UH Hilo English instructor Patsy Iwasaki tells the story of an immigrant plantation laborer who was lynched in 1889 in the town of Honoka‘a on Hawai‘i Island. The anti-Asian issues surrounding Katsu Goto’s life and death are relevant today even after 130 years.
The three students—Emily Burkhart, Alexander Coley, and Kiaria Zoi Nakamura, all graduating this spring—presented their research on Cli-Fi and Shakespeare.
Braden Savage is a writer and playwright, director, active in student clubs and events, and has received numerous awards for his outstanding work.
The budding scholar says her return to academic study was brought on by an intense desire to grow and push herself intellectually. Her academic journey as an English major at UH Hilo is giving her that chance.
The importance to a young emerging writer in Hawai‘i of being selected for inclusion in the journal cannot be overemphasized—it means Asia Au-Helfrich has “arrived.” This level of accomplishment does not come easy—it takes skill, determination, and inspiration.
A scholar in settler colonial studies, Leanne Day says whatever the medium, whether it is a book or slam poetry, she hopes her students will be inspired to engage in critical self-reflection.
Kiaria Zoi Nakamura enjoys both creative and academic writing. She also is an accomplished dancer: “I wouldn’t be the writer that I am without dance…”
Through abstracts, videos, and infographics, UH Hilo students taking a course on rhetoric are applying their skills of persuasion to the modern goal of advocating Hawai‘i’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy.