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Since the return to in-person school, the Regular Algebra II classes have seen a spike in students failing tests. Our reporter launched an investigation to find out why.

The XYZ affair: students struggle in algebra

Carol Xu, AVT Page Editor November 24, 2021

Returning back to in-person learning, the regular Algebra II course has seen student grades on tests drop more than any other math class at Amador. Administrators noticed a huge spike in Ds and Fs among...

Amador seniors held up flyers to sign up people to vote.

Emma Rathjen sets up Register to Vote Drive

Parker Brown and Lucy Taylor November 19, 2021

Thanks to some proactive students on campus, Amador Valley now enables students who are 18 to register to vote on campus. Emma Rathjen (‘22),  has put together a stand for students who are sixteen years...

A representative for a military branch explains the opportunities of his field to a student.

Mini-fair brings opportunity for apprenticeships, trade, and work in military branches

Kazuya Yasui, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

On November 18, there was a job fair held at the quad at Amador Valley during lunch. The job fair highlights the job opportunities available in the trade, apprenticeship, and military fields.  “I...

AV Leadership worked hard to plant flowers in the quad for the rest of the school to enjoy.

AV Leadership spruces up campus with plants and decorations

Nadya Carreira, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

After students hopping on the “Devious Licks” TikTok challenge wreaked havoc across campus, AV Leadership is helping the school turn over a new leaf.  “We’re planting native plants to bring...

Despite a beautiful mural painted on the stalls of the girls bathroom, students have ripped and destroyed the art pieces.

Vandalism continues to carry on at Amador

Anaita Mistry, Page Editor November 18, 2021

Even without instigation from social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, Amador students continue to vandalise our school. “A big misconception is that it's funny, but people really don’t...

Students dressed in clothes like the APTs black shirts to express teacher appreciation at school on Thursday.

Students wear black to school in support of teachers

Elyssa Lieu, AVT Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

Last Thursday, students at Amador dressed in black to show support for teachers as tense contract negotiations with the district continued at a stalemate. “As of Thursday, November 4, the teachers...

Construction workers put in tremendous effort for the shade structure, creating a safer environment for the students.

Amador’s shade structure nears completion

Sara Kracke, Photo Editor November 5, 2021

Amador’s anticipation for the new shade structure has been ongoing for a few months now. The shade structure is close to being completed and the estimated finish time is early November. Todd Utikal,...

The TUPE club members aimed to raise awareness around drug and tobacco abuse.

TUPE club organizes Red Ribbon Week activities

Mandy Wong and Max Kiyoi November 1, 2021

To celebrate Red Ribbon Week, the Tobacco Use Prevention (TUPE) club organized five days of different activities to raise awareness surrounding drug and tobacco addiction. Standing at the front gates,...

Officers of the Latino Club, Yatziri Hernandez, Yazmin Martinez, and Es Lizeth Barajas, set up the vivid display of symbolic objects for the Altar of the Dead on November 1st.

Latino Club celebrates Día de Los Muertos with Altar of the Dead

Emma Ka, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

For many of us, October 31 is memorable because it reminds us of Halloween, trick or treating, lively parties, and boundless candy. However, for others, it marks an evening of preparation for November...

 Students and parents seek some much-needed help in the tedious application process through college application workshops.

Counselors hold college application workshops for students

Kevin Zhu, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2021

Amador’s counselors held a workshop on Wednesday for students struggling with the college-application process. Since October is prime time for finalizing college applications, various students and parents...

Chemistry students modeled various elements with the help of sugar cookies, frosting, and M&Ms.

Chemistry classes observe Mole Day with cookie festivities

Zaynah Shah, AVT Page Editor October 24, 2021

This past Friday, the Amador chemistry classrooms celebrated Mole Day, a day dedicated to chemistry’s infamous Avogrado’s number. “The students made atoms out of their cookies with the M&M’s...

Students from leadership and the Don Squad celebrate a successful Homecoming rally.

A recap of Homecoming week at Amador

Karissa Yeung, Anaita Mistry, and Imogen Rogers October 21, 2021

Homecoming rally brings Don spirit The Amador Homecoming rally was held on Friday, October 15, one day before Homecoming. It was the second rally of the 2021-2022 school year, and also the rally where...

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