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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 shown in theaters September 8, 2023.

Movie Review: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is a commemoration of its iconic original

Ashlynn Suh, Staff Writer September 23, 2023

The third movie of Nia Vardalos’ My Big Fat Greek Wedding was released in theaters on September 8, 2023. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is the sequel to its original romcom in 2002, then following the second...

The Strawberry Coconut Drink blends coconut and strawberry to gibe you a tropical and seasonal flavor while the chocolate Oreo Milkshake is rich, creamy, and sweet. 

Food Review: Boba Nation opens in Stoneridge Mall

Lauren Tran and Eva Carranza September 22, 2023

Making its grand opening a few months ago, Boba Nation has quickly attracted several customers on account of its extensive menu. Located at the Stoneridge Mall, the shop serves a variety of tasty treats...

Many were reselling their tickets for the IMAX 70mm Oppenheimer screening for upwards of $100 from the original $18.99 price tag.

Movietime Frenzy: Oppenheimer blockbuster screens in IMAX 70mm worldwide

Yatin Bayya and Ryan Dawson August 26, 2023

Grossing almost $700 million in just three weeks, Oppenheimer has taken the world by storm for its story and rare IMAX 70mm film projection, enabling a whole new level of immersion using one of the highest...

Ariel sings on the rock after she saves Eric from the ship.

The Little Mermaid brings strong performances from the cast to recreate the magic of the original

Liane Ghazanfar, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

The Little Mermaid released to theaters on May 26th, 2023 starring Halle Bailey as Ariel, a young mermaid who wishes to be in the human world. The new live-action Little Mermaid movie is a stunning adaptation...

The Amador Wind Ensembles and small-group ensembles put on a great spring performance.

Amador Wind Ensembles fill the hall with music at the Collage Concert

Grace Huang, AVT Profiles Editor May 30, 2023

After hours of preparation, the Amador Wind Ensembles put on a show full of performances at the Collage Concert. Music filled the hall from all directions as students played on the balcony, on the stage,...

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom released May 12, 2023, and sold over 10 million copies in the first 3 days of release.

Game review: Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Kaylee Simpson, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

After six long years, a new Zelda game has come out. Critics have already highly praised this new addition, but what about the people playing? I’m personally questioning how it has differed from its...

The drumset is one of the key components of the composition of Aerosmith along with vocals, guitar, piano, and bass.

With Aerosmith going on their farewell tour, what has their impact been on the music industry?

Amogh Belgal, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Aerosmith recently announced their Peace Out 2023-24 Farewell Tour. This will be the tenth tour that this group has done. Peace Out is a North American tour and will be start off in Philadelphia on September...

Bradyn Jace, Saint Luna’s main vocalist, jams out on his guitar while playing  their opening song “Katz’s Garage”

Amador Alum helps put on Saint Luna Concert at Las Positas College

Ritika Ghosh, Podcast Editor May 26, 2023

On Wednesday May 17th, the Las Positas Musicology Club hosted their first concert, inviting indie band Saint Luna to put on a show for over a hundred people. The coordinator and publicist for the event...

Concert Band performs their last piece of the year, The Big Cage, conducted by director Jonathan Grantham in the spring concert.

Amador Valley bands end the year strong in the Spring Band Concert 

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

With great energy, Amador Valley concert, symphonic, and jazz bands B and C performed in the annual spring concert at Amador theater on Tuesday, May 23, a celebratory culmination of their musical efforts...

Band directors Jonathan Grantham and Edwin Cordoba take a selfie with the two wind ensembles during their morning soundcheck before their performance. (Photo provided by Amador Valley Bands.)

Amador wind ensembles perform at Carnegie Hall in New York

Amishi Anand, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

Amador Valley Wind Ensemble I & II joined together on a trip to New York and performed at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, April 11 for the first time since 2018.  “The two Wind Ensembles don’t normally...

With the high budget and high audience expectations, the movie doesn’t live up to the other Marvel movies but functions well as a stand-alone. There is never a moment where the audience is bored and I would say it’s worth a one-time watch.

Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quautumania is only worth a one-time watch

Amishi Anand, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, released after its world premiere in Hollywood, Los Angeles, expectedly delivers admirable action sequences mixed with frequent humor, but lacks clarity and character...

Jedi: Survivor allows players to explore unique, expansive environments in the Star Wars universe.

Jedi: Survivor makes major improvements in gameplay and story

Ian Cha, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

On April 28th, 2023, Respawn Entertainment released Jedi: Survivor, the long-awaited sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order. The game stars Jedi Cal Kestis, voiced by Cameron Monaghan, as he and his rebel crew fight...

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