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Cosplay

Cosplay

Luz Robles, Reporter
May 6, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Cosplay- what is it? If you’re really into anime or manga, inevitably you’ll run into this word, but cosplaying can apply to any fictional world. You’ll have people dressing up as characters from a book series to dressing up as characters from the newest anime. California is rumored to be th...

Coach Spears: From College to High School

Coach Spears: From College to High School

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Reporter
May 6, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Though fresh out of college Chris Spears, or rather Coach Spears, is back to the one place in which he not so long ago left - high school. Fresh from Pacific Union College, Spears has made his way to our very own Napa High School. Though it is closer towards the end of the year, he has decided to make the b...

Ms. Aguayo’s new course

Ms. Aguayo’s new course

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera and Yunuen Camarena
May 6, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Veronica Aguayo, or as she's more commonly known, Ms. Aguayo, is a Napa High teacher with who plans to create a new class for juniors about something that most often goes ignored in school - literature of ethnicities other than Anglo (white, English speaking) people. American Literature and the Ethnic Exper...

Imprisoned for Race: A look back at the Japanese internment camp experience

Imprisoned for Race: A look back at the Japanese internment camp experience

David Lopez, Managing Editor
May 4, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

December 7th, 1941. A day described as a day that will live in infamy. Many people remember that day as the day that “the treacherous Japs” bombed Pearl Harbor. Usually, when we think of the consequences of that attack, we think about how America was dragged into war, and how that had an affect on t...

Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

Gabriella Picard and Elena Ingram
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Every ten days someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. At Redwood Middle School on April 13, 2016 there was a meeting held to discuss suicide. This meeting was held after two boys killed themselves in Napa in a short time frame. One student was an eighth grader at Red...

Senior Project: Bianca Gerard

Senior Project: Bianca Gerard

Kate-lynn Kent and Laurel Steinharter
April 19, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Bianca Gerard is one of the many seniors at Napa High with a shining future excited to head on to the next chapter of her life after high school. She is currently finishing up with her senior project which is one of her final big projects at Napa High before graduation and heading to Chapman Universi...

4-H Trip to Tahoe

4-H Trip to Tahoe

Audrey Palmer, Reporter
April 15, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

April 1st 2nd and 3rd four students from Napa High School headed up to South Lake Tahoe for the 2016 California 4-H Camping Conference. Sophomore's Grace Felder and Audrey Palmer, Junior Sophia Sanguinetti, and Senior Emma Jefferies made our way up on Friday night.  All four of them are involved in a ...

Promposals 2016

Promposals 2016

Grace Felder and Jill Parriott
April 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Spring has sprung and prom season is among us! Many upperclassmen have begun the process of getting themselves dates for this year’s prom dance. Over the years, how you ask someone to prom has become almost as important as prom itself. Boys create intricate posters and buy flowers for the girl tha...

Proposed Changes to Napa Food Service

Proposed Changes to Napa Food Service

David Lopez, Managing Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Students complaining about school lunch is a tale as old as time. However, here in Napa, parents are starting to find that the complaints may not be as exaggerated as they seem to be. Upon parents further examination of the Napa Valley Unified School District's food service program, many have power...

Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green

Jill Parriott, Reporter
April 6, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Over spring break, Napa High’s choir went on tour in Ireland. Over 90 students and 30 chaperones departed SFO for Dublin on March 16 and boarded the ten hour long flight for Dublin. In the past 30 years, the director of the choir, Travis Rogers, has toured Ireland with Napa High’s Choir four times,...

Teen Designer Clothing

Teen Designer Clothing

Gabriella Picard, Features Editor
April 4, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Designer brands in the eyes of a teenage girl would include Lululemon, Hollister, Hunter boots, Birkenstocks, American Eagle, etc.  Sophia Sanguinetti, a junior at Napa High School, says that she wears all of these brands, except for Hunters, regularly. She stated that she wears them (Hunters) when ...

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