Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

Hawai’i Sovereignty Restoration Day Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea Sovereignty Restoration Day (Hawaiian: Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea) is a national holiday of the Hawaiian Kingdom celebrated every July 31 and still commemorated by Native Hawaiians and Hawai’i residents of today. The...

Acacia Koa; Native Hawaiian Plant

Acacia Koa; Native Hawaiian Plant The Acacia koa is a large species of flowering tree categorized in the pea family. The koa tree is one of Hawaii’s most common tree. Growing naturally, koa is endemic to Hawai’i. It is a native plant exclusive to the...

Hula Legends

Legends of Hula; How Hula Was Born There are multiple Hawaiian legends of how hula came to exist. One Hawaiian legend claims Laka, goddess of the hula, as well as fertility and reproduction, gave birth to the hula dance on the island of Molokaʻi, at a sacred place in...

Hilo Sampan Bus

Sampan Bus; Uniquely Hilo A Hilo taxi driver by the name of Fukumatsu Kusumoto felt taxi fares were too expensive and wanted to provide lower, cost-effect means of public transportation for Big Island residents and visitors, mainly Hilo wharf and it’s...

McKinley High School

President William McKinley High School President William McKinley High School, more commonly referred to as McKinley High School, is a comprehensive public high school in the Honolulu District of the Hawaii State Department of Education. It serves grades nine through...

Chef Hekili T Apao

Chef Hekili T Apao Hekili T Apao is a Chef Instructor for the Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Hekili is an Alumni of UNLV, where he took advantage of his football and academic scholarships to obtain three Bachelor’s degrees in...