Yik Yak: The Danger Of Anonymity

By Caleb Horowitz and Alex Epstein Yik Yak, this year’s social media sensation has raised many eyebrows since its explosive debut in early 2014. The administration recently became aware of            Yik Yak and are now monitoring it. Yik Yak became popular at SVHS about a month ago, but the content coming from students ranges from…

A group of friends pose for a photo on the dance-floor. 
Photo by Hannah Gropman

SVHS gets all dolled up

   By limo or by bus, 320 juniors, seniors, and guests made the journey through the city to partake in the Great Gatsby themed party.  Walking into St. Regis was like walking into a portal transporting you into the 1920’s, the time of Gatsby, the time of flapper girls and suspenders.  There was never a…

SVHS volunteers go above and beyond

By Hannah Gropman and Malaya Zachau    Over spring break 19 SVHS students visited Nicaragua through a program called Seeds of Learning.  The students traveled overseas and spent their week building a school for children less fortunate.   “The benefits were threefold,” explained Miles Pimental, sophomore. “We got to travel out of America, experience new things,…

Taking classes off campus

   What defines a class? What fulfills the expectation of academic rigor? These two questions have been the subject of debate here at SVHS in recent months. On May 3rd a proposal will be presented to the school board to clearly lay out the rules and expectations of taking classes off campus.    In the…

Sterling Creates Playoff Controversy

The harshest punishment in NBA history was handed down on April 29 to the Clippers owner, Donald Sterling after he made racist comments regarding blacks and minorities.   In the recorded conversation made public by TMZ, Sterling expressed his displeasure with his girlfriend publicly associating her with minorities and African-Americans. This led to quick and harsh…

Spring sports update

SVHS begins to wrap up league play with teams heading to SCL playoffs. Golf   The boys’ golf team took second place in league behind the El Molino Lions. Leading the Dragons in their final league match over the Petaluma Trojans were juniors Christian Ballard shooting a 43, Brett Sullivan shooting a 44, and Cyle Gusse…

Cartoon by Sami Von Gober

A Common Controversy

By Jacob Little, Sami Von Gober, and Ryan Wilbanks   In a single week of April the junior class braved a strange new monster — with computer sources, typed essays, and a confusing method of entering mathematical solutions. Smarter Balanced testing, known as SBAC, is a far cry from the all-too-familiar STAR test.   For juniors, the…

Sonoma Sherpa community rocked by avalanche

By Jacob Little, Sami Von Gober, and Ryan Wilbanks  Sherpa, it’s more than just a name; it’s a representation of a group, a way of life. Known for their ability as mountaineers, the Sherpa, pronounced “Shar-wa”, have been leading expeditions to Mt. Everest for ambitious  climbers, eager to stand on top of the world.   Literally,…

Senior Project Studs

Ishqa Rosseau What did you do? “I designed and sewed my own prom dress for Senior Project.  It took about 10 to 12 hours to make, but took longer to find the fabric than to make the dress.” Favorite Part “After it was all done, and I got to put it on, the dress fit!…