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
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
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
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.
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
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
By Emilie Davis Knowing how to protect oneself is a skill that has always been of value, but it has become more vital now than ever before. With the increased number of school shootings across the United States, we fear them now more than we could have ever imagined, but this fear does not protect us: knowledge of necessary protocol does. On Friday, August 17th, there was a lockdown at Santa Rosa High School. It was a false alarm, as a teacher punched in the wrong code on one of the phones, but it was a shock to all on campus.
By Sammi Bellinghausen and Reece Wisler Late in the night of Oct. 8, 2017, a tragedy hit Sonoma County. One of the biggest fires in California history ravaged through 36,000 acres. The fire caused 23 fatalities and destroyed 2,800 homes in Santa Rosa alone. In the past year, many people have been trying to rebuild from the ground up. The rebuilding process has caused varying degrees of stress for different people. Some examples of this are insurance issues, money, finding someone to do the work, and how you want your home to
By Sammi Bellinghausen “Return to the thought to the concert where music flared,” said author Deborah Garrison. Music is the way people get out of their messy headspaces and release all of the negative energy out into space. Music has been around for over 50,000 years and the experience to watch live music is an opportunity of a lifetime. Luckily, in September, many different people and different genres are performed in the Bay Area. Some of the genres include rap, pop and almost everything in between.Some of the rap and
By Gwen Berghof A sea of orange and black coated the stands as the Santa Rosa High School football team took to the field. The first home game of the season brought a buzz of excitement to the air: the beginning of fall and the new school year punctuated by the promise of an thrilling season. The Panthers lined up against the Petaluma High Trojans, ready to play their best against a new team. And the game was a success- the Panthers beat the Trojans, 42-26. Petaluma scored the first touchdown of the game, but their lead was