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Distance Learning on Campus | Aquila Broadcast

Distance Learning on Campus | Aquila Broadcast

December 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new safety protocols have been added to UPA's campus for future in-person instruction. Take a look into how students...

San Francisco holds Women’s March during pandemic

San Francisco holds Women’s March during pandemic

November 13, 2020

Half of student body attends first-ever virtual rally

Half of student body attends first-ever virtual rally

September 22, 2020

UPA’s Associated Student Body (ASB) held its first rally since January via Zoom on Sept. 4, the first virtual rally in school history. ASB also hosted...

Senior seminar looks different after counselor Sandra Trotch’s retirement

Senior seminar looks different after counselor Sandra Trotch’s retirement

September 17, 2020

Sandra Trotch, UPA’s junior and senior counselor and AP English Language and Composition teacher since 2008, retired July 1. When seniors learned of...

Divided We Stand: How political stances shape UPA

Vidya Achar
December 8, 2020

As a result of the November election, tension and bitterness run high on both sides of the political spectrum. At UPA, several students are struggling to maintain relationships because of differences in political beliefs. Impact on Relationships “I think [different political views] will definitely...

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College Looks Different for UPA’s Class of 2020

Akshara Kollu, Copy Editor
December 3, 2020

After finishing the remainder of their senior year online, UPA’s Class of 2020 has started college, albeit differently than how they had imagined when they first applied. For liberal studies major Hannah Van Gelder, a freshman at Marymount Manhattan College, going to college meant flying to...

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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
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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Under Pressure

Kristian Crowther
September 6, 2019

On the three orange and blue plaques hung up in every UPA classroom, students are told to be honest, accountable and to persevere in all of their academic endeavors; however, there comes a point when students may feel that breaking these very values is the only option to achieve success. “The idea...

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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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Can Guys Wear Birkenstocks? | Aquila Broadcast
All is fair in love and ‘1917’

All is fair in love and ‘1917’

June 5, 2020

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Misinterpretations?

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Misinterpretations?

May 23, 2020

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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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