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Senior Sean Choi wins $2500 scholarship as an aspiring teacher

Sean Choi will be going to UCSD in the fall to pursue a history major.

Anna Sun, AVT EIC

May 1, 2020

Sean Choi (‘20) recently won the Tri-Valley Retired Educators’ scholarship for $2500. The scholarship was awarded to students who plan to enter the field of education as a teacher or a counselor.  Sean learned about this opportunity through the college and career center. For the scholarship appli...

Junior Dhruvi Mehta offers art classes to the community during pandemic

This beautiful bird is a piece of artwork by one of Dhruvi's students.

Elyssa Lieu, Page Editor

April 24, 2020

Since the beginning of quarantine, AV student Dhruvi Mehta has taught over 190 students how to draw for free in her art classes. In her online classes, students have a large range of subjects to choose from, with topics such as birds, food, buildings, and more. She may only be 15, but the good reviews...

AVtv 3-30-20

March 30, 2020

Emergency PUSD School Board Meeting Occurred Friday, March 13

The emergency school board meeting, on March 13, was televised via TV30 on Channel 28.

Casey Chang, Photo Editor

March 17, 2020

On March 13, 2020, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak prompted an emergency PUSD school board meeting, which discussed the options for potentially enacting a district-wide school dismissal and moving towards an online learning platform for all students and staff. The PUSD board presented two options for a s...

Amador students vote for the first time during last week’s Super Tuesday

Amador students vote for the first time during last week's Super Tuesday

Senyi Yang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Super Tuesday was just last week, and while it came with many surprises and excitement, it also allowed many Amador seniors to vote in their first-ever election. This was a really exciting and fulfilling day for many of Amador’s 18 year-olds as they participated in their first-ever eligible electio...

Mr. Oswalt: Amador math teacher and fantastic track coach

Matthew Carter, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

    Many of you may know Mr. Oswalt, the excellent Course one and Math three teacher here at Amador. What some don’t know is that you can also find Mr. Oswalt out on the track every day, where his athletes call him Coach Ozzie. Ozzie teaches classes all day, and still finds the time to coach cross c...

Navy commit Mady Sweeney ranked as one of the top 60 lacrosse players in the nation

Gianna Ghio, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

    As a four year returner for the Amador girls lacrosse team, senior star Mady Sweeney looks forward to the 2020 lacrosse season and has worked hard to prepare for her future playing the sport she loves. Her hard work and dedication all paid off when she was named one of the top 60 players in th...

Amador students react to disappointing Warriors Season

Amador students react to disappointing Warriors Season

Mark Lester, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

The Golden State Warriors are only one year removed from an appearance in the NBA Finals and five consecutive Western Conference championships. The Warriors have also won three NBA championships in the last five years. This season, however, has not been the story of success Warriors fans are used to.  ...

February Arts and Entertainment Favorites

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The month of February has come and gone along with an assortment of different movies, tv shows, best-selling literature as well as award shows. Here’s a recap on some of the pop culture you might have missed this month. The Oscar awards are by far one of the oldest awards shows hosted on American te...

Interview with Amador’s State-Champion Comp Civics Members

In between each round, Comp Civics coach, Stacey Sklar, helps prep each unit for their testimony

Anna Sun, AVT Editor-in-chief

February 26, 2020

How do you think you did today, what will you take away from this experience? Brian Chen (‘20) (Unit 1) I feel like our first question was a little shaky since we were working up to last night to write it again, so we were a little unsure, but they didn’t seem to notice the things we were unsure abou...

Mandatory testing after school shouldn’t be a problem

We all know that testing is important in schools, but how important exactly should we see them?

Derry Xu, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Whether it be a mock AP test or a common makeup, mandatory after school testing is something nearly everyone has to suffered through. Yet in a world where busy students are the new norm, these tests often clash with students' other activities, leading to the question of whether or not after school tes...

YES

Senyi Yang, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Sleep-deprived or just bored in class, you close your eyes for a few seconds to try to get rid of that annoying drowsiness... and the next thing you know, your teacher is standing by your side, trying to wake you up from dreamland.  Students have slept in class ever since the first school was cre...

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