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Sickness Breaks out at Pleasanton Middle School

Sickness Breaks out at Pleasanton Middle School

Chehel Lakhwara, Page Editor

November 5, 2019

It is just the start of Cold season and already hundreds of students all over the county have been reported to have mild to severe cases of stomach flu such as gastroenteritis, West Nile disease and neurological virus.  More than 400 students at Pleasanton Middle School have been absent due to the e...

AV’s Halloween Tradition

Soumya Sahay, Social Media Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

October 31 is always a fun and exciting time for students at Amador---it’s Halloween! Not only do students get to skip school the day after the holiday, but they also get to dress up in their costumes for school the day of!  “I might dress up for Halloween, but it’s nice that Amador lets us dress up. It...

TUPE combats vaping and tobacco use

TUPE combats vaping and tobacco use

Nick Strain, Segments Editor

October 28, 2019

The Center for Disease Control recently reported 1,299 lung injuries and 26 deaths as a direct cause of vaping and E-cigarettes. This is all coming at a time when nicotine has surged in popularity among teenagers. Amador Valley and PUSD are aiming to educate their students on the dangers of tobac...

Concert Band performs for parents during lunch

Concert Band performs for parents during lunch

Casey Chang, Photo Editor

October 25, 2019

On October 23 and 24 the Amador concert bands held a performance for their parents during class. Concert band is separate from marching band and are the musicians who chose not to march at competitions and at games. The band director, Mr. Grantham, and the assistance band director, Mr. Daandrea, both di...

Amador Homecoming Dance 2019: the good and the bad

Amador Homecoming Dance 2019: the good and the bad

Soumya Sahay, Social Media EIC

October 24, 2019

    Saturday, October 19, was Amador’s annual homecoming dance, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the large gym. According to a variety of different student sources, there were many troubles that occurred during the dance, alongside the fun and dancing that also occurred.      One complaint that some students had...

2019 Homecoming Skits recap

2019 Homecoming Skits recap

Matthew Carter, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

          Homecoming skits is an annual tradition at Amador, where Dons of all grade levels come together to perform hilarious and entertaining skits for a fun filled night. This event occurs every year, on one night during the week leading up to the Homecoming...

Newly developed app, MyShake, notifies users before impending earthquakes

Newly developed app, MyShake, notifies users before impending earthquakes

Daniel McInnis, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

With the amount of technology continually being produced out of Silicon Valley it was  inevitable that the surplus of California earthquakes would bring about the development of an improved way to predict earthquakes. The MyShake cell phone application, was designed by the University of California a...

Update on the Santa Rita Parking Situation

Update on the Santa Rita Parking Situation

Matthew Kim, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Despite original plans of a smooth opening for the new Santa Rita lot, there have been multiple complaints reported regarding the new lot. Although the parking lot was reopened on schedule this Tuesday, many students have reported incomplete numbers on the parking spots, an inaccurate parking lot map, ...

California Shakeout at Amador

California Shakeout at Amador

Lucy Dou, Page Editor

October 18, 2019

Yesterday, Amador Valley High School participated in the 2019 California Shakeout earthquake drill after second period. Students experienced a five minute drop, cover and hold on drill before gathering on the football field.  Many felt that this was an especially important drill in light of the number...

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake hits the East Bay last night

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake hits the East Bay last night

Bernard Abousleiman and Yuvan Sathan, Staff Writers

October 15, 2019

On October 15th a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit just north of Walnut Creek. It only lasted for a couple of seconds at 10:33 pm. Many Pleasanton residents felt the earthquake, including many of the students at Amador. “I felt the earthquake last night and I jumped out of bed and just went to check o...

Dons deck out in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Dons deck out in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Daniel McInnis, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

      Pink was everywhere on campus. T-shirts were being sold last week and pink ribbons could be seen on those who have experienced a family history of breast cancer and those that have not. It was a strong show of unity.  “Yes, I participated in Pink Out and wore pink socks and a pin...

Power Outages in Alameda County to Combat the Risk of Wildfires

Power Outages in Alameda County to Combat the Risk of Wildfires

Daniel McInnis, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

It came as quite a shock to Amador students last week when PG&E warned people that they might turn off the power in areas around Alameda County due to the high winds and increased dryness of the grass this time of year. The power outages would help prevent wildfires from ravaging northern Californ...

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