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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 Now a Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote of 3-2 on Dec. 14 has repealed net n...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...

College Life As Told by Teachers

Megan Wescoat

December 12, 2016


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Seniors, do not be alarmed. The thought of college and a career path even appeared frightening to fellow teachers at first. For AP biology and psychology teacher, Loren Schwinge, it was a confusing time. “I was undeclared when I first entered college, and then pledged biology with the intent ...

Hiding From Bystander’s Eyes

Emily Hung

November 17, 2016


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On October 29, 2016, a 6-foot-tall, three-part foldable divider was put up to secure the privacy of the girls’ bathroom by the gym. There had been no previous intention of such an idea until the divider showed up in the office, brought by an anonymous donor. Since then, the divider has been useful in...

Students Volunteering at Election

Joshua Cheah and Tyler Jacobsen

November 15, 2016


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“Don’t forget your sticker!” the volunteer said as the woman started to walk away after having finished casting her vote for one of the presidential candidates. Every 4 years citizens of our country gather together to cast their vote for the presidential candidate they believe will best ser...

ASB Carnival: Take Two

Megan Wescoat

November 14, 2016


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To celebrate the end of the second marking period, ASB held a carnival and food fair on Friday, Nov. 4. “UPA wants to celebrate the hard work of all students,” ASB Advisor Andrew Yau said, “and the Carnival is meant to be a time where students can relax and have some fun at the end of each mar...

UPA Left in Darkness?

Carlo Barrera

October 27, 2016


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It was just another Monday at UPA when the lights went out unexpectedly, resulting in both the Horton and the Learning Center being in darkness. The incident occurred during lunchtime at 12:45 p.m; however, the power came back on at 12:50 p.m, only lasting about five minutes. ​The students wer...

See New Things, Like New Things

See New Things, Like New Things

Diana Rendler

October 23, 2016


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On Oct. 17, 2016 hundreds of UPA students from grade 7th through 11th walked off buses and onto college campuses throughout the Bay Area. Every year, UPA students travel to different universities to explore and speak to alumni while evaluating whether they could envision themselves attendi...

The Great American Clown Crisis

The Great American Clown Crisis

Nicole Rendler

October 19, 2016


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Amidst crazy hurricane storms and a heated presidential election comes the “clown crisis”, a term that describes the dozens of sightings of people dressed in ugly and scary clown costumes. According to a website The Verge, it all started in South Carolina back in August. A mother and her chil...

Crumbs Causing Chaos

Crumbs Causing Chaos

Anton Loeb

October 14, 2016


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By Anton Loeb, News Editor​ Due to complaints from UPA’s landlord, the Cathedral of Faith, about rising amounts of food and waste found on campus, the administration is now actively enforcing the rule that forbids students from eating in carpeted areas of the campus. This is not a ...

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