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California declares war on Trump

California declares war on Trump

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On January 1st, Donald Trump will assume the United States Presidency, signaling a major directional shift in policy initiatives. Without a liberal Democrat — President Obama — to veto conservative bills, the Republicans in Congress can easily push their federal agenda. Additionally, Trump will more t...

Sex ed: it’s not so scary

Sex ed: it’s not so scary

Hannah So, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Sex: it’s everywhere, but somehow the American education system has managed to sweep it under the rug. In 2013, 47% of American high school students reported that they had previously had sex. However, sex education in the US is far from common--and that needs to be changed. Less than half of all US states require sex...

Voters pass measures for school funding

Voters pass measures for school funding

Jordan Boright, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

This year residents of California and Pleasanton passed three important ballot measures benefiting our schools. Money raised by these ballot measures will be used to upgrade classroom technology and improve aging school facilities across the state. Proposition 51 allowed the state of California to sell $9 billio...

When Seniors Don’t Play

When Seniors Don’t Play

Claire Helmer, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

    Playing sports can be very emotional for athletes, especially in high school. Athletes work hard and spend a lot of time practicing, so when it comes to game time everyone wants to play. Playtime is one of the most controversial elements of every team.    This year, during the Girls Varsity V...

PSAT Test issues stresses students

PSAT Test issues stresses students

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday October 19, over 900 Amador students came to school early to take the PSAT from 1st to 4th period. Besides the practice it provides for the actual SAT, the PSAT offers students the ability to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Last year, 30 juniors earned this scholarship...

Flyers from “white power” group found on campus

Flyers from “white power” group found on campus

Hannah So, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, September 28th, flyers by alt-right white power organization Identity Evropa were found glued at various locations around Amador, including the Amador parking lot and the electrical maintenance boxes across from the Amador theater. On a campus that is 46% minority groups, flyers like this...

AV offers students a chance to take the PSAT

AV offers students a chance to take the PSAT

Ram Subramanian, Staff Writer & AVJ Live-Stream Editor

September 17, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, October 19 Amador will once again be offering all AV freshman, sophomores, and juniors the chance to take the PSAT on campus, and the last chance students have to sign up for this opportunity is next Tuesday, September 20th. "I think having the PSAT during the school day, allows students...

New coffee shop to spice up downtown

New coffee shop to spice up downtown

Fiona McHugh, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016


Filed under Pop Culture, Showcase

Downtown Pleasanton is a hub for new businesses and a great place to meet friends. Inklings, a new coffee shop, will fit well into Pleasanton’s atmosphere. “When people come to Inklings, we want them to feel like it is a place of conversation, engagement, fellowship, and the arts.” said Hannah ...

Check out the Pigskin Album!

Check out the Pigskin Album!

Cathrine Lilja, Photo Editor

September 13, 2016


Filed under Photo Gallery, Showcase

At Pigskin last Friday, AVJournalism had 4 photographers taking photos assigned to take photos throughout the event. Click this link to check out over 200 photos that we published in our Pigskin Album! Make sure you tag the people you know!...

Aloha Rally & Dance Photo Album

Aloha Rally & Dance Photo Album

Cathrine Lilja, Photo Editor

August 30, 2016


Filed under Photo Gallery, Showcase

This year's students were impressed with all the the changes and improvements made to the rally by Leadership. AVJournalism students took photos at the rally and dance. Click here to access our Facebook where you can find more than 150 of the photos we took at the rally and at the Aloha Dance!...

Students impressed with Aloha Rally

Students impressed with Aloha Rally

August 30, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Last Friday, Amador Leadership put on the annual Aloha Rally which featured students from all around campus participating in different games and routines. The entire rally was captured on video by the AVJournalism class.  “It was amazing, hearing my friends cheer me on was super fun. I really got to show my talents in th...

Amador leadership welcome new teachers

Amador leadership welcome new teachers

Staff Writer

August 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

This year, Amador welcomed 25 new teachers to the campus and the AV Leadership class went above and beyond making sure they would feel welcome when they started. Every new teacher came into their first week to find balloons and welcome signs on their doors to welcome them to school. "I just loved...

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