Junior Trip Returns!
Junior Trip Returns!
Shibani Ghosh, Team Editor • April 16, 2023

From Feb. 13 to 16, 99 juniors visited seven colleges and saw first hand what campus life is like. The itinerary included the following colleges: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Cal State University Fullerton, UC Riverside, Cal Poly Pomona and UCLA, in which students went to two per day and one on the last day. Students started the trip by arriving at UPA campus at 5:00...

Sebastian demonstrates the functionality of her jack-in-the-box costume by going in and popping out of her cardboard box, per the emcees’ request.
ASB hosts scavenger hunt and Costume Day to celebrate Halloween
December 6, 2022

With the end of Marking Period 2 on Friday, Oct. 28, the following Monday was scheduled to be the usual Data Day, a day off for students. However,...

On March 23 Jennifer Rojas led a Parent University webinar on Emotional Regulation Part 1: Recognizing Whats Wrong.” It covered why people have emotions, why emotions being too high or too low can be harmful, tools to understand students emotions and the impact of inward emotions on mental health. (Photo by Haylie Yee.)
Parent University program holds six courses to support student guardians
May 20, 2022

UPA Founder Jackie Guevara and math teacher Jaz Dhillon created Parent University in 2011. Initially called Parent Workshops until a name change...

Nahum Hinsta (12) promposes to his girlfriend Tiffany Tran (12), and all of the male pageant contestants celebrate with him. (Photo by Mariah Myers.)
Seniors raise over $1,000 during Nuit de Monsieur
April 19, 2022

Sophomores, juniors and seniors all came together to be a part of UPA’s 2022 Male Pageant, located in the amphitheater on March 25. Director...

The two exits in the student parking lot lead to a traffic jam as it is a common place where students are picked up. (Photo by Christopher Alvarez.)
Parking Situation Frustrates Students
March 13, 2022

As you walk towards your car slowly after a tiring school day, you notice the abundance of cars lined up, fighting over parking spots and parked...

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Celina Tandon, Team Editor
February 19, 2024

It’s 7:15 AM on Tuesday, a time they dread. The sun has barely peeked over the horizon. Most students are sleeping. The few that wake up know that they can sleep for one more hour. Some are early birds and find it time to wake up. Though a select few individuals are bewildered at the fact their moms...

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The UP in UPA

Olive Luong, Design Editor
February 14, 2024

According to the UPA official website, UPA’s mission is to “prepare a diverse population of 7-12th grade students in Santa Clara County to enter and excel in the best colleges and universities in the nation.”   UPA aims to do this by focusing on academic excellence through a rigorous...

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Beyond Cats and Dogs

Yun Yun Fleishman, Reporter
February 13, 2024

Pets: the animal companions that people adopt into their families to fill their homes with life and happiness. When households adopt these pets into their lives, they bring companionship and form a special connection between the animal and the person. Most of these pets are traditional, like dogs...

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A Gilmore Girls Story: The Downfall of Rory

Shibani Ghosh, Team Editor
February 28, 2024

Gilmore Girls, an American comedy-drama directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, follows the lives of Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory Gilmore through seven seasons. As the show progresses, viewers learn more about their complex lives. I started watching this show in eighth grade, and haven’t stopped...

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Isaac Rios, Copy Editor
January 31, 2023

Since I can remember, my mother always read my school announcements in Spanish. I always found it ironic that she made me practice my reading and comprehension in Spanish but she still chose to read the original English versions of the announcements because it communicated information more accurately. “All [Spanish flyers and ads] I read are half-translated,” my mother said, explaining her rationale...

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Backpacking: Not nearly as hard as you may think

Matthew Wallace, Reporter
June 7, 2021

When some people picture backpacking, they think of people lugging heavy bags up and down mountains all day non-stop for weeks on end, resulting in sore backs and aching feet, yet the portrayals shown in popular movies and other media are rarely true in recreational backpacking. The problem occurs...

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Pick & Roll Podcast Quarantine Edition ft. Jason Plasschaert
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