Monthly Archives: September 2021

SRHS Choir Gets New Teacher

WARMING UP. Ms. Tusa, the choir teacher, warms up her class in the choir room. Tusa is the newest addition to the ArtQuest teaching roster, she is teaching choir as well as guitar. She is looking forward to a less stressful year, “I knew it was going to be a transition for all of us, mostly for the students. Not that we’re unaffected, we I mean adults, but we’ve had many more years of social existence, and so I really feel for the students.” With a new array of faces on campus both students and teachers are looking forward to an

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Teacher Appreciation Day

SUPERSTAR TEACHERS. Johnathon Muchow (left) is a teacher of Economics and World History. He has a lot of energy he brings to each class to hype them up and get ready to learn. Mitchell Utsey (center) is the auto shop teacher at Santa Rosa High School. He makes everyone feel welcome in his class, like a big family, and of course makes sure everyone is working hard to do what they’re supposed to. With some light ribbing of course. Nightsnow Vogt (right) is a teacher of U.S. Government and World History and is liked for being a laid

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Opinion: DeSoto Bathrooms in Disrepair

FAUCET FAILURE. Left, the faucets on the sink in the De Soto boys bathroom swings freely in its socket, making it somewhat difficult to use. Water sprays all over, potentially getting clothes wet in the process. This gives a feeling of poor quality that hinders an enjoyable bathroom experience. Right, there is little space between the urinals and no dividers, making privacy almost non-existent. People have to move all the way up and practically into the urinal for any privacy, an uncomfortable effort no one wants to go

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Album Recommendations for September

AMUSING ADVISABLE ALBUMS. Music and melodies can be heard internationally, all with their own creative signatures and variety. New and old albums are being perceived constantly. I arranged a few albums I would recommend to other people, based on feelings or emotions an individual can identify with. Article and photo by Emily Lasley Fabulous Albums Music: loved by a mass of individuals far and wide, takes the hearts of content creators such as Billie Eilish, Micheal Jackson and The Weekend. Music is exceptionally diverse

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New SRHS Staff Excited to Join the Panther Family

HAPPY TO BE A PANTHER: Two of Santa Rosa High's new faculty pose for a picture Marla Tusa (left) our new music teacher, and Kelsey Fotouhi, pictured with her son (right), our new attendance tech. They both mentioned they are excited to start working at this school and Tusa said,” I look forward to being a part of the school community and to helping students reach their full potential.” Both faculty members have been doing fantastic jobs bringing pride to being a panther.

Photo provided by: Marla Tusa and Kelsey

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Air Quality Smarts

A SMOKEY MORNING. Especially in these last months ahead, watching the air quality is easier than you think. The air quality index levels, easiest to find through airnow.gov, can help determine if going outside even on days where you may not see the particles, is actually safe. As the CDC states, “No matter where you go, you can always access the AQI.” Article and Photo by Zoe Kowalczyk Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In these closing months, our usual anticipation for fire and smoke leaves us watching the air quality to

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ArtQuest Finds Creative Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected ArtQuest’s traditions and rules that would normally be witnessed in an average school year. On August 27th, in the ArtQuest Main Office, a practical and engaging interview was conducted in a small, quiet office space featuring Evan Englar, the ArtQuest Councilor about how COVID-19 has affected ArtQuest this school year. “It was like being interviewed for a job, all over again” Englar says.Article and Photo by Emily Lasley This COVID-restricted school year has taken effect on the traditions and

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SRHS Students Engage in Activism through New Clubs

SPEAKING OUT. From left to right, Zohar Kennard and Isabella Damberger-Sheldon, co-presidents of the Amnesty International Club, and Anya Fouts, the club’s secretary, can be seen on the day that students got together to stand in solidarity with the thousands of women who were affected by Texas’ recent abortion law. This is just one of many movements that members of their club will be attending this year. Photo by Shinobu Monraz. Article by Rubi Melo At Santa Rosa High School, there are many new clubs created by ambitious

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Lady Panther Volleyball Teams bring Energy, Teamwork

VARSITY GIRLS CRUSH HEALDSBURG: On Thursday night, September 9th, the Varsity girls volleyball team beat Healdsburg in 3 sets. This is the first of many wins for these girls, seeing as the league games have not started yet. The energy on the court and the bench on Thursday night was electrifying; after every play a roar of cheers came off the bench. This energy is exactly what sophomore Rylee Ponce was talking about when she said, “In order to perform our best as a team I’ve noticed that positive energy improved our game play

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Opinion: We Need To Reclaim The College Admissions Process

TESTS: OPTIONAL. STRESS? NOT SO MUCH. Hovering above Stanford University, this word map displays responses from 30 Santa Rosa High School seniors when asked: how would you describe the college application process in one word? Lola Cook explained her choice— evil— saying, “It [applying to colleges] made me cry.” This year’s college admissions cycle is similar to that of last year with most schools going test-optional but with more, if still limited, opportunities to connect with schools.  Article and Graphic by Molly

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