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!…

Uzzo and Murphy to be awarded Val/Sal Honors

  Seniors Christina Uzzo and Jack Murphy will be awarded the honor of valedictorian and salutatorian for the graduating class of 2014. Despite both being diligent, self-motivated students, each plans on taking different paths after commencement.   “If I were to sum up high school in a single phrase, I would probably say it was delightfully chaotic,”…

Stunning Senior Projects

   Senior year is presumably a leisurely year in which students, plagued with senioritis, get by with “C’s” in all their classes until they graduate.  The only thing that comes between SVHS students, and their mythical easy final year of high school, is Senior Project.    Senior Project is a culminating project that all SVHS…

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SENIOR ATHLETES: Hard work pays off

  By Garrett O’Brien and Michelle Stovall    Many high school athletes dream of going on to continue in college and succeeding at a higher level, but few actually work to do so.   In order to achieve this goal, athletes must give up their free time, and much of their high school experience to give…

Graduation disputes blaze

By Lisa Barry and Javia Headley   Since when does the alphabet start with Q?   Many students were upset by the administrative changes to this year’s graduation regarding the order of which  seniors will walk. Weeks before graduation day, at a surprise senior meeting, Mrs. Kathleen Hawing, principal, called up senior Dan Deely in front of…

Senior Project continues to burn

By Lisa Barry and Javia Headley Senior Project has been a source of controversy at SVHS.  But this year, new policies and changes to the Senior Project facilitators has caused an uproar with the seniors.   One of this year’s major changes to the Senior Project grading system is the off-campus policy.  Students were unaware until…