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Cathedral of Faith considers in-person sermons after canceling them in 2020

Cathedral of Faith considers in-person sermons after canceling them in 2020

February 26, 2021

Cathedral of Faith (CoF), UPA’s campus provider and a church with campuses in San Jose, East San Jose, Morgan Hill, Milpitas, Gilroy and the Philippines,...

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

March 13, 2021: One Year Later | Aquila Broadcast

Kyla Ulug, Team Editor
March 13, 2021

The UPA campus closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 13, 2020 after a county-wide order. Junior Sainirnay Mantrala and senior Isabella Bronner speak on the experience after one year. Reporting and editing by Kyla Ulug. Videos courtesy of Janessa Ulug, Kate Feng, Evelyn Ramirez and...

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‘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
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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Why Indians should stand with the Black Lives Matter movement

Akshara Kollu, Copy Editor
September 9, 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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Connecting Worlds Through a Screen: K-pop group ENHYPEN hosts first in-person and online fanmeet
Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.

Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.

March 1, 2021

Can Guys Wear Birkenstocks? | Aquila Broadcast

Can Guys Wear Birkenstocks? | Aquila Broadcast

July 26, 2020

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Reska: The Spine of Aquila
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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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