Eric Stinton

Eric Stinton, 27, is a writer and teacher from Kailua who lives in Seoul, South Korea. He is a columnist for Sherdog.com and his words occasionally appear on The Classical. Follow him on Twitter at @TombstoneStint or find his writing on ericstinton.com.
The Elephants On The Island PF Bentley/Civil Beat

The Elephants On The Island

Housing shortages, finite freshwater supplies, heavy reliance on imported foods — these are among the issues Hawaii must address for a sustainable future.
Numbers And Letters: A Day In The Life Of A Special-Ed Teacher Robert Pollack via Flickr

Numbers And Letters: A Day In The Life Of A Special-Ed Teacher

This commentary won 3rd place in Civil Beat's Emerging Writers Contest.
Ignorance, Cynicism Can Sabotage Public Education Efforts Meliha Gojak/iStock

Ignorance, Cynicism Can Sabotage Public Education Efforts

What hurts students the most is the collapse of collaboration between schools, families and communities.
Why Are We Spending Public Money on the Pro Bowl? Nanea Kalani/Civil Beat

Why Are We Spending Public Money on the Pro Bowl?

A new study debunks claims of an economic benefit from the NFL all-star game played in Honolulu almost every year since 1979.
Can Sustainability and Tourism Peacefully Co-exist in Hawaii? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Can Sustainability and Tourism Peacefully Co-exist in Hawaii?

If we limit the use of our natural resources and educate the users — including tourists — we just might be around for the long haul.
Let Native Hawaiians Take the Lead on Issues Such as TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Let Native Hawaiians Take the Lead on Issues Such as TMT

Writer grew up on Oahu, but contends that there are times when he and the rest of the islands' residents should defer to Native Hawaiians.