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Mr. Amador Boys Revealed!!

Mr. Amador Boys Revealed!!

Alexis Waiss and Addyson Mapes

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Mr. Amador is a yearlong fundraiser run by thirty of Amador’s students. Their end goal is to raise money for the George Mark Children’s House. The George Mark Children’s House is a free-standing, non-profit care center for children with life-limiting diseases. They provide safe, excellent medical care...

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday

Maddison Vanhole, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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Cyber Monday refers to the Monday following Thanksgiving weekend where many online stores offer huge discounts. The deals last 24 hours during which shoppers can find deals online or in store. True to its name, most deals are cyber deals---on computers, TVs, and other electronics. The term was co...

Additional Mock Election Overview and Update

Garrett Alsup, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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On, November 6, 2018, the United States had the midterm elections. All across the country, 50 states hosted elections for hundreds of spots for government officials and legislation. Amador Valley High School and Pleasanton Unified School District hosted a mock election for multiple governing spots in...

Self-Destructive Painting

Self-Destructive Painting

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018


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On October 5, a 1.4 million dollar painting ‘The Girl with a red balloon’ by British graffiti artist, Banksy, was sold at an auction in London. It was a spray painted piece which depicted a girl reaching out for a red heart shaped balloon far beyond her grasp. It caused quite an uproar in the art world w...

Take A Peek at the Highlights Of Disabilities Awareness Week!

Take A Peek at the Highlights Of Disabilities Awareness Week!

Soumya Sahay and Katalina Garber

November 14, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

The week of November 5th, 2018 was an important week for Amador; students and staff were given the opportunity to learn more about disabilities and the different kinds of people the world has to offer. “I’m a Wheelchair Foundation Ambassador on campus, so we basically host disability awareness week, ...

Mock Midterm Elections

Sarah Banholzer, Page Editor

November 13, 2018


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This past Tuesday, was an important day for politics in our nation and here at Amador as well. November 6, 2018 was midterm election day in the U.S. and the students of Amador were able to get involved in the elections through a school mock election. Mr. Scherer, the Amador librarian, worked with the Amador social...

The Danger of the Expo Marker

The Danger of the Expo Marker

Aishni Jolly and Alexis Waiss

November 13, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Almost every classroom at Amador has a whiteboard supplied with Expo markers.  Between schools, universities, and other institutions, roughly 400 million whiteboard markers are thrown out every year in America alone (Auspen).  AvJournalism investigates the danger of the expo marker: how they affect ...

Taylor Swift gets political

Taylor Swift gets political

Yezzen Alrawi, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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As the midterm elections fast approach, people are becoming increasingly vocal about the way they believe Congress should lean. Pop singer Taylor Swift is no exception and has recently used her extensive voice to engage in United States politics. She began her political crusade when she posted a rather long po...

The odd Halloween schedule

The odd Halloween schedule

Yuwei Dou, Page Editor

October 30, 2018


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The Pleasanton Unified School District has a minimum day for students every year to celebrate Halloween. This year, it is on Thursday, November 1st rather then October 31st. The minimum day will follow the same block Thursday schedule except starting  at 8:01 consisting of second, fourth, and sixth pe...

Red Cross Club Hurricane Coin Drive for Relief

Red Cross Club Hurricane Coin Drive for Relief

Samara Ayoob-Ahmad, AVT Editor-In-Chief

October 25, 2018


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Clubs on campus have always been a great way to get students involved at school as well as in and outside our close-knit community. Recently, across the country, Hurricane Florence and Michael have hit the East Coast hard, leaving behind debris and destruction. With this, roads, houses, landscapes, a...

“A New Hope” for the Tri-Valley Haven

“A New Hope” for the Tri-Valley Haven

Katalina Garber, Page Editor

October 24, 2018


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On Friday, October 12th, Amador student Shruthi Chandran (‘19) hosted “A New Hope”, a musical fundraiser for Tri-Valley Haven at the Pleasanton Senior Center. The event showcased the talents of students from Amador, Foothill, as well as across the Bay Area. Some of the groups that performed were...

Helen Keller & Hillary Clinton Erased From Texas Curriculum

Alicia Duarte, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton are two very powerful and influential women. Their names should sound familiar because the state of California requires these two figures to be in our school curriculum. However, the Texas Board of Education does not share the same sentiment. As of this past September, Keller ...

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