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NAACP to HSU: improve minority support or stop recruiting. Rossbacher: ‘that would be a giant step backward’

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Dissatisfied with what it says is Humboldt State University’s lack of support for students of color, the Eureka NAACP has called for the school to better serve students and aggressively address issues of racism in the community (see letter, above). Until it can do that, says the organization, it should cease

Arcata to Tom Parker: cease, desist, refrain and give us back your Lawson case files

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – While many at Wednesday’s City Council meeting demanded that ex-FBI agent Tom Parker be rehired to investigate the killing of David Josiah Lawson, chances of that happening appeared to dim Thursday with the revelation that Arcata City Attorney Nancy Diamond had sent him a cease and desist

Rob Smith: How HSU damaged its football program and lost a successful coach

(The following is a statement posted on the website footballscoop.com from former Humboldt State University Football Coach Rob Smith, who announced his resignation last week.) It is with strong emotions that I announce my decision to resign as Head Football Coach at Humboldt State University. The past 10 years have been very special to me

A local star shines in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union ARCATA – Whether you are a serious Star Wars fan or just loved the first movie, it’s hard to forget that bar scene with the assorted monsters, glowing drinks and mesmerizing music played by some seriously strange musicians. “Cantina,” the music composed for that scene by John Williams, has been

Another meeting melts down over Lawson case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A wall was lined with butcher paper filled with previously brainstormed student safety and social justice initiatives, and several tables were stocked with blank sheets and marking pens to receive fresh suggestions. But all of that went unused as an Arcata City Council study session intended as

Supervisors voice support for saving HSU football

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Community rallying in support of Humboldt State University’s football program now includes a resolution from the county’s Board of Supervisors, one of whose members has described athletics as a means of promoting racial diversity. Approved at the Oct. 10 supervisors meeting, the resolution states that HSU is “annually

UPDATE: Additional showing added! ‘Locally Grown’ shows how it’s done

  Note: The Minor Theatre’s Saturday showing of Locally Grown is now sold out. However, it will be re-shown in one of the Minor’s small theatres on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.  Reserve now at: http://cineticketing.com/websales/sales/Main/MINARC/actual_book?perfcode=43162 – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Movies are becoming a favored medium for

Uncertainty for HSU’s student Dreamers in the era of Trump

Andrew George Butler Mad River Union HSU – Nearly 100 “Dreamers” enrolled at Humboldt State University could face deportation after President Donald’s Trump’s decision to end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Trump is phasing out the Obama-era program and has given Congress six months to pass new legislation to replace it.

Arcata, HSU team up to hold meetings on racism, public safety

Humboldt State University HSU – In an effort to address diversity and inclusion in the community, City of Arcata officials, Humboldt State community members, and representatives of local businesses and nonprofits have come together to develop concrete plans for making Arcata a safer and more welcoming environment. Invited by Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher and

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