In midst of ‘Inktober’ controversy, artists find alternatives

PLAGIARISM CONTROVERSY. Artists of varying media are troubled when Jake Parker, the creator, and owner of Inktober- an annual drawing challenge during the month of October- sparked some copyright issues and is accused of plagiarizing Alphonso Dunn’s book, “Pen & Ink Drawing” (2016), leading to many debates and alternatives to this upcoming year.Article, Photo, and Art by Emily Lasley Inktober is a worldwide ink drawing event for artists of many media to participate in. This annual event was loved and anticipated by many,

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Opinion: it’s time to stop celebrating Columbus Day

THE DISAVOWED EXPLORER. Columbus Day (or indigenous people’s day as it is known in other states) is celebrated every year on the second Monday of October. However, somewhat recently, Columbus has fallen under scrutiny primarily due to his awful treatment of the natives that were so welcoming to his crew. As more and more is discovered about Columbus I feel that it becomes more and more important that we stop thinking of him as an infallible explorer, and think of him more critically as an explorer who made important discoveries

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First quarter back on campus comes to a close

AND WE’RE BACK. It’s the start of a new school year at Santa Rosa High School and the campus is buzzing with students. Aside from the bumpy software transition, and the end of quarantine, the start of the quarter has been quite good. However, due to the end of a nearly two year quarantine, this school year is guaranteed to be a bit rocky for all the lower classmen and as such kindness and understanding should be extended to everyone as we get back to a new sense of normalcy. Article and Photo by Robert Merrick After months

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SRHS basketball team ready for the season

TEAM BONDING ON AND OFF THE COURT: Juarez-Rico, a starter, sits with the varsity team and a few other of his friends at lunch time. Lunch time has always been a good time for them to bond and throughout the year they have spent almost every lunch together chatting about basketball and other miscellaneous topics.

Article and Photo by Jaeden Callender With fall sports coming to an end, we turn our attention to what winter will soon bring us. One of the most exciting sports our school offers is basketball, which will be

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Best Buddies Club Continues

MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE FRIENDSHIP AT A TIME: Best Buddies Club officers Leah Cederborg (left) and Tara Elsa (right) help to form friendships among individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cederborg, the vice president of the club, said, “I hope that Best Buddies can spread inclusion throughout the campus and further than just the club, but so all students on campus can make connections in celebration of differences.” Currently, Best Buddies meets every other Wednesday at lunch on the front lawn of

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Why California Democrats are pushing for recall reform

Since Governor Gavin Newsom has defeated the attempt to recall him, many Californians want to reform California’s recall system. “I think it’s just a waste of money because I think that it was clear that Newsom was going to be elected again, that he wasn’t gonna be recalled. I think it was a waste of time and money,” said Kelly Fleischer (12). The high cost of the recall against Newsom, among other things, fueled the effort to change the system. Article and Graphic by Yasmine Sarraf On September 14, California Governor

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Pumpkin spiced recipes

Article and Graphic by Julia Sanabria We’ve had pumpkin in everything from bread to lattes, but what about grilled cheese? I know, sounds questionable right? I thought so too when I first found the recipe on “Vegetarian gastronomy,” but my mind was quickly changed when I first bit into the vast world of complementing flavors. This sandwich is quick, easy and can be part of a meal with soup or salad. To make this scrumptious meal, first make the pumpkin butter which you will spread on the inside of the bread. Put all the

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Texas abortion ban sends women to clinics in neighboring states

Article and Infographic by Rubi Melo The Texas abortion law went into effect on September 1st and a lot has happened since then. The Texas Heartbeat Bill, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, has caused a lot of unrest and disappointment among people all over the country. Soon after the law went into effect, and people were no longer able to get abortions past six weeks, women’s health clinics outside of Texas began to accumulate more patients. For example, according to the New York Times, there is a women’s

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Despite long lines, 2021 Homecoming a Success

The Homecoming Queen, Avery King (12, left) and King, Maverick Cheney (12, right) stand together at the Homecoming dance, the event they won their royal titles for. King said, when talking about her win, “It was unexpected. It felt really great winning. I felt really loved by the seniors and appreciated being given the opportunity to be nominated.” When asked, Cheney said about his win, “It was awesome winning. my ArtQuest family really pulled through and showed that even though they were dwindling they were still here and willing

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SRHS Welcomes New VP, Assistant Principal, and three New Counselors this year

NEW SRHS ADMIN AND COUNSELORS.  Vice Principal Andy Liberman (center), Counsler Marlene Nemoede (left) and Counsler Alaina Mitchell (right). All staff pictured are new this year.  Article and photo by Grace Payne. Two new administrators and three new counselors greeted Santa Rosa High School students as the new year began. Vice Principal Andy Lieberman and Assistant Principal Isaac Estrada are new this year. Counselors Lucy Lucchesi, Marlene Nemoede and Alaina Mitchell also joined the staff. No longer at Santa Rosa

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