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News Author Galen Lastko

Laziness

Photo by Graham Holtshausen on Unsplash Finally, An Article from Authority Posted in the Humboldt Independent on April 6, 2021 Laziness is the inclination towards disinclination. It can manifest as a lack of necessary or unnecessary activity, procrastination (a personal…

A Whole Host of Fun

Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 16, 2021 A parasite is, by definition, a lifeform that cannot exist without another host organism, from which the parasite derives food, shelter, and other necessities. While most of the tiny creatures like…

You Mite Like to Know…

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 2, 2021 Let’s give COVID-19 a week off: I doubt it’s going anywhere. In the meantime, did you know that your face is covered in mites? It’s not just you…

Seven Years of Pandemic?

Photo by CDC on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 23rd, 2021 Scariest among the recent COVID-19 updates is the revelation that we might be facing another seven years of COVID-19 updates. Not necessarily in the United States,…

(Why We Don’t) Do the Right Thing

Photo by freestocks.org from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on February 9, 2021 All pandemics considered, human health is generally speaking in a better place nowadays than ever before. Despite the effects of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the grotesque impacts of…

Episode IV: A New Hope

Photo by Steven Cornfield on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on January 26, 2021 The Biden administration seems to be taking on COVID-19 before they’ve even had time to unpack, announcing sweeping overhauls in national policy to be rolled…

Different Strains

Photo by Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash) on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on January 12, 2021 It’s been a year of this now, and in all likelihood, it won’t be the last one. The record for COVID-19 deaths in a…

Don’t Read This Article

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 22, 2020 While it’s been discussed from the onset of the pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 on our collective mental health over the past year is in…

Who’s First?

Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 8, 2020  Now that the vaccine is here, who’s going to get it first? Happy to save me from a rhetorical question, England has already ordered up two million shots…

It’s Here!

Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash The vaccine is here! After months of poor planning preventing passable performance, the light at the end of the tunnel has finally arrived. While a vaccine is not the all-inclusive Get Out of Pandemic…