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UH athletics finds it’s darkest before the dawn

As University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood put it, "Happy holidays, Warrior fans."

The UH football team is ranked 24th in the country, seeking its 11th victory of the season in the Dec. 24 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, and now officially bound for the Mountain West Conference.

Hawaii’s other sports teams will compete in the previously all-California Big West Conference, where Wahine volleyball will get a competitive upgrade and Rainbow Warrior basketball could have a chance to be a force.

Just months ago, UH seemed caught between the no-win scenarios of staying in a diminished Western Athletic Conference or going independent.

Now, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. 

Cash is not only way to make a difference

What were you doing at age 26? Building a career? In grad school? Living paycheck to paycheck to make rent?

Well, if you’re Mark Zuckerberg, you’re giving out $100 million over five years to help a New Jersey school system. The Facebook CEO, one of the world’s youngest billionaires, is following in the well-heeled footsteps of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett, pledging to give away most of their wealth to make the world a better place. If Zuckerberg is the litmus, the "Me Generation" has hope of evolving into the "Me Too Generation" for the greater good.

But in this season of giving and receiving, don’t let all this talk of millions and billions intimidate you. Ordinary citizens like us can contribute to improving our collective lives in myriad ways. Remember: You too, can make a difference, one person at a time.

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