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Apes Students Plant Seeds of Knowledge

Apes Students Plant Seeds of Knowledge

Julian Sosa, Reporter
December 6, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Today's nut is tomorrow's future! Napa High School's very own APES (Advanced Placement Environmental Science) teacher Rob Kohl gave his students the opportunity to go 0n a field trip to Alston Park and make a difference here in the Napa by arranging for his students to plant oak trees. When stu...

Veterans Day, Do Students Understand What it Represents?

Veterans Day, Do Students Understand What it Represents?

Kenji Deragon, Reporter
December 2, 2016
Filed under Features

Veteran’s Day, a day that students do not have school so that we can pay our respects to the fallen and living veterans of war, but do students understand why they don’t have school? While clearly people understand that the holiday has to do with our veterans of war, do people truly understand...

Is Thanksgiving Overlooked?

Is Thanksgiving Overlooked?

Helena Parker, Reporter
November 30, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Picture this: you walk into a store the week before Thanksgiving to see it covered with Christmas decorations. What´s up with that? Why are there Christmas trees and giant snowmen when there could be turkeys, pies, and cornucopias? Now that Thanksgiving is over, it´s time to focus on the next f...

Device Use Issues

Device Use Issues

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Do you use your electronic devices appropriately? Now that we are in the 21st century electronics are a part of almost everybody's life. As students come to school they try to use their phones as a way to connect to the internet. They may say that they are using their devices appropriately, but what...

PDA Do’s and Dont’s

PDA Do’s and Dont’s

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Public displays of affection, better known as PDA, can be seen all around campus. But what's okay for PDA? A majority of high school students agree that some PDA is alright, but only to an extent. When it gets past PG-13 it's not #goals anymore. Although most couples don’t go past this point o...

Late Start

Late Start

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Why doesn't Napa High have late start? There have been many high schools that have changed their time so that students can get more sleep. This should lead to students being more awake and overall ready to learn, but how effective would it be really? Well many questions have been asked so here are the answers. One...

The Art of Bottle Flipping

The Art of Bottle Flipping

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

A controlled swing of the arm, a slight flick of the wrist. A plastic bottle spins upward, end-over-end, until gravity draws it back to earth. How it lands is anyone’s guess. As simple as it sounds, bottle flipping is indeed the new trend found in schools and households throughout the United St...

The Real Heros Of Syria

The Real Heros Of Syria

Jill Parriott, Reporter
October 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

In Syria, hundreds of bombs from the air forces of Russia, the United States, and Syria themselves. Many of these airstrikes have not even affected ISIS or any rebel groups, which is who these countries are going after. One of the most bombed cities is Aleppo, where many Syrian rebels happen to live. H...

Joanna Madrigal Learns Sign Language

Kenji Deragon, Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under Features

18 year old Napa High senior Joanna Madrigal is learning sign language for her senior project for many interesting reasons.  When asked why she wanted to learn sign language for her project she said that at her workplace is BurgerFi. She has worked there since the end of August and she has noticed t...

Energy Drinks, Worth The Thrill?

Energy Drinks, Worth The Thrill?

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
October 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Busy day ahead of you? Need a little push to get you through the day? Coffee not making the cut to supply you with the necessary boost? If this is the case for you do not worry, you are not alone. Many people face these same dilemmas in their life and what do they do?They resort to their preferred flavo...

Whats Your Candy Preference?

Whats Your Candy Preference?

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter
October 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Candy, everybody loves it, especially when Halloween rolls around. Trick-or-treating, a staple to Halloween, getting free candy is an activity many people enjoy. Although everybody has a preference when it comes to the candy they get, whether it be chocolate over dark chocolate or black licorice ove...

Upcoming Trends

Upcoming Trends

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
October 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Winter is coming, which means the weather is getting colder and everyone is starting to layer up.As the seasons end, new trends will begin, they may want to start trends of Ugg boot and big winter jackets. You may start to see people in sweatshirts as well just to get comfortable for the cold days. ...

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