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California Shakeout at Amador

California Shakeout at Amador

Lucy Dou, Page Editor

October 18, 2019

Yesterday, Amador Valley High School participated in the 2019 California Shakeout earthquake drill after second period. Students experienced a five minute drop, cover and hold on drill before gathering on the football field.  Many felt that this was an especially important drill in light of the number...

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake hits the East Bay last night

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake hits the East Bay last night

Bernard Abousleiman and Yuvan Sathan, Staff Writers

October 15, 2019

On October 15th a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit just north of Walnut Creek. It only lasted for a couple of seconds at 10:33 pm. Many Pleasanton residents felt the earthquake, including many of the students at Amador. “I felt the earthquake last night and I jumped out of bed and just went to check o...

Dons deck out in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Dons deck out in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Daniel McInnis, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Pink was everywhere on campus. T-shirts were being sold last week and pink ribbons could be seen on those who have experienced a family history of breast cancer and those that have not. It was a strong show of unity.  “Yes, I participated in Pink Out and wore pink socks and a pink hoodie. I lo...

Power Outages in Alameda County to Combat the Risk of Wildfires

Power Outages in Alameda County to Combat the Risk of Wildfires

Daniel McInnis, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

It came as quite a shock to Amador students last week when PG&E warned people that they might turn off the power in areas around Alameda County due to the high winds and increased dryness of the grass this time of year. The power outages would help prevent wildfires from ravaging northern Californ...

Santa Rita parking lot is set to open on October 15

Santa Rita parking lot is set to open on October 15

Matthew Kim, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

After months of construction, frustrated students and chaotic drop off and pick up, the main Santa Rita Lot is finally set to open on October 15th. The parking lot is now complete with solar panels and an overhang providing shade and energy to Amador. Students from all grades are relieved to finally ...

Amador’s Job Fair

Lucy Dou, Page Editor

October 14, 2019

Last Wednesday, Amador held the annual job & career fair on campus. Lists of local employers came to Amador, seeking potential employees, including the City of Pleasanton, San Francisco Premium Outlets, In-n-out and Walmart.  This provides students a great chance to take a look at the jobs that are providing ...

Dr. Kristie Manning talks to Amador freshman about prescription drugs abuse

Dr. Kristie Manning talks to Amador freshman about prescription drugs abuse

Bernard Abousleiman and Yuvan Sathan, Staff Writers

October 11, 2019

On October 7th, Dr. Manning came to the Amador Valley High School library to talk about using prescription drugs illegally. She presented the consequences of abusing prescription drugs to Health 9 students at Amador.  “I’m going to walk away from what I learned today and keep in mind that the...

SENIORS – Counselor College and Career Help Events

William Huang, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

It’s that time of year again, when college comes knocking on the door. All the sleepless nights and tears have finally paid off, and it’s time to leave the nest of high school. However, this leap forward can be challenging and even frightening, with the dread of the costs and not knowing where to ...

AV Students Hear Congressman Swalwell Speak on Trump Impeachment

AV Students Hear Congressman Swalwell Speak on Trump Impeachment

Mark Lester, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

On Tuesday, October 1, Congressman Eric Swalwell (D) hosted a town hall with hundreds of his supporters at James Logan High School to discuss the possible impeachment and ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Congressman Swalwell represents Pleasanton and many surrounding cities in Congress...

Calshakes Macbeth Field Trip

Calshakes Macbeth Field Trip

Harshika Sethi, Amador Valley Today Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2019

On Friday, September 27, the Amador Advance Composition and World Literature classes took a field trip to the Calshakes performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Orinda. The classes took this opportunity to observe the play, based on a book they will be reading later in the semester.  The classes ...

PUSD North Cafe moves breakfast to far end of campus

PUSD North Cafe moves breakfast to far end of campus

Gianna Ghio, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Recently the Amador food service staff decided to move the breakfast service before school from the North Cafe to the cafe near the Multi Purpose Room. This move will cause students who normally buy breakfast in the morning to have to walk a little bit further than they used to, resulting in some stud...

Club Fair Cancelled on its Second Day

Club Fair Cancelled on its Second Day

Harshika Sethi, AVT Editor-in-chief

September 29, 2019

The annual Amador Valley High School club fair was supposed to be held on both September 23rd and 24th this year, however, it was canceled after the first day. Now, clubs and leadership are in an effort to find another time for a club fair this semester.  Due to a sudden spike in temperature on the ...

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