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New gourmet ice cream, coffee stop has a mission beyond serving tasty treats

Leah Magnuson, Staff Writer October 23, 2019

Squatch’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches and Coffee in Rohnert Park recently opened, as the new spot supports the Sozo Student Center and has been since this past July. Squatch’s is located next door to the Sozo Student Center, which is an affiliate of the Sozo Ministry. All of Squatch’s  profits help to keep the doors open to aid high school and college age students: their main focus to help support as well as provide a place for activities and opportunities. 


‘A Night with Ronn Vigh’ brings comedic shine to Bear Republic

Leah Magnuson, Staff Writer October 16, 2019

Excited guests alike enjoy a beer and a laugh at Bear Republic Brewing in Rohnert Park, hosting comedian Ronn Vigh and others for its first ever Lakeside Comedy Headliner Series on October 11th. Vigh certainly did not disappoint, keeping the crowd laughing all while Bear Republic kept the beers flowing. 


Bandjango Collectif: the local band blending array of sound, musical talent

Leah Magnuson, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

Bay Area band Bandjango Collectif recently dazzled attendees alike on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Blue Note-Napa jazz club for locals night. As the large crowd gathers together by the 9 p.m. start time to watch and enjoy Bandjango, many anticipate fulfilment of a promise from the band to be transported to “lands unknown.’’ 


Used clothing beneficial to the environment

Leah Magnuson, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

High quality clothes, cheap prices, and a sustainable industry; we can have it all, and the key to it is used clothing. We are constantly bombarded by sales and advertisements to buy, buy, buy but this type of consumption is not sustainable.


Trump wants America great, not clean

Leah Magnuson, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

The fight between Trump and California continues. 

President Trump announced that he will be revoking California’s Clean Air Act that has been in place since 1968, which allowed California to set higher air quality standards regarding emissions from motor vehicles than what is required by the federal government. Yes, our president is fighting for us to have dirtier air. His reasoning for this is for economic gain, and he states this will produce cheaper, safer cars for us to purchase. 


The Keto diet not as healthy as people think

Leah Magnuson, Staff Writer September 17, 2019

In a time where celebrities and fitness influencers alike are discussing their diets and workout routines to lose weight and look amazing, normal people can often fall down a rabbit hole of fad diets and products. Many may seem like a quick fix to lose a few pounds or build more muscle, but some can do more harm than good. 

Japan begins whaling after 30 years of peace

Leah Magnuson, Staff Writer September 17, 2019

History is repeating itself as commercial whaling resumes in Japan. 

Although there has not been a commercial whale hunt since 1986, on July 1st, a fleet was sent out with the intent to kill. This change shocked citizens since Japan left the International Whaling Commission last year that does not allow the hunting of whales. This whaling ban was put in place to allow the whale population to recover and grow, according to environmental organization Greenpeace. However, even though the last hunt occurred over 30 years ago, Japan seems to be going back to its old ways.


San Francisco Airport Bans the Sale of Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

Leah Magnuson, Staff Writer September 4, 2019

San Francisco International Airport has banned the sale of single use plastic water bottles in another effort to become zero waste by 2021. San Francisco has been viewed in the past as being radical and this ban is no different as many people are viewing it as another bold move made by the city.


HIV rates rise among straight people due to lack of testing

Leah Magnuson, Staff Writer August 28, 2019

A study posted by LQTBQ Nation that was conducted by the Kirby Institute stated that although the rate of HIV has slowed among gay and bisexual men, the same is not true for straight men; and it’s not because straight men are getting laid more often. 

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