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Backpacks: The Real Back Stabber

Backpacks: The Real Back Stabber

Esha Shah, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Aching shoulders, curved backs, and backpacks filled with pounds of supplies needed every day. Does this sound familiar? It’s every high school student as they walk around the campus dragging a heavy weight that they have no choice but to bring along. Every student needs one, but how much is thi...

Take the Step and Prep: SAT Options

Take the Step and Prep: SAT Options

Nidhi Patel, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As each year goes on, it seems that getting into college is becoming more and more competitive. One factor that can help improve a student’s chances into getting into college, is scoring well on the SAT. At Amador, it is not unlikely to find students who did just this by using different methods to s...

Mrs. Amador says, “It’s time for a change..”

Mrs. Amador says, “It’s time for a change..”

September 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Are you wondering who Mrs. Amador is? Well, so are we. Unfortunately, Mrs. Amador ceases to exist due to the lack of female representation in Mr. Amador program. For 5 years now, Mr. Amador has been a pageant show put on by Amador Leadership in which 10 male students are chosen to raise money for Geo...

Colin Kaepernick is the new face of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign

Colin Kaepernick is the new face of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign

Anna Sun, AVT Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Last Monday, Sept. 3rd, Nike released the “new face” of its Just Do It campaign for its 30th anniversary: Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback started the controversial political stand against police brutality and racial inequality of taking one knee during the nationa...

Safety on Trains

Safety on Trains

Sheree Bishop, Page Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Concern about whether or not it's safe to ride BART The efficiency and reliability of BART is what has kept it as an important form of transportation for over four decades. As the population of the Bay Area grows, BART continues to work on its nearly 50 year old infrastructure as well as attemp...

Is it time to find a new location for Senior Picnic?

Is it time to find a new location for Senior Picnic?

Emma Hodges, Page Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many seniors start the school year off with a big case of senioritis and an already much needed break. Students look forward to socializing with friends and relaxing at Senior Picnic, which is hosted at Waterworld in Concord. “It was really fun coming back from summer and spending time with friends ...

Overgrown AV Population

Anna Sun, AVT Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It has been the general feeling that Amador is coming close to its maximum capacity of students. Throughout its history, Amador has undergone three constructions in 1968, 1997 and 2004 to accommodate the growing number of students. But, is Amador reaching it’s maximum capacity? The student population...

Trader Joe’s – Geoffrey Owens Demonstrates the Value of Work

Trader Joe’s – Geoffrey Owens Demonstrates the Value of Work

Samara Ayoob-Ahamd, AVT Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

In this generation, it seems people are judged and criticized on what job or career they go into rather than the value of their own work. Millennials are not known for being the hardest workers at most companies, and often with co-workers of the Generation X and Baby Boomer generations. Though 41% ...

Amador Students Join Movement Across Country to Protest for Gun Control

Amador Students Join Movement Across Country to Protest for Gun Control

Cathrine Lilja, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under Photo Gallery, Showcase

Our students stand up for what they believe in on Wednesday March 14th at a student protest. Together they protested the onset of violence in schools that comes from lack of gun control. They have joined the national movement of student protests today, one of many schools to make this statement. We are...

A missed opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day

A missed opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day

Carsyn Gilbert, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

International Women’s Day is a day that commemorates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day was on March 8th, 2018. Though some students around campus knew about the importance of the day and celebrated it, nothing was done on the school news webs...

Comp Civics Wins State Title!!!

Comp Civics Wins State Title!!!

Cathrine Lilja, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

     There has been much interest in this year's Competition Civics team. After last years team got 5th in the nation, there has been anticipation on whether the streak of victory could hold, and send the team to nationals once again from their state competition.      I am pleased to report that this year’...

Welcome Home Steve Piscotty

Welcome Home Steve Piscotty

Jared Caldwell, Staff Writer

December 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

    Monday December 11th marked the start of the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings. The Oakland A’s went into the meeting with a right-handed outfielder on the top of their wish list.     The following Wednesday night, the Oakland Athletics traded 2 minor league prospects for 26-year-old outfielder ...

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