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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The ion exchange tanks recently made in September of this year have been working to reduce the PFAS in our water.

Tri-Valley groundwater basin contaminated with forever chemicals

Brendan Ho, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

In recent years, the Zone 7 Water Agency  detected emerging contaminants called per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — man-made chemicals used in many common products designed to be water, oil,...

A group of students perform a Oendan dance, a traditional Japanese cheer.

Amador’s Japanese class organizes annual Fall Festival

Ashlynn Suh, Senior Staff Writer December 3, 2023

On Friday, Dec. 1, Amador’s Japanese classes held their annual Japanese Bunkasai Festival on campus during periods 2, 3, and 4. The event brought Japanese traditions to Amador for a day of fun and festivities. Preparation...

Clipper Cards will be the new way of payment compared to the old BART paper tickets.

BART paper tickets no longer accepted after Nov. 30

Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu, AVT A&E Page Editor November 28, 2023

Starting Nov. 30, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) will stop accepting paper tickets as a way for fare gate entry.  “The reason we are transitioning away from paper tickets is we’re in a period of...

Ela Mutaf (24) addresses the judge while cross-examining a witness. Aditya Dawar (24) objects to her question.

AV Mock Trial holds their first self-scrimmage of this school year

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Page Editor November 20, 2023

Dressed in formal attire, the Mock Trial team gathered in Haley Baldwin’s classroom, Q-211, on November 16th.  They are here to compete against each other in a simulated trial of a fake criminal case,...

After weeks of preparation, the dancers pulled off a great performance for 1920s day.

AV Juniors celebrate 1920’s day

Caleb Hong, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2023

On Friday, Nov 17th, AV Juniors performed the Charleston dance and celebrated 1920’s day during lunch. The event is largely student-led, and included a lively jazz band performance at the start. “We...

Water flows out of a Pleasanton residents faucet.

Zone 7 water imports increase Pleasanton water rates

Leo He, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2023

The City of Pleasanton raised water rates by 30 percent on Nov. 1 to cover water supply and facility improvement costs. This is the first water rate increase since 2011 except for inflation adjustments.  In...

Amador Valley High School Teachers Chuck Snyder, Jamie Turner, Michael DiPaola, & Julie Foley enjoy time together at the annual Pie Social.

Sunshine thanks teachers by hosting annual Pie Social

JT Williams, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

Today, the Amador Valley Sunshine group hosted their annual Pie Social at Amador.  This pie social is an annual event that helps to give thanks for all teachers do for the students and school.  “It’s...

Friends and family rents out an area to meet and enjoy the holiday in their cultural clothing.

Diwali: Pleasanton families celebrate Hindu festival

Rishit Agnihotri, AVT Sports Page Editor November 13, 2023

In early November, many households celebrated the Festival of Lights, also known as Diwali. Families and friends practiced traditions and enjoyed many festivities. What is Diwali? Diwali, a five-day...

As the day went on, two assiduous students stood by their signs and made sure all of them were visible to onlookers.

Amador students organize walkout in response to events in Middle East

Cora Kerton, Senior Staff Writer November 9, 2023

On Nov. 9, three Amador Valley High students congregated near the B-Building during brunch in anticipation of a collective walkout in support of Palestine, calling for a ceasefire from the Israel Defense...

Evacuating students were sent back to their respective classes after the false alarm.

False fire alarm sends students on a confused evacuation

Cora Kerton, Senior Staff Writer November 9, 2023

At precisely 9:57 am on Thursday, Nov. 9th, Amador’s fire alarm went off around the school. Disoriented students evacuated classrooms alongside their teachers, who knew just as little as they did.  “I...

Leo He (25) hosted the Q&A panel with Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown in the Library on Nov. 8.

Pleasanton Mayor visits Amador for a Journalism-led Q&A session

Aileen Hu, AVT Editor-In-Chief November 8, 2023

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown visited Amador to take part in a Q&A session with students. AV Librarian Erik Scherer and Journalism student Leo He (‘25) collaborated to host the...

A sign is set up from the direction of Foothill to warn drivers of the upcoming closure.

Traffic advisory: Southbound I-680 closed from Nov. 3-6 for construction

Shimon Arai, AVT Local News Page Editor October 29, 2023

Through Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Nov. 6, Southbound Interstate Highway 680 (I-680) will be closed. As the current state of the roadway is deteriorating with potholes, the California Department of...

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