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Admin Reacts to Vargas’ Arrest

Admin Reacts to Vargas’ Arrest

Haley Powers, News Editor
May 11, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

On Sunday, April 26, Julian Vargas-coach of the girls junior varsity soccer team-was arrested for allegedly sending nude photographs of himself to a minor and making sexual advances toward the 16 year old student. It was later revealed by the Napa Valley Register that Vargas had began working before h...

New Law in Arkansas allows possible discrimination

New Law in Arkansas allows possible discrimination

Grace Felder, Reporter
April 8, 2015
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Recently, Arkansas and Indiana have been in the headlines for proposing a law that would allow businesses to refuse service for gay people. Though the wording is slightly different in both of the proposals, the message is generally the same; business owners have the right to refuse service to anyone...

A Dose of Reality

A Dose of Reality

Grace Felder, Reporter
April 6, 2015
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On Thursday March 26th, emergency department nurse Linda Dutil came to Napa High to present what happens to your body if you decide to give in to drugs and alcohol. She empowered students to stay safe and showed them what happens if you don’t, all the while blending seriousness and humor to engage...

New Building to Help Fix Internet Issues

New Building to Help Fix Internet Issues

Aiden Harvey, Reporter
March 24, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

NHS has been working on a solution for the technology issues with Echo, emails and the internet. The half-finished building policed by construction workers near the district offices may be the solution. This building is the new Information Technology building, and it’s set to become the headquarters...

Spiritleaders Win National Competition

Spiritleaders Win National Competition

Kate-Lynn Kent, Reporter
March 17, 2015
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Napa High varsity spiritleaders have done it again and won grand champs! The girls competed in the National Dance Alliance Elite National Dance Championships. They won highest score at the competition with a 9.832, making this the ninth year in a row that Napa High School Spiritleaders won this competition....

NHS Gets A New Principal

NHS Gets A New Principal

Jaxson Shull, Editor In Chief
March 8, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, News, Showcase

  When a school community is as close as Napa High School, the task of replacing retiring current principal Barb Franco brings challenges, with the most important from a students perspective being that of finding the right fit to lead Napa High into the coming years. Many students were holding on ...

Winter Drumline

Winter Drumline

Haley Powers, News Editor
March 3, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Recently Napa High’s winter drumline won at a band competition at Rodriguez High. The drumline was entered into the novice division, where they secured a victory. The band performed all 3 parts of Tribal, a musical setlist they often perform. The band practiced hard, diligently going over their...

The Purrfect Dissection

The Purrfect Dissection

Haley Powers, News Editor
January 30, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

WARNING- detailed images of cat dissections shown. Look at your own risk. Students in AP biology have recently let the cat out of the bag-literally. Starting last Wednesday, cat dissections have been taking place in a few classes. The cats-some having nicknames like “Garfield” and “Lucifer”-were...

World Watch: 12 killed in Paris Massacre

World Watch: 12 killed in Paris Massacre

Grace Felder, Reporter
January 16, 2015
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On Wednesday, January 7th, two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. Of these 12 people was editor Stephane “Charb” Charbonnie, 7 Charlie Hebdo employees, and 2 police officers. 11 others were seriously injured.   The two masked gunmen were brothers; Said Kouachi, ...

Leelah’s Message

Victoria Martin, Op-Ed Editor
January 16, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

In recent news a 17-year-old transgender teen committed suicide after dealing with rejection and extreme negativity for her unsupportive parents.   Leelah Alcorn was a natural born male named Joshua from Kings Mills, Ohio. She came to identify as a female, made viral news after committing suici...

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