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Improvements and New Policies on the Horizon

July 1, 2018

In November 2017, UPA selected students from every grade level to participate in the first school-wide focus groups....

News Brief: PowerSchool to Replace Schoology Next School Year

June 23, 2018

In the 2018-2019 school year, students will no longer be using Schoology to check their grades or receive announcements....

News Brief: 17 Minutes for 17 Victims

News Brief: 17 Minutes for 17 Victims

April 14, 2018

Seventeen people were killed by shooter Nikolas Cruz on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

News Brief: The World in One Mind

News Brief: The World in One Mind

March 12, 2018

During lunch on Jan. 26 and 30, eighth grader Andrew Crabtree and the members of the Geography Club sat...

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The Real Life “Crossy Road” Experience

Ruchika Singla, In-Depth Editor
June 8, 2018

Thirteen and a half years. We had been preparing for 13 and a half years to enter the realm of adulthood by stepping into the next phase of our life: college. We crammed every bit of those 13 and a half years into a 350 word essay, a brief resume, a portfolio. We, taking information from past decision trends based on statistics and extracurriculars, were predicting, almost expecting, that...

Emily Hung, Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2018

In light of increasing tension around the issue of sexual harassment, victims of harassment who have exposed their perpetrators—also known as Silence Breakers—are setting the example on an issue that could easily shame those harmed into silence. Earlier this school year, two students were disciplined after writing fictional stories sexually harassing members of the UPA community, and it had...

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Delving Into the World of Science and Anime

Emily Hung, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 20, 2018

His eyes dart around behind his black-rimmed glasses, with his dark hair pulled back in a bun. Reo Sato sits on the four-legged stool in front of his chemistry class, sharing his knowledge of the subject with his students. Little do they know that he was almost five years old when he moved from Japan to the Bay Area where his father had received a job offer as a software engineer. Sato did not know...

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From Training Dogs to Teaching Students

Emily Hung, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 18, 2018

When Aislinn Reid received a job offer as a world geography teacher at UPA, she decided to leave behind her border collies — Skye and Ayr — at her home in Long Beach. She recently moved into a room in Campbell to begin her teaching career here.   Reid had applied to 52 jobs located as far as the Oregon border to down south in San Diego, and she had been interviewed six times. With a double...

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Spicing Up the Spanish Department

Bianca Lang, Social Media Manager
November 17, 2017

Aimee Verapinto, one of UPA’s new Spanish teachers, teaches Spanish 2 and Spanish Immersion. Although she grew up in the Bay Area, she received her undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. Upon returning to the Bay Area, she obtained her master’s degree at Santa Clara University. Before teaching at UPA, Verapinto taught at Willow Glen High School, and prior to her time...

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