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Napa: On the Map

Napa: On the Map

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
March 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

A series of memorable moments have been sweeping through the Napa Valley. If you had asked anyone who does not live in Napa about the city of Napa about a week ago, they most likely have responded by saying something about grapes, wine, or tourism. “Wine is the first thing that comes to my head ...

Professional Teenager Visits Napa High

Professional Teenager Visits Napa High

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Opinion Editor, Features Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Mike Smith, a “professional teenager” has rattled future student leader mentors into thinking not only what is is they’ve signed up for, but also where they stand for in this world. Future mentors, as well as the leadership and LAYLA classes, were gathered in the small gym where Smith began tal...

Student Opinions on the Mascot

Student Opinions on the Mascot

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter
March 6, 2017
Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

The Indian, the mascot of Napa High since its founding in 1897. Having an Indian as the mascot has always caused some controversy but the NVUSD board has finally put a committee together to possibly change it. The committee consists of native Napans, teachers, students, NVUSD board members, and Napa c...

AP Tests are Approaching

AP Tests are Approaching

Gillian Ferro, Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Okay AP students, it is time to prepare yourselves. Now is the time to start signing up for your AP tests. If you are anything like me, you will be ignoring your AP tests for as long as possible. Luckily, AP tests do not take place until May but you do have to start signing up for them now. The ...

Fill Up NHS

Fill Up NHS

Julian Sosa, Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under News

There is a new water fountain on the NHS campus. Instead of an average water fountain you can find anywhere, this new fountain has a water bottle filling station. The fountain offers safer and cleaner water within everyone's reach. The new water bottle filling station was part of Napa High senior Sophia Marseilles...

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...

NHS Soccer Gives Back

NHS Soccer Gives Back

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, News, Showcase, Sports

Day well spent in the Yay Area! The Napa High Boys Soccer team spent a wonderful day as guests to the DeMarillac Academy in San Francisco on Friday November 18th. Head Soccer Coach Mr. Ochoa gladly invited Napa High Principal Mrs. Petrie and Athletics Director Mr. King to witness the Napa High boys s...

PSAT Prep

PSAT Prep

Gillian Ferro, Reporter
October 17, 2016
Filed under News

The SAT is a threat that has been hovering over us since freshmen year. Luckily for us juniors, Napa High is doing a mandatory PSAT on Wednesday, October 19th. Although we were all given PSAT booklets to study from to prepare us, let's be honest, almost no one is going to sit down and flip through th...

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...

Napa Gets Spirited!

Napa Gets Spirited!

Daniel Rodriguez and David Lopez
October 11, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

  October 3 through October 7 is one of the most memorable weeks of the school year for the students at Napa High. This week is highlighted by the excitement that is Homecoming week.   Monday at Napa High School was “Mickey Monday” where students were encouraged to wear disney ...

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...

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