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Amador’s Common Sense club leads a self defense class

Sonali Carumbaya, Page Editor

February 7, 2020

On Friday, February 7, Amador Valley’s juniors, Serena Lim and Nadia Rehman are hosting a self-defense class in the wrestling room at lunch.  This effort is part of their club called Common Sense. Students who are in this club are taught basic skills they can use beyond high school. They plan to ...

What is the true cost of taking an AP Class?

What is the true cost of taking an AP Class?

Sarah Banholzer & Lucy Dou, AVT Editor in Chief and Page Editor

February 4, 2020

As it becomes that time of year for Amador students to pick their classes for next year, we begin to ask ourselves, what is the true cost of taking an AP Class? Amador provides a multitude of AP classes to all four years of students. Students are able to choose to take these AP level classes to not only...

Tips for students who are looking into getting their driver’s license

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

This is the time where most sophomores get geared up for applying to drive schools and start the process of getting their driver's license. The process leading from going to the local DMV to the actual tests can get quite tedious, so it’s important to have a step by step idea of what to do. Som...

New game: Shouzou Kaga’s Vestaria Saga Review

New game: Shouzou Kaga’s Vestaria Saga Review

Michael Delucia, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Shouzou Kaga is the man to credit for starting one of the longest-running game series in the world, Fire Emblem. During his time at Intelligent Systems, he worked on the first five games in the series. These games being Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem Gaiden, Fire Emblem...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Hit or Miss?

Mickey Lonner and Zachary Nicholas

January 24, 2020

Hit: The new Star Wars trilogy has acquired acclaim and criticism alike from critics and fans, but The Rise of Skywalker was undoubtedly the worst received. Walking into the theater, I was sure I wouldn’t like what I found.  Maybe that was why I was shocked with how enjoyable the movie actu...

Joker: Hit or Miss?

Joker: Hit or Miss?

Mickey Lonner and Zac Nicholas, Staff Writers

October 15, 2019

Hit:  Joker is a dark, twisted, and beautiful film. Todd Phillip’s cinematic masterpiece is a work of art, with a Joaquin Phoenix performance that deserves all the praise in the world. His take on the deranged and psychotic killer is one for the history books. However, some critics of the film ...

Spiderman is back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spiderman is back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Zachary Nicholas, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Friday, September 27th, it was announced that Sony and Marvel have finally reached an agreement.  Last month, while discussing Spider Man’s future, Sony and Marvel were unable to come to terms with regard to th...

Fans shocked after Spider-Man leaves MCU

September 6, 2019

  In late August, news came out that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will be leaving the MCU. This comes weeks after Far From home hit theaters. Leaving many fans confused and angry, the problem arises from Sony and Disney not agreeing on a new contract for the movie Franchise.     “I’m a huge Marvel fan. Spider-Ma...

#SurvivingCardiB

#SurvivingCardiB

Esha Shah and Rut Bansal

May 7, 2019

On her Instagram Live about three years ago, rapper Cardi B made a controversial statement that has blown up. Because of this video, Cardi B’s integrity and values has been brought into question, not to mention the legality of the things she confessed to doing. Can anyone just do anything because they...

‘Old Town Road’ Becomes Hit Lead for Billboard Hot 100

‘Old Town Road’ Becomes Hit Lead for Billboard Hot 100

Julia Cornwell, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Our favorite recent hit that we’ve been hearing everywhere we go, ‘Old Town Road’, has not surprisingly hit lead for Billboard Hot 100 for the third week in a row. This song originated from the Yeehaw Challenge on Tik Tok but broke out onto our own playlists. Released on December 3, 2018, it...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Sequel

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Sequel

Nidhi Patel, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

It has been about eight months since the initial release of the Netflix Original movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, which is based on the book by Jenny Han with the same title. The movie follows 16-year old, Lara Jean, and her complicated love life after her love letters mysteriousl...

Political Fashion Statements: The 2019 Grammys and Oscars

Political Fashion Statements: The 2019 Grammys and Oscars

Alexis Waiss, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

People across the country have watched this year’s Grammy and Oscars Awards Ceremonies, where accomplished musicians, actors, and actresses are honored for their hard work.  Other than to getting awards and supporting those who won them, celebrities also use these events to make a political statement, ...

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