Junior Trip Returns!

Junior Trip Returns!

Shibani Ghosh, Team Editor April 16, 2023

From Feb. 13 to 16, 99 juniors visited seven colleges and saw first hand what campus life is like. The itinerary included the following colleges: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine,...

Sebastian demonstrates the functionality of her jack-in-the-box costume by going in and popping out of her cardboard box, per the emcees’ request.

ASB hosts scavenger hunt and Costume Day to celebrate Halloween

April Nguyen, Copy Editor December 6, 2022

With the end of Marking Period 2 on Friday, Oct. 28, the following Monday was scheduled to be the usual Data Day, a day off for students. However, this particular Data Day, Oct. 31, landed on Halloween....

On March 23 Jennifer Rojas led a Parent University webinar on Emotional Regulation Part 1: Recognizing Whats Wrong.” It covered why people have emotions, why emotions being too high or too low can be harmful, tools to understand students emotions and the impact of inward emotions on mental health. (Photo by Haylie Yee.)

Parent University program holds six courses to support student guardians

Haylie Yee, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2022

UPA Founder Jackie Guevara and math teacher Jaz Dhillon created Parent University in 2011. Initially called Parent Workshops until a name change in 2017, it was advertised broadly to families until they...

Nahum Hinsta (12) promposes to his girlfriend Tiffany Tran (12), and all of the male pageant contestants celebrate with him. (Photo by Mariah Myers.)

Seniors raise over $1,000 during Nuit de Monsieur

Mariah Myers, Reporter April 19, 2022

Sophomores, juniors and seniors all came together to be a part of UPA’s 2022 Male Pageant, located in the amphitheater on March 25. Director of Community Development Laura Gordon Reska, Alyssa Garcia...

The two exits in the student parking lot lead to a traffic jam as it is a common place where students are picked up. (Photo by Christopher Alvarez.)

Parking Situation Frustrates Students

Christopher Alvarez, Reporter March 13, 2022

As you walk towards your car slowly after a tiring school day, you notice the abundance of cars lined up, fighting over parking spots and parked in the middle of intersections. It will take a while to...

Photo illustration of science teacher Elisheva Bailey adjusting thermostat in MIT. (Photo illustration by Akhila Ayyadevara.)

Poor facilities hinder teaching

Akhila Ayyadevara, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2022

Transitioning back to in-person schooling has brought a slew of trials and tribulations for UPA staff and students, one of them being the poor Wi-Fi on campus. Computer science teacher Nicole Sebek compares...

The fake ASB account, on Oct. 1, reposted the notice of fake account originally posted on @upa.asb. (Screenshot by Vidya Achar.)

Fake ASB account shares racist posts to followers

Vidya Achar, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2022

A fake UPA Associated Student Body (ASB) account was created on Oct. 1 and immediately requested to follow UPA students. The account, whose posts contained racial slurs and hateful messaging, had its first...

Director of Curriculum and Instruction Matt Daugherty sent an email on Aug. 7 informing the community about Mendoza-Romero’s resignation.

Schedule complications arise after counselor resignation

Abhishek Mynam, Web Manager November 20, 2021

Counselor Juan Mendoza-Romero resigned from UPA on Aug. 6—three days before the 2021-2022 school year began—for reasons unknown.  Paraeducator Jessica Hernandez began working under the academic...

Social studies teacher Brent Williams attempts to set up a fan during class to lessen the heat in Harvard.

HVAC compressor in the Learning Center breaks down

Joe Shem, Reporter November 1, 2021

Students and teachers in the Learning Center experienced high heat due to broken air conditioning on the afternoon of Aug. 16.   Cathedral of Faith has Heat, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning...

The first week back: Interviews with UPA students

The first week back: Interviews with UPA students

Kyla Ulug and Akhila Ayyadevara October 21, 2021

After a full year of distance learning during the 2020-2021 school year, UPA students are finally back on campus for 100% in-person learning. Let’s see what they have to say about arriving back. Reporting...

Juniors Alisa Byrd and Symphony Malone check in with Dawnis Guevara prior to varsity volleyball tryouts. A COVID-19 prescreening for each athlete was required to play.

Seven students test positive for COVID-19

Vidya Achar, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2021

A student tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 10. Within four weeks, six more UPA students, half of whom were vaccinated, tested positive outside of campus in mostly isolated incidents. As per Santa Clara...

Turning lanes were blocked due to the debris on the road, contributing to the traffic jam around the intersection.

Accident outside of UPA leaves at least one injured, impacts students’ arrival time

Tyler Yuen, Team Editor September 21, 2021

A car accident occurred at the corner of Canoas Garden and Curtner on the morning of Aug. 19. A silver Volkswagen Beetle and a white Honda CRV were involved in the incident with eyewitnesses reporting...

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