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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

Obituary: Carla (Petersen) Powell

Carla Gudrun (Petersen) Powell died May 12, 2017. She was the daughter of Johannes and Marie Petersen, born August 16, 1916 on the family farm at Coffee Creek, east of Ferndale. She had three siblings, Aage Petersen, Ellen Calder and Eline (Babe) Townson, all deceased. Carla is survived by Aage’s daughters, Greta Hockaday and Carol

Good will not enough in refugee crisis

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – Refugee activists from the Greek island of Lesbos say strong management is imperative to avoid derailing volunteer and donor efforts. Father Christoforos Schuff and Lesbos fisherman Valamios Eustratios, experienced volunteers on the island, say that the flood of international good will in response to the West’s greatest refugee

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