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New drop-off policy

Esha Chawla, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


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With the welcoming of the new year, Amador Valley’s Administrative team has also made some changes to the way things run in the main office. After having to deal with a heavily congested office in between periods and during lunch and brunch, the admin decided that all pick-up and drop-off items would...

Students March for Change

Students March for Change

Claire Helmer, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017


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On Saturday, January 21st, men and women across the country participated in the Women’s March to protest for gender equality, women’s rights, and more.    Millions of people, including several students and staff here at Amador, took part in the marches, both locally and on the other s...

Bees close to extinction

Bees close to extinction

Kenzo Cabiluna, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


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The Rusty Patched Bumblebee species, also known for its scientific name, Bombus affinis, has recently been listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on January 11th. Since the 1990’s, the population of the species has plummeted, making it hard to find ...

DECA Succeeds at Norcal

DECA Succeeds at Norcal

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

January 23, 2017


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Last weekend, Amador Valley DECA competed at the Northern California District Career Development Conference (Norcal). To say that they were successful at the competition is an understatement. Amador sent a team of 55 competitors in a field of over 1000 contestants from numerous Northern Cali...

AV Ethics club places 5th in first competition

AV Ethics club places 5th in first competition

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

January 21, 2017


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On January 14th, the Amador Valley Ethics Team competed in the Ethics Bowl at UC Santa Cruz. The team placed fifth out of eighteen teams, half a point shy of fourth place and a berth in the semifinals. It was the team’s first competition in school history. “Basically, we're given 15 cases which involve ver...

Political riots

Political riots

Cole Torquemada, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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The country finds itself under extreme stress due to one of the greatest political upsets in history. America’s publically ridiculed president-elect, Donald Trump, along with his equally satirized vice president-elect, Mike Pence, have both experienced a mass wave of criticism after winning this ye...

Mix-it-Up Day brings AV community closer together

Mix-it-Up Day brings AV community closer together

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


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Entering high school can be a daunting leap, as students experience a flood of new ideas, new faces, and overwhelming challenges. In response to this issue, LINK and SEED held an event for freshmen called Mix-it-Up at Lunch Day. “Mix-it-Up at Lunch Day was on Thursday, November 17th, and it took place during lunch in the large gym. The even...

Voters pass measures for school funding

Voters pass measures for school funding

Jordan Boright, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


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This year residents of California and Pleasanton passed three important ballot measures benefiting our schools. Money raised by these ballot measures will be used to upgrade classroom technology and improve aging school facilities across the state. Proposition 51 allowed the state of California to sell $9 billio...

Japanese classes host Japanese festival

David Shih, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


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Last week, the Japanese classes hosted the annual Japanese festival--a day where Japanese culture is celebrated by a series of activities in the multi-purpose room. These activities are wide-ranging from food, to games, to calligraphy. Japanese students were able to teach students and faculty about the va...

Mock Election results hit Amador

Matthew Sioson, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


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The votes are in! On November 8th, 2016, election day, Amador held a mock election to see who our students would vote for if they could. Here’s who you and your fellow Amador students chose to be president of the United States. Amador’s mock election provided some interesting insight on...

PSAT Test issues stresses students

PSAT Test issues stresses students

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

October 26, 2016


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On Wednesday October 19, over 900 Amador students came to school early to take the PSAT from 1st to 4th period. Besides the practice it provides for the actual SAT, the PSAT offers students the ability to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Last year, 30 juniors earned this scholarship...

AV reacts to ISIS

AV reacts to ISIS

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

October 20, 2016


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ISIS, a radical fundamentalist terrorist group, also known as ISIL and Daesh, have committed over 70 terrorist attacks in 20 countries (not including Syria and Iraq), since declaring itself an “Islamic State” in 2014. These attacks have left at least 1200 people dead, and 1700 injured. Mos...

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