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Girls golf team takes their first swings of the season

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

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SRHS should recycle

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

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Lockdown protocol: how to protect yourself

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.

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California Concerts in September

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

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The Custodians of SRHS: Where did they go?

By Katie Cederborg and Rachel Owen Photo by Alex Hays The absence of janitorial service on Santa Rosa High School’s campus has become increasingly apparent as garbage continues to pile high from Burke Hall all the way to the Main Building. With students being seemingly incapable of throwing away their trash, keeping the grounds clean has always been an issue; however, the mess that exists on campus shows that there is in fact more to this issue than the usual disorder. The low number of these custodians due to illness and

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Concussions: Is Football Worth the Risk?

By Reece Wisler Concussions are prevalent in many sports, but it seems that concussions are mostly known as football injury. Concussions is a big concern for athletes in many physical sports, but in football concussions are being diagnosed at an alarming rate. According to protectthebrain.org, between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur each year. Many concussions go undiagnosed so it is hard to calculate exactly how many concussions occur. Since the turn of the century, concussion research has made

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Illuminate Ed incites conflict for SRCS

By Star Mallamo The SRCS community has been in an uproar over their inability to access grades. History teacher John Cortopassi explained that the familiar grading system, Home Access Center, has been given up in favor of a new and improved student system, “I was part of a group that helped choose it.” Cortopassi and others on the team decided that the district should purchase Illuminate Ed, because of the flexibility with its configurations. However, the system has not been fully “rolled out” or implemented yet. Cortopassi

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District issues continue in wake of protests

By Alex Hays Controversy has been a constant in the SRCS community as of late, with recent problems such as a lack of staff, oversized classes, and most importantly, no incentive to stay within the SRCS district. Many of these problems have been relevant since last year and have still not been solved. These issues were brought up once again at a recent SRCS board meeting, which took place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Many teachers of SRCS and members of the SRTA spoke on these issues, among which were former SRTA

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