San Jose Sacred Heart food bank persists operations during COVID-19

San Jose Sacred Heart food bank persists operations during COVID-19

Abhishek Mynam, Publicity Manager May 25, 2021

Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the Sacred Heart Community Service in Santa Clara County. We go in-depth about challenges faced, additions to the facility, changes in procedures, workers’ points...

EdTec Vice President of School Finance Bryce Fleming presents UPA's multi-year projections.

Board of Trustees discuss reopening plans, a teacher stipend and academic support at meeting on Feb. 25

Akhila Ayyadevara and Vidya Achar March 25, 2021

The UPA Board of Trustees met on Feb. 25 to discuss reopening plans, renew the budget, approve a one-time teacher stipend and share new ways staff are supporting students academically. Reopening As...

Senior Pastor Ken Foreman preaches at the Amphitheater in front of a masked audience during a COVID-19 service in the fall of 2020.

Cathedral of Faith considers in-person sermons after canceling them in 2020

Joe Shem, Team Editor, Assistant Web Manager February 26, 2021

Cathedral of Faith (CoF), UPA’s campus provider and a church with campuses in San Jose, East San Jose, Morgan Hill, Milpitas, Gilroy and the Philippines, is considering restarting in-person services...

The mock-up of the interior design of Sriya Kantipudi and Joann Jaison’s beehive project was included in the slideshow they submitted along with a summary of their idea and an explanation of the problem they were solving.

Science Alliance holds first virtual Science Fair

Thrisha Praveen, Team Editor February 24, 2021

From engineering an artificial blood stream to programming an app that detects skin moisture levels to avoid dehydration, students researched and presented their innovative ideas with a slideshow at...

A student works on the AP Calculus AB final packet.

Finals look different after first full semester of distance learning

Akhila Ayyadevara, Team Editor February 4, 2021

Capping off the first full semester of distance learning, finals were held on the week of Dec. 14. Even though students at UPA have learned remotely since March of 2020, semester one of the 2020-2021...

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was authorized by the F.D.A. on Friday.

First UPA student to test positive for COVID-19 reported

Alexandra Rozmarin and Janessa Ulug December 12, 2020

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student at UPA was announced by Executive Director David Porter in an email to the UPA community on Dec. 2. The student last attended Horton Connect,...

Distance Learning on Campus | Aquila Broadcast

Distance Learning on Campus | Aquila Broadcast

Katherine Nguyen, Multimedia Manager December 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new safety protocols have been added to UPA's campus for future in-person instruction. Take a look into how students have been participating in Zoom classes on campus...

Chelsea Nguyen covers her mouth in surprise as Zuleika Cruz announces that the juniors received last place with 60 points. In the chat, seventh grader Matthew Pham writes

Half of student body attends first-ever virtual rally

Alexandra Rozmarin, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

UPA’s Associated Student Body (ASB) held its first rally since January via Zoom on Sept. 4, the first virtual rally in school history. ASB also hosted a spirit week and virtual lunchtime activities...

Digital illustration of two students thinking about college applications and senior seminar.

Senior seminar looks different after counselor Sandra Trotch’s retirement

Ishan Madan, Web Manager September 17, 2020

Sandra Trotch, UPA’s junior and senior counselor and AP English Language and Composition teacher since 2008, retired July 1. When seniors learned of her retirement three weeks later, they were left wondering...

Two weeks after his verbal commitment, Thien wears a Boston College shirt and poses with an eagle claw sign for a photo to inform his friends and family about his verbal commitment.

‘Swimming has been my whole entire life’: Senior Kenneth Thien verbally commits to swim at Boston College

Chelsea Nguyen, Managing Editor September 11, 2020

The senior class is usually in the same lane when applying to colleges, but senior Kenneth Thien has chosen to swim in a separate lane: college recruiting. Thien began the college recruitment process...

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