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What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight- Band Camp and the coming season

Natalia Rehman and Manisha Chawla, Staff Writers

August 28, 2014


Filed under News, Pop Culture

Band camp proves to be a success, once again at Amador Valley High School as 330 students convened during their summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. Students like Senior Austin Kim, the woodwind captain, has expressed the notion of band members being connected to each other as a family....

The summer of Netflix?

The summer of Netflix?

Janani Sundaresan, Staff Writer

August 28, 2014


Filed under Features

If there’s one thing that most students share, it’s their love of watching television. For decades summer has been the ideal time for students to finally lounge around and eat junk food while watching their favorite shows, but since 2007, the platform has changed. There are now hundreds of websites...

New Administrator Brings Teaching Background to her Larger Role

Hannah Scarborough, Staff Writer

August 28, 2014


Filed under News

After the retirement of former vice-principal Rick Sira, a Don for over thirty years, Amador’s two new vice principals have big shoes to fill. Nimarta Grewal, a former history teacher at Pleasanton Middle School, will be filling one of those spots. In addition to her teaching credentials, Grewal...

Early Homecoming date rattles some students

Early Homecoming date rattles some students

Luke Zhang, Staff Writer

August 28, 2014


Filed under News

Homecoming will be a little different this year. Instead of being in late October, Homecoming is going to be a month earlier on September 27. “This is because the Homecoming Dance is the day after the Homecoming Game each year”, said Junior Richa Tenany, who is the current ASB Secretary. The...

Sharks choke against LA

Sharks choke against LA

Nick Herbert, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


Filed under News, Sports

Bay Area's hockey team, The San Jose Sharks, suffered stunning upsets as they entered the first round of the playoffs when they choked to the Los Angeles Kings after going up on the series 3-0. Sharks entered the playoffs as the second seed in the Pacific division bringing the first round of games...

California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

Nick Herbert, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


Filed under News

This year at the 140th annual Kentucky Derby, excitement was spurring throughout the air This year the Kentucky Derby was presented by Yum and was ready to take place Saturday, May 3. The Kentucky Derby was favoring the two time consecutive winning horse, California Chrome. The horse was favored...

Emergency Polio Situation

Emergency Polio Situation

Romina Rostamzadeh, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


Filed under News

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization, declared on May 5, that the spread of polio is an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months. Agency described ongoing polio outbreak in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as, "an extraordinary event." Polio...

Mr. Amador raises big money for Children Foundation

Mr. Amador raises big money for Children Foundation

Erica Goldhawk, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2014


Filed under News

After much anticipation, the Mr. Amador boys revealed that raised $18,000 for the George Mark Children Foundation. Mr. Congeniality, senior Max Molz, expressed his feelings towards the final number raised. "Life is the most precious gift of all, and raising an incredible amount of money to help...

Final Play: NBA players shoot for the stars

Final Play: NBA players shoot for the stars

Austin Kim, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

For 63 years, the NBA All-Star Game has the home of lights-out shooters, insanely athletic dunkers, and star-studded rosters. However, changes in format in the last few years have detracted from the quality of the events. Two years ago, NBA Commissioner David Stern decided to shake things up and changed...

Catching Fire makes a hot debut

Catching Fire makes a hot debut

Nicole Morote, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014


Filed under Pop Culture

Catching Fire, the much-awaited sequel to The Hunger Games, came out on November 22, 2013. The movie shows the next installment of Katniss’s life after she emerges as victor from the Hunger Games, a brutal game in which children are forced to fight to the death. The Hunger Games received criticism...

Band travels to Chicago

Band travels to Chicago

Nicole Morote, Staff Writer

January 27, 2014


Filed under Pop Culture

Marching band, one of the school’s most widespread programs, has selected a small group of people to go to a Chicago band festival. This is a very prestigious opportunity, as only four schools in the United States have been invited to play, and Amador Valley was accepted on the first audition. Amador...

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