Sterling Higa

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Sterling

Sterling Higa WebSterling Higa is a teacher and writer from Honolulu. Before joining Hawaii Business Magazine as a contributing writer, he was a columnist at Honolulu Civil Beat. Sterling is also a debate coach and lecturer in the Department of Communication at Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Articles

The Resilient City Emerging

The pandemic is leaving its mark on cities, impacting urban design, transportation and governance. Five experts reflect on developing trends and future possibilities for resilience in Honolulu.

20 for the Next 20: Aaron Schorn

Aaron Schorn Capstone Coordinator, Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy Director, Nalukai Academy Startup Camp "Being a teacher in this world is being a jazz musician. You know your standards, you know how to perform, and then you just free form it based…

20 for the Next 20: Sondra Leiggi Brandon

Sondra Leiggi-Brandon Systems Director of Behavioral Health, The Queen's Medical Center "We've seen an uptick in the number of people in crisis during the pandemic," says Sondra Leiggi-Brandon, who served as systems director of behavioral health at The Queen’s Medical…

20 for the Next 20: Summer Kaiawe

Summer Kaiawe Attorney and Partner, Watanabe Ing "I view an attorney as someone who can solve problems and help people and companies to find solutions,” says Summer Kaiawe. “It’s a rewarding career.” Jonathan Lai is managing partner at Watanabe Ing,…

State of the Unions

Hawai‘i’s workforce is more unionized than any in the country and it’s facing challenges as the pandemic disrupts tourism, government, shipping and other unionized sectors.

The Future of Local News Isn't What it Used to Be

Some organizations have cut reporters while others have added staff. And everyone is looking for innovative ways to tell the news. In the wake of the Great Recession, news media in Hawai‘i churned and innovated. A decade later, the recession…

Necessity & Invention: Foundations of ALOHA

In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Teachers are leveraging technology to provide online instruction. Students are solving real-world problems through independent, project-based learning. And educators are drawing on the…

Necessity & Invention: Higher Skills Academy

In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Teachers are leveraging technology to provide online instruction. Students are solving real-world problems through independent, project-based learning. And educators are drawing on the…

Necessity & Invention: Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike

In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Teachers are leveraging technology to provide online instruction. Students are solving real-world problems through independent, project-based learning. And educators are drawing on the…

Necessity & Invention: Waimea Canyon Middle School

In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Teachers are leveraging technology to provide online instruction. Students are solving real-world problems through independent, project-based learning. And educators are drawing on the…