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Online Volunteering Opportunities

Websites like Catchafire provide nearly 25 different categories of causes to sort through, making it easy to find something that you’re interested in and willing to devote your time and energy to. Photo From: Catchafire Website Article By: Piper Kirk While it’s no longer a graduation requirement, volunteer work is still an extremely important activity for high school students. Not only does it add to a college or job application, but it can also teach essential life skills that will assist in career opportunities. In the

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Rainy Day Blue To New

One of Tina Dang's social media posts, as she poses at town square on November 12th, 2020.Photo Provided By: Tina Dang Article By: Jerral Agbayani Sonoma County’s rainy season made a major appearance right off the bat in 2021. With constant intermittent rain, it is only logical that many people want to enjoy their days by doing fun things to keep their minds off of the gloomy weather. This may include changing one’s wardrobe to parallel the weather. When it’s warmer, many tend to wear looser outfits, but when it’s cold

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Non-romantic Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Article By: Tianna Cooke Valentine’s Day is either one's favorite or least favorite holiday; the latter typically belongs to those who are single or have no plans for the love-filled day. Instead of dreading the upcoming holiday and thinking about all the ways one could have celebrated with someone, why not think about the ways you can celebrate on your own?

Cheap but delicious. Many convenient stores have sales on all things Valentine’s Day the day after the holiday. Buying the candy the day after serves as a

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Squishmallows: The New Stuffed Animal Collectible

Easter Edition Squishmallows. In recent months, a new obsession has emerged among many teens and young adults: squishmallows, lovable stuffed animals that come in all sorts of colors, animals, and more! These stuffed animals can be found at many locations such as Walgreens, Target, Walmart, and even Costco. Prices vary from store to store, but are generally pretty inexpensive. This new collectible has taken over the internet, with some of the most popular squishmallow collectibles being Avery the Mallard Duck, Wendy the Frog, and

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Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Car

Justin Ehn, a junior, recently got a car and is looking for ways to personalize it and make it his own. Ehn is a car fanatic who knows a lot about cars from various brands and models. Ehn was inspired by some of the products listed in the article and decided he may try some of them out himself such as the car key tracker since he has lost his keys many times. Photo By: Justin Ehn Article By: Jaeden Callender Every year, more and more students learn to drive and are able to navigate the world on their own. However, many do

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A Guide To Houseplants

A simple guide to houseplants. As we spend more time at home, we are all seeking for new hobbies to entertain ourselves. So what better way to do that then get houseplants to care for? It is a great way to keep yourself busy as well as put some greenery in your house.  Article & Photo By: Xiaolin Cai Have you been bored being stuck at home this year? Well, a good way to spend that time at home is to go get a couple houseplants to care for. House plants have become a popular way for people to add greenery to their houses.

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So You Got Your First Car, Now What?

Auto shop teacher, Mr. Utsey, and senior, Malachi Donaghy, pose in the car yard at Santa Rosa High School. This is Donaghy’s third year in auto shop and he says that although “it’s a little weird this year because we [the students] don’t get to do anything with our hands,” it’s still a “great environment.” Utsey’s auto shop classes provide an opportunity to gain practical knowledge that is useful far beyond the classroom. Article & Photo By: Molly Murphey I took my car in for an oil change for the first time in December.

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Best Romance Novels To Read For Valentine’s Day

Reading a romance novel on Valentine’s Day is always a good idea. Some people even have favorites for that specific day. Abby Mills, a Santa Rosa freshman says, “I love to read P.S. I Like You by Kasie West.”

Article & Photo By: Tatiana Newman Valentine's Day is just around the corner. We all enjoy a little romance on the day of love. Some turn to rom-coms on TV, but others enjoy a sweet romantic novel to get them their yearly dose of love. Here are some of the best romantic books to read on Valentine’s

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DIY Quarantine Valentine’s Gifts

It’s cake time. This is a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting made specifically for Valentine’s Day, and is actually small enough for one! The recipe is simple, easy, and delicious, a perfect gift for this lovely holiday. “I’m glad that I decided to try my hand at baking,” said Katie Jang, senior at SRHS. “It was therapeutic and fun, and overall an extremely rewarding experience.” Article & Photo By: Katie Jang Making gifts at home this Valentine’s Day is a great way to show your appreciation for your loved ones.

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Mr. K’s Creative Writing Website

Join the Student Writers’ Collective today! The SWC is a website where students can publish their original fiction, nonfiction or poetry. The goal of this website is for students' original writing to get more out reach from their teachers and peers. Go to the website for more information: SWC Website. Article & Photo By: Maddie Sanabria In previous years, Santa Rosa High School had a creative writing club. But recently, the club was transformed into a website called Student Writers’ Collective by Mr. Kowalczyk.
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