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Navigating life and school after an attempt
Navigating life and school after an attempt
Ell Franklin and Anthony Vasek 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.”
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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,”
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.”

Championship Winning Humboldt Rugby

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. 

The Humboldt Cal Poly rugby team is a small team for a small college. 

Despite this, they recently won the 2022 small schools national championship on the 50th anniversary of their founding. Many rugby player who has ever played for HSU and Humboldt Cal Poly, for the past 50 years, played a celebratory game this September 30th. The team’s win in the championship has brought joy to all who helped the rugby team excel.

The Humboldt Cal Poly team of 2022-2023 and their coaches, Greg Pargee, Patrick Bellefeuille, Vince Celetto, and Mark Johnson, have shown themselves as possibly the best sports team Humboldt has. The tournament was against all the other small schools in the United States. The teamproved themselves to be the best in the end.

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. 

The landmark event was amazing because everyone who has ever played for the Humboldt rugby team showed their support for the 2022-2023 team and their victory. The event was held in Humboldt Cal Poly’s Redwood Bowl and was free for everyone to enter and watch the three games that occurred.The volunteers at the snack shack made sure everyone was well fed.

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    Kevin HSU '95Oct 20, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    Very cool to see rugby step in and fill the gap football left. Having a successful sports team is an important part of the community and the University.