Arcata Girds For The Big 1:20 Event… Wait, What? – April 19, 2011
THE PLAZA – Students from a College of the Redwoods Journalism class will gather in Arcata Plaza at 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20.
Billed as a 4:20 alternative, the gathering is designed to encourage people to get outdoors. It will be observed on so-called “4:20 Day,” the day that traditionally attracts hundreds to Redwood Park in Arcata. It has also necessitated drug enforcement by local police.
But Silverbrand, CR’s Journalism instructor, said his is not a commentary about the other rally.
Said Silverbrand, “This is a class exercise to see how many people attend an advertised event.”
It will also be required attendance for anyone in his Beginning Reporting class. Said Silverbrand, “If they are not curious enough to see who shows up, they shouldn’t be reporters.”
The 1:20 gathering is not a school-sponsored event, nor is it connected to KVIQ-TV, which Silverbrand manages.