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Curl Ups Equal Grades Up

Curl Ups Equal Grades Up

Elena Ingram, News Editor
November 9, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Exercise has been proven to increase the productivity rate of teenagers and has been proven to reduce stress, for the benefit of improved results for students. "Cardiovascular health is more important than any other single factor in preserving and improving learning and memory," says Thomas Crook, P...

The brains behind the spirit

The brains behind the spirit

November 9, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Features, Showcase, Video

Reporters Emma Wilson and Angie Orozco go behind the scenes to find out how the leadership class figures out what to do for Spirit Week.

Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys

Gabriella Picard, Features Editor
November 3, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

The definition of feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of social, political and economical equality to men. Although, feminism is much, much more than that. Louis Arata, Napa High’s very own male feminist, defines a feminists, “A woman’s rights activists who fights for wo...

Are Ghosts Real?

Are Ghosts Real?

Audrey Palmer, Reporter
November 2, 2015
Filed under Features

Halloween is a time for spiderwebs, pumpkins, scary costumes and ghosts? Ghosts seem to be a topic talked about year round. There are in TV shows, movies, songs, etc. they seem to be everywhere. The classic ghost costume a white sheet with two eye holes hasn’t gone out of style yet. Ghosts range from...

School Stress Management

School Stress Management

Gabriella Picard, Features Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

It isn’t as easy as it used to be to get into college. It has gotten to the point where you not only need to take what is required of you, but you need to take the hardest version of that class- meaning taking honors and AP classes. Even with these extremely hard classes, to get into any college- especi...

College Apps? Relax!

College Apps? Relax!

Kate-Lynn Kent, Social Media Czar
October 23, 2015
Filed under Features

That time of year is here again, when most seniors are stressed to the bone. It’s college application season! But don’t stress too much, here are some tips that I have gathered to help ensure a successful and less stressful college application experience. Juniors, sophomores, and freshman-- If y...

Earthquake Preparation 101

Earthquake Preparation 101

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Reporter
October 23, 2015
Filed under Features

So far this year, over six thousand earthquakes, all 1.5 or higher magnitude, have hit California. With this many earthquakes shaking California, preparation is a must. According To United States Geological Service (USGS) earthquakes pose significant risk to 75 million Americans and 39 states have been ...

The Story of #Paznat

The Story of #Paznat

Will Shull, Reporter
October 21, 2015
Filed under Features

Hasnat Khan and Paz Perez have recently been elected as Napa High’s Homecoming King and Queen. Though the voting started many weeks ago, they were crowned royalty during halftime of Napa High's Homecoming football game. Khan and Perez gained masses of votes while using the Twitter hashtag #PazNat, an...

What Makes a Classic a ‘Classic’?

What Makes a Classic a ‘Classic’?

Luz Robles, Reporter
September 28, 2015
Filed under Features

Shockingly, teachers don't share the same opinions about classic literature. In fact, the teachers interviewed had almost two completely different opinions. First off, there's no genre that English teachers would collectively recommend for their students. Mrs. Grant, an Honors English teacher, said...

She’s the First

Jewel Gamsby, Features Editor
September 16, 2015
Filed under Features

She’s the First is a national non-profit organization, and they define their mission as providing “scholarships to girls in low-income countries, fostering first-generation graduates and cultivating the next generation of global leaders.” The goal is to allow girls to live healthier, delay marria...

Got Milk?

Got Milk?

Gabriella Picard, Features Editor
September 11, 2015
Filed under Features

Milk contains all the nutrients a growing child needs. It contains fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals excluding iron. Although milk is highly known for having these important substances you can also find the same nutrients in vegetables, legumes and seafood. Milk is a combination of all th...

Exploring the Issues – Sexual Harassment and Napa High School

Exploring the Issues – Sexual Harassment and Napa High School

June 24, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase, Video

Reporters Izzi Goldman and Emma Wilson take a look at the sensitive issue of sexual harassment through interviews with students, administration, and law enforcement.

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