Browsing tag: Opinion

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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The Safety Of Having Self-Defense

A Swiss Army Knife. Self-defense items for young women have recently gained a large amount of traction in the media, and a swiss army knife is a great place to start seeing as they are easy to acquire, relatively inexpensive, fit on any sort of basic keychain, and serve multiple different purposes. Feeling safe when out in the world is incredibly important to living a paranoid-free life and having on-hand self-defense items such as a swiss army knife can help do just that. Article & Photo By: Alice Brookston As any young

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Local Businesses To Shop At For The Holidays

Window shopping! The sun set, and the beautiful lights inside of Corrick’s shine. The shop has amazing things that aren't just offered in the window! Article & Photo: Destyni Hayes Christmas is fast approaching with only a couple of weeks left to buy gifts for your special someone or your family and friends. Rather than waiting weeks, sometimes even months, for an item to be shipped to your house, why not shop locally at a business right here in Sonoma County? Supporting a local business helps our county’s economy, so

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Online Testing Procedures

Everything is online nowadays. This now includes the SATs and ACTs for testing. The photo is what came up when I searched SATs online ; a bunch of online testing websites for these kinds of tests. “ Shifting to online has been something that has been challenging us all.” said Mr.Kowalczyk. This means we must continue to learn and grow through the challenge. Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk Article & Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk Online classes have brought

obvious changes in everyday learning. New apps to use, new ways to

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The Rainy Season Dying Off Over The Years

Orange Sky All Day. The smoke covers the sky, making the sun look brighter than ever. The air smelled of smoke, even through a durable mask. “It looks like an apocalypse. Never have I seen anything like this before,” said freshman Zoe Kowalczyk. Article & Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk Over the years in California, the obvious and intense heat-waves have been a wake-up call to the climate change crises. In recent months especially, the weather has been ridiculously hot. Although it was summer, the combination of wind and hot

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