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Open Mic Night at Inklings: A Success

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

The third open mic Night event at Inklings Coffee and Tea happened on March 8, and it was a smashing success. Inklings, the City of Pleasanton and Ptownlife Newstream all had a hand in making this event come together. Originally, they thought to keep it once a year, but since it was so successful, they ...

Distracted Driving – It Can Wait!

Distracted Driving – It Can Wait!

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Page Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

As spring is approaching new drivers are making their way onto the streets. However the safety of the roads are always in question. Texting and driving, even though illegal, still happens every day. “The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each...

Will Californians vote to lower blood alcohol limit for DUI?

Will Californians vote to lower blood alcohol limit for DUI?

Nidhi Patel, Page Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion

Driving under the influence has been a problem all over the world. Countries have begun cracking down on the amount of alcohol allowed in a person while they are driving. In the United States, the current blood- alcohol limit is at 0.8 percent. However, in California, lawmakers have proposed a new b...

Say Something Week: A Nationwide Event That Vehicles Education to Prevent School Tragedies

Say Something Week: A Nationwide Event That Vehicles Education to Prevent School Tragedies

Alexis Waiss, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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This week, schools and youth programs across the country have participated in the program, Say Something Week.  Say Something Week gives the opportunity for schools to raise awareness about how to spot out and act upon warning signs indicating student suicides and school shootings for the sake of preve...

Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Emma Hodges, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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Netflix’s documentary, Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party That Never Happened was released January 18th of 2019. This new drama explains to viewers how entrepreneur Billy McFarland and his partner, famous rapper Ja Rule, deceived guests by promising a VIP event, but budget and a short time frame led ...

Executing your Resolution to Exercise: How to do it and Why it’s important

Executing your Resolution to Exercise: How to do it and Why it’s important

Alexis Waiss and Aishni Jolly

February 5, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Opinion

Going into the month of February, many are still trying to follow their New Year’s resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is exercising more, but then this idea usually gets abandoned within a short period of time. Some experts on campus have provided some input about easy ways to exerci...

The Food the Fad & the Ugly

The Food the Fad & the Ugly

Julian Koste, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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Many teenagers and young adults care greatly about their body image and dieting habits, which is probably why there are so many diets out there trying to find the absolute best way to eat and drink. “Any diet that totally restricts particular kinds of food, generally, can cause some really serious hea...

The Truth About Body Image

The Truth About Body Image

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Page Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

 Mental health is not only a major concern among the current young adult population, but a quite serious concern among the present teenage population as well. The rise in social media use not only contributes to higher levels of anxiety and depression, but with the bombardment of “picture perf...

The Significance of the Martin Luther King Day

The Significance of the Martin Luther King Day

Lilou Sicard-Noel, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The United States is presented as a country of liberty and equality. Today, everyone can go to college, be hired, or take the bus without major discrimination issues. Black, white, man, woman; everyone are equal as they should be. However, things were not always this way. First of all, it wasn’t until January 3...

Favorite Holiday Traditions For AV Students

Favorite Holiday Traditions For AV Students

Chandni Prabhu, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features

The holiday season is here and AV students are very excited to spread holiday cheer with their peers. Amador is a very diverse campus which implies varied family holiday traditions. Some students have family traditions that they have been following for many years. Others just make plans to spend time w...

Holiday Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians!

Holiday Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians!

Nidhi Patel, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The holiday season is a time for relaxing and spending time with family. This time of the year brings lots of love, happiness, and of course food! Eating with family and friends is always special, but cooking with them is even more enjoyable. For vegans and vegetarians, the holiday delights are a litt...

How are holidays celebrated in other countries?

How are holidays celebrated in other countries?

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

90 percent of the people in America celebrate Christmas. The second Thanksgiving dinner is over, red and green lights, Christmas trees, Santa, gifts, cookie-decorating, and stockings can be seen everywhere. However, besides Christmas, many other holidays are celebrated around the world during this fe...

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