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‘It kind of sounds like poetry’: Student rapper Young Kristo releases his first album, ‘COLD HEARTED’

Akshara Kollu | February 2, 2021

Sophomore Christopher Coquilla joked about being a rapper on SoundCloud, an open audio and music platform, near the end of his freshman year.

“I just kept telling everyone, ‘Oh I’m going to…

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Divided We Stand: How political stances shape UPA

Vidya Achar | December 10, 2020

As a result of the November election, tension and bitterness run high on both sides of the political spectrum. At UPA, several students are struggling to maintain relationships because of differences in…

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Why Indians should stand with the Black Lives Matter movement

Akshara Kollu | September 10, 2020

The Gandhi Mahal, a Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant in Minneapolis, was set aflame on May 9 amid the protests and riots regarding Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the unjust treatment of George Floyd, amid crimes…

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SCU and CZU Lightning Complex fires cause stress as fear of evacuation looms

Alyssa Garcia | September 9, 2020

The smell of smoke lingers in the Bay Area as the SCU and CZU Lightning Complex fires burn, causing a surge of fear and anxiety for members of the UPA community.

The SCU (Santa Clara Unit) Lightning…

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Protesters evade shelter-in-place guidelines to demonstrate against COVID-19 emergency dorms for homeless

Alexandra Rozmarin | May 13, 2020

South San Jose community members protested the construction of COVID-19 tiny homes for the homeless in District 2 on the morning of April 28, ignoring national, state and county shelter-in-place guidelines.


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