Honolulu Magazine - May 2012

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...on homelessness, Hawaii being a worthy place to live and the Consulate of San Marino.

Hawaii Education Q&A: Why don't student representatives get a vote?

The questions for this exclusive, video Q&A come from both the magazine staff and the public, and touch on a variety of subjects, such as what the department and board are doing to reverse negative public perceptions, how teacher evaluations will work, whether or not Matayoshi and Horner sent their children to public school and more.

A Tale of Two Schools in Hawaii

Nanakuli High and Intermediate School. Moanalua High School. Both of these public schools have big reputations, good and bad. We spent time on each campus to find out what they’re really like. It may surprise you.

The $30,000 Peppermint Angelfish at Waikiki Aquarium

The Waikiki Aquarium recently acquired a rare prize: a deepwater peppermint angelfish collected during a research expedition funded by the Smithsonian Institute. Collectors have offered prices as high as $30,000 for the exotic fish, the only one in captivity available for public viewing. HONOLULU Magazine spoke with Andrew Rossiter, the aquarium's executive director, in this web-exclusive video.

Retirement Planning and Living

Readying yourself for retirement can be a trying process. Start early, gain insight from family and friends, and look for a place where you can enjoy your golden years. Use these tips from local experts to make a plan and start your journey.

Rising Artists in Hawaii

There’s more to Hawaii’s contemporary art than ocean scenes and hula dancers. Check out these eight delectably collectible artists whose careers are gathering speed.