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Students Weigh In on Bell Schedule Change

DING-DING-DING! The nostalgic hymn of the school’s tole echoes in euphoric synchrony. A symphony long awaited to be played... now half an hour later. “I like how the bell schedule is right now. I think the break could be a little bit longer. But other than that, it’s good. Maybe take some time from lunch and put some of that into break,” says freshman Mary-Jane Alexander. The new bell schedule, which is pinned on a wall beside a classroom, shows when classrooms get out. This has sparked a debate among staff and students on whether

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Senior Sunrise Returns to SRHS

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS. Savannah Hines (12, left) and Isabella Damberger-Sheldon (12, right) pose with their donuts at Santa Rosa High School’s senior sunrise. “Was getting up at 5:45 in the morning worth it?” Hines asked, answering her own question jokingly with “Yes, to see Anya [Fouts, 12, a friend] and Anya only.” Many students who were used to rolling out of bed before our school’s new 8:30 a.m. start time had to set their alarms extra early for senior sunrise. Article and Photo by Molly Murphey Santa Rosa High School—

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Santa Rosa Guide for Locals this Spring

Article By: Tara Elsa and Leilah Sterck Spring is here, and the weather is starting to warm up. Quarantine has made it more challenging to find fun and safe activities to do and places to hangout. This Santa Rosa locals’ guide will provide you with plenty of fun activities for you to do this spring in Santa Rosa! On March 22, Krispy Kreme started giving out free glazed doughnuts to people who have been fully vaccinated. This could be a fun thing to do with your friends; all you’ll need to do is drive up to Krispy Kreme, and

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Howarth Park Reopens Lake Activities

When asked why Daniel enjoys Howarth Park, he responded with,"When I lived in the area, I would go hiking with my friends and family around the surrounding trails. The place is bountiful with wildlife and beautiful trees.”Photo By: Daniel Vela Article By: Trenton Cooper On Sunday, March 14, Santa Rosa was permitted to leave the purple tier and moved into the red tier. While COVID-19 is still prevalent in Santa Rosa, local businesses can start to open up, to get the local economy moving.  One such business that is

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COVID-19 Vaccine Release and Distribution

Article By: Xiaolin Cai In California, we are in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distributions, and within the first phase there are three phases: phase 1A, phase 1B, and phase 1C, which determines which groups of individuals are prioritized to get the vaccine first. The COVID-19 vaccines are free. As the COVID-19 vaccines are coming out and are now available there might be some questions asked about the distribution of the vaccine. “Who can get the vaccine?” “Am I eligible for the vaccine?” “When can I get the

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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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The Resilient Homeless Population in Sonoma County

Coronavirus caution. The guidelines for a safe passageway are posted at a local store, urging those to reduce physical contact and to wear a mask. This is one of thousands posted across the country to caution customers to stay safe. It is mandatory to wear a mask in many stores to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a particular issue when some people don’t want to put it on. Photo & Article By: Jerral Agbayani The Sonoma County Emergency Agency is finding possible locations to house the homeless while concerns grow over the

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How Covid-19 Is Affecting Local Businesses

COVID-19 has greatly impacted our local businesses. A local business that has been impacted by COVID is the restaurant Hang Ah Dim Sum shown in the picture. Many businesses were closed when the pandemic first hit us and are now reopening with new laws set in place. The businesses that can be opened are now opened with modifications, 25% capacity, outdoor seating, takeout and or delivery. The owner of Hang Ah Dim Sum said, “Business went down 40 percent.” and SOCO Coffee has also said, “Business has gone down 50

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Dating Amidst a Global Pandemic

Article By: Makayla Millea As social distancing continues in Sonoma County, many people are growing lonely without being able to do the outside activities they would normally do. One particular activity that a lot of people are missing out on is dating. But how does one go about dating during a pandemic such as this one? Rose Barboza, a resident in Santa Rosa, has been using her time while in self-quarantine to get closer to her new boyfriend that she met through an online dating site. According to Barboza, social distancing

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Regan Retires

By Megan Foote Charles Regan, a beloved Santa Rosa High School History teacher, unfortunately had to retire mid year due to health issues. Regan originally retired from teaching many years ago. He decided he left too soon and came back as a part time teacher for a few years and then as a full time teacher. The administration knew a couple of months before the end of last semester that they would need to find somebody to teach his four academic courses and one honors course for the second semester. They interviewed people to

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