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Quadruple Hit: Consecutive Earthquakes Strike California

Zach Friedman, Segments Editor

May 8, 2018


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        On this day, May 8th, Californians were shaken awake as two earthquakes, of 4.5 and 3.2 magnitude, struck back-to-back. These were not the first jolts experienced recently, though, as two quakes struck yesterday. On Monday, there was a 2.5 and 4.5.     Incidents like these are ...

Korean War Ends

Harshika Sethi, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un, the Leaders of South and North Korea, have planned to initiate a formal end to the Korean War and have downright denuclearized the peninsula on Friday April 27th, 2018, after 65 years of conflict.    In part of the day- long summit, the two leaders met in on the bord...

AV ASB Election Videos released

AV ASB Election Videos released

March 26, 2018


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The time has come for ASB Elections! This year, the leadership class has gone back to using election videos to introduce candidates to the AV community. The Leadership class has made videos of all the 2018-2019 ASB choices. The videos are available on the Leadership Instagram page (avhsdons), and...

Lip Dub causes controversy on campus

Lip Dub causes controversy on campus

Cathrine Lilja, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2018


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     For the first time in four years, Amador Leadership hosted a Lip Dub event on campus last Friday.  However, before the event even occurred, pressing concerns about the music chosen for the Lip Dub created controversy on campus.       A Lip Dub is a "music video that combines lip synchin...

AV films Lip Dub

AV films Lip Dub

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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    Last Friday, March 16, the rain stopped just long enough for the entire Amador community to come together to create the AV “Lip Dub.”     Every 4 years the leadership students spearhead and put together this event featuring every Amador student in the school. This year another team, ...

Protest and Memorial Held at Amador for Gun Control

Protest and Memorial Held at Amador for Gun Control

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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    On March 14, 2018 over 3,000 schools across America joined together at 10:00 am to 10:17 am by walking out of the students’ classrooms, all protesting gun violence and then holding a memorial for the 17 students that lost their lives exactly a month ago today.     “The nationally org...

A missed opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day

A missed opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day

Carsyn Gilbert, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


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International Women’s Day is a day that commemorates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day was on March 8th, 2018. Though some students around campus knew about the importance of the day and celebrated it, nothing was done on the school news webs...

Comp Civics Wins State Title!!!

Comp Civics Wins State Title!!!

Cathrine Lilja, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2018


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     There has been much interest in this year's Competition Civics team. After last years team got 5th in the nation, there has been anticipation on whether the streak of victory could hold, and send the team to nationals once again from their state competition.      I am pleased to report that this year’...

STEM education through Treksploration

Vi Nguyen, AVTV Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2017


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    A simple access activity has transformed into an interactive opportunity for students to explore their creative passions. Statistics and Precalculus teacher, Mrs. Reinke, utilized her passion for Star Trek to expand her hobby and aid students on campus. When Mr. Williams jokingly proposed the ...

The increase of school shootings– do AV students feel safe?

Katalina Garber, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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    Schools are one of the safest places children can be, but over the past few years this safety has been compromised with the large increase in the number of school shootings across the United States. From 2013 to 2015 there were 160 school shootings in 38 states. 53% were at K-12 schools and 47...

The science of fear

Carolyne Geng, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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    Fear is a curious survival instinct. Since the dawn of humankind, fear has been a necessary way for people to escape danger and survive in a harsh world, whether it be a den of lions in a jungle, a venomous snake from Australia, or even a big deadline for school.     This emotion is produced when a person...

Students struggle to make up credit deficiencies

Dario Tommasini, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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    Currently, Amador has fewer programs for credit deficient students than poorer schools. In fact, most of these programs that are offered in the Pleasanton Unified School District are not even offered at Amador.      The state requires 40 credits in english, 35 in history classes, 20 in mat...

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