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A trash can sits toppled over, spilling garbage.

SVHS Infested by Litter Bugs

SVHS Infested by Litter Bugs By Maddie Cashel, Alex Epstein, and Lena Mallett Each day, students enter a clean campus only to leave a trail of trash behind as they walk out. Trash is piled on tables and left scattered throughout the halls after break and lunch. Most students turn a blind eye and are…

How to LEED the Way to a More Eco-Friendly School

How to LEED the Way to a More Eco-Friendly School By Ben Amarantes   As the impact of climate change takes its toll on the earth, many businesses and private residencies are searching for ways to reduce their environmental impact. An option that is growing in popularity is to retrofit old buildings, or construct new…

2014 election recap

2014 Election Recap By Caleb Horowitz Governor Edmund G. Brown   74.2% Neel Kashkari          25.8% Propositions Prop 1: Funding Water Quality, Supply, Treatment, Storage  YES prop 2: State Budget Stabilization Account  YES Prop 45: Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes  NO Prop 46: Doctor Drug Testing, Medical Negligence  NO Prop 47: Criminal Sentences, Misdemeanor Penalties  YES Prop 48:…

Fugitive game – rowdy, wild, rebellious

Fugitive game – rowdy, wild, rebellious By Adam Curry   The thrill of sprinting through the dark as adversaries shout behind you was too much of a rush to turn down for many SVHS students the night of Nov. 9. A town-wide game of “Fugitive” attracted participants of all grades and schools, running and ducking…

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Bon Marche goes up in flames during recent fire.

Bon Marche burns down

Bon Marche burns down By Dean Martin     Employees were holding a meeting prior to opening for business on Thurs. Nov. 6 when a blaze erupted in a break room at Bon Marche, a thrift store off of Riverside Drive. “One worker grabbed a fire extinguisher and intended to fight the blaze but was driven…

SVHS streamlines new pool project

SVHS streamlines new pool project By Caleb Horowitz and Brianna Lehane     It’s been nine years since SVHS students have enjoyed the benefits of an on-campus pool, but this may be changing soon. The school’s pool was closed in 2005 due to financial and safety concerns but plans of constructing a new pool on campus…

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Senior Collin Harris works on his computer durring his Media Arts class.

Tech issues continue to bug SVHS

Tech issues continue to bug SVHS By Ciara Smith and Ryan Wilbanks A series of technology problems –minimal bandwidth, reduced access to computer labs, and a general lack of updated technology — has plagued SVHS during the 2014-15 school year, leaving students with limited options when trying to utilize the school’s equipment. After graduating from…

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Rodrigo Rico and Asia Khan anchoring for the school broadcast.

Broadcast struggles to gain audience

Broadcast struggles to gain audience By Ciara Smith After transitioning to advisory airtime, SVHS’s weekly broadcast has become a consistent source of information, entertainment, and news. However, a lack of promotion and teacher reluctance to use advisory time to show the newscast has resulted in a reduced audience size. With two advanced classes producing content…

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Kayla Feild drives to the basket  in Sonoma's non-leauge game against San Rafael.

Dragons begin winter season with tournament championship appearances

Dragons begin winter season with tournament championship appearances by Mackenzie Albrecht and Ciara Smith   Both varsity basketball teams shot off to a hot start in preseason tournaments, winning their first two games and reaching the tournament final but falling in the championship round. Playing in the final game of the Stokes Tournament in Kelseyville,…

Coach changes test SVHS cheer team

Coach changes test SVHS cheer team by Brianna Lehane     For the third time in the past four years, the SVHS cheer team has a new coach, but this is the least of their problems. Recently, the cheer team has gone the season with a lack of uniforms, a limited budget, and miscommunications between the…