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Photos courtesy of Jeffrey Knott | CSUF undergraduate students sampling an ancient basalt flow in Death Valley Wash, Death Valley, California.
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Featured researcher studies pupfish in geologic history

by Mekiah Glynn The geology colloquium on Monday, March 28began with the introduction of Dr. Jeffery Knott. Knott is an emeritus professor at California State Fullerton and an experienced researcher in paleogeography and paleoclimatology. Paleography is the study of historical

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The moving pieces under Humboldt

by Carlos Pedraza Cal Poly Humboldt sits on top of a very seismically active part of the world known as a the Cascadia subduction zone. This area is composed of three tectonic plates under the ocean off of the Pacific

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COVID-19

Not all masks are made equal

According to Cal Poly Humboldt regulations, face masks are required everywhere on the campus, and at all school functions. Amid the predicted peak of the Omicron surge, mandated masking is a key part of the university’s strategy to prevent widespread

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The HSU student’s guide to COVID-19 in spring 2022

There is currently a surge in COVID-19 infections worldwide and in Humboldt County due to the rise of the Omicron variant. In an article titled “Potential Rapid Increase of Omicron Variant Infections in the United States,” the CDC has cautioned

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An adventure up a redwood

Sluggy the banana slug had a desire for adventure like no other. They wanted to see the world from above, rather than below like they always had. The idea: climb to the top of a redwood tree. What Sluggy didn’t

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A slug’s purpose

I woke up this morning and decided I was tired of being a banana slug with my only purpose being to eat, decompose matter, and occasionally fighting off a snake or raccoon. I want to be a cranberry farmer. Now

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