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Hit the road, Jacks

Finals are upon us, but so is winter break. It’s time to make travel plans again. Some people huff at the thought of making travel arrangements, especially since many of us just got back from a long-awaited and well-deserved Thanksgiving

Trump and the Weinstein effect

Now is an appropriate time to have a serious discussion about sexual harassment. Dozens of celebrities have come forward to reveal their stories of sexual harassment, assault and rape. Louis C.K. and Kevin Spacey are just a sample of the

Please kneel for our national anthem

The meaning of patriotism evolves as our divided nation continues to quarrel about taking a knee. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick gained widespread attention in the past year for kneeling during the national anthem prior to NFL games.

We ain’t afraid of no ghost

Ghosts are figments of our imagination. That strange presence you’ve felt is your mind playing tricks on you. Chances are there is a rational explanation for that mysterious noise you heard in the middle of the night. The prickly feeling

Make the most of it

Businesses in Arcata close up shop too early, leaving some of us bored and frustrated with the same limited options when we’re done for the day. Affordable dining and entertainment options are especially slim pickings. A good deal of local

The next great quake is coming

It’s only a matter of time before nature blindsides us with a catastrophic earthquake. Geologists predict that the next big one could happen within our lifetime and we are ill-prepared for it. According to the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast

Beat the gun

People lose sight of the bigger picture when mass shootings occur. Gun owners and non-owners sound off their views on the internet to a great extent with little to no common ground. If we were to look at a Venn

Drink smart

If we’re going out for drinks, we need to follow some rules for our own good. All work and no play makes a Lumberjack dull. Okay, that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but the truth is many people want

Let’s talk about gender pronouns

The transgender community has more important things to worry about than correcting common misconceptions about their personal identity. Violent hate crimes and discrimination in healthcare and employment are just a few examples of the problems transgender people face. If you

Don’t be a creep

Grabbing or groping a person without their consent are desperate acts of perversion. The same goes for ogling at someone’s body for too long or texting unsolicited photos. While they may not seem like a big deal, you’re ruining someone’s

The fight must continue

We need to continue to fight for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. We need to continue to fight for the hundreds of thousands of young people whose lives are in jeopardy. Young people who were brought to this country

Parking & Commuter Services offer solutions to the parking problem

Students, faculty and staff are once again irritated with parking, even with the dip in enrollment this semester. Students who purchased the semester permit for $157.50 or the fall and spring permit for $315.00 are particularly vexed when they can’t

Unite and strengthen

Nazi’s are bad. After recent events in Charlottesville this is something that needs to be reiterated. This isn’t a political attack against the right, this is a statement of fact supported by history. There was an entire war to resist

Four score and seven years later

We need proper advising. Graduation is upon us, yet many students find themselves coming back next semester because they did not receive enough units to complete the graduation requirement. More students are taking more than four years to get their diplomas,

 Enough talking, time for action

By | The Lumberjack Editorial Board It should not have taken the murder of David Josiah Lawson for the City of Arcata and the HSU community to take the threats of safety to our students of color seriously. City of Arcata,

HSU cultivation 

More than a 4/20 education By | The Lumberjack Editorial Board   What is the first words that come to mind when you think of Humboldt State University? While it should be environmentally-conscience, often HSU is associated with marijuana culture. Don’t

Defeating deficits and defunding students

By | The Lumberjack Editorial Board When the word deficit gets tossed about in a college environment, you already know that the students are going to get the raw end of the deal once it’s time to make up for losses.