Monthly Archives: October 2021

Where to buy Halloween decorations this year

Spirit Halloween set up a pop-up shop on Cleveland Ave, where they regulate the number of people that can come in the store at a time. The stores get really busy in the final week prior to Halloween. Photo by Tara Elsa Article by Apollo Hynes Do you ever walk down the street and see a house fully decked out in Halloween decor? Every time I see a place like that, I wish that I could know where they get their decorations. Did they make it themselves or buy them premade? Well I’m here to tell you some of the places to get the

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Culture is not a costume: costumes to avoid this Halloween

Article and photos by Tara Elsa, editor-in-chief Races, ethnicities and all negative stereotypes of people should never become a costume. The Halloween season is meant to be fun, where we sit down with friends late at night and watch scary movies or go trick-or-treating on Halloween night. While there are many costumes that are fun and acceptable, there are many costumes that one should avoid when preparing for Halloween. Many have heard the term “cultural appropriation” but don’t know what it really means. Cultural

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Introducing Hyperpop

This is a photo consisting of just some songs that fall into the hyperpop genre. However, it does not even begin to scratch the surface of hyperpop because of how broad the genre is. Sophomore Mila Przyblyski talks about how she listens to artists such as these and has been listening to the genre for about three or four years. Photo by Ashton Seghezzi. Article by Apollo Hynes and Ashton Seghezzi Hyperpop is a genre of music that has been described by others to be an extreme, or exaggerated, version of today's popular music.

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California to mandate vaccines for school children

GIVE IT A SHOT. With the COVID-19 vaccine available for ages twelve and up, many Californians are getting their shots. “I got vaccinated because I wanted to feel safe when I go out and do things that I want to do again,” said freshman Kaleigh Rubio. With a COVID vaccine mandate likely to be enforced in schools in less than a year, more students may follow in this direction. Graphic by Molly Murphey. Article by Yasmine Sarraf Along with other schools in California, Santa Rosa High School has returned to on-campus instruction

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SRHS students make their own costumes

HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. Junior Kayla Gallagher displays her clothing for her Halloween costume, that she bought at a local thrift store. Gallagher is planning on creating her own costume and these are just some of the pieces she has collected. Article and photo by Grace Payne Halloween is right around the corner and many students at Santa Rosa High School are making their own costumes. While it is pretty common to go out and buy a costume, some have decided to put together their own homemade costume. In previous years,

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The hidden room under SRHS

UNSEEN PARTS OF SRHS.Taking a step down the old dusty stairs is the entrance to the basement under the Main Building. SRHS history teacher and past activity director, Arthur Horner, said, “It used to be where all the school records are kept, but it flooded a lot so the records are kept [somewhere else now].” Horner also talked about how he believed the tunnels under SRHS are connected to the basement. Article and photos by Kai Sterck As we all know, Santa Rosa High School is one of the oldest high schools in the state. It

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Last minute SRHS themed costumes

Article and photo by Ben Sorkin Hey wait a minute, it’s October 29th already? But I don’t have a Halloween costume! How am I going to show my spooky school spirit? Is this happening to you? Out of time but in dire need of an outfit? Well you’re in luck! Here is a list of last minute Halloween costumes guaranteed to show your spooky spirit. Even better, they are SRHS themed! That way, you can butter up the judges and call out the school's issues all while rocking a great costume! Your Average DeSoto Hall Resident: Put some

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Spooky book recommendations

WHAT WILL YOU READ FOR HALLOWEEN? Books are great at helping us jump into their worlds and feel things, so naturally creepy novels are probably best saved for this time of year. Books that are good for Halloween time usually involve creepy plots or Autumnal feelings. Spooky season is here! Article and Photo by Sylvia Coleman Do you ever just want to cuddle up with a good, scary book to read, or want to get in the mood for Halloween season? Well if so, then you’re in luck as this year's selection of books are perfectly

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2021 spirit week recap

Photos and captions by Betzie Hernandez and Zoe Kowalczyk Spirit Week! Taking place from October 4th to the 8th, 2021, the Spirit Week helped bring new students and returning students together for an exciting and celebratory lead up to the rivalry game against Montgomery High School. When asked who had more spirit, Montgomery or Santa Rosa High School, SRHS principal Dr. Kimberly Clissold responded, “I would say of all the schools that I’ve worked at, Santa Rosa High School has some of the best school spirit I’ve ever

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How to stay safe during Halloween

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY. Santa Rosa High School panther Rae Pierce (10) submitted a picture of what she would bring with them to a night out on Halloween. She described all her items as ¨important¨ and ¨useful¨. Pierce said ¨so you've got to bring your phone in case of an emergency and then a charger in case your phone or someone else's phone dies. And water so you don't get dehydrated.¨ after I asked her some of her personal essentials for a Halloween night out. Photo by Rae PierceArticle by Ashton SeghezziEveryone likes going out

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