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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

Lunch drop-off area right in between the office and theatre.

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?

Bella Huyler ('19) sits with a police officer in the Every Fifteen Minutes simulation held Thursday, February 28, reminding teens of the horrors that come with drinking and driving.

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...

Women Marches Across the Country Cancelled

Women Marches Across the Country Cancelled

Yezzen Alrawi, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

The Women’s March in Humboldt County was postponed from January 19 till next month due to being “overwhelmingly white.” The March’s organizers stated that they felt the march would not contain enough representation from different racial communities, of which they wanted to have their voice...

AVHS is in Desperate Need of a Dead Week

AVHS is in Desperate Need of a Dead Week

Soumya Sahay and Katalina Garber

December 5, 2018

Twice a year, students stress and cram for finals week. Amador administration attempts to cope with the high stress levels around campus by allowing stress dogs and their owners to roam around the quad and relieve the mental and emotional strain that students have to deal with. Still, some don’t think...

The Cry for New Wifi

The Cry for New Wifi

Alexis Waiss and Aishni Jolly

December 3, 2018

Amador — a school immersed with the use of technology— has had issues with its’ wifi for a while, coming in the form of lagging, crashing, and sometimes frustration.  It’s tendency to not work well can have a negative impact on Amador’s community. “When the wifi is not working it can be ch...

The Negative Side of Black Friday

The Negative Side of Black Friday

Savana Sadler, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

When you hear the phrase Black Friday often what comes to mind are big deals, long lines, and aggravated shoppers. In contrast, Black Friday was used to describe a financial crisis in 1869 when two men tried to take over the New York Gold Exchange. But what is Black Friday really about today? How d...

Georgia school reinstates paddling – What’s the punishment like at Amador?

A Georgia school tries to bring back paddling as a form of punishment.

Julian Koste, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

Not too long ago, parents living in Hephzibah, Georgia received a letter from their school asking them to consent to the paddling of their children. One-third gave consent, and so, paddling has made its way back into Georgia’s roster of disciplining students. Strangely, the school wanted to be absolutel...

9/11: Have we stopped talking about it?

Rut Bansal and Esha Shah

September 22, 2018

9/11 is arguably the most devastating terrorist attack in the United States in the last 20 years. With more than 3000 people dead and four planes hijacked, it had a national impact on all Americans and was talked about for more than a decade. But conversations about the details are fading, and many pe...

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