Road Warriors

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poidog
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Re: Road Warriors

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gopunahou wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:01 pm Regarding lights, other people have said that playing night games at Punahou or Iolani would upset nearby residents. One issue I've got with that sentiment is that why has Castle managed to make night games work (despite having many people live nearby)?
even at Kalani HS, the unofficial word when I was there 25 years ago was that we couldn't put in lights because the neighborhood had fought the idea. I don't think we had enough room for proper bleachers, but the AD at the time told us that we weren't allowed to put in proper lights for night football. I think whether or not certain schools have lights or not depends on if they put in lights quickly enough before people had a chance to complain, or if the neighborhood values night time events more than the impact of lights. In my Kalani example, it is likely that most of the children of the residents who live closest to the school (Kalani Iki Valley and properties adjacent to Waialae Country Club) attend private school and not Kalani, so their parents don't give a crap about the benefit of having on-campus lights.

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Re: Road Warriors

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poidog wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:12 am
gopunahou wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:01 pm Regarding lights, other people have said that playing night games at Punahou or Iolani would upset nearby residents. One issue I've got with that sentiment is that why has Castle managed to make night games work (despite having many people live nearby)?
even at Kalani HS, the unofficial word when I was there 25 years ago was that we couldn't put in lights because the neighborhood had fought the idea. I don't think we had enough room for proper bleachers, but the AD at the time told us that we weren't allowed to put in proper lights for night football. I think whether or not certain schools have lights or not depends on if they put in lights quickly enough before people had a chance to complain, or if the neighborhood values night time events more than the impact of lights. In my Kalani example, it is likely that most of the children of the residents who live closest to the school (Kalani Iki Valley and properties adjacent to Waialae Country Club) attend private school and not Kalani, so their parents don't give a crap about the benefit of having on-campus lights.

It seems like the schools on the east half of the island seem to have more problems with lights. Most of the private schools are located on that part of the island as well. So maybe a lot of parents are sending their kids to schools outside of the neighborhood/district they live in.

I can’t think of a school on the west/central part of the island that has a problem with lights. Radford, Moanalua, Aiea, Pearl City, Mililani, Leilehua, Kahuku, Campbell, Waipahu, Kapolei all have lights. I’m assuming there’s nearby housing next to all of those fields.

So maybe it’s a cultural thing, with parents on the east/south side of the island being closer to private school areas/or are richer since they live in wealthier communities.

I grew up in Mililani and live in Aiea, and attended public school all throughout K-12. The majority of my classmates did too. A few got scholarships to Kamehameha, Iolani, but I didn’t have any close friends or casual friends whose parents could fully pay private school tuition without any assistance.

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