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How to have fun over Spring Break while in quarantine

How to have fun over Spring Break while in quarantine

Leila Touati, Page Editor

April 1, 2020

Spring break is just around the corner, and although students are no longer in the classroom due to the school dismissal, Amador students are still counting down the days until they won’t have to do homework for a week. Although it can become quite easy to get bored and lonely during the long days ...

Seniors will write an essay in place of their community service hours

Lucy Dou, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

At Amador, seniors are required to complete 20 community service hours with a non-profit organization in order to graduate. The purpose of these hours is for students to be engaged with their community and find ways to help those around them. Common places that students usually go to volunteer inclu...

10 Ways Pet Parents Can Kill Time

10 Ways Pet Parents Can Kill Time

Alexis Waiss, Page Editor

April 1, 2020

Now that shelter-in-place and PUSD school dismissal have been officially extended until May 1st, there are only so many things one can do, especially when it comes to spending time with your animals.  If you’re tired of walking your dog or playing with the cat string over and over, here are 10 fu...

Collegeboard offers free AP lessons

Sunny Liu, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

After AP Exams were moved to online, CollegeBoard recently started hosting live lectures for students to attend. These lectures would go over concepts that were covered in school and some lessons even covered material that was yet to be taught. These lessons started on March 25th and are being taught by nume...

How AV teachers are coping with remote learning

How AV teachers are coping with remote learning

Soumya Sahay, Social Media Editor-in-chief

March 27, 2020

The covid-19 outbreak has forced Amador, along with thousands of other schools around the world, to shift to online learning. Though this situation was unexpected and frightening, the AVHS teachers and staff have been hard at work to move their lesson plans to an online platform.  “I am trying t...

PUSD school dismissal extended until May 1

PUSD school dismissal extended until May 1

Leila Touati, Page Editor

March 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25th, the Alameda County Office of Education sent out a press release stating that all Bay Area schools will remain closed and students dismissed through May 1st to prioritize safety and wellness for the districts and families.  “As much as it sucks to not be able to come back...

Understanding the Coronavirus Testing Debate

Understanding the Coronavirus Testing Debate

Casey Chang, Photo Editor

March 26, 2020

Intro: Within the last few weeks, there has been confusion and disorder surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and major debates have erupted over who deserves to be tested. Many Americans are comparing COVID-19 testing in the U.S. to testing in countries like South Korea and Italy, where testing has...

PUSD grading system during school dismissal

PUSD grading system during school dismissal

Sarah Banholzer, AVT Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2020

With PUSD’s recent move to online learning due to the district-wide school dismissal, there have been many rumors about the format of grades during this online learning period of time.  For now, it seems that PUSD will continue with grades as usual during the school dismissal until notified otherw...

Pleasanton teen poet laureate presents 2020 virtual poetry slam

Pleasanton teen poet laureate presents 2020 virtual poetry slam

Soumya Sahay, Social Media Editor-in-chief

March 26, 2020

The city of Pleasanton’s teen poet laureate, junior Kanchan Naik, is presenting the first virtual poetry slam...ever! All teens living in the tri-valley are eligible to participate, and they can do so from their very own homes.  The purpose of the slam is to allow poets to present their work in an orga...

Collegeboard announces new AP Test format for 2020

Collegeboard announces new AP Test format for 2020

Sunny Liu, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Due to safety pressure from the COVID-19, or, more commonly known, the coronavirus, the 2019-2020 AP Exams have been pushed to online. In addition to this change, the format of the AP Exams has also changed along with the subjects that will be tested. To start off, the 2019-2020 AP Exams are now allowed to be taken...

PUSD Dismisses School Though mid-April

PUSD Dismisses School Though mid-April

Sarah Banholzer, AVT Editor in Chief

March 17, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, with the 18 cases in Alameda County and 273 reported cases in the Greater Bay Area, Pleasanton Unified School District made the executive decision at an emergency board meeting on Friday, March 13, to move to solely online learning and dismiss all Pleasanton schools ...

Amador students vote for the first time during last week’s Super Tuesday

Amador students vote for the first time during last week’s Super Tuesday

Senyi Yang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Super Tuesday was just last week, and while it came with many surprises and excitement, it also allowed many Amador seniors to vote in their first-ever election. This was a really exciting and fulfilling day for many of Amador’s 18 year-olds as they participated in their first-ever eligible electio...

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