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Students Weigh In on Bell Schedule Change

DING-DING-DING! The nostalgic hymn of the school’s tole echoes in euphoric synchrony. A symphony long awaited to be played... now half an hour later. “I like how the bell schedule is right now. I think the break could be a little bit longer. But other than that, it’s good. Maybe take some time from lunch and put some of that into break,” says freshman Mary-Jane Alexander. The new bell schedule, which is pinned on a wall beside a classroom, shows when classrooms get out. This has sparked a debate among staff and students on whether

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President Prior-Hodenfield, VP Arseneau Elected By Class of 2025

PANTHER PRIDE: On Friday September 10, Freshman President, Rustin Prior-Hodenfield (left) and Vice President, Cooper Arseneau (right) Demonstrate their spirit wear for orange and black day. “I love showing off my school spirit by participating in spirit days, and encouraging others to do the same!” said Arseneau. The new freshmen who joined student government are truly showing they will try to hype up and make freshmen just as involved in school as the other grades can be. Article and Photo by Anthony Flores Cruz As our

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Freshmen Q & A

Article and Graphic by Jerral Agbayani As the beginning of the semester takes flight following a school year’s worth of online learning, we are finally coming back in full swing; with the freshmen and some of the sophomore students arriving on campus for the very first time. Not only is this an exciting time to come back to school, but freshmen from abroad will be flocking Santa Rosa High School’s halls in search of their classes. That, and the dynamic of a new experience, in the form of their first year, comes with many

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Brawley Teaches the First AP Environmental Science Class at SRHS

SRHS AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TEACHER AT WORK. Brianne Brawley, a science teacher at Santa Rosa High School, teaches her first year of AP Environmental Science in Room 11 during second and sixth period. When discussing the class, Brawley said, “I believe it’s one of the most important classes taught at the school because we are people living on a shared planet with limited finite resources and we are all experiencing the impacts of humanity on the earth.” After fighting to get this class started for five years, Brawley was finally

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SRHS Welcomes New Administrators

WELCOMING STAFF. Isaac Estrada waits patiently to answer questions. Estrada is one of the new additions to the administration team and is an assistant principal. Estrada transferred from Gilroy Unified, where he was a teacher during the 2020-2021 school year. When asked about what made his transition to Santa Rosa High School easier he said“What made it easier for sure was just the support of the administrative team, including our principal and our vice principal and our two other assistant principals.” It is good to see that

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Club Day 2021 At SRHS

Photos and Article by Mary Jane Alexander. Tristan Liggett (11) from the Chess Club poses with his chess board. In the Chess Club you play chess, can learn to play chess, or just hang out with the other people. If you wish to join, the club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the auto shop. Tina Dang (11) is the president of the API (Asian Pacific Islander)

club, which is all about celebrating Asian culture. They will be doing potlucks and boba fundraisers later in the year. If you wish to join, the club meets

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The SRHS Substitute Teacher Who is Also a Gubernatorial Candidate

Denis Lucey, a substitute teacher at Santa Rosa High School, is a candidate for California governor. “I’m very appreciative of my experience as a teacher because I don’t think I’d be doing this unless I was a teacher. I really feel that strongly because I feel an affinity to do the right thing for my students,” said Lucey. He also explained that he is running for governor to gain publicity for issues he is passionate about. Photo and Article by Yasmine Sarraf. Have you ever been so passionate about an issue that you decided

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Mustard Fields in Sonoma County

A one season only experience. The beautiful mustard fields scattered across Sonoma County have gained an immense amount of popularity. The fields serve as a great background for photos or just a nice change of scenery. “It’s really beautiful,” says junior Erin Holland. “I recommend everyone goes before they’re gone.”

Article & Photo By: Tianna Cooke The spring season brings many things. For example, allergies, rain, and Instagram-worthy mustard fields. If you have Instagram, or any social media, you’ve

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A Rise In Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

A quiet place. The Bok Kai Temple is one of the most calming places that anyone can visit. In the 1805’s is when the temple was first open, and then later in 1880 rebuilt and renovated. ‘I love this temple, it is sacred. I have gone here since I was a little kid with my grandfather’, Daniel Wayne told me, a stranger but a constant visitor of the temple. Article & Photo By: Destyni Hayes Sadly, there has been a rise in Asian hate crimes all over the United States, including in our community. There have been many horrible

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Santa Rosa Guide for Locals this Spring

Article By: Tara Elsa and Leilah Sterck Spring is here, and the weather is starting to warm up. Quarantine has made it more challenging to find fun and safe activities to do and places to hangout. This Santa Rosa locals’ guide will provide you with plenty of fun activities for you to do this spring in Santa Rosa! On March 22, Krispy Kreme started giving out free glazed doughnuts to people who have been fully vaccinated. This could be a fun thing to do with your friends; all you’ll need to do is drive up to Krispy Kreme, and

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