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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

Missing Uber in Arcata

By|Onaja Waki The Uber ride sharing app has been around for six years now, providing rides to cities around the globe. Here in California, an Uber ride is accessible nearly everywhere. However, as we get further up north to Humboldt

Editorial: Politically vocal on the local level

By | The Lumberjack Editorial Board Civic engagement doesn’t just end with the presidential election. ‘We the people’ have a duty to stay engaged in politics year round. The beautiful thing about a democracy is the citizens somewhat have a voice.

Letters from Pelican Bay

By | Tania Mejia Last week, Humboldt County joined the Women’s March movement and marched in solidarity for women’s rights and related causes at the largest protest in our nation’s history. Not only was this a historical day for our country,

What is ‘Greatness’ Measured in?

In Defense of Resistance By | Joe DeVoogd It was a bleak and cold morning in Washington DC on January 21st, 2017.  The world watched the day before in trepidation as the US swore in a brash billionaire to the highest

Increasing fees and increasing fears

By: Domanique Crawford As Humboldt State students struggle with affording available housing and hot meals, we can now add the extra burdens of the proposed tuition fee increase to our list of troubles for the 2017-18 academic school year. Students

Editorial: HSU’s Responsibilities beyond academic achievement

By: The Lumberjack Editorial Board This spring 2017 semester, the Lumberjack staff requests that Humboldt State administration take more responsibility for student welfare, beyond just recruiting students to HSU. The Lumberjack asks that HSU not only consider a student’s academic

Traversing Hills and Stairs University

By: Domanique Crawford My heart is beating too fast and as I stop to rest and catch the breath that stutters out of my lungs in heaving gasps, sweat trickles down my face in never ending rivulets. A slight musk

Letter to the editor: Welcome from the Mayor of Arcata

By: Mayor Michael Winkler Welcome back to Arcata! And welcome to winter weather. I know many of you are from the south, and less comfortable with frost and rain — but I hope you embrace the nature of the North