time at Mānoa Gardens or a Campus Center loco-moco on a rainy day?
When UH Alumni Association board members (and some of their co-workers) were asked recently what they miss about their student days, a lively e-mail conversation ensued. Shooting pool, playing ping pong and “sharpening our singing skills (waaaay before karaoke was in vogue) at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor” figured in the responses.
Derek Mukai recalls Super Rooters. The 1980s student cheering section in the orange seats on the 40-yard line at Aloha Stadium was a couple hundred strong, he wrote.
It wasn’t all about extracurricular activities. Bernadette Baraquio Hamada remembers riding her mountain bike from Orvis Auditorium to Crawford Hall in three minutes and learning about the history of rock and roll “from a long-haired professor with a great taste for oldies.” And Janet Bullard laughs about watching her friend Keoni fall asleep in History 101…almost every class.