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SkillsUSA Prepares for Annual Car Show

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

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BSU and Art/Writing Club at SRHS

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,

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Funky T-Shirts

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

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Todd Kapp Spotlight

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

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Where and How to get Certifications for Summer

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

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Piercings Vs Tattoos

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

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The History of SRHS Senior Pranks

WARPED BENCH IN THE QUAD: This is one of the benches in the quad that got bent from a past senior prank. “Quite a few years ago, a bunch of seniors decided to put cars across the campus in awkward locations,” says English teacher Casey Elsa. “They put a car up on top of these tables and benches that were used for lunch; they were fairly new at the time… and then there were Volkswagen wheels crushing them.” This bench that students use every day is just another quirky aspect of Santa Rosa High School. Article and Photo by

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These are the best spots to get prom dresses

PICKING THE PERFECT DRESS. As prom nears, last-minute dresses can still be found to help you achieve the best possible experience on your prom night. Stores at the mall such as Windsor, Suit Up and Macy’s offer lots of options for those searching for dresses for the evening of May 7. While getting ready for prom can be stressful, going to stores such as this to find your best possible prom outfit can be a good way to take the stress of the event off your shoulders. Photo and Article by Alice Brookston Santa Rosa High School

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Meet the dogs of SRHS

DOGS OF SRHS. Susan Gallegos, a Math 1 teacher here at Santa Rosa High School, can sometimes be seen outside during break taking her dogs out and letting them roam. “Watching them interact with students [as they roam free in the classroom] ,'' said Gallegos in response to her favorite part about having her dogs around.  Article and photo by Anthony Flores Pets are wonderful! Some students and staff at Santa Rosa High School have furry friends or reptilian friends at home. However, we can’t just look over the dogs that spend

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Celebrating Women’s history month

Article and graphic by Rubi Melo March is women’s history month! This month is a time to acknowledge the history of the United States, and the women who began the never ending process of bettering the country. During women’s history month we often hear about strides by women such as Amelia Earheart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony. There have been many other, less well known women, who have done great things for our country; women like Alice Ball, Sojourner Truth and Ella Baker.

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