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The SpongeBob origin movie and remembering its creator, Stephen Hillenburg

The SpongeBob origin movie and remembering its creator, Stephen Hillenburg

Alex Paul, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


Filed under Pop Culture

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most successful cartoon tv shows and has been on air for 20 years. It has aired 11 unique seasons and 2 movies. Now, the SpongeBob franchise is in the process of creating a third movie.. In The SpongeBob Movie: It’s A Wonderful Sponge, SpongeBob will be voiced by Tom Kenny, ...

Kanye West: From Influential to Controversial

Kanye West: From Influential to Controversial

Vinay Srinivasan, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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Kanye West has been a target of criticism for the majority of his career. Whether it be tweeting about abolishing the 13th Amendment, legally changing his name to Ye, ranting about president Trump on Saturday Night Live, or performing live in a bulletproof chamber due to fear of being attacked, Kany...

‘The Hate U Give Me’ will make you want to give 5 Starrs

‘The Hate U Give Me’ will make you want to give 5 Starrs

Soumya Sahay, Page Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Pop Culture

The Hate U Give, a story written by Angie Thomas, was adapted as a movie and introduced to the public on October 5, 2018. Reviews have been praising the movie ever since it’s release, and it has been receiving largely positive feedback. “The thing I liked about The Hate U Give is that the message ...

Salted Cheese in Boba Tea: Happy Lemon is Now Open in Pleasanton!

Salted Cheese in Boba Tea: Happy Lemon is Now Open in Pleasanton!

Harshika Sethi, Page Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Pop Culture

Happy Lemon, a Chinese boba tea chain shop, has recently opened less than two miles away from Amador Valley High School. Happy Lemon may seem like the average boba tea shop, however, one topping makes all the difference: salted cheese. Salted cheese in boba doesn’t sound too appealing to most people...

Students love the new Netflix Original

Students love the new Netflix Original

Nidhi Patel, Staff Wtiter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Pop Culture

The new Netflix original movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, based off of the novel by Jenny Han, has been generating a lot of attention in the media since its initial release on August 17. Fans have been swarming social media to express their excitement about the movie. The story follows s...

Will Crazy Rich Asians Change the Face of American Movies?

Will Crazy Rich Asians Change the Face of American Movies?

Katalina Garber, Radio Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Pop Culture

Crazy Rich Asians, released on August 15th, is the first Hollywood blockbuster film to feature and all Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club almost 25 years ago. It is also one of the few romantic comedies to feature a strong female lead. Following in the footsteps of Black Panther, this film has been...

Battlegrounds 2 Makes it Right

Thomas Hsu

April 4, 2018


Filed under Pop Culture

    On the other side of gaming news, EA has completely revamped their progression system in Battlefront 2. Compared to the controversial loot box system they had before, the new system is pleasing gamers all around.    When the game was released last year, a majority of gamers boycotted...

Fortnite Takes Amador by Storm

Fortnite Takes Amador by Storm

Benjamin Guthrie, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Pop Culture

    Video games are an interactive experience enjoyed by many here at Amador, and many enjoy playing multiplayer video game with friends. The newest game currently being enjoyed by many is Fortnite: Battle Royale.     Battle Royale is a concept in which one hundred players drop onto an island and...

2017 Music Recap

2017 Music Recap

Jazmine Ramanathan, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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    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


Filed under Pop Culture

    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


Filed under Pop Culture

    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...

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