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First year at college a study in self-discovery

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series about freshman college life by Hannah Croft, who graduated last year from Santa Rosa High School and is attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. By HANNAH CROFT So I’m done with my first year of college. Does that sound weird to you? Because I really can’t wrap my head around that idea. A year ago, I was literally carefree, a freshly graduated camp counselor whose biggest concern was what pair… Read More »

Making that first year of college great

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series about college life by Hannah Croft, who graduated last year from Santa Rosa High School and is a freshman at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. By HANNAH CROFT I’m more than halfway done with my first year of college. That is a shocking statement. What’s more shocking is how vividly I remember my first weeks here, like they weren’t months ago, but rather, just a few days ago. Time flies… Read More »

College life moves at breakneck pace — in a good way

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the latest in a series about college life by Hannah Croft, who graduated last June from Santa Rosa High School and is a freshman at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. By HANNAH CROFT I’m back at school with a quarter of college under my belt. I have a ton of stories to tell, but I can’t quite decide how. They’re those “you had to be there” kind of shenanigans and, quite frankly, you weren’t there.… Read More »

College life: Quite busy but a pleasant surprise

Editor’s note: Hannah Croft graduated from Santa Rosa High School last June and is a freshman at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. By HANNAH CROFT SPECIAL TO TEEN LIFE It’s hard to believe I’ve been here for nearly nine weeks. I was hoping to update Teen Life much sooner about college life, but to be completely honest, I’m too busy. I am scrambling to finish my stories for the Mustang Daily, on top of my journalism class. I’m writing… Read More »

Making it through the all-important senior year

Editor’s note: Hannah Croft graduated in May from Santa Rosa High School and later this month starts classes at Cal Poly, where she’ll be majoring in journalism. By HANNAH CROFT Seniors, listen up. I’m only going to say this once. Senior year is by far the most fun you could possibly have at high school. But it’s also, undoubtedly, the most stressful year of high school. The trick is finding the balance between going all-out for homecoming and bending over… Read More »

Santa Rosa High School loses another principal

by Hannah Croft SRHS will soon see its third principal this year. Interim principal Sue Sion’s term is up, and her last day was Friday, February 19. Sion didn’t expect to leave so early – she had hoped to finish out the school year. “I had hoped to stay longer,” she said. Sion looks back fondly on her short time at SRHS. She described leaving as “bittersweet.” She created strong relationships with many faculty members, as well as students. “I… Read More »