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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


Keerthi Nalabotu (‘23) created a collage of some of the festivals videos.

Celebrating student filmmakers with Pleasanton’s 8th annual Film Festival

Mikail Mirza, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

Premiered on May 18th, Pleasanton’s 8th annual Film Festival brought together 25 talented filmmakers from local schools to produce an hour long video. The YouTube video included all of the participants'...

 All three of these books are different genres, providing three distinct but interesting reads.

Book review: three recent additions to Amador’s library

Katy Clark, Page Editor June 1, 2022

This month, to celebrate Spring and the end of the school year, the library has put out a table of newly arrived books for students. The books encompass a wide variety of genres from mysteries, contemporaries,...

Stranger Things Season 4 has a new, more thought-provoking storyline, with old and new characters taking part in the mysterious events taking place at Hawkins.

Stranger Things Season 4 is finally here with new characters, plot twists, and monsters

Enzo Peixoto, Staff Writer May 29, 2022

The unexpected cliffhanger from season 3 of Stranger Things left viewers with a lot of questions. What is the future for Hawkins? What will happen to the group with Eleven and Will in California? Is Hopper...

Aubel conducts Symphony Orchestra during his last concert.

Amador’s Spring Concerts: Summits, Reverberations, and Collage

Max Kiyoi, Staff Writer May 29, 2022

The school year is coming to a close, and so are Amador’s band, orchestra, and choir performances in the last weeks of May. Groups instructed by Mark Aubel, Edwin Cordoba, and Jonathan Grantham played...

Theaters this summer are filled with action, comedy, and family-friendly animated films.

Theaters will be filled with anticipated new movies this summer

Jacob Paden, Staff Writer May 29, 2022

Movie theatres have suffered greatly from the pandemic, with many being shut down for a year during the beginning of the pandemic. As more and more people return to watching movies in-person, many anticipated...

The Song of Achilles  blends modern language with historical accuracy.

“The Song of Achilles” – a modern retelling of a memorable ancient Greek tale

Emma Ka, Staff Writer May 26, 2022

As I child, I remember being enraptured by Greek mythology, the fearless heroes bathed in the glory of battle, the gods watching over the world with their divine abilities. Growing up, I began to study...

Come Home the Kids Miss You released on  May 6.

Jack Harlow’s “Come Home the Kids Miss You” maintains the status quo – and that’s a problem

Parth Mishra, AV Radio EIC May 26, 2022

Everyone loves Jack Harlow. What’s not to like about him? Known for his bounding charisma, Harlow can’t help but possess a penchant for well-meaning mischief. He’s equal parts demure and sleazy,...

Popular books are often adapted into movies.

Transforming books from page to screen

Nadya Carreira, Staff Writer May 26, 2022

Some of the most successful movies and TV shows in recent years were stories borrowed from shelves. From "Bridgerton" to "The Great Gatsby," it’s no wonder these projects have been so successful; the...

The world has many different and unique film industries including Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, and Hallyuwood.

What makes the worldwide film industries special

Thomas Kim, AVT Page Editor May 24, 2022

Film– a way for people to gather together and enjoy different genres of entertainment and culture. From the point of view of Americans, it may seem like Hollywood is the powerhouse of the film industry,...

Harry Styles’ new album, Harry’s House, is now available to stream on all platforms.

Album Review: Harry’s House is an aesthetic blend of harmonies, lyrics, and moods

Ritika Gupta, Page Editor May 22, 2022

After three long years, Harry Styles released his new album Harry’s House on May 20th. Following the release of his song, “As It Was,” fans had been awaiting the anticipated new album. Sound The...

The chaotic Everything Everywhere All At Once balances the whirlwind of the multiverse and showing the impact on first generation immigrants in a way that is exhilarating and thought-provoking.

Philosophy, fun, and hyperactive delight: “Everything Everywhere All At Once” on optimistic nihilism

Jamilla Zuniga, AVtv Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2022

Released on March 30th, Everything Everywhere All At Once is a vivid deep dive into the multiverse and its effects on a single Asian family. The Story Evelyn Wang is under massive pressure. Her laundromat...

83, through its unforgettable moments and breathtaking direction, encompasses how the underdog can always conquer the impossible.

With a cricket bat and dedication, 83 inspires people around the world

Zenil Koovejee, Staff Writer May 22, 2022

Kabir Khan’s Bollywood blockbuster 83, featuring Indian superstars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, graced the cinematic world with a telling true-story that touched millions around the globe.  The...

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