Browsing category: Food & Health

Despite low participation rate, pool testing continues at SRHS

POOL TESTING CONTINUES. SRHS math teacher Eric Bohn distributes nasal swabs to students in his third period class who have opted in to the pool testing program. Bohn expressed a possible source of concern for the program, saying “With an opt-in policy and relative low participation, it’s at least reasonable to ask if we might not be testing a part of the population that most needs testing?” The program, which tests students every other Monday and is intended to provide information about spread on campus, has no set end date.

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SRHS Mask Mandate Removal

MASK MANDATE REMOVAL:The Administration Office at Santa Rosa High School continues to provide people with masks and hand sanitizer, even though students and staff members are no longer required to wear masks at school. “I say most students in my classroom do keep their masks on,” said SRHS Earth Science teacher Shauna Langan. Some students feel worried about the removal of the mask mandate and continue to wear their masks, while others are satisfied with the Board’s decision to lift the mandate. Article and Photo by Yasmine

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New Coca-Cola Flavors Review

The Newest Flavors: The newer three Coke with Coffees along with the just released Coke Starlight. (above) The Coke with Coffee: Dark Blend was my favorite followed by Coke Starlight, then after that, Coke with Coffee: Vanilla, and finally, Coke with Coffee: Caramel as my least favorite. Article and Photo by Ben Sorkin Coke (short for Coca-Cola) has really been cranking out the new flavors for the last few years, and as an avid consumer of the drink, I believed it would only be fitting to give my own thoughts on the flavors

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Baking with Burris: Ms. Elsa’s mushroom and truffle pasta

MADE WITH LOVE. When English teacher, Yearbook and Journalism advisor, Casey Elsa, puts a lot of effort into her dish, she adds a whole lot of love. “We can’t make a meal in our family without effort to accommodate everybody's needs,” she said, “Eating always feels like love, feels like everybody involved themselves in it, really cares about each other. Food is love.” Photo by Jaden Burris Article and Photo by Jaden Burris, Social Media Editor For English teacher, Yearbook and Journalism advisor, Casey Elsa, cooking food in

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Should you eat plant based? The Santa Rosan staff weighs in.

Photo by Amy Genolio Article by Jasmine Alvarez and Caycie Clayton JASMINE: So, Caycie. CAYCIE: So, Jasmine. J: I think we should talk about plant based diets, and the benefits. EDUCATE ME! C: Fun (said sarcastically) J: I'm serious, lately I've been finding it very interesting. C: Are you considering going vegetarian? J: I don’t want to stop eating meat… but I've also been hearing a lot about how being vegetarian can benefit you in a bunch of different ways, so I'm torn… C: Yeah, being vegetarian is

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Springtime recipe: Vegan Creamy Carrot Pasta

Article and graphic by Mason Gaspar As the cold and wet months finally come to an end, we move into a warm and bright season, springtime. Spring brings out the beauty in nature and many new food selections. Vegetables and fruits such as carrots, garlic and onions start to come into season, so dishes that revolve around those herbs become far more common. This means many cooking options and variety into people’s diet.

To start off, something I'm sure many haven't had before: creamy carrot pasta. It is very simple

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The easy springtime recipe you need

Article and graphic by Mason Gaspar As the cold and wet months finally come to an end, we move into a warm and bright season, spring time. Spring brings out the beauty in nature and many new food selections. Vegetables and fruits such as carrots, garlic and onions start to come into season, so dishes that revolve around those herbs become far more common. This means many cooking options and variety into people’s food diet.  To start off, something I'm sure many haven't had before: creamy carrot pasta. It is very simple and

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Baking with Burris: Linda’s Cheesecake

SAY CHEESE. When it comes to bringing dessert to any function, Linda Gile has it covered. She brings her famous Cheesecake that everyone she knows seems to love. She has added her own twists to the original cheesecake recipe throughout the years. For example, chocolate, pumpkin and Oreo, but the one she likes the most is her pumpkin cheesecake. Photo by Sofia McCann Article by Jaden Burris, social media editor When it comes to bringing dessert to any function, Linda Gile has it covered. She brings her famous Cheesecake that

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Healthy snacks for school days

Article and graphic by Zoe Kowalczyk Finding healthy, inexpensive snacks and food to bring to school is easier than you might think. While school lunch is always an option, switching up your everyday school lunch with something from home may bring the right amount of change into your regular school day.





Around campus, students have already taken to bringing their own snacks and food from home, mixing up healthy favorites with other healthy items in their home. Sophomore Gaby Valverde says

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DIY chocolates for Valentine’s Day

BUILDING WITH CHOCOLATE: Pictured are some of the chocolates that you could make for your sweetheart. When sophomore Kaelyn Schmidt was asked what makes chocolate, chocolate for her, she said, “chocolate for me is a delicious and sweet treat I've always been able to love and go back to.” Article and photo by Mason Gaspar In 1847 the world was introduced to the chocolate bar. Being one of the most desired sweets of all time, at one point or another everyone has had chocolate and they know it's delicious properties. Although,

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