A Gloomy Valentine’s Day

Erin Gylfe and Regan Wheatley

March 7, 2019

  The pouring rain didn’t relieve any of the pessimism surrounding the holiday. Instead of the classic red, whites, and pinks, the grey sky dulled the day.   As a child, Valentine’s Day was a highly anticipated holi...

Environmentally Friendly Water Bottles Become The New Norm

Sam Weisiger and Regan Wheatley

March 7, 2019

  Attempting to avoid the unpredictable cleanliness of school water fountains, more and more students are beginning to bring their own water bottles to school. Hydro Flask, a Bend, Oregon based company, seems to be the water ...

Freshman Awards Honor Achievements

Sam Weisiger and Erin Gylfe

March 7, 2019

  Being called up in front of a large group of people can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. What do you say? Do you look OK? Will you receive an award? Nothing to fear, Freshmen awards are here.    ...

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, Wait … It’s A Plastic Person?

Erin Gylfe and Sam Weisiger

March 7, 2019

  Mixed emotions fled the minds of students when they showed up to school and surprised with an array of ‘plastic people.’ With some placed in seemingly unreachable locations, such as roofs and second story windows, many ...

Mr. Anderson’s Tattoo

Ivy O'Donnell, Feature Writer

March 7, 2019

  For three years now, art teacher Mr. Anderson has been having students and teachers help pick out his next tattoo. This year, Gianna Cooper designed Anderson’s tattoo, and he is hoping to get it sometime next week or th...

Negative Outcomes Of Government Shutdown: TSA Safety And Sonoma’s Own

Alexis Lage, News Writer

February 11, 2019

  The forced shutdown of the federal government continued for over 5 weeks, breaking the previous record of 21 days. It affected over 400,000 federal employees who went without pay for the duration of the shutdown.   SVHS j...

Trapped In The Shutdown

Alison Perkins, Justin Cox, and Emily Barmore

February 11, 2019

With the government shutdown that lasted more than a month, worry had spread rapidly throughout the nation, as paychecks were missed and threats from the government to continue the shutdown until their demands were met, were repeatedly...

Environment Put On Hold

Ava Rognlien, Print Editor

February 11, 2019

It is no shock that the shutdown would affect US residents, but who knew it would also affect the environment?    National Geographic claims that national parks are at risk due to waste overflow and trespassers, the halting of...

Heated Debate Burns Fire Relief

Alison Perkins and Justin Cox

February 11, 2019

  Due to the government shutdown, President Donald Trump threatened to pull wildlife relief funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).   “Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for For...

Rash Decision Threatens Students’ Future

Erin Gylfe, Sam Weisiger, and Regan Wheatley

February 11, 2019

Students across the nation began to worry about their financial aid opportunities due to the recent government shutdown. Senior Erik Serbicki commented on the government recent shutdown stating, “I can see how students are worried...

Winter Rally

Sam Weisiger and Erin Gylfe

February 11, 2019

After a long two days of writing the IAB Benchmark, the SVHS Winter Rally was a fantastic way to end the week with some laughs. Sports teams showed their school spirit by making unique entrances and performing original dances....