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Take A Peek at the Highlights Of Disabilities Awareness Week!

Take A Peek at the Highlights Of Disabilities Awareness Week!

Soumya Sahay and Katalina Garber

November 14, 2018


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The week of November 5th, 2018 was an important week for Amador; students and staff were given the opportunity to learn more about disabilities and the different kinds of people the world has to offer. “I’m a Wheelchair Foundation Ambassador on campus, so we basically host disability awareness week, ...

Mock Midterm Elections

Sarah Banholzer, Page Editor

November 13, 2018


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This past Tuesday, was an important day for politics in our nation and here at Amador as well. November 6, 2018 was midterm election day in the U.S. and the students of Amador were able to get involved in the elections through a school mock election. Mr. Scherer, the Amador librarian, worked with the Amador social...

The Danger of the Expo Marker

The Danger of the Expo Marker

Aishni Jolly and Alexis Waiss

November 13, 2018


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Almost every classroom at Amador has a whiteboard supplied with Expo markers.  Between schools, universities, and other institutions, roughly 400 million whiteboard markers are thrown out every year in America alone (Auspen).  AvJournalism investigates the danger of the expo marker: how they affect ...

Taylor Swift gets political

Taylor Swift gets political

Yezzen Alrawi, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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As the midterm elections fast approach, people are becoming increasingly vocal about the way they believe Congress should lean. Pop singer Taylor Swift is no exception and has recently used her extensive voice to engage in United States politics. She began her political crusade when she posted a rather long po...

The odd Halloween schedule

The odd Halloween schedule

Yuwei Dou, Page Editor

October 30, 2018


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The Pleasanton Unified School District has a minimum day for students every year to celebrate Halloween. This year, it is on Thursday, November 1st rather then October 31st. The minimum day will follow the same block Thursday schedule except starting  at 8:01 consisting of second, fourth, and sixth pe...

Red Cross Club Hurricane Coin Drive for Relief

Red Cross Club Hurricane Coin Drive for Relief

Samara Ayoob-Ahmad, AVT Editor-In-Chief

October 25, 2018


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Clubs on campus have always been a great way to get students involved at school as well as in and outside our close-knit community. Recently, across the country, Hurricane Florence and Michael have hit the East Coast hard, leaving behind debris and destruction. With this, roads, houses, landscapes, a...

“A New Hope” for the Tri-Valley Haven

“A New Hope” for the Tri-Valley Haven

Katalina Garber, Page Editor

October 24, 2018


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On Friday, October 12th, Amador student Shruthi Chandran (‘19) hosted “A New Hope”, a musical fundraiser for Tri-Valley Haven at the Pleasanton Senior Center. The event showcased the talents of students from Amador, Foothill, as well as across the Bay Area. Some of the groups that performed were...

Helen Keller & Hillary Clinton Erased From Texas Curriculum

Alicia Duarte, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton are two very powerful and influential women. Their names should sound familiar because the state of California requires these two figures to be in our school curriculum. However, the Texas Board of Education does not share the same sentiment. As of this past September, Keller ...

The Spread of Lead at Amador

The Spread of Lead at Amador

Samara Ayoob-Ahmad, AVT Editor-In-Chief

October 19, 2018


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Students around campus rely on the school hydration stations and facets to provide them with drinking water. Many carry around reusable water bottles to refill throughout the day in order to stay hydrated. Recently, however, testing on the water revealed that lead was present here at Amador. For te...

AV Teacher loses cool with disrespectful student

Swetha Sirupa, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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This past April, the Washington Post article published by titled "Ten problems teachers did not have to deal with a decade ago." The number one problem listed by the article is "difficulty disciplining students." This was the case for an AV Teacher this past week. AP Psychology & World History Teacher Mark ...

Backpacks: The Real Back Stabber

Backpacks: The Real Back Stabber

Esha Shah, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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Aching shoulders, curved backs, and backpacks filled with pounds of supplies needed every day. Does this sound familiar? It’s every high school student as they walk around the campus dragging a heavy weight that they have no choice but to bring along. Every student needs one, but how much is thi...

Take the Step and Prep: SAT Options

Take the Step and Prep: SAT Options

Nidhi Patel, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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As each year goes on, it seems that getting into college is becoming more and more competitive. One factor that can help improve a student’s chances into getting into college, is scoring well on the SAT. At Amador, it is not unlikely to find students who did just this by using different methods to s...

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