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Gigi Hadid is Glamour’s Woman of the Year

Gigi Hadid is Glamour’s Woman of the Year

Soumya Sahay, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Ever since 2003, Glamour Magazine has sponsored the Woman Of The Year award, an award that is given to someone who has displayed extraordinary characteristics in entertainment, business, sports, music, science, medicine, education or politics.    This year, on November 13th, Gigi Hadid accept...

Reflecting on Mix-it-Up Day

Reflecting on Mix-it-Up Day

Dhruv Singh, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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    A special day that gave an opportunity for freshman to not only meet new upperclassmen, but also make new friends in their peer group, Mix It Up Day gave a valuable opportunity to freshman.     “Freshmen benefit from this event because they are able to meet other classmates they wouldn...

Is the iPhone X worth the cost?

Is the iPhone X worth the cost?

Elliott Maire and Chris Myers

October 30, 2017


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This past September of 2017 was the tenth anniversary of iphone and Apple had a surprise in hand. They announced three new Iphones the iphone 8, 8 plus, and the iphone X, or ten.    “I would buy the iPhone X because it is a very cool phone. The new features such as the camera and camera abil...

Homecoming vs Rolling Loud

Sydney Soares, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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    Saturday, October 21st is an eventful day for many students here at Amador. Many students are conflicted, being that it is the day of Amador's very own homecoming, and also the Rolling Loud music festival at Shoreline Festival Grounds in Mountain View, California.     This specific concert is special becau...

California Fights Fire

California Fights Fire

Jared Caldwell, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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    Another natural disaster has struck the United States. At around 12 o’clock on October 8th, a fire began to spread rapidly across the Napa/Sonoma area.     As of October 10th, more than 14 fires have have destroyed at least 1,500 structures, covering a collective 57,000 acres across Cali...

Las Positas Locked Down

Las Positas Locked Down

Donny Collinson, Eve Schiano, and Ellaina Samimi

October 4, 2017


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UPDATE: The student involved had only brought a nerf gun onto campus, but his actions alarmed a teacher who contacted campus security. The police were called in to question the student before he was released.     Earlier today, Las Positas College went into lockdown because a suspicious man walked...

Amador Valley named National Blue Ribbon School

Amador Valley named National Blue Ribbon School

Dominick Mazotti, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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   Yesterday, the US Secretary of Education announced the Amador Valley High School was a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) award recipient.  AV is the only high school in the Bay Area to receive this recognition, and it is one of only 8 CA high schools to receive this honor.     In an em...

Disappointing silence on 9/11

Disappointing silence on 9/11

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


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    On September 11, 2001, terror wreaked havoc on the east coast of the United states. Four hijacked planes crashed into buildings full of people. This was the greatest attack on the U.S. mainland in recent history.     Surprisingly, on the anniversary of 9/11 this year, there was little to no mention o...

Google’s Internal Error

Google’s Internal Error

Maddie Dutra, Page Editor

August 30, 2017


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     In early August, Google’s Senior Software Engineer James Damore stirred up quite the online hostility after writing a memo that has now gone viral.      The memo, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” suggests that psychological differences deem men more fit than women f...

Mr. Thiel’s Memorial

Mr. Thiel’s Memorial

Samara Ayoob-Ahamd, Page Editor

August 28, 2017


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On June 3rd, 2018, one day after Amador seniors graduated, science teacher Eric Thiel passed away. It was one day after his retirement. He was 65. Within the next week, someone broke into campus and painted a memorial to Thiel next to his room. To the dismay of many students and teachers, the memorial...

6 Things Every Freshman Should Know About Starting School at AV

6 Things Every Freshman Should Know About Starting School at AV

Fiona McHugh, Page Editor

August 11, 2017


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The jump from middle school to high school is one of the biggest changes a student can go through.  Amador Valley is a great high school, but there are definitely some things students should know that will help make their transition to AV smoother. Here are 6 things that every freshman should know ...

The hefty cost of Senior Ditch Day

The hefty cost of Senior Ditch Day

Esha Chawla, Staff Writers

May 30, 2017


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Similar to how Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  fakes an illness to get out of school, hundreds of seniors every year call in sick the day after Senior Ball in what has become famously known as “Senior Ditch Day.” On Senior Ditch Day, seniors hope to make some final memories with thei...

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