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Opinion: Why horror games are better than horror movies

HORROR GAMES VS. HORROR MOVIES: The “W, A, S, D” buttons are commonly used to control movement in video games. Horror movies are becoming blander and more boring. Horror video games, however, are becoming a better and more reliable source of entertainment that will sure to get you ready for Halloween! Article and photo by Emily Lasley As horror movies get more and more bland, the horror game genre is growing. In this article, I will be giving some of my personal favorite horror games, and my experiences with them.
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Opinion: it’s time to stop celebrating Columbus Day

THE DISAVOWED EXPLORER. Columbus Day (or indigenous people’s day as it is known in other states) is celebrated every year on the second Monday of October. However, somewhat recently, Columbus has fallen under scrutiny primarily due to his awful treatment of the natives that were so welcoming to his crew. As more and more is discovered about Columbus I feel that it becomes more and more important that we stop thinking of him as an infallible explorer, and think of him more critically as an explorer who made important discoveries

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Opinion: DeSoto Bathrooms in Disrepair

FAUCET FAILURE. Left, the faucets on the sink in the De Soto boys bathroom swings freely in its socket, making it somewhat difficult to use. Water sprays all over, potentially getting clothes wet in the process. This gives a feeling of poor quality that hinders an enjoyable bathroom experience. Right, there is little space between the urinals and no dividers, making privacy almost non-existent. People have to move all the way up and practically into the urinal for any privacy, an uncomfortable effort no one wants to go

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Opinion: We Need To Reclaim The College Admissions Process

TESTS: OPTIONAL. STRESS? NOT SO MUCH. Hovering above Stanford University, this word map displays responses from 30 Santa Rosa High School seniors when asked: how would you describe the college application process in one word? Lola Cook explained her choice— evil— saying, “It [applying to colleges] made me cry.” This year’s college admissions cycle is similar to that of last year with most schools going test-optional but with more, if still limited, opportunities to connect with schools.  Article and Graphic by Molly

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Opinion: What the Texas Abortion Ban Means to Me

NOT ONLY IN TEXAS. Malaina Vaden (12, left), Abby Clinton (11, center) and Emerson Guthrie (11, right) pose at the September 9 protest against the Texas abortion ban, Senate Bill 8, at Santa Rosa High School. Clinton said that protesting was important to her because “an attack on women anywhere is an attack on women everywhere.” An hour after Santa Rosa High School’s protest concluded, The United States Department of Justice announced via Twitter a suit against Senate Bill 8. Photo by Isabella Damberger-Sheldon.Article by Molly

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SRHS Students Without Lockers Turn to Their Cars

Molly Murphey (12) stores her school textbooks in her car as many students do. “If I had to get my locker after school to get my textbooks, I would get stuck in traffic. By keeping my books in my car I can easily leave the student parking lot.” Many SRHS students also use their cars to store items as opposed to lockers. Photo by: Anthony Flores Article by Anthony Flores and Mason Gaspar A majority of students agree that it feels great to finally have in-person school, but with Santa Rosa High being at full capacity again

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SRHS Student Thoughts On The Upcoming Return To In-Person Learning

Returning to school has split the student populous in half. Some want to return and others plan on staying on distance learning, whether that be because they’re being precautious or because they prefer distance learning. In the poll, out of 30 students, 57% plan on returning & 43% will stay online. Senior Clarissa Diaz says, “being a senior who's struggling with online learning I feel desperate to get back and experience my senior year at the actual campus.”

Article & Graphic By: Emmanuel Vallarta A year

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Facebook: Monopoly of Chaos

Facebook, a multi-billion dollar monopoly. It disregards user’s privacy & laws to pump out the most profits and eliminate any threats to the Facebook empire. Certain scandals in the last couple of years have finally started to bring real consequences to Facebook's shady business practices. From antitrust lawsuits, to being sued for illegal monopolization. Is this the start of the end of Facebook's chaotic empire? Article & Graphic By: Emmanuel Vallarta Facebook worldwide has grown massively in the past decade. In the

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Daylight Savings: Is It Necessary?

This image, created by yours truly, is a fascinating piece of artwork that delves deep into the psyche of humanity. The two detailed faces show greatly how they feel about their section of the universe, but are divided between a flowing line that cuts off their connection to one another. Though this is an abstract piece created to reveal one’s frame of mind, you can also interpret them as a happy sun and moon divided by a horizon that connects to the themes of time and how you can never ever take back the moments of the past,

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Governor Gavin Newsom’s Possible Recall

Senior Aidan Ramsay spent his summer advocating for social justice reform and the BLM movement. Now, almost a year later, he is intersecting in his activism by calling for stronger and more transparent, headstrong leadership. When asked about the possibilities of Newsom being recalled, Ramsay said, “it's unlikely especially since no such [leftist] candidate has thrown his hat into the ring yet, so it's most likely that Newsom would retain office in the event of a recall…” Regardless, Ramsay continues to stay active in the fight

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