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

Anushka Banerjee, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture

    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 10, 2015


Filed under Pop Culture

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


Filed under Pop Culture

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 ...

“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


Filed under Pop Culture

  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


Filed under Pop Culture

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


Filed under Pop Culture

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


Filed under Pop Culture

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


Filed under Pop Culture

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 9, 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...

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