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The Mascot Dilemma

The Mascot Dilemma

Jewel Gamsby, Features Editor
October 16, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Joshua Bronk, current Brown University student and Napa High alumni has started a petition on the website Change.org to stop cultural appropriation in our schools. It is titled, “Napa High: Change Your Mascot” and is quickly gaining speed; it went from fourteen signatures to four hundred twenty-five in ...

Lock it down

Lock it down

Elena Ingram
October 16, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The lock down signal, here at Napa High School, has gone off a couple of times recently when it shouldn’t have. Although this may seem like a minor issue, it can actually be very dangerous because people may begin to lose their confidence in the authenticity of the lockdown signal, and the severity of it ...

Napa High Annual Club Day

Napa High Annual Club Day

Audrey Palmer
October 2, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

September 11th was annual Club Day at Napa High School. There was about forty five different clubs ranging from Paintball to Mock Trial. The rim of the quad was lined with tables, posters, and baked goods. Several students showed up to sign up for new clubs. Our Clubs that are specifically for and abou...

NHS Underclassmen Donate

NHS Underclassmen Donate

Gabriella Picard, Features Editor
September 18, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

  At Napa High School four English classes, taught by Mr. Gilbert, Ms. Valassopoulos, Mrs. Grant and Ms. Profit, adopted Cobb Elementary after Ms. Petrie brought a flyer in trying to spark idea of how they could help. These ninth and tenth graders begun taking action to help the fire victims...

Presidential candidates 2016

Presidential candidates 2016

Elena Ingram, News Editor
September 18, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Harry Matthiasson, a senior at Napa High School, is the president of the Bernie Sanders club. Recently, he had a meeting regarding the democratic candidates, in particular Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton. He provided the group with insightful information regarding where the candidates stand and their ...

The Napa High Journalism team kicks off the year!

The Napa High Journalism team kicks off the year!

Kate-lynn Kent, Social Media Czar
September 18, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

To start off the new school year, the Napa High journalism class is bringing new ideas and improvements to the NHS Beat, Napa High’s school newspaper. We are proud to introduce new social media sites into our program to enhance our ability to distribute news. NHS Beat members in the past have upd...

BottleRock 2015

BottleRock 2015

Gabriella Picard and Grace Felder
June 3, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

This year was the third year the Napa Valley held their annual BottleRock music festival. An estimated 100,000 people just from out of town came and supported the artists. As always there was good food and wine to live up to the Napa Valley reputation. Chart toppers like Imagine Dragons, Snoop Dogg,...

Mrs. Watter retires

Mrs. Watter retires

Emily Mcdaniel and Yesenia Lona
June 3, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

After teaching since 1976, English teacher Mrs. Watter  has decided to retire. She decided to retire because her kids are grown up and her husband just retired as well. Her plans for retirement include, reading, writing, traveling, visiting, and hiking. She says most of all she’ll miss her colleagues...

World Watch: ISIS

Dustin Damwyk, Reporter
June 1, 2015
Filed under News

The Islamic State also known as ISIS has just taken over an Iraqi city known as Ramadi. This is the biggest victory for the Islamic State of the year. Last year the Islamic State were infamous for the beheadings especially for beheading of one journalist, James Foley, and capturing Iraqi city Mosul....

Parker Lake Wins ASB Election

Parker Lake Wins ASB Election

Elena Ingram and Laurel Steinharter
June 1, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The ASB student elections have just ended and the results are in, with Parker Lake winning the title of ASB President. He plans on taking on a project to improve the school and he also hopes to involve the town and community. “I feel I can bring leadership to the school.”  Lake said. Lake...

California Drought Wreaks Havoc

California Drought Wreaks Havoc

Kyle Panak, Reporter
May 26, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

With the extreme drought in California, citizens may notice the disastrous effects of water shortages, including a $500 dollar fine-commercial and residential-for water wasters all throughout California.   Most people do not know that droughts are a recurring part of California's climate,...

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