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Zarina Kiziloglu runs for re-election as Pleasanton’s housing commissioner

Zarina Kiziloglu runs for re-election as Pleasanton's housing commissioner

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Zarina Kiziloglu, Pleasanton’s current housing commissioner, is now running for re-election, as she wants to bring change to the community. Kiziloglu’s passion for Housing Commissioner comes from her desire to help the community. Although her campaign emphasizes affordable housing, she hopes to bring c...

Pleasanton Mayor candidate Tom Turpel wants to preserve the city and its culture

Tom Turpel explains his goals for if he becomes Mayor of Pleasanton.

Sharan Robinson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Tom Turpel, a Pleasanton resident, is looking to win the Pleasanton election this November. He will be going up against Karla Brown, Monith Ilavarasan and Jerry Pentin.  Many others are ahead of him in their political career, for example both Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin have been on the council...

SF proposal to change voting age: VOTE16

SF proposal to change voting age: VOTE16

Matthew Kim

September 20, 2020

As the younger generation demands a voice in the political process, activists in San Francisco have risen to the call with a ballot proposal that would give 16-year-olds the chance to vote. Proposition G, as it is formally known, will be voted on this coming November and if passed will mark San Fran...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passes away at age 87

Mickey Lonner, AVT Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2020

This Friday, September 18, the beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away at age 87 due to complications from cancer. Ginsberg served on the Supreme Court for 27 years after a long career of fighting for gender equality. Ginsberg’s career has been defined by her incredible devotion to...

Druthi Ghanta withdraws from campaign for Pleasanton mayor

Druthi Ghanta withdraws from campaign for Pleasanton mayor

Arlina Yang, Junior Editor

September 16, 2020

Aside from the presidential campaign, the people of Pleasanton have another, arguably more important decision to make: who to vote for for  Pleasanton mayor.  Though there are still four other candidates in the running, Druthi Ghanta, a Foothill High School graduate, a scientist, a health engine...

Protesting sends the message, but voting makes the point

Protesting sends the message, but voting makes the point

Arlina Yang, Editor

September 3, 2020

All around the country, people have been protesting for issues that impact them, and for change to be made in legislation. However, the one thing that guarantees your individual voice is heard is voting.  One vote may seem unimportant, but it can end up adding up to be a deciding factor in an election.  ...

What are the national conventions and why are they important?

What are the national conventions and why are they important?

Matthew Kim and Renna Popli

August 23, 2020

In an unprecedented shift, the 2020 national conventions for both the Republican and Democratic Party have been forced to go virtual in order to adapt to the current pandemic. With politics looming so heavily on the conscience of our nation, teachers and students alike have tuned in to watch the ...

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