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AV Students want changes

AV Students want changes

Janani Sundaresan, News Editor

January 27, 2015


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With all the recent controversy surrounding the new calendar and Senior Experience, many Amador students feel that they are not being heard by those in charge. Prior to the recent school board meeting, it was established that the 2015-2016 school year would start the second week of August. This...

Solidarity for France: “We are all Charlie”

Solidarity for France: “We are all Charlie”

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

January 7, 2015


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French police officials identified three men as suspects in the deadly attack against the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in Paris that shook the nation yesterday, Wednesday, January 7th. This recent attack has resulted in the deaths of 12 people with many more injured. The author...

Grass Stains, Not Blood

Grass Stains, Not Blood

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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For the first time, FIFA has plans to allow artificial turf to be used in one of its premiere tournaments, the Women’s World Cup, taking place in Canada next year. Many of the star athletes supposed to take part in that tournament call it discrimination. In the past week, a lawyer representing several...

European Union moving towards sanctions on Israel

European Union moving towards sanctions on Israel

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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The European Union is contemplating a variety of measures that would punish Israel for its occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to an internal European Union (EU) document obtained by an Israeli newspaper. Among the measures proposed in the document are sanctions against European...

Ebola in CA- How prepared are we?

Ebola in CA- How prepared are we?

Hannah Scarborough, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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While the Ebola epidemic seems to be putting the nation in a frenzy, hospitals close to home are preparing for the possible spread of the disease to California. This past month, 2 California residents were tested for Ebola after showing similar symptoms to the deadly disease. The patients tested negative...

Nobel Prize Recipients- Fall World News Recap

Nobel Prize Recipients- Fall World News Recap

Grace Chen, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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Last month, a series of Nobel Prizes were awarded to a number of experts for their contributions in different fields. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was divided, one half awarded to John O'Keefe, the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser "for their discoveries of cells th...

AVHS French Students receive penpals in Europe

AVHS French Students receive penpals in Europe

Grace Chen, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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Starting from the week of October 13, the students from the AP French class at Amador are participating in a pen-pal project with a french-speaking High School, “Lycée Comte de Foix,” located in the Principality of Andorra, next to France and Spain. The students in the AP French class at Amador...

Missing Ivory: Wildlife Crisis in Uganda

Missing Ivory: Wildlife Crisis in Uganda

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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More than 35,000 elephants are killed across Africa every year for the ivory in their tusks. Uganda also happens to be its key transit country for the illegal trade of the precious ivory. A large amount of ivory, about 1 ton, has disappeared from a Ugandan government vault. According to an interrogat...

Philae Lander: November Science Recap

Philae Lander: November Science Recap

Jacob Baer, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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The European Space Agency’s Philae Lander is no ordinary spacecraft lander; it is the first ever spacecraft to successfully land on a comet’s surface - well, sort of. A part of the Rosetta Orbiter, the solar-powered Philae Lander was designed for one of the European Space Agency’s independent...

The Era of 1989

The Era of 1989

Katie Grant, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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By just age fourteen, she had gotten her own record deal.  At age 24, she has won over 228 awards, been nominated 438 times, and honored by the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Her new album has sold over 1.3 million copies in just the first week, a record that has not been touched since 2002. Her name...

Taylor Not-So-Swift

Taylor Not-So-Swift

Mrinalini Narayan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014


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Taylor Swift has currently removed all of her music from Spotify simply because she believed she was not producing enough money. From country to pop, Taylor swift’s genre of music would be categorized as “unknown.” Her sudden change in genre has worked towards her favor with over 1.287 million...

Ongoing Coverage: The United States and Ebola

Ongoing Coverage: The United States and Ebola

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014


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The outbreak gripping West Africa is the world's worst, infecting nearly 10,000 people and killing nearly 5,000. Thomas Eric Duncan traveled to the United States from one of the worst affected countries, Liberia, on September 30th, and 10 days after he arrived in the US to visit his former girlfriend...

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