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PSAT Test issues stresses students

PSAT Test issues stresses students

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

October 26, 2016


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On Wednesday October 19, over 900 Amador students came to school early to take the PSAT from 1st to 4th period. Besides the practice it provides for the actual SAT, the PSAT offers students the ability to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Last year, 30 juniors earned this scholarship...

Amador hosts Run for Relief

Hannah So, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


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On Wednesday, October 26th, Amador will be hosting a Run for Relief around the track for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. The event will be divided into eight different shifts, each lasting 40 minutes. All students will be running during their PE classes, but are invited to participate in as...

New Exchange Zone

New Exchange Zone

Cullan Plattel, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


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At some point in our lives, most of us have either purchased or sold something off Craigslist,or a site similar to it. If one hasn’t done this before, they might know of someone who does this or has in the past. Often these are in places people have never been before, or in unfamiliar neighborhoods....

Flyers from “white power” group found on campus

Flyers from “white power” group found on campus

Hannah So, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2016


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On Wednesday, September 28th, flyers by alt-right white power organization Identity Evropa were found glued at various locations around Amador, including the Amador parking lot and the electrical maintenance boxes across from the Amador theater. On a campus that is 46% minority groups, flyers like this...

Mural, Mural on the wall

Mural, Mural on the wall

Emily Twisselmann, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


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Humans have been leaving their mark on the world for as long as they have existed. Throughout history, they have painted pictures and written messages on walls to commemorate certain people and to express ideas or art.  In 2015, Nicole Zhang left her own legacy painted onto the walls of the Music bu...

AV offers students a chance to take the PSAT

AV offers students a chance to take the PSAT

Ram Subramanian, Staff Writer & AVJ Live-Stream Editor

September 17, 2016


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On Wednesday, October 19 Amador will once again be offering all AV freshman, sophomores, and juniors the chance to take the PSAT on campus, and the last chance students have to sign up for this opportunity is next Tuesday, September 20th. "I think having the PSAT during the school day, allows students...

Waffle Roost comes to you!

Mariamane Akopyan, Editor in Chief

September 15, 2016


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The Waffle Roost is a traveling food truck that goes all around the Bay area selling their delicious chicken and waffles. When I first heard of this food combination,  not only was I shocked; I was disgusted. However, I have never been more wrong in my life. This sweet and savory combination, admired all o...

Goodbye to sour worms

Goodbye to sour worms

Matthew Sioson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016


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 If you’ve been around Amador anytime before this year, you’ve probably tried the sour worms, or know someone who has. The sour worms were once a staple of the Amador Cafe, but now they’re gone due to guidelines regarding food in school cafeterias. "The sour worms are no longer compliant as a...

Students impressed with Aloha Rally

Students impressed with Aloha Rally

August 30, 2016


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Last Friday, Amador Leadership put on the annual Aloha Rally which featured students from all around campus participating in different games and routines. The entire rally was captured on video by the AVJournalism class.  “It was amazing, hearing my friends cheer me on was super fun. I really got to show my talents in th...

Amador leadership welcome new teachers

Amador leadership welcome new teachers

Staff Writer

August 21, 2016


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This year, Amador welcomed 25 new teachers to the campus and the AV Leadership class went above and beyond making sure they would feel welcome when they started. Every new teacher came into their first week to find balloons and welcome signs on their doors to welcome them to school. "I just loved...

Amador’s First Spirit Week Starts Monday

Amador’s First Spirit Week Starts Monday

Hannah So, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 19, 2016


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Monday, August 22nd, marks the first day of the Aloha Spirit Week, a long-standing Amador tradition. Students and teachers will be dressed to show their school spirit the entire week. The AVJournalism class will be shooting video of the week's events, which will culminate in the Spirit Week Hall of...

New Year, New Amador

New Year, New Amador

Gabriela Miller, Pop Culture Editor

August 8, 2016


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With the 2016-2017 School Year coming up, it’s important to note some new changes. The biggest change overall is Amador’s school year schedule. As many people know, school starts and ends earlier, which is the beginning of many schedule changes. Amador’s winter break will start on Decem...

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