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Redefining Success

Redefining Success

Sarah Banholzer, Page Editor

January 14, 2019


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This past Thursday night, January 10, in the Amador library, the PTSA along with the AV Wellness Committee, hosted the Redefining Success Event. This event was open to both students and parents and included a panel of Amador and Foothill alumni. The panelists shared their own personal pathways through c...

TwitchCon 2018 rocks San Jose

TwitchCon 2018 rocks San Jose

Maddie Dutra, Amadon Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


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    From October 26-28, San Jose hosted the 4th annual TwitchCon. The convention is held every year in the San Jose Convention center, and welcomes some of the platform’s top creators to show off their skills. This year in particular was a hit, considering that TwitchCon attracted so many people that t...

Do you have a Lawnmower Parent?

Do you have a Lawnmower Parent?

Maddie Dutra, Amadon Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


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    If helicopter parents weren’t making it tough enough to grow up, now students have an even bigger threat to their futures: the lawnmower parents.     According to the NEA Today article “Educators Weigh In on Lawnmower Parents”, schools are filled with lawnmower parents today. “Rather ...

Ice Skating Around Pleasanton

Ice Skating Around Pleasanton

Sheree Bishop, Page Editor

December 20, 2018


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The holidays are here, and Pleasanton has brought the Christmas spirit into full swing. From public decorations all over downtown to the Holiday Parade, people are doing all sorts of activities to get into the Christmas spirit. One popular activity to do during the holidays is ice skating. People skat...

Michelle Obama’s Global Girls Alliance

Michelle Obama’s Global Girls Alliance

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Around the world, there are over 98 million adolescent girls who are not in school. If these girls were to receive an education, the amount of girls in poverty would be cut in half, lifetime earnings would increase by $15-30 trillion, and child marriage would be virtually eliminated. This is exactly ...

Starbucks makes history with ASL integration

Starbucks makes history with ASL integration

Emma Hodges, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Just recently, Starbucks has opened a new store in Washington DC where all of its employees know American Sign Language. The purpose of the ASL store is to help provide easy communication for people who are deaf which allows for a more inclusive community. The company placed the store near Gallaudet ...

AV Counselor affected by California Wildfires

AV Counselor affected by California Wildfires

Milli Patel, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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   On November 8, 2018, one of the deadliest wildfires California has ever seen erupted, burning over 142,000 acres, over 19,000 homes, and killing almost 85 people. To put this into perspective, the Paradise Camp Fire burned an area of more than four times the size of San Francisco. The effects...

How AV teachers modernize the classroom

How AV teachers modernize the classroom

December 18, 2018


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We have come a long way from teachers using chalk and a blackboard to teach their students. Teachers at Amador have been modernizing their classrooms in a number of different ways. From group projects to teaching the curriculum, technology assists teachers in making their classrooms up to date with the ...

Student Excitement About Avengers: Endgame

Student Excitement About Avengers: Endgame

Aishni Jolly, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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On December 10th, Disney’s Marvel Studios dropped its’ first trailer for Avengers: Endgame and fans all over the world have become restless to see the movie. Here at Amador, there have been various different opinions ranging from excitement to disappointment. “I am really excited for the new Avengers ...

Kardashian to the Rescue

Kardashian to the Rescue

Madison Vanhole, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


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The international pop star, Kim Kardashian, decided to become a hero for one woman and her family. Alice Marie Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole after she was convicted on federal drug and money laundering charges to which she had pleaded not guilty. Several co-def...

AVHS Travels Around the World In The 2018 Winter Concert

AVHS Travels Around the World In The 2018 Winter Concert

Soumya Sahay, Page Editor

December 12, 2018


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In December 2018, Amador Valley held the 2018 Winter Concert, featuring the AVHS choir, jazz band, string orchestra, and symphony orchestra. This year’s winter concert theme was “Music From Around The World,” as the performances displayed songs from Ireland, Italy, Spain, England, India, Fra...

First Tourist to go to the Moon?

First Tourist to go to the Moon?

Savana Sadler, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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As technology advances, we constantly wonder what is next for society. In the 80's, people believed by 2020 we would have flying cars, artificial intelligence roaming the streets and medicine that makes you live forever. But now we are almost here, and what have we accomplished? None of those things. But one t...

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