Online Testing Procedures

Everything is online nowadays. This now includes the SATs and ACTs for testing. The photo is what came up when I searched SATs online ; a bunch of online testing websites for these kinds of tests. “ Shifting to online has been something that has been challenging us all.” said Mr.Kowalczyk. This means we must continue to learn and grow through the challenge. Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk Article & Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk Online classes have brought

obvious changes in everyday learning. New apps to use, new ways to

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SRHS Students Take Advantage Of SRJC Classes

Bernard C. Plover Hall, the admissions and records office of SRJC. Their office oversees applying dual enrollment students. High School students trying to take a class at the SRJC will likely visit this building at least once in their application process. Photo By: Tara Elsa Article By: Conor Grace As schools shift to online-based learning, many high school students have been taking advantage of Santa Rosa Junior College classes as they have gone online as well. There have been dual enrollment students at SRHS for many

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Dia de Los Muertos

“Dia De Los Muertos to me is an important tradition of my family because we get to celebrate our family members and reminisce on their life.” said Leslie Camacho, a latina Santa Rosa High School student. Above are her marigolds, also known as the flower of the dead. Article & Photo By: Ziggy Leon Carillo Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday with festivals, feasts, and fiestas for the dead! The three-day celebration has roots from 3,000 years ago and celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones. People celebrate by

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The Rainy Season Dying Off Over The Years

Orange Sky All Day. The smoke covers the sky, making the sun look brighter than ever. The air smelled of smoke, even through a durable mask. “It looks like an apocalypse. Never have I seen anything like this before,” said freshman Zoe Kowalczyk. Article & Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk Over the years in California, the obvious and intense heat-waves have been a wake-up call to the climate change crises. In recent months especially, the weather has been ridiculously hot. Although it was summer, the combination of wind and hot

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ArtQuest Fall Showcase

Photo From ArtQuest Fall Showcase Online Article By: Tara Elsa On Thursday, October 15, the biannual Santa Rosa High School ArtQuest Showcase took place. Normally, the showcase is held in the various SRHS ArtQuest classrooms around campus, but this year looked very different than most. There was still work shown for each of the ArtQuest specialties, but everything was online through the ArtQuest website (linked below) and YouTube. Each school year, there is one ArtQuest Showcase held in the fall and one held in the

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The Worrisome Workload Of Distance Learning

Homework assignments. As students progress into the second quarter of the first semester of distance learning, many have found it challenging to keep with the surplus of assignments from their teachers. Junior Carson Cook says, “I’ve always been a fairly stressed person, but now it’s like a constant cloud of nerves that follows me everywhere in the sense that I can never escape from school work because there’s always another assignment or test.” Many students have experienced increased levels of stress, caused from anywhere to the

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Musicals Available For Streaming

Oh Mamma Mia! People either love or hate musicals, and Mamma Mia! is no exception. Adding music and dance into a movie creates extra emotions and creativity that pulls the heartstrings of the audience. People connect with musicals because they allow the audience to sing along and really engage with the characters. Sophomore at Santa Rosa High School, Melena Ward, wrote that, “Mamma Mia! is one of my favorite movies ever! I love the singing, and the story line was amazing!”  Article & Photo By: Tatiana Newman Do you ever

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SRCS Board’s Handling Of Schools Since COVID-19 Shutdown

The Santa Rosa High School main building, which is usually crowded with students, is empty due to the pandemic. As infection rates go up, it is looking less likely that students will be going back to school anytime soon. The attitudes towards the district remain mixed, however, with the most prevalent one being uncertainty about the future. “There’s so much that’s unknown, so much that is subject to change. We have to be flexible,” said William Lyon, President of the Santa Rosa Teachers association.Photo By: Max Parrish Article

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Santa Rosa High School Virtual Dance Reviw

Dancing Through The Screen. DJ Dustin throws out some jams for everyone who attended the first ever Santa Rosa High School virtual dance due to COVID-19. While some students liked the dance how it was, some wished they could’ve seen the other people who attended the dance. ¨My girlfriend and sister, both of whom are panthers, joined to watch the dance on the TV,¨ said senior Nikolai Gurtovoy.Photo By: Tara Elsa Article By: Leilah Sterck This year, Santa Rosa High School held its first virtual dance. Due to COVID-19, the

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Online Grading Adaptations & Changes

Teaching on Vacation. Christina Grace, an ESL teacher at Rancho Cotate is shown here enjoying a cup of coffee while teaching from a house she rented for the weekend. Being able to teach from nearly anywhere is one of the benefits teachers and students are finding with distance learning.  Photo By: Ben Grace Article By: Conor Grace As students and teachers alike have changed from in-person classes to distance learning, there has been a myriad of difficulties for both parties. Students and teachers have had to adapt and learn

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