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Is Halloween A Dying Holiday?

Grace Felder, Reporter
November 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

From the trick or treating and candy to the fun of dressing up, Halloween is a kid’s wonderland. For one night out of the whole year you can transform into a vampire, a princess, or whatever else you can think of. Halloween is unlike other holidays (like Thanksgiving for example) that people would...

PSAT or PKMN (Please Kill Me Now) ?

Laurel Steinharter, Reporter
October 31, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The end of the week is praised by many if not all high school students. After a long week there is nothing to look forward to more, than enjoying your 2 days off. Unfortunately in the past years Napa High school sophomores and juniors have had their weekend interrupted to take the PSAT. Such was the...

Freshman Success or Nonsense

Freshman Success or Nonsense

Dustin Damwyk, Reporter
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

High School can be a big jump from Middle School. New people, new campus, new studies, etc. It can take some time for Freshmen to get used to High School, but when they have a mandatory class to take for freshmen to “become a better Freshmen” for eight times in a trimester, it can be too much.   The Freshmen stereotype is that they ...

Relationships and Desperation

Gabriella Picard, Reporter
October 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The most common dating age has changed quite a bit over the last few years. Kids eleven to twelve years old are starting to date but the majority start dating at the ages fourteen and fifteen due to the unspoken rule of , “you can’t date until high school.” Statistics, from Kate Fogarty  from the...

To Go Off Campus Or Not To Go – Freshman’s Infinite Question

To Go Off Campus Or Not To Go – Freshman’s Infinite Question

Antonio Indrieri, Reporter
October 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Coming into Freshman year, many were excited for new beginnings and new adventures, and some of those adventures consisted of going off campus. Incoming Freshman come into high-school expecting to finally have freedom and travel out in the world, that world is the amazing food venders that are across...

The Early Bird Catches the Worm – or does it?

The Early Bird Catches the Worm – or does it?

Elena Ingram
October 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

There’s nothing worse than having to wake up from a deep sleep, only to start your daily routine early in the morning. Wanting to continue having that amazing dream, only to hear your annoying alarm go off. Coming to school, with droopy eyes, messy hair, hardly being able to stand up because you’re...

NFL Talk With David

NFL Talk With David

David Lopez, Sports Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

A recent incident involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice caused an uproar. A security video recorded  Rice pulling  his unconscious fiancee out of a casino elevator after an altercation was discovered. Rice later admitted to hitting his fiancee, and a video of the altercation inside the elevator...

The Loophole Of Educational Platforms

The Loophole Of Educational Platforms

Jewel Gamsby, Features Editor
September 15, 2014
Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion, Showcase

Echo, a website developed by New Technology High School, is a supposedly advanced and improved way of accessing classroom news. Teachers can post agendas, projects, grades, activities, and discussions that are all accessible to students. Ideally, this program promotes convenience and the ease of technology....

Too Much ‘Bottle’ in Your ‘Rock’

Too Much ‘Bottle’ in Your ‘Rock’

Victoria Martin, Reporter
June 4, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In a small town with most things only provided for people 21 years old and older, local teens don’t have much to look forward to, but for the past two years both teens and adults get to enjoy a outside festival called BottleRock. BottleRock is a local musical festival that started last year at the...

Senior Year Overlook

Senior Year Overlook

Joy Hopkins, Op-Ed Editor
May 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Our senior year is coming to an end. As the weeks keep whittling down, the worse the case of senioritis becomes. We all can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we all are excited to pursue our dreams into the real world. With all of these thoughts running through our heads, it’s hard to take...

A Curious Feature of Our Existence

A Curious Feature of Our Existence

Sharayah Smith, Reporter
May 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It is a great process of the universe to help you realize that your shoe is untied. Firstly, a photon departs from the sun and travels through the earth’s atmosphere. Your shoelace absorbs and re-emits the photon, and the reflected photon passes through your eye’s pupil and toward your retina. After...

Popularity Rules

Popularity Rules

Jewel Gamsby, Reporter
May 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s that time of the year again… approaching ASB elections have people asking:  What does it take to be an elected student body official? Are the elected students the ones who are really doing the best for Napa High, or is this simply a glorified popularity contest? In order to be entered into t...

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