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New game: Shouzou Kaga’s Vestaria Saga Review

New game: Shouzou Kaga’s Vestaria Saga Review

Michael Delucia, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Shouzou Kaga is the man to credit for starting one of the longest-running game series in the world, Fire Emblem. During his time at Intelligent Systems, he worked on the first five games in the series. These games being Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem Gaiden, Fire Emblem...

What Happened to the Blue Recycling Bins?

What Happened to the Blue Recycling Bins?

Alexis Waiss, Page Editor

January 21, 2020

Students, you may have noticed that the recycling bins in your classroom have suddenly disappeared.  This is because recently, Amador’s recycling program has ended due to changes in the City of Pleasanton’s recycling procedures.   The recycling program was run by Amador’s band and born in 200...

Amador students react to Sunday’s 49ers game

Amador students react to Sunday’s 49ers game

Mark Lester, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

This past Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers, 37-20 in the NFC Championship game, clinching their seventh Super Bowl appearance and a chance at their first Super Bowl win since 1994.  The win came following a regular season that shocked the football world. After going 4-12 in ...

How Amador tackles stress during finals season

How Amador tackles stress during finals season

Harshika Sethi, Zachary Nicholas, Sahana Kumar, Bernard Abousleiman

December 17, 2019

Amador Valley High School always tries its best to support students throughout their high school career. In an effort to help students reduce their stress during finals week, Amador’s counselors set up various activities, including opening up the Wellness Center, hosting therapy dog sessions, meditatio...

Amador Jazz Ensembles Perform at Sacramento State

Amador Jazz Ensembles Perform at Sacramento State

Mark Lester, Staff Writer

December 15, 2019

Saturday, December 7, Amador Valley showcased its outstanding music program at the Sacramento State Winter Jazz Festival. Amador Jazz band’s A and B and Amador’s mixed vocal ensemble performed in jazz clinics for fellow band members, parents, and jazz enthusiasts from all over California.  The f...

Amador students react to California Senator Kamala Harris exit from the 2020 Presidential race

Amador students react to California Senator Kamala Harris exit from the 2020 Presidential race

Mark Lester, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

In a shocking recent development, after ten months on the campaign trail, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has officially ended her bid for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. The decision came after months of dropping in statewide and national polls.  “My campaign for president simply doesn’...

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...

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