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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair (ACSEF) hosts their annual science fair open to middle and high schoolers for the 15th year (Photo provided by ACSEF.)

“Showcase their STEM talent”: Amador students compete in Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair

Arlina Yang, Graphics Editor June 1, 2023

Spanning across three days, the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair (ACSEF) was hosted on 3/24-3/26 at the Ohlone College Newark for all high school and middle school students in the county.  It’s...

US-China relations have evolved from initial engagement and cooperation to a complex and often tense relationship characterized by economic competition, geopolitical rivalry, and strategic disagreements.

Panda diplomacy: How have pandas become a symbol of the deteriorating relationship between China and the US?

Arlina Yang, Senior Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Panda diplomacy, also known as panda politics, is a practice that involves gifting giant pandas from China to other countries as a symbol of friendship and goodwill. Despite the brewing conflicts between...

A significant number of students set to graduate in 2023 and 2024 are poised to exercise their voting rights in the upcoming presidential election, highlighting the critical role of the youth demographic in shaping the political landscape of the nation.

Erdogan declares victory: How does Turkey’s recent vote parallel the upcoming US election of 2024?

Jalen Alami, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has secured another five-year term, maintaining his two-decade dominance in the country's politics. His combative populism and reshaping of laws to consolidate power...

Teacher strikes have occurred throughout history as educators rally for better pay, improved working conditions, and increased funding for education.

Teachers strike in the UK: Examining the fair treatment of teachers in the US

Lexiss Marajas, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Voicing their concerns about mistreatment, teachers in the UK have taken to striking, disrupting the school system to push for change. “Teachers should be given what they need. They need the right...

The High Life Art Exhibit is advertising through flyers with a scannable QR code, which leads to an interest form.

High Life Art Exhibition offers high schoolers the chance to express themselves through their art

Edwin He, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

The High Life Art Exhibition will feature student-submitted art from all across Alameda County. The gallery will take place inside the Wave facility in Emerald Glen Park on Sep. 19, 2023.  The Dublin...

The Teen Academy will be located at the Pleasanton Police Department, next to the Plesanton library.

Pleasanton students experience the behind-the-scenes of being a police officer in Police Department’s Teen Academy

Edwin He, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Through a three-week program from July 11 to July 27, the Pleasanton Police department is offering students the chance to explore what it means to be a police officer in its annual Teen Academy free of...

The ISS is a collaborative project among multiple countries, serving as a remarkable orbital research laboratory and a symbol of global cooperation in space exploration.

ISS hanging by a thread: How will space play a role in the future of international relations?

Dhanush Gowda, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

The International Space Station, or ISS, is among the biggest modules ever launched into space by humanity, representing a colossal international effort.  "[The International Space Station] is our...

The Red Square in Russia is a historically and culturally significant landmark, known for its iconic architecture and as a symbol of national pride.

Red Square attack: What do students need to know about the current state of the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

Anita Gautam, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Despite the escalating conflict in Ukraine, there have been no significant reports of attacks on Russian soil; nevertheless, during the evening of May 4, a drone strike targeted the Kremlin, the official...

The advancements in technology have truly changed the way we will approach convenience at our doorstep.

Sky high revolution: How drone delivery services are changing the future of logistics and environment

Gyan Bhambhani, AVT Health and Wellness Page Editor May 30, 2023

The use of drone delivery services is rapidly spreading throughout the skies. And businesses collaborate with  drones to deliver everything from packages and mail to food and medicine, right at your doorstep. "I...

JUUL, a popular e-cigarette brand, rose to prominence in recent years and became synonymous with the youth vaping epidemic, ultimately facing scrutiny for its role in fueling nicotine addiction among teenagers.

Australia to ban vaping: How feasible would such measures be for our local community?

Yatin Bayya, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Already having one of the highest cigarette prices in the world, Australia is expected to enact a full ban on the recreational use of vaping devices. These initiatives aim to make the product solely for...

The food section of the fair offers large sized refillable drinks and many different ethnic cuisines.

The 626 Night Market returns to Alameda County Fairgrounds

Amishi Jha, Staff Writer May 28, 2023

The 626 Night Market is an annual celebration of Taiwanese culture. It features music, games, food, an art walk, and numerous small businesses showcasing their products. Although primarily focused on...

Each select group of four students were provided with a drone, a battery, a digital tablet, and additional instruments needed for the fulfillment of the activity.

Computer Science Principles classes fly drones to model real world programming applications

Zenil Koovejee, AVT World News & Politics Page Editor May 26, 2023

This past week, the Computer Science Principles class on campus engaged in various activities with drones and digital tablets, witnessing their programming come to life in an interactive, fun, and collaborative...

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