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Meeting Jane Goodall inspires AV senior to follow passions

Meeting Jane Goodall inspires AV senior to follow passions

Jamie Altman, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2014


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Senior Marisa Riordan was among seven teenagers from Teen Wild Guides, a volunteer program at the Oakland Zoo, who received the opportunity to meet Jane Goodall last Thursday for her 80th birthday. “She was so sweet and I could tell that she has such a big heart and she genuinely cares about want...

‘Flappy Bird’ falls — for the final time

‘Flappy Bird’ falls — for the final time

Jamie Altman, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2014


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Seemingly out of nowhere, ‘Flappy Bird’ spread like wildfire among smart phone users. Twitter feeds were consumed with screen shots of high scores and complaints about the near impossible application. But on February 8, game creator Dong Nguyon declared he had had enough. “I am sorry 'Flappy...

DECA students win at State & qualify for Internationals

DECA students win at State & qualify for Internationals

Dani Leedeman, Staff Writer / Photo Editor

February 12, 2014


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This past weekend, 112 Amador DECA members traveled to Anaheim to compete in DECA's annual statewide competition. With over 1800 DECA members competing from California alone, participants faced intense competition in events judged by industry professionals. Amador Valley DECA members matched this ...

AV Comp Civics Wins State

AV Comp Civics Wins State

Galen Gerhard, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


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This past weekend, the Amador Valley Comp Civics Team went to Bakersfield to compete in the State competition and came home victorious. Thanks to this win, Amador will now represent California in the national competition held in Washington DC from April 23 - April 29. “The team did an outstanding...

AV students selected as semi-finalists in science research competition

AV students selected as semi-finalists in science research competition

Jamie Altman, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2014


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Three students from Amador were selected as semi-finalists in the Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program competition on February 5. Seniors Niyati Rodricks and Saba Hosseinzadeh and junior Megan Gupta, members of the science research class at Amador, were given the award after presen...

AV Juniors dodge a testing bullet

AV Juniors dodge a testing bullet

January 28, 2014


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Lots of announcements have been made about the changes to State testing this year, but the most recent announcement has juniors at Amador Valley High School excited as it looks like they will be able to avoid one set of tests they were previously scheduled to take. Earlier in the school year it was...

Mr. Drescher hops on Twitter train, and is now tweeting school news

Mr. Drescher hops on Twitter train, and is now tweeting school news

Mathea Turkalj, Around the Campus Editor

January 27, 2014


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With the increasing popularity of social media sites, principal Tom Drescher and Vice Principal Sebastian Bull have taken to Twitter to connect with the students and parents of Amador Valley. Drescher and Bull have teamed up to bring news through the Twitter account @Avhsprincipal. Students and p...

Common App problems add to application anxiety

Common App problems add to application anxiety

Mrinalini Narayan, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014


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More than five hundred colleges and universities and millions of college-bound seniors depend on the online Common Application. Colleges have warned students of potential problems when processing applications and unfortunately, many of these problems persist. Seniors are under a great amount of pressure...

Back parking lot issues raise questions

Back parking lot issues raise questions

Jamie Altman, Editor in Chief

January 26, 2014


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In the back parking lot, students are only allowed to park on top of the parking structure and along the back fence by Del Valle, according the Vice Principal Sebastian Bull. If students park in teacher-designated areas, there will be consequences. "It starts with a warning and then gets progressively...

Black Friday shopping cuts family time short

Black Friday shopping cuts family time short

Kate Hatch, Staff Writer

November 29, 2013


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Thanksgiving is the one day of the year completely dedicated to being thankful. However, when the clock strikes midnight, the world turns into a chaotic, greedy mess known as Black Friday. It seems every year Black Friday starts earlier and earlier, cutting more into the Thanksgiving holiday....

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week

November 29, 2013


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