BSU CLUB: The Black Student Union Club meets in Room 219 to discuss black history and fundraising. “It's sort of just a safe space for black/mixed kids and allies to come hang out,” explained senior Zohar Kennard. Kennard is one of the students who helped rebuild the club after it almost collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Liam Fitzsimmons Article by Yasmine Sarraf Every day at Santa Rosa High School nearly two thousand students are present, all with different interests. Not only are there many students here,
Monthly Archives: April 2022
FINDING FUNKY T-SHIRTS: Santa Rosa High School Senior Jerral Agbayani holds a Bratz Doll ‘Dump him!’ t-shirt after a day out looking for funky designs at Santa Rosa Plaza, a downtown shopping center that fulfills every teens’ necessities. “This is cursed,” he said following the photo. Funky shirts are all the rage for generation Z, with thousands of designs from hundreds of stores around the globe. It only makes sense to profit cents off of this growing generation, since it’s already so funky. Photo by Kai Sterck. Article by
SAYING GOODBYE: Mr. Kapp teaches his fifth period resource class. His final quote to SRHS students was, “Thank you Santa Rosa High Students for showing me what a true community is, and I hope to be back.” Article and Photo by Jazmine Alvarez Todd Kapp is the resource teacher here at Santa Rosa High School, he has been with us for two years. Kapp teaches cyber highschool, and other similar programs designed to help students who are in need of academic resources to thrive. Before Kapp started teaching at SRHS, he taught in
NEW MASK MANDATE: Jasmine Zaragoza, a senior, has always had a strong opinion about Covid safety. She always wears her mask at work, despite not being required to. Working in the restaurant business, it’s good to see that many people are still considerate about keeping the food they are serving safe from Covid. Article and Photo by Jaeden Callender The mask mandate in schools has finally been lifted, at least for the most part. While it is no longer required to wear a mask, it is still highly recommended. There have been a
POOL TESTING CONTINUES. SRHS math teacher Eric Bohn distributes nasal swabs to students in his third period class who have opted in to the pool testing program. Bohn expressed a possible source of concern for the program, saying “With an opt-in policy and relative low participation, it’s at least reasonable to ask if we might not be testing a part of the population that most needs testing?” The program, which tests students every other Monday and is intended to provide information about spread on campus, has no set end date.
MASK MANDATE REMOVAL:The Administration Office at Santa Rosa High School continues to provide people with masks and hand sanitizer, even though students and staff members are no longer required to wear masks at school. “I say most students in my classroom do keep their masks on,” said SRHS Earth Science teacher Shauna Langan. Some students feel worried about the removal of the mask mandate and continue to wear their masks, while others are satisfied with the Board’s decision to lift the mandate. Article and Photo by Yasmine
Article and Infographic by Julia Sanabria
There are numerous types of certifications that even teenagers can get. Some of these include lifeguard certifications and babysitting certifications. Some certifications that will be helpful for future career plans are first aid certification and government certifications. Certifications can be very helpful in life when you apply for jobs; they can give you a competitive edge and provide intellectual enrichment.
The American Red Cross has a helpful program for getting
An image of Kai Sterck and their ear piercing. It has been a hot debate between tattoos and piercings on which one is ultimately better. While some may argue that tattoos etch permanent memories onto one’s body, others enjoy switching between their piercings to express themselves as who they are as an individual. “Tattoos are better because you can express yourself more clearly with a tattoo than an earring,” says Santa Rosa High School student Marty Geffner. While he may not have a tattoo or piercing on his body, he enjoys
The Newest Flavors: The newer three Coke with Coffees along with the just released Coke Starlight. (above) The Coke with Coffee: Dark Blend was my favorite followed by Coke Starlight, then after that, Coke with Coffee: Vanilla, and finally, Coke with Coffee: Caramel as my least favorite. Article and Photo by Ben Sorkin Coke (short for Coca-Cola) has really been cranking out the new flavors for the last few years, and as an avid consumer of the drink, I believed it would only be fitting to give my own thoughts on the flavors
PARKING LOT CRACKDOWN: Pictured here, the entrance to the student parking lot that is locked at break and lunch. Administrators decide who leaves and who stays during these times. Vice Principal Andy Liberman says that students have pushed the rule too far and that is what has led to this unpopular rule enforcement. Photo and Caption by Grace Payne Santa Rosa High School Administrators have begun cracking down on students leaving during break or lunch. Although school rules have prohibited students from leaving campus since