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Second COVID-19 School Closure Press Conference | Breaking News

Second COVID-19 School Closure Press Conference | Breaking News

July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on April 2, 2020. The following is a live broadcast of Executive Director David...

COVID-19 Aquila Press Conference with Executive Director David Porter | Breaking News

COVID-19 Aquila Press Conference with Executive Director David Porter | Breaking News

July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on March 14, 2020. Around 11:30 a.m., all Santa Clara County public education...

Climate Strike | Aquila News Broadcast

Climate Strike | Aquila News Broadcast

July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on Oct. 2, 2019.  In our first broadcast video of the 2019-2020 school year, Reporter...

UPA’s senior Class of 2020 celebrates graduation via YouTube video

UPA’s senior Class of 2020 celebrates graduation via YouTube video

June 23, 2020

3D Printing in Education | Aquila Broadcast

Melanie Rayas, Sheyla Escalante, and Katherine Nguyen
July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on May 20, 2020. In Dec. 2019, Science 8 and IED teacher Alan Kahn, purchased a 3D printer for use in his seventh-period “Introduction to Engineering Design” course. Take a look at this class and see how the 3D printer is being implemented. Reporting...

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National Counselors Week | Aquila Broadcast

Katherine Nguyen
July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on Feb. 26, 2020. During National Counselors Week (Feb. 3-7), we interviewed the students of UPA with the question: "Why would anyone become a school counselor?" to highlight the contribution and impact of school counselors in helping students...

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The Teenage Face of Essential Jobs

Alyssa Garcia
June 24, 2020

Walking into Walmart, new requirements resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic are unlike anything before: everybody has masks and gloves on. Customers feel the wet disinfected shopping cart through their latex gloves, then take a deep breath upon entry, inhaling the smell of surgical masks and being cautious...

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The Great Debate

Desiree Pekar
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
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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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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Can Guys Wear Birkenstocks? | Aquila Broadcast
All is fair in love and ‘1917’

All is fair in love and ‘1917’

June 5, 2020

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Misinterpretations?

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Misinterpretations?

May 23, 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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