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SRHS Varsity Boys Soccer Face Off Against Windsor

SRHS BOYS SOCCER FACES FORMIDABLE FOES. The Santa Rosa High School boy’s varsity team gathers on the field after their January 6 game against Windsor High School. Reflecting on his team's performance, senior Alex Manning said, "towards the middle of the second half, we started going downhill a little bit. I think we lost focus, and they, unfortunately, ended up scoring four on us." The final score was 6-2, Windsor. Article and Photo by Molly Murphey As the Santa Rosa High School boys varsity soccer team warmed up for their

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SRHS Debate Club nears the end of its season

Photo and Article by Robert Merrick Across Santa Rosa High School’s impressive catalog of engaging and enjoyable clubs, the debate club is one of the best, and most accomplished. The club was started in true force by coach Miranda Olzman with Casey Elsa as the advisor and Ms. Petersen, a parent who urged the club to become more competitive. In the early 2000s Petersen approached Elsa for her to take over as the club’s supervisor, in an effort to turn the club - into a team. The club’s former advisor, Andrew Brennan, had the

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Student Spotlight: Gaby Valverde

Gaby Valverde (right), stands next to Student Advisor, Zach Ross (left). Valverde said, “I love being involved in SRHS activities and I love doing those activities with my friends.” Valverde is always making new connections with the students and staff around the campus. She always strives to make the school a positive place.  Article and photo by Zoe Kowalcyzk There are many students at Santa Rosa High School who should be featured due to the fact that they often participate in the community or around the school. There are

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Punk Music Recommendations for This Year

Mr. Utsey recommended the Ramones, if you’re interested in getting into punk rock music. He said, “I love the music, in general, it’s music that I really enjoy listening to so it’s not that anything sticks out.” 1980s film Time Square pointed Mr. Utsey towards bands he had been unaware of, and without them and his friends, he wouldn’t have heard about the music otherwise. Photo by Ashton Seghezzi. Article by Apollo Hynes and Ashton Seghezzi. Punk rock is a music genre that has evolved tremendously since it first started.

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Make these handmade gifts this holiday season

HANDMADE WITH LOVE. This lego keychain holder is just one of the easy handmade gifts you could give to your loved ones this year. Article and photo by Betzie Hernandez Christmas, a time of giving and receiving. Anyone who has bought gifts during this time knows that with great presents comes a greater price, but it doesn't have to be that way. Today there are a lot of other ways to give a present without spending much money. One of the ways is DIY gifts. From making your own cards to making a snowglobe, there's a huge

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Opinion: Is consumerism overshadowing Christmas?

Article and graphic by Tara Elsa, Editor-in-chief The holidays are a time for celebration and family. But are they still? While many holidays started as celebrations, they have become much more focused on the exchange of gifts and the purchasing of knick-knacks. This has given large companies control of the market and economy. These large companies want more business and sales from people—or consumers—for personal profit, with whatever means necessary; this is also called consumerism. Consumerism is the act of promoting

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Give back this holiday season

GET OUT THERE AND GIVE BACK. The Redwood Empire food bins are an excellent way to contribute a little at school. People in the community may not have direct access to good food, and the drive is a great way to get people food for the holidays. “That’s why it is good to get those donations because they help lots of people,” said Amanda Stephens, Registrar. You can find these bins around campus, mainly at the front of the Main Building. Article and photo by Ben Sorkin This holiday season, in the spirit of giving and helping,

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SRHS students balance work and school

SRHS STUDENTS AT WORK. Pictured is Tina Dang, putting one thumb up as she tends the register on her last day at T4. She has recently been working at the newly opened Dave’s Chicken, just a couple stores away. She believes that this recent switch hasn’t been too stressful for her. Photo provided by Tina Dang. Article by Jerral Agbayani The insurmountable pressure of everyday life as a teen can take a toll on one’s mental health. Residing in the deep pit of hell that is one’s state of mind, millions of students from freshman

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New movie Dune ends on a cliff hanger

Graphic by Molly Murphey Article by Julia Sanabria The new movie, Dune, is about a journey that changes the course of lifetimes. Dune explores many realms of adventure and heroism. Staring as the main character, Paul Atreides, moves forth in life trying his best to survive and learn what he can about his new world.  The award winning series Dune, first published in 1965, now has a 2021 remake starring Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides. Although there was a film adaptation in 1984, director Denis Villleneuve promised to

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An English teacher’s guide to studying for finals

ADVICE FROM THE PROS. Stressing for finals is hard on everyone, and getting advice is not always the easiest. Mrs. Vargas, in regards to how to calm down before finals, believes that negative self-talk can greatly change your attitude. “Get rid of negative self-talk and influences. If you want to fly with the eagles, you've got to stop playing with the pigeons.” She then told me about how loving yourself and investing yourself in big-picture goals can help you relax before finals. Article and photo by Ashton Seghezzi

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