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2017 Fashion Trends

2017 Fashion Trends

Lili Mautner, Reporter
June 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Every era has a style that defines it and makes it memorable. At some point old styles cycle through and become new again. 2017 has brought us a combination of fashion from several decades, and incorporated it into an all new era of recycled clothing. This year one of the main trends is thrifting...

High School: As Good as it Gets?

High School: As Good as it Gets?

Lili Mautner, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when you sit down and think; Is my education really worth it? Can I stand three, two, or even one more year of this useless, unwanted torture? The answers are almost always: “Yes, I have to.” “It’s only one more year.” “My parents w...

Not My Rodrick

Not My Rodrick

Lili Mautner, Reporter
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Fans are outraged. People are heartbroken. Children are scared. The “New Rodrick” has spurred an outbreak of hysteria and confusion. #notmyrodrick is trending on twitter and fans are writing it on their wrists to show support of the original Rodrick. In order to fully express the betrayal fa...

Teenage Life Behind The Wheel

Teenage Life Behind The Wheel

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As young drivers acquire their licenses with each passing day I decided to assess the pros and cons of young adults on the roads. Being a driver is a big deal when you really think about it. One unfortunate moment and your life could be at risk. As days go by we see more and more teenagers pass th...

Jock Lot Capacity Problem

Jock Lot Capacity Problem

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Now that we are entering Spring, many students are getting their licenses. Which means more cars in the parking lots. Some students say that the jock lot should be just for juniors and senior who have their own cars, but what they aren’t realizing is that sophomores are getting older and getting t...

New Mascot Ideas

New Mascot Ideas

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Napa High may have to make a new mascot, but the question is, what will this new mascot be? Many students, parents and alumni have been trying to put in their own opinion on different mascot ideas. Some people want the mascot to be related to an indian, while others want it be completely different. ...

Seriously Speaking

Seriously Speaking

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Opinion Editor, Features Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Through social media and calls, home students and parents were able to find out that on Wednesday a threat had been made to Vintage High School and later that week Napa High School too. The threat lead to students from both high schools to stay home and away from potential danger. With the two recent ter...

Tribe United

Tribe United

Julian Sosa, Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Once Every month the Napa high staff has the opportunity to nominate a student who has showed leadership inside or outside the classroom for tribal pride, which acknowledges you for being a being an exemplary student. When students are nominated they are excused from 2nd period on a friday and are invi...

Napa Indians No More?

Napa Indians No More?

Julian Sosa, Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Napa High has been known as the Indians since 1897, something that might soon come to an end. There have been many meetings regarding a mascot change but as of right now there is still no answer. There will be an open meeting of the NVUSD school board April 6, 6-7pm, in which anybody can come and discuss...

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...

Abusive Relationships: Knowing The Cycle

Abusive Relationships: Knowing The Cycle

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Opinion Editor, Features Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From memes made by disturbingly possessive boyfriends and girlfriends to popular comic characters in unhealthy relationships, one thing making is sure. Unhealthy and otherwise abusive relationships are making their way into today's pop culture. Many have the more than slightly incorrect definition of what an...

Is Valentine’s Day Worth It?

Is Valentine’s Day Worth It?

Bertha Gallegos, Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every year at the end of January, the takeover of Valentine’s Day begins. This means just about everywhere is decorated with pink and red hearts, this also means love will be in the air. Many people adore this holiday but many also hate it. Some people seem to go to great lengths to show their lov...

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