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Favorite Candy Poll for Students at Amador

Favorite Candy Poll for Students at Amador

Megan Greer, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture

For this poll, there was 25 people interviewed. Out of the 25 people, the most popular candy was Kit Kat, however, the least popular candy was a Snickers Bar. The second most liked candy was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Twix came in third.

Best Horror Movies for Halloween

Best Horror Movies for Halloween

Sophie Clinton, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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As fall begins, so does the crave for the spine-chilling genre of horror. An ongoing question is if viewing horror movies during fall excites the craze, and if watching it on Halloween makes it more enjoyable. “I love watching horror movies during fall, but I don’t think watching horror movies on...

An Au Courant Amador

An Au Courant Amador

Caroline Recupero, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture

   Autumn has just begun and new trends are already surfacing for the season. From loads of velvet, to flashy statement fur, New York Fashion Week displayed a fresh aim for Fall ‘16 and every magazine and fashion lover took note.    A popular look that many AV students love is inspired fro...

iOS 10 & iPhone 7 receive mixed reviews

iOS 10 & iPhone 7 receive mixed reviews

Esha Chawla, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture

After many months of rumors about what the well-renowned company Apple has been up to, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, finally released his plans for the new iPhone, iPhone 7, and the new update, iOS 10. The new iPhone is said to have two side-by-side cameras that allow for better photograms, to be water...

Suicide Squad Sparks Debate

Suicide Squad Sparks Debate

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture

At last the movie that every DC fan waited all summer for was released last month, and unfortunately has turned out to be a disappointment.    Suicide Squad revolves around the premise of the government using a criminal based unit to tackle high risk missions. Amanda Waller, the brainchild behin...

Is Rock no longer on Top?

Is Rock no longer on Top?

Cole Torquemada, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture

 Rock used to be the most common choice of music for teenagers. However, throughout the decades, Rock music has gone through a steady decline.     “I think it's unfortunate that some older genres, such as rock, are somewhat overlooked by a lot of younger people” said Bryce Rogers (‘17). ...

Where to play Pokemon Go?

Where to play Pokemon Go?

Cathrine Lilja, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture

      As the summer hit its peak in July, many people were confused by the sudden numbers walking around in the California heat, glued to their phones. It wasn’t long until the few that didn’t understand were drawn into the activity as well.     “When Pokemon Go first came out the entire world was fir...

XBox One S: The XBox One’s More Adequate Sibling

Anushka Banerjee, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


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    By 2001, an electronic company by the name of Microsoft released their own gaming console. They were expanding their boundaries and erasing the idea that they were only associated with computers and software.     Fast-forward twelve years, and the XBox One was released. It was the succes...

Gluten Free and Vegan Options at Amador

Gluten Free and Vegan Options at Amador

Gabriela Miller, Pop Culture Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture

      With the rise of allergies recently, and more people turning to a vegan diet, school lunch options are varied to accommodate most needs.     Food allergies for children have increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011, according to  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that...

New coffee shop to spice up downtown

New coffee shop to spice up downtown

Fiona McHugh, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture, Showcase

Downtown Pleasanton is a hub for new businesses and a great place to meet friends. Inklings, a new coffee shop, will fit well into Pleasanton’s atmosphere. “When people come to Inklings, we want them to feel like it is a place of conversation, engagement, fellowship, and the arts.” said Hannah ...

New Star Wars Teaser Released

New Star Wars Teaser Released

Jacob Baer, Staff Writer

May 9, 2015


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The widely popular “Star Wars” movie series from the 70’s to the early 2000’s is now back! In October 2012, Disney bought out the company Lucasfilm, and announced that they would be making a “Star Wars: Episode VII” in the near future. According to USAToday, “The buyout is Disney...

Grey’s Anatomy death leaves audiences heartbroken

Grey’s Anatomy death leaves audiences heartbroken

Natalia Rehman, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


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It was the most shocking moment in Grey's history. It left millions of fans in utter disbelief. It was the death of Dr. Derek Shepherd also known as "McDreamy"; he was a main character. He passed, in the episode titled "How to save a life?" released April 23rd. The character was hit in a car crash ...

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