AP ART SPOTLIGHT: Pictured here, a hunched over man at a desk during distance learning. Artist Simon Haput says that this piece is a demonstration of the distance learning experience. AP ART SPOTLIGHT: Pictured here, are two horizontal line patterns with people underneath them. Artist Simon Haupt says they are about “the repetitive yet chaotic nature of school.” Article by Grace Payne. Photos provided by Simon Haupt With the excitement of the ArtQuest Dance Company performing at rallies and highly publicized AQ Drama
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THEY’VE GOT SKILLS: The SRHS SkillUSA club meets on Thursday, April 21 to plan the 22nd annual Del Barrett Memorial Car Show. Club advisor Tom Gutsch (third from right) described the show as having “a real sense of community” because “it’s the only event where the whole school is at the same event at the same time.” This will be the first time the event has taken place since 2019. Photo provided by Lucas Shimetz. Article by Molly Murphey Santa Rosa High School’s SkillsUSA club is hard at work preparing for the 22nd annual
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,
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
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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