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Thousand Oaks shooting kills 12, reignites gun violence conversation

By Zemi Franicevic At 11:19 p.m., on Wednesday Nov. 7, a 911 call was made saying that there was an active shooter at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. The authorities entered the building three minutes later at 11:25 pm, but by the time the gun went silent, 12 people, including Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, had been shot and either died on the seen or later in a hospital. The shooter was identified as Ian Long, a 28-year-old Afghanistan veteran. It was mostly students at the bar that night as it was a

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Pittsburgh shooting leaves country in grief

By Audrey Feiwell On Saturday, October 27, during a week charged with acts of deadly gun violence, right-wing extremist white supremacist Robert Bowers walked through the open doors of the Tree of Life synagogue in a Pittsburgh neighborhood. Eyewitnesses report that he held an AR-15 assault rifle and three handguns. He killed eleven congregants and seriously injured  six others, including four police officers, before he was subdued. Bowers is an active member of the ‘free-speech’ social media platform Gab; a popular home to

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The MeToo Movement in 2018

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Zemlja Franicevic



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sure we all remember the outbreak of sexual assault allegations against famous male actors, comedians, and politicians last year, as there were too many to forget. These allegations sparked one of the most powerful movements the United States has ever seen--the MeToo movement--a movement aimed at breaking women’s silence around sexual harassment and sexual assault. The movement went viral in October of 2017 as a hashtag used on social media to display the

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Santa Rosa High School Welcomes a New Principal

   By Seamus Fallon      Santa Rosa High School welcomed Dr. Kimberly Clissold as our new Principal since Mr. Coscarelli’s departure in June. In the school’s 144 years of existence she is the first female principal it has had at the helm. With over 20 years experience in education, Dr. Clissold is excited to start at Santa Rosa High. A 4th generation Hawaiian, Dr. Clissold was born and lived on the island ofOahu through her doctorate studies. Dr. Clissold holds a doctorate in Education Policy Studies from the University of

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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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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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