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Accident outside of UPA leaves at least one injured, impacts students’ arrival time

Accident outside of UPA leaves at least one injured, impacts students’ arrival time

September 21, 2021

A car accident occurred at the corner of Canoas Garden and Curtner on the morning of Aug. 19. A silver Volkswagen Beetle and a white Honda CRV were...

Blast from the Past: The Class of 2021 graduates

Blast from the Past: The Class of 2021 graduates

September 7, 2021

On June 3, the 90 graduates in the Class of 2021 did not drive up in their cars awaiting their high school diploma like the Class of 2020 did. Instead,...

San Jose Sacred Heart food bank persists operations during COVID-19

San Jose Sacred Heart food bank persists operations during COVID-19

May 25, 2021

Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the Sacred Heart Community Service in Santa Clara County. We go in-depth about challenges faced, additions to...

Board of Trustees discuss reopening plans, a teacher stipend and academic support at meeting on Feb. 25

Board of Trustees discuss reopening plans, a teacher stipend and academic support at meeting on Feb. 25

March 25, 2021

The UPA Board of Trustees met on Feb. 25 to discuss reopening plans, renew the budget, approve a one-time teacher stipend and share new ways staff...

Angela Pasquinelli, lover of books, movies, Broadway and TV, joins the English Department

Shayna Tran, Social Media Manager
October 5, 2021

On a typical Saturday evening, an eight-year-old Angela Pasquinelli could be seen reenacting school, lecturing and reading books to her four Cabbage Patch kids lined up against the wall. She always wanted to become a teacher, but she did not know what kind of teacher she wanted to be until she met Ms....

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Deana Arnold’s Shift from Geneticist to Middle School Science Teacher

Haylie Yee, Team Editor
September 22, 2021

A young, high school-aged version of new middle school science teacher Deana Arnold nearly cried over her trigonometry homework. Luckily, she found a solution in the form of Mr. Howard—her math teacher for all four years at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, California. Arnold would meet Howard every...

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“I want to be the support system I wish I had”: Why Makenna Welch decided to take on working with youth

Shayna Tran, Social Media Manager
June 10, 2021

Makenna Welch started working as UPA’s Support Services Specialist in January 2021. She helps students who are struggling mentally and academically by connecting students with school counselors and holding meetings with their teachers to find the best way to support them through the end of the...

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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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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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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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The Alisa and Cindy Podcast ft. Maryann Huynh
Connecting Worlds Through a Screen: K-pop group ENHYPEN hosts first in-person and online fanmeet

Connecting Worlds Through a Screen: K-pop group ENHYPEN hosts first in-person and online fanmeet

March 9, 2021

Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.

Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.

March 1, 2021

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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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