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HVAC compressor in the Learning Center breaks down

HVAC compressor in the Learning Center breaks down

November 1, 2021

Students and teachers in the Learning Center experienced high heat due to broken air conditioning on the afternoon of Aug. 16.   Cathedral...

The first week back: Interviews with UPA students

The first week back: Interviews with UPA students

October 21, 2021

After a full year of distance learning during the 2020-2021 school year, UPA students are finally back on campus for 100% in-person learning. Let’s see...

Seven students test positive for COVID-19

Seven students test positive for COVID-19

September 28, 2021

A student tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 10. Within four weeks, six more UPA students, half of whom were vaccinated, tested positive outside of campus...

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...

Bearing Good News: Kathryn Beary joins the English department

Nadia Hines, Social Media Manager
November 16, 2021

From growing up in Sonoma County to taking astronomy courses and phonology abroad in France, Kathryn Beary has embarked on her fair share of exploring and is here to share new food recipes and plants with her students as a new middle school English teacher.   “I was born an hour north of...

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Why Brent Williams Loves History, Economics and Sociology

Chloe Luu, Reporter
October 29, 2021

Ever since new economics and sociology teacher Brent Williams was in elementary school, he was interested in history, wars and how the world works.    Williams gained perspective on what the teaching profession was like while watching his father—a retired elementary school teacher—in...

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

Shayna Tran, Web 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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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 8, 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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