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The Reaping of 2016

The Reaping of 2016

Cole Torquemada, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

When we see celebrities, we never quite think of their mortality. As long as there’s television, they can live on through our memories. 2016 gave us a real eye opening experience with the deaths of many iconic figures we’ve come to know and love.  With the new year here, we mourn the losses of th...

Movies to Look Forward to this Year

Movies to Look Forward to this Year

Sam Hopkins, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

2017 has begun and with it come dozens of highly anticipated blockbusters. Of course there’s going to be the usual superhero movies but this year there’s going to be more than ever with marvel making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Thor Ragnarok and Spiderman Homecoming, Fox making Hugh Jackman’...

“The Bachelorette” Introduces First African-American Contestant

“The Bachelorette” Introduces First African-American Contestant

Esha Chawla, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

A spin-off of the American hit reality TV show, “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” is a show in which one woman decides which of 25 men will be her husband. However, through the twelve seasons that have aired on national television, all twelve of the bachelorettes were Caucasian. After much push...

Stranger Things Season 2 Predictions

Stranger Things Season 2 Predictions

Zachary Kolia, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

  Warning: If you have not watched Season 1 of Stranger Things, do not continue reading.        Everyone has been anxious for Season 2 of the hit Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things. On Super Bowl Sunday, the first trailer for the new season was unexpectedly released and has left p...

Super Bowl Show Halftime with Color Guard

Super Bowl Show Halftime with Color Guard

Cathrine Lilja, Photo Editor

February 8, 2017

Winterguard Makes Showing at Super Bowl Half-Time Show Bringing in a stunning 111.9 million viewers, this year's Super Bowl was certainly full of twists. However something that people may not have noticed was a little gem within the half-time performance. As usual, Lady Gaga wowed with her incredible music...

Downtown Adventures: Best Places for Teens

Downtown Adventures: Best Places for Teens

Esha Chawla, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

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...

Ed Sheeran’s comeback

Ed Sheeran’s comeback

January 27, 2017

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

   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

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

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

   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

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...

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