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COVID-19 pandemic forces UPA campus closure

COVID-19 pandemic forces UPA campus closure

March 13, 2020

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) announced at 11:30 a.m. on March 13 that all public schools in Santa Clara County will be closed to...

Making History for the Wrong Reasons

Making History for the Wrong Reasons

January 25, 2020

First was Johnson, next was Clinton and now Trump. Though our country has initiated presidential impeachment proceedings fourteen times, according to the...

Just Grab and Go

Just Grab and Go

August 30, 2019

Editor’s note: The following article is a continuation of What’s in a Meal? published in Vol. VIII Issue III of Aquila’s newsmagazine. Free snacks...

National Library Week

April 12, 2019

Experiencing UPA: Teacher’s Edition

Joe Shem
April 1, 2020

From Monday to Friday in the packed and diminutive classrooms of UPA, teachers complete many feats both in front of the class and behind the scenes. Although the size of our school has been a key feature of UPA, social science teacher Katherine Poltorak also sees that it is also a drawback.  “The...

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COVID-19 from the Chinese Perspective

Jenna Mi
March 19, 2020

Driving down the desolate streets of Shanghai, few people linger by bus stops and closed storefronts. Only their eyes are visible, their mouths covered by thin films of paper. Chinese New Year seems different this year; maybe it is the lack of people in the temples or how the normally bustling streets...

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All Homework, No Play

Akhila Ayyadevara
February 25, 2020

In eighth grade, I stayed up until almost 1 a.m. for three days straight. I had an English project assigned and due that week. There was research to be done and a poster to be made, all the while trying to create art. This was the most important project at the time because it would impact my final grade...

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All Homework, No Play

Akhila Ayyadevara
February 25, 2020

In eighth grade, I stayed up until almost 1 a.m. for three days straight. I had an English project assigned and due that week. There was research to be done and a poster to be made, all the while trying to create art. This was the most important project at the time because it would impact my final grade...

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Under Pressure

Kristian Crowther
September 6, 2019

On the three orange and blue plaques hung up in every UPA classroom, students are told to be honest, accountable and to persevere in all of their academic endeavors; however, there comes a point when students may feel that breaking these very values is the only option to achieve success. “The idea...

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Katherine Nguyen and Pallavi Rajani
June 3, 2019

“Split.” “Psycho.” “Girl, Interrupted.” Hollywood movies tend to use mental health as a driving force through their characters. Often a defining characteristic of the villain, mental illnesses such as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) leave a mark on the audience—crazy people have this. But this understanding stops here. Despite the...

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Divisional Round Yahoo Picks: Fantasy Football Lineup Advice for Saturday’s NFL Playoffs DFS Tournaments
The Last Night

The Last Night

November 9, 2019

UPA girls' varsity volleyball's last home game against Nueva on Oct. 22

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Fill Your Heart
“Victorious” is ready to “Make it Shine”

“Victorious” is ready to “Make it Shine”

February 10, 2020

You’ve Got More to Give

You’ve Got More to Give

January 8, 2020

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Reska: The Spine of Aquila
The Classic Rock Algorithm

The Classic Rock Algorithm

April 12, 2019

Young Adult Novel Characters Crossword Puzzle

April 12, 2019

Musical Mad Libs

April 12, 2019

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