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Donating to the Disadvantaged

Donating to the Disadvantaged

June 5, 2020

After years of the homeless population only growing in San Jose, the community continues to pitch in to help.  From prominent CEOs to next door neighbors,...

The Helping Hands of UPA

The Helping Hands of UPA

June 2, 2020

Their lives matter, too

Their lives matter, too

June 1, 2020

When junior Nur Ambaw was 15, he was a passenger along with two of his cousins as his older brother drove through downtown San Jose. The Lexus the boys...

Protesters evade shelter-in-place guidelines to demonstrate against COVID-19 emergency dorms for homeless

Protesters evade shelter-in-place guidelines to demonstrate against COVID-19 emergency dorms for homeless

April 28, 2020

South San Jose community members protested the construction of COVID-19 tiny homes for the homeless in District 2 on the morning of April 28, ignoring...

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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UPA: Was the Move Worth It?

Akshara Kollu
June 7, 2020

Should I go to UPA? The simple yet complex question echoed in my mind throughout the entirety of my sixth grade year.  Torn between a future at UPA and Santa Teresa High School, I made the most detailed pro/con list on the back of my flunked math test. Impulsively, I chose to attend UPA, and I have...

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Behind a Mask of Insults

Britney Stout
June 7, 2020

During their one year of playing lacrosse together, junior Adam Lawson finally got the chance to play against their biggest rival: Josh, their older brother by two years. Josh was extremely experienced, having played several more years of the competitive sport. Throughout the game, Adam repeatedly hit...

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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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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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All is fair in love and ‘1917’
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Misinterpretations?

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Misinterpretations?

May 23, 2020

A Vacation from Home

A Vacation from Home

May 15, 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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