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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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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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“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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Spring Greetings

By Sammi Bellinghausen Photo by Alex Hays Spring is by far the most beautiful season of all. During this time of the year, there are many different activities to do. These activities range from hiking to finger painting the beautiful flowers which grow in the fields. Some common things to do is to lay out in the sun, spend time with loved ones, and exercise. Additionally, many people enjoy looking at the cherry blossoms, having a picnic, and planting to make sure there will be plants for summer. Many well known events

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Rachel’s Rights: The Right to Assemble

By Rachel Owen Photos by Alex Hays Progressive change is nearly impossible to achieve without some form of disobedience. Whether it was the Boston Tea Party to combat unfair taxes or people fleeing to avoid being drafted into Vietnam, civil disobedience has always been prominent in United States history. Provided by the First Amendment of the Constitution, we as Americans have the right to peacefully assemble and petition. The amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of… the right of the

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SRHS school shooting threat

On February 28th, at approximately 11:45 am, a school shooting threat was reported to the administration. The threat came in the form of graffiti scrawled in black marker in the DeSoto women’s restroom stating, “3/1 the school is gonna be shot up.” This threat came the day after a similar message was written in a bathroom at Analy High School in Sebastopol. [caption id="attachment_289" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The threat found in the girls' restroom in DeSoto Hall on 2/28 has lead to an investigation and increased

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SRHS Welcomes Kennedy to the Administrative Team

Seamus Fallon As of January 8th, 2018 Santa Rosa High School has a new assistant principal, former Student Government advisor, John Kennedy. Two of his six years at Santa Rosa have been as a math teacher and the following four were as a student government advisor. The transition from teacher to admin he said was “very challenging and exciting,” as one could imagine juggling the already large enough job that is Stu-Gov alongside teaching life skills and earning a principal’s degree at Sonoma State University. When asked what his

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Rachel’s Rights: The March for Gender Equality

Article by Rachel Owen Following the paths of progressive women before them, the women of 2018 are here to change history. January was a month of true progress for women everywhere as thousands took to the streets, social platforms, and government headquarters to fight for gender equality. On January 7th, many women including Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones, and Reese Witherspoon attended the Golden Globes wearing black to raise awareness about abuse towards women. This fashionable act coincided with the campaign #TimesUp,

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Dining with DeMattei: The Taco Throwdown

Isabella DeMattei At the intersection of West and Sebastopol, there are two fantastic taco trucks facing off on opposite street corners. El Roy’s Mexican Grill and Delicias Elenita Taco Truck have some of the best and most authentic Mexican food in Santa Rosa. Some people favor one over another, and stand by their decision religiously. For this challenging decision, I brought three friends along to help. I compared Carne Asada tacos at both taco trucks to try and determine the ultimate winner. Our first stop was at Delicias

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