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National Library Week

April 12, 2019

Behind the Scenes of a Rally

Behind the Scenes of a Rally

March 13, 2019

The Associated Student Body (ASB) spends several months each year planning the five rallies that take place in the gym, generally at the end of each spirit...

From Monday to Friday

From Monday to Friday

February 15, 2019

The clock ticks 8:15 and students are filing into their chairs. 50-minute periods back-to-back along with break, lunch, and passing periods add up to release...

Danger, Content Banned.

Danger, Content Banned.

February 14, 2019

On Jan. 15, YouTube released its new policies regarding videos featuring dangerous and harmful pranks and challenges. The company has officially banned...

Life Lessons Served Sunny

Greg Haessner
November 1, 2019

Teenagers working a summer job is a widespread occurrence that is only on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 56.2% of young people (16 to 24-year-olds) were employed between April and July 2019. This is an increase from the 55% of young people employed who were employed during the same...

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Orchestrating Experiments: Elisheva Bailey

Desiree Pekar
September 23, 2019

Elisheva Bailey steps into a space immersed in music. One side of the room is filled with the deep sound of the tuba and the jazzy noise of the saxophone. On the other side she hears the precision of violinists using their bows to emit music off the strings alongside the high-pitched sound of the flute.  Outside...

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From College to Teaching College-Level Courses

Jenna Plasschaert
September 20, 2019

Vivien Chern, one of the newest additions to UPA’s science department, will be affected by a spelling error for the rest of her life. When her great uncle came to the United States from Taiwan, his name was incorrectly documented and the mistake has been passed down through generations. The “R”...

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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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Katherine Nguyen and Pallavi Rajani
June 3, 2019

“Split.” “Psycho.” “Girl, Interrupted.” Hollywood movies tend to use mental health as a driving force through their characters. Often a defining characteristic of the villain, mental illnesses such as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) leave a mark on the audience—crazy people have this. But this understanding stops here. Despite the...

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A Book Over a Cellphone

Desiree Pekar
April 8, 2019

You check the time on your phone and turn on a playlist to listen to as you walk towards the doors of the library. Once inside, you put down your phone and pick up the sequel to the book you just finished. You flip to the first page and begin to read. You read until you hear on the PA system that...

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The Last Night
Touchdown!

Touchdown!

October 14, 2019

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“Lover” or Hate: Taylor Swift’s Newest Album
Pinker Perspective

Pinker Perspective

May 29, 2019

Eggcellent Ravioli

Eggcellent Ravioli

May 13, 2019

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The Classic Rock Algorithm

Young Adult Novel Characters Crossword Puzzle

April 12, 2019

Musical Mad Libs

April 12, 2019

“Pet Trouble” Mad Libs

April 12, 2019

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