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Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers is out now on all listening platforms.

Kendrick Lamar returns with hit album, Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers

Sarah Yang, Infographic Editor-in-CHief May 17, 2022

After five long years, Kendrick Lamar finally releases another hit album, Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers on May 13, 2022. Following his announcement of the album on April 18, everyone has been excited...

While director Patha Thongpan rises to the occasion, delivering a fresh take to the beloved tale that tackles a burning, complex romance, the central plot disappoints as another rehashing of past adaptations, and quickly loses momentum as the series progresses.

TV Show Review: “F4 Thailand” offers modern spin on Japanese romance with dazzling cast, disappointing plot

Carol Xu, AVT Page Editor May 14, 2022

3/5 When the Japanese manga series Hana Yori Dango was first published in 1992, no one could have foreseen the massive shudder it would send through East Asian entertainment. First, came Taiwanese drama...

Kendrick Lamars new song, The Heart Part 5, sets the stage for his new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

Kendrick Lamar surprises fans by releasing The Heart Part 5

Mikail Mirza, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Amidst the album drop on Friday, Kendrick Lamar released a surprise song, “The Heart Part 5” as a preview of what’s to come. Fans are ecstatic about the new project, as his significance in the hip-hop...

A trombonist plays in the concert.

Band’s Concertos and Confections concert raises money to support Ukraine

Alex Wu, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

On Wednesday May 4, Amador’s musicians performed in a music concert hosted in the multi-purpose room. Two dozen solo and group performers from all grades showcased their talent with their pieces and...

Multicolored lion dancers from Formosa Association of Student Culture Ambassadors (FASCA) dramatize the San Francisco Union Square stage.

San Francisco celebrates AAPI month with the annual Taiwanese Cultural Festival

Max Kiyoi, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

On May 7th, San Francisco’s Union Square held a Taiwanese Cultural Festival, the largest celebration on the West Coast recurring almost every year since 19973. The family-friendly celebration featured...

Moon Knight on Disney+ premiered on March 30.

Marvel takes risks with Moon Knight

Thomas Kim, Page Editor May 10, 2022

From the psychological mind games, to a fractured identity and a worldly threat, Moon Knight delivers on all the classic Marvel characteristics in this phase-4 show.  The Story The series first...

Netflix’s newest hit, Heartstopper, tells the story of Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring

Netflix’s newest hit: Heartstopper on healthy LGBT representation

Katy Clark and Jamilla Zuniga May 9, 2022

On April 22, the love story between Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring caught the attention of many Netflix users. While a lighthearted and a quick watch, this show holds great importance in the advancement...

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now showing in theaters worldwide.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brings comic books to life

Haley Gottlieb, Staff Writer May 8, 2022

Overview On May 6th, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness released in theaters for fans all across the globe to see. The long-awaited, action-packed movie of madness follows Dr. Stephen Strange...

Snapchats Random Fingerspelling lens teaches users to spell new words to familiarize themselves with the ASL Alphabet.

Snapchat releases new filters to help users learn ASL

Devika Subramaniam, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Social media companies have recently started to create apps, filters, and videos about American Sign Language (ASL).  “I’m really glad that companies are trying to integrate more diverse users,...

Artist Joanna Chu (‘23) designed her project with the overlying theme of capturing her daily life in her artwork.

Donversity Art Show: celebration through creativity

Eva Raul, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Last Thursday, more than 50 student artists contributed to the Donversity Art Show in the library. From black and white pictures to painted canvases to digital art, different art forms celebrated Amador’s...

The walls of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers display countercultural themed graffiti.

“Three Writers Does not a Generation Make”: What is the Beat?

Sharon Jiang, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

The Beat Museum on 540 Broadway, San Francisco is a designated memorial for the Beat Generation literature movement from the 1950s. Photos, letters and real artwork from famous Beatnik writers featured...

The Varsity Team finishes their “Corners of Your Mind” show with a vibrant pose.

Winter guard wraps up successful season: Varsity wins first place and JV takes second

Abigail Kent, Yasmine Hanna, and Karissa Yeung April 25, 2022

Over the course of their season, the Amador Valley Winter Guard varsity team has dedicated countless hours of hard work into perfecting their routines and performances. Their commitment has paid off, as...

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