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AP Art class sends off portfolios

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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SRHS Senior Ava Stubblefield opens charity show at the Phoenix

CENTER STAGE. Santa Rosa High School senior Ava Stubblefield performs at the Phoenix Theater on Friday, March 4. Her performance was part of a benefit concert for local charity The Living Room. Stubblefield said of the performance, “I think that I mainly love the fact that I can go up on a stage and I just let loose and everything that I’m worried about just goes away… It just feels like I’m having fun.” Article and photo by Molly Murphey When Santa Rosa High School senior Ava Stubblefield stepped on stage at the Phoenix

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Simulation game Stardew Valley offers something for every gamer

Stardew Valley is a fun simulator game with tons of people to meet and lots to do. Senior Miles Beene complimented the game and said he thinks he likes the game so much because ¨I found it when I needed some escapism¨ and went on to say that Stardew Valley has been a great little escape to a cutesy farm town. Another comment was on the games gay marriage feature and that its always nice when a game lets people interact with dateable characters. Photo by Miles Beene  Article and photo by Ashton Seghezzi The simulation game,

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Tom Holland charms in live-action take on video game, Uncharted

Article and photo by Mason Gaspar In the late fall of 2007, a new Playstation exclusive series came out, one that would go down in video game history: Uncharted. Four games, massive amounts of spin offs, across the PSVITA, PS3, PS4 and now the PS5, remastered version of the series. Uncharted is the video game series that many generations have grown up with. This series has sold 41.7 million copies worldwide, making it one of Playstation’s best selling games to this date.  Now, after many years of waiting, we finally have a

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SRHS art students design outfits for Trashion Fashion Show

Caption by Tara Elsa and Alice Brookston // Photos by Tara Elsa On February 17, 2022, during the school day, ArtQuest students participated in the annual Trashion Fashion Show in the Santa Rosa High School auditorium. After an extended period of collaboration, while given full creative freedom, AQ students created unique outfits out of repurposed materials and/or trash. Many students went to thrift stores or simply used materials that were left around, such as Monster Energy drink cans that were one of the trash items for one

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ArtQuest performs The Ballad of Big Nothing

CLOSING NIGHT. Senior Madelaine Williams (right, in veil) stars in The Ballad of Big Nothing alongside Maverick Cheney (12, left). Williams The wrote The Ballade with fellow ArtQuest theater president Kayla Perez-Ramsay. Speaking about the writing process, Williams said, “It’s strange to think about how parasitic this project felt as I was working on it. The story lived with me for months… When I left the stage I felt like I’d let a piece of myself walk out of my body and everyone in the audience had it.” This student-written

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Mr. Bohn talks about Metal

METAL MANIA. After speaking to Eric Bohn about metal he shared some interesting metal facts with me. Bohn said ¨I still have all of my concert ticket stubs, and I still have quite a few vinyl albums.¨ When asked what fun fact he wanted others to know. Bohn continued on to say that he could talk all day about music. PHOTO BY ERIC BOHN. Article by Ash Seghezzi Metal music is a genre that was created in the late 60s and rose to popularity in the 70s. There are a few key components of this genre that make it it's own and unique.

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Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley a ‘sleeper hit’

POWER IS MAGIC! Having been released December 17th, 2021, Nightmare Alley has become a sleeper hit among other movies. Boasting an 80 percent on rotten tomatoes, 7.4/10 on imdb, and 69 percent on metacritic, this film is a great thriller showing the contortions of psychological manipulation that many people succumb to by those who parasitically take cash from their victims in an extortion scheme. Article and photo credit Jerral Agbayani Guillermo Del Toro has become one of the most popularized directors of the twenty-first

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Euphoria season 2 comes out

EUPHORIA SEASON TWO:  The much anticipated second season of teen drama show, Euphoria is back. The show has received incredible reviews and is getting lots of attention in the media. Many students here at SRHS are watching. Photo copyright TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy Stock Photo. Article by Grace Payne The highly anticipated teen drama, Euphoria, is back! After what felt like a perpetual two year hiatus, the series die-hard fans of our generation are finally able to experience the second season. Episodes are released weekly, leaving

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Don’t Look Up offers new perspective on disaster movie

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Randy Mindy, an astronomer who along with his lab partner Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence). The film is about a comet that will crash into Earth and no one pays any attention, much to the chagrin of its discoverers. Photo by Molly Murphey. Article by Ben Sorkin Recently, I saw the new film Don’t Look Up, available on Netflix. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio as two scientists who discover a large, world-ending comet on a collision course to Earth, and

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