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Let’s Go Gaels!

Let’s Go Gaels!

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Editor's Picks, News, Showcase

Napa High juniors took a college tour to a university that they could soon be calling their home. A select group of students had the opportunity to get a first hand experience of what being a student at Saint Mary’s is like. A field trip lead by the school’s junior counselor Mr. Ayala who just so...

Juniors Take On the CAASPP

Juniors Take On the CAASPP

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
May 3, 2017
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Another school year and another dreaded test to pile upon the workload that our young developing minds already struggle to manage. The CAASPP testing is a test created by the state of California to ensure that all students graduate high school and are prepared for either college or a career. The junior...

The Mascot Recommendation

The Mascot Recommendation

David Lopez, Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
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In case you haven’t heard, recently the Napa High School Mascot Committee announced their recommendation that Napa High School change their controversial Indian mascot. The announcement came on Wednesday March 1st. The committee included students, parents, Napa High alumni, members of our community...

Napa High Lunch Time Favorites

Napa High Lunch Time Favorites

Julian Sosa, Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, Features, Showcase

With all the great food options surrounding Napa High, choices are hard to make. One hundred and fourteen students were asked the same question, ¨Around here [Napa High], where do you typically go for lunch?¨ The responses varied; the places ranged from as close as Tyler's Pizza and as far as Golden ...

NHS Soccer Gives Back

NHS Soccer Gives Back

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, News, Showcase, Sports

Day well spent in the Yay Area! The Napa High Boys Soccer team spent a wonderful day as guests to the DeMarillac Academy in San Francisco on Friday November 18th. Head Soccer Coach Mr. Ochoa gladly invited Napa High Principal Mrs. Petrie and Athletics Director Mr. King to witness the Napa High boys s...

What’s the Deal?

What’s the Deal?

Lili Mautner, Reporter
September 27, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion, Showcase

After attending Napa High for almost 4 years I have noticed something, and this something is rather unsettling. People these days have a certain mindset while in class and around campus. I’ve concluded over my high school experience that people don’t want to talk to each other. Or they think other...

The Major League Baseball Season Has Arrived

The Major League Baseball Season Has Arrived

Will Shull, Reporter
April 15, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase, Sports

The curtain went up on the baseball season two weeks ago this week. Lying dormant, with the hopes of many faithful fans, spring brings about the hope of a new season, and a chance to make a run for a world championship. This is a great time to be a fan of baseball. Where in the past the high bankr...

Vintage Beats Napa in a Pitchers Duel

Vintage Beats Napa in a Pitchers Duel

Kyle Foster, Sports Editor
April 9, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase, Sports

Yountville,CA- Napa and Vintage met up Friday afternoon in a battle for Monticello Empire League supremacy. Vintage got the win 3-0 in this pitching duel.   This game was scoreless through the first two innings before the Crushers pushed two runs across on  Noah Vulk both of them being ...

The Beat of the Drum – April 2016

The Beat of the Drum – April 2016

April 4, 2016
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Meet the Artist: Olivia Ott

Meet the Artist: Olivia Ott

Aidan Harvey, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Showcase

The cover of this issue of Beat of the Drum features artwork by one of Napa High’s own artists, Olivia Ott. Ott is a junior here at Napa High and has been drawing and painting since before kindergarten. Art was a part of her elementary school curriculum at the waldorf elementary and middle scho...

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

Luz Robles, Reporter
February 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Reviews, Showcase

J.K. Rowling promised that the Harry Potter magic would never leave us, and on that promise she held true. The author has written a handful of novels since we waved goodbye to Harry on page and on screen, including The Casual Vacancy and even a new series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. But despite that, it seems so...

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