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Aaron Dabney, Sydney Shiver, and Mariah Jones take notes at a Road to Reality workshop.

Riding the road to reality

   The senior class entered the Sonoma Veteran’s Building wearing business attire and flaunting their style as they began an unforgettable day. Road to Reality, which is put on by the Soroptimist International of Sonoma Valley, kicked off the morning with a breakfast of waffles, fruit, bacon, and smoothies.   After breakfast, Juliette Andrews and Alexandra…

WASC in SVHS future

   New faces will pepper SVHS as teachers and administrators from different districts, as well as state educational officers, make a visit for the official WASC visitation period Mar 10-11th.    Since the beginning of the year, Mr. Andrew Gibson, the retired Mr. Mike Lyons, and the SVHS administration have worked together with the students…

Mr. Pattarelli: Substitute Teacher Extraordinaire

   Substitute teachers are a dime a dozen: usually some young gun hoping to complete their volunteer hours in order to finalize a teaching credential, and praying he or she doesn’t have to break up a fight or put out a fire. Students, well aware of this fact, take advantage of this situation and relax,…

Swim Coaches Found

   The seemingly neverending cycle of searching for a coach for the SVHS swim team has finally come to a close. After weeks of searching for potential coaches without any luck, Lisa Ran joined with water polo coach Flynn O’Brien and Sonoma Aquatic Club owner and Sea Dragon head coach Jane Hansen to step in…

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Joaquin Phoenix stars in “Her” as Theodore Twombly, a man who attaches himself to an operating system and finds himself falling in love with the machinery.

Technology gone too far?

   Without a doubt, technology is becoming considerably prevalent in our life. According to Pew Research, one in three teens send over 100 text messages a day. That’s over 3000 a month.    While many argue that this cell-phone addiction is derived from factors besides technology addiction, regardless, the presence of cell phones, tablets, and…

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College athletes: in it for the money?

   There are over 400,000 college student athletes in the United States and almost all of them will be going pro in something other than sports. This is the last sentence in many NCAA commercials promoting college athletics. Many students will be entering the workforce, however injuries sustained in college follow these athletes into the…

Women in the Media

   According to Jan Kurtz there are five female icons: homemaker, independent woman, love tutor, sex kitten and superwoman. Which one are you? Did you answer none of the above?    It’s now 2014 and many assume that the fight against sexism and stereotyping is an issue of the past, but that’s far from the…

Women in Politics

The purpose of government  is to protect the rights of their citizens.  In an ideal world, the demographics of the government would fairly and accurately represent the demographics of our diverse nation. Sadly, this is far from the case.    Like every other minority in the U.S., women are struggling with the problem of under…

Women in Athletics

   In the past, the popular Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition has raised more than eyebrows. This year is the 50th anniversary of this edition where it features three women on the cover with their backs facing the camera, only wearing bathing suit bottoms. This is not the only scandal of the “swimsuit” edition of the…

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Sonoma State University

   Drive northwest for about 20 miles and you will reach the beautiful hills of Rohnert Park, where one of northern California’s most prestigious universities is located. Sonoma State University is a medium-sized public university and is part of the 23-campus California State University system. It has been rated as a “Best-Value” college by Princeton…