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SRHS students weigh in on spring dance

Article and graphic by Zoe Kowalczyk There’s nothing more fun than getting dressed up and hanging out with friends while dancing. While the excitement of finding someone to go dance with is fun,there have been obvious problems with having a dance these past few years. However, now that we are beginning to put the pandemic behind us, events such as dances are becoming hot topics but there are always downsides to these highly-anticipated events. The stress of finding what you should wear and making sure it’s allowed can turn

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Need help planning your post graduation trip? Check out these tips.

GETAWAY. A picture of a beautiful beach on a peaceful day in San Rafael. After a drive of about an hour, Jaeden Callender and Tenjing Sherpa relax on the beach looking at the dogs as they play in the water. All it cost was money for gas and some impulsiveness. Article and photo by Jaeden Callender High schoolers, especially seniors, are desperately waiting to get out of their houses and explore the world on their own, without the seemingly constant parental supervision that plagues teenageers in their day to day lives.

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Everything you need for your next camping trip

Article and graphic by Mary Jane Alexander Now that spring is on its way, many people are thinking about camping, a beloved activity in the warmer season. However, what many don’t know are the essentials for camping. This leads to people bringing items they don’t need or forgetting the more important items. In this article, I will be giving some real essentials any camper needs.

For starters, a tent is a necessity. Any type of tent will do; however, preferably you should get a larger and sturdier tent if you have

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Your Springtime fashion guide

Article and graphic by Mary Jane Alexander For many, fashion is a form of self-expression, similar to the fine arts. Fashion also follows major trends, similar to the fine arts. There are also general tips for the different seasons. This article will focus on all the tips, tricks and trends you’ll need for this spring.

Typically in spring you want to wear warmer colors, as well as greens and browns. Specifically, you should lean more towards paler, lighter or more pastel colors, rather than darker ones. This year

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New SRHS student finds retrieving records from former school in Afghanistan challenging

AFGHAN REFUGEE JOINS SRHS STUDENT BODY: Santa Rosa High has a new student, Fahim Dawood. Dawood is a recent refugee from Afghanistan. He is sixteen and a sophmore. He enjoys playing soccer in his free time and here at school. When asked how he likes SRHS, Dawood said, “the students are friendly.” Article and graphic by Grace Payne Roughly five months ago, Fahim Dawood and his family were forced to flee their town, Laghman, Afghanistan, because the Taliban was taking over. They rushed to the Kabul International Airport in

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FFA Prepares Pigs for Summer Fairs

Pigs Persephone (left) and Fernando (right) come to say hi from their pen. “The ones [that are here] right now are Jackpot pigs which aren't part of the Sonoma County Fair project…We have a couple people in there raising pigs for show and then in a couple of weeks we'll get the rest,” said Sophia Henderson, a junior and president of the FFA. These pigs will travel to different fairs and shows to be auctioned off once they’re grown. Article and photos by Caycie Clayton There has been a recent addition to the SRHS

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Switch up your shoes this spring

UNIQUE SHOES. By shopping at local thrift stores, flea markets, outlet malls and searching around for collections, you are all but destined to find your perfect pair of shoes. For part of my own collection, I found $4 basic black converse, green lightning Doc Martens, Vans’ Sandy Ling green embroidered flowers and some white vans with red flowers for $40. By pinpointing your perfect pair of shoes and not settling for anything less, you’re sure to build up a unique shoe collection in no time. Photo By Alice Brookston Article and

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Learn how to make a Valentine’s Day arrangement from SRHS floriculture students

SPRING IS IN BLOOM. Joy Rego (11) shows off an arrangement in Advanced Floral Design. In floriculture design, students learn how to make beautiful flower arrangements. Lisa Piehl teaches the class and enjoys it, saying, “I love to be creative. And who doesn’t like to receive a well-designed bouquet/arrangement?” For Valentine’s Day, many Santa Rosa High School students may turn to the school’s floriculture students for Valentine’s Day flower arrangements. Article and photos by Yasmine Sarraf Do you want to give your partner

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Substitute Teacher shortage prompts teachers to fill in during prep periods

Article and graphic by Julia Sanabria It’s no secret that many classes have been without both teachers and subs, causing many to wonder what happens to classes when nobody certified to substitute can teach it? Some “solutions” have been classes going to the multi-purpose room to complete any homework, even lessons given via Google Classroom or sitting in other classrooms causing teachers to substitute for other classes due to this predicament.  A vacancy of substitute teachers may be due to the fact that the pandemic has

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Lockdown Policy

Article by Robert Merrick With the recent social media threats targeting Santa Rosa High School, culminating in the on-campus arrest, an air of worry has developed regarding what the school considers enough of a threat to enter lockdown. According to SRHS’s safety director Andy Brennan, “lockdown is a pretty traumatic situation for a lot of people, especially with everything we’ve seen on the news and the shootings.” To allow for more flexibility, the lockdown structure is broken into two different levels; the first is known

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