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The California Diaspora

Thomas Hsu, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


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        This June, many of our seniors are going to graduate and go to college or straight into the workforce. Some of us have not decided what to do after graduation.     “As soon as I finish my active duty in the military, I’m going to college outside of California ” says Jaxen...

Local nonprofit works to aid music education

Local nonprofit works to aid music education

Yuwei Dou, Photo Editor

March 23, 2018


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     Nonprofit Organization "Promoting Leadership for Aspiring Youth" (PLAY) held a charity music concert in Pleasanton on the evening of March 4th at Harvest Park Middle school.      Their aim was to fundraise for the nonprofit organization program Pleasanton Partnerships in Education due to the s...

Our obsession with coffee

Our obsession with coffee

Kevin Shi, Staff Writer

January 13, 2018


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    Ever since its discovery in Ethiopia in the 9th century, coffee has become one of the world’s most popular drinks, beaten only by oil as one of the most traded products across the world.    “Coffees great, great energy booster in the morning. When you don’t have time for breakfas...

Just do it… later

Just do it… later

Jared Caldwell, Staff Writer

January 13, 2018


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   Amador students often face the dilemma of either doing their homework at night or in the morning. Predictably this results in homework being completed while the teacher is collecting it or the period before it is due.    Procrastination is not the only thing that intrudes upon Amador students’ ...

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Anurag Koyyada, Staff Writer

January 13, 2018


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    According to an internal PUSD report, the “Hispanics/Latinos” subgroup faced a fifty-eight percent opportunity gap in Language Arts and a forty-eight percent gap in Mathematics over the last school year. However, David Haglund, Pleasanton’s newest superintendent, may be their golden ticket to s...

Amador Thanksgiving Traditions

Paige Alexander, Rishabh Das, Neha Johar

November 22, 2017


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   Amador Thanksgiving Traditions By Paige Alexander     It is officially the time of the year when traditions take center stage. Thanksgiving is an opportunity for families to gather together, to eat and to enjoy each other’s company. For this special holiday, families have formulated their own tra...

A New Way to Shoot

A New Way to Shoot

Haley LaHa, Page Editor

August 30, 2017


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    New photography teacher, Mrs. Fisher, has put a spin on the art science of taking photos. For the first two weeks of school, she has instructed her students not just how to use a camera, but how to make one.     With the help of a template, students were given pieces of cardboard, a box cut...

SENIORS: What you should be doing

SENIORS: What you should be doing

Cathrine Lilja, Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2017


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   Seniors have already begun to feel the looming stress of the future coming up behind them. For those who have not begun to think about applying to colleges, now would be the time to begin work.    A priority, coming back into school, is asking about recommendation letters. Amador teach...

A Year to Look Forward to: Class of 2018

A Year to Look Forward to: Class of 2018

Caroline Recupero, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


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  The beginning of the final year of high school brings mixed emotions from feeling some kind of sentiment or sadness to excitement and glee. Spending the last year with friends and loved ones is important for most. The class of 2018 has a lot to look forward to this year from their last Aloha and ...

Seniors: Where are they headed?

Samara Ayoob-Ahmad, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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In a month, the class of 2017 will be leaving Amador and going to pursue their dreams, whether that means going to college, going abroad, or taking on a job. We interviewed some seniors at Amador to see what they plan on doing after graduating. Juliet Allen Place: Columbia University Major: Biology or Biochemistry ...

Interfaith Club Spotlight

Emily Twisselman and Cole Torquemada

April 26, 2017


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  Every second Wednesday of the month, members of Tri-valley interfaith interconnect meet at different places of worship in Livermore and Pleasanton. Amador Valley has an interfaith club of it’s own that meets in the Library on Tuesdays every 2 weeks. We spoke with the club founder Alisha Sh...

AV Filmmaker makes documentary on refugees

AV Filmmaker makes documentary on refugees

Sanika Samel, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


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The recent presidential election has put a spotlight on the issue of immigration. Many protests have been held with the common catchphrase “Immigrants welcome”, or “Refugees welcome”.      Many individuals and organizations have fought for the rights of immigrants, in hopes that people will re...

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