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Thoughts On The First Semester Of Online Learning

This semester has been one of the most difficult semesters yet. There have been many good and bad things. Everything is online and it has been very hard to navigate and to try to stay focused. Article & Photo By: Jaden Burris Congratulations! Students are coming to the end of their first official online semester. If I am being completely honest, I can think of more negative things about distance learning than positive. So let’s talk about it.  One of the main issues I have is staying focused and motivated. Being home

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The Safety Of Having Self-Defense

A Swiss Army Knife. Self-defense items for young women have recently gained a large amount of traction in the media, and a swiss army knife is a great place to start seeing as they are easy to acquire, relatively inexpensive, fit on any sort of basic keychain, and serve multiple different purposes. Feeling safe when out in the world is incredibly important to living a paranoid-free life and having on-hand self-defense items such as a swiss army knife can help do just that. Article & Photo By: Alice Brookston As any young

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Local Businesses To Shop At For The Holidays

Window shopping! The sun set, and the beautiful lights inside of Corrick’s shine. The shop has amazing things that aren't just offered in the window! Article & Photo: Destyni Hayes Christmas is fast approaching with only a couple of weeks left to buy gifts for your special someone or your family and friends. Rather than waiting weeks, sometimes even months, for an item to be shipped to your house, why not shop locally at a business right here in Sonoma County? Supporting a local business helps our county’s economy, so

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Online Testing Procedures

Everything is online nowadays. This now includes the SATs and ACTs for testing. The photo is what came up when I searched SATs online ; a bunch of online testing websites for these kinds of tests. “ Shifting to online has been something that has been challenging us all.” said Mr.Kowalczyk. This means we must continue to learn and grow through the challenge. Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk Article & Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk Online classes have brought

obvious changes in everyday learning. New apps to use, new ways to

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The Rainy Season Dying Off Over The Years

Orange Sky All Day. The smoke covers the sky, making the sun look brighter than ever. The air smelled of smoke, even through a durable mask. “It looks like an apocalypse. Never have I seen anything like this before,” said freshman Zoe Kowalczyk. Article & Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk Over the years in California, the obvious and intense heat-waves have been a wake-up call to the climate change crises. In recent months especially, the weather has been ridiculously hot. Although it was summer, the combination of wind and hot

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The Worrisome Workload Of Distance Learning

Homework assignments. As students progress into the second quarter of the first semester of distance learning, many have found it challenging to keep with the surplus of assignments from their teachers. Junior Carson Cook says, “I’ve always been a fairly stressed person, but now it’s like a constant cloud of nerves that follows me everywhere in the sense that I can never escape from school work because there’s always another assignment or test.” Many students have experienced increased levels of stress, caused from anywhere to the

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SRCS Board’s Handling Of Schools Since COVID-19 Shutdown

The Santa Rosa High School main building, which is usually crowded with students, is empty due to the pandemic. As infection rates go up, it is looking less likely that students will be going back to school anytime soon. The attitudes towards the district remain mixed, however, with the most prevalent one being uncertainty about the future. “There’s so much that’s unknown, so much that is subject to change. We have to be flexible,” said William Lyon, President of the Santa Rosa Teachers association.Photo By: Max Parrish Article

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Breakdown Of Propositions

Election day is just around the corner. While many SRHS students can’t vote, it is very important to stay informed and educated on our current political climate. Remember to encourage everyone you know to vote, it is one of the most important rights we have as American citizens. Article & Photo By: Shai Fichtelberg Election day is on its way, getting a ballot in the mail can be both an exciting and a daunting thing. As American citizens, it is our right to vote and have our voice heard, but there are so many things on

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SRHS Scheduling and Class Size Mishaps

This photo, taken on Valentine’s Day of 2020, shows senior Alex Mintonye, senior Madison Ligget, senior Katie Simpson, junior Amy Genolio, junior Madelyn Chu, junior Molly Murphy, 2020 Grad Gwen Faeth, and 2020 Grad Stephanie Beard shows two of the annual Valentine’s Day singing quartets that choir does for the school. This was always one of the most fun and memorable days for the choir as a whole and when asked about it Senior Katie Simpson said, “I think I may be most sad about missing the quartets on Valentine’s day, it was

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The Pros And Cons Of Online Vs. In-Person Learning

Google garbage. This is the screen that every student sees each day instead of the faces of their teachers and peers. This is the screen that stresses out and frustrates so many teenagers. Freshman Payton Flohr from Woodcreek High School in Roseland wrote that, “It is difficult to find information directly relating to the topic we are learning about. There are too many websites on Google; it can become overwhelming.”



Article & Photo By: Tatiana Newman Have you ever felt lost and alone, scared in

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