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Amador New Skateboard Racks Don’t Seem Effective

Amador New Skateboard Racks Don’t Seem Effective

David Cease, AVtv Editor

November 5, 2019

Many Amador students enjoy skateboarding and use their skateboards daily. Whether this is to school, or in the hallways, it is clear that skateboards are a facet in the daily lives of many students. Yet currently, skateboards remain in a gray zone of disciplinary action. It is hard to tell students...

Benefits of Community College

Sara Saguinetti and Chandni Prabhu

May 28, 2019

At Amador Valley and throughout the U.S., there is pressure for students to attend four year college as soon as they graduate. Many don’t consider another option that could possibly be more beneficial: community college.  “It’s not always about the peer pressure. It’s more about what’s best fo...

My Time in a Wheelchair at Amador

My Time in a Wheelchair at Amador

Linzee Alcaide, World News Editor

May 20, 2019

You probably saw me around campus last month, wheeling around in my wheelchair. I’m the cheerleader who broke both of her ankles. This was a tough time for me at school, emotionally and physically. I was fortunate because my injuries were not permanent, but I soon discovered that school days at Amador were...

Time to Take Concussions Seriously

Time to Take Concussions Seriously

Savana Sadler, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Concussions are a very major injury that many don't take seriously. It is an injury that could have long lasting effects on your brain and life if not properly treated. A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury that affects how your brain functions. Concussions occur as the result of a blow...

Vaccines: Make the Right Choice (Tetanus Case)

Vaccines: Make the Right Choice (Tetanus Case)

Sara Sanguinetti, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

One simple vaccine could have prevented a lot of heartache. A recently released medical report details how an unvaccinated child in Oregon caught tetanus and nearly died, and his hospital bill of nearly one million dollars. It makes you wonder whether it’s all worth it. The boy was playing on h...

Donversity Week –Junior & Senior Perspective

Nidhi Patel, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Undoubtedly, the most exciting week of the school year is Donversity. Donversity week takes place in March, where students and teachers celebrate the diversity at Amador. Everyone is unique and we all come from different backgrounds. Donversity week helps highlight those differences and bring about acceptance. ...

New Zealand Bans Assault Rifles After Tragedy

Sara Sanguinetti, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Hours after a gunman shot and killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand’s prime minister promised to tighten gun control and possibly ban semi-automatic weapons. It has only been a week and the country is already in the process of reforming their gun laws. Prime minister Jacinda...

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...

Distracted Driving – It Can Wait!

Distracted Driving – It Can Wait!

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Page Editor

March 5, 2019

As spring is approaching new drivers are making their way onto the streets. However the safety of the roads are always in question. Texting and driving, even though illegal, still happens every day. “The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each...

Will Californians vote to lower blood alcohol limit for DUI?

Will Californians vote to lower blood alcohol limit for DUI?

Nidhi Patel, Page Editor

March 4, 2019

Driving under the influence has been a problem all over the world. Countries have begun cracking down on the amount of alcohol allowed in a person while they are driving. In the United States, the current blood- alcohol limit is at 0.8 percent. However, in California, lawmakers have proposed a new b...

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 ...

Executing your Resolution to Exercise: How to do it and Why it’s important

Executing your Resolution to Exercise: How to do it and Why it’s important

Alexis Waiss and Aishni Jolly

February 5, 2019

Going into the month of February, many are still trying to follow their New Year’s resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is exercising more, but then this idea usually gets abandoned within a short period of time. Some experts on campus have provided some input about easy ways to exerci...

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