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Political Fashion Statements: The 2019 Grammys and Oscars

Political Fashion Statements: The 2019 Grammys and Oscars

Alexis Waiss, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Pop Culture

People across the country have watched this year’s Grammy and Oscars Awards Ceremonies, where accomplished musicians, actors, and actresses are honored for their hard work.  Other than to getting awards and supporting those who won them, celebrities also use these events to make a political statement, ...

21 Savage in Custody

21 Savage in Custody

Apurva Kannu, Page Editor

February 25, 2019


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Many people were shocked or confused when news came out that 21 Savage was arrested by ICE, claiming he was an illegal immigrant. Born in the UK and residing in Atlanta, 21 Savage overstayed his visa which expired in 2005. The real shock doesn’t come from his arrest, but rather that he is not a...

From Nothing to Something, YOU on Netflix

From Nothing to Something, YOU on Netflix

Stephanie Silva, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


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You is a Netflix original that just recently came out. Right away it started becoming a huge hit across the nation. The series originally aired on lifetime but only gained about 650,000 views and was hardly recognized. Greg Berlanti, the director of the show, also directed popular shows like Riverdal...

Do we care about Awards Season?

Do we care about Awards Season?

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


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Awards season has officially started and has created quite a stir for the celebrity world and for the viewers watching at home. Many award shows have already taken place including Golden Globes, and others like The Oscars and Grammy Awards will start up later next month. These shows have been going on for years, wi...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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