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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


Filed under Pop Culture

    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


Filed under Pop Culture

    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. ...

Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour

Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour

Jazmine Ramanathan, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture

    The Pop Icon, Lady Gaga has been on her Joanne tour since August 1st. Lady Gaga's original dates for her tour were Sept. 21 through Oct. 28, however, it was postponed to early 2018, because Lady Gaga hit a bump in her road, due to some physical complications that she has to personally overcome befo...

Selena Gomez Gets a Kidney

Selena Gomez Gets a Kidney

Paige Alexander, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture

Kidney Transplant Saves the Star         Selena Gomez recently announced that she had a kidney transplant due to Lupus, and that her best friend Francia Raisa was the donor. In an Instagram picture featuring her and Raisa, the duo are holding hands in their hospital beds. Francia Raisa...

New Animals Being Discovered

New Animals Being Discovered

Claire Helmer, Sports Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture

In recent months, two new primate species have been discovered, and there have been several spotting of the Tasmanian tiger that was thought to be extinct. The Angolan Dwarf galago is a newly discovered sub-species of primate who is now in danger already. “I think it’s interesting because...

12 Best Things to do in Pleasanton (and surrounding cities)

12 Best Things to do in Pleasanton (and surrounding cities)

Ryan Palia, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture, Showcase

If you are a resident of Pleasanton who is bored with the suburban setting - stop complaining! There are a ton of things you can do in Pleasanton to have fun! 1.The Dairy    Located at the south end of Main Street, the Dairy serves some of the best ice cream in California! You can come here...

Star Wars Celebrating its 40-year Anniversary

Star Wars Celebrating its 40-year Anniversary

Sam Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Pop Culture

Recently in Orlando, Lucasfilm and Disney held the annual Star Wars celebration and all sorts of news has come out from The Last Jedi trailer to the announcement of Star Wars: Rebels final season. But the biggest panel was on the first day where lucasfilm celebrated the fortieth anniversary of a New Hope. The pan...

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