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The Spread of Lead at Amador

The Spread of Lead at Amador

Samara Ayoob-Ahmad, AVT Editor-In-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students around campus rely on the school hydration stations and facets to provide them with drinking water. Many carry around reusable water bottles to refill throughout the day in order to stay hydrated. Recently, however, testing on the water revealed that lead was present here at Amador. For te...

AV Teacher loses cool with disrespectful student

Swetha Sirupa, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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This past April, the Washington Post article published by titled "Ten problems teachers did not have to deal with a decade ago." The number one problem listed by the article is "difficulty disciplining students." This was the case for an AV Teacher this past week. AP Psychology & World History Teacher Mark ...

Backpacks: The Real Back Stabber

Backpacks: The Real Back Stabber

Esha Shah, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Aching shoulders, curved backs, and backpacks filled with pounds of supplies needed every day. Does this sound familiar? It’s every high school student as they walk around the campus dragging a heavy weight that they have no choice but to bring along. Every student needs one, but how much is thi...

Take the Step and Prep: SAT Options

Take the Step and Prep: SAT Options

Nidhi Patel, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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As each year goes on, it seems that getting into college is becoming more and more competitive. One factor that can help improve a student’s chances into getting into college, is scoring well on the SAT. At Amador, it is not unlikely to find students who did just this by using different methods to s...

Both Sides of the Net

Both Sides of the Net

Manogya Bharathula and Kenlyn Cashion, Staff Writers

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Uncategorized

  Both Sides of The Net: Pro Serena Thirty-six year old world-renown tennis champion Serena Williams was recently charged with three code violations by umpire, Carlos Ramos. The player was furious about the unfair charge, and voiced her frustration. Serena spoke about how unfairly...

Colin Kaepernick is the new face of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign

Colin Kaepernick is the new face of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign

Anna Sun, AVT Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Last Monday, Sept. 3rd, Nike released the “new face” of its Just Do It campaign for its 30th anniversary: Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback started the controversial political stand against police brutality and racial inequality of taking one knee during the nationa...

Asia Argento: The Fallen Angel

Asia Argento: The Fallen Angel

Swetha Sirupa, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

It’s the definition of irony: the leader of the #MeToo movement is being accused of sexually assaulting a younger former co-star 5 years ago. Asia Argento, once considered a hero for her public accusations against Harvey Weinstein and leading the famed movement, has fallen from grace after an anonymo...

Madonna’s Tribute to Aretha Lacked R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Madonna’s Tribute to Aretha Lacked R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Soumya Sahay, Page Editor

September 11, 2018


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As a tribute to Aretha Franklin’s recent passing, Madonna spoke live at the VMAs to show her support and love for the late vocalist. However, some saw Madonna’s speech as the opposite, being offensive and disrespectful.  “Instead of paying tribute to a legend properly, she made it about herself. I t...

California Wildfires: How can they affect us?

California Wildfires: How can they affect us?

Sara Sanguinetti, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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California is in wildfire season again - and this time, the fires are more widespread and intense. Each late summer, wildfires blaze throughout California, destroying wildlife and homes. 2018’s wildfire season is reportedly the worst in state history, with fires so far burning 810,000 acres of lan...

Trader Joe’s – Geoffrey Owens Demonstrates the Value of Work

Trader Joe’s – Geoffrey Owens Demonstrates the Value of Work

Samara Ayoob-Ahamd, AVT Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

In this generation, it seems people are judged and criticized on what job or career they go into rather than the value of their own work. Millennials are not known for being the hardest workers at most companies, and often with co-workers of the Generation X and Baby Boomer generations. Though 41% ...

The Situation in Israel

Kevin Shi

May 18, 2018


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    After the controversial decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel back in December of last year, the U.S. Embassy has officially been moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last Monday.     This action reawoke international criticism from other countries that ...

Marshal Shoves Students off Stage at University of Florida Graduation

Ramnath Jeyaram, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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        This past Saturday, the University of Florida had its graduation ceremony for the class of 2017-2018, and many seniors had hoped to enjoy their last night in the college that they spent that last four years working in. However, a certain marshal that was present at the ceremony was ...

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