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COVID-19 Update | UPA to ‘Pass or Fail’ Grading System | Aquila Press Conference

COVID-19 Update | UPA to 'Pass or Fail' Grading System | Aquila Press Conference

Aquila Staff

July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on April 15, 2020. As of April 14, due to the continued presence of Covid-19, UPA will be transitioning to a "Pass or Fail" grading system for the rest of the academic year. ...

Second COVID-19 School Closure Press Conference | Breaking News

Second COVID-19 School Closure Press Conference | Breaking News

Aquila Staff

July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on April 2, 2020. The following is a live broadcast of Executive Director David Porter addressing the UPA community about its closure through a Zoom press conference with the Aquila staff. ...

COVID-19 Aquila Press Conference with Executive Director David Porter | Breaking News

COVID-19 Aquila Press Conference with Executive Director David Porter | Breaking News

Katherine Nguyen, Greg Haessner, and Aquila Staff

July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on March 14, 2020. Around 11:30 a.m., all Santa Clara County public education institutions were informed a three-week hiatus would take effect starting March 16 leaving the student body with a number of questions. This video will help answer certain unexplained questions from UPA...

Climate Strike | Aquila News Broadcast

Climate Strike | Aquila News Broadcast

Greg Haessner and Kristian Crowther

July 26, 2020

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on YouTube on Oct. 2, 2019.  In our first broadcast video of the 2019-2020 school year, Reporter Greg Haessner interviews protesters at the Silicon Valley Climate Strike that took place on September 20 in order to ask what actions should be taken...

Donating to the Disadvantaged

Donating to the Disadvantaged

Sheyla Escalante

June 5, 2020

After years of the homeless population only growing in San Jose, the community continues to pitch in to help.  From prominent CEOs to next door neighbors, the San Jose community has come together to help the homeless, along with over 16,000 open public homeless shelters.  According to the Calma...

Their lives matter, too

AJ Phillips worked at All Chemical Disposal and Stericycle for eight years before his 2015 death. He was preparing to move to Las Vegas to start a new career. He loved his family, especially his siblings, Roberson said.

Alexandra Rozmarin

June 1, 2020

When junior Nur Ambaw was 15, he was a passenger along with two of his cousins as his older brother drove through downtown San Jose. The Lexus the boys were riding in was a gift to the older Ambaw brother from his mother. Suddenly, blue and red flashing lights appeared behind the car. Both the Ambaw ...

Protesters evade shelter-in-place guidelines to demonstrate against COVID-19 emergency dorms for homeless

Members of the community express disdain toward Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember of District 2 Sergio Jimenez, protesting the tiny homes at 7 a.m. despite the fact that Jimenez voted against the construction on the Bernal/Monterey lot.

Alexandra Rozmarin

April 28, 2020

South San Jose community members protested the construction of COVID-19 tiny homes for the homeless in District 2 on the morning of April 28, ignoring national, state and county shelter-in-place guidelines.  San Jose City Council approved the construction of emergency interim housing on city-owned l...

COVID-19 pandemic forces UPA campus closure

Executive Director David Porter speaks to Aquila about the details of the shutdown during a press conference on March 13. A video of the press conference can be found on our YouTube channel, Aquila Broadcast, as well as our Instagram, @upa_aquila.

Alexandra Rozmarin

March 13, 2020

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) announced at 11:30 a.m. on March 13 that all public schools in Santa Clara County will be closed to school attendance from March 16 to April 3 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 79 confirmed cases and two deaths in Santa Clara County as...

Making History for the Wrong Reasons

Activists surround the White House on Nov. 21.

Vidya Achar

January 25, 2020

First was Johnson, next was Clinton and now Trump. Though our country has initiated presidential impeachment proceedings fourteen times, according to the Washington Post, the process is still polarizing. The impeachment process is not widely known.  “[The] American people’s concept of just...

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