Litter Bugs Infesting SRHS

LITTER EPIDEMIC: Pictured here, trash and food are sprawled across the quad. Trash is left after lunch and break. Students are fed up with litter bugs, with Senior Kayla Gallagher saying, “Littering is the most unattractive thing a person can do.”Photo by Grace Payne  The littering epidemic is running rampant here on campus. Students are throwing trash wherever they can: tossing it out the windows of cars in the student parking lot, leaving it unattended at tables and simply throwing it on the ground. While not all students are

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Issues with the Sub System

How many times has your teacher been absent and not replaced by a proper substitute? Many students at Santa Rosa High School cannot keep count of the number of times such an issue has occurred. With the extreme need for substitute teachers, one would assume that, in order to improve the problem, the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) would put into place a different system that makes it easier for individuals to become substitute teachers. Surprisingly, however, this is not the case.Becoming a substitute teacher for the

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A through G Requirements

Article by Grace Payne With fewer high school students meeting admission requirements for California’s public universities, Santa Rosa High School is offering new support for students taking English, math, science, credit recovery and other required courses. The school has introduced a “student learning center” on its website, a page where students can find a menu of homework help and tutoring options offered by certain teachers and counselors before and after school and during lunch. Resources range from an hour of Cyber

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ESN Teacher Dilemma

TEACHERLESS FIRST QUARTER: Instead of the normal two teachers the ESN classes on campus, there has been only one this school year. The second teacher for the students with special abilities quit a few weeks into the school year, but a new one was hired soon after. According to the SRTA, “Nineteen posted classified jobs pay less than the city of Santa Rosa’s minimum wage of 17.06 an hour.” Photo and Article By Marty Geffner Can you imagine going through your first three months of school with no teacher? Sounds like a utopia,

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: As we move into winter, the holiday season starts, leaving many people excited, including Achilles Zavislak (10), who can’t wait to celebrate Christmas. “I like Christmas,” Zavislak said. “Everyone has less work to do so it’s a lot less stressful.” December brings forth many holidays to celebrate with loved ones and provides a time for everyone to appreciate each other through gifts and cheer. Photo and Article by Emma Chesadel As December approaches, so does the holiday season and the cheer that comes with

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School Charities During the Holidays

THE SEASON OF GIVING: The blanket drive organized by student government, from November 3rd to 18th, was a competition that all 4th-period classes had the opportunity to compete in, and the top three classes who donated the most blankets won a 15-minute pizza party. Freshman Riley Piehl said, “I really hope that all 4th-period classes participate; school charities are really important.” Photo and Article by Ava Heun The holiday season is the biggest time of the year when it comes to charities. It’s common to see commercials

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Winter Break Activities

SNOOPY’S HOME ICE: Ice skating is a very popular sport and activity for all ages, especially in the winter. When asked what winter activities she enjoys doing, Maggie Frisbie (9) said, “I really like going ice skating with my friends; it’s super fun.” You can check the Snoopy’s Home Ice website for additional details such as pricing and hours. Photo by Ava Heun Winter break is an exciting time for students, as it marks the end of the first semester and means that finals are over. Some students go on trips and travel during

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Pumpkin Spice vs. Peppermint

PUMPKIN SPICE VS. PEPPERMINT: Pictured above is a graphic depicting the theoretical battle between the holiday flavors pumpkin spice and peppermint. “Pumpkin spice is more like fall and peppermint is more like Christmas, and I love them both,” said sophomore Mia Clem, expressing a common opinion: a love of both. A small poll determined that peppermint was the favorite flavor, but the numbers were close. Photo by Lee Corey  Pumpkin spice and peppermint are classic holiday flavors, but which is better? Many people have strong

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Dragon Ball Super Movie Review

KAMEHAMEHA!: The Dragon Ball: Super Hero movie cover, starring Piccolo, is now showing in theaters. See the exciting new story on the big screen before it leaves. The picture was taken at Airport Stadium. “It made me laugh out many times,” said Isabel Martinez (11). Photo by Mason Gaspar Early 2000s kids have heard of Dragon Ball, either from watching it as a child or hearing about it. The anime has been running since April 26th, 1989. Recently a new movie has come out called Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.

This

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Why People Are Leaving ArtQuest

LEAVING ARTQUEST: This sign is outside the ArtQuest buildings. It's welcoming people to their classes and saying goodbye to those who are going for their own reasons, including mental health, like junior Luna Liles. “Not only did I reach out to a dozen adults with this teacher and how they dismissed me, but they highly increased my mental health triggers,” said Liles. There are many ArtQuest specialties and each one has different reasons for students to leave, varying from the workload to the teachers. Photo by Scott

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