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SRHS Scheduling and Class Size Mishaps

This photo, taken on Valentine’s Day of 2020, shows senior Alex Mintonye, senior Madison Ligget, senior Katie Simpson, junior Amy Genolio, junior Madelyn Chu, junior Molly Murphy, 2020 Grad Gwen Faeth, and 2020 Grad Stephanie Beard shows two of the annual Valentine’s Day singing quartets that choir does for the school. This was always one of the most fun and memorable days for the choir as a whole and when asked about it Senior Katie Simpson said, “I think I may be most sad about missing the quartets on Valentine’s day, it was

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The Pros And Cons Of Online Vs. In-Person Learning

Google garbage. This is the screen that every student sees each day instead of the faces of their teachers and peers. This is the screen that stresses out and frustrates so many teenagers. Freshman Payton Flohr from Woodcreek High School in Roseland wrote that, “It is difficult to find information directly relating to the topic we are learning about. There are too many websites on Google; it can become overwhelming.”



Article & Photo By: Tatiana Newman Have you ever felt lost and alone, scared in

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The Range of Climate Change

Raging Fires. The smoke in the sky creates a colorful sunset across most of Sonoma County. Many fires in California started burning in mid-August, causing millions of acres to go up in flames. “Since this is a norm for California, I really think it’s just going to unfortunately get worse,” said SRHS junior and climate change demonstrator Olivia House. “Not only weather, but daily routines and [activities], will change around this time [every] year.” Article & Photo By: Tara Elsa Climate change is affecting everyone

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The Unexpected Wednesday Work Load

Textbooks and stress. Santa Rosa High School junior, Amy Genolio, works on her assignments while preparing in advance for her inevitable Wednesday work-load. According to Genolio, “Even though we have no Zoom classes on Wednesdays, Wednesdays seem to be the busiest days of the week for me.” Genolio has taken many advanced classes this year and has found herself buried in a textbook or computer screen throughout the majority of the week to keep up with her surplus of assignments. Photo & Article By: Alice Brookston As

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Student Activism At Santa Rosa High School

Silence is Violence. After walking to the Old Courthouse Square, juniors Jerral Agbayani and Jaeden Callender await the beginning of a George Floyd protest. They marched with the crowd, eventually breaking into smaller groups as more people joined the protest. “Now that I think back to it, it’s amazing how many people went to that protest back in March.” said Agbayani. “However, we still have work to do.” Article & Photo By: Jaeden Callender The whole world is full of problems such as discrimination, hunger and corrupt

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Overview and Results of Santa Rosa High’s 2019 Mr. Panther Competition

By Avery West Mr. Panther, the biggest event of the year at Santa Rosa high School took place on February 9th, 2019. Mr. Panther acts as a male beauty pageant, the students look forward to this beloved event every year. This year, eight seniors were picked to share their special talents, answer questions about their last four years at Santa Rosa High and provide entertainment for their peers and family members. At the end of the pageant one senior boy gets voted to achieve the title of Mr.Panther. The night always begins

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SRHS’s Choir Performs A series of Fun Holiday Songs at Winter Concert

By Alice Brookston On December 14th and 15th, Santa Rosa High School’s choirs performed for the second time this year at The Winter Concert. The concert ran for two nights, with over 500 people attending each night. Each show was held at 7pm in the auditorium, and the show ran for roughly two hours. All four choirs performed, and 15 songs were sung in total on both nights. The choirs performed astoundingly well, and sang songs with tribute to the current winter season. The show was kicked off with the song “Santa Baby” by

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The 36th Annual Dickens Fair: A Complete Review

By Leilah Sterck The Dickens Fair is such an incredible event, and you can most definitely see that just by looking at all the work that the event workers have put into it. This year is the 36th year that the Dickens Fair has been going on is San Francisco in the Cow Palace. You can tell that they keep improving by a great extent every year! This event only happens once a year, from November 17th, to December 23rd. Even in this amount of time, many people come and join the festivities! The Dickens fair is about celebrating

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Stay Safe On the Road With These Winter Driving Tips

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

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Is Black Friday Shopping Really Worth it?

By Tara Elsa This year, Black Friday was held on November 23: it is an event where people go to great lengths to buy as much as they can during a period of mass sales. The term “Black Friday” was first used in 1869 and has been held the day after Thanksgiving. Even back then, Black Friday was a day on which people spent all their money and stores’ profits skyrocketed. Black Friday was a term that came into use after the financial crisis that occured when the United States gold market crashed on September 24, 1869. At that time,

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