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HSU to start random drug/alcohol tests for student athletes

Following a hazing incident that officials say placed students lives at risk, HSU has decided to begin random drug and alcohol testing of student athletes.

The story is in today’s T-S.

  1. August 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Given how poorly HSU is being ran, methinks random tests of HSU Administration would be far more productive.

    Once again, a few idiots’ misbehavior is being used by the government as a pretext to further turn this country into a complete police state.

  2. Mitch
    August 23, 2012 at 8:55 am

    That is brilliant, terrylc. Random drug and alcohol tests for every elected official and every “public servant” earning more than $100,000 or involved with public safety, starting today! The Lost Coast Outpost can start a public database of the results.

    HSU administration would have so much more credibility drug testing their students if they led by example. You know: “do as I do, not as I say.”

    “HSU. Our piss has tested clean since 2012.”

  3. anonymous
    August 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Besides testing all public servants also test all of the candidates who run for elected office (plus make them dress like NASCAR drivers and wear the logos of their contributors on their shirts and jackets.)

  4. freedumb
    August 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Freedom to put what you want into your body? Bah! Who needs that!

  5. Anonymous
    August 23, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Nice to have the power to cancel the entire season of soccer but to not be able to supervise a program on a day to day basis. But wait, didn’t all of this happen after school, off campus, in another police agency’s jurisdiction? What business is it of the college anyways?

  6. SNaFU
    August 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Anonymous :
    Nice to have the power to cancel the entire season of soccer but to not be able to supervise a program on a day to day basis. But wait, didn’t all of this happen after school, off campus, in another police agency’s jurisdiction? What business is it of the college anyways?

    Hazing is ‘normally’ an off campus activity and is a no-no anytime or anywhere..

  7. Anonymous
    August 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Drug testing isn’t the only thing that wouldn’t apply to HSU administrators issuing edicts.

    None hold advanced degrees in their field while governing a system that’s ALL about academic credentials! This is another uncomfortable irony once sought-out by journalists eager to shatter society’s enduring myths. Hard work and excellence rarely trump favoritism, nepotism, and the true nature of America’s undemocratic work environments, (one of the reasons the U.S. is decades behind other industrialized country’s launching green economies).

    In 1999 Ralph Nader told 2,000 HSU students, “…despite your major, the predominant degree being issued on public campuses is in Harmony Ideology”.

  8. August 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Wouldn’t bother me if they shut down all of HSU’s sports, but the drug testing is bs.

  9. anonymous
    August 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    To slightly change the lyrics of a Randy Newman song for the jocks at Humboldt State: “The good ol boys from HSU, go in dumb, come out dumb too.”

  10. Anonymous
    August 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    wow, I think this blog has officially jumped the shark with Mitch and Eric at the helm. Josh should’ve just closed it down when he moved…

  11. August 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Josh, huh?

  12. Ponder z
    August 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    What is with you progs?
    Here is a real story.

    It’s as if Solyndra never happened. The Obama Administration is giving $737 million to a Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve. PCG is an investment partner with SolarReserve. Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law happens to be the number two man at PCG.

    Team Obama is spending $737 million to create 45 permanent jobs.
    The Hill reported, via Free Republic:

    The Energy Department announced Wednesday that is has finalized a $737 million loan guarantee for a Nevada solar project.

    The decision comes several weeks after a California-based solar manufacturer that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration in 2009 filed for bankruptcy and laid off 1,100 workers, setting off a firestorm in Washington.

    The $737 million loan guarantee will help finance construction of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, a 110-megawatt solar-power-generating facility in Nye County, Nev. The project is sponsored by Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve.

    Crescent Dunes is the latest solar project to receive a loan guarantee from the Energy Department in recent weeks. The department announced a $1.2 billion loan guarantee to Abengoa Solar for a solar generation project in California and a $150 million loan guarantee to 1366 Technologies for a Massachusetts solar manufacturing project earlier this month.

    The Energy Department says the project will result in 600 construction jobs and 45 permanent jobs.

  13. Ponder z
    August 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    And something else much worse, that Obama has done. Comrad.


  14. Amy Breighton
    August 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    In other words……instead of business as usual with Exxon, the U.S. in finally erring on the side of a green economy.

