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“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” Comes to Pleasanton

“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” Comes to Pleasanton

Natalia Rehman, Staff Writer

March 12, 2015


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  A theatrical adaptation of the well-known book "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis, presented by the Civic Arts Stage Company, made its debut in the Firehouse Arts Center on March 6. Directed by Rachel Robinson and with an adaptation by Joseph Robinette, the play combin...

Recap of the 87th Annual Oscars

Recap of the 87th Annual Oscars

Jacob Baer, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015


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Another year, another show! The 87th Annual Oscars Awards Show certainly did not disappoint. Some highlights included first-time host Neil Patrick Harris, unique live performances, and of course, the celebration the best films of the year. The show began with the introduction of host Neil Patrick...

Recap: 2014’s Top Pop Culture Moments

Natalia Rehman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015


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2014 has been an incredibly eventful year for pop culture. Celebrities did the unexpected and movies captured audiences like never before. From chart-topping songs, to the hilarious Oscar selfie that broke the Internet, entertainment in 2014 undoubtedly left its mark. First of all, a global phenom...

What does Harper Lee really want for “Go Set A Watchman”?

Mrinalini Narayan

February 23, 2015


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Harper Lee’s sequel is to be published July 14th regardless of her uncertainty   Harper Lee, author of the timeless classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” has now issued the releasing a sequel she had written sixty years ago. Our shocking discovery of the book gave the impression that Lee didn...

Time Travel Hits Theaters Today- Project Almanac

Time Travel Hits Theaters Today- Project Almanac

Natalia Rehman, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015


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This modern twist on time travel will have audiences believing in the impossible. “Project Almanac”, released January 30, 2015, revolves around high school senior David (Jonny Weston). After discovering his deceased father’s blueprints for a time machine, David along with his friends is able...

The Era of 1989

The Era of 1989

Katie Grant, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Pop Culture

By just age fourteen, she had gotten her own record deal.  At age 24, she has won over 228 awards, been nominated 438 times, and honored by the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Her new album has sold over 1.3 million copies in just the first week, a record that has not been touched since 2002. Her name...

Taylor Not-So-Swift

Taylor Not-So-Swift

Mrinalini Narayan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Pop Culture

Taylor Swift has currently removed all of her music from Spotify simply because she believed she was not producing enough money. From country to pop, Taylor swift’s genre of music would be categorized as “unknown.” Her sudden change in genre has worked towards her favor with over 1.287 million...

Maze Runner has audiences running for more

Maze Runner has audiences running for more

Natalia Rehman and Manisha Chawla

September 24, 2014


Filed under News, Pop Culture

Modeled after the famous book by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” was released in theaters on September 19, 2014. Directed by Wes Ball, the film contains an outstanding group of crew and cast members. “The Maze Runner” stars Dylan O’ Brien as Thomas, a curious young man that arrives at the...

What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight- Band Camp and the coming season

Natalia Rehman and Manisha Chawla, Staff Writers

August 28, 2014


Filed under News, Pop Culture

Band camp proves to be a success, once again at Amador Valley High School as 330 students convened during their summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. Students like Senior Austin Kim, the woodwind captain, has expressed the notion of band members being connected to each other as a family....

’12 Years a Slave’ to be added to high school curriculum

’12 Years a Slave’ to be added to high school curriculum

Michelle Christman, Staff Writer

April 15, 2014


Filed under News, Pop Culture

It seems no one can stop talking about the Oscar-winning hit, 12 Years a Slave. Directed by Steve McQueen and based off the autobiographical novel by Solomon Northup, the film has received almost universal praise. However, the National School Boards Association recently announced its plans to invol...

Franco’s inappropriate flirtation could just be publicity stunt

Shriya Bhindwale, Features Editor

April 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Pop Culture

I have always considered James Franco one of the most intelligent actors of our time -- he went to Columbia School of Arts, teaches classes at the University of California, Los Angeles in his free time, and hits the trifecta of entertainment: acting, directing/producing, and musical theater. Perhaps...

Closing applications drains iPhone battery, despite common belief

Closing applications drains iPhone battery, despite common belief

Brianna Reynolds, Opinions Editor

April 13, 2014


Filed under News, Pop Culture

When the 10% battery notification lights up on iPhone screens, iPhone owners use many tactics to save battery, including turning down brightness, connecting to WiFi, and clicking out of open applications. But some prove to have the opposite effect. By double-tapping the iPhone home button and swiping...

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