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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 offered is a class. Students...

Arcata FFA heads into a sea of blue corduroy

Caterina Morones, Production Manager November 1, 2023
“Traditionally, the Humboldt-Del Norte FFA section has traveled together. This year, all of the chapters are on their own. I opted to step out of the norm and plan a trip to Washington D.C. for the second half of our trip,”

AI: Perspectives from the schoolyard

Nathan Whitney, News Editor November 1, 2023

Students using AI to generate homework has become a big issue at Arcata High School. To address this...

Rainy Day Lunch

Frida King, Graphic Designer October 18, 2023

Tree rumors put to rest

Tree rumors put to rest

Alex Duarte, Reporter October 12, 2023
"Sophomore Medora Rostad said she “loves the tree” and sees “no reason for taking it down.”
Pine Motel right after being demolished

A new Texas chain restaurant is coming to Humboldt, and students couldn’t be happier

Nola Bachemin and Andrea Merezko October 11, 2023
Humboldt is lucky to get this restaurant due to it being a small county with many small local businesses, and not as many “chain” restaurants. 
Tigers sweep McKinleyville panthers for win on senior night

Tigers sweep McKinleyville panthers for win on senior night

Kloe Bryant, Reporter October 11, 2023
“It's a very positive environment and everyone is friends with each other,”
Recycling Has Returned

Recycling Has Returned

Ryenne Kile, Opinion Editor October 4, 2023
The only obstacle Go Green and the Arcata High recycling initiative face now are “making sure people stick with it.”

Keep the “sweep”?

Melanie Luh, Executive Producer October 3, 2023
“Tardy sweeps will get you all to class sooner so that you can be the rock stars that you guys are,”
Gender-neutral restrooms on campus

Gender-neutral restrooms on campus

Lila Toledo, Executive Producer October 3, 2023
“I had no idea there was more than one gender neutral bathroom,”
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