Official ASB Account Impersonated

Official ASB Account Impersonated

Emily Hung, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2018


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The Associated Student Body (ASB) has been using its Instagram page, @upa.asb, this school year to inform both students and teachers about upcoming events such as dances, spirit weeks and carnivals. On the night of Nov. 11, ASB members were notified that their Instagram account had been impersonated. For the fi...

Relentless Matchmaking, Conquering Hardships on Stage

Relentless Matchmaking, Conquering Hardships on Stage

Natalia Alvarez, Staff Writer

July 11, 2018


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Actors gathered in the Horton on March 17, 23 and 24 to finish setting up or to invite guests into the auditorium for the show Emma!. The cast’s family members and friends arrived to see the work put into the production rehearsals, which started in December 2017. The play, based on a versi...

Improvements and New Policies on the Horizon

Emily Hung, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2018


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In November 2017, UPA selected students from every grade level to participate in the first school-wide focus groups. In the span of four meetings, students and Director of Student Services Andrew Yau came together to decide on improvements and new policies to implement in the upcoming 2018-2019 s...

News Brief: PowerSchool to Replace Schoology Next School Year

Natalia Alvarez, Staff Writer

June 23, 2018


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In the 2018-2019 school year, students will no longer be using Schoology to check their grades or receive announcements. This year, math and computer science teacher Nicole Sebek attended trainings and participated in trying out PowerSchool Unified Classroom to identify its benefits and determ...

News Brief: 17 Minutes for 17 Victims

News Brief: 17 Minutes for 17 Victims

Bianca Lang, Social Media Manager

April 14, 2018


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Seventeen people were killed by shooter Nikolas Cruz on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. ​To remember those who died, UPA students and staff were encouraged to participate in a voluntary school walkout on March 14, one month after the Parkland shooting. They stood in s...

News Brief: The World in One Mind

News Brief: The World in One Mind

Natalia Alvarez, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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During lunch on Jan. 26 and 30, eighth grader Andrew Crabtree and the members of the Geography Club sat in Harvard participating in the Geography Bee. Crabtree enjoys learning about different aspects of the world and competing against others, which led him to create this year’s Geography...

DRO-PR for Victims of Hurricane Maria

DRO-PR for Victims of Hurricane Maria

Ruchika Singla, In-Depth Editor

March 5, 2018


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Major Leagues Hacking organized a twenty-four hour hackathon for female high schoolers in the Bay Area, hosted at Medallia--a software company--from Jan. 27 to 28. When freshman Kaitlin White’s father suggested that she enter the free contest, White did not know what to expect. She had ...

Curing Blood One Note at a Time

Curing Blood One Note at a Time

Kristian Crowther, Eagle Life Editor

February 10, 2018


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People say ‘laughter is the best medicine,’ but for one group at UPA willing to make a difference, they challenge that idea with the power of music. On Feb. 10, Team CUREblood of the Student of the Year Challenge for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, led by juniors Amy Kumar, Tanvir Sandh...

Opening Doors, Opening Opportunities

Annie Zhang, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


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On Saturday Jan. 27, UPA welcomed prospective students and their parents during its annual Open House as part of the requirements to enter the school’s lottery process, which will take place on March 6. A way to introduce the students and their parents to the typical schedule of a student attending...

Restricting the Freedom of the Internet

Emily Hung, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2017


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Students and teachers complain when UPA restricts them access to certain websites or when the Wi-Fi speed lags. In other words, they take for granted their freedom to access the internet. Now a Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote of 3-2 on Dec. 14 has repealed net n...

D-A-C-A, It’s So Much More Than Just Four Letters

Nicole Rendler, Managing Editor

November 6, 2017


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On Thursday Oct. 5, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that officially made California a sanctuary state. This bill limits the ability of the state and local governments to question, hold or transfer people involved in immigration cases. According to the Los Angeles Times, California houses...

San Jose Police Experiences Shortage

Bianca Lang, Social Media Manager

December 15, 2016


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Members of the San Jose Police Department are booking overtime to keep up with the shortage of officers. The SJPD believes it needs at least 500 officers for a city with more than a million people, but according to ABC News, it only has 413. The SJPD declared a state of emergency on September 11...

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