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Amador’s GSA ventures through the Castro

Amador’s GSA ventures through the Castro

Alexis Waiss, Paige Editor

November 25, 2019

            On Wednesday, November 13, LGBTQ+ Dons and allies participated in GSA’s (Gender Sexuality Alliance) field trip to San Francisco’s renowned queer district dubbed the Castro. The field trip was created a year ago and continues to be a t...

The Faces of the Smithsonian National Zoo

The Faces of the Smithsonian National Zoo

November 22, 2019

The majority of Amador students grow up visiting the beloved Oakland Zoo in Oakland, California, and just the same, many students and families on the east coast visit the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. for a fun and immersive daily trip to learn more about wild animals and their habitats...

Wheelchair ambassadors organize a successful Abilities Awareness Week at Amador

Wheelchair ambassadors organize a successful Abilities Awareness Week at Amador

Casey Chang, Photo Editor

November 12, 2019

During the week of November 4th through the 8th, the Wheelchair Foundation funded the annual Abilities Awareness week at Amador. The three ambassadors, Rachel Klien, Casey Chang, and Rachel Zhang, worked with Mrs. Bawse to ensure the event ran smoothly.  “My second year running this event w...

2019 Japanese Fall Festival

2019 Japanese Fall Festival

Chehel Lakhwara, Page Editor

November 12, 2019

Every fall, Amador holds the annual Japanese Fall Festival to immerse students in the rich and diverse culture of Japan. This year’s event was a smashing success, with the proceeds reaching over $1,600 to be donated to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland.  This was the 11th annual even...

Amador Pool Fallen Into Disrepair — AV Water Polo Relocates

Amador Pool Fallen Into Disrepair — AV Water Polo Relocates

David Cease, AVtv Editor

November 5, 2019

The Amador Valley High School pool has fallen into disrepair again despite the fact that it has already been fixed once this school year. Students who participate in sports such as water polo are having to travel to other facilities because the pool is too cold and is a health risk for players. Currently,...

Sickness Breaks out at Pleasanton Middle School

Sickness Breaks out at Pleasanton Middle School

Chehel Lakhwara, Page Editor

November 5, 2019

It is just the start of Cold season and already hundreds of students all over the county have been reported to have mild to severe cases of stomach flu such as gastroenteritis, West Nile disease and neurological virus.  More than 400 students at Pleasanton Middle School have been absent due to the e...

Harvest Dance

Emma Hodges, Social Media Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

Every year, Amador hosts the Harvest Dance for special needs students here and from other schools across the TriValley. Leadership helps set up this amazing opportunity by contributing a student DJ, food, and decorations.  “The purpose of the dance gives special needs students a chance to congrega...

AV’s Halloween Tradition

Soumya Sahay, Social Media Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

October 31 is always a fun and exciting time for students at Amador---it’s Halloween! Not only do students get to skip school the day after the holiday, but they also get to dress up in their costumes for school the day of!  “I might dress up for Halloween, but it’s nice that Amador lets us dress up. It...

TUPE combats vaping and tobacco use

TUPE combats vaping and tobacco use

Nick Strain, Segments Editor

October 28, 2019

The Center for Disease Control recently reported 1,299 lung injuries and 26 deaths as a direct cause of vaping and E-cigarettes. This is all coming at a time when nicotine has surged in popularity among teenagers. Amador Valley and PUSD are aiming to educate their students on the dangers of tobac...

Concert Band performs for parents during lunch

Concert Band performs for parents during lunch

Casey Chang, Photo Editor

October 25, 2019

On October 23 and 24 the Amador concert bands held a performance for their parents during class. Concert band is separate from marching band and are the musicians who chose not to march at competitions and at games. The band director, Mr. Grantham, and the assistance band director, Mr. Daandrea, both di...

Amador Homecoming Dance 2019: the good and the bad

Amador Homecoming Dance 2019: the good and the bad

Soumya Sahay, Social Media EIC

October 24, 2019

    Saturday, October 19, was Amador’s annual homecoming dance, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the large gym. According to a variety of different student sources, there were many troubles that occurred during the dance, alongside the fun and dancing that also occurred.      One complaint that some students had...

2019 Homecoming Skits recap

2019 Homecoming Skits recap

Matthew Carter, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

          Homecoming skits is an annual tradition at Amador, where Dons of all grade levels come together to perform hilarious and entertaining skits for a fun filled night. This event occurs every year, on one night during the week leading up to the Homecoming...

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