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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

Behind the Scenes of a Rally

Behind the Scenes of a Rally

March 13, 2019

The Associated Student Body (ASB) spends several months each year planning the five rallies that take place in the gym, generally at the end of each spirit...

From Monday to Friday

From Monday to Friday

February 15, 2019

The clock ticks 8:15 and students are filing into their chairs. 50-minute periods back-to-back along with break, lunch, and passing periods add up to release...

2020 Vision of Rallies

Greg Haessner
February 14, 2020

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A Race to the Top

Romita Pakrasi
January 27, 2020

The C word. The most commonly used word at UPA. The most straightforward yet complex word. College. For some, it is a dream, and for others, it is an expectation. Either way, its impact is life changing. Students spend years doing their best in high school to get accepted into a college, so what really...

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Christmas: The Eastern Translation

Jenna Mi
December 25, 2019

A classic American Christmas brings to mind images of shimmering red, gold, green and blue lights lining neighborhood roofs, candy canes and inflatable decorations spotting front yards and paper snowflakes dotting windows. The colorful gift wrap of presents under the Christmas tree, adorned with various...

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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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A Book Over a Cellphone

Desiree Pekar
April 8, 2019

You check the time on your phone and turn on a playlist to listen to as you walk towards the doors of the library. Once inside, you put down your phone and pick up the sequel to the book you just finished. You flip to the first page and begin to read. You read until you hear on the PA system that...

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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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The Classic Rock Algorithm

Young Adult Novel Characters Crossword Puzzle

April 12, 2019

Musical Mad Libs

April 12, 2019

“Pet Trouble” Mad Libs

April 12, 2019

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