Eric Stinton

Eric Stinton is a writer and teacher from Kailua, where he lives with his wife and dogs. You can reach him on Twitter at @TombstoneStint and find his work at ericstinton.com.
Eric Stinton: We Need To Take Wildlife Harassment More Seriously Courtesy Matthew Chauvin/NOAA

Eric Stinton: We Need To Take Wildlife Harassment More Seriously

Public punishment of offenders, like making them do environmental service and putting that on social media, is one idea.

Eric Stinton: Teachers, Don’t Be Shy About Talking To The Media Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: Teachers, Don’t Be Shy About Talking To The Media

Teachers may be afraid to appear before cameras or worry about retaliation, but talking to the public should not be a problem.

Eric Stinton: There Is No Right Way To Grade Students In A Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: There Is No Right Way To Grade Students In A Pandemic

Some teachers are wondering if schools should even be giving grades at all this year.

Eric Stinton: Healing Through Sports Courtesy: McKinley High School

Eric Stinton: Healing Through Sports

The truth is, watching sports is not just good for the people playing; it’s also good for the people watching, in ways that are distinctly relevant for us here in Hawaii.

Eric Stinton: The Dangers Of Hawaii’s Warrior Spirit HNN

Eric Stinton: The Dangers Of Hawaii’s Warrior Spirit

The same warrior mentality that electrified all of us on the football field was also Colt Brennan’s downfall off the field. Could we have done more to help him?

Eric Stinton: Welcome To Hawaii. Now Pay Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: Welcome To Hawaii. Now Pay Up

A $20 entry fee could be used to pay to protect natural resources. Or we could just give it to tourism industry workers who have to put up with all the tourists.

Eric Stinton: Society Is To Blame For Iremamber Sykap’s Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: Society Is To Blame For Iremamber Sykap’s Death

Kids like Sykap are born on a path that tilts them into hopelessness and criminality.

Eric Stinton: To Test Or Not To Test Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: To Test Or Not To Test

The flaws of standardized tests like the SBA will likely be magnified, but it’s hard to argue against the collection of data, especially after a year as different as this one.

Eric Stinton: The Small Wonders Of Knowing Your Home Courtesy Miki‘ala Lidstone

Eric Stinton: The Small Wonders Of Knowing Your Home

There’s unavoidable humility that comes with that knowledge, but also an urgent hope that we might use our one brief moment to make things better.