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Coronacation Activities: Teaching My Brother to Bake

Article By: Alice Brookston Over my family and I’s coronacation, I wondered how I should spend all the free-time that I had suddenly ended up with. Eventually I decided I would help out my older brother, Porter.

Now, I will admit that my brother has a load up book-smarts up his sleeve, but he also is quite lacking in some life-skills. For example, my brother doesn’t know how to bake much more than brownies from a box, and sometimes even that can be a challenge for him. So this would be my quarantine mission:

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Korean Comfort Food

By Aidan Ramsay With winter comes a universal search for coziness. Everybody knows the basics of a cozy blanket, a warm fireplace and a good movie, but in my opinion, the most important piece of the puzzle is some good ole’ comfort food. But these days, my go-to isn’t American food, or South American, or even European, it’s Korean. I say this because all the components I look for in comforting me on a cold day are found in their cuisine in spades. For me, these components are hardiness, flavor, and warmth. One of my favorite

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The continuously growing relationship between teens and fast food needs to end

By Max Parrish Over the last several years, fast food has become increasingly prominent in the teenage diet. With restaurants like Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s having quick service and cheap food, it’s become incredibly easy to dump your money into those corporations-and that’s exactly what they want you to do. The processed products made by those corporations can wreak havoc on your body and leave you craving more. Additionally, it is incredibly appealing to your taste buds to eat it, whether you’re buying fries, a burger,

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By Momo Mckamey The increasing plastic problem in the world continues to grow. According to Ban the Bottle, Americans used 50 billion plastic bottles last year alone, but only one in five are recycled. Santa Rosa High School’s very own ecology club helped out with this increasing issue by encouraging the school administration to install new water filtration fountains around campus, making filling up reusable water bottles easier and more accessible. Photo by Momo Mckamey The fountains have been a long-time effort for

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Here are the Best Chocolates and Sweets to buy for your loved ones… or yourself this Valentine’s Day

By Leslie Mendoza Valentine's Day is coming soon, and if you don’t know what to buy your valentine, chocolates are always a good treat. There are a variety of options when it comes to chocolate: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with nuts or chocolate with caramel, among other things. If you don’t know which type to choose, this article will give a review and break down of the most popular chocolates. For milk chocolate lovers who don’t mind a hint of hazelnut,

the Ferrero Rocher classic chocolates

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Stay Safe On the Road With These Winter Driving Tips

By Kaylee Rathkoy During the winter months, drivers have to face driving in unordinary weather conditions. Snow, slush or ice on roads are involved in nearly one in four weather-related vehicle accidents. Winter conditions impact many factors, as it makes it harder to see, slow down and stop. In Santa Rosa, there is no snow or slush, but as it gets very cold, black ice can start to form on the roads. [caption id="attachment_510" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of[/caption] Black ice is almost

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Prom Food on a Budget

By Isabella DeMattei Going out to a fancy restaurant for prom doesn’t have to break the bank. Many upscale restaurants have menu items that won’t break your budget, yet still give you the experience of a nice night out. One restaurant that is notorious for a great, but pricey, meal is Stark’s Steak and Seafood. Located in Historic Railroad Square, Stark’s has some of the best steaks in Santa Rosa, and the perfect ambiance for your meal. Don’t be discouraged by the expensive cuts of meat and side dishes you have to order

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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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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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