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Downtown Adventures: Best Places for Teens

Downtown Adventures: Best Places for Teens

Esha Chawla, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


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Feeling bored? Need something to get your head off of school? You should head to Pleasanton’s downtown! There are plenty of places to go where you can eat, shop, or just hang out with friends and family. “Overall, I like the atmosphere [in downtown Pleasanton] and how everyone is so happy. I al...

Amador’s Favorite Movies and Shows

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

January 30, 2017


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Hidden Figures Imagine being looked down upon no matter how great your achievements and qualifications are. That is the central theme of director Theodore Melfi’s hit new drama Hidden Figures. Taraji P. Henson stars as mathematician Katherine G. Johnson, the woman who calculated the flight path...

Ed Sheeran’s comeback

Ed Sheeran’s comeback

January 27, 2017


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HE’S BACK! After 2016 being coined as “one of the worst years ever,” many people were happy to see that 2017 was off to a good start when Ed Sheeran released two new songs,“Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You,” on January 6th. Fans were very excited to hear Ed Sheeran’s new musi...

Rogue One a Star Wars Story: What You Need to Know

Rogue One a Star Wars Story: What You Need to Know

Samuel Hopkins, Staf Writter

December 15, 2016


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   Rogue One: a Star Wars Story directed by Gareth Edwards, is Disney’s first attempt at making a stand-alone star wars film. Rogue One takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, it tells the story of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and her team of rebels stealing the plans to the Death Star.   ...

New Local Businesses

New Local Businesses

Fiona McHugh and Sophie Clinton

December 8, 2016


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ICICLES:    Hoping for a January 2017 opening date is the new business, Icicles. The new and fresh ice cream roll operation is located on 600 Main Street, Pleasanton, taking over the spot of Yolatea.    They serve a new technique of eating ice cream, first starting with either the choice of ...

Supernatural New Season

Supernatural New Season

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


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Supernatural’s twelfth season premiered October 12, 2016. Despite the departure of Jeremy Carver, the previous showrunner, and several writers, Supernatural has maintained the qualities loved by its fans. Supernatural consistently delivers phenomenal acting and an engaging plot that has raised a sizeable fa...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Jonah James, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


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   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first of five films in a Harry Potter spin-off series that tells the story of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) a magical zookeeper, who loses several supernatural animals throughout New York City. On his mission, set in the Harry Potter universe, h...

The Fosters’ Season 4… Most Dramatic Season Yet!

The Fosters’ Season 4… Most Dramatic Season Yet!

Anushka Banerjee, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


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Since June 3rd, 2013, The Fosters has been one of the most watched TV series on ABC Family, which now goes by Freeform. Released in mid-2013, The Fosters has been running for more than a while now, having celebrated its 2-year anniversary quite recently. The show features an interracial lesbian coupl...

Concerts in the Bay Area

Concerts in the Bay Area

Gabriela Miller and Sophie Clinton

November 29, 2016


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    Playing live in front of an audience is every artist’s dream, but it’s also every fan’s dream to see their favorite artist live. However, concerts never seem to come cheap, especially here in the Bay Area. Student populated concerts have been Twenty One Pilots, Drake, Kanye West, and ...

New Disney Princess Moana

New Disney Princess Moana

Megan Greer, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


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   On November 23, 2016, Disney released the new princess movie, Moana. The cast includes, Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk, Jemaine Clement. The movie is causing mixed emotions about adding another Disney princess. “ I’m excited to see what Disney has in...

How to Have a Vegan Thanksgiving

Emily Twisselmann, Staff Writer

November 26, 2016


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To many, the Thanksgiving that we celebrate today has a few main focuses: cooking and eating traditional food, and spending time with family.  “My favorite food at thanksgiving is the rolls, the pillsbury flaky pull apart rolls with butter and honey. The traditional food is turkey, of course, the ham, hu...

New Pixel Google Phone

New Pixel Google Phone

Jonah James, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture

   Tired of your iPhone’s short battery life? Or just looking for something new? Then Google’s Pixel Phone might be the alternative you were looking for.     Complete with an aerospace-grade aluminum unibody and shaded gorilla glass, the Pixel offers a sleek design accompanied by surprisi...

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