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The CCLL Leadership team 

(top row, left to right: Erika Homan, Carolyn van Mantgem, Melanie Zapper, Taylor Nada, Tim Clewell.
bottom row, left to right: Johanna Mauro, Fionn Conroy, Kayla Gaskill)
Hello CCLL!
Taylor Nada, Online Editor • December 7, 2023
This year, the Arcata Arts Institute joined a new program known as the Creative Careers Leadership Lab (CCLL), an organization aimed at helping art students gain skills to succeed in future careers in the arts.  
Pepperbox Broadcast
Pepperbox Broadcast
Rey Barber, Art Director • November 17, 2023
“It’s the first time we’ve ever had a broadcast,” Kloe Bryant said, “so it’s really just testing everything out,”
AAI gives a free vintage sewing machine to a student with a fashion dream!
Icyss Walton November 7, 2023

Students started master classes in AAI about a month ago. One of the classes...

Housing neeeded!
Taylor Sutherland, Reporter • October 25, 2023

Arcata High's annual basketball tournament, AIBT, is coming up. Housing is needed...

Championship Winning Humboldt Rugby
Championship Winning Humboldt Rugby
Joseph Murphy, Web Editor • October 17, 2023
After Cal Poly Humboldt disposed of their football team due to a lack of funding and interest, it seems like their rugby team has managed to step up and replace them. 
Vadenplas returns as QB for win over Panthers
Vadenplas returns as QB for win over Panthers
Kloe Bryant, Reporter • October 17, 2023
The Tigers are a different team than fans have seen before
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2014 film a fault in our stars
Roland Brockmeyer, Reporter • November 7, 2023
It may be a comment on the finality of life and infinity love inspires within limited time.
Max Neighbors and Amalie Rebstock pretend to fight over tote bags amd backpacks.
Totes vs. backpacks
Lila Toledo, Broadcast Excecutive Producer • November 1, 2023
“I would never use something with a weird texture or something like that, it’s canvas or nothing.”
Students flooding into the stairs between classes
Hallway hysteria
Jared Pereira, Copy Editor • November 1, 2023
“Just go to where you're trying to go, or just get out of the way,”
Difference Between America and Other Countries
Shu Yamashita November 14, 2023
“In Italy, we have just one class and the same classmates, we don’t change classes. We have been in the same class for four years. We have twelve subjects,”
Is study hall really for studying?
Kyndle Eisner, Production Manager • November 14, 2023
“I feel like it’s less strict than last year, but the pass system is stupid and doesn’t work.”
Doing it for the ‘Gram?
Taya Holmes, Copy Editor • November 14, 2023
“[My mom] just doesn’t like what social media does to kids and their image of themselves,”
The first ever Pastels on the Plaza
Sadielynn Cronin November 7, 2023
“It’s really cool and it’s fun to see all the art when it’s finished.” 
Rainy Day Lunch
Frida King, Graphic Designer • October 18, 2023

Students at a recent punk show at RampArt in Arcata.
Arcata High loves to mosh
Lillian Afridi, News Anchor • October 4, 2023
“When I went to like, my first show two years ago, I was like terrified, and then everyone ended up being like the nicest people ever,”
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