All posts by: Katie Cederborg

Old and New Book Review: coloring books

By GraceAnne Hoss Coloring book #1 Tolkien’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book Artists: Victor Ambrus, John Davis, Mauro Mazzara, Ian Miller, and Andrea Piparo. [caption id="attachment_377" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo by GraceAnne Hoss[/caption] J.R.R. Tolkien's adventures entailing a lost ring and hobbits comes to life through the pages of a coloring book. Adult sized drawings with plenty of details ensure the need for patience as one colors Tolkien’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book. Visit the Black and

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The Trees of SRHS

By Emily Staten As we are swept up in the daily whirl of political news, technological advancement, and personal obligation, it is easy for us to lose sight of the world around us. Think about it: when was the last time you sat somewhere and just looked around? When did you last exist without any objective or purpose outside of pure connection and engagement with your surroundings?     We move, endlessly, from one checkpoint to the next: class, friends, homework, sports, sleep.  And each day, as we race to get to the next

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The film festivals of 2018

By Caleb Logue For all the movie lovers last month, Sonoma International Film Festival began March 21, and lasted until the 25th. The 21st annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) featured dozens of different movies, and included wines and cuisine from local businesses and caterers. According to its website, the SIFF “is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers.” The festival took place in different participating venues near Sonoma’s historic plaza.

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Dining with DeMattei: the doughnut debate

By Isabella DeMattei Photos by Isabella DeMattei Tan’s Donut Tan’s Donut on Fourth Street in Santa Rosa is the perfect place to stop and grab a few donuts. For the March issue, I decided to try a glazed and chocolate donut at each bakery since those are always two good indicators of the quality of a bakery. The donuts at Tan’s Donut cost around $0.95 per donut. Tan’s is cash only, so leave your credit card at home! Both the glazed and the chocolate looked good. The chocolate one was pretty decent, and was just your

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The NRA: an organization for power, not democracy

By Katie Cederborg and Rachel Owen The National Rifle Association, created after the Civil War as a method of teaching young military men how to use rifles, was never meant to be so intertwined with the United States Government. In the simplest terms, the NRA has become an association meant to “protect” the way the organization defines the Second Amendment, largely due to the status quo. With gun owners spreading the notion that their “right to bear arms” will be infringed with gun regulation, people across the country have

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Hidden Santa Rosa: what is under the school?

By Sammi Bellinghausen and Isabella DeMattei From the outside, Santa Rosa High School is just another old brick building. Some don’t realize, however, SRHS is far more than meets the eye. Theo school has many different hidden locations that very few know about. This is because the hidden locations are too dangerous or inaccessible to students. Some of the locations are retired classrooms, old hallways, and storage rooms. We had the privilege of going on a tour of some of these secret hideaways lead by the former principal of

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Senior sets out to beautify school with Girl Scout project

By Star Mallamo On a walk around campus, one may realize some new changes around the math classrooms near Burke Hall. What was once a neglected patch of shrubs is now a garden, complete with raised vegetable beds and bark. This new addition to the school is the work of Moriah Plack, a senior here at Santa Rosa High. This project is what she completed to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.  Plack explains, “The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting. To earn the award, a Girl Scout must complete many

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The Custodians of SRHS: Where did they go?

By Katie Cederborg and Rachel Owen Photo by Alex Hays The absence of janitorial service on Santa Rosa High School’s campus has become increasingly apparent as garbage continues to pile high from Burke Hall all the way to the Main Building. With students being seemingly incapable of throwing away their trash, keeping the grounds clean has always been an issue; however, the mess that exists on campus shows that there is in fact more to this issue than the usual disorder. The low number of these custodians due to illness and

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Panthers on the run

By Langston Hay Photos by Naomi Flores On Friday, March 23rd, track teams all across the Bay Area poured onto the SRJC track to compete in the Twilight Invitational. Amongst those teams was Santa Rosa, who put forth a competitive, spirited, and at points record setting performance. The meet started at 12 in the morning and lasted past 9 at night. The day started with an exhibition of an event that many high schoolers rarely have the opportunity to compete in: the steeplechase. Santa Rosa had three participants, two of

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“Run, Hide, Fight”: The new school shooting drill

By Rachel Owen Photos by Rachel Owen On Thursday, March 29 during second period, Santa Rosa High School held a formal intruder drill. This new drill now stands in the place of a typical lockdown drill. In practicing what would happen if an active shooter was on campus, this drill enacts new tactics for surviving a school shooting. Given the policy of “Run, Hide, Fight” the Santa Rosa City Schools district has presented many students have asked in which situations each of these actions would be necessary. Run, is to be

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