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UPA students discuss the skills they learned while holding down a job during summer.
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...

Orchestrating Experiments: Elisheva Bailey

Bailey poses at her desk in MIT, where she teaches biology.
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...

From College to Teaching College-Level Courses

Science teacher Vivien Chern smiles at the front desk in the classroom where she teaches AP Biology, Cal.
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...

From High School to College to High School

#10 Gong-Guy tips a ball over the volleyball net in a 2011 home game. Photo courtesy of Steve Guevara.
UPA alumni speak about their experiences coming back to teach at their alma mater.
September 6, 2019

One fateful day involved a total of 18 sushi rolls, eight orders of nigiri and too many handrolls to keep track of shared by two former high school classmates. Roughly two years ago, math teacher Kevin...

A Look Into the Teenage Mind

A Look Into the Teenage Mind
May 26, 2019

She’s been having a really off day lately, and she feels like she’s going to scream. She decides to go to her counselor. She walks into Mrs. Ryan’s room, sighing loudly. She sits down and starts...

Mental Illness at UPA | Episode 3

Mental Illness at UPA | Episode 3
May 1, 2019

In the third installment of "Mental Illness at UPA", Reporter Farah Noor, and Publicity Manager Rasleen Saran discuss with a UPA student about their battle with keeping their mental health...

Mental Illness at UPA | Episode 2

Mental Illness at UPA | Episode 2
April 27, 2019

In the second installment of "Mental Illness at UPA", Reporter Farah Noor and Publicity Manager Rasleen Saran discuss with UPA students about keeping their mental health stable and even battles students...

Mental Illness at UPA | Episode 1

Mental Illness at UPA | Episode 1
April 27, 2019

In our newest podcast series hosted by Reporter Farah Noor and Publicity Manager Rasleen Saran, the two interview different UPA students about keeping their mental health stable and even battles students...

Not What They Seem

Not What They Seem
Uncovering the truth behind impersonation on Instagram
April 19, 2019

Instagram has grown in popularity since its inception in 2010, garnering more than 1 billion active users in 2018. These accounts take many forms. While the majority are personal accounts, others include...

Lights in the Night

Lights in the Night
April 17, 2019

Academic Competition Leads To Stress

The best for college or the best for ourselves
April 16, 2019

UCLA. Stanford. UC Berkeley. Northwestern. Harvard. Yale. Attending distinguished colleges such as these is most students’ main goal that may motivate them to be academically competitive. From...

A New Taste in AP’s

A New Taste in AP's
Highlighting the views and importance of AP Capstone
April 12, 2019

The AP Capstone program, released in the fall of 2014, was officially approved as a class for UPA’s course load in the 2017-18 school year, making UPA one of the 1,500 out of 27,000 high schools in the...

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