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How the coronavirus is affecting Amador seniors’ college decisions

How the coronavirus is affecting Amador seniors’ college decisions

Emma Hodges, Social Media EIC

April 2, 2020

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) targeting the U.S. and the majority of the world, the government has officially enforced a quarantine on all residents leading to the shut-down of high schools and colleges across the nation. Students and teachers have resorted to remote-learning from home, emptying all school ...

How Amador families are staying connected to their churches through the coronavirus pandemic

How Amador families are staying connected to their churches through the coronavirus pandemic

Casey Chang, Photo Editor

April 2, 2020

During this emotionally rattling time, many people are using religion to cope with the impact of COVID-19. Governor Gavin Newsom’s enforcement of shelter in place and ban on all gatherings has put a halt on in-person church services. However, many Amador families are finding other ways to stay conn...

Amador spring sports halted due to coronavirus

Amador spring sports halted due to coronavirus

Mark Lester, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has halted almost all normal activity in Pleasanton. For Amador’s athletes, this has been felt perhaps most heavily with the cancellation of Amador Valley spring sports. Some of Amador’s spring sports include baseball, softball, track and field, swimming, boys tenni...

Amador seniors’ feelings amid the coronavirus pandemic

Amador seniors’ feelings amid the coronavirus pandemic

Emma Hoges, Social Media EIC

April 1, 2020

 Many seniors’ most cherished memories are from experiencing fun senior activities such as senior ball, baccalaureate, grad night, and graduation, alongside their friends and graduating class. Unfortunately for the class of 2020, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has the possibility of taking a...

AV senior Sophie Wells saves 2020 Donversity art gallery

AV senior Sophie Wells saves 2020 Donversity art gallery

Lucy Dou and Soumya Sahay

March 31, 2020

As a diverse school community, Amador holds Donversity week every school year in March. This celebration was started by former AV vice president Nimerta Grewal approximately six years ago, and has been a beloved rally and spirit week ever since. Last year, Amador began to hold a Donversity Art Gallery to prov...

Amador Track Coach Ozzie’s “Corona Indoor Nationals” Goes Viral on Youtube

Amador Track Coach Ozzie’s “Corona Indoor Nationals” Goes Viral on Youtube

Alexis Waiss, Page Editor

March 26, 2020

Since California Governor, Gavin Newsom ordered that Alameda County will shelter in place, the community has been forced to find activities to help pass the time while stuck inside their homes.  A majority of people have done this by facetiming their loved ones or binging shows on Netflix; however, Amad...

Mr. Amador boys joins Pleasanton’s Creatures of Impulse

Mr. Amador boys joins Pleasanton’s Creatures of Impulse

Sahana Kumar, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

As Mr. Amador gets ready for their May show, several fundraisers for the charity they fund, the George Mark Children’s House, have occurred. Two of which with local high school-based Tri-Valley improv troupe, Creatures of Impulse. The ten Mr. Amador boys squared off against Creatures of Impulse...

Holocaust Museum comes to Amador

Lindsay Gewirtz, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

    On Tuesday, March 2nd, the Honors World History classes here at Amador got to walk through paintings depicting the stages of the Holocaust. The class is currently in the World War 2 unit and this was a special event that allowed students to learn outside of the classroom, allowing students t...

New Club: Bollywood Ensemble

New Club: Bollywood Ensemble

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The Amador Valley Bollywood ensemble (AVBE) is a new club that will start on March 2nd. The club officers created this club to advocate for more culture on campus. “Because we have a lot of western ensembles and jazz and that kind of culture here, I really wanted to integrate some Indian culture...

The psychology behind teen pressures

The psychology behind teen pressures

Marisa Fidone, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

In today’s world, teenagers are expected to know what they want to do, what schools they want to attend and what profession they wish to pursue, now, earlier than ever before. Whether it is the new and more advanced environment that we live in, which is fast-paced, there are varying pressures including...

Amador Strong: Color Guard

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Reina Dayrit, a senior at Amador, is completing her 14th season of the color guard this year. She started doing guard since the sixth grade and has been doing it ever since. “The middle school I attended, Wells Middle School, had a Colorguard. They did many parades competitions, so I joined the...

Amador Strong: Figure Skating

Amador Strong: Figure Skating

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Soumya Sahay, a junior at Amador started doing figure skating at the age of eight and has made it her passion ever since. Sahay has started skating competitively over the past few years and has participated in five to six competitions until recently. She plans to move forward to skating in college too. ...

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