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A Rise In Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

A quiet place. The Bok Kai Temple is one of the most calming places that anyone can visit. In the 1805’s is when the temple was first open, and then later in 1880 rebuilt and renovated. ‘I love this temple, it is sacred. I have gone here since I was a little kid with my grandfather’, Daniel Wayne told me, a stranger but a constant visitor of the temple. Article & Photo By: Destyni Hayes Sadly, there has been a rise in Asian hate crimes all over the United States, including in our community. There have been many horrible

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Santa Rosa Guide for Locals this Spring

Article By: Tara Elsa and Leilah Sterck Spring is here, and the weather is starting to warm up. Quarantine has made it more challenging to find fun and safe activities to do and places to hangout. This Santa Rosa locals’ guide will provide you with plenty of fun activities for you to do this spring in Santa Rosa! On March 22, Krispy Kreme started giving out free glazed doughnuts to people who have been fully vaccinated. This could be a fun thing to do with your friends; all you’ll need to do is drive up to Krispy Kreme, and

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SRHS College Plans For Seniors

Big Decisions! With decision day fast approaching, seniors have started the exciting and daunting process of committing to colleges. Madison Liggett, Josh Neese, and Megan Foote are just three of the many SRHS seniors getting ready for their next years at a University. Congrats to this resilient Santa Rosa High School senior class of 2021, it’s been a bumpy ride but the end is near. Photos From: Megan Foote (left), Josh Nesse (middle) and Madison Liggett (right) Article By: Shai Fichtelberg and Spencer Page After completing

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Paul Troppy: Santa Rosa High School’s Shot Put & Discus Coach

Painting! Paul Troppy shown here is partway through a painting job. Troppy has a day job of painting that he balances with his drive to coach his throwers.Photo By: Paul Troppy Article By: Conor Grace Paul Troppy is the long time shot put and discus coach of the SRHS Track and Field team who has been involved in throwing for nearly his entire life. Starting from when he was in high school throwing to when he started coaching, a year after he graduated from SRHS in 1984. Troppy is a Santa Rosa High School Alumni who spends

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Santa Rosa High School’s Upcoming Prom

Yes, you’re reading that right. The Santa Rosa High School student government class has been hard at work planning a prom. While details have yet to be set in stone, many students share in the excitement of SRHS senior Ruby Kowell, who says ”regardless of how the event itself is, I’m just glad to have one last hurrah with my best friends.” Graphic Created By: Mrs. Piehl. Article By: Molly Murphey Those who thought that a return to school this year was impossible may find it even harder to believe that the student government

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SRHS Country Fair Day 2021

Article By: Katie Jang Last weekend, Santa Rosa High School hosted a country fair day. The drive-in fair offered delicious classic fair foods, a car show, fair games/prizes, and an opportunity to look at/pet the animals of SRHS. The fair was open Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-7 pm. The pandemic has encouraged SRHS to have drive-thru events as they are safer than in-person events. While the limitations presented a huge challenge to those who planned these events, they have done an amazing job to accommodate and make these

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Adaptations To Online School And What Teachers Will Continue To Use In Person

Teaching through Zoom and Google Classroom. Teaching and learning online hasn’t been easy for anyone, but not all aspects of the experience have been negative, such as the use of programs such as Zoom and Google Classroom and AP Classroom, platforms which some teachers at Santa Rosa High School plan to continue using once we return to in-person learning on April 26. Santa Rosa High School science teacher, Mrs. Brawley also plans on using such programs once we return to in-person learning.. “Trying to figure out what was the best

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SRHS Preparing for a Return to School

Here, history teacher Ms. Bell shows me her classroom where she is ready to return back to hybrid learning. She says, ¨ I am nervous but excited. Our school will be very safe, I can't wait to see my kids.¨ Article & Photo By: Jasmine Alvarez Returning back to school has been an ongoing project for a year now. Last year on March 13, 2020, we were told that we would return in two weeks, but that quickly changed due to the spread of COVID-19 . Now, after our 2020-21 school year in-home distance learning, we are now heading

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Howarth Park Reopens Lake Activities

When asked why Daniel enjoys Howarth Park, he responded with,"When I lived in the area, I would go hiking with my friends and family around the surrounding trails. The place is bountiful with wildlife and beautiful trees.”Photo By: Daniel Vela Article By: Trenton Cooper On Sunday, March 14, Santa Rosa was permitted to leave the purple tier and moved into the red tier. While COVID-19 is still prevalent in Santa Rosa, local businesses can start to open up, to get the local economy moving.  One such business that is

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Thrifting Locations In Sonoma County

Found it! What’s not to love about thrifting and finding some absolute gems for your closet. Senior, Eliana Bruce, shares, “I love thrift shopping with my friends and I have found some great pieces at thrift stores.” If you ever need something to do look up your nearest thrift shop and you will definitely have a blast. Photo By: Eliana Bruce Article By: Shai Fichtelberg Thrifting has become an activity that many teens enjoy. Going into shops, sifting through clothes, and finding great deals, what’s not to love? In Sonoma

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