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The Significance of the Martin Luther King Day

The Significance of the Martin Luther King Day

Lilou Sicard-Noel, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


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The United States is presented as a country of liberty and equality. Today, everyone can go to college, be hired, or take the bus without major discrimination issues. Black, white, man, woman; everyone are equal as they should be. However, things were not always this way. First of all, it wasn’t until January 3...

Favorite Holiday Traditions For AV Students

Favorite Holiday Traditions For AV Students

Chandni Prabhu, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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The holiday season is here and AV students are very excited to spread holiday cheer with their peers. Amador is a very diverse campus which implies varied family holiday traditions. Some students have family traditions that they have been following for many years. Others just make plans to spend time w...

Holiday Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians!

Holiday Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians!

Nidhi Patel, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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The holiday season is a time for relaxing and spending time with family. This time of the year brings lots of love, happiness, and of course food! Eating with family and friends is always special, but cooking with them is even more enjoyable. For vegans and vegetarians, the holiday delights are a litt...

How are holidays celebrated in other countries?

How are holidays celebrated in other countries?

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


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90 percent of the people in America celebrate Christmas. The second Thanksgiving dinner is over, red and green lights, Christmas trees, Santa, gifts, cookie-decorating, and stockings can be seen everywhere. However, besides Christmas, many other holidays are celebrated around the world during this fe...

Are we prepared for disaster?

Are we prepared for disaster?

Madison Vanhole, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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The recent fires throughout California have raised safety concerns. Are we, as a community, prepared for a fire if one were to come our way? What can we do to prevent such a tragedy? Since we have never been faced with any massive fires, we wouldn’t expect it. If a wildfire were to hit Pleasanton, accord...

Thanksgiving Break Recap

Thanksgiving Break Recap

Lilou Sicard-Noel, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018


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Thanksgiving is one of the most important celebration days. It’s a great time to see the family, to eat turkey and it also the time that we realized that Christmas is coming up. Thanksgiving originated as a harvest festival, and has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789. Some people ...

Veteran’s Day

Casey Chang, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Last Sunday, November 11, was Veterans day, which is the holiday that celebrates those who have fought for our country. Over time, Veterans Day has evolved from honoring those who sacrificed their lives in World War I to respect for all retired soldiers. This year many people recognize veterans by ...

Take A Peek at the Highlights Of Disabilities Awareness Week!

Take A Peek at the Highlights Of Disabilities Awareness Week!

Soumya Sahay and Katalina Garber

November 14, 2018


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The week of November 5th, 2018 was an important week for Amador; students and staff were given the opportunity to learn more about disabilities and the different kinds of people the world has to offer. “I’m a Wheelchair Foundation Ambassador on campus, so we basically host disability awareness week, ...

Japanese Fall Festival Recap

Casey Chang, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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Every year, the Japanese language classes host their Fall Festival to raise money. This year the Japanese class was able to donate over $2,500 to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. This is the tenth year that the classes have hosted the Fall Festival. It started when a former student ...

The Danger of the Expo Marker

The Danger of the Expo Marker

Aishni Jolly and Alexis Waiss

November 13, 2018


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Almost every classroom at Amador has a whiteboard supplied with Expo markers.  Between schools, universities, and other institutions, roughly 400 million whiteboard markers are thrown out every year in America alone (Auspen).  AvJournalism investigates the danger of the expo marker: how they affect ...

Halloween Costume Highlights

Casey Chang, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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The annual tradition of giving out candy, apple bobbing, and dressing up, all come from Europe over 2,000 years ago to celebrate and honor the passed. Areas like the United Kingdom, the Roman Empire, and Northern France celebrated festivals like the Celtic festival of Samhain, which consisted of ...

The Day Of The Dead Comes Back To Life!

The Day Of The Dead Comes Back To Life!

Soumya Sahay, Page Editor

October 31, 2018


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Día De Los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrating the souls of those who have died. The holiday takes place from October 31, 2018 to November 2, 2018. Similar to the american holiday of Halloween, many people dress up for the Day of the Dead with intricate makeup and fancy clothing...

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