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Frozen’s unique story appeals to all audiences

Frozen’s unique story appeals to all audiences

Michelle Christman, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014


Filed under Pop Culture

Disney’s latest release, Frozen, has received universal praise from critics around the world. Some critics claim it to be the best Disney animated picture in recent history, and the film has grossed well over nine hundred million dollars worldwide. The soundtrack has topped iTunes’ best-seller char...

‘Flappy Bird’ falls — for the final time

‘Flappy Bird’ falls — for the final time

Jamie Altman, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2014


Filed under News, Pop Culture

Seemingly out of nowhere, ‘Flappy Bird’ spread like wildfire among smart phone users. Twitter feeds were consumed with screen shots of high scores and complaints about the near impossible application. But on February 8, game creator Dong Nguyon declared he had had enough. “I am sorry 'Flappy...

App Review: Flappy Bird

App Review: Flappy Bird

Brianna Reynolds, Opinions Editor

January 30, 2014


Filed under Pop Culture

The new iPhone, iPad, and Android application, "Flappy Bird” by Dong Nguyen, had created a huge hype here at Amador. Flappy Bird is an application where users are challenged to get “Flappy” through a series of green tubes without hitting the edges of them or crashing to the ground. Users tap...

Changing from page to screen

Changing from page to screen

Brianna Reynolds, Opinions Editor

January 27, 2014


Filed under Pop Culture

Most readers and movie-watchers feel film interpretations of books are not at all what they are cracked up to be. Three recent movie releases claim to be based on highly influential and well-known books The Great Gatsby, The Book Thief, and Catching Fire, but their film counterparts may not always...

Catching Fire makes a hot debut

Catching Fire makes a hot debut

Nicole Morote, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014


Filed under Pop Culture

Catching Fire, the much-awaited sequel to The Hunger Games, came out on November 22, 2013. The movie shows the next installment of Katniss’s life after she emerges as victor from the Hunger Games, a brutal game in which children are forced to fight to the death. The Hunger Games received criticism...

Band travels to Chicago

Band travels to Chicago

Nicole Morote, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014


Filed under Pop Culture

Marching band, one of the school’s most widespread programs, has selected a small group of people to go to a Chicago band festival. This is a very prestigious opportunity, as only four schools in the United States have been invited to play, and Amador Valley was accepted on the first audition. Amador...

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