Behind the Scenes of a Rally

Behind the Scenes of a Rally

Julia Wong

March 13, 2019


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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 week excluding the senior send-off rally. ASB can start planning for a normal rally one or two months in advance, according to senior Francesca D...

From Monday to Friday

From Monday to Friday

Desiree Pekar, Reporter

February 15, 2019


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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 for middle school students at 2:35 and high school students at 3:31. The decision of switching the 1-7 schedule from Monday to Friday was well-...

Danger, Content Banned.

Danger, Content Banned.

Colin Updyke-Welch, Reporter

February 14, 2019


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On Jan. 15, YouTube released its new policies regarding videos featuring dangerous and harmful pranks and challenges. The company has officially banned content that contains challenges with apparent risk of harm or even death to any of the participants, and the act of challenging others has also be...

Silenced

Silenced

Vrinda Vutukury and Farah Noor

February 13, 2019


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Surf Club Makes Waves

Surf Club Makes Waves

Katherine Nguyen, Copy Editor

February 12, 2019


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On a Tuesday afternoon, students cluster in the Johns Hopkins classroom to review surfing safety rules. One of UPA’s newest club additions—the Surf Club—was founded by freshman Hannah Janse and junior Aaron Janse on Sept. 21, 2018. As one of the few sports clubs at UPA, it has sparked interest...

New Clubs for a New Start

New Clubs for a New Start

Jenica Pham, Reporter

February 7, 2019


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Some people feel anxious when they first attend UPA, and they might not know if they will find a place to belong to in this new school environment. But a variety of new clubs have been established at school tailored to the interests of the student body. If students want to learn more about Vietnames...

Movie Night: A Tradition Not Forgotten

Movie Night: A Tradition Not Forgotten

Betty Nguyen, Reporter

January 21, 2019


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Jenica Pham Once a tradition at UPA since 2010, Movie Night enabled students to watch the latest blockbuster films with their friends and family. The films shown at Movie Night included “Wonder Women,” “Shrek,” “Maze Runner” and more. Additionally, students earned volunteer hours by s...

Comedy: A New Type of Sport

Comedy: A New Type of Sport

Emily Hung, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2019


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The whistle sounds. “Reverse,” Christine Welsh-Buck, the coordinator for UPA’s ComedySportz high school league team, says. The players on stage—seventh graders Nicole Eike, Adam Janse and freshman Julia Wong—perform their actions in reverse as their teammates watch, dissolving in laug...

All Blue

All Blue

Kristian Crowther, Multimedia Manager

November 17, 2018


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At around 10 a.m on Nov. 16, just as the ten-minute break was about to end, students in the Learning Center found themselves shoved inside random classrooms by faculty. On the final day of instruction before the highly anticipated Thanksgiving break, the heavy smoke outside was not the only threat th...

Smoke, the New Bay Area Norm

Smoke, the New Bay Area Norm

Betty Nguyen, Reporter

November 17, 2018


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Smoke from the recent wildfire — Camp Fire — in Butte County is drifting into areas all the way to San Jose. As a result, schools from around the Bay Area canceled classes on Nov. 16, but UPA  — located in Santa Clara County — continued school despite poor air quality, leaving students...

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...

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