Note: This report was done by Arcata High School journalism student Dakota Kalvitis-Heffernan. To support the Pepperbox, email Business Manager Hannah Pereira at to buy an add or subscription or donate to the cause of student journalism.


High school is awkward enough without silently urinating next to the hairiest dude in gym class.

At Arcata High School, some young men have reportedly decided to forgo this extra bit of awkwardness by peeing exclusively in stalls. 

AHS journalism student Dakota Kalvitis-Heffernan breaks down the social diving walls of high school urinals in this week’s ironically named Pepperbox  podcast: “Peers.”

Check out this budding journalist’s funny and interesting piece in the audio clip embedded above.

Keep up the good work, Pepperboxers.