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Bottlerock 2017 Delivers

Audrey Palmer, Arts and Entertainment Editor
August 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Bottlerock 2017 was a weekend full of gourmet food, exquisite wine, and legendary headliners. The festivities began on Friday May 26th and lasted until Sunday the 28th. Thus leaving Memorial Day as a recovery period for the festival goers. Big hits were Maroon 5, Tom Petty, and The Foo Fighters. Activitie...

Girls Champion Softball

Girls Champion Softball

David Lopez, Editor-in-Chief
June 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Napa High School Girl’s Varsity Softball team are CIF-San Joaquin section champions! The Indians were the eighth seed in the section playoffs and started hot by upsetting the number one seed, by a score of 4-1. Freshman Grace Guzman had one RBI and scored twice. Jenna Baker pitched a complete ...

‘The First Taste of Summer’: Saturday

‘The First Taste of Summer’: Saturday

Helena Parker, Reporter
June 5, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Reviews, Showcase

Ask any Napa local what the busiest weekend of the year is in this town, and their answer will most likely be Bottlerock weekend. The three-day festival boasts itself as being “the first taste of summer” with star-studded musical performances, food and wine from around the valley, and more. This was ...

Jazz Show 2017

Jazz Show 2017

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

It has come to that time of the year where the Napa High Dance Department puts on the Jazz show. They had ten groups dancing, Jazz 1, Jazz 2, Jazz 3, Jazz 4 (which is JV and Varsity Spiritleaders), Breakers, Salsa/Latin Dance group, Dance Officers, and five Senior Spiritleaders. The theme of this years show wa...

Martinez Named New Football Head Coach

Martinez Named New Football Head Coach

Will Shull, Sports Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On May 24th, Principal Annie Petrie announced that the search for the new Napa High football head coach was over. The new coach is Jesus Martinez. Martinez has been a coach of Napa football since 2006, coaching next to ex-head coach Troy Mott for an impressive 10 years. “We were very aware of the...

Napa High Art Show

Napa High Art Show

Kenji Deragon, Reporter
May 31, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Napa High school had its second annual visual arts show on Thursday, May 17th, letting the artistic people of Napa high let their work be seen and admired. Many different sections of the visual arts program participated in the art show, with Ceramics, Photography and Art all having their work on displa...

Fidget Spinners? New Trend?

Fidget Spinners? New Trend?

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Fidget Spinners, the new trend? These first came out for people who have autism or ADHD. However, people are now purchasing them just for fun and as a toy. Many teachers are getting annoyed by these but that doesn’t stop the students from using them at any chance they have. Some students find that t...

Let’s Go Gaels!

Let’s Go Gaels!

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Editor's Picks, News, Showcase

Napa High juniors took a college tour to a university that they could soon be calling their home. A select group of students had the opportunity to get a first hand experience of what being a student at Saint Mary’s is like. A field trip lead by the school’s junior counselor Mr. Ayala who just so...

We Need Our Libraries!!

We Need Our Libraries!!

Lili Mautner, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

School libraries play an important role in education and the overall school experience. Without librarians these libraries would not be able to function or be effective. Recently there have been rumors that the Napa School Districts will be cutting the librarian position at most if not all schools with...

The Benefits of Taking A Gap Year Before College

Helena Parker, Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

It seems as if the majority of people graduate from high school, rush on to college, then settle for a lackluster job. But where’s the adventure in that? Some students, however, opt for taking a gap or bridge year before entering college, which can have numerous benefits. So what is a gap year? We...

What to Expect From Bottlerock 2017

What to Expect From Bottlerock 2017

Audrey Palmer, Managing Editor, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Bottlerock Napa Valley is a music festival located at Napa’s local fairgrounds. This isn’t your small county music show. In past years headliners have been No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Imagine Dragons, Stevie Wonder, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. This year is the fifth year of Bottlerock which features Ma...

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