Author: Pavel Stankov

The Growing Crisis of Student Debt

Ryan Delaney had been teaching at Waianae High School for two years when he received an offer he couldn’t refuse: Return to UH-Manoa’s Speech Department to get his M.A. at a discounted price. While earning that degree, he served as…

Reel Hawaii at Uluulu

This year, Hawaii celebrates 100 years since local life was first captured on cinematographic film. Over that century, however, our humid tropical climate has made it difficult to preserve those images. To the rescue comes Uluulu: The Henry Kuualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive, dedicated to digitizing, cataloging and sharing significant old reels. Online visitors to Uluulu, which means collections in…

Figs are hawaii’s most lucrative crop

Bree DuPertuis, manager of her family’s farm, Pono Farm and Landscaping, is as surprised as anyone that figs are her main source of income. “I grow about a hundred different crops,” she says, “but approximately 90 percent of my money…

Eccentric Businesses at the Blaisdell Hotel

A rich history and equally interesting cast of tenants make this century-old building one of a kind If you like modern glass and steel towers, Bishop Street has plenty of office locations to choose from. But if your taste runs…

Building Bridges

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Papakilo search engine and database aims to become a one-stop site for all things Hawaiian. Though still a work in progress, Papakilo’s creators consider it a “database of databases” as it offers online access to…

Hawaii Golf Courses Avoid Local Sand

Hawaii is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, but most local golf courses import their sand from Vietnam or California. In fact, golf-course and athletic-field constructors prefer the more manageable, industrial varieties of sand based on silicon dioxide, as opposed…

Hawaii's Latinos Defy Stereotypes

Many people were surprised when the 2010 Census revealed that 120,000 people in Hawaii identified themselves as having Hispanic heritage, about 9 percent of the state’s residents. In fact, the Hispanic population in the Islands had grown by 38 percent…