A misspelled sign outside the Native American Forum offers directions to what protesting students have renamed the Jacquelyn Bolman Forum. KLH

Alleging intimidation, challenge to academic freedom, HSU bans classes in Native American Forum

HUMBOLDT STATE –  The Rossbacher administration has ordered a ban on all classes in Humboldt State University’s contested Native American Forum until the wrangle over minority student rights is resolved. The Unified Students of Humboldt, standard-bearer for the reformers,  immediately condemned the ban. Interim Provost Jenny Zorn, acting vice president of academic affairs, announced the



Eat. Run. Hike. Quest. Love. Stop and smell the flowers.

Eat. Run. Hike. End January and start February in Trinidad this weekend. Start with spaghetti at Trinidad School gym on Friday, Jan. 30 from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Your purchase of spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce and healthy accompaniments benefits the sixth grade class raising funds for the annual spring trip. Trinidad to Clam



Rambling Jack: Overcoming butthurtedness

In the salty outpost of Manila, there’s been talk recently about the need for community “healing.” The idea is that residents are somehow emotionally wounded – perhaps traumatized – because of some minor controversies involving the Manila Community Services District (Manila CSD). There have been some issues, such as a staff change at the Manila


NCRT'S MACBETH Megan Johnson as Middle Sister, Jo Kuzelka as Lady Macbeth, Sam Greenspan as Macbeth, Greta Stockwell as Big     Sister, Alissa Barthel as Little Sister. Submitted photo.

‘Macbeth’ full of manly readiness

EUREKA – North Coast Repertory Theater (NCRT) opened Macbeth last night; it runs until Feb. 14. Reviewer Lauraine Leblanc strongly suggests you see it. Read her full review in the Jan. 28 edition of the Mad River Union to find out who literally destroyed part of the set on opening night. If you do go this weekend, the Friday


World champion McKinleyville resident Dan Jones is a World Champion skeet shooter.					            JRF | Union

Shooting for more

John Ross Ferrara Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Dan Jones has the qualities of an average working class man. Every morning, he drops his son Casey off at McKinleyville High School, puts in a 10-hour shift at his cabinet shop and on weekends he takes his boat to the bay for an occasional fishing trip


Strawberry Rock. Photo by Sheryl Sandige

Beautiful aerial shots of Humboldt

With Dave Sandige piloting the plane, Sheryl Sandige shot video and got these stills late Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25. It was a beautiful day, and Humboldtians were out enjoying the sunshine.      

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