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Mason Grendahl (26) plays a shooter-style video game

A new study reveals gamers at risk of hearing damage

Diego Sapriza, Senior Staff Writer February 29, 2024

In the fast-paced world of gaming, where players are immersed in virtual worlds for hours on end, it’s easy to forget to take care of your ears. According to a recent survey by the World Health Organization...

North and South Korea were first divided during the Korean War in 1950, and they have been in conflict since.

What are the costs of the conflict between North and South Korea?

Ian Cha, Senior Staff Writer February 19, 2024

Following recent missile tests and planned spy satellite launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has stated that North Korea will no longer consider reconciliation with South Korea. As tensions mount,...

With numerous elections occurring simultaneously in 2024, civic duty takes center stage like never before.

2024 is the biggest global election year in the history of mankind

Zenil Koovejee, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2024

From the towering peaks of the Himalayas to the azure shores of the Pacific, billions around the world are converging on the ballot box in 2024. The world stands at a precipice, awaiting the collective...

The Supreme Court, established in 1789, is the highest judicial body in the United States, tasked with interpreting the Constitution and shaping the nations legal landscape.

Crucial upcoming Supreme Court cases that you haven’t heard of

Alyssa Wu, Amadon Page Editor February 12, 2024

Supreme Court cases have always been an important part of American history and culture. As 2024 unfolds with a slate of cases awaiting adjudication, a significant portion of the public remains unaware...

Lord Ram, a revered figure in Hinduism, is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu and a central character in the epic Ramayana, embodying virtues of righteousness, duty, and devotion.

Indian diaspora at home and abroad commemorate inauguration of long-awaited Ram mandir

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2024

Amidst the golden hues of dawn, the city of Ayodhya awoke to the resonance of ancient chants and the hue of saffron flags waving in the air. As the first rays kissed the sacred shrine, the world held its...

In the Iceland earthquake swarm, there have been thousands of earthquakes recorded in just a span of a few days.

Iceland declared state of emergency: Would California be prepared for an upcoming earthquake?

Reese Seltzer, Staff Writer December 17, 2023

On November 10, 2023, Iceland declared a state of emergency after a chain of earthquakes caused by an alarming threat of a volcanic eruption, putting residents at risk. Residents of a coastal Iceland town,...

While ousted, Santos can still enter the House floor and interact with current members, maintaining certain privileges as outlined by House rules.

Accountability in action: House expels George Santos amid scandalous federal indictments

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

In a remarkable turn of political events, New York's Republican Rep. George Santos has been ousted from the US House of Representatives. This expulsion, only the sixth in the chamber's history and the...

Current high schoolers, poised to become eligible voters in the 2024 presidential election, will play a role in shaping future political decisions and nominations (including those at the Iowa caucus).

Iowa caucus set to kick off 2024 presidential election season

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2023

Passionate political discourse, grueling campaign trails, gut-wrenching debates, shocking new scandals, a media whirlwind – the gripping atmosphere of the 2024 US election season has finally arrived.  As...

The new Republican Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, was elected after former speaker Kevin McCarthy was removed from office.

New Speaker of the House selected after much debate: Who is he and what does this mean?

Lauren Tran, AV Radio Editor December 8, 2023

On Oct. 3, former speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, was ousted from office, which was the first time in U.S. history that a speaker was ever removed. Three weeks later, Congressman Mike Johnson was...

Mike Johnson was elected as the new Republican Speaker of the House, and one of his first priorities is to prevent a government shutdown.

Out of money and time: How could a potential government shutdown impact our local community?

Maximilien Kiyoi, AVTV Broadcast Editor, October 29, 2023

Government shutdowns occur when the government is unable to agree on and pass a new bill before the previous one expires. In the case of the most recent possible shutdown, the United States Senate was...

Our local community has also even experienced strikes with the Association of Pleasanton Teachers (APT) and PUSD.

Strikes galore: What changes are taking effect on the working environment due to nationwide protests?

Rishit Agnihotri, AVT Sports Page Editor October 23, 2023

Workers from various industries, including the automotive and healthcare sectors, have taken to the streets, demanding improved labor conditions and fair wages. As the protests intensify, consequences...

On September 29, students watched news shows all about the death of Senator Dianne Feinstein. California Governor Gavin Newsom has since appointed Laphonza Butler, Democratic strategist and Kamala Harris adviser, to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat after Senator Feinsteins passing.

Farewell to a legacy: Dianne Feinstein, long-serving California senator, passes away at age 90

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-In-Chief October 16, 2023

In the hushed corridors of power, where political sagas are written and rewritten, a chapter has come to a close. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a name etched in the annals of American politics, has taken her...

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