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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


After two years of COVID, things are slowly going back to normal. What changed in the past school year?

Looking back on 2021-22: what changed?

Thomas Kim and Yi (Steven) Yang May 27, 2022

Late 2021 and early 2022 brought many geopolitical changes around the globe. On a smaller scale, what has changed in Pleasanton over the course of the school year? A year of COVID and normalcy  The...

In the near future, the world may be faced with a famine. What will the world look like then?

The threat of a famine and what it means to Pleasanton

Parth Mishra and Yi (Steven) Yang May 27, 2022

2022 brings no shortage in global crises, leading to economic troubles, political woes, and social unrest. Permeating through all of this is the threat of famine, economists predict. What can be some...

While students are excited to pursue higher education in college, student debt is a source of stress and struggle for many.

What should the government do about student debt?

Mark Zhou, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

Student debt is a pressing issue in the US today -- over 45 million people now owe a total of over 1.7 trillion dollars of debt. With the average student debt increasing from $24,700  to $36,800 in the...

Asian women are becoming the prime victims in anti-Asian hate crimes as they’re viewed as an easier target for attacks.

“Scared for My Safety”: Asian Women Targeted for Hate Crimes

Arlina Yang, AVTV Segments EIC May 26, 2022

Following Michelle Go and Christina Yuna Lee’s deaths in New York City, the fear of becoming a target of xenophobia for Asian women is rising by leaps and bounds. These recent attacks have only renewed...

Although AP testing is at the end of the school year, their benefits outweigh the harms for many seniors who take them.

Why seniors shouldn’t limit the APs they take

Senyi Yang, AVtv Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2022

The decision of how rigorous your senior year classes should be has long been in debate. Some argue that it’s important to maintain how difficult your senior year is compared to other years, while others...

Many clubs have inspiring mission statements and constitutions, but what do they really do?

The superficiality of student service clubs- and how to fix it

Kevin Zhu, AVT Editor May 20, 2022

Student service clubs have proliferated in high schools at incredible rates of growth. The level of giving back to the community seems to be absurdly high, as branches of Save the World Club, Save Starving...

The game of baseball has reached a whole new generation. As the previous generation leaves, the unwritten rules need to leave with them.

It’s time to unwrite the unwritten rules

Evan Garber, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

A hot topic in baseball right now is unwritten rules. The San Francisco Giants have been the center of this debate, as they have broken these rules twice so far this season – but is it time to unwrite...

There are many requirements and specifications that need to be met in order for volunteer hours to count towards the hours seniors need to graduate.

Senior Service Hours–What do they really do?

Parth Mishra, Editor May 18, 2022

The word “voluntary” denotes an action “done, given, or acted out of one’s free will,” but the essence of the term, which lies in the freedom to choose and decide, is often tampered with in the...

A Bullet Train at Tokyo Station stops.

California High Speed Rail — is it worth to continue the project?

Kazuya Yasui, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Announced in 2012, the California High-Speed Rail project brought a lot of excitement around it, as it promised riders a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under 3 hours. The project was projected...

Face-off: Should the SAT be reinstalled as a factor in college admissions?

Yi (Steven) Yang, AVT EIC May 5, 2022

The SAT, the three-hour-long standardized exam, is supposed to measure students' abilities. However, some argue that the SAT does not properly do its job.

From my experience working at a boba store, Ive become convinced that working part-time is a rite of passage all teenagers should undertake.

Work it: part-time jobs offer merits, valuable rewards for teenagers

Carol Xu, AVT Editor May 3, 2022

In early January, I started my first part-time job at Happy Lemon, a store specializing in boba milk tea. The reason? I had a big sweet tooth, a mild obsession with tapioca pearls, and the thought of earning...

Face-off: Is affirmative action harmful?

May 2, 2022

Debates are still raging for and against affirmative action all across the country. Is affirmative action harmful for students?

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