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Schedule complications arise after counselor resignation

Schedule complications arise after counselor resignation

November 20, 2021

Counselor Juan Mendoza-Romero resigned from UPA on Aug. 6—three days before the 2021-2022 school year began—for reasons unknown.  Paraeducator...

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...

Senior foreign exchange student Smilla Arehult navigates high school while pursuing her interests in basketball

Ria Pandey, Copy Editor
December 20, 2021

Upon completing her elementary and primary high school education in Stockholm, Sweden, Smilla Arehult moved to San Jose in early August 2021 to experience American high school education at UPA as a transfer student starting on Aug. 9. Her preference for warmer weather and close proximity to the coast...

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Fashion enthusiast Jessica Hernandez joins counseling department

Abhishek Mynam, Co-Multimedia Manager
December 16, 2021

Second-generation immigrant Jessica Hernandez, UPA's newest academic counselor, was the first to attend college in her family.   “I had to be a role model in a sense to my younger siblings,” Hernandez said. “But that often involves being the first one to navigate through different spheres...

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From China to Thailand to UPA: How Yuqing Xia’s Love For Teaching Formed

Amanda Reboredo, Publicity Manager
December 3, 2021

Inspired by the rest of her family, most of whom were educators, math teacher Yuqing Xia has known she wanted to be a teacher since childhood.    She grew up speaking Mandarin, learned English, and found herself excelling in her academics.   She considered her childhood to be a...

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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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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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The Classic Rock Algorithm

April 12, 2019

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