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Taylors Grandparents before a night of dancing.

Advance from Grandma: Loving Through Change

Taylor Sutherland, Business Manager April 2, 2024

“It’s a day for sweethearts, and showing love to one another,” my Grandma said as we started talking...

Stressing over AP Tests

Stressing over AP Tests

Violet Fogg, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 2, 2024

Do you have friends in AP classes? Additionally, how often do they appear stressed? Or anxious? The upcoming...

Tom Hiscox, former AHS student in the 1970s, taking a break on his radio show.

Arcata High goes on-air!

Lillian Afridi, Reporter April 2, 2024

During my freshman year, I was listening to old records with my friend and we imagined, “what if Arcata...

Interview from a bunker baby

Owen Peterson, A&E Editor March 27, 2024

How well do you know Alice, is it by heart? The upcoming spring musical has Arcata High’s theatre...

Buttered up: Butter your bae for V-day

Owen Peterson, A&E Editor February 5, 2024
Baking and creating something with the person you love can be one of the most magical things out there. Keep in mind though, even if you’re single and feeling lonely this Valentine’s Day, it’s also a great time to show yourself some love.
The new OpenDoor clinic, which has yet to open.

Questions answered about new Arcata OpenDoor clinic

Anthony Vasek, Managing Editor January 24, 2024

With over ten years in the making, the preparation of the new Open Door health clinic is still ongoing. The...

Emilio Massa and Justin Alexander posing.

The secret teens keeping our school clean

Linzi Chow, Copy Editor December 11, 2023
So, who are these students working behind the scenes?
The impact of eating disorders

The impact of eating disorders

Ell Franklin, Feature Editor December 11, 2023
According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), eating disorders affect around 2.7% of teenagers in the U.S. This includes 3.8% of women and 1.5% of men. 
Transphobia at Arcata High School

Transphobia at Arcata High School

Alex Phelan, Social Media Manager December 11, 2023
“The fact that we don’t have any [unlocked] gender-neutral bathrooms, [just] the ones that you have to give your phone to go into, is insane to me,”

The Anti-Beauty Movement

Frida King, Graphic Designer December 8, 2023

Navigating life and school after an attempt

Ell Franklin, Feature Editor November 3, 2023
“I’ve been focusing more on myself and what I need because I used to be a really bad people pleaser. I’ve always put everyone else first before me.”
The Gas Station Dilemma

The Gas Station Dilemma

Frida King, Graphic Designer November 2, 2023

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