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Issues with the Sub System

How many times has your teacher been absent and not replaced by a proper substitute? Many students at Santa Rosa High School cannot keep count of the number of times such an issue has occurred. With the extreme need for substitute teachers, one would assume that, in order to improve the problem, the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) would put into place a different system that makes it easier for individuals to become substitute teachers. Surprisingly, however, this is not the case.Becoming a substitute teacher for the

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A through G Requirements

Article by Grace Payne With fewer high school students meeting admission requirements for California’s public universities, Santa Rosa High School is offering new support for students taking English, math, science, credit recovery and other required courses. The school has introduced a “student learning center” on its website, a page where students can find a menu of homework help and tutoring options offered by certain teachers and counselors before and after school and during lunch. Resources range from an hour of Cyber

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ESN Teacher Dilemma

TEACHERLESS FIRST QUARTER: Instead of the normal two teachers the ESN classes on campus, there has been only one this school year. The second teacher for the students with special abilities quit a few weeks into the school year, but a new one was hired soon after. According to the SRTA, “Nineteen posted classified jobs pay less than the city of Santa Rosa’s minimum wage of 17.06 an hour.” Photo and Article By Marty Geffner Can you imagine going through your first three months of school with no teacher? Sounds like a utopia,

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Sonoma County DA recall efforts unsuccessful

Article and Graphic by Andreas Petersen Recently there has been a push for recalls for multiple positions in our local government. There was one that stood out: the push to recall our very own district attorney (DA), Jill Ravitch. However, the recall was defeated and Ravitch stayed in office. Some believed she needed to be recalled for various reasons and others believed that the recall was just an attempt at revenge. Still, like every recall, there are two sides to the story, and reasons why we should or shouldn’t do a

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Southern California oil spill threatens wildlife

Article and graphic by Rubi Melo As October began, surfers, tourists and other beachgoers were told to stay far away from the beaches along the coast of southern California. The Coast Guard and other officials proclaimed the beaches unsafe due to a major oil spill, five miles out from Huntington Beach, near Orange County. The oil spill was caused by a crack in an oil pipeline owned by Amplify Energy. An estimated 25,000 to 132,000 gallons of oil spilled into the ocean from the ruptured pipeline. By October 10th, 5,500 gallons

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Leak causes fire alarm malfunction at SRHS

CONFUSING DAY AT SRHS. The emergency bag which hangs in Mr. Bohn’s room is one of many that were not used after the Great ShakeOut drill was canceled on Thursday, October 21. A message sent to students and parents through ParentSquare said, “we are postponing The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill due to concerns about the rainy weather.” Although SRHS administration postponed the official drill, a malfunction caused the fire alarm to go off shortly before the first bell. Article and Photo by Molly Murphey, website

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Why California Democrats are pushing for recall reform

Since Governor Gavin Newsom has defeated the attempt to recall him, many Californians want to reform California’s recall system. “I think it’s just a waste of money because I think that it was clear that Newsom was going to be elected again, that he wasn’t gonna be recalled. I think it was a waste of time and money,” said Kelly Fleischer (12). The high cost of the recall against Newsom, among other things, fueled the effort to change the system. Article and Graphic by Yasmine Sarraf On September 14, California Governor

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Texas abortion ban sends women to clinics in neighboring states

Article and Infographic by Rubi Melo The Texas abortion law went into effect on September 1st and a lot has happened since then. The Texas Heartbeat Bill, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, has caused a lot of unrest and disappointment among people all over the country. Soon after the law went into effect, and people were no longer able to get abortions past six weeks, women’s health clinics outside of Texas began to accumulate more patients. For example, according to the New York Times, there is a women’s

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SRHS Welcomes New VP, Assistant Principal, and three New Counselors this year

NEW SRHS ADMIN AND COUNSELORS.  Vice Principal Andy Liberman (center), Counsler Marlene Nemoede (left) and Counsler Alaina Mitchell (right). All staff pictured are new this year.  Article and photo by Grace Payne. Two new administrators and three new counselors greeted Santa Rosa High School students as the new year began. Vice Principal Andy Lieberman and Assistant Principal Isaac Estrada are new this year. Counselors Lucy Lucchesi, Marlene Nemoede and Alaina Mitchell also joined the staff. No longer at Santa Rosa

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‘Rocky’ Start to New Student Information System Rollout

NEW SRHS AERIES SYSTEM: English teacher Casey Elsa’s computer shows the new Aeries student information system. Elsa’s computer shows the limited access she has to her class lists and transcripts of years past. Vice Principal Andy Lieberman described the switch by saying, “it’s been rocky.” Article and Photo by Grace Payne Santa Rosa High School’s switch to a new student information system called Aeries caused major scheduling problems as students returned to campus on August 12. Delays in transferring data from the old

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