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Seniors raise over $1,000 during Nuit de Monsieur

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 of Community...

Parking Situation Frustrates Students

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 in the...

Poor facilities hinder teaching

Poor facilities hinder teaching

February 11, 2022

Transitioning back to in-person schooling has brought a slew of trials and tribulations for UPA staff and students, one of them being the poor Wi-Fi on...

Fake ASB account shares racist posts to followers

Fake ASB account shares racist posts to followers

January 14, 2022

A fake UPA Associated Student Body (ASB) account was created on Oct. 1 and immediately requested to follow UPA students. The account, whose posts contained...

Daniella Alvarez, Reporter
May 31, 2022

On a Tuesday morning, you can find Laura Gordon Reska in Johns Hopkins at 7 a.m.,  with the “Breakfast Club”, the ASB leadership who eat breakfast in the mornings together as they hold their meetings. Laura Gordon Reska, former journalism adviser from August 2013 to June 2021 and English teacher from August 2013 to June 2018, has assumed the new role of Director of Community Development. She sees...

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Teddy Bears and Spider-Man: The impact of social media influencers on UPA students

Mariah Myers, Reporter
March 22, 2022

Junior Naomi Abtew enjoys spending her free time browsing social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram, gaining inspiration from influencers and finding new fashion trends that help her express herself.   Abtew attributes her love for fashion to Emma Chamberlain, a Gen Z fashion...

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An Inside Look at Father-Daughter Duo Mia and Steve

Aidan Beaver, Reporter
March 13, 2022

Senior Mia Guevara has two words to describe her relationship with her father, history teacher Steve Guevara: best friends.   “We're very close,” Mia said. “If he's available, I'll go say hi to him, so it is really nice to have him here. It's a very unique experience; I wouldn't get...

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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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