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What is Senior Project?

What is Senior Project?

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

What even is senior project, why is it required, and why is it so important? Senior project is a mandatory project all students in the Napa Unified School District must do to graduate. Mr. Ready, coordinator of senior project explained it as “an opportunity for seniors to take skills that they...

NHS Displays Spirit at Homecoming Rally

NHS Displays Spirit at Homecoming Rally

Julian Sosa and David Lopez
October 7, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Napa High school’s Homecoming  rally was on October 4 in Messner Gym, this year's rally was ran by Napa High seniors Ben Dearborn and Louis Arata. The purpose of the rally was to introduce our senior homecoming nomies and our student selected grand marshal.   As usual the rally kicked off with class in...

Braces? Not Anymore!

Braces? Not Anymore!

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Braces. People who’ve had them remember the experience with every smile, people who currently have them hate them with a passion. Eventually they’ll come off and the person is left with the memories of not being able to eat certain foods and the ache of getting their braces tightened, some people g...

A New Year, a New Focus

A New Year, a New Focus

David Lopez, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Another year has began at Napa High School, and with it has come many new things. A new senior class, a new group of freshmen, and a new academic focus. I had an opportunity to speak to Mrs Petrie on the subject. I was interested in why there was a shift in focus towards collaboration, and what ...

Brynjar the Terrible

Brynjar the Terrible

August 1, 2016
Filed under Features

Through the icy fjords of Scandinavia, across the frigid waters of the Atlantic, comes Brynjar the Terrible!   Faced with starvation on the long sea voyage, Brynjar was forced to eat his own foot (which, seasoned with dried rosemary and a pinch of thyme, was "surprisingly delicious")....

Sophia Marseilles

Sophia Marseilles

Laurel Steinharter and Audrey Palmer
June 6, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Whether it’s flying through her high school classes or flying through the air during her mogul skiing competitions, Sophia Marseilles is succeeding at both. Marseilles, a high achieving junior at Napa High School was eager to share her experiences with her unique hobby of mogul skiing and her her pla...

21 Cents? That’s Not That Much, Right?

21 Cents? That’s Not That Much, Right?

Elena Ingram, News Editor
June 3, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Women in Louisiana make 66% of what men make. There still aren’t any states in which women earn as much as men. By age sixty-five, the average woman will have lost $431,000 over her working lifetime because of the earnings gap. While women make 78 cents to a man’s dollar,  that number falls low...

Love at First Crunch, Food of the Future

Love at First Crunch, Food of the Future

Grace Felder, Op-Ed Editor
May 31, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Eating bugs could be the future. More specifically, eating crickets. Many Westerners are finally making the shift to consuming crickets even though many other cultures made the shift thousands of years ago. This is a much more sustainable, healthier food source than all of the processed junk that many...

The Special Olympics

The Special Olympics

Jill Parriott, Reporter
May 31, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year, Northern California hosts the Special Olympics in Marin County. This year, it was held in Novato at Novato High School on May 21. Over 300 athletes from nine counties in Northern California participated in the Spring games. These counties include San Francisco, Humboldt, Lake, San Mateo, Mend...

A Future to Believe In

A Future to Believe In

Gabriella Picard, Features Editor
May 24, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Bernie Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Brooklyn College and Chicago University. Neither of his parents went to college and he worked as a carpenter along as a documentary film maker. He then became mayor of Burlington, New York, where he currently lives with his wife, Jane Sanders. He...

LAYLA – “Behind the Life of a Latina”

LAYLA – “Behind the Life of a Latina”

Yunuen Camarena, Reporter
May 13, 2016
Filed under Features

Layla (Leadership Academy Youth Leaders in Action) is where students promote youth leadership in the form of individual efficacy, the ability to make a community impact and academic advancement in preparation for college, career and adulthood. Every LAYLA student actively participates in a project group...

Saving Jules

Saving Jules

Kate-lynn Kent, Social Media Czar
May 13, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Aren’t puppies just cutest living things on the planet? It seems so impossible to not to want to bring one home when they’re in a little box being sold on a street corner all cuddly and precious. You just want to drop $350 on them like that because they seem like all you’ve ever wanted. Right...

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