Open Mic Night at Inklings: A Success

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

The third open mic Night event at Inklings Coffee and Tea happened on March 8, and it was a smashing success. Inklings, the City of Pleasanton and Ptownlife Newstream all had a hand in making this event come together. Originally, they thought to keep it once a year, but since it was so successful, they ...

Drop off Lunches Being Stolen

Drop off Lunches Being Stolen

Milli Patel, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Many students receive their lunches and other items through the drop-off tables located by the gate to the right of the office. Parents can drop off things for students to pick up. Recently, these packages have been reported stolen from the tables, leaving students frustrated with the drop-off system. O...

WASC Visitation Was a Success Thanks to Hardworking Students and Staff!

WASC Visitation Was a Success Thanks to Hardworking Students and Staff!

Soumya Sahay and Katalina Garber

March 8, 2019

This past month, Amador was visited by a group of teachers and administrators from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is part of the Accrediting Commission for Schools in the USA, and is the accreditation system that all high schools and colleges must pass in order for their...

Mock Trial Hopes to Make State After Moving on to Finals

Yezzen Alrawi, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Amador Valley’s own Mock Trials team has competed in the preliminary rounds of Alameda County’s competition. They compete in performing simulated trials using a case. They are split into two teams who act as prosecution and defense. The case is then tried and decided on by a judge. “You’re ...

School Board Amador Valley – Character Trait Awards

Elizabth Kostalnick, Page Editor

February 27, 2019

Last night, February 27 2019, the School Board held a meeting at the School District Office. Those at the meeting were not only Amador faculty and administration, but many other students from the Pleasanton Unified School District, including our very own Linzee Alcaide ('19). The event was held to...

Snow on the Ridge

Snow on the Ridge

Brett Severance, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

Extreme Weather has been occurring in the Livermore, Pleasanton, and Danville area. Two weeks ago it snowed here in Pleasanton. Up on the ridge at approximately 2:30 a.m. it snowed up to 3 inches. This may not seem like much, but it hasn’t snowed in Pleasanton in years.  Some Amador students remember that the last...

Principal Solorzano takes a leave of absence (but students want him left alone)

Principal Solorzano takes a leave of absence (but students want him left alone)

Maddie Dutra, Amadon EIC

February 21, 2019

Wednesday morning, AV teachers were called to a special meeting by PUSD district officials to receive the announcement that Principal Solorzano is taking a personal leave of absence. As soon as the meeting was over, Amador students and parents received an email from former AV Principal Mike Williams e...

The 2019 Amador Career Fair was a Success!!

Milli Patel and Nidhi Patel

February 20, 2019

On Friday February 15, Amador hosted a career fair for students in order to help them explore possible career options for the future. The event lasted all day, and students were able to visit the fair during their math classes. The booths ranged from healthcare to NASA to the Navy to water resource m...

AV Comp Civics is Off to Nationals!

AV Comp Civics is Off to Nationals!

Esha Shah and Rut Bansal

February 12, 2019

Amador’s Competition Civics team won states this past Saturday, February 2nd, after months of hard work and preparation, and are now heading off to nationals this April in Washington D.C. to represent California. Amador has been in the top ten of the nation for a long time now, and they are cont...

Super Bowl LIII Portrays Women in a Positive Light

Super Bowl LIII Portrays Women in a Positive Light

Soumya Saha and Katalina Garber

February 8, 2019

Although many have declared that the 2019 Super Bowl game itself wasn’t all that exciting, the commercials shed positive light this year by portraying women as strong, rather than sexualizing them, like they have done in the past. “It’s definitely something to recognize that women weren’t sexualized during ...

Amador Live

Sarah Banholzer, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Amador’s drama class brought in the laughs this past friday with their performance of Amador Valley Live. This comedy show consisted of short skits and sketches from Amador’s own drama students. Amador Live was a free show but was in partnership with Mr. Amador and was asking for donations to...

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