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Paws for a Cause

Paws for a Cause

David Lopez, Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Perhaps you’ve seen the many puppies across the campus. Usually, our natural instinct is to run up and pet every puppy we see, however with these dogs we can’t quite do that. That's because these dogs are in training for a very important job, they’re training to become service dogs. The trainers h...

Girl Scout Cookies- Why Are They So Good?

Girl Scout Cookies- Why Are They So Good?

Lili Mautner, Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The Girls Scouts of America have been around for over 100 years and has been supplying the world with delicious cookies for almost just as long. Throughout the decades' people have always loved their cookies from Samoas to Thin Mints, to Tag-a-longs. One student here at Napa High, Senior Ronin Hooten was asked wh...

It’s Test Taking Time

It’s Test Taking Time

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Don’t worry students, college is right around the corner! As the 2016-2017 school year enters its second-semester college readiness is as important as ever. For seniors, they’ve already gone through the process of applying and being an academically “attractive” student and now only wait for acceptance letters in...

Experiences of a Minority teacher

Experiences of a Minority teacher

David Lopez, Editor in Chief
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Last year, I wrote an article about Mr. Sugiyama, a Japanese-American who lived through the Japanese internment in World War II. But the end of internment isn’t where his story ends. Mr. Sugiyama encountered many other experiences here in Napa. Growing up in Sebastopol, Sugiyama had friends wh...

Rain Rain Don’t Go Away!

Rain Rain Don’t Go Away!

Julian Sosa, Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

It started in 2013 when California went on one of is worst droughts in history. Season to season there was little to no precipitation. Through January and June of 2013 California was at its all time driest in 118 years of record keeping.     On January 2014, California governor Jerry Brown declar...

Valentines Day: In Campus And Around The World

Valentines Day: In Campus And Around The World

Helena Parker, Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." — Charles Schulz What holiday combines these two things better than Valentine’s Day? This holiday is typically celebrated by people of all ages. Little kids pass out valentines to their friends at school and adults often...

Inauguration Day: Reflections and Afterthoughts

Inauguration Day: Reflections and Afterthoughts

Kenji Deragon, Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

On January 20th of every year, we as the USA get a new president. Only this year some people don’t seem too thrilled about Donald J. Trump being the man who is in charge of running our country. Whether you love him or hate him, most people seem to have something to say about our new president and the...

What Do Your Pets Mean To You?

What Do Your Pets Mean To You?

Gillian Ferro, Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Pets can mean a lot of things to different people. Some see them as nothing more than an animal companion but for others, the bond goes much deeper. I know that for me my dog is my best friend. Pets can be a part of the family and add joy and comfort to their owners when they need it. Hannah Remboldt, a junior...

Do New Years Resolutions Really Work?

Do New Years Resolutions Really Work?

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
January 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

New Years Resolution? Do people truly follow up on their resolutions or do they quit after the first month of the year? Many people make New Year Resolutions, but most of them discard their resolution about one month after the new year. If you ask people what their New Year’s Resolution was, they will...

Freshman Finals

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
December 13, 2016
Filed under Features

Finals are coming up! Which means lots of stress and not much sleep going on for Napa High Students. As the class of 2020 heads into their first round of finals, lots of stress starts to appear. Many students are starting their late nights of studying and long days at school. Many students are s...

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 ...

The Scoop On Snoop; Why is He The Best

The Scoop On Snoop; Why is He The Best

Lili Mautner, Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Whatever Snoop is smoking it’s rubbing off onto the rest of us, making us fall more in love with the lovable rapper. Is it his puppy dogg face? His calming voice? His cute pigtails? His laid back attitude? What makes Snoop Dogg so great?   Everyone loves him -  from teens to moms and everyone...

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