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Censoring the Inauguration in PUSD Schools was a Mistake

Censoring the Inauguration in PUSD Schools was a Mistake

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017

On January 13th, the PUSD Educational Services Team sent out an email to the administrators and teachers requesting that all footage of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address be pre-recorded and all students provided the opportunity to opt-out: “We would be remiss to ignore that this presidential electio...

New Star Wars Teaser Released

New Star Wars Teaser Released

Jacob Baer, Staff Writer

May 10, 2015

The widely popular “Star Wars” movie series from the 70’s to the early 2000’s is now back! In October 2012, Disney bought out the company Lucasfilm, and announced that they would be making a “Star Wars: Episode VII” in the near future. According to USAToday, “The buyout is Disney...

Grey’s Anatomy death leaves audiences heartbroken

Grey’s Anatomy death leaves audiences heartbroken

Natalia Rehman, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

It was the most shocking moment in Grey's history. It left millions of fans in utter disbelief. It was the death of Dr. Derek Shepherd also known as "McDreamy"; he was a main character. He passed, in the episode titled "How to save a life?" released April 23rd. The character was hit in a car crash ...

Silent Spotify- Why can’t students access the app on campus?

Silent Spotify- Why can’t students access the app on campus?

Hannah Scarborough, Online Editor, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015

After Spotify sent messages telling classroom printers all over campus to print this week, it has been blocked from Amador’s wifi. The frequent, unnecessary printing was wasting significant amounts of paper and ink. Vice Principal Sebastian Bull said that “We blocked Spotify to stop this from...

Ebola in CA- How prepared are we?

Ebola in CA- How prepared are we?

Hannah Scarborough, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014

While the Ebola epidemic seems to be putting the nation in a frenzy, hospitals close to home are preparing for the possible spread of the disease to California. This past month, 2 California residents were tested for Ebola after showing similar symptoms to the deadly disease. The patients tested negative...

Nobel Prize Recipients- Fall World News Recap

Nobel Prize Recipients- Fall World News Recap

Grace Chen, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014

Last month, a series of Nobel Prizes were awarded to a number of experts for their contributions in different fields. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was divided, one half awarded to John O'Keefe, the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser "for their discoveries of cells th...

Philae Lander: November Science Recap

Philae Lander: November Science Recap

Jacob Baer, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014

The European Space Agency’s Philae Lander is no ordinary spacecraft lander; it is the first ever spacecraft to successfully land on a comet’s surface - well, sort of. A part of the Rosetta Orbiter, the solar-powered Philae Lander was designed for one of the European Space Agency’s independent...

The Final Play: Super Bowl Recap

The Final Play: Super Bowl Recap

Austin Kim, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

The 2013-14 NFL season ended with a bang on Sunday, with the Seattle Seahawks mauling the Denver Broncos, 43-8. This victory was tied for the third largest margin of victory in Super Bowl history, and also gave the Seahawks their first Lombardi trophy. Last week, I predicted that the Broncos would...

Positivity and teamwork brings Lujan success

Positivity and teamwork brings Lujan success

Sam Dondero, Staff Writer

January 26, 2014

Junior Kayli Lujan, a member of the girls’ golf team, explained her and girls golf team’s success this year in EBAL’s. “I wanted to stay positive throughout the season, which helps my confidence level stay up. I also really wanted to shoot in the 70’s in at least one tournament,” said Lujan. T...

Winter Sports Preview

Winter Sports Preview

Jacob Vance, Staff Writer

January 26, 2014

Basketballs being dribbled and people thrown onto mats and soccer balls glazing the turf leads into the start of winter sports. These teams end their pre-season anxiously waiting to start their games against opposing schools in EBAL’s. Senior Aaron Shreve, a member of the men’s varsity basketba...

Mock Trial prepares for success

Mock Trial prepares for success

Michelle Christman and Nicole Morote

January 4, 2014

  Words fly. Pens jot down notes. Opinions and ideas form. This is a typical practice for Amador Valley’s Mock Trial club. The club is preparing for a strong year. Its members act out a courtroom trial, and they take on positions as prosecution and defense attorneys, witnesses, artists, and more. Senior Sally Kim is a witnes...

Black Friday shopping cuts family time short

Black Friday shopping cuts family time short

Kate Hatch, Staff Writer

November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving is the one day of the year completely dedicated to being thankful. However, when the clock strikes midnight, the world turns into a chaotic, greedy mess known as Black Friday. It seems every year Black Friday starts earlier and earlier, cutting more into the Thanksgiving holiday....

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