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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner was celebrated in grand fashion.

Highs, lows, & history: 2022 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Zenil Koovejee, Staff Writer May 15, 2022

On April 30th, President Biden attended the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, taking the time to celebrate the right to free press and democracy with hilariously funny moments in between. “The...

 An AVHS parent fills their vehicle with gasoline, noting the price and the amount.

Inflation reaches all-time high since 1981

Lionel Liu, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Since 2021, the inflation rate has been steadily increasing. In February of this year, the inflation rate reached a high of 7.9%, according to recent studies. A mixture of different factors, including,...

Jill Biden travelled to Slovakia to meet up with refugees, and give support to places providing for those who are being affected

Jill Biden travels to Romania and Slovakia: What is the role of FLOTUS?

Devika Subramaniam, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

On Thursday, May 5th, First Lady of the United States Jill Biden traveled to Romania and Slovakia. She planned on meeting with Ukrainian families displaced under the Russian government. Her intense four-day...

Elon Musk has made a deal to buy Twitter, but no one knows how he will lead the company in its uncertain future.

Why Elon Musk is buying Twitter

Mark Zhou, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

In early April, the public was surprised when Elon Musk revealed a 9% stake in Twitter’s stocks. Now that Musk and Twitter have agreed to a $44 billion takeover, many are worried about the future of...

A leaked SCOTUS draft has sparked abortion-related controversy around the nation.

SCOTUS draft leak threatens Roe v. Wade

Soraia Bohner, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

 On Monday night, the Supreme Court’s decision for Dobbs v Jackson’s Women's Health was leaked by an unknown source. The document revealed that in a 5-4 decision, the court had moved to strike down...

Ghost guns are an easy--and dangerous--way for criminals to acquire firearms.

The Biden Administration cracks down on ghost guns

Zenil Koovejee, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

This past week, President Biden has introduced new firearm legislation in response to the increasing presence of ghost guns in crime-related incidents. “A ghost gun would be a firearm that is custom-made...

Dry lawns are a result of a drought, seen here during the 2015 drought.

California droughts: Where are we and will the rain help?

Kazuya Yasui, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Recently, California–especially the Bay Area–has fallen into another drought. Pleasanton residents are no strangers to water restrictions, as the previous 6-year drought concluded only a few years...

Gas prices in California and the nation have drastically risen due to conflicts between Russia and Ukraine.

The Russia-Ukraine conflict’s effect on gas prices

Thomas Kim, Page Editor April 12, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war has sparked a steep climb in gas prices with no foreseeable end, creating a sense of fear and uncertainty amongst Americans. Why are gas prices raised? On March 8th, President...

The war in Ukraine as seen through the eyes of a Russian/Ukrainian student

Anita Ratna Gautam, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

The Russian and Ukrainian conflict has been the biggest headline on American News for months, but as a Russian/Ukrainian student, this story is more than news to my family.  As Russia invaded the eastern...

Womens History Month first started as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, but it has now become an official month dedicated to recognition and acknowledgement.

Women’s History Month: What change has it brought, and what change needs to be made?

Aileen Hu and Tejasvini Ramesh March 31, 2022

March became officially known as Women’s History Month starting in 1981. An increasing number of people openly advocate for equal rights, and today, recognizing the impacts women have made is a natural...

The SAT test is changing for many reasons including income inequality and the Collegeboards aim for more test-takers.

Changes to the SAT

Thomas Kim, AVT Page Editor March 9, 2022

No more old-fashioned pencils and paper. The Collegeboard announced that the SAT is becoming a digital test starting in 2023 for international students and 2024 in the United States.  “I think this...

Each president since George Washington has delivered a State of the Union address, and March 1 was Bidens turn.

2022 State of the Union

Soraia Bohner, Staff Writer March 5, 2022

On Tuesday night, President Biden addressed the nation in his first official State of the Union. He addressed a wide array of topics, from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the high cost of insulin. At...

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