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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


Using music as medicine can help you in ways that a doctor cannot. It’ll help you through your struggles when nothing else can.

Music as Medicine

Kaylee Simpson, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

Using music as medicine can help in many ways, especially in teens. Music has been used as entertainment in the past, but now people are even using it as medicine to help soothe their minds. There's been...

Students struggle to balance sports and schoolwork as the year progresses.

Student-athletes work on time management and sport-life balance

May 26, 2023

Second semester is coming to a close, and schoolwork is still piling up on students. This is especially true for student-athletes, whose after-school commitments lend them less time for schoolwork.  “Being...

Nate Clinton won the EBAL Player of the Year award in his senior year at Amador Valley High School, earning the award in back-to-back seasons.

Nate Clinton wins Boys Volleyball EBAL Player of the Year

Nadya Carreira and Joseph Chiu May 26, 2023

Amador Valley outside hitter Nate Clinton earned the East Bay Athletic League Player of the Year following his impressive 2022-23 season. This marks the second straight season Clinton has won the award...

A special season for the Dons came to an end on May 16 in the first-round CIF playoff matchup against the St. Francis Lancers.

Amador Valley Boys Volleyball season ends after CIF playoff loss

Nadya Carreira and Joseph Chiu May 26, 2023

The Amador Valley boys volleyball team played their final game of the season against St. Francis High School in the first round of the CIF NorCal State Championship. The Dons had a rough start and put...

Spotify offers discounted premium subscriptions for students, providing access to a vast music library and exclusive features tailored to enhance the student listening experience.

The downfall of Spotify at PUSD: How does music impact student learning?

Yatin Bayya, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Recently, Spotify became blocked on school Chromebooks, with many students using it to listen to music while doing work. However, there seem to be both benefits and drawbacks to listening to music while...

Michael Jaramillo goes over all the sports coaches and how to contact them.

Fall sports: everything you missed at the info meeting

Katy Clark, A&E Page Editor May 25, 2023

On Tuesday, May 23rd, Amador Valley High School hosted a fall sports meeting in the large gym to welcome new Amador athletes. Starting at 6:00 p.m. the meeting covered all the steps that students need...

AJ Johnson walks up to the line of scrimmage to get set for the play.

AJ Johnson (‘23) stands out on Varsity Football and Wrestling teams

Dante Solari, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

AJ Johnson (‘23) is a multi-sport athlete in football and wrestling at Amador Valley. He continues to stand out in both of his sports as his final athletic season with wrestling comes near to the end. “My...

Efforts in summer training paid off when playing and winning against rivals. (Photo provided by Aarav Kapadia.)

Amador Valley Football releases full spring/summer schedule

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

The Amador Valley football team has released their schedule for the spring and summer, including games, practices, and team events. With Spring Ball weeks from May 15 to 26 and Summer Ball throughout the...

Amador Valley varsity baseball team celebrating a 6-5 win on May 5 over the Foothill Falcons with fans and parents.

Amador Valley Baseball team prepares for a deep playoff run following outstanding regular season

Jaylon Shaghasi, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

The Amador Valley varsity baseball team has had an incredible season thus far, with an astounding 16-4 record. The team has come closer together this year and star players have shown up this season. This...

 Joel Embiid delivering his speech after being recognized for the award.

Amador students share thoughts on NBA Awards for 2022-23 season

Dante Solari, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

The 2022-23 NBA regular season has concluded and all award winners have been nominated. Every year, seven major awards are given out including the Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, and...

Foothill lacrosse team with the Mike Lambrecht Helmet after winning the rivalry game.

Amador and Foothill boys lacrosse battle for Mike Lambrecht Helmet Trophy

Tatum Krekorian, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

Foothill High School won the varsity boy’s lacrosse game against Amador Valley, regaining possession of the Mike Lambrecht Helmet Trophy. This helmet is given to the winner of the rivalry game that takes...

Lakers end the Warriors season six games, leaving many to wonder the future for the Warriors.

The Warriors: 2023 season recap

Case Bahl , Staff Writer May 18, 2023

The NBA playoffs continue as teams start entering their respective conference finals, but for some teams, their seasons are already over. The Warriors lost in the second round to the Lakers, 2-4, putting...

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