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Pleasanton Middle School and Thomas S. Hart Middle School become a 2024 California Distinguished School.

Two schools in Pleasanton district distinguished by California Department of Education

Edwin He, AVT Profile Page Editor March 28, 2024

The California Department of Education named Pleasanton Middle School and Thomas S. Hart Middle School a 2024 California Distinguished School. Only 293 schools across the state win this prestigious award...

Teachers gather in front of the PUSD administration to demand a change in their contracts.

APT and PUSD reach a strike-ending agreement

Rishit Agnihotri and Shimon Arai March 27, 2024

After months of tension between the APT Union and PUSD School Board, the two organizations are on their way to establishing an indefinite agreement regarding teacher provisions.  From salaries to benefits,...

St. Patricks Day

Grandeur of green: Dublin celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Zenil Koovejee and Shimon Arai March 21, 2024

In the heart of Dublin, California, a wave of green swept over the streets as the community came together to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. From Mar 17-18, the city transformed into a lively carnival of...

Students are walking to their next classes during passing period.

Schools in Pleasanton district receive non-credible threat

Yatin Bayya, AVRadio Editor March 19, 2024

On Feb 28, PUSD notified families that they had received a non-credible bomb threat. They reassured students that student and staff safety was the top priority. Response to threat Nationwide, schools...

Students stay invested in the CSU strikes as it collides with the start of the new semester for colleges.

How do CSU strikes impact incoming and current students?

Rishit Agnihotri, AVT Sports Page Editor February 29, 2024

Staff and students at California State Universities (CSU) are doing a strike against the administration. Their demand for better benefits is impacting the entire California education system. Beginning...

A student reads over a page written in all cursive.

California reincorporates cursive into education system

Alyssa Wu, Amadon Page Editor February 29, 2024

Starting in January of this year, cursive will be a mandatory part of English education in Californian elementary schools. Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 446 in October of last year, making it the 22nd...

During school passing periods, students huddled under umbrellas to shield themselves from the relentless downpour.

Atmospheric river drenches Pleasanton in torrential rain

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-In-Chief February 12, 2024

In recent days, Pleasanton — typically known for its mild climate and sunny skies — has been transformed into a waterlogged landscape, with umbrellas and rain coats becoming a daily necessity. According...

At the Stoneridge Mall, lion dancing, skill that requires consistent practice often incorporating acrobatics and martial arts, was performed.

Dances, drums, and dongs welcome Stoneridge Shoppers to the Dragon Year

Yatin Bayya, AV Radio Editor February 7, 2024

On Feb. 3, Stoneridge Mall hosted the annual lion dance performance. This celebrated the start of the 2024 Chinese Lunar New Year, the Dragon Year, and the end of the Rabbit Year. Origins of...

A cleaner thoroughly mops the floor of a train car.

Gum, stains, trash: How BART deep cleans its trains

Hunter Gapol, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) uses a thorough cleaning regimen for passenger safety and hygiene. According to the BART website, all trains must follow the same detailed rotating cleaning schedule. Every...

Former Alisal Elementary School teacher Mary Jo Carreon becomes Board President for the Pleasanton School District.

Mary Jo Carreon: PUSD’s new board president is a former teacher

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Page Editor January 29, 2024

After a unanimous decision by the Board of Trustees, former Alisal Elementary school teacher Mary Jo Carreon has been appointed the Board President for the year of 2024.  From Teacher to Board President Ever...

BARTs inception in 1972 made it the first fully automated rapid transit system in the United States, revolutionizing the landscape of public transportation.

BART revolutionizes commuting experience with next-generation fare gates

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-in-Chief January 23, 2024

In the rhythmic chaos of daily commuters pirouetting through aging BART fare gates, tales of evasion, payment disparities, and uncertainty come to fruition on a daily basis.  Bay Area residents' response But,...

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