The Cane Tassel

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The Cane Tassel’s mission is to connect, inform, and give voice to the diverse Waipahu community through authentic, inspiring, and relevant reporting.
The Cane Tassel  got its name through a newspaper-naming contest at the start of Waipahu High School’s history, and in the midst of Waipahu’s plantation history. Fujie Nishizawa suggested the winning name. On a sugar cane plant, the tassel  grows at the end of the cane stem and signifies the plant’s maturity. The first issue of The Cane Tassel was published on October 29, 1939.
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