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Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

Community members gather to watch the mesmerizing flights of shorebirds dancing on the wind at the Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival. The natural habitat of the North Coast includes the Pacific Flyway. The Pacific Flyway spans the Pacific Coast

Peace in the Middle East

An interfaith community panel discussion Middle East peace and the role of the U.S. was a panel discussion from three professors from Humboldt State and an Israeli filmmaker. The three professors from HSU were history teacher Leena Dallasheh, and political

Warriors of Rainbow Ridge

In between the Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the King Range National Conservation Area lies Rainbow Ridge, a hidden treasure connecting the redwoods to the sea.  About an hour south from Humboldt State University lies Rainbow Ridge, a fairy tale

Out of the darkness comes light

Survivors of sexual violence share their experiences through the events of Take Back the Night Take Back the Night delivers the message that domestic partner violence, intimate partner violence and other types of violence will not be tolerated. Xochitl Cabrera

Salmon and us, tied to the health of the Klamath River

The We Are the River: Connecting River Health to Community Health panel met to discuss the state of the Klamath River, and the communities whose lives are tied to the health of the river. The discussion was held in the

HSU hosts CSU Native American Initiative council

The California State University Native American Initiative began in March 2006 as the result of a CSU summit with the representing leaders of 40 California Tribes discussing strategies to instill a pathway to higher education for Native American families. Humboldt

Cannabis industry faces new era

Cannabis town hall. The Humboldt State Department of Politics hosted the 14th annual Schaub Memorial Lecture on local politics titled “The Transition to Legal Cannabis,” on March 26. John Meyer, the chair of the HSU politics department, presided the panel

Spring nourishes new growth

Spring time is here. The days are longer, the weather has warmed up and the sun is shinning. Everything is growing. At Flora Organica farm and nursery the greenhouses are getting full. Fields are being weeded and prepared for planting.

Redwood forests’ response to climate change

Emily Burns discusses redwood trees and the effects of climate change in her lecture, Restoring Redwood Forests in a Changing Climate, as part of The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series hosted in FH 118 at Humboldt State on March 22. Emily

“Loaded” is packed with a kick

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz breaks down the Second Amendment and white supremacy in her new book “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.” Dunbar-Ortiz spoke at Humboldt State’s Van Duzer Theatre on March 20 about her recent book “Loaded,” which explores

Sarah Ray keeps emotions and knowledge together in her teachings

Sarah Ray inspires students and faculty at Humboldt State. During her lecture, “Coming of Age at the End of the World: Eco-Grief, College Students, and Teaching Climate Change,” she inspires community members as well. Sarah Ray, environmental studies professor at

Community doubles down on McKinley statue

Community straightens out Arcata City Council on removing McKinley statue. The Arcata City Council held a meeting at the Arcata Community Center on March 21 concerning the McKinley statue on the Arcata Plaza. Over 200 community members attended. The Arcata

CNRS students want answers

Humboldt State students from College of Natural Resources and Sciences, or CNRS, gathered for a talk on Thursday, March 8 to address the CNRS budget crisis. The talk was facilitated by Stephany Salgado, a biology major. Both the interim dean,

Charlotte’s Web wins hearts

Chances are you know about Charlotte’s Web, a bestselling children’s novel. Now that we are grown up, we can return to the days of being read to and tap into the inspiration of animals, language and the importance of community.

Natural History Museum displays amphibians and reptiles

The HSU Natural History Museum in Arcata was the place to be on Saturday. Amphibian and Reptile Discovery Day was full of surprises, knowledge and amusement. “It turns me into a kid again,” Humboldt State biology major Victoria Yefremenkova said.

Forest defense flies high in the Mattole Valley

Chunder Dome activists blockade the Long Ridge Road. Old-growth forests no longer exist in many places where they once thrived. According to National Geographic, the Redwood National Park contains less than five percent of the original two million acres of

Give your brain a break at Brain Booth

There is a sanctuary on the second floor of the HSU Library. Turn right at the top of the main second floor stairwell, walk straight ahead and you will run into the Brain Booth. The relaxing feeling in the Brain

Spirits of Kerr Tower

Spirits are people, not ghosts. The Kerr Tower room is the hidden third floor of Founders Hall at Humboldt State University. According to a Feb. 4, 1971 news release, the Kerr family is from Maple Creek in Humboldt County. They