Social Media Life

Social Media Life

Social Media Life By Cristina Sandoval Do you remember passing notes in class to your crush in middle school? It usually went something like this: “DO YOU LIKE ME?”,  followed by two boxes, one labeled yes, one labeled no, with the directions to, “CHECK ONE.” Maybe you’d get caught by the teacher, or your crush would check no and break your heart. Maybe you never grew out of that phase, either—not now that you’ve got…

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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie…Delish! Shepherd’s pie has become a customery meal amongst Northern Europeans for centuries. This classic yet wonderful dish combines ground beef, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots. In the 18th century Shepherd’s pie was formally called Cottage Pie. Throughout the years this traditional dish has been mixed, mashed and made with different vegetables and variations. Here is mine What You’ll Need 1 – package of ground beef 8 – Medium size potatoes 6 – Carrots…

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Pepsi Blue and the Ferndale Police

Pepsi Blue and the Ferndale Police

Pepsi Blue and the Ferndale Police by Nathan Butler In the summer of 2004, I had perhaps one of the strangest encounters with the police of my life. It began, as so many things to do, with an ending. I was just coming back from Centerville beach with a few of my buddies in my friends car. We were on our way out of town when lights began to flash from behind. None of us…

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And Then A Doula Was Born…

And Then A Doula Was Born…

And Then A Doula Was Born Alison Jundt delivers it all…   We begin and end our lives in the hands of a caregiver, most important of this duo is the former. In ancient days, people called this career driven individual the “wise woman.” In Spain, she was called “comadra”, and in France, “Sage-femme.” But in the United States, we know her as the Midwife. Midwives have been bringing life into this world since the first person…

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John Calkins

John Calkins

Meet John Calkins. He is a well travelled man with a story to  tell. You might see John around the Arcata Plaza from time to time, sign in hand, standing up for Veterans rights. I first crossed path with John at KHSU’s annual pledge drive a few years back. I remember it was bright and early at 7:00 a.m. when John stood greeting every volunteer who stepped through the door . “Los Bagels will be…

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Hitting the High Note

Hitting the High Note

Hitting the High Note Music can be a powerful tool. It can heal. It can inspire hope. It can define a nation and a culture. Music can also change the way we are. One such vanguard band of minstrels is Pyrx. From concerts for local college kids in Chico, to performances as far and wide as Amsterdam and Arcata, these ground breaking music men are leading the fight for change in national drug policy and…

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The Wrap on Wire

The Wrap on Wire

 The Wrap on Wire   It’s not often people experience a cosmic collision. Urban dictionary describes Cosmic as an out of this world experience. Some Humboldt County residents, like Kellie Roussos, are lucky enough to find themselves experiencing supernatural forces everyday.   “I’ve always loved rocks”, says Kellie, “I don’t know, I guess I’m just a geology nerd.”   Throughout history, rocks have been used as ancient healing stones. When heated, some claim rocks give…

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ME & MARIJUANA

ME & MARIJUANA

Me & Marijuana By California Mary  I am a 40 year old mom and this is how cannabis has affected my life.    The first time I tried marijuana I was about thirteen and already drinking alcohol at a party. It was the late 1980s and every kid I knew in Sacramento “partied” every single weekend. Already feeling the alcohol, I didn’t feel anything different from the two drags I took off the joint, so…

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Beer, Beer Everywhere and Lots of Hops to Drink!

Beer, Beer Everywhere and Lots of Hops to Drink!

Beer, Beer Everywhere and Lots of Hops to Drink by Powell Coffey If you’re like me, you like beer. Vikings made it, Egyptians made it, even the ancient Sumerians made it. Ancient cultures like the Sumerians believed beer to be a life giving elixir. I find it hard to disagree. Beer nourishes the body and soul, and there is a certain artistry to brewing a great beer. Humboldt and Mendocino counties boast a large number…

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Papercrete: The Starting Point for Very Low Cost Construction

Papercrete: The Starting Point for Very Low Cost Construction

Papercrete: The Starting Point for Very Low Cost Construction  What is Papercrete? It’s simply shredded newspaper, Portland cement and sand in somewhat variable proportions of 60/20/20. Papercrete is blended in a homemade drum mixer into a wet slurry, and poured into brick forms, or pumped into formworks to make walls. This building material has great potential because it is cheap, utilizing unwanted newspapers, magazines, cardboard and junk mail, plus local sand and dirt. Papercrete can…

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