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Science Alliance holds first virtual Science Fair

Science Alliance holds first virtual Science Fair

February 24, 2021

From engineering an artificial blood stream to programming an app that detects skin moisture levels to avoid dehydration, students researched and presented...

Finals look different after first full semester of distance learning

Finals look different after first full semester of distance learning

February 4, 2021

Capping off the first full semester of distance learning, finals were held on the week of Dec. 14. Even though students at UPA have learned remotely...

Student Politics, Visualized

Student Politics, Visualized

January 22, 2021

First UPA student to test positive for COVID-19 reported

First UPA student to test positive for COVID-19 reported

December 12, 2020

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student at UPA was announced by Executive Director David Porter in an email to the UPA community on...

‘There’s no one easy solution’: How Green Team established a recycling system, their thoughts on Biden’s climate strategy and hopes for the future

Jenna Plasschaert, Team Editor, Publicity Manager
February 10, 2021

Bright blue plastic bins sit in classrooms at UPA. With the three white arrows forming an unmistakable triangle, these recycling bins get filled with bottles and cans before being emptied every Friday and sorted once a month by Green Team, an environmental club led by seniors Kylie Malone and Adam...

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‘It kind of sounds like poetry’: Student rapper Young Kristo releases his first album, ‘COLD HEARTED’

Akshara Kollu, Copy Editor
January 28, 2021

Sophomore Christopher Coquilla joked about being a rapper on SoundCloud, an open audio and music platform, near the end of his freshman year. “I just kept telling everyone, ‘Oh I’m going to be a SoundCloud rapper in the summer,’” Coquilla said. He polled his followers on an Instagram...

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Why Indians should stand with the Black Lives Matter movement

Akshara Kollu, Copy Editor
September 8, 2020

The Gandhi Mahal, a Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant in Minneapolis, was set aflame on May 9 amid the protests and riots regarding Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the unjust treatment of George Floyd, amid crimes against other Black citizens. Yet Ruhel Islam, the owner of the restaurant, continued to stand...

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The Great Debate

Desiree Pekar, Editor
May 29, 2020

Music blasts in the gym. Students cheer on the Guzaarish dancers. After Guzaarish ends, students clap for the cheer team as they watch them create a variety of formations. Then, a flyer is lifted up into the air, supported by two girls at the base. But what the audience cannot see is the sweat that...

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Under Pressure

Kristian Crowther, Co-Editor-in-Chief
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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Pick & Roll Podcast Quarantine Edition ft. Jason Plasschaert
Pick & Roll Podcast | Season Conclusion 2020

Pick & Roll Podcast | Season Conclusion 2020

July 26, 2020

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All is fair in love and ‘1917’

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June 5, 2020

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Misinterpretations?

May 23, 2020

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April 12, 2019

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