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.
Braden Savage is a writer and playwright, director, active in student clubs and events, and has received numerous awards for his outstanding work.
UH Hilo senior Holly Trowbridge is developing a social media campaign for the Big Island Press Club. She says it’s “really awesome to be able to put what I learned in class into action with this internship.”
With her first novel just published, Instructor of English Susan Wackerbarth is an example of how passion for one’s craft, combined with hard work and dedication, can get you where you want to go. She stands as an inspiration to her students.
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.