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Bidens new proposal only applies to federal student loans made through FASFA, not private ones.

Biden proposes new student loan plan

Yatin Bayya, AVRadio Editor May 2, 2024

President Joe Biden has made another attempt at student loan cancellation, this time, invoking the Higher Education Act. The goal is to provide relief for an estimated 25 million graduates, and eliminate...

A composite photo must be used to capture the full range of the suns corona.

This man’s experience photographing the 2024 total eclipse

Leo He, AVT World News & Politics Editor April 29, 2024

On April 8, 2024, eyes across America were drawn skyward as a total eclipse passed overhead. This is the last total eclipse in the US for 20 years, with the next that may be seen in 2044. Let’s dive...

US government officials are threatening to ban TikTok citing national security concern.

TikTok faces government ultimatum — sell or be banned

Yatin Bayya and Edwin He April 6, 2024

On March 13, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan proposal mandating ByteDance (the developer of TikTok) to either divest TikTok or face a ban from US App Stores and the internet within six...

AIs that can generate life-like images are a relatively new and untested technology.

Gemini AI takedown: How can inaccuracies appear in AI?

Yu Zhu, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

On February 23, 2024, Google’s Gemini Conversation App’s image generation was taken down. Gemini is a generative AI model created by Google. The reason the service was pulled is because of accusations...

Navalny, an outspoken critic of Putin, was arrested by Russian authorities and pronounced dead this February.

The life and death of Alexei Navalny, Putin’s greatest opponent

Anita Gautam, AVT Business Manager & Amadon Editor March 28, 2024

Alexei Navalny is a prominent Russian politician and anti-corruption activist. In recent years, the global spotlight has illuminated his daring opposition of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Following...

Former President Donald Trump wins case against the Colorado Supreme Court and is now back on all state ballots.

Supreme Court rules Colorado must keep Donald Trump on ballot

Shimon Arai, AVT Local News Editor March 21, 2024

On March 4, the Supreme Court unanimously voted that Colorado cannot remove former President Donald Trump from their election ballot.  After removing Trump from the Colorado ballot in December...

Among Trumps confirmed shortlist include a great number of candidates such as Vivek Ramaswamy, Greg Abott, Bryson Donalds, Kristi Noem, Tim Scott, and Tulsi Gabbard.

Students’ guide to the former President’s VP dilemma: As speculation intensifies, what lies ahead?

Yatin Bayya, AVRadio Editor March 19, 2024

Passing the threshold of 1215 delegates required to be the Republican nominee, Former President Donald Trump dominated the primary elections. winning the great majority of states.  Many candidates...

Bidens State of the Union addressed key issues like immigration and the war in Ukraine.

Key takeaways from this year’s state of the State of the Union

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Editor March 19, 2024

On March 7, President Biden delivered the annual State of the Union address. The State of a Union is a constitutionally mandated speech that the president gives at the start of each year. It’s been around...

Swift and Kelces romance has been caught up in a storm of political controversy.

Taylor Swift, the Super Bowl, and politics in the celebrity realm

Leo He, AVT World News & Politics Editor March 19, 2024

In the celebrity world, even the smallest of actions can be mired in controversy. Global icon Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce’s new relationship has made ripples in sports...

Many Amador students own a Corolla as their first car.

Toyota issues recall for over 50,000 Corollas regarding fatal airbag flaw

Daniel Cruz, AVT Photo Editor March 14, 2024

In an urgent statement, Toyota issued a “Do not drive” statement regarding over 50,000 Toyota Corollas. The issue is a potentially fatal flaw with the vehicle’s Takata airbag system this past week....

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg is grilled by lawmakers seeking justice for victims.

CEOs blasted on Capitol Hill — how much should youth care about social media safety

Julia Morais, Senior Staff Writer March 9, 2024

 On January 31, 2024 Congress met with social media CEOs for a tech hearing. This hearing focused on child sexual exploitation on the internet. The committee unanimously approved the introduction of 5...

In response to conflicting border ideologies, Abbott mobilized the National Guard to enforce the border himself.

Governor Abbott mobilizes the state militia over border crisis

Hunter Gapol, Senior Staff Writer March 6, 2024

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has mobilized the state militia in response to escalating border issues along the Texas-Mexico border. The decision was made with concerns over immigration security. As tensions...

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