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Long Nails On Campus

Long Nails On Campus

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter
June 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Here on campus, many people show off their long nails, whether they be fake or natural. Long nails might be a nuisance or maybe even a problem to some. But others embrace their naturally long nails.  Like Paulina Calderon a nail enthusiast/artist and 9th grader at Napa High says, “They’re real. M...

‘The First Taste of Summer’: Saturday

‘The First Taste of Summer’: Saturday

Helena Parker, Reporter
June 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Reviews, Showcase

Ask any Napa local what the busiest weekend of the year is in this town, and their answer will most likely be Bottlerock weekend. The three-day festival boasts itself as being “the first taste of summer” with star-studded musical performances, food and wine from around the valley, and more. This was ...

Over Summer Activities

Over Summer Activities

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter
June 5, 2017
Filed under Features

When it's summer in Napa being a teenager is a little difficult. There’s not much to do here, that’s understandable because Napa puts a priority on tourists. Although this becomes a summer long problem because boredom becomes quite apparent. Most students will face this daily fear of boredom over...

Fidget Spinners? New Trend?

Fidget Spinners? New Trend?

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Fidget Spinners, the new trend? These first came out for people who have autism or ADHD. However, people are now purchasing them just for fun and as a toy. Many teachers are getting annoyed by these but that doesn’t stop the students from using them at any chance they have. Some students find that t...

The Benefits of Taking A Gap Year Before College

Helena Parker, Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

It seems as if the majority of people graduate from high school, rush on to college, then settle for a lackluster job. But where’s the adventure in that? Some students, however, opt for taking a gap or bridge year before entering college, which can have numerous benefits. So what is a gap year? We...

Adios Intervention!

Adios Intervention!

Helena Parker, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On April 24th, 2017, Napa High School issued a letter addressing the “Napa High Community, Staff, Students, and Parents,” regarding a change to the block-day schedule. Until now, students were given roughly a 40 minute period each Thursday and Friday, which was intended to be used as a productive time...

Count Down to Summer

Count Down to Summer

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The countdown to summer has begun. Students counting the days of summer, starting to plan fun activities from planning trips to going to camps to hanging out with friends. So as the days of summer come closer the more fun the students start to have. One of the main things that people get more excited for the 4th ...

Promposals

Promposals

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The prom season is here, this means high school couples will sometimes ask each other out in extravagant ways. These proposals sometimes even go viral on social media, especially on Twitter. The hashtag, #promposal2017 has been trending on Twitter, Instagram, and even Pinterest since prom season sta...

Mike Smith: The Tattoos And The Man Behind Them

Mike Smith: The Tattoos And The Man Behind Them

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Opinion Editor, Features Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

From trees to bible referenced tattoos Mike Smith has them all. His tattoos spread across both his arms, quotes on both forearms, a tree half covered by a shirt sleeve, and a tattooed wedding ring.  All visible to Napa High student leader mentors,  LAYLA, and Leadership class.     On his left fo...

Academic Profile: Nataly Sanchez

Academic Profile: Nataly Sanchez

Audrey Palmer, Managing Editor, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Nataly Sanchez is a junior at Napa High School who is very interested in attending UC Davis. She specifically wants to be in their veterinary medicine program at some point in her college career. Sanchez hopes to go straight into the program but is planning on going to a different UC or Cal State sch...

Choosing Classes

Choosing Classes

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

We have come upon the time of year where students have to sign up for the classes that they want to do in their next year of school. Many are stressed about choosing the right classes and worried if they are choosing too hard of classes for them. Some people have been asking other people what classe...

Rain: Blessing or Nightmare

Rain: Blessing or Nightmare

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Rain rain go away, thank you for saving us but go away. When California wished for rain to save us from the severe drought we had found ourselves in, no uneducated person expected just this much rain. There are currently two types of people in our dearest valley of Napa and neighboring counties who a...

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