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While preparing to win the Amazing Race, a student stands on a handmade world map.

AP Human Geography classes create and compete in a mock The Amazing Race

Nadya Carreira, Staff Writer May 28, 2022

As an activity after finals and AP testing, AP human geography students will race for first place by going through mental and physical challenges in an Amazing Race loosely based on the material they spent...

Chemistry students focus on the directions needed to make their ice cream.

Chemistry classes make ice cream to beat the heat

Nadya Carreira, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

As a treat after their finals took place, chemistry classes at Amador used thermodynamic principles to make a delicious summer snack: ice cream. As one of the only edible experiments performed in class,...

Located right across the train tracks, Taqueria Don Chepe is only a short walk away from campus.

Spanish students practice their real world language application at Taqueria Don Chepe

Jalen Alami, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

This past week, Spanish teacher Jay Schoby gifted his students with a quick field trip to Taqueria Don Chepe, a local Mexican cantina located just on the edge of downtown Pleasanton.  “We are having...

Sarah Yang (23) and MIlla Zuniga (23) pose with completed goodie bags.

Key Club makes goodie bags for custodians

Sarah Yang, Infographics Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

Realizing that custodians aren't appreciated enough, Key Club decided to make goodie bags for them. On May 24, the club put together presents thanking the custodians they felt deserved some little gifts...

The spring supplements, which are put in the back of the yearbook, arrived on Monday.

Yearbooks to be distributed on Wednesday and Thursday

Katy Clark, AVT Page Editor May 24, 2022

On the week of May 23, the yearbooks are going to be distributed to all of the 1,212 people who have ordered them. For six staff members, the yearbook advisor, and the teacher assistants, this is going...

Independent of the forma education system, Matthew Zhao continues to pursue his passion as a software engineer.

From Amador Dropout to Employed Software Engineer: Matthew Zhao talks about his journey in Computer Science and Cybersecurity classes

Andrew Xiao, Staff Writer May 24, 2022

Last Friday, Richard Hanson’s AP Computer Science and Cybersecurity classes welcomed guest speaker Zhixiang (Matthew) Zhao to talk about his experience as an employed software engineer and developer...

The GSA survey took a few minutes to complete, allowing students to give their input on gender-neutral restrooms.

GSA organizes survey and petition for all-gender bathrooms

Karissa Yeung and Yi (Steven) Yang May 20, 2022

Amador's Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club has been organizing a survey about student support for an All Gender restroom, a single stall or more that will be open to people of all genders, on campus....

The lacrosse team prepares to smile and wave as the camera flies by to record all activities at Amador.

An overview of the AV Lip Dub

Sofia Skinner and Lucy Taylor May 19, 2022

This week, Amador prepares to film the 2022 AV Lip Dub, a tradition that began in the early 2000s that features every club, sports team, and school-affiliated program at Amador. A camera walks through...

Pramila Srinivasan talks about the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset.

Guest speaker Pramila Srinivasan addresses FCSN club

Katy Clark, AVT Page Editor May 19, 2022

On May 18, guest speaker Pramila Srinivasan, CEO of an autism research center The Brain Foundation, came to Amador to speak to students in Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN), a club dedicated...

ACE Coding Day brings CS to new generation

ACE Coding Day brings CS to new generation

Carol Xu, AVT Page Editor May 18, 2022

Nancy McDonald and Veena Harbaugh join forces to give the business classes opportunities to shine light on the many different careers awaiting them.

Business Entrepreneurship and Marketing class welcomes guest speaker Veena Harbaugh

Krithika Subramaniam, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

The Business Entrepreneurship and Marketing class has been gifted with the liberty of meeting real world entrepreneurs year-round in their very own classroom. They had their most recent presentation from...

Ashley Torres (‘22) poses with her freshman health letter and believes that a lot of what she wrote about still resonates with her today.

Seniors receive their freshman health letters back

Kylie Cancilla, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Every year the freshman health classes write letters to their senior selves. Recently the class of ‘22 got those letters back in the mail. With them came memories and feelings of nostalgia for the seniors...

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