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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2010

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Hawaii dance crew faces off in final 3

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Hype 5-0

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Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Buffy Cushman-Patz

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Hype 5-0, the first hip-hop crew from Hawai'i tapped for MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" will perform tonight as one of three finalists. The seven-member O'ahu crew will dance against Blueprint Cru of Montreal, and Poreotics of Orange County, Calif. At the end of the 10 p.m. (Hawai'i time) broadcast, one crew in the hunt for the competition's $100,000 prize will be eliminated.

To vote or find out more, go to www.mtv.com/shows/dance_crew/season_5/series.jhtml.

Maureen O'Connell

EARTH MONTH

STUDENT ART ON DISPLAY AROUND O'AHU

Student art showing the impacts of marine debris will be on display at several locations on O'ahu throughout April, "Earth Month." O'ahu students in grades 3 through 12 took part in the Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project earlier this year, after volunteers from the nonprofit Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai'i B.E.A.C.H. visited classrooms.

The student art displays can be viewed at the state Capitol (foyer, basement level) and Hawai'i State Library (first-floor reading room), ING Direct Cafe in Waikīkī, and the public libraries in 'Ewa, Kailua, Kāne'ohe, Liliha, McCully-Mō'ili'ili, Wai'anae and Waipahu. For more information, visit www.b-e-a-c-h.org.

Advertiser Staff

TEACHER AT SEA

TRACK GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION ON BLOG

Follow the ocean adventures of Buffy Cushman-Patz, a geologist and teacher at La Pietra Hawai'i School for Girls, as she continues to blog for The Advertiser throughout a monthlong expedition off the Galapagos Islands.

Cushman-Patz is aboard the ship Atlantis in the Galapagos Ridge Undersea Volcanic Eruptions Expedition, or GRUVEE, through April 14. Her exclusive blog updates include photos of life aboard the Atlantis, underwater scenes from the Alvin submersible and more. Her blog's at http://teacheratsea.honadvblogs.com.

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