  15. Albert Einstein
    August 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Exactly, ’bout time we started spreading this stuff around, trickling it down a little bit. So now they are resentful of the competition, apparently, like a woman who sees her ex spending a few bucks on another woman. And the jilted womans sycophants continue to channel her outrage on her behalf. Jealousy, ponder z is thy name.

  16. August 24, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Perhaps punishing the people actually involved would make more sense. Drug testing is invasive (though I can see it if you are in charge of someone’s safety). As for admin, if it is going to drug test it should be subject to the same thing. Maybe they’d see the whole invasive side of things.

  17. Not A Native
    August 24, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Gotta agree with anon 5:40. This blog has gotten really boring and predictable. Mitch’s knee jerk posts serve only as an outlet for his immature dismay to the truth that stomping his feet isn’t effective protest. Eric’s self serving posts and nostalgic ruminations of his childhood memories of his family being 50’s leftists are both regressive and pandering to the Libertarian crowd he wants to endear himself with.

    As to HSU, I’d say the administration has done a good job, getting ahead of a tragedy in the making. If the news article was about a student being injured or killed, the commenters here would be pointing their fingers and clucking their tongues about how negligent the administrators were for ignoring warnings. IMO, criticism of authorities simply for being in authority is a symptom of a weak mind.

  18. Amy Breighton
    August 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

    “stomping his feet isn’t effective protest”.

    Over half the nation thinks voting isn’t effective either, so they don’t bother.

    Change is always preceded by language, and the language of change is effectively censored in national/local media. This is why the blogs are popular.

    Drug testing will do nothing to stop hazing, it’s a voluntary activity best addressed by……EDUCATION!

    Imagine that.

    This is a good story and another example of knee-jerk reactions by ignorant republican ideologues who oddly dominate campus administrations.

    Believing that government is doing a good job simply because they’re government is a sign of a very weak mind….it’s like politicians who think they must be doing a good job due to having little opposition….while half the nation doesn’t note!

  19. Amy Breighton
    August 24, 2012 at 11:24 am

    “….While half the nation doesn’t VOTE”!

  20. Anonymous
    August 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    “ignorant republican ideologues” dominate campus administrations? Which orifice did you pull that one out of Amy?

  21. Just Watchin
    August 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    You’d probably be hard pressed to find enough Republican administrators at HSU to count on one hand.
    And speaking of braindead voters, in a state that is on the brink of financial ruin, not a single incumbent state legislator was voted out of office in the last election. Einstein’s definition of insanity at it’s finest.

  22. scooter
    August 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Solar Backstory; China is pumping 2 billion a year into subsidizing an increase in its solar manufacturing capacity. That is why PV panels are so cheap now, thats why Solyndra tanked. Cheap commie panels. At this pace no one in the world will have access to solar technology that is not of chinese origin, made by wage slaves, with no benefits, EPA, and all powered by coal power plants that spew and spew. I say help US solar industries, its the smart thing to do.

  23. Ponder z
    August 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Maybe the Cicoms are hoping for a loan for Obama that they dont need to pay back.

  24. Mitch
    August 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm


    Good for China! At least somebody cares about reducing carbon emissions. Imagine what the US could do with all of our money and resources if we seriously wanted to reduce ours. It’s a crime against humanity that government office buildings and schools haven’t been converted to solar, given what we’ve already known for decades.

  25. Sunnyside Up
    August 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Defunding, or underfunding solar technology for decades is Oil-quaeda terrorism at its finest.

  26. Anonymous
    August 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    What do you do when the sun goes down, huh? Oh,you rely on the grid.

  27. liberty
    August 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    what if a student athlete has a doctor’s recommendation for mj?

  28. Mitch
    August 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Anonymous 7:47,

    Curses! All our best plans are foiled.


    Yours is a candidate for DQSR#2.

  29. suzy blah blah
    August 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Einstein’s definition of insanity

    -is a bullshit definition. A maxim more consistent with reality is:
    “the fool who persists in his folly will become wise”
    wm blake

  30. Not A Native
    August 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Being on medication can be disqualifying. If a student is so unwell with one of the ailments cited for compassionate care by the framers of 215, their participation in an collegiate sport is also medically inadvisable. Unless tiddlywinks, jacks, hopscotch, or marbles have become collegiate sports.

  31. Albert Einstein
    August 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I also said ‘a lesson is repeated until learned’. Damn, I’m smart!!

  32. September 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    remember th sword of damocles

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