What About Us?

Isaac Rios, Copy Editor January 31, 2023

Since I can remember, my mother always read my school announcements in Spanish. I always found it ironic that she made me practice my reading and comprehension in Spanish but she still chose to read the...

A view of Merced Lake at Yosemite National Park from the summer of 2020.

Backpacking: Not nearly as hard as you may think

Matthew Wallace, Reporter June 7, 2021

When some people picture backpacking, they think of people lugging heavy bags up and down mountains all day non-stop for weeks on end, resulting in sore backs and aching feet, yet the portrayals shown...

Digital drawing of an Indian woman wearing a Black Lives Matter mask.

Why Indians should stand with the Black Lives Matter movement

Akshara Kollu, Copy Editor September 8, 2020

The Gandhi Mahal, a Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant in Minneapolis, was set aflame on May 9 amid the protests and riots regarding Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the unjust treatment of George Floyd, amid crimes...

The 2019-2020 Bollywood dance team, Guzaarish, poses for a photo before their weekly Friday afterschool practice. Guzaarish means to request in Urdu, junior Pari Gupta said.

The Great Debate

Desiree Pekar, Editor May 29, 2020

Music blasts in the gym. Students cheer on the Guzaarish dancers. After Guzaarish ends, students clap for the cheer team as they watch them create a variety of formations. Then, a flyer is lifted up into...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Kristian Crowther, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 6, 2019

On the three orange and blue plaques hung up in every UPA classroom, students are told to be honest, accountable and to persevere in all of their academic endeavors; however, there comes a point when students...

Mental Health? What’s That?

Katherine Nguyen and Pallavi Rajani June 3, 2019

“Split.” “Psycho.” “Girl, Interrupted.” Hollywood movies tend to use mental health as a driving force through their characters. Often a defining characteristic of the villain, mental illnesses...

A Book Over a Cellphone

A Book Over a Cellphone

Desiree Pekar, Editor April 8, 2019

You check the time on your phone and turn on a playlist to listen to as you walk towards the doors of the library. Once inside, you put down your phone and pick up the sequel to the book you just finished....

Rewinding the History of YouTube Rewind

Rewinding the History of YouTube Rewind

Jacob Villareal, Reporter February 12, 2019

YouTube is one of the key aspects in social media and trends. Anyone is able to upload videos with a diverse variety of content including gaming, appealing skits and blogging. If a video garners...

The Real Life Crossy Road Experience

The Real Life “Crossy Road” Experience

Annie Zhang, Fun & Games Editor July 8, 2018

People are familiar with the game “Crossy Road,” released in 2014. It is a mobile game where the player must avoid being flattened by cars while trying to cross the streets. UPA students and teachers...

We’re Not Angry; We’re Just Disappointed

Ruchika Singla, In-Depth Editor June 8, 2018

Thirteen and a half years. We had been preparing for 13 and a half years to enter the realm of adulthood by stepping into the next phase of our life: college. We crammed every bit of those 13 and...

No, Women Are Not Up for Grabs

Emily Hung, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2018

In light of increasing tension around the issue of sexual harassment, victims of harassment who have exposed their perpetrators—also known as Silence Breakers—are setting the example on an issue that...

A #VegasStrong banner now covers the area where shooter Stephen Paddock broke the window to his 32nd-floor suite on Oct. 1, killing 59 people attending an open music festival on the Vegas Strip. 

Violence Warrants a Desire for Changes

Nicole Rendler, Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2017

Reading the news in 2017 is like watching a horror movie, seeing so many people die right in front of your eyes. With what seems to be a shooting every day, it begs the question: How many...

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