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Are we prepared for disaster?

Are we prepared for disaster?

Madison Vanhole, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Spooky Superstitions at Amador High

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Superstitions and spooks go hand in hand, especially during the month of Halloween. A superstition is an excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings. Many cultures hold strong superstitions on certain things. For example, a common Halloween superstition is if a black cat...

We Love Everything Pumpkin

We Love Everything Pumpkin

Nidhi Patel and Milli Patel

October 19, 2018

Fall has finally arrived and it is the perfect season for pumpkins. Pumpkins are used for a variety of things around this time of the year. Not only do they make cute decorations, but they taste delicious in drinks and foods. Some of our very own students and teachers on campus have the perfect ...

Ignite! 2.0 takes Pleasanton

Ignite! 2.0 takes Pleasanton

Maddie Dutra, Amadon Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

Last Saturday, October 13th, the Pleasanton Firehouse Arts center hosted 'Ignite! 2.0', a festival that celebrates music, art, science, and innovation. The event took place downtown along Railroad Avenue and Division Street. Several different groups entertained audiences, including EGO – UC Berkeley...

Middle Schoolers at Football Games

Middle Schoolers at Football Games

Sara Sanguinetti, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

A home football game is not the same without the usual highlights: excited cheering, purple and gold spirit wear, and crowds of middle schoolers hanging out by the snack bar. Recent concerns, such as running, fighting, and overall disruption of school events, have raised questions about proper superv...

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