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Tri-Valley Women’s March Brings The Women Of Pleasanton Together

Tri-Valley Women’s March Brings The Women Of Pleasanton Together

Alexis Waiss, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


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With women being sworn into office at record numbers and the #MeToo Movement being at its strongest, women and girls have taken the role of female empowerment.  Here, Pleasanton locals who wanted to participate in the action marched in this year’s Tri-Valley Women’s March. The Tri-Valley Women’s...

Mr. Amador Raises Thousands Of Dollars For Charity

Mr. Amador Raises Thousands Of Dollars For Charity

Soumya Sahay and Katalina Garber

January 18, 2019


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Mr. Amador is an tradition here on campus that is back for the 2019 new year. The competition serves as a fundraiser that has raised tens of thousands of dollars throughout the years for the George Mark Children’s House. During the school year, there are different fundraisers that the boys participate in to...

The Notorious RBG Makes it Into Theaters Everywhere

The Notorious RBG Makes it Into Theaters Everywhere

Soumya Sahay, Page Editor

January 18, 2019


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regmovies.com For those who aren’t familiar with politics or the judicial branch, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been one of the United States’ associate supreme court justices since 1993. Recently, a movie labeled “On the Basis of Sex” was released about her career as a lawyer and her fight for gender equality. “In ...

Golden Globe Highlights

Golden Globe Highlights

Swetha Sirupa, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


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The prestigious 76th Golden Globe Awards were presented on January 6, marking the beginning of awards season. The Golden Globes Award is an honor that is awarded to a winner by 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for films and television. It was first held in January 1944 ...

New California law forces pet stores to only sell rescues

Neal Conway, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


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On January 1st 2018 the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act approved by the former governor of California Jerry Brown, came into effect. This law prohibits pet stores in the golden state from selling dogs, cats or rabbits that haven’t been acquired by a government approved animal control agency. This make...

Redefining Success

Redefining Success

Sarah Banholzer, Page Editor

January 14, 2019


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This past Thursday night, January 10, in the Amador library, the PTSA along with the AV Wellness Committee, hosted the Redefining Success Event. This event was open to both students and parents and included a panel of Amador and Foothill alumni. The panelists shared their own personal pathways through c...

TwitchCon 2018 rocks San Jose

TwitchCon 2018 rocks San Jose

Maddie Dutra, Amadon Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


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    From October 26-28, San Jose hosted the 4th annual TwitchCon. The convention is held every year in the San Jose Convention center, and welcomes some of the platform’s top creators to show off their skills. This year in particular was a hit, considering that TwitchCon attracted so many people that t...

Do you have a Lawnmower Parent?

Do you have a Lawnmower Parent?

Maddie Dutra, Amadon Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


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    If helicopter parents weren’t making it tough enough to grow up, now students have an even bigger threat to their futures: the lawnmower parents.     According to the NEA Today article “Educators Weigh In on Lawnmower Parents”, schools are filled with lawnmower parents today. “Rather ...

Ice Skating Around Pleasanton

Ice Skating Around Pleasanton

Sheree Bishop, Page Editor

December 20, 2018


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The holidays are here, and Pleasanton has brought the Christmas spirit into full swing. From public decorations all over downtown to the Holiday Parade, people are doing all sorts of activities to get into the Christmas spirit. One popular activity to do during the holidays is ice skating. People skat...

Michelle Obama’s Global Girls Alliance

Michelle Obama’s Global Girls Alliance

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Around the world, there are over 98 million adolescent girls who are not in school. If these girls were to receive an education, the amount of girls in poverty would be cut in half, lifetime earnings would increase by $15-30 trillion, and child marriage would be virtually eliminated. This is exactly ...

Starbucks makes history with ASL integration

Starbucks makes history with ASL integration

Emma Hodges, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Just recently, Starbucks has opened a new store in Washington DC where all of its employees know American Sign Language. The purpose of the ASL store is to help provide easy communication for people who are deaf which allows for a more inclusive community. The company placed the store near Gallaudet ...

AV Counselor affected by California Wildfires

AV Counselor affected by California Wildfires

Milli Patel, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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   On November 8, 2018, one of the deadliest wildfires California has ever seen erupted, burning over 142,000 acres, over 19,000 homes, and killing almost 85 people. To put this into perspective, the Paradise Camp Fire burned an area of more than four times the size of San Francisco. The effects...

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