Browsing tag: Opinion

A Rise In Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

A quiet place. The Bok Kai Temple is one of the most calming places that anyone can visit. In the 1805’s is when the temple was first open, and then later in 1880 rebuilt and renovated. ‘I love this temple, it is sacred. I have gone here since I was a little kid with my grandfather’, Daniel Wayne told me, a stranger but a constant visitor of the temple. Article & Photo By: Destyni Hayes Sadly, there has been a rise in Asian hate crimes all over the United States, including in our community. There have been many horrible

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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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SRHS Student Opinions On The COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations. Shown here is the Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, directly next to the Luther Burbank Center. Both locations at 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA have been a major location for all coronavirus related matters, including vaccinations within Sonoma County. Article & Photo By: Conor Grace As vaccines for COVID-19 are becoming available to the general public, it is now time for many students to begin deciding whether they intend to take the vaccine or not. High school students will generally

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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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The Danger Of Conspiracy Theories

Tin Foil Hat. The allusive tin-foil or aluminum hat has long been known to be the subject of a conspiracy theorists grand token. But what is the damage of conspiracy theories? While they may not seem necessarily substantial, they can have detrimental and harmful affects on those who feel the repercussions of conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate and Qanon. Article & Photo By: Emmanuel Vallarta Social media has played a large role in the popularization of conspiracy theories. From YouTubers talking about the many

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The Interactions Between Police And Protests

Tenjing Sherpa, a Santa Rosa High School junior, shares his thoughts on the relationship between protests and police. “I believe that some protestors are treated wrong, but there is always two sides to the story, such as how some people in the protesting crowds violate others’ property in the protest and innocent bystanders are affected and I believe that people misjudge some cops, but there are other cops who aren’t decent cops.” He himself has gone to BLM protests in Sonoma County and has first handedly seen how law enforcement

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Cancel Culture’s Toxic Climate

An ever growing culture has set in which has caused many to question where the internet is heading. The cancellation of people is being more and more relevant in today’s social climate which has exposed many people to harm and cyberbullying.Infographic Created By Alice Brookston on Canva Article By: Jerral Agbayani Cancel culture is both a modern blessing and a curse, seeing as it can shed light on critical and disturbing information on somebody that hadn’t been mainstream to the public yet through the use of widespread

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Thoughts On The First Semester Of Online Learning

This semester has been one of the most difficult semesters yet. There have been many good and bad things. Everything is online and it has been very hard to navigate and to try to stay focused. Article & Photo By: Jaden Burris Congratulations! Students are coming to the end of their first official online semester. If I am being completely honest, I can think of more negative things about distance learning than positive. So let’s talk about it.  One of the main issues I have is staying focused and motivated. Being home

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