Sterling Higa

Sterling Higa is a teacher and writer from Honolulu. Find his work at sterlinghiga.com.

Sterling’s opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Civil Beat.

Sterling Higa: When The Joys Of Our Sugar-Loving Culture Go Too Far Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Sterling Higa: When The Joys Of Our Sugar-Loving Culture Go Too Far

Many Hawaii residents are at risk or have diabetes, and the purveyors of confections aren’t helping.

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Should Prepare Now For The Next Drug Scourge Getty Images/iStockphoto

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Should Prepare Now For The Next Drug Scourge

Hawaii was an early adopter of meth. Now a wave of fentanyl is coming.

Sterling Higa: Leaving Behind The 9th Island And All It Stands For Flickr: Nick Amoscato

Sterling Higa: Leaving Behind The 9th Island And All It Stands For

The local penchant for gambling in Las Vegas is part of a spectrum of distractions that keep us from focusing on making a world worth living in.

Sterling Higa: What Red Hill Says About The Decline Of American Empire Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Sterling Higa: What Red Hill Says About The Decline Of American Empire

The United States seems to have lost the ability to predict or manage the consequences of its actions abroad or at home.

Sterling Higa: Some Will Be Left Behind In Revamped Hawaii Economy Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Sterling Higa: Some Will Be Left Behind In Revamped Hawaii Economy

While some may be able to take advantage of changes wrought by the pandemic, many others could be mired in increasingly insecure traditional jobs.

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Millennials Buck Stereotype To Pitch In Against Pandemic Courtesy Every1one Hawaii

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Millennials Buck Stereotype To Pitch In Against Pandemic

Every1ne Hawaii switched gears when the pandemic started from voter registration to providing free face masks and recruiting social influencers.

Sterling Higa: Who Will Bear The Burden Of Our Virus Response Effort? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sterling Higa: Who Will Bear The Burden Of Our Virus Response Effort?

From business shutdowns to government cutbacks to the virus infection rate itself, someone is going to be getting the short end of this particular stick.

Sterling Higa: Life In The Time Of Coronavirus Courtesy of Sterling Higa

Sterling Higa: Life In The Time Of Coronavirus

There’s a certain sameness to every day but uncertainty remains.

Sterling Higa: Pandemic Lays Bare A Fragile Supply Chain Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Sterling Higa: Pandemic Lays Bare A Fragile Supply Chain

This won’t be our last crisis, so it’s time to take steps to counteract the global market’s shortcomings.