32,000 Educators in Los Angeles on strike for Higher Wages, More Staff, and Smaller Classes

By Max Parrish Since 2015, the teachers in Los Angeles, California, have been trying to get higher wages, more staff, and smaller classes, but now the approximate 32,000 educators are going on strike to get the funding and staff that they need. After weeks of heated debates between the United Teachers Los Angeles union (UTLA) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) went nowhere, the UTLA took to the streets on January 14th and staked the first teacher protest in Los Angeles in over 30 years. The morning of the

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Leaked Memo from Trump’s HHS Department attempts to redefine “Sex”

By Max Parrish Over the last several years, transgender health and healthcare have been discussed more prominently in the news than previous years. Part of this reason has been celebrities coming out as transgender men or women, but the other side of this new spotlight has been President Donald Trump attempting to repeal former President Barack Obama’s protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people in healthcare, the workplace and the education system. The Affordable Care Act, or the ACA, implemented by the

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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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Migrant Caravan seeking Asylum Is tear-gassed at U.S-Mexican Border

By Max Parrish On October 13th, 2018, the now well-known migrant caravan departed San Pedro Sula, located approximately 1,000 miles South of Mexico City. Exactly one month later, the caravan arrived at the US-Mexico border. Now, the children, men and women who took part in the caravan have set up tents and bed rolls essentially camping at the border staging protests and attempting to receive asylum from the US, but President Trump is adamant to keep them out of our country. Photo Courtesy of Flickr.com This past

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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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The United States Presidential Candidates for 2020

By Zemi Franicevic In two years, on November 3, 2020, America will elect its next president of the United States. in August 2017, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced that President Donald Trump will run for a second term. She said, "The president says privately and publicly, often...that he'll be president for seven-and-a-half more years, so he plans on being a two-term president," Shocking the nation, Trump, a reality TV star, was first elected in 2016. Since the birth of our nation, sixteen U.S. presidents have

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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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