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Power-up your pantry: Are you ready to conquer Costcos ultimate high-protein groceries?

Power-up your pantry: Are you ready to conquer Costco’s ultimate high-protein groceries?

Jerry Liu, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

High-protein diets are gaining popularity on social media, with meal prep and shopping haul videos amassing millions of views. Protein is especially important for people aiming to increase muscle...

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...

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...

Many students sit for prolonged periods of time when completing homework and finishing assignments.

Sitting is the new smoking: How to incorporate movement into your day for better health?

Rishit Agnihotri, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

With technology making life easier, the sedentary lifestyle in America has been on a rapid growth. As a result, people have started to face many health concerns. The ideal posture for humans is to be upright,...

A plant-based diet including vegetables, fruit, and whole grains can have many benefits for both ones health and the environment.

The Power of Plants: How can incorporating plant-based foods into your diet boost your health?

Ian Cha, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

Due to environmental, religious, or ethical reasons, many Amador students opt for a plant-based diet, which comes with several benefits for their health and the environment. “The main reason for me...

Multivitamins are one of the best supplements a high school athlete can take. They are among the safest and most cost-effective options available.

Best sports supplements for high school athletes

Joseph Chiu, AVT Sports Editor February 27, 2023

Dozens of sports supplements are accessible to high schoolers, and those that regularly participate in physical activities should not undermine their efficacy. Here are the best sports supplements for...

Therapy is a form of medical treatment which has many false myths of weakness and reliance.

The stigma around therapy: what’s true and what’s not

Parth Mishra and Chirag Pandey December 19, 2022

Therapy is considered a valid form of treatment for emotional distress of any kind, whether it be a mental illness or an emotional wound. However, in spite of its effectiveness, it is often stigmatized...

Bang Energy was sued by  rival Monster Energy for false advertising of its flagship energy drinks.

Bang Energy loses 293 million dollar lawsuit: how will students be affected?

October 27, 2022

Bang Energy, one of the leading energy drink producers in the country, has filed for bankruptcy after being sued for damages over false advertising of their product. For Amador Valley students and staff,...

With increased workloads and coming deadlines, students may feel lost due to stress.

How can students deal with stress?

Andrew Naylor, Staff Writer October 25, 2022

High School students experience stress on a daily basis, and many don’t know how to deal with it. Stress can come from not getting enough sleep, having a pile-up of work, or procrastination. These are...

Avoiding ingredients with high amounts of processed sugar is an old trick in the book, but is nonetheless a good one.

How to stay healthy but still enjoy fall treats

Aileen Hu, AVT News Editor October 24, 2022

Autumn is often seen as the season of pumpkin, cinnamon, and apple treats. From crumb bars to cookies to tarts, there are hundreds of easy recipes for seasonal desserts. “Some of my favorite fall...

Many do not know what actually causes diets to work: calories. Unaltered photo taken by Marco Verch / CC 2.0

Food and weight: misconceptions and how to correct them to reach your goals

Dylan Talbot, AVT Health and Wellness Page Editor October 13, 2022

People from all generations have been concerned with their self-image, especially maturing teens. This has caused many misconceptions to form over time. When we surveyed Amador Valley High School’s students...

Eating snacks throughout the day allows football players to meet calorie goals and helps maintain a balanced diet.

The key to a football player’s diet

Joseph Chiu, AVT Page Editor October 10, 2022

Diets play an important role in football players’ success at their respective positions on the field. Whether that be a caloric deficit to obtain a lightweight body or a caloric surplus to increase body...

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