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The odd Halloween schedule

The odd Halloween schedule

Yuwei Dou, Page Editor

October 30, 2018


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The Pleasanton Unified School District has a minimum day for students every year to celebrate Halloween. This year, it is on Thursday, November 1st rather then October 31st. The minimum day will follow the same block Thursday schedule except starting  at 8:01 consisting of second, fourth, and sixth pe...

Red Cross Club Hurricane Coin Drive for Relief

Red Cross Club Hurricane Coin Drive for Relief

Samara Ayoob-Ahmad, AVT Editor-In-Chief

October 25, 2018


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Clubs on campus have always been a great way to get students involved at school as well as in and outside our close-knit community. Recently, across the country, Hurricane Florence and Michael have hit the East Coast hard, leaving behind debris and destruction. With this, roads, houses, landscapes, a...

“A New Hope” for the Tri-Valley Haven

“A New Hope” for the Tri-Valley Haven

Katalina Garber, Page Editor

October 24, 2018


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On Friday, October 12th, Amador student Shruthi Chandran (‘19) hosted “A New Hope”, a musical fundraiser for Tri-Valley Haven at the Pleasanton Senior Center. The event showcased the talents of students from Amador, Foothill, as well as across the Bay Area. Some of the groups that performed were...

Helen Keller & Hillary Clinton Erased From Texas Curriculum

Alicia Duarte, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton are two very powerful and influential women. Their names should sound familiar because the state of California requires these two figures to be in our school curriculum. However, the Texas Board of Education does not share the same sentiment. As of this past September, Keller ...

The Spread of Lead at Amador

The Spread of Lead at Amador

Samara Ayoob-Ahmad, AVT Editor-In-Chief

October 19, 2018


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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...

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


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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


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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...

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