All posts by: Katie Cederborg

SRHS track team sprints through the finish line at Arcadia

By Langston Hay On April 6th, for the first time since the 2016 season, the Santa Rosa High School Track and Field team proudly sent several of their finest athletes to southern California to compete in one of the biggest, fastest, and most prestigious invitationals in high school, the Arcadia Invitational. Accompanied by coaches Dough Courtemarche and Carrie Joseph, the team embarked on their competitive journey at seven AM. And thus, over the last weekend of Spring Break, Freshman Ana Wong, junior Izel Zamora, junior

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Substance abuse: the dangers of marijuana and e-cigarettes

By Katie Cederborg The distinct cotton-candy smell of E-Cigarettes alongside the skunk-like smell that marijuana spreads across campus proves that although “hard drugs” are problematic among minors, drugs that are less commonly acknowledged as problematic are becoming serious issues. Minors, many of whom have decided that considering the seemingly less severe legal consequences in California, these drugs are, in fact, “OK” are the central result of the mass epidemic. E-Cigarettes specifically, have been called the “gateway

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Spring ArtQuest Showcase

By Zuzu Morgan This year the ArtQuest Program put on an incredible spring showcase. All of the programs developed beautiful performances and pieces, with the entire night perfectly encompassing the spirit of the school. This year’s spring showcase opened with an unconducted performance from the string orchestra. Their rendition of Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Johann Bach was delivered with great precision and energy, and was an excellent introduction to the rest of the night. Afterwards, ArtQuest English teacher Annie

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SRHS Student Elections

By Sammi Bellinghausen Every year during Spring semester, Santa Rosa hIgh School student elections take place. There are many different positions in which one can run for. For incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors there are three spots, the treasurer/secretary, vice president, and president. As a senior there are three more positions to run for and that is ASB president, ASB vice president, ASB and treasurer/secretary. ASB stands for, “all student body,” meaning they are responsible for communication with administration,

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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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