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Will We Return to Distance Learning?
Featureby Aiden Griffin
As the COVID-19 omicron variant rapidly swept through Petaluma High and the community at large, students wondered if a return to distance learning was inevitable. However, it takes certain permissions from the state government to allow online learning, so the likelihood of such a move is low.
What Masks are Better?
Featureby Emily Lara
Wearing masks is not a new concept; these past few years, it has become commonplace to see a variety of masks on the faces around us. Everyone has different opinions when it comes to wearing a certain type. Some prefer cloth masks over surgical, and some might prefer KN95 over both.
The War of The Eggs
Featureby Destry Schultz
The shortages experienced by San Franciscans during the mid 1800s due to the California Gold Rush drove many to seek alternative means of getting food. The influx of people during this time and the skyrocketing food prices had led them to a chain of islands where sea birds nested, and made people desperate enough to kill for their eggs.
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Phoenix Teen Clinic Reopens
Featureby Stella Frances
Petaluma’s Phoenix Theater is more than a music venue and social hub — its teen health clinic offers free and confidential healthcare for youth ages 12-25.
The Phoenix’s clinic is a valuable asset to the town and teens of Petaluma, especially during the holiday season when school and other activities are on pause. It is vital to be able to reach out for help, particularly when it comes to sexual health. To utilize this resource, stop by the Phoenix Theater at 201Washington St. in downtown Petaluma on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:50 p.m., or reach out to them through Instagram direct message (@phoenixteenclinic) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuning in to Petaluma’s Music Scene: Meet Eject Button
Columnby Stella Frances
Petaluma’s music scene is far more intricate than meets the eye, and being a live music fan myself, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that some of Petaluma’s favorite bands consist of our very own Petaluma High students. Among the many talented acts, however, one band particularly stands out: the neoteric Eject Button.
Consumerism, fast fashion and trends, oh my!
Featureby Sophia Paul
On an app where the allotted time per video averages 15 seconds, it is no wonder that TikTok has quickly become our fast-paced society’s favorite way to spend free time and connect with each other. With TikTok’s brisk nature, it is responsible for many short-lived trends.
Finals Affect on Mental Health
Opinionby Remy Lakritz
As finals approach, staying up late, mental exhaustion and mental breakdowns become the norm for students across the nation. Finals are the most important tests of the year, and the way the tests are set up causes unnecessary stress.
Opinion by Destry Schultz
The systems used by social media companies to hook people's attention and keep them browsing has been effectively weaponized as a way to expose them to even more unhinged conspiracy theories and ideologies. Every person reading this has had their lives subtly influenced by the spread of QAnon and movements like it, whether they know it or not. Online spaces can effectively become echo chambers for those willing to spread false information to their flock of followers, meaning anything contrary to the established narrative is quickly shut down and ignored.