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STEM education through Treksploration

Vi Nguyen, AVTV Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2017


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    A simple access activity has transformed into an interactive opportunity for students to explore their creative passions. Statistics and Precalculus teacher, Mrs. Reinke, utilized her passion for Star Trek to expand her hobby and aid students on campus. When Mr. Williams jokingly proposed the ...

The increase of school shootings– do AV students feel safe?

Katalina Garber, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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    Schools are one of the safest places children can be, but over the past few years this safety has been compromised with the large increase in the number of school shootings across the United States. From 2013 to 2015 there were 160 school shootings in 38 states. 53% were at K-12 schools and 47...

The science of fear

Carolyne Geng, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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    Fear is a curious survival instinct. Since the dawn of humankind, fear has been a necessary way for people to escape danger and survive in a harsh world, whether it be a den of lions in a jungle, a venomous snake from Australia, or even a big deadline for school.     This emotion is produced when a person...

Students struggle to make up credit deficiencies

Dario Tommasini, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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    Currently, Amador has fewer programs for credit deficient students than poorer schools. In fact, most of these programs that are offered in the Pleasanton Unified School District are not even offered at Amador.      The state requires 40 credits in english, 35 in history classes, 20 in mat...

Gigi Hadid is Glamour’s Woman of the Year

Gigi Hadid is Glamour’s Woman of the Year

Soumya Sahay, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Ever since 2003, Glamour Magazine has sponsored the Woman Of The Year award, an award that is given to someone who has displayed extraordinary characteristics in entertainment, business, sports, music, science, medicine, education or politics.    This year, on November 13th, Gigi Hadid accept...

Terror strikes New York

Terror strikes New York

Mark Liu, Editor-in-chief

November 2, 2017


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  No one could have predicted the terror that unfolded Halloween morning in lower Manhattan when 29-year-old Uzbekistan native Sayfullo Habibullaevich Saipov veered into a bike lane, killing eight and injuring thirteen.    Saipov continued in the lane for one mile before crashing into a school bus ...

Reflecting on Mix-it-Up Day

Reflecting on Mix-it-Up Day

Dhruv Singh, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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    A special day that gave an opportunity for freshman to not only meet new upperclassmen, but also make new friends in their peer group, Mix It Up Day gave a valuable opportunity to freshman.     “Freshmen benefit from this event because they are able to meet other classmates they wouldn...

Is the iPhone X worth the cost?

Is the iPhone X worth the cost?

Elliott Maire and Chris Myers

October 30, 2017


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This past September of 2017 was the tenth anniversary of iphone and Apple had a surprise in hand. They announced three new Iphones the iphone 8, 8 plus, and the iphone X, or ten.    “I would buy the iPhone X because it is a very cool phone. The new features such as the camera and camera abil...

Homecoming vs Rolling Loud

Sydney Soares, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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    Saturday, October 21st is an eventful day for many students here at Amador. Many students are conflicted, being that it is the day of Amador's very own homecoming, and also the Rolling Loud music festival at Shoreline Festival Grounds in Mountain View, California.     This specific concert is special becau...

California Fights Fire

California Fights Fire

Jared Caldwell, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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    Another natural disaster has struck the United States. At around 12 o’clock on October 8th, a fire began to spread rapidly across the Napa/Sonoma area.     As of October 10th, more than 14 fires have have destroyed at least 1,500 structures, covering a collective 57,000 acres across Cali...

Las Positas Locked Down

Las Positas Locked Down

Donny Collinson, Eve Schiano, and Ellaina Samimi

October 4, 2017


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UPDATE: The student involved had only brought a nerf gun onto campus, but his actions alarmed a teacher who contacted campus security. The police were called in to question the student before he was released.     Earlier today, Las Positas College went into lockdown because a suspicious man walked...

Amador Valley named National Blue Ribbon School

Amador Valley named National Blue Ribbon School

Dominick Mazotti, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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   Yesterday, the US Secretary of Education announced the Amador Valley High School was a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) award recipient.  AV is the only high school in the Bay Area to receive this recognition, and it is one of only 8 CA high schools to receive this honor.     In an em...

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