Día de los Muertos at the MCC

By | Ian Benjamin Finnegan Thompson Dancing, Mexican food and ephemeral art were all part of the celebration at the multicultural center of HSU last Thursday for the Mexican holiday of Día De Los Muertos. Food was provided free for

Letter to the editor

It has been an unfortunate few days for me since the Lumberjack published a distorted article on the state of composting at HSU. Your article has effected more than our campus community – I have been contacted by people from

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, On September 5, 2017 the Lumberjack ran a story about how students who use campus meal plans lose their J-points at the end of the year (“Students’ J-point money washed away”). Students who use meal plans receive about

Jacks split weekend at College Creek Field

By | Keaundrey Clark Humboldt State’s women’s soccer team had an up and down weekend at home, as the team split a pair of conference games. Humboldt State’s women’s soccer team captured its first victory and points against Chico State

Bumpin Beats

By | Curran C. Daly The UC Quad was alive with music and dancing at noon on Tuesday as Zion I performed for students. An Associated Students Presents event, the free show featured Zion I’s Baba Zumbi, also known as

Tunes of HSU

By Andre Hascall Students often walk around, to-and-from campus with headphones on and music turned up. With all of us having our own musical tastes, the thought of what others were listening to was an intriguing thought. Regardless of their

Church doors mysteriously catch fire

By| Bryan Donoghue A fire sparked on the doorstep to the Arcata Presbyterian Church on G Street and 11th last night, and at the moment, it’s a mystery as to how it began. “All I can really give you right

The fight for sanctuary

By | Charlotte Rutigliano A rally led by Centro del Pueblo (CDP) will be held on Tuesday, September 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in front of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. According to César Abarca, faculty

Clubbin’ at the quad

  By | Ian Benjamin Finnegan Thompson Sword fighting, physics demonstrations, acro yoga, Folklorico dancing and more were on display at the annual Clubs Fair at the UC Quad last Wednesday. Dozens of clubs ranging from an anime fan club

Arcata Plaza shooting suspect identified

The suspect who was shot dead Saturday, Sept. 9, in downtown Arcata after firing at police was identified at a press conference held at Arcata City Hall on Monday, Sept. 11.

It’s hot in Arcata

By|Ian Benjamin Finnegan Thompson Last Saturday was the hottest day in Arcata since 1983 according to Dozens of residents flocked to the Mad River to escape the heat. The immense heat and smoke from the inland wildfires didn’t stop

Student success in college

By|Charlotte Rutigliano With the start of the new semester upon us, students like senior Environmental Science major Kelcey Hein, strive for continued success during their time here at HSU without any added stress. “This year I want to enjoy the

First annual kids plunge

By| Iridian Casarez The Discovery Museum held their First Annual Kids Plunge at Freshwater park. Unlike their annual Perilous Plunge, a fundraiser that’s held in the winter only for adults, this plunge was kid friendly. According to Redwood Discovery Museum

Humboldt County Fair

By|Ian Benjamin Finnegan Thompson August 23rd marks the 121st anniversary of the fair in Ferndale. The fair’s schedule is packed with events. One special event includes the Surf and Turf BBQ contest which features local chefs and celebrity guest judge

Welcome to Arcata

By|Ian Benjamin Finnegan Thompson Welcome back students and staff. For those who are new to HSU here are photos of some cool spots in Humboldt County. There’s photos of places to savor the sunset and immerse yourself in nature, photos

Students make taking an extra semester the new normal

By|Charlotte Rutigliano For students like senior Criminology and Justice Studies major Emely Velez, taking an extra semester to graduate from college can be beneficial. “I came in as a transfer student and met all my requirements within the two-year span,”

Looking for answers

By Curran Daly David Josiah Lawson died in the early morning hours of April 15, after a fight and stabbing at an off-campus party. On May 7, Judge Dale Reinholtsen ordered the release of Kyle Zoellner, a Mckinleyville native detained

Out of the clouds into the box

  By Charlotte Rutigliano After spending the summer testing different data cloud services such as Dropbox,, Microsoft Onedrive, and Google Drive, Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services Anna Kircher has said the university has selected According to

Lost Lumberjacks

By Curran C. Daly Sadly, a few members of the Lumberjack family will not be returning to HSU this fall. John Vayo John Vayo passed away on July 2, 2017. He was entering his last year in the undergraduate Social

Smoking Ban at HSU

By Danny Dunn This fall Humboldt State University will officially become a tobacco and smoke free campus. This ban includes all tobacco products such as, but not limited to cigarettes, tobacco pipes, and cigars along with electronic smoking devices like

Love knows no borders

The Realities of the US-Mexico Barrier By Kelly Bessem April 30, 2017 marked the fifth time the Door of Hope/Puerta de Esperanza was opened at the US-Mexico border near San Diego, Calif. to let family members from each country momentarily

Humboldt’s hidden hate

By Alexandria Hasenstab Humboldt State University has not had a reported incident of blatant racism on campus in the past few years, however, the same cannot be said for the surrounding areas of Humboldt County. Several incidents of racist attacks,