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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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Winter Activities in Sonoma County

By Delaney Temple During warmer weather, it’s easy to find activities to keep busy and active. Unfortunately, during the winter, the colder weather limits the amount of things one can do. But fear not! Here are some of the best options to entertain yourself while the winter months pass. Read a book: One option is to curl up in bed with a good book. If you need any recommendations, refer to GraceAnne Hoss’s column which includes a new book and an old one. Maybe even write your own story, sketch, sculpt, or paint.

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Debbie Sedletzky retires after 24 years

By Zuzu Morgan This winter holiday marks the retirement of Debbie Sedletzky, the SRHS business office manager. She has worked for 24 years in the SRCS district, and spent the last six years at SRHS. As the supervisor of the business office, Ms. Sedletzky manages a lot of the school’s student-based finances. “My favorite part of SRHS is my daily interaction with both the students and staff,” Sedletzky said in an interview. In her years in the SRHS business office, she has managed the funds for school dances, standardized test

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FFA Seeks Help After North Bay Fires

By Patricia Gomez The raging fires that hit Northern California in early October, and the Santa Rosa High School Ag Farm saw the lasting effects. The farm was used by FFA members who raised market goats and sheep and by the horticulture class. The farm, a grand sixty-two acres, is now only 6 acres. Four barns burned down, which had about 45 to 50 thousand dollars in equipment. The house that was on the property in which SRHS agriculture teacher Dawn Stornetta lived in, is also unfortunately gone. All the trailers and new

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Panthers help out fellow Panthers

By Isabella DeMattei Santa Rosa High School is known throughout Sonoma County as a welcoming place for all, and in the aftermath of the devastating Sonoma County fires, SRHS’s reputation as a caring community was resolidified. The students and staff of SRHS have come together in many different ways to help out the community. The High School hosted many Town Hall meetings for government officials and first responders to share crucial information to the public. Many students are also working with the Helping Hands Clothing

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School is back in Session October 30th

[caption id="attachment_149" align="aligncenter" width="225"] On October 9, wildfires spread through Santa Rosa.[/caption] After three weeks, SRHS will be open again. The wildfires that spread through Sonoma, Napa, and Lake Counties caused many school closures. More than 71,000 students were affected by this. It has been a long three weeks since students roamed the halls. Events that had been scheduled during the closure have been rescheduled, including testing, sporting events, and the annual homecoming dance. On October

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