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PUSD mariachi band to perform at Pleasanton Middle School on March 10

PUSD mariachi band to perform at Pleasanton Middle School on March 10

Daniel McInnis, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

PUSD’s very own Mariachi band, Estrella de Pueblo, is performing at Pleasanton Middle School for the middle schoolers to enjoy on March 10. Estrella de pueblo is one of PUSD’s most successful programs and helps many lower-income students participate in group performances, practices, and even receiv...

Key Club Volunteers at Blue by United

Key Club Volunteers at Blue by United

Casey Chang, Photo Editor

March 6, 2020

Last Saturday, Febuary 29th, from six to ten pm, about fifteen Key Club members volunteered at the third annual Crab Feed for United by Blue. Key club is a service event club on campus that meets every other Friday helping improve their community, and United Blue is a great organization for...

New Club: Bollywood Ensemble

New Club: Bollywood Ensemble

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The Amador Valley Bollywood ensemble (AVBE) is a new club that will start on March 2nd. The club officers created this club to advocate for more culture on campus. “Because we have a lot of western ensembles and jazz and that kind of culture here, I really wanted to integrate some Indian culture...

The psychology behind teen pressures

The psychology behind teen pressures

Marisa Fidone, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

In today’s world, teenagers are expected to know what they want to do, what schools they want to attend and what profession they wish to pursue, now, earlier than ever before. Whether it is the new and more advanced environment that we live in, which is fast-paced, there are varying pressures including...

Wheel Chair Foundation’s Italian Bistro Event

Wheel Chair Foundation’s Italian Bistro Event

Casey Chang, Photo Editor

February 28, 2020

On Monday, February 24 the Wheelchair Foundation From the Heart Program held an event at Gianni’s Italian Bistro. The coordinator was Barbara Bosse, parent of current senior Will Bosse and two Amador Alumni.  All of the servers were volunteers and many of them are a part of the Pleasanton Communit...

Moldy Burger King commercial: Can food labels be trusted?

Moldy Burger King commercial: Can food labels be trusted?

Elyssa Lieu, Page Editor

February 28, 2020

On February 19, Burger King released a commercial advertising an all-natural Whopper. The short 45-second video has racked up more than 1.7 million views in less than a week, all through showing a timelapse of a molding Whopper. The purpose behind this new approach to advertisements is to prove the ...

Rising rap star Pop Smoke killed in Hollywood Hills home

Sahana Kumar, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Rising rap star Pop Smoke was having a lazy morning on the 19th when his home in Hollywood Hills was invaded by two to six people just before the break of dawn at 5 a.m. A neighbor had called 911, claiming at least one masked intruder was breaking in. When they arrived, Smoke was found with gunshot wo...

Jordan Richert’s Eagle Scout Project

Jordan Richert’s Eagle Scout Project

Senyi Yang, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

For Amador Valley junior Jordan Richert’s Eagle Scout project, he and some of the members of his Boy Scout Troop built cat houses at the Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton. In order to become an Eagle Scout, one must do something good for the community for a total of one hundred hours, for example,...

Tiktok partners with Truth campaign

Tiktok partners with Truth campaign

Kennedy Mayo, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The popular app, Tiktok, has partnered with Truth, a website that exposes big tobacco companies of their lies and manipulation strategies. Tiktok has recently been running Truth ads on the app to aid teens to quit Juul for good.  This partnership is largely due to the large number of Juul users on Tiktok...

The psychology behind toxic relationships and friendships

The psychology behind toxic relationships and friendships

Marisa Fidone, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

A healthy relationship should have honesty, compassion, and empathy. At least once in a lifetime, young adults have faced cross-roads in friendships. Signs of toxicity come subtly in the beginning, often people feel depleted, used, criticized, or generally worse when they are with this person.  Many...

TEDx Amador Valley is a success for its 5th year

TEDx Amador Valley is a success for its 5th year

Chehel Lakhwara, Page Editor

February 11, 2020

The entire Freshman class spent Tuesday, January 28 attending sessions at the annual TEDx Amador Valley High, which was once again, a huge success. TEDx is an event where Amador student speakers and invited adults speak on various topics to the students. There were also six performing groups througho...

AV Comp Civics Wins State!

AV Comp Civics Wins State!

Alexis Waiss, Page Editor

February 9, 2020

Amador Valley High School just won the California We the People State competition! Amador Valley’s Comp Civics team placed first, with Foothill High school trailing close behind taking 2nd place. As a result, both schools will participate in the national competition in Washington DC in Apri...

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