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2017 Music Recap

2017 Music Recap

Jazmine Ramanathan, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture

    As the year comes to a close we see all our favorite artists coming out with their last albums of the year to make a mark on 2017.     For the rap genre, Drake came out with More Life which took off and was a huge hit! Tyler the Creator came out with a new album as well, he is on tour righ...

Electronic Arts Controversy

Electronic Arts Controversy

Thomas Hsu, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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    Recently Electronic Arts, the company behind Star Wars Battlefront 2, has gotten a lot of backlash after players discovered that certain items in the game costed a ridiculous amount of playtime or in-app purchases to unlock advantages.     “It will take 4,528 hours of gameplay (or $2100) to unlo...

Black Friday 2017

Black Friday 2017

Thomas Hsu, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture

    Every year the holidays come around, and everyone is shopping for gifts. Stores take advantage of this by using Black Friday to slash their prices, enticing people to come shop for discounts. Students at Amador like to shop smarter during this weekend and save.     “On Black Friday I’ll usually go t...

John Green Visits Pleasanton

John Green Visits Pleasanton

Emma Hodges, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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    John Green, bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars and more, pays a visit to our very own Pleasanton, CA. Green’s new book, Turtles All the Way Down, tells the story of a teenage girl named Aza Homes who suffers from severe an...

Starbucks’ 2017 Holiday Cup

Starbucks’ 2017 Holiday Cup

Soumya Sahay, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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    Starbucks has always been known for their specialty holiday drinks, but now, people are more attracted to what the drinks are held in. Every year since 1997, Starbucks creates a new holiday cup, and this year, they came back strong.     The 2017 cup not only has a beautiful design printed on it...

Kwanzaa – An Underrated Winter Holiday

Kwanzaa – An Underrated Winter Holiday

Jazmine Ramanathan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture

    Kwanzaa, a holiday that doesn't get much light compared to christmas or even hanukkah. Contrary to common belief, Kwanzaa isn't even a religious holiday! It is a secular festival observed by many African Americans from December 26 to January 1 as a celebration of their cultural heritage and tradi...

High schoolers aging out of trick or treating

High schoolers aging out of trick or treating

Apurva Kannu, Junior Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture

    There is an ongoing discussion over whether high school students should continue to trick-or-treat. Many say that they have the right because they are technically still in school. However, the other side is that teens are too old, and can be a possible danger to younger kids. Typically, hig...

Stranger Things returns with a second season

Stranger Things returns with a second season

Jazmine Ramanathan, Staff Writer

October 28, 2017


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    Stranger Things, our favorite spooky tv show, came out with their second season Friday the 27th. This new installment contains 9 new episodes, more than the previous season!     Many people were skeptical of this second season before it premiered because the story itself seemed almost compl...

How to feed yourself in college

How to feed yourself in college

October 17, 2017


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    This is the last year of highschool before the seniors of Amador are shipped off to college, and many of them only know the basics of cooking, like cutting vegetables or boiling water to make ramen.     “I think ramen is good and easy to make...but it only tastes okay.” says Meghann Kl...

PewDiePie Uproar and Copyright Strike Ensue

PewDiePie Uproar and Copyright Strike Ensue

Ben Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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    Internet star Felix Kjellberg, known to Youtube as Pewdiepie, was doing a livestream of him playing a videogame called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Sunday, September 10th. In an act of anger, he casually used a racial slur as an insult to the other person frustrating him.     This live...

What’s the deal with Scientology?

What’s the deal with Scientology?

October 17, 2017


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    Many Hollywood stars have begun to speak out against the highly controversial religious practice, Scientology. With Leah Remini, an actress most commonly known for her role as Carrie Heffernan in the show King of Queens, who is coming out with her third season of “Scientology and the Aftermath,” its pres...

Drama in the OC

Drama in the OC

Neha Johar, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture

    Bravo’s original hit show Real Housewives of Orange County has been all about the drama in the past, but moreso lately. The show contains situations throughout these women’s extravagant lives, from crying over weight gain to arguing over if someone really has cancer, this show has it all. ...

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