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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


Teams work all through the day, training and practicing to set themselves for success for Fall season.

Cooling down for the summer: The true importance of summer training for the Fall season

Ashlynn Suh, Staff Writer May 23, 2024

As summer approaches, summer training is almost set to be in session for athletes participating in fall sports. Hand in hand, performance, and health are vital for athletes to maintain throughout the season....

At some point in the night, the DJs tossed light sticks into the crowd to light up the dance floor even more.

Senior Ball lights up the Starry Night with dance

Leo He, AVT World News and Politics Editor May 6, 2024

On Saturday, May 4th, Amador Valley hosted its annual Senior Ball. The event took place this year at the San Francisco Design Center. “We picked this venue in particular because there's a lot of open...

AV Teachers and Staff wore back and posed with Counselors before school in a showing of solidarity opposing cuts to the counseling department.

District proposes cuts to AVHS Counseling Department as student enrollment increases

Jacob Bluvol, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

Amador students and parents were surprised last week when the announcement came out that Counselors would be cut at all PUSD schools, including Amador Valley. This all comes as Amador Valley student population...

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...

10K runners begin their race at the start of the Pleasanton Run for Education.

Fun, fitness, and fundraiser: Pleasanton Run for Education raises money for local schools 

Edwin He, AVT Profiles Editor May 2, 2024

On April 28, the annual Pleasanton Run for Education took place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Over 2,300 runners of all ages came to the fairgrounds on a Sunday morning to take part in the Kids’...

Ben Lentz (24) dives into a pool in a meet and greet.

Ben Lentz (’24) dives into success

Ojal Pujji, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Ben Lentz ('24)  found his passion for diving about four years ago, transitioning from gymnastics to the thrill of diving after discovering classes at the Aquatic Center. The hardest part of pursuing...

Amador Valley Varisty Winter Guard celebrates their fourth place in the Scholastic A competition.

Top to bottom, left to right: Emily Gable (26), Briahna Ma (27), Alexa Stone (27), Ashlynn Suh (26), Joe Choi (26), Arcadia Clarke (26), Malvika Nagaraj (26), Andie Edwards (26), Grace Choe (27), Lydia Frey (26), Kiki Yasui (26), Veda Dharshini Kumaresan (26), Kylie Bowen (26), Tanvir Kaur (28), Ace Yu (26), Saanvi Kulkarni (27), Varnika Duggirala (28), Maria Clara Sapriza (24), Anisha Madiraju (24), Anya Srinivasan (24).

“Thrilling and bittersweet:” Varsity Winterguard place as finalists in WGI Championships

Diego Sapriza, Senior Staff Writer May 2, 2024

This past month, our Amador Valley Winter Guard Varsity team competed in the WGI championship and got fourth place in the Scholastic A division scoring 95.290 points with their show Remember Me. This...

PUSD Superintendent Dr. David Haglund congratulates students on taking the first step to learning about government first hand.

PUSD Superintendent announces retirement

Eva Grove, Amadon Editor April 30, 2024

After seven years with Pleasanton Unified School District, Superintendent Dr. David Haglund has announced his departure from the role, effective August 1st, 2024.  "I am preparing to bring this chapter...

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...

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