Monthly Archives: December 2021

Make these handmade gifts this holiday season

HANDMADE WITH LOVE. This lego keychain holder is just one of the easy handmade gifts you could give to your loved ones this year. Article and photo by Betzie Hernandez Christmas, a time of giving and receiving. Anyone who has bought gifts during this time knows that with great presents comes a greater price, but it doesn't have to be that way. Today there are a lot of other ways to give a present without spending much money. One of the ways is DIY gifts. From making your own cards to making a snowglobe, there's a huge

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Opinion: Is consumerism overshadowing Christmas?

Article and graphic by Tara Elsa, Editor-in-chief The holidays are a time for celebration and family. But are they still? While many holidays started as celebrations, they have become much more focused on the exchange of gifts and the purchasing of knick-knacks. This has given large companies control of the market and economy. These large companies want more business and sales from people—or consumers—for personal profit, with whatever means necessary; this is also called consumerism. Consumerism is the act of promoting

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A Refresher on COVID-19 precautions

Article and graphic by Andreas Petersen As the holiday season approaches, the risk of getting COVID-19 has increased as people continue to gather together in close quarters. Even if you are vaccinated, there is still a possibility to get the Delta variant. This variant is twice as contagious as the original virus, so be cautious during the winter season; because many people are going to be traveling to visit family and friends. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided some COVID-19 precautions you can

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Give back this holiday season

GET OUT THERE AND GIVE BACK. The Redwood Empire food bins are an excellent way to contribute a little at school. People in the community may not have direct access to good food, and the drive is a great way to get people food for the holidays. “That’s why it is good to get those donations because they help lots of people,” said Amanda Stephens, Registrar. You can find these bins around campus, mainly at the front of the Main Building. Article and photo by Ben Sorkin This holiday season, in the spirit of giving and helping,

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SRHS students balance work and school

SRHS STUDENTS AT WORK. Pictured is Tina Dang, putting one thumb up as she tends the register on her last day at T4. She has recently been working at the newly opened Dave’s Chicken, just a couple stores away. She believes that this recent switch hasn’t been too stressful for her. Photo provided by Tina Dang. Article by Jerral Agbayani The insurmountable pressure of everyday life as a teen can take a toll on one’s mental health. Residing in the deep pit of hell that is one’s state of mind, millions of students from freshman

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SRCS Director of Technology suspends Esports league

“GAMING TOXICITY IS A MAJOR CONCERN," this is a direct quote from the director of technology Adrian Bica that just goes to show how disconnected the district is from students, because apparently the counselors across the district are not capable enough to recognize and stop online toxicity should they see it. “I don’t know what Mr. Bica is going to come with next to prevent me from doing this or that,” said Zack Ross, a coach and counselor here at SRHS. While the coaches and athletes are very ready to get the tournaments started

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New movie Dune ends on a cliff hanger

Graphic by Molly Murphey Article by Julia Sanabria The new movie, Dune, is about a journey that changes the course of lifetimes. Dune explores many realms of adventure and heroism. Staring as the main character, Paul Atreides, moves forth in life trying his best to survive and learn what he can about his new world.  The award winning series Dune, first published in 1965, now has a 2021 remake starring Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides. Although there was a film adaptation in 1984, director Denis Villleneuve promised to

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An English teacher’s guide to studying for finals

ADVICE FROM THE PROS. Stressing for finals is hard on everyone, and getting advice is not always the easiest. Mrs. Vargas, in regards to how to calm down before finals, believes that negative self-talk can greatly change your attitude. “Get rid of negative self-talk and influences. If you want to fly with the eagles, you've got to stop playing with the pigeons.” She then told me about how loving yourself and investing yourself in big-picture goals can help you relax before finals. Article and photo by Ashton Seghezzi

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SRHS Soccer players have big goals for this season

FIRST GIRLS SOCCER GAME: On Thursday November 18th, the lady panthers soccer team played Vintage at home. This is the first girls soccer game of the season and all of the girls are excited for more games. Unfortunately, the girls lost, but all of the girls showed good effort the whole time. “I think the season will go really well for us. We have a lot of strong girls who are very eager to get out there and represent our school,” said senior and varsity player Audrey Johnson. Go to Nevers Field to watch the next home soccer

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Baking with Burris: SRHS teacher and former chef David Franzman shares his beef Wellington recipe

Every year on Christmas, it's a tradition that history teacher David Franzman makes his family Beef Wellington for dinner. "[My] family enjoyed it so much and that always gladdens my heart. So there isn’t necessarily a story behind it, it’s just what we’ve done. It’s a tradition,” said Franzman. Article and photo by Jaden Burris, Social Media Editor With the holidays coming up, families are coming together. The foods that we eat during our holidays are what bring us together. To history teacher David Franzman, it's a

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