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ASB hosts scavenger hunt and Costume Day to celebrate Halloween

ASB hosts scavenger hunt and Costume Day to celebrate Halloween

December 6, 2022

With the end of Marking Period 2 on Friday, Oct. 28, the following Monday was scheduled to be the usual Data Day, a day off for students. However, this...

Parent University program holds six courses to support student guardians

Parent University program holds six courses to support student guardians

May 20, 2022

UPA Founder Jackie Guevara and math teacher Jaz Dhillon created Parent University in 2011. Initially called Parent Workshops until a name change in 2017,...

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...

Interested in Applying for ASB?

Celina Tandon, Team Editor
February 19, 2024

It’s 7:15 AM on Tuesday, a time they dread. The sun has barely peeked over the horizon. Most students are sleeping. The few that wake up know that they can sleep for one more hour. Some are early birds and find it time to wake up. Though a select few individuals are bewildered at the fact their moms...

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The UP in UPA

Olive Luong, Design Editor
February 14, 2024

According to the UPA official website, UPA’s mission is to “prepare a diverse population of 7-12th grade students in Santa Clara County to enter and excel in the best colleges and universities in the nation.”   UPA aims to do this by focusing on academic excellence through a rigorous...

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Beyond Cats and Dogs

Yun Yun Fleishman, Reporter
February 13, 2024

Pets: the animal companions that people adopt into their families to fill their homes with life and happiness. When households adopt these pets into their lives, they bring companionship and form a special connection between the animal and the person. Most of these pets are traditional, like dogs...

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Isaac Rios, Copy Editor
January 31, 2023

Since I can remember, my mother always read my school announcements in Spanish. I always found it ironic that she made me practice my reading and comprehension in Spanish but she still chose to read the original English versions of the announcements because it communicated information more accurately. “All [Spanish flyers and ads] I read are half-translated,” my mother said, explaining her rationale...

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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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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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Ayurveda: Another form of Mental and Physical Awareness
Snack Swap Shop

Snack Swap Shop

April 29, 2023

The 1975 At Home

The 1975 At Home

April 7, 2023

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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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