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Since the return to in-person school, the Regular Algebra II classes have seen a spike in students failing tests. Our reporter launched an investigation to find out why.
The XYZ affair: students struggle in algebra
Carol Xu, AVT Page Editor • November 24, 2021

Returning back to in-person learning, the regular Algebra II course has seen student grades on tests drop more than any other math class at Amador. Administrators noticed...

Boys Varsity runners Shayan Mukerjee (22), Aditya Chudasama (23), Robert Sitter (22), Arnav Mukerjee (22), Eaton Huang (23), Mason Romant (22), Ryken Mak (23), Steven Li (23), lined up after the race, with Amador Cross Country alums Aiden McCarthy (20) and Euan Houston (21) who came out to support.
Amador Valley Cross Country finishes their season strong at NCS Championships
Thomas Kim, AVT Editor • November 27, 2021

Amador Valley’s cross country team finished their season strong at NCS, with the boys placing 5th and the girls placing 7th out of 20 schools, both just seconds away from...

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The series has resumed. Ghostbusters: Afterlife introduces a new generation of ghostbusters while also paying homage to the previous ones.
Movie Review: "Ghostbusters: Afterlife"
Yi (Steven) Yang, AVT Editor-in-Chief • November 25, 2021

I’ll admit: I did not watch the first two Ghostbuster movies in theaters -- I wasn’t even alive when they came out. However, when another installment to the Ghostbusters...

Dune premiered in theaters worldwide on September 15, 2021 and in HBOMax on October 22, 2021.
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League of Legends, the largest online multiplayer game in the world by player base, has their largest audience in China.
Privacy in the modern era: Chinese gaming ban
Kevin Zhu, AVT Staff Writer • November 28, 2021

Gaming addiction: China’s youth problem In the modern world, privacy is increasingly rising in value as it becomes rarer and harder to protect....

Applications like Zoom, Google Meets, and Discord give students the opportunity to participate in events they cannot before -- now online. What are the benefits?
The online shift: an opportunity for many students
Yi (Steven) Yang, AVT EIC • November 28, 2021

When the beginning of the pandemic hit almost two years ago, millions of students all around the world shifted online. From schools to club activities...

League of Legends, the largest online multiplayer game in the world by player base, has their largest audience in China.
Privacy in the modern era: Chinese gaming ban
Kevin Zhu, AVT Staff Writer • November 18, 2021

Gaming addiction: China’s youth problem In the modern world, privacy is increasingly rising in value as it becomes rarer and harder to protect....

The conference is held in a new location every time and features countries from all around the world. The first conference was held in Berlin, Germany.
What is the COP-26 Summit and why was Joe Biden there?
Katy Clark, Senior Staff Writer • November 28, 2021

Countries from around the world met in Glasgow, Scotland for the COP-26 summit to discuss climate change and actions nations can take to go green....

The new “Non-Binary” option on U.S. passports will be available to regular passport applicants in early 2022.
US State Department announces new non-binary option on US passports
Ritika Gupta and Kazuya Yasui November 28, 2021

On October 27th, the State Department issued a 3rd passport for non-binary, intersex, and non-conforming Americans. Instead of having an “M”...

The drought in California is affecting our daily lives and the environment in which we live in a multitude of different ways.
What would it take to get out of the drought?
Zenil Koovejee and Jackson Mello November 15, 2021

As the drought in California persists, students have been thinking about whether or not Pleasanton will ever be able to overcome the water shortages...

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