PPIE Run for Education Success

PPIE Run for Education Success

Esha Chawla, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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This year, on April 23, 2017, 2482 students, parents, and teachers stood at the line near the Pleasanton Fairgr ounds to run the PPIE (Pleasanton Partners In Education) Race. In 2012, PPIE held its first run for education. Since then, five runs have been hosted, and the event has raised over $300,000 f...

Donversity week sneak peek

Filippa Nielsen, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
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Donversity is just around the corner and this year it is going to be even bigger. This year‘s rally will have a wider variety of performances. “We have planned spirit days, food menus and then it all culminates in the rally,” said Mrs. Grewal, vice principal. There is week of daily activitie...

AV. Comp Civics takes the win– again!

Esha Chawla, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
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Amador Valley’s Competition Civics has brought home its third consecutive first-place win at States! After preparing for over five months, Comp. Civics students were happy to see the results of their hard work when they claimed the state title. By winning first place at the state competition, membe...

Amador’s political cartoons

Emily Twisselmann, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
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For the past five years, Mr. Doyle’s Drawing 2 class has been assigned with the same task: illustrating their own political cartoons. It’s no secret that mastering different artistic techniques and media is a challenge. In fact, practicing with charcoal and dip pens can take hours on end. So,...

Trump Making Headway

Trump Making Headway

Essa Chawla, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
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On November 9th, 2016, President Donald Trump won the presidential election against Hillary Clinton by winning 306 of the electoral college’s 538 votes against Clinton’s 232. Throughout his campaign, Trump vowed to cancel Obama’s policies on immigration, ask Congress to repeal the restrictions on g...

New drop-off policy

Esha Chawla, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
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With the welcoming of the new year, Amador Valley’s Administrative team has also made some changes to the way things run in the main office. After having to deal with a heavily congested office in between periods and during lunch and brunch, the admin decided that all pick-up and drop-off items would...

Students March for Change

Students March for Change

Claire Helmer, Sports Editor
January 26, 2017
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On Saturday, January 21st, men and women across the country participated in the Women’s March to protest for gender equality, women’s rights, and more.    Millions of people, including several students and staff here at Amador, took part in the marches, both locally and on the other s...

Bees close to extinction

Bees close to extinction

Kenzo Cabiluna, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
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The Rusty Patched Bumblebee species, also known for its scientific name, Bombus affinis, has recently been listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on January 11th. Since the 1990’s, the population of the species has plummeted, making it hard to find ...

DECA Succeeds at Norcal

DECA Succeeds at Norcal

Mark Liu, Staff Writer
January 23, 2017
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Last weekend, Amador Valley DECA competed at the Northern California District Career Development Conference (Norcal). To say that they were successful at the competition is an understatement. Amador sent a team of 55 competitors in a field of over 1000 contestants from numerous Northern Cali...

AV Ethics club places 5th in first competition

AV Ethics club places 5th in first competition

Mark Liu, Staff Writer
January 21, 2017
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On January 14th, the Amador Valley Ethics Team competed in the Ethics Bowl at UC Santa Cruz. The team placed fifth out of eighteen teams, half a point shy of fourth place and a berth in the semifinals. It was the team’s first competition in school history. “Basically, we're given 15 cases which involve ver...

Political riots

Political riots

Cole Torquemada, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
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The country finds itself under extreme stress due to one of the greatest political upsets in history. America’s publically ridiculed president-elect, Donald Trump, along with his equally satirized vice president-elect, Mike Pence, have both experienced a mass wave of criticism after winning this ye...

Mix-it-Up Day brings AV community closer together

Mix-it-Up Day brings AV community closer together

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
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Entering high school can be a daunting leap, as students experience a flood of new ideas, new faces, and overwhelming challenges. In response to this issue, LINK and SEED held an event for freshmen called Mix-it-Up at Lunch Day. “Mix-it-Up at Lunch Day was on Thursday, November 17th, and it took place during lunch in the large gym. The even...

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