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Can Guys Wear Birkenstocks? | Aquila Broadcast

Can Guys Wear Birkenstocks? | Aquila Broadcast

Dylan Ziegler, Luca Scarra, and Evelyn Ramirez

July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on Jan. 6, 2020.  Dylan Ziegler asks UPA students the question that really matters: Can guys wear Birkenstocks? Reporting by Dylan Ziegler, Sports Editor. Video by Luca Scarra, Social Media Manager. Editing by Evelyn Ramirez, R...

All is fair in love and ‘1917’

George MacKay stands as Lance Corporal Schofield in a World War I trench.

Akhila Ayyadevara

June 5, 2020

“1917” is an Oscar-winning movie of 2020 whose awards are well-deserved. The movie is a war-time drama based on World War I and, as the title suggests, is set in the year 1917. It follows two characters, Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) as th...

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Misinterpretations?

This Netflix advertisement includes images of Doc Antle, Carole Baskin and intended hitman Allen Glover. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Akshara Kollu

May 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers of the Netflix original show “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” The most-watched show Netflix program in March for nearly two weeks, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” is a shocking docuseries that follows the life of big cat bre...

A Vacation from Home

A television inside a house shows the game “Animal Crossing” displayed with an avatar joyfully fishing on the shore of a beach.

Melanie Rayas

May 15, 2020

If you have been on the internet for the past few months, you have likely heard about “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” a video game developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch that was released on March 20.  The game is the fifth and most recent installment of the “Animal Crossing” ser...

Starbucks From Home

Starbucks From Home

Romita Pakrasi

May 14, 2020

Although sitting in Starbucks with your favorite drink and snack is no longer an option because of COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions, these food and drinks can still be made from home. These recipes are dupes for the food and drinks found at Starbucks that I have taste-tested. Flavorful Food C...

Dark Times, Bright Places

Finch looks at Markey after they finish swimming at the Blue Hole, a lake in Indiana. Photo courtesy of Walter Thomson/Netflix.

Jenna Plasschaert

April 20, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers of the Netflix original film “All the Bright Places” (2020). Trigger warning: Mentions of suicide. “What are you doing?”  Theodore Finch (Justice Smith) stops running and takes off his headphones when he sees his classmate Violet Markey (Elle Fann...

Coffee in Quarantine

The Dalgona coffee all put together.

Chelsea Nguyen

April 13, 2020

Dalgona coffee, based on the Korean toffee candy, is the latest beverage trending across multiple social media platforms. It is very simple to make because the coffee mixture contains only three ingredients: any type of instant coffee, granulated white sugar and water. This recipe uses Nescafe Taster...

Fill Your Heart

These cookies are a perfect way to show your admiration from someone this Valentine's Day. The cinnamon baked into the cookies adds a layer of depth to your average sugar cookie.

Romita Pakrasi

February 14, 2020

Yield: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cups unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon Frosting and sprinkles Directions Soften the butter by leaving it in a room-temperature envi...

“Victorious” is ready to “Make it Shine”

Pictured: Robbie Sharpio (Matt Bennett), Jade West (Elizabeth Gillies), Andre Harris (LeonThomas III), Tori Vega (Victoria Justice), Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande), Beck Oliver (Avan Jogia) and Trina Vega (Daniella Monet). Photo courtesy of Aaron Warkov/Nickeloedeon.

Alyssa Garcia

February 10, 2020

It’s 2010. With silly bands on her wrist and a McDonald’s Kids Bop CD in her hand, freshman Reya Yeddula turns on the TV to find Tori Vega dancing on stage at Hollywood Arts high school. Now, it is November 2019 and Reya opens her phone and finds “Victorious” on her Netflix home page. Sudden...

You’ve Got More to Give

The words in the image are from the first lyrics of the movie’s song “Stand Tall” by Voila ft. Ava Michelle. Digital Illustration by Betty Nguyen.

Betty Nguyen

January 8, 2020

Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers of the Netflix original film “Tall Girl” (2019). Our words are powerful; they can either make someone’s day or break it. For one tall girl, the teasing words “How’s the weather up there?” shrink her in stature and confidence.  “Tall ...

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

Taken in 2010, a five-year-old Alexandra shows off her Zuzu pet and unbrushed bangs, the same year Swift debuted bangs of her own.

Alexandra Rozmarin

September 23, 2019

For over a decade, Taylor Swift has dominated the pop charts, and over a decade, she has influenced the lives of young girls. Like the time I got bangs in kindergarten because Swift had bangs, disregarding the fact that my face shape does not suit the hairstyle. Her seventh and most recent albu...

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