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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


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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


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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


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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...

Taylor Not-So-Swift

Taylor Not-So-Swift

Mrinalini Narayan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Pop Culture

Taylor Swift has currently removed all of her music from Spotify simply because she believed she was not producing enough money. From country to pop, Taylor swift’s genre of music would be categorized as “unknown.” Her sudden change in genre has worked towards her favor with over 1.287 million...

Ongoing Coverage: The United States and Ebola

Ongoing Coverage: The United States and Ebola

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014


Filed under News

The outbreak gripping West Africa is the world's worst, infecting nearly 10,000 people and killing nearly 5,000. Thomas Eric Duncan traveled to the United States from one of the worst affected countries, Liberia, on September 30th, and 10 days after he arrived in the US to visit his former girlfriend...

Congratulations to Comp Civics as they advance to the CA competition!

Congratulations to Comp Civics as they advance to the CA competition!

Sophia Holbrook, Online EIC

December 8, 2014


Filed under News

Amador's Comp Civics team competed well this weekend and will be moving on to the next level of competition. Ms. Sklar, the new adviser for the team this year, helped the students to succeed in winning regionals in Santa Clara. At the end of January, the team will compete in the state competition...

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


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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...

ISIL Update: Ongoing news on the Islamic State

ISIL Update: Ongoing news on the Islamic State

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014


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Beyond its barbarity, the latest beheading video, of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, from the Islamic State offers hints of an organization in transition and perhaps under duress. The hasty filming of the final segment, which shows the beheading of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig,...

Alex Lee, now known as Alex From Target

Alex Lee, now known as Alex From Target

Megan Martin, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014


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One moment this cashier is packing groceries for any other customer, and the next he is known world wide as Alex from Target. A heartthrob for the average teen girl and the next hit for meme ideas, Alex Lee, who does in fact work at Target, became an overnight sensation when a teen girl took a picture...

Dons battle Spartans on Halloween- October Sports Highlights

Dons battle Spartans on Halloween- October Sports Highlights

Jacob Duarte, Staff Writer

November 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

What’s scarier than ghouls and goblins attacking you in a haunted house on halloween night?  Try going up against a high school football team that is ranked number five in the country and number three in the state, who has averaged 54.5 points a game, defeating every team who they faced by a margin...

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