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Problems & Outages On Zoom

Class disruptions. Displaying the huge outage that occurred at the beginning of the school year, the chart shows the number of outage reports on that day. Outages affected a handful of classes at Santa Rosa High School, causing students to miss classwork. “I hope they don’t happen again,” said Junior Khmyah Prak, “It was a bit difficult to catch up after that." Image from Zoom Article By: Tianna Cooke One of the biggest challenges everyone has faced due to COVID-19 is shifting from on campus learning to virtual learning on

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Santa Rosa High School Online Clubs

Digital debate. Shai Fichtelberg (top-middle) practices with her teammates for their next debate tournament in November. In the past the team would meet in person to practice, but due to COVID-19 this won’t be possible until school resumes. “Some pros to online debate are it’s cheaper, every tournament costs money to put on and to go to. Online debate has also given more people the opportunity to join,” said Fichtelberg of the debate team. “Some cons are that we aren’t face to face so it’s harder to make an impact and

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2020 Presidential Election Candidates

Are you planning on voting this year? This is a ballot to vote for the future president of the United States. Everyone who plans to vote must learn about their options and be sure of the choice they make. There are still many who are unable to vote because of age restrictions but still wish they could. Melena Ward, a sophomore at Santa Rosa High School, Melena Ward, wrote, “I do wish I was voting this year. If I could vote, I would vote for Biden.”  Article & Photo By: Tatiana Newman Four years ago, Donald Trump won the

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How to Pre-Register to Vote

Jenesis Blancaflor was filled with satisfaction after taking just a few minutes to pre-register to vote. She said, “Since I am only 17, this made me feel confident that I was doing something important that my future 18-year-old self will thank me for!” If you’re under 18, make sure to pre-register to vote and encourage your friends to do the same! Article & Picture By: Giovi Andreassi With a major presidential election coming up, there has been a lot of talk about the importance of voting. Many people who are not 18

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SRHS Agriculture & FFA Programs Amidst COVID-19

The Animal Team! The students of SRHS AG classes celebrate their work at the 2019 Sonoma County Fair. While they were unable to attend the event in-person for the 2020 showing, it remains a high-energy event that they hope will return in 2021. A message on the program’s social media says, “we would like to thank the Sonoma County Fair for holding a virtual auction today and more importantly we would like to thank our community, alumni, and supporters who purchased livestock from our students.” Photo By: Lisa Piehl  Article By:

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The Resilient Homeless Population in Sonoma County

Coronavirus caution. The guidelines for a safe passageway are posted at a local store, urging those to reduce physical contact and to wear a mask. This is one of thousands posted across the country to caution customers to stay safe. It is mandatory to wear a mask in many stores to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a particular issue when some people don’t want to put it on. Photo & Article By: Jerral Agbayani The Sonoma County Emergency Agency is finding possible locations to house the homeless while concerns grow over the

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Fire & Lightning Storms in Sonoma County

Photo By: Erin Holland Unlike anything we’ve seen before. Hearing the thunder outside, junior Erin Holland snapped a picture of the rare sighting of lightning in the Bay Area. The lightning produced red flag warnings all throughout the county, and eventually sparking wildfires. “It was a feeling of worr[y] but astonishment at the same time,” said Holland. Article By: Tianna Cooke Early Sunday morning on August 16, lightning struck the Bay Area, shocking thousands. Many were shocked at the rare-sighting, staying up to

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WASC at Santa Rosa High School

Makayla Millea The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or better known as WASC, is coming to SRHS soon. WASC is an organization which accredits schools, by means of evaluating the quality of the education provided at a certain educational institution. If a school is accredited, it means that the education quality is up to par. Alicia Morrison, who works in the Art Quest Office at SRHS, says, “[Getting accredited] means getting feedback from [teachers and staff] to make the school a better place.” Some colleges will

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President Trump Impeachment News

By Lilly Ernst The ongoing impeachment hearings have kept Washington D.C. tense and journalists busy. Each day new information is shared, sometimes in favor of Trump but often not. Overall, however, most average citizens do not really know who the individuals who have testified are, nor how accurate their information is. Because the information has been buried so effectively under hours upon hours of testimonies, most Americans have just shrugged their shoulders and given up on understanding what is going on. Polls show that

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Lockdown, October 22, 2019

Santa Rosa High School is currently on lockdown. There was a shooting near Ridgway High School. The Santa Rosa Police Department is conducting a search of both RHS and Santa Rosa High School. So far, the suspect has not been located. The SRPD has informed us that we will continue to be in extended lockdown until the situation has been resolved. The lockdown was initiated at just after 9 am. The victim has been taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. Parents are now being asked to avoid

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