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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


Russians who have completed military service before are getting drafted to fight.

Should Russians be blamed for the war in Ukraine?

Anita Gautam, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

The war between Russia and Ukraine has brought a lot of conversations to dinner tables. Some of them involved blaming the citizens for their government’s actions. But blaming citizens is not the solution.  “I...

Implemented correctly, a seven-period day may prove useful and fun for many students.

Amador Valley should implement a seven-period schedule

Parth Mishra and Yi (Steven) Yang September 26, 2022

Students take 48 semester classes in four years at Amador Valley with a six period bell schedule, leaving 90 credits for electives. At first glance, 90 credits seem like a lot – enough to fit in nine...

Amadors local leaders have been focusing on trash tracking to lower the waste problem at Amador.

Awareness isn’t enough: environmental action is needed at Amador

Kevin Zhu and Yi (Steven) Yang September 15, 2022

Amador has nearly three thousand students, and in order to reduce the student body’s carbon footprint, initiatives like Go Green need to be implemented at a larger scale at Amador. The Go Green Initiative...

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...

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