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Students Hold Protest During Accreditation Review of Humboldt State

Arcata, CA–Students at Humboldt State University held protest during an interesting time yesterday–when WASC representatives would be visiting to assess HSU for accreditation. “WSCUC” (the WASC Senior College and University Commission, formerly known as simply WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges) is a regional accrediting organization. WSUSC requires HSU to demonstrate “they are taking real steps to fulfill …

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Students Create Social Media Campaign To Draw National Attention To Unsolved Murders

Arcata, CA–College students in Humboldt County are trying to draw national attention to the unsolved murder of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson. Lawson was just 19-years-old when he was stabbed multiple times at an off-campus party last year in April. Although a suspect was arrested at the scene, he was released three weeks later. Eureka Judge Dale Reinholtsen …

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City of Arcata To Resume Forums on Racism in Arcata

Arcata, CA–Next week Thursday Mar. 22 2018, the City of Arcata will hold a public forum to address concerns of racism and safety for people of color in Arcata’s community. These forums were asked for by the mother of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, who was killed at a house party last year April 2017. Although a suspect …

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Documentary About The Unsolved Murder of HSU Students Shown At D Street Neighborhood Center

There were around 100 people who gathered yesterday at the D Street Neighborhood Center, for a film screening and discussion for the documentary Unsolved Hate, which focuses on the unsolved murder of David Josiah Lawson. Lawson was a sophomore at Humboldt State University who suffered multiple stab wounds at an off-campus party April 2017 and passed away as a result …

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Unsolved Hate: Debuts Tomorrow At The D Street Neighborhood Center

Arcata, Ca. Tomorrow starting at 6:30 p.m. at the D Street Neighborhood Center, there will be a showing of Unsolved Hate, a documentary about how the unsolved murder of David Josiah Lawson has affected the small college town of Arcata, CA. A student in her last semester at Sacramento State University, Courtney Wagner traveled to Humboldt County with a few peers …

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Seventh Generation Fund For Indigenous Peoples Deliver Speech About Arcata Plaza History

Yesterday around 12:30 p.m people gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church in Bayside for a light lunch. They also planned to hear the words and wisdom from the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples on the history of Arcata’s Plaza and why people are calling for removal of the McKinley statue. Tia Oros Peters and her husband Chris Peters, …

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