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Defunding women’s rights

  By|Domanique Crawford Don’t spit on my cupcake and call it frosting, don’t urinate on my leg and tell me it’s raining, and don’t make laws restricting my access to healthcare and claim it’s to protect my taxpayer money. On

A letter to the non-racist people

by Alexandria Hasenstab Congratulations on not being racist! We know resisting your natural instinct to be racist is no easy task. You deserve to be acknowledged for all the non-racist things you do. Do like Drake, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar? Everyone

Letter to the editor: published memes

Dear Editor, As I sat down Sunday to read the latest issue of The Lumberjack, I was dismayed at the end of the paper. The meme on page 11 of the Wednesday March 22 print was demoralizing. It serves as

Letters from Pelican Bay

When I first got interested in the criminal justice system, I began following community leaders throughout the nation who were involved in the reform movement. One person I began following was Glenn E. Martin, founder and president of JustLeadershipUSA and

Editorial: Promising free education

By | The Lumberjack Editorial Board Hope is in sight. Despite the new Presidential administration’s barrage of legislation that raises the cost of higher education, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt). re-introduced the College for All Act. Sanders’ 2015 dream of tuition-free education

My Jeff Corwin Experience

By | Ali Osgood Super-star naturalist Jeff Corwin walked out onto the stage at HSU’s Van Duzer Theatre to a cheering and excited crowd. Immediately, the child in me bubbled over and I was thrown back to my younger years

Letter to the editor: cruel & unusual punishment

Dear Editor, The bill of rights is only partially followed according to the intention of the founding fathers. The freedom of speech is followed. So is the right to bear arms ( thanks to the NRA ). But the right

Editorial: Where is our President?

By | The Lumberjack Editorial Board Oh where, oh where, oh where in the world is Humboldt State University President Lisa A. Rossbacher? President Rossbacher has been at best unavailable, and at worst dismissive and non communicative with The Lumberjack. The

Letters from Pelican Bay

by | Tania Mejia Last week, the Sociology Department hosted the Criminal Justice Dialogue, which was a week full of events covering issues related to incarceration. This years topics included the impacts of incarceration on the family, employment and housing

Act like a man

Reinforcing negative gender roles by|Domanique Crawford During Women’s History Month, there always seems to be a resurgence of  phrases circulating that hold the theme “act like a man.” These phrases express that woman should work to be more aggressive and

Editorial: Cutting College

The Trump budget rejects low-income students By The Lumberjack Editorial Board The 2018 Trump administration budget is an utter catastrophe for college students. If you thought a 5 percent tuition fee increase was worrisome, well, look out. The cuts to the

 Attempts at a ‘Fake’ out

The new administration feuds with the media By| Domanique Crawford  You know Larry, right? Larry is the man you decide to take a chance on even though his past is sketchy. Larry says he respects woman but cheats on every

Editorial: What’s in your coverage?

GOP presents the American Health Care Act If you are worried about obtaining health care insurance, well… you should be. After House Republicans faced a firestorm of criticisms for hiding away on the Hill to hash out their healthcare reform

Letters from Pelican Bay

By| Tania Mejia In August of 2016, the Department of Justice [DOJ] made an announcement claiming it would begin phasing out the use of private prisons. I clearly remember coming back to school and a number of people sharing their

Letters from Pelican Bay

By| Tania Mejia As a senior currently applying for graduate school, I have been putting a lot of thought into the future and what is to come. I have spent the past four years studying communication and social advocacy, with

Editorial: Testing the Toke’

The problem with cannabis drug tests By | The Lumberjack Editorial Staff  Cannabinoids have no business being screened for on drug tests when applying for a job until current drug testing practices are able to accurately detect cannabis usage and

Editorial: Freezing tuition fee increase

By | The Lumberjack Editorial Board At the end of January, the University of California Board of Regents approved a 2.5 percent tuition fee increase to take place in the 2017-2018 academic year. Though the University of California system said that

Consider this: Unblock your haters and block the hate

My path to internet zen and how to be a better Facebook friend. By | Ali Osgood It’s Thursday night in Maui and a warm tropical breeze is fanning the tops of the palm trees. My phone beeps. A notification

Keeping Corporation Businesses Limited

By | Onaja Waki You just moved to Arcata, from some big city like San Francisco, or Los Angeles. New to town you start to acquaint yourself with local residents and stores. However, you begin to notice how places like

Letters from Pelican Bay

By| Tania Mejia By now, most of us know there are 2.3 million people behind bars, and that the U.S. makes up 5% of the world’s population while housing 25% of the world’s prison population. Unlike other political topics, there

Editorial: Betsy Devos: Public School’s Enemy Number One

Warfare on Educational Welfare The war on our public education system is on. Betsy DeVos’s appointment as the Secretary of Education is the first indication that our education system is in trouble. DeVos’s devastating record of promoting the deregulation and

Ben Affleck steps down as director of The Batman

Batfleck, out By | Danny Dunn Ben Affleck has decided not to direct the new Batman solo film that is set to release sometime in 2018. There have been multiple rumors of script issues and the possibility that the movie

Editorial: Securing sanctuary for our undocumented students

By The Lumberjack Editorial Board Undocumented students have a right to an education and a safe place to foster that education. Students shouldn’t have to worry about being prejudicially profiled and deported. The new Trump administration’s policy on immigration is threatening