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Pleasanton protests for “Black Lives Matter” movement

Pleasanton protests for

Zachary Nicholas and Sonali Carumbaya

June 7, 2020

On Friday, June 6, the town of Pleasanton joined in on nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality. With the cooperation of the police department, thousands of people marched in the heart of the town. The turnout was incredible as Bay Area citizens, Pleasanton townspeople, a...

AV Comp Civics: An Award-Winning Team

AV Comp Civics: An Award-Winning Team

Sonali Carumbaya, Page Editor

May 1, 2020

Last Saturday, Amador’s Comp Civics team placed first in their division and won fourth place in "We the People" nationals.   We The People is a well-known program and its national competition is a huge deal. Only 30 high school classes are able to compete, so it’s difficult to qualify, and incre...

AVtv 4-17-202

AVtv 4-17-202

Nikith Pooviah, Friday Show Producer

April 17, 2020

This is AVtv for 4-17-2020. Today on AVtv we've some important announcements, including news about the emergency PUSD Board Meeting about grading policies for the end of the year. In addition, we have news about the 2020-2021 ASB and Class Officer Elections, and how you can access the special ASB...

PUSD Board Meeting Finalizes a Hybrid Grading System

PUSD live-streamed their Board Meeting last night. The board listened to research, data, and public comments for almost 3 hours before they made their final decision to go with a hybrid grading system.

Alexis Waiss, News Editor

April 17, 2020

This afternoon PUSD Superintendent David Haglund announced the results of the PUSD Special Board Meeting which finalized a new grading system. The new system for the second semester will be a combination of letter grades and credit/no credit.   After a meeting that lasted almost 3 hours, the Pleasanton Schoo...

Medical club DAMC donates homemade masks to local hospitals

Club members spent their entire spring break working to compile enough masks to distribute to those in need.

Nina Moothedath, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

With the Covid-19 outbreak wearing medical supplies thin, members of Dons Aiding Medical Charities, a club at Amador, spent their spring breaks making homemade masks which they’re donating to hospitals in need. “Through the news we heard that hospitals had a scarcity of masks. Our club is foun...

AVtv 4-14-2020

Esha Shah anchors AVtv 4-14-2020.

Rut Bansal, Tuesday Show Producer

April 14, 2020

This is AVtv for 4-14-2020. We've got news today all about the 2020-2021 ASB and Class Officer Elections. Our Leadership Class has worked hard to make sure these elections work and they've created an amazing webpage that includes everything you need to know about the current candidates. Today's AVtv...

AVtv 4-13-2020

AVtv 4-13-2020

Milli Patel, AVtv Editor in Chief

April 13, 2020

Welcome Back from Spring Break! Since our virtual school resumes tomorrow, we wanted to produce AVtv for today in bring you the AV News and let everyone know what's going on in the Amador Community. We have news today about online learning, AP Exams, SAT updates, and much much more. In addition,...

10 Ways Pet Parents Can Kill Time

10 Ways Pet Parents Can Kill Time

Alexis Waiss, Page Editor

April 1, 2020

Now that shelter-in-place and PUSD school dismissal have been officially extended until May 1st, there are only so many things one can do, especially when it comes to spending time with your animals.  If you’re tired of walking your dog or playing with the cat string over and over, here are 10 fu...

2020 AV Donversity art gallery goes virtual

2020 AV Donversity art gallery goes virtual

Lucy Dou and Soumya Sahay

March 31, 2020

As a diverse school community, Amador holds Donversity week every school year in March. This celebration was started by former AV vice president Nimerta Grewal approximately six years ago, and has been a beloved rally and spirit week ever since. Last year, Amador began to hold a Donversity Art Gallery to prov...

How AV teachers are coping with remote learning

How AV teachers are coping with remote learning

Soumya Sahay, Social Media Editor-in-chief

March 27, 2020

The covid-19 outbreak has forced Amador, along with thousands of other schools around the world, to shift to online learning. Though this situation was unexpected and frightening, the AVHS teachers and staff have been hard at work to move their lesson plans to an online platform.  “I am trying t...

Understanding the Coronavirus Testing Debate

Understanding the Coronavirus Testing Debate

Casey Chang, Photo Editor

March 26, 2020

Intro: Within the last few weeks, there has been confusion and disorder surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and major debates have erupted over who deserves to be tested. Many Americans are comparing COVID-19 testing in the U.S. to testing in countries like South Korea and Italy, where testing has...

Amador Track Coach Ozzie’s “Corona Indoor Nationals” Goes Viral on Youtube

Track Coach Jason Oswalt at the Corona Indoor Nationals Awards Ceremony depicting his loss to Spaulding, the basketball, at the high jumps.

Alexis Waiss, Page Editor

March 26, 2020

Since California Governor, Gavin Newsom ordered that Alameda County will shelter in place, the community has been forced to find activities to help pass the time while stuck inside their homes.  A majority of people have done this by facetiming their loved ones or binging shows on Netflix; however, Amad...

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