Getting outside: a trip to the tides

By Leilah Ferguson Many people enjoy going on spontaneous beach trips, but going without a plan might not be the best idea after all. According to Government Services, the beach you arrive at on a certain day will not be the same beach a few hours later due to a change of tides. Photo by Alex Hays Tides can impact how safe the beach is, and it can also determine the quality of one’s beach experience bases on the activity one prefers to do.  For example, if one would like to go on a walk out on the beach when the tide

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Spring Greetings

By Sammi Bellinghausen Photo by Alex Hays Spring is by far the most beautiful season of all. During this time of the year, there are many different activities to do. These activities range from hiking to finger painting the beautiful flowers which grow in the fields. Some common things to do is to lay out in the sun, spend time with loved ones, and exercise. Additionally, many people enjoy looking at the cherry blossoms, having a picnic, and planting to make sure there will be plants for summer. Many well known events

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Rachel’s Rights: The Right to Assemble

By Rachel Owen Photos by Alex Hays Progressive change is nearly impossible to achieve without some form of disobedience. Whether it was the Boston Tea Party to combat unfair taxes or people fleeing to avoid being drafted into Vietnam, civil disobedience has always been prominent in United States history. Provided by the First Amendment of the Constitution, we as Americans have the right to peacefully assemble and petition. The amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of… the right of the

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Kicking off the swim season with a splash

By Lucy Merrill The 2018 swim season has started off strong for the panthers this year. With daily practice and dry land training, the swim team is getting ready and pumped up for another winning season. After three weeks of practice the SRHS swim team made quite a splash during their first meet. At the Santa Rosa Junior College Invitational high school season kick off, where high schools from around the county gathered to compete, panther athletes showed just how strong and dedicated they are this year.  Out of 16 high

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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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Toga is dead, and we need to move on

“Toga is dead and we need to move on,” said Mr. Coscarelli to Santa Rosa High School’s Student Government. The two parties have met multiple times throughout the year to discuss the impending future of the Toga Dance. For years, the Toga Dance has been a beloved and anticipated tradition at Santa Rosa High School. Incoming freshmen hear stories of the club-like environment, and, for many, Toga is their first exposure to the glorified party lifestyle that stereotypically accompanies the high school experience. But for some, Toga

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Poetry Out Loud: The 2018 Annual Tournament

By Naomi Flores and Zuzu Morgan This year’s Poetry Out Loud season provided Santa Rosa High School with excellent displays of talent. Poetry Out loud is a competition where students rehearse a memorized poem of their choice in front of their english class, and the class nominates the best performer to go to school wide competition. The winner of the school competition moves on to county, then on to state, and lastly on to nationals. The competition initially included a total of 15 contestants. Each presented a poem that hadbeen

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SRHS Welcomes Kennedy to the Administrative Team

Seamus Fallon As of January 8th, 2018 Santa Rosa High School has a new assistant principal, former Student Government advisor, John Kennedy. Two of his six years at Santa Rosa have been as a math teacher and the following four were as a student government advisor. The transition from teacher to admin he said was “very challenging and exciting,” as one could imagine juggling the already large enough job that is Stu-Gov alongside teaching life skills and earning a principal’s degree at Sonoma State University. When asked what his

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Rachel’s Rights: The March for Gender Equality

Article by Rachel Owen Following the paths of progressive women before them, the women of 2018 are here to change history. January was a month of true progress for women everywhere as thousands took to the streets, social platforms, and government headquarters to fight for gender equality. On January 7th, many women including Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones, and Reese Witherspoon attended the Golden Globes wearing black to raise awareness about abuse towards women. This fashionable act coincided with the campaign #TimesUp,

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Dining with DeMattei: The Taco Throwdown

Isabella DeMattei At the intersection of West and Sebastopol, there are two fantastic taco trucks facing off on opposite street corners. El Roy’s Mexican Grill and Delicias Elenita Taco Truck have some of the best and most authentic Mexican food in Santa Rosa. Some people favor one over another, and stand by their decision religiously. For this challenging decision, I brought three friends along to help. I compared Carne Asada tacos at both taco trucks to try and determine the ultimate winner. Our first stop was at Delicias

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