The brand new Walker Field sign can be seen at the entrance to the football field.

Amador football field renovated to honor Walker Family Trust

Zaynah Shah, AVT Page Editor October 16, 2021

Officially titled Walker Field, the Amador football field was recently updated to commemorate the Walker Family Trusts' contributions to the school. “I didn't really notice any recognition so I wanted...

While vaccination rates are relatively high in our state, the near 50% of the population that is not fully vaccinated is still at risk.

Mandatory vaccinations for students in public schools are on the horizon

Renna Popli, AVT Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

Gavin Newsom has set into motion a plan to make COVID-19 vaccinations a part of the list of required vaccines needed to attend California public schools.  “I think it’s good that the vaccine is...

Our custodians work tirelessly to keep our school safe and clean, heres what we can do to help.

Tribute to Amador’s custodians

Yi (Steven) Yang, Anaita Mistry, and Mandy Wong October 11, 2021

Here at Amador Valley, custodians maintain our school and allow students to learn. With nearly three thousand students, custodians often have a tough time cleaning up during and after school, especially...

Students prepare for the PSAT using the student guide, which has math and English questions.

PSAT is tomorrow — what you need to know

Karissa Yeung, Senior Staff Writer October 11, 2021

The PSAT taking place on Oct. 13 at Amador is a standardized test given by the College Board that is offered to both sophomores and juniors.  "So the PSAT is a practice for the SAT, so the SAT test...

Videos on the fake theories and news on the COVID-19 vaccines can no longer be found on YouTube.

YouTube banned all anti-vaccine content: why it doesn’t violate the First Amendment

Leila Touati, AVT Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2021

YouTube banned all anti-vaccine content on their site, and contrary to popular belief, the free speech portion of the First Amendment is not violated. “YouTube is not the government, it is a private...

Students can pick up their planners outside the library or at the student activities desk at the office.

Planners have landed at Amador

Anaita Mistry, AVT Page Editor October 8, 2021

The long awaited day has arrived — our AVHS planners are in! After weeks of delayed shipment, the 2021-2022 school year planners have arrived. “I think they just were kinda prioritizing COVID-19...

Students can go online to @avhsinfo and vote through a Twitter poll for their favorite playlist.

What to expect for the Homecoming music

Leila Touati, AVT Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2021

Amador students and teachers are creating playlists with the winning soundtrack used for the music during the Homecoming dance. “I’m not going to disclose the names, but there’s two teachers,...

Volunteers get students ready for registration and testing in front of the band room.

Amador band students undergo weekly COVID-19 testing

Carol Xu, AVT Page Editor October 4, 2021

As of Monday, Sept. 27, all Amador band students are required to take a COVID-19 test in class every Monday after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated their guidelines on playing with...

Teachers writing their letter of recommendation always start with a cordial opening and introduce their student to the admissions office.

How should students ask for a college recommendation letter?

Katy Clark, Senior Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Students at Amador are filling out college applications and need letters of recommendation from their teachers but there is are specific guidelines that need to be followed in order to show respect to...

Hotlines and numbers you can call to talk about sexual harassment or assault, discrimination, or feelings of discomfort.

What happened to common decency?

Sara Kracke, Photo Editor September 29, 2021

Students have increasingly experienced concerning issues like sexual harassment, discrimination, and the use of hateful slurs.  “I was in a crowded line waiting to get my lunch. This boy came up...

A huge group of students in the line squeeze their way to the small window to get their pizza.

The student pizza line is out of control

Sara Kracke, Photo Editor September 29, 2021

There have been numerous complaints regarding the pizza lunch line. The constant shoving from groups trying to get in front of the line angers students who have been waiting patiently. “The lunch...

Soundwall at corner of Pimlico and Brockton, in residential neighborhood Fairlands was the approximate location of the Acura.

Dead bodies found in car near Fairlands neighborhood

Kevin Zhu, Senior Staff Writer September 26, 2021

On Sunday, September 19th, two dead bodies were found in a car at the intersection at Pimlico and Brockton. Exact details of the situation remain unclear. Police are unsure of the circumstances surrounding...

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