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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


Over a million french citizens took to the streets after new pension reforms were announced.

Do protests work: French protests against pension reform

Alyssa Wu, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Over the past few weeks, millions of French protesters have taken to the streets in response to the new pension reforms. “There have been protests going on since January, when President Macron wanted...

The last lines of Pepsi boxes with the old Pepsi logo are on sale at Safeway.

Pepsi’s rebrand reverts back to the 90’s: branding without creativity

Shimon Arai, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

The iconic whoosh of red and blue sandwiches the white in a circle on a blue can with lowercase writing, “Pepsi.” Many would consider the brand and logo icononic. However, starting next year, Pepsi...

SCOTUS should get rid of Gonzalez v. Google.

SCOTUS will likely abandon Gonzalez v. Google — and that might be the way to go

Parth Mishra, Editor March 30, 2023

Last year the Gonzalez family appealed to SCOTUS for their lawsuit against Google, hoping to see Section 230, which prevents internet companies from being held liable for any harmful content posted on...

Taken at the top of a slope at the Northstar Skiing Resort, snowboarding brings joy for many people.

Is Snowboarding or Skiing worth the cost?

Shaan Anderson, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Many consider snowboarding as dangerous, expensive, and annoying. However, trying out snowboarding or skiing at the Northstar Tahoe Resort is exhilarating and enjoyable. Even though it’s fun, there is...

Electric cars are parked along the Amador Valley school electric charging space.

Will electric cars replace gas cars

Shimon Arai and Yi (Steven) Yang March 23, 2023

People feel it’s a matter of time before EVs dominate the market due to their aesthetics, environmental sustainability, and cheap costs. Since about 7% of Americans own EVs and about 42% of Gen Z's consider...

The US debt has skyrocketed recently.

What should we do about the debt ceiling?

Alyssa Wu, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

After the United States reached its debt ceiling in January, many citizens raised questions about the next step for America when it comes to raising the ceiling once again. The debt ceiling is the legal...

Andrew Tate and his brother were recently imprisoned by Romanian authorities.

How the British are fighting Andrew Tate’s views and how we can do the same

Parth Mishra, AV Radio Editor February 27, 2023

It has been two months since conservative online media personality Andrew Tate was arrested by Romanian authorities in suspicion of sex-trafficking and rape amongst other allegations. Now, several international...

Every vote counts; how can we increase voter turnout through education and state policies?

Voting Rights in California: What can we improve on?

Alyssa Wu and Yi (Steven) Yang February 10, 2023

In October 2022, social studies classes across campus participated in a mock election, learning about the candidates for the coming elections as well as the election process. With the topic of voting rights...

The United States restricts immigrants’ access to the country because of COVID-19.

It’s time Title 42’s immigration policy should go

Shaan Anderson and Yi (Steven) Yang February 9, 2023

Title 42 Section 265 details a policy to expel asylum seekers without hearings if there is a disease like COVID-19. An asylum seeker is someone who has fled their home in search of safety and protection...

Stanford University, located in Palo Alto, CA was said to be “intended as a guide, not a mandate,” after many viewers spoke out about their distaste.

Stanford’s new list of “good” and “bad” words—is it really accurate?

Olivia Vukman, AVT Editor February 9, 2023

Stanford University, one of the top private universities in the world, recently released a list contributing to its “Eliminate Harmful Language Initiative.”  The list includes over 150 words and...

Our current amendment process makes it difficult to actually pass and ratify amendments. It is time for a change.

We need to amend the amendment process

Yi (Steven) Yang, AVT EIC February 7, 2023

Since 1787, America has passed 27 amendments – an average of an amendment every eight years. The most recent meaningful one – the 26th amendment giving the right to vote to 18-year-olds – was passed...

Celebrities aren’t angels or devils, but are somewhere in that grey area. The question is, do they have a responsibility to be more moral?

Try Guys and Herschel Walker: Are celebrities role models?

Kevin Zhu and Yi (Steven) Yang October 31, 2022

Moral hypocrisy is ever more present in society. Ned Fulmer of the internet entertainment group Try Guys has been leaked that he had been involved in infidelity.  More sordid is the fact that Fulmer...

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