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Spirit-leaders and Nationals

Spirit-leaders and Nationals

Laurel Steinharter and Elena Ingram
March 11, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The Napa High Varsity Spiritleaders have set a new record at the National Dance Championships, winning 1st place 10 years in a row in the small pom division, the first time a school has won ten straight years in any division of the contest. “I want to make my coaches cry happy tears. It is such a ...

#FreeKesha

#FreeKesha

Luz Robles
March 4, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

On February 19th, singer-songwriter Kesha (full name Kesha Rose Sebert) went to trial at the New York State Supreme Court on the premise that her producer, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, had been abusing her in multiple forms for over a decade. The singer’s request to be released from Gottwalds K...

Apple vs. FBI

Apple vs. FBI

Isis Biederman
February 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

In an on-going investigation for the San Bernardino attacks, the FBI wants to unlock the iPhone of a gunman involved in the shooting. While the FBI is amident about getting into the phone apple is just as amident about not making a backdoor to the iPhone. They are saying that if they make a code for on...

MLK Day Protestors

MLK Day Protestors

Elena Ingram, News Editor
January 27, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, the 18th of January, twenty-five protesters were arrested on Martin Luther King Jr. Day after blocking traffic on the Bay Bridge. Many people were attempting to get into the city at that time for various reasons, including to join in the festivities of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. According to...

Water Contamination in Flint, Michigan

Water Contamination in Flint, Michigan

Gabriella Picard, Features Editor
January 26, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Most people when they think of water problems, such as, water contamination, they think of third world countries. But in Flint, Michigan, a town located in the United States is having this exact problem. Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with lead in April of 2014 while the town was under t...

Napa High Winter Formal!

Napa High Winter Formal!

Audrey Palmer, Reporter
January 26, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

This year Napa High School is have a Sadie Hawkins Winter Formal Dance. It will be on January 30, 2016 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm in the big gym. This dance is for students in grades nine through twelve. The dance was planned by our leadership class and administration. Since the dance is a winter theme, le...

Why a Winter Dance?

Why a Winter Dance?

December 17, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase, Video

Big Game Week at Napa High School

Big Game Week at Napa High School

Will Shull, Reporter
November 13, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Indian spirit was in full swing last week at Napa High during Big Game Week. For those who don't know what Big Game week is, it's the week leading up to the Big Game between Napa High Football and our rival school, Vintage High Football. During spirit week we had themes for everyday,  so stude...

Mascot Debate: Nathan Transon writes letter to the editor

Mascot Debate: Nathan Transon writes letter to the editor

Jaxson Shull
November 10, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Recently, in the wake of the increasingly popular Change.org petition, the topic of Napa High School mascot has been widely discussed by people both on and off Napa High School. With petitions made to change the beloved Indian mascot, and keep it the same, most of the opinions on the subject had lit...

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Luz Robles
October 30, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Starting on October 27th, 2015 an altar to commemorate the Day of the Dead opened up for exhibition in H-4. The Day of the Dead (also known as Día de los Muertos) is a mexican tradition celebrated to honor the dead and for people to remember their loved ones. It is a holiday acknowledged by other c...

Anti-Bullying week

Anti-Bullying week

Jill Parriott
October 23, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

This week was Anti-Bullying week at Napa High! Each day this week, many students and teachers took part in the different activities to support the Anti-Bullying club who host this every year. On Monday, students were encouraged to wear blue to support bullying prevention. The Anti-bullying Club han...

Catnapper Put to Justice

Catnapper Put to Justice

Gabriella Picard, Features Editor
October 19, 2015
Filed under News

Everyone has heard that black cats are bad luck especially near Halloween when fright and terror are two of the main themes. Black cats are often associated with witches, bad luck and “the dark side.” These black felines are often used for pranks and even satanic rituals. The disappearance of black ...

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