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Perception, bias, division and expression  

By|Joe DeVoogd Hippy.  Redneck.  Sheltered.  Blow-hard.  Egg-headed.  Bat-shit.  One word can say it all:  Perception: how one views itself in relation to the other.  Labels inform our reality and that fact all too often goes unconsidered in our day to

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Women in Weed

Cannabis industry take over By|Megan McDaniel It’s not just about blunts and babes when it comes to women in the cannabis industry. It’s about hard work, courage, strength, and determination of working in a field dominated by men. Surprisingly there

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Editorial

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

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Opinion

HSU’s 4/20 Fame

Exaggerating stereotypes of Humboldt and it’s cannabis culture By|Domanique Crawford “Are you going to Humboldt just so you can smoke weed?” My friend- who for none-embarrassment purposes we will just call Jane- asked me when I announced what school I

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Editorial

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.

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Opinion

Catching senioritis

A disease afflicting 90 percent of seniors By|Chelsea Medlock After midterms are submitted, seniors at universities and colleges may suffer from senioritis. Symptoms of senioritis include laziness, short temper, irritation, and high stress rates. Senioritis is so important to discuss

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Opinion

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

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Opinion

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

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Letters to the Editor

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

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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

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Editorial

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

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Opinion

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

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Letters to the Editor

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

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Editorial

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

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Opinion

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

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Opinion

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

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Editorial

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

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 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

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Editorial

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

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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

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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

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Editorial

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

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Editorial

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

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