Monthly Archives: January 2021

South African COVID Strain

501. V2. The usually packed beaches of Cape Town, South Africa lay silent and bare due to the virus mutation traveling around the country. The Beach closures are part of the South African government’s plan to combat the mutation by eliminating all gatherings with new laws being put into place, closures of public venues, and the implementation of a 2100 curfew. “Beaches and restaurants are also closed and social gatherings are not allowed. I went from seeing friends and extended family everyday to barely leaving my own house.”

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COVID-19 Vaccine Release and Distribution

Article By: Xiaolin Cai In California, we are in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distributions, and within the first phase there are three phases: phase 1A, phase 1B, and phase 1C, which determines which groups of individuals are prioritized to get the vaccine first. The COVID-19 vaccines are free. As the COVID-19 vaccines are coming out and are now available there might be some questions asked about the distribution of the vaccine. “Who can get the vaccine?” “Am I eligible for the vaccine?” “When can I get the

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The Danger Of Conspiracy Theories

Tin Foil Hat. The allusive tin-foil or aluminum hat has long been known to be the subject of a conspiracy theorists grand token. But what is the damage of conspiracy theories? While they may not seem necessarily substantial, they can have detrimental and harmful affects on those who feel the repercussions of conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate and Qanon. Article & Photo By: Emmanuel Vallarta Social media has played a large role in the popularization of conspiracy theories. From YouTubers talking about the many

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What To Make From The Leftovers In Your Fridge

Leftovers. Over the week, many people are left with food scraps from their previous meals that can build up in a fridge, and eventually are thrown into the trash. The United States alone contributes to almost 70 billion pounds of food being wasted each year, and while this is not only wasteful, it is preventable. Start planning meals that will leave you with usable leftovers to use for future meals such as stir fry, frittatas, or even vegetable stock for soup. Photo By: Alice Brookston Article By: Dalia Pelayo-Mark It’s time

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Step By Step What To Do After A Car Accident

The Car crash. Car accidents can be devastatingly disastrous, traumatizing, and overall a lot to deal with. Not only with the scene of the crash itself, but with the aftermath of the event concerning insurance, police reports and statements, and simply just finding out what step to take next. Car crashes happen everyday, and in many cases are unavoidable. Know what to do next if you find yourself in a car accident of your own.*License Plate # Redacted For Personal Security ReasonsPhoto By: Sarah Johnston Article By: Alice

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New Releases in 2021

Movies and TV shows have become a life raft for many during these trying times. Especially since going outside is supposed to be limited. Luckily, we have many new movies and TV shows to look forward to. The Shadow and Bone series that will soon be on Netflix is one of the many television shows coming out in 2021. Not everyone has heard of it though. Freshman Abby Mills wrote, “I have never heard of it. It is good that Netflix keeps adding new shows though!” Many other shows will also be arriving on Netflix, and everyone should

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Sonoma County Coast Safety

Know Before You Go. Sonoma County’s Lifeguard and Recreation Coordinator, Lesley Pfeiffer, gives her insights on which beaches are safest during dangerous surf conditions common at this time of year. For another way to enjoy the coast without the worry, Santa Rosa High School sophomore, Rosie Tomin, recommends some of her favorite hiking trails. Don’t miss the Sea to Sky trail, one of Tomin’s “favorite hikes ever.”Graphic created by Molly Murphey with a map from USGS and the National Map. Article By: Molly Murphey My grandma

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The Interactions Between Police And Protests

Tenjing Sherpa, a Santa Rosa High School junior, shares his thoughts on the relationship between protests and police. “I believe that some protestors are treated wrong, but there is always two sides to the story, such as how some people in the protesting crowds violate others’ property in the protest and innocent bystanders are affected and I believe that people misjudge some cops, but there are other cops who aren’t decent cops.” He himself has gone to BLM protests in Sonoma County and has first handedly seen how law enforcement

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Overview of President Trump’s Term

Here, Junior Anya Fouts expresses her thoughts about Biden becoming the new president. She says “I just hope that Biden can bring the country back together, because we honestly need it.” Photo By: Anya Fouts Author: Jasmine Alvarez



Now that Donald Trump’s term has finally come to an end, many are left wondering what actions Biden will take to undo some of Trump's executive orders. In 2016, when Trump was announced

president, he immediately took his rants, and started posting his opinions

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“Wonder Woman 1984” Ropes In New Viewers For HBO Max

WW84 Boosts HBO Max. Since its premier, "Wonder Woman 1984 "has increased subscribers for HBO MAX. "Wonder Woman 1984" premiered on HBO Max and in theaters simultaneously on Christmas Day, but the movie was a disappointment for some fans including, freshman Theo Kofahl who said, “The movie was terrible compared to the last one.” Article & Photo By: Evan Mirante With COVID-19 forcing many blockbuster movies to be postponed, one of the highly anticipated releases of 2020 was Wonder Woman 1984. It was released on Christmas

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