Watch out! Your Instagram posts could decide college for you…

Even though a stunning 72% of Instagram users are teenagers, Snapchat remains the app that teens use most often on average.

Lucy Dou, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Teenagers spend around 9 hours on social media. That statistic isn’t surprising - if you’re like most people, then you know all too well the feeling of scrolling on Instagram, Snapchat, or TikTok for hours on end. But social media might be more important than you think, especially for juniors a...

New Star Wars Teaser Released

A poster for the movie.

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 ...

NCAA Tournament Recap

NCAA Tournament Recap

Zach Stubbs, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015

This years NCAA Tournament provided fans with excitement, intensity, controversy and fun, all culminating in a wild Championship Game and finish to America’s most beloved Tournament.  The Regular Season also provided us with much entertainment and anticipation, leading up to the NCAA Tournament, or...

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

Malala Yousafzai, the joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, waves after speaking at Birmingham library in Birmingham, central England October 10, 2014.

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 reaches comet, runs out of battery- scientists hopeful for solar recharge and new discoveries once communication is regained.

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...

Dons finish season in NCS Round 1 Vs. Liberty: Fall Sports Recap

Amador Football was one of sports that made it to NCS.

Chloë Shaw, Staff Writer, Photo Editor

December 2, 2014

On Saturday November 15th, our Amador Dons Varsity Football players played in the first round of NCS. The Dons travelled to Liberty’s field with the JV players as well as some freshmen. Unfortunately the game ended 33-14 to Liberty. Even though we did not advance to the next round of NCS, we are...

Obama Taking Next Stand on Climate Change with China

Obama Taking Next Stand on Climate Change with China

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014

As Obama competed for a second term in the White House in 2012, he told his top aides he considered climate change to be a key piece of unfinished business, said Stephanie Cutter, his deputy campaign manager. If he won re-election, he told them, he would take on climate head-on. With limited time...

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