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1920’s Day Recap

1920’s Day Recap

Garrett Alsup, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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Every year at Amador Valley, juniors partake in a day of fun, creativity, and entertainment, celebrating and recreating the time f the 1920's. This year, 20's day was postponed to after Thanksgiving break due to the fires. Still, this didn’t stop teachers and students to putting on a great event. ...

AV takes on a Binventory

AV takes on a Binventory

Savana Sadler, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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Here at Amador we will be starting a new garbage bin program to try and limit the waste that go to landfills. For the last year Lauren Londoño (‘19) and Megan Sloan (‘21) have been working on a plan to do just that, and it is called a Binventory. Essentially, a Binventory is the counting of all...

The Annual Christmas Parade

The Annual Christmas Parade

Emma Hodges, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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Every year, the Pleasanton community hosts their annual Christmas parade downtown Pleasanton. This year, the parade will be hosted on Saturday, December 1st. The parade gives residents the opportunity to either participate in the festivities or simply watch and enjoy the Christmas spirit. ...

Amador Assesses its Academic Integrity

Amador Assesses its Academic Integrity

Soumya Sahay, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Amador has always experienced some cheating around campus, but it has escalated more and more over the years. Because students are finding new ways to use their devices, cheating has escalated to a record high. Teachers have definitely noticed the problem, and are working to stop this lack of academic i...

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


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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


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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...

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