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School floats delight Majuro

School floats delight Majuro

WILMER JOEL Lutok Kobben Alele culture ceremony last week wouldn’t have been exhilarating without the prodigious float parade with all the Mrs. Wut and Mr. Kapeel from each of the nine high schools in Majuro. Each of these contestants represented the tools and flowers that embody the Marshallese culture. Organizing and taking charge of the […]

Marshallese studies get student interest

Marshallese studies get student interest

KELLY LORENNIJ The Marshallese Studies Department at CMI is seeing strong student enrollment for its classes in the Spring Semester of 2018 — an indication of Marshallese students wanting to learn more about their roots, say teachers in the program. The College of the Marshall Islands boasts a Marshallese Studies Department. Two packages of eight […]

Sophia’s kin have a blast

Sophia’s kin have a blast

A long time ago, a German trader and a Marshallese woman had a daughter named Sophia. She was known for flawless complexion and beauty. One day, Sophia accompanied her father on a business voyage to Mwoakil, an outer island in Pohnpei. There, the then Nahnmwarki (high chief) caught sight of the girl. Story has it […]