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Slauson Girl Speaks: Black With A Capital B

(Originally published 2015 in Humboldt State University’s newspaper, The Lumberjack under my weekly column Slauson Girl Speaks) Writing about things such as race is bound to make people uncomfortable. Within this, my intention is never to insult anyone. My goal is to get people to think more broadly about systems and social constructs, using myself as an example through my …

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HSU Students Aim To Help Families of Bus Crash Victims

(Originally published 2014 in Humboldt State University’s newspaper The Lumberjack). It was Thursday night when Humboldt State University students found out about the bus crash. That same night, HSU students said they should do something and decided to take up donations to help the families of those affected. Juan Samaniego is a current member of Lambda Theta Phi — the …

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RAMP: A Gradual Build To Success

Many people underestimate how scary college can be for a first-time student. Coming to a new place hundreds of miles from home and being only vaguely familiar with a college environment could be a nightmare. It could be especially difficult for a first-generation college student. This was the mindset behind the Retention through Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) at Humboldt State. Sarah …

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Graffiti Art Meets Humboldt State: A Student’s Aim To Incorporate Graffiti Art Into Fine Art

(Originally published 2014 in Humboldt State University’s newspaper, The Lumberjack). Humberto Montano grew up in a rough neighborhood where people put their energy into either graffiti or gangs. Montano was more interested in art than violence and that led him away from the gang-life and towards the spray can. Now, he’s a junior at Humboldt State University in the Honors …

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