Winter Activities in Sonoma County

By Delaney Temple During warmer weather, it’s easy to find activities to keep busy and active. Unfortunately, during the winter, the colder weather limits the amount of things one can do. But fear not! Here are some of the best options to entertain yourself while the winter months pass. Read a book: One option is to curl up in bed with a good book. If you need any recommendations, refer to GraceAnne Hoss’s column which includes a new book and an old one. Maybe even write your own story, sketch, sculpt, or paint.

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Debbie Sedletzky retires after 24 years

By Zuzu Morgan This winter holiday marks the retirement of Debbie Sedletzky, the SRHS business office manager. She has worked for 24 years in the SRCS district, and spent the last six years at SRHS. As the supervisor of the business office, Ms. Sedletzky manages a lot of the school’s student-based finances. “My favorite part of SRHS is my daily interaction with both the students and staff,” Sedletzky said in an interview. In her years in the SRHS business office, she has managed the funds for school dances, standardized test

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FFA Seeks Help After North Bay Fires

By Patricia Gomez The raging fires that hit Northern California in early October, and the Santa Rosa High School Ag Farm saw the lasting effects. The farm was used by FFA members who raised market goats and sheep and by the horticulture class. The farm, a grand sixty-two acres, is now only 6 acres. Four barns burned down, which had about 45 to 50 thousand dollars in equipment. The house that was on the property in which SRHS agriculture teacher Dawn Stornetta lived in, is also unfortunately gone. All the trailers and new

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Concussions: Is Football Worth the Risk?

By Reece Wisler Concussions are prevalent in many sports, but it seems that concussions are mostly known as football injury. Concussions is a big concern for athletes in many physical sports, but in football concussions are being diagnosed at an alarming rate. According to protectthebrain.org, between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur each year. Many concussions go undiagnosed so it is hard to calculate exactly how many concussions occur. Since the turn of the century, concussion research has made major

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Sexual Assault in Hollywood

By Seamus Fallon and Patricia Gomez In light of the recent and inescapable outburst of sexual assault allegations, the scarring crime, especially in the context of Hollywood, has been on the forefront of many of our minds. Long withheld accusations and confessions have finally surfaced, leaving many of us shocked and appalled. Shocked that it’s taken this long for these people of power to be subjected to scrutiny, appalled at the misogynistic and victim-hushing nature of Hollywood, and perhaps stunned that some of the actors

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JC Classes: is getting ahead worth it?

By Katie Cederborg The conveniently located Santa Rosa Junior College provides extensive opportunities for a select group of students here at Santa Rosa High School. But, as Spring enrollment begins, it is important for students interested in picking up courses at the Junior College to consider the intensity of the courses they choose to enroll in. On top of the heavy workload that can be burdening in AP and honors classes at Santa Rosa High School, JC classes can be overwhelming, especially with volunteering and

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SRCS Tentative Agreement Reached

By Katie Cederborg and Rachel Owen On Thursday, December 7th Santa Rosa City Schools (SRCS) reached a tentative agreement with Santa Rosa Teacher’s Association (SRTA) in regards to the recent controversy in relation to health care and cost of living adjustments. After a year of negotiation between the two organizations the Tentative Agreement will remain intact through June of 2020 if the teachers vote to accept it. If accepted, the agreement allows for an increase in contributions by the District to a total of 2,500 dollars.

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Panthers help out fellow Panthers

By Isabella DeMattei Santa Rosa High School is known throughout Sonoma County as a welcoming place for all, and in the aftermath of the devastating Sonoma County fires, SRHS’s reputation as a caring community was resolidified. The students and staff of SRHS have come together in many different ways to help out the community. The High School hosted many Town Hall meetings for government officials and first responders to share crucial information to the public. Many students are also working with the Helping Hands Clothing

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School is back in Session October 30th

[caption id="attachment_149" align="aligncenter" width="225"] On October 9, wildfires spread through Santa Rosa.[/caption] After three weeks, SRHS will be open again. The wildfires that spread through Sonoma, Napa, and Lake Counties caused many school closures. More than 71,000 students were affected by this. It has been a long three weeks since students roamed the halls. Events that had been scheduled during the closure have been rescheduled, including testing, sporting events, and the annual homecoming dance. On October

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Illuminate Ed incites conflict for SRCS

By Star Mallamo The SRCS community has been in an uproar over their inability to access grades. History teacher John Cortopassi explained that the familiar grading system, Home Access Center, has been given up in favor of a new and improved student system, “I was part of a group that helped choose it.” Cortopassi and others on the team decided that the district should purchase Illuminate Ed, because of the flexibility with its configurations. However, the system has not been fully “rolled out” or implemented yet. Cortopassi

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