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NCAA Tournament Recap

NCAA Tournament Recap

Zach Stubbs, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015


Filed under News, Sports

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


Filed under News

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...

Fueling Passion- A Rise in Student Activism

Hannah Scarborough, Online Editor, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

As adolescents, we are passionate people. We are constantly learning, constantly changing, constantly becoming different. We are sponges of ideas and knowledge. But all this passion and inspiration must go somewhere. How should high-school students, no matter how old or how high one’s SAT score is,...

Hard Work Recognized- Senior Nights on Amador Courts and Fields

Linden Moore, Managing Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

Amador winter sports are wrapping their seasons up in the month of February, and each team will bid farewell to their respective seniors, of whom have put forth tireless hours into his/her sport. The sports that will hold senior nights this month are Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball, and Boy’s and...

PSAT- Worth the wait?

Hannah Scarborough, Online Editor

January 27, 2015


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Students swarmed into the large gym on Thursday,  December 18th in order to retrieve their PSAT scores. The PSAT was taken on October 15th and was available to all grades, but sophomores and juniors were the main participants. Extensive lines kept some students waiting for the entire lunch period. Junior...

Grass Stains, Not Blood

Grass Stains, Not Blood

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


Filed under News

For the first time, FIFA has plans to allow artificial turf to be used in one of its premiere tournaments, the Women’s World Cup, taking place in Canada next year. Many of the star athletes supposed to take part in that tournament call it discrimination. In the past week, a lawyer representing several...

European Union moving towards sanctions on Israel

European Union moving towards sanctions on Israel

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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The European Union is contemplating a variety of measures that would punish Israel for its occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to an internal European Union (EU) document obtained by an Israeli newspaper. Among the measures proposed in the document are sanctions against European...

Ebola in CA- How prepared are we?

Ebola in CA- How prepared are we?

Hannah Scarborough, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

AVHS French Students receive penpals in Europe

AVHS French Students receive penpals in Europe

Grace Chen, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


Filed under News

Starting from the week of October 13, the students from the AP French class at Amador are participating in a pen-pal project with a french-speaking High School, “Lycée Comte de Foix,” located in the Principality of Andorra, next to France and Spain. The students in the AP French class at Amador...

Missing Ivory: Wildlife Crisis in Uganda

Missing Ivory: Wildlife Crisis in Uganda

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


Filed under News

More than 35,000 elephants are killed across Africa every year for the ivory in their tusks. Uganda also happens to be its key transit country for the illegal trade of the precious ivory. A large amount of ivory, about 1 ton, has disappeared from a Ugandan government vault. According to an interrogat...

The Era of 1989

The Era of 1989

Katie Grant, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Pop Culture

By just age fourteen, she had gotten her own record deal.  At age 24, she has won over 228 awards, been nominated 438 times, and honored by the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Her new album has sold over 1.3 million copies in just the first week, a record that has not been touched since 2002. Her name...

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