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Chromebooks: Necessary or Unnecessary?

Chromebooks: Necessary or Unnecessary?

Rut Bansal, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

While having to go to stressful classes, do piles of homework, and finish multiple essays, most students wouldn’t want their lives getting any more difficult than needed. But when admin decided to add in a three-pound device to that load, things only got worse. This year, the freshmen and sophomore classe...

Students love the new Netflix Original

Students love the new Netflix Original

Nidhi Patel, Staff Wtiter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Pop Culture

The new Netflix original movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, based off of the novel by Jenny Han, has been generating a lot of attention in the media since its initial release on August 17. Fans have been swarming social media to express their excitement about the movie. The story follows s...

Google Classroom: Love or Hate?

Google Classroom: Love or Hate?

Katalina Garber, Page Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

With the distribution of the new chromebooks to freshmen and sophomores, many teachers have started turning to Google Classroom to post assignments and announcements for their classes. This program allows teachers to communicate with all of their classes in an easy and organized fashion. By using...

Is it time to find a new location for Senior Picnic?

Is it time to find a new location for Senior Picnic?

Emma Hodges, Page Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many seniors start the school year off with a big case of senioritis and an already much needed break. Students look forward to socializing with friends and relaxing at Senior Picnic, which is hosted at Waterworld in Concord. “It was really fun coming back from summer and spending time with friends ...

Overgrown AV Population

Anna Sun, AVT Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It has been the general feeling that Amador is coming close to its maximum capacity of students. Throughout its history, Amador has undergone three constructions in 1968, 1997 and 2004 to accommodate the growing number of students. But, is Amador reaching it’s maximum capacity? The student population...

Trader Joe’s – Geoffrey Owens Demonstrates the Value of Work

Trader Joe’s – Geoffrey Owens Demonstrates the Value of Work

Samara Ayoob-Ahamd, AVT Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

In this generation, it seems people are judged and criticized on what job or career they go into rather than the value of their own work. Millennials are not known for being the hardest workers at most companies, and often with co-workers of the Generation X and Baby Boomer generations. Though 41% ...

The California Diaspora

Thomas Hsu, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features

        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


Filed under Features

     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


Filed under Features

    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


Filed under Features

   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


Filed under Features

    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


Filed under Features

   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...

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