Students Reactions to the New Integrated Math Classes

By Alice Brookston This year, the Santa Rosa district decided to switch from the long-standing curriculums for math classes, changing classes like “Algebra 1” and “Geometry” to “integrated math classes.” For the incoming students this year, most took the new curricular, known as Integrated Math. Integrated Math is a course with four classes, composed of a combination of all fields of mathematics. The classes are meant to be a more standard way of teaching students basic high school math, but the reactions from the vast majority

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The Best Solutions to Climate Change

By Emmanuel Vallarta Many screenshots of articles from The Guardian have been circulating social media platforms. The various articles state that the Earth has until 2030 until climate change will become irreversible. Of course, this statement is alarming and people question if it is reliable. This topic is not up for debate. The world is experiencing extreme weather patterns, from huge hurricanes to intense droughts throughout the world. Many people look at this and lose all hope. Climate change can be lessened by things you

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Ski season: tips on where to go

By Momo Mckamey As the cold weather approaches and snow starts to fall in the Sierras, it’s time to dig out those skis from the back of the garage and take a three and a half hour road trip to beautiful Tahoe, California. Tahoe has a variety of different resorts to choose from depending on your level of skiing and what type of skiing you’re interested in. The most common type of skiing, great for beginners, is casual alpine or downhill. Those who ski once or twice a season should consider renting skis to save money as

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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

By Zemlja Franicevic     I am 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 widespread and pervasive nature of sexual

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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 varsity volleyball team defeats Piner

By Kaylee Rathkoy The Santa Rosa volleyball team has started the season strong. Their pre-season started in August and will continue in October. Their schedule consists of games twice a week and practice three days a week. The varsity team has 13 members, coached by Rob Beal, and junior varsity has 11, with coach Kathy Hower. One of the latest matches they had was against Piner High School on Sept. 6. Junior varsity went first, and their team members were very focused and aggressive in their play from practice to the matches.

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Girls golf team takes their first swings of the season

By Momo Mckamey After two weeks of practice, Santa Rosa High School girls golf is in full swing. They kicked off their season with their first practice match against Cardinal Newman on Monday, August 27. The match took place at Oakmont golf course where the girls played a nine hole game. Although the SRHS girls were defeated, they played hard. This year’s team is made up of six girls, seniors Emily Wong and Mackenzie Allen, junior Emily Davis, sophomores Momo Mckamey and Lindsey Graham and freshman Julia Garey. This year’s

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SRHS should recycle

By Emilie Davis Santa Rosa High School has always been known as a modern, progressive high school. Not only being in Sonoma County, a very progressive community, but being a very diverse, forward thinking school in itself. So why aren’t we recycling? Being a school, we experience an unbelievable amount of paper everyday, all of which could be recycled. But, due to students abuse of the recycling cans, and the lack of people to take care of them, the recycling program at SRHS has come to an end. The reasoning for the end of

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