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SRHS football team off to a successful start

By Gwen Berghof A sea of orange and black coated the stands as the Santa Rosa High School football team took to the field. The first home game of the season brought a buzz of excitement to the air: the beginning of fall and the new school year punctuated by the promise of an thrilling season. The Panthers lined up against the Petaluma High Trojans, ready to play their best against a new team. And the game was a success- the Panthers beat the Trojans, 42-26. Petaluma scored the first touchdown of the game, but their lead was

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Larry Flor: the teacher remembered

On April 15, 2018 former Santa Rosa City Schools teacher Larry Flor died of pancreatic cancer. The teacher, who taught the career and technology education program at Santa Rosa High School, then later at Piner High School, was acclaimed for his experience and hard work that ultimately expressed his genuine interest in his field. Jamie Poore, a former Santa Rosa High School teacher who worked closely with Flor remembers that Flor “gave a great deal of extra time preparing students for the competitions.” Poore explained that Flor’s

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SRHS track team sprints through the finish line at Arcadia

By Langston Hay On April 6th, for the first time since the 2016 season, the Santa Rosa High School Track and Field team proudly sent several of their finest athletes to southern California to compete in one of the biggest, fastest, and most prestigious invitationals in high school, the Arcadia Invitational. Accompanied by coaches Dough Courtemarche and Carrie Joseph, the team embarked on their competitive journey at seven AM. And thus, over the last weekend of Spring Break, Freshman Ana Wong, junior Izel Zamora, junior

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SRHS Student Elections

By Sammi Bellinghausen Every year during Spring semester, Santa Rosa hIgh School student elections take place. There are many different positions in which one can run for. For incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors there are three spots, the treasurer/secretary, vice president, and president. As a senior there are three more positions to run for and that is ASB president, ASB vice president, ASB and treasurer/secretary. ASB stands for, “all student body,” meaning they are responsible for communication with administration,

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Senior sets out to beautify school with Girl Scout project

By Star Mallamo On a walk around campus, one may realize some new changes around the math classrooms near Burke Hall. What was once a neglected patch of shrubs is now a garden, complete with raised vegetable beds and bark. This new addition to the school is the work of Moriah Plack, a senior here at Santa Rosa High. This project is what she completed to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.  Plack explains, “The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting. To earn the award, a Girl Scout must complete many

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“Run, Hide, Fight”: The new school shooting drill

By Rachel Owen Photos by Rachel Owen On Thursday, March 29 during second period, Santa Rosa High School held a formal intruder drill. This new drill now stands in the place of a typical lockdown drill. In practicing what would happen if an active shooter was on campus, this drill enacts new tactics for surviving a school shooting. Given the policy of “Run, Hide, Fight” the Santa Rosa City Schools district has presented many students have asked in which situations each of these actions would be necessary. Run, is to be

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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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Poetry Out Loud: The 2018 Annual Tournament

By Naomi Flores and Zuzu Morgan This year’s Poetry Out Loud season provided Santa Rosa High School with excellent displays of talent. Poetry Out loud is a competition where students rehearse a memorized poem of their choice in front of their english class, and the class nominates the best performer to go to school wide competition. The winner of the school competition moves on to county, then on to state, and lastly on to nationals. The competition initially included a total of 15 contestants. Each presented a poem that hadbeen

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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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Sexual Assault in Hollywood

By Seamus Fallon and Patricia Gomez In light of the recent and inescapable outburst of sexual assault allegations, the scarring crime, especially in the context of Hollywood, has been on the forefront of many of our minds. Long withheld accusations and confessions have finally surfaced, leaving many of us shocked and appalled. Shocked that it’s taken this long for these people of power to be subjected to scrutiny, appalled at the misogynistic and victim-hushing nature of Hollywood, and perhaps stunned that some of the actors

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