The hefty cost of Senior Ditch Day

The hefty cost of Senior Ditch Day

Esha Chawla, Staff Writers
May 30, 2017
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Similar to how Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  fakes an illness to get out of school, hundreds of seniors every year call in sick the day after Senior Ball in what has become famously known as “Senior Ditch Day.” On Senior Ditch Day, seniors hope to make some final memories with thei...

AV DECA DONminates at ICDC

AV DECA DONminates at ICDC

Mark Liu, Politics Editor
May 24, 2017
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    From April 24-27, Amador Valley DECA competed at the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim. With nearly 20,000 competitors, it is the largest pre-college business competition event in the world. AV DECA DONminated the competition with 21 of 26 competitors making it to finals (top 20), 1...

Students’ social media addiction

Students’ social media addiction

Sanika Samel, Staff Writers
May 22, 2017
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After a long and stressful day at school, we’re all tempted to get back home and spend the rest of the day on our phone or on TV, catching up on new episodes or reading the latest gossip. Social media plays a big role in our lives, and many of us find ourselves addicted to it, whether users realize it...

Going beyond senior service hours

Going beyond senior service hours

Cole Torquemada and Emily Twisselmann, Staff Writers
May 22, 2017
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For the past few school years, graduating Amador seniors have been required to complete 20 hours of community service. Many seem to agree that there’s a good reason for this requirement, too. In general, the benefits of required service hours outweigh the drawbacks.     “The purpose of the...

Cyberattacks hit globally

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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In the past few days, global cyberattacks have flooded the world, resulting in data being held hostage for over 200,000 computers. These attacks hit hospitals, FedEx, Nissan, Russian banks, and average consumers, as well as a variety of other places. Specifically, only unupdated Windows computers were h...

Eric Swalwell Speaks Out Against Russia Ties

Eric Swalwell Speaks Out Against Russia Ties

David Shih, Staff Writer
May 7, 2017
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Congressman Eric Swalwell, who represents Pleasanton, has clearly expressed his dislike for Russia, accusing them of repeatedly and overtly working against American values. Following several claims and revealings of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the despise has only grown. ...

New Access Period Schedule Approved for Amador Valley

New Access Period Schedule Approved for Amador Valley

Nanette Lui, News Editor
May 3, 2017
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On March 22nd, 2017, a school-wide email was sent out by Mr. Williams saying, “Last week the PUSD School Board approved Amador Valley’s request to pilot a new bell schedule for the 2017-2018 school-year.” This new bell schedule includes the new Access Periods that AVHS will pilot for PUSD. With the...

Comp Civics 5th in Nation

Comp Civics 5th in Nation

Matt Sioson, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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   Amador Valley is a competitive school in all of it’s programs, be it band, test scores, or sports. Last week Comp Civics lived up to the Don’s reputation by placing 5th overall in the national “We The People” competition.    Led by Mrs. Sklar, Amador’s comp Civics class placed ex...

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,...

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