Poetry Out Loud: The 2018 Annual Tournament

 .  Photos by Alexander Hays By Naomi Flores and Zuzu Morgan This year’s Poetry Out Loud season provided Santa Rosa High School with excellent displays of talent. Poetry Out loud is a competition where students rehearse a memorized poem of their choice in front of their english class, and the class nominates the best performer to go to school wide competition. The winner of the school competition moves on to county, then on to state, and lastly on to nationals. The competition initially included a total of 15 contestants.

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SRHS Welcomes Kennedy to the Administrative Team

Seamus Fallon As of January 8th, 2018 Santa Rosa High School has a new assistant principal, former Student Government advisor, John Kennedy. Two of his six years at Santa Rosa have been as a math teacher and the following four were as a student government advisor. The transition from teacher to admin he said was “very challenging and exciting,” as one could imagine juggling the already large enough job that is Stu-Gov alongside teaching life skills and earning a principal’s degree at Sonoma State University. When asked what his

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Rachel’s Rights: The March for Gender Equality

[caption id="attachment_250" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo by Emily Staten[/caption] Article by Rachel Owen Following the paths of progressive women before them, the women of 2018 are here to change history. January was a month of true progress for women everywhere as thousands took to the streets, social platforms, and government headquarters to fight for gender equality. On January 7th, many women including Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones, and Reese Witherspoon attended the Golden Globes wearing black to raise

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Dining with DeMattei: The Taco Throwdown

Isabella DeMattei At the intersection of West and Sebastopol, there are two fantastic taco trucks facing off on opposite street corners. El Roy’s Mexican Grill and Delicias Elenita Taco Truck have some of the best and most authentic Mexican food in Santa Rosa. Some people favor one over another, and stand by their decision religiously. For this challenging decision, I brought three friends along to help. I compared Carne Asada tacos at both taco trucks to try and determine the ultimate winner. Our first stop was at Delicias

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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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