Loren Moreno

Loren Moreno is a freelance writer for HONOLULU Magazine. He currently lives in New York City, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. He previously covered Hawai‘i public education and local politics during his five years with The Honolulu Advertiser. Moreno was HONOLULU’s senior writer in 2014.


Layoffs, Budget Cuts and Aloha Tower: What’s Next for Hawaii Pacific University?

Hawaii’s largest private university steadily expanded for decades in downtown Honolulu, but the economic downturn has brought challenges. A change in leadership, job cuts, a sharp jump in tuition, and faculty and staff job cuts have shaken Hawaii Pacific University, even as it embarks on an ambitious plan to develop Aloha Tower Marketplace as its new core.

Best of Honolulu 2014: Shopping

EDITORS’ PICKS Best Place To Find Locally Designed Swimsuits Known for its well-rounded collection of swimsuits and bikinis, Rebecca Beach tightly focuses on stocking local designers. Browse through its tropical-color-coded racks and find every shape imaginable from sexy Letarte monokinis…

Best of Honolulu 2014: Food

EDITORS’ PICKS Best Uni Pasta Ocean’s butter melting into hot pasta, its creamy brininess coating every strand—uni pasta is luxe comfort food defined, what you eat when you’re wearing sweatpants and a pearl necklace. Except you might want to leave…