Monthly Archives: November 2020

Popular Online Games

“Red sus.” This phrase has taken the internet by storm along with the random burst of popularity by the indie game released in June 15, 2018, Among Us. With its cute egg like toe shaped characters and the social deduction based gameplay, this game is amazing to play with friends. In stressful times like these, it is nice to get away from politics and the disaster that is 2020, it is great to play a game with your friends as if these things never happened, and the accessibility of the game makes it a great choice for a party game,

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SRCS District Hires New COVID-19 Coordinator

Mask on! After eight years being a math teacher at Rincon Valley Middle School and a year of being an assistant principal at Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School, Kateland Weighall was hired as the Covid Coordinator for the district. She is obviously the first person to ever hold this position for the district, and is, “very excited about the opportunity.” She was also hoping that this could be a first step to stepping away from teaching and exploring bigger admin roles in the district. Photo By: Kateland Weighall Article By:

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5 Binge-Worthy Shows

These are stressful times. Sometimes, we need to take a break and binge watch some Netflix. My top five binge-worthy shows are Gilmore Girls, Lucifer, The Office, The Good Place, and The Politician. All five amazing shows and both seniors, Madison Ligget and Piper Kirk agree with my choices. Kirk’s favorite of the five is The Office and Ligget’s favorite is Gilmore Girls. Article & Photo By: Shai Fichtelberg Throughout the eight months of quarantine, we have all had the time to start a new hobby, learn something new, and

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Pets Pose As A Help For Managing Emotional Stress

Are pets helpful when it comes to decreasing emotional stress? After doing some research and interviewing a couple people the results might surprise some. Pets do in fact help to decrease emotional stress and calm their owners. “I’m more relaxed when my dog is with me,” Christina says. So have you noticed a decrease in emotional stress when you are with your pets? Next time you can see if you notice any changes in the decrease of emotional stress it might shock you that pets really do have an affect on your emotional

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Introducing Evacuated Families into Your Household

The fire victims that Jenesis Blancaflor took in shared the devastation that hit their home. Their loss in Skyhawk, while horrible, has not stopped them from keeping a positive attitude. Blancaflor added, “I was really inspired to be around people who could still find the good in this situation. My only hope is that the fires stop so that more of my friends and family don’t lose their homes.”

Photo by Ronald Taylor

Article By: Giovi Andreassi With fires becoming an annual occurrence in Sonoma County,

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SRHS Senior Class President Spotlight

Feeling Presidential. Our 2020-2021 Senior class president, Moreya Howell, poses for her senior picture. Moreya decided to run for class president when she realized her last year at Santa Rosa High School would be on-line and thought this would be a good way to engage with other students.“I wanted to try something different and knew that it could make my senior year more fun and interesting,” said Howell.Photo By: Kelly Needleman Article By: Evan Mirante Moreya Howell is the current Santa Rosa High School senior class

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The Strain From Screens

Digital Eye Strain. Pre-pandemic school did not cause as much Digital Eye Strain (DES). If anything, students’ phone usage was the only major contributor to DES. Circumstances have changed, homework has switched to an online format, and along with this, DES levels have risen. he general public has suffered from this as well from needing to work from home. Now more than ever, it is important to make sure that students, teachers and parents take care of their eyes, even if this means turning on the Blue Light Filter on our

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Students Staying Fit While Sports Are Postponed

Enjoy the beauties of Sonoma County’s many trails. On July 31, 2020, the Santa Rosa High School Cross Country team held a makeshift Cross Country Camp. While the rest of the team ran up Bald Mountain, sophomore Marty Geffner rode his bike up, since he was injured. Bald Mountain is one of the many places where you can run, hike, or bike in Sonoma County in the fresh air. “The best part [of the whole ride] was probably reaching the top and, of course, the view,” said Geffner.

Photo By: Marty Geffner Article By: Maddie

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“The Social Dilemma” – Documentary Review

“The Social Dilemma” just released to Netflix this year. This documentary entails past employees from various social media platforms explaining that social networking platforms are all a feature, not a bug. Karina Pelayo, a Freshman at Santa Rosa High School, gives her personal insight: “The documentary really brought to light how addicting social media can be. It shows how much all this new technology has created a separate world from the real one we live in, where there is never only one truth. There are just many different

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SRHS New College & Career Center Counselor, Tracy Batchelder

Welcome over the Web. Tracy Batchelder joins the Santa Rosa High School staff this year as our new College and Career Counselor. Although the College and Career Center’s physical location remains closed, she has made its resources available virtually via Google Classroom. “I want the CCC to become a social hub on campus where students feel free to drop in and ask me questions or do research, spend their lunchtime or drop by after school with friends. I want the students to feel like it's their space,” said Batchelder.
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