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5 Binge-Worthy Shows

These are stressful times. Sometimes, we need to take a break and binge watch some Netflix. My top five binge-worthy shows are Gilmore Girls, Lucifer, The Office, The Good Place, and The Politician. All five amazing shows and both seniors, Madison Ligget and Piper Kirk agree with my choices. Kirk’s favorite of the five is The Office and Ligget’s favorite is Gilmore Girls. Article & Photo By: Shai Fichtelberg Throughout the eight months of quarantine, we have all had the time to start a new hobby, learn something new, and

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Pets Pose As A Help For Managing Emotional Stress

Are pets helpful when it comes to decreasing emotional stress? After doing some research and interviewing a couple people the results might surprise some. Pets do in fact help to decrease emotional stress and calm their owners. “I’m more relaxed when my dog is with me,” Christina says. So have you noticed a decrease in emotional stress when you are with your pets? Next time you can see if you notice any changes in the decrease of emotional stress it might shock you that pets really do have an affect on your emotional

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SRHS Senior Class President Spotlight

Feeling Presidential. Our 2020-2021 Senior class president, Moreya Howell, poses for her senior picture. Moreya decided to run for class president when she realized her last year at Santa Rosa High School would be on-line and thought this would be a good way to engage with other students.“I wanted to try something different and knew that it could make my senior year more fun and interesting,” said Howell.Photo By: Kelly Needleman Article By: Evan Mirante Moreya Howell is the current Santa Rosa High School senior class

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The Strain From Screens

Digital Eye Strain. Pre-pandemic school did not cause as much Digital Eye Strain (DES). If anything, students’ phone usage was the only major contributor to DES. Circumstances have changed, homework has switched to an online format, and along with this, DES levels have risen. he general public has suffered from this as well from needing to work from home. Now more than ever, it is important to make sure that students, teachers and parents take care of their eyes, even if this means turning on the Blue Light Filter on our

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Students Staying Fit While Sports Are Postponed

Enjoy the beauties of Sonoma County’s many trails. On July 31, 2020, the Santa Rosa High School Cross Country team held a makeshift Cross Country Camp. While the rest of the team ran up Bald Mountain, sophomore Marty Geffner rode his bike up, since he was injured. Bald Mountain is one of the many places where you can run, hike, or bike in Sonoma County in the fresh air. “The best part [of the whole ride] was probably reaching the top and, of course, the view,” said Geffner. Photo By: Marty Geffner Article By: Madison

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“The Social Dilemma” – Documentary Review

“The Social Dilemma” just released to Netflix this year. This documentary entails past employees from various social media platforms explaining that social networking platforms are all a feature, not a bug. Karina Pelayo, a Freshman at Santa Rosa High School, gives her personal insight: “The documentary really brought to light how addicting social media can be. It shows how much all this new technology has created a separate world from the real one we live in, where there is never only one truth. There are just many different

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SRHS New College & Career Center Counselor, Tracy Batchelder

Welcome over the Web. Tracy Batchelder joins the Santa Rosa High School staff this year as our new College and Career Counselor. Although the College and Career Center’s physical location remains closed, she has made its resources available virtually via Google Classroom. “I want the CCC to become a social hub on campus where students feel free to drop in and ask me questions or do research, spend their lunchtime or drop by after school with friends. I want the students to feel like it's their space,” said Batchelder.
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Problems & Outages On Zoom

Class disruptions. Displaying the huge outage that occurred at the beginning of the school year, the chart shows the number of outage reports on that day. Outages affected a handful of classes at Santa Rosa High School, causing students to miss classwork. “I hope they don’t happen again,” said Junior Khmyah Prak, “It was a bit difficult to catch up after that." Image from Zoom Article By: Tianna Cooke One of the biggest challenges everyone has faced due to COVID-19 is shifting from on campus learning to virtual learning on

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Santa Rosa High School Online Clubs

Digital debate. Shai Fichtelberg (top-middle) practices with her teammates for their next debate tournament in November. In the past the team would meet in person to practice, but due to COVID-19 this won’t be possible until school resumes. “Some pros to online debate are it’s cheaper, every tournament costs money to put on and to go to. Online debate has also given more people the opportunity to join,” said Fichtelberg of the debate team. “Some cons are that we aren’t face to face so it’s harder to make an impact and

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SRHS Freshman Class President Spotlight

Sarah Hane. The freshman class president for our 2020-2021 school year. Sarah was the former vice president at Santa Rosa Middle School. She loves being involved with school and being in student government is a great way to do that. “It definitely isn’t easy, but all the hard work pays off,” she says. Photo By: Sarah Hane Article By: Xiaolin Cai Sarah Hane is our current freshman class president at Santa Rosa High. She was also the vice president at SRMS and was in the leadership class during her years there. She likes being

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