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Starting off the musical journey at the age of 4 Saakshi Bhadwaraj (22) developed her love for singing and has since never looked back.

The Bollywood Beat: Saakshi Bhadwaraj (22’) showcases Bollywood singing through social media and online concerts

Krithika Subramaniam, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Saakshi Bhadwaraj (22’) is a student at Amador who has committed the majority of her life to singing. Saakshi proves this talent of hers to the world by performing for audiences both online, through...

Kaden Nguyen (23), Dennis Chen (‘23), and Steven Yang (‘23) qualify for national math competition USAMO

Kaden Nguyen (’23), Dennis Chen (‘23), and Steven Yang (‘23) qualify for national math competition USAMO

Emma Ka, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

On April 13 and 14, Kaden Nguyen (‘23), Dennis Chen (‘23), and Steven Yang (‘23) met the criteria for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). This 9-hour test across the span...

When Misra first got introduced to coding as a kid, it sounded like a mysterious galaxy to him.  Since then, hes entered and won various hackathons, and developed numerous coding projects.

Raghav Misra (‘23) works as senior developer and hackathon winner

Jocelyn Hsu, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

In sixth grade, Raghav Misra (‘23) decided to enter the TritonHacks Hackathon competition for fun and give it a shot. Although most participants were high schoolers, Misra and his friends weren’t intimidated...

The streaming life: Ellen Lee (25) creates content on Twitch and YouTube

The streaming life: Ellen Lee (’25) creates content on Twitch and YouTube

Eva Raul, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

As streaming becomes more mainstream, more people want to give streaming a try. Ellen Lee (‘25) is one of them. She started streaming about a month ago on her Youtube channel,  Miako_Sky.  “I...

Cindy Tovar encourages all students to visit the wellness center, open daily from 8 to 4.

Amador alumni Cindy Tovar returns as new wellness counselor on-campus

Mandy Wong, AVT Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

As wellness counselor Cindy Tovar settles into her chair, she can't help but breathe in the calm around her. Tucked in the library's hallway, Tovar manages the Wellness Center at Amador. More than anything,...

Merilee Fisher stands in front of the pictures she took on various trips.

Ms. Fisher: Oh the places she goes!

Giuliana Barthel, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Merilee Fisher, Amador’s photography and ceramics teacher, unexpectedly loves to travel. Outside of her teaching life, Fisher takes any free time available to embark on trips all over the world. Whether...

Last year, Janani Prasad (23) embarked on a journey to create an AI drone to ease the life of areca nut farmers.

Janani Prasad (’23) wins first in Alameda County Science Fair

Devika Subramaniam and Krithika Subramaniam April 18, 2022

Engineering and agriculture. Two words that aren’t often associated together–unless you’re Janani Prasad (23). Last year, Prasad embarked on a mission to invent a device that could monitor areca...

Katie Wiest (22) smiles for the camera, pictured along with her boyfriend Braeden Cameron (22).

(In)visible Disease: Katie Wiest (’22) on battling & living with POT syndrome

Carol Xu, AVT Page Editor April 15, 2022

2019 9th-grade Katie Wiest knew something was horribly wrong. She couldn’t run a few feet without doubling up in pain. Fatigue rocked her body in waves. The world looked blurry, and why was everyone...

Diana Hasenpflug dedicated herself to Amadors athletic program in 1999. She is currently the head athletic trainer at Amador.

From physiotherapist to high school educator: A look through Ms. Hasenpflug’s journey

Joseph Chiu, AVT Staff Writer April 15, 2022

In the event of an athletic injury at Amador, Diana Hasenpflug is the first person an athlete will reach out to. Hasenpflug remains on campus after school everyday until all athletic games are finished...

Steven Liu (22) stands at home surrounded by art.

Steven Liu (’22) paints sneakers and portraits

Thomas Kim, AVT Editor March 31, 2022

Everywhere in life, people come across and use everyday objects that may not be of any significance, but in the eyes of concept artist Steven Liu (‘22), it’s different. Those objects and ideas are...

April Gong (23) smiles for the camera.

A Passion Pursued to the Heights: April Gong (‘23)’s journey of perseverance through art and beyond

Parth Mishra, AVRadio Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2022

There is a story to be told in these strokes of dark, monotonous viscosity. Dark skies in the background of a downtrodden shack, which could also be perceived as a war-torn mansion of the past; a ragged...

Dennis Chen (‘23) is currently working on reformatting his geometry textbook.

Math teacher, author, and competitor: Dennis Chen (‘23) publishes a geometry textbook

Jamilla Zuniga, AVT EIC March 30, 2022

In sixth grade, bored in Spanish class, Dennis Chen (‘23) tried his hand at creating an original math problem. Involved in competition math since sixth grade AMCs (American Mathematics Competitions),...

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