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In midst of ‘Inktober’ controversy, artists find alternatives

PLAGIARISM CONTROVERSY. Artists of varying media are troubled when Jake Parker, the creator, and owner of Inktober- an annual drawing challenge during the month of October- sparked some copyright issues and is accused of plagiarizing Alphonso Dunn’s book, “Pen & Ink Drawing” (2016), leading to many debates and alternatives to this upcoming year.Article, Photo, and Art by Emily Lasley Inktober is a worldwide ink drawing event for artists of many media to participate in. This annual event was loved and anticipated by many,

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Opinion: it’s time to stop celebrating Columbus Day

THE DISAVOWED EXPLORER. Columbus Day (or indigenous people’s day as it is known in other states) is celebrated every year on the second Monday of October. However, somewhat recently, Columbus has fallen under scrutiny primarily due to his awful treatment of the natives that were so welcoming to his crew. As more and more is discovered about Columbus I feel that it becomes more and more important that we stop thinking of him as an infallible explorer, and think of him more critically as an explorer who made important discoveries

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First quarter back on campus comes to a close

AND WE’RE BACK. It’s the start of a new school year at Santa Rosa High School and the campus is buzzing with students. Aside from the bumpy software transition, and the end of quarantine, the start of the quarter has been quite good. However, due to the end of a nearly two year quarantine, this school year is guaranteed to be a bit rocky for all the lower classmen and as such kindness and understanding should be extended to everyone as we get back to a new sense of normalcy. Article and Photo by Robert Merrick After months

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SRHS basketball team ready for the season

TEAM BONDING ON AND OFF THE COURT: Juarez-Rico, a starter, sits with the varsity team and a few other of his friends at lunch time. Lunch time has always been a good time for them to bond and throughout the year they have spent almost every lunch together chatting about basketball and other miscellaneous topics.

Article and Photo by Jaeden Callender With fall sports coming to an end, we turn our attention to what winter will soon bring us. One of the most exciting sports our school offers is basketball, which will be

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Best Buddies Club Continues

MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE FRIENDSHIP AT A TIME: Best Buddies Club officers Leah Cederborg (left) and Tara Elsa (right) help to form friendships among individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cederborg, the vice president of the club, said, “I hope that Best Buddies can spread inclusion throughout the campus and further than just the club, but so all students on campus can make connections in celebration of differences.” Currently, Best Buddies meets every other Wednesday at lunch on the front lawn of

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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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Despite long lines, 2021 Homecoming a Success

The Homecoming Queen, Avery King (12, left) and King, Maverick Cheney (12, right) stand together at the Homecoming dance, the event they won their royal titles for. King said, when talking about her win, “It was unexpected. It felt really great winning. I felt really loved by the seniors and appreciated being given the opportunity to be nominated.” When asked, Cheney said about his win, “It was awesome winning. my ArtQuest family really pulled through and showed that even though they were dwindling they were still here and willing

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Teacher Appreciation Day

SUPERSTAR TEACHERS. Johnathon Muchow (left) is a teacher of Economics and World History. He has a lot of energy he brings to each class to hype them up and get ready to learn. Mitchell Utsey (center) is the auto shop teacher at Santa Rosa High School. He makes everyone feel welcome in his class, like a big family, and of course makes sure everyone is working hard to do what they’re supposed to. With some light ribbing of course. Nightsnow Vogt (right) is a teacher of U.S. Government and World History and is liked for being a laid

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Opinion: DeSoto Bathrooms in Disrepair

FAUCET FAILURE. Left, the faucets on the sink in the De Soto boys bathroom swings freely in its socket, making it somewhat difficult to use. Water sprays all over, potentially getting clothes wet in the process. This gives a feeling of poor quality that hinders an enjoyable bathroom experience. Right, there is little space between the urinals and no dividers, making privacy almost non-existent. People have to move all the way up and practically into the urinal for any privacy, an uncomfortable effort no one wants to go

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Album Recommendations for September

AMUSING ADVISABLE ALBUMS. Music and melodies can be heard internationally, all with their own creative signatures and variety. New and old albums are being perceived constantly. I arranged a few albums I would recommend to other people, based on feelings or emotions an individual can identify with. Article and photo by Emily Lasley Fabulous Albums Music: loved by a mass of individuals far and wide, takes the hearts of content creators such as Billie Eilish, Micheal Jackson and The Weekend. Music is exceptionally diverse

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