10 Ways Pet Parents Can Kill Time

10 Ways Pet Parents Can Kill Time

Alexis Waiss, Page Editor

April 1, 2020

Now that shelter-in-place and PUSD school dismissal have been officially extended until May 1st, there are only so many things one can do, especially when it comes to spending time with your animals.  If you’re tired of walking your dog or playing with the cat string over and over, here are 10 fu...

We need more movies like Birds Of Prey

We need more movies like Birds Of Prey

Mickey Lonner, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

As a fantasy nerd, I love comic books and movies—but as a girl, sometimes that’s hard. Growing up, there weren’t many female characters on screen that I could look up to, and when there were, they were more oversexualized sidekicks than anything else. That’s gotten better over time. Wonder...

Lil Uzi Vert’s New Album: Eternal Atake

Emma Hodges, Social Media EIC

March 9, 2020

Fans have patiently been waiting for the well-known rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, to drop another hit album since his last popular hit, Luv is Rage 2, released in August of 2017. After nearly two and a half years, the famous hip hop rapper shocked his fans all around the world by surprise-releasing his new a...

BTS Map of the Soul World Tour

Trisha Khattar, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

In the past couple of years, BTS, a South Korean boy group consisting of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, have taken both their country and the western world by storm as they accumulate an unparalleled, unprecedented, and fast-growing fanbase called ARMY. With meaningful and positive ly...

The Diversity in The Oscars

Zachary Nicholas, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

As seen in the graph, the highest viewership in recent memory came in 2014. This year, there was a large amount of diversity at the awards. 12 Years a Slave was the frontrunner in nominations, and Ellen DeGeneres was hosting.  The next year, there was a drop in the number of colored nominees. What is...

Super Bowl LIV highlighted the importance of diversity

Sahana Kumar, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Over the years, every football bandwagon and non-football watchers prepare ourselves for two things: the food, the halftime show, and the commercials. And this year, it seems the Super Bowl paid attention to how they can be more diverse.  This is the first time in Super Bowl history that two Latina wom...

January’s Favorites: books, television shows, and other entertainment

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

It just seems like the decade started but in reality, the month of January has already sped by in full glory. Along with the month came a collection of new books and TV-Shows, as well as award ceremonies. Here’s a recap on some of the new releases of pop culture you may have missed. The Grammys...

The psychology behind toxic relationships and friendships

Marisa Fidone, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

A healthy relationship should have honesty, compassion, and empathy. At least once in a lifetime, young adults have faced cross-roads in friendships. Signs of toxicity come subtly in the beginning, often people feel depleted, used, criticized, or generally worse when they are with this person.  Many...

5 Healthy Habits Amador students should implement for increased success

5 Healthy Habits Amador students should implement for increased success

Sarah Banholzer, Derry Xu, and Mark Lester

December 17, 2019

As we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in the new year, it's the perfect time to say goodbye to our bad habits, and learn new tips and tricks on how to be more productive and successful in 2020. In this article, we share five tips of highly effective teens that, if performed correctly, will leave...

How Amador tackles stress during finals season

How Amador tackles stress during finals season

Harshika Sethi, Zachary Nicholas, Sahana Kumar, Bernard Abousleiman

December 17, 2019

Amador Valley High School always tries its best to support students throughout their high school career. In an effort to help students reduce their stress during finals week, Amador’s counselors set up various activities, including opening up the Wellness Center, hosting therapy dog sessions, meditatio...

Tips for Finals

Lindsay Gewirtz, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Finals are coming up very soon and it is important to study so you can be more prepared and less stressed. Students around Amador have different ways to study that increase how prepared they are and could help others to get ready. “I use Quizlet or flashcards but I also like to get help from my brother....

The Junior class experiences the “Roaring 20s” during 1920s Day

The Junior class experiences the “Roaring 20s” during 1920s Day

Emma Hodges and Sarah Banholzer

November 25, 2019

     1920s Day here at Amador is a celebration of the Roaring 20s hosted by the Junior history classes. 1920s Day at Amador has been an ongoing tradition for the Junior class for many years now and many teachers have been able to participate in the tradition throughout their time at Amador. Each ...

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