Effective and ineffective masks. Carol Freeland, a retired nurse, stands next to her husband Mark Freeland, wearing masks that will keep them safe while holding a mask that won’t keep them safe. Carol Freeland’s past experience as a nurse contributes to the knowledge that she has on the effectiveness of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m doing everything I can to keep myself safe for my family,” Carol Freeland said. “I hope that other people will be considerate and wear effective masks so that my husband and I can stay
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As the fires ravage California, hiking and outdoor activities have proven difficult with the smoked-filled air. Hiking in places such as Spring Lake and Doyle Park has shown how the smoke adds a level of difficulty when it comes to venturing into the great outdoors. Trenton Cooper commented, “I have no words for what I am witnessing; the sky is orange.” Smoke cast out the sunlight, and small remnants of ash stick to your clothing and breathing introduces new challenges as well. Article & Photo By: Trenton
COVID-19 has greatly impacted our local businesses. A local business that has been impacted by COVID is the restaurant Hang Ah Dim Sum shown in the picture. Many businesses were closed when the pandemic first hit us and are now reopening with new laws set in place. The businesses that can be opened are now opened with modifications, 25% capacity, outdoor seating, takeout and or delivery. The owner of Hang Ah Dim Sum said, “Business went down 40 percent.” and SOCO Coffee has also said, “Business has gone down 50
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:
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
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
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
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 Pixabay.com[/caption] Black ice is almost
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
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