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The conference is held in a new location every time and features countries from all around the world. The first conference was held in Berlin, Germany.

What is the COP-26 Summit and why was Joe Biden there?

Katy Clark, Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2021

Countries from around the world met in Glasgow, Scotland for the COP-26 summit to discuss climate change and actions nations can take to go green. This year Joe Biden made an appearance, representing the...

The new “Non-Binary” option on U.S. passports will be available to regular passport applicants in early 2022.

US State Department announces new non-binary option on US passports

Ritika Gupta and Kazuya Yasui November 28, 2021

On October 27th, the State Department issued a 3rd passport for non-binary, intersex, and non-conforming Americans. Instead of having an “M” or “F” character denoted on the passport, these passports...

The drought in California is affecting our daily lives and the environment in which we live in a multitude of different ways.

What would it take to get out of the drought?

Zenil Koovejee and Jackson Mello November 15, 2021

As the drought in California persists, students have been thinking about whether or not Pleasanton will ever be able to overcome the water shortages that have affected our community. But, in light of the...

The debt ceiling has  been increasing over the past 40 years, and is an ongoing argument in the Senate.

US Government attempts to raise the debt ceiling

Ritika Gupta, AVT Page Editor October 28, 2021

On Tuesday, October 12th, the U.S. House of Representatives gave approval to temporarily raise the debt ceiling limit to $28.9 trillion. The government usually pays for matters through taxes collected...

Teenage girls can educate themselves to always keep a cautious eye on who we trust, especially the people we look up to. The courts no longer are going to allow celebrity predators like R. Kelly to get away with abusing young women.

R. Kelly faces prison time after sexually assaulting multiple underage girls

Sara Kracke, Photo Editor October 28, 2021

From famous to infamous, singer R.Kelly is being now seen as a predator worldwide. Originally, R. Kelly was the world's greatest R&B star in the early 2000’s. His best known song, “I Believe I...

A conflict over the issue of reunification ensues between China and Taiwan.

‘Peaceful Reunification’: China and Taiwan’s increasing tension

Arlina Yang, AVTV Segments EIC October 24, 2021

On October 9th, 2021, Chinese President Xi Jinping, made an announcement for a “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China, after more than seven decades of separation....

Abortions affect a significant population of American women.

Texas and Mississippi enact new abortion restrictions

Renna Popli, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2021

Texas and Mississippi have passed restrictions on abortion that make it nearly impossible for a woman to terminate her pregnancy, and the Supreme Court voted to uphold these laws.  “I worry that...

Virgin Galactic is selling tickets for spots on their website for future space flights that anyone can purchase, even ordinary civilians.

Privatization of the space industry: What does it mean?

Anaita Mistry, AVT Page Editor September 23, 2021

The privatization of the space industry is going to provide civilians with the once in a lifetime chance to go to space. Once only reserved for the highly trained and military personnel, opportunities...

The emotional and financial cost of the war in Afghanistan has been catastrophic.

Rise of the Taliban: Afghanistan’s Worst Crisis

Parth Mishra, AVRadio EIC September 2, 2021

After 25 years, the Taliban have regained control over Afghanistan. This rapid takeover is a result of President Joe Biden’s choice to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. Since the start of the...

Japan’s Covid-19 statistics continue to rise in all sectors: total cases, new cases since August 12th, total deaths, total vaccine doses given, new doses given since August 11th, and the number of people fully vaccinated.

Japan goes into a state of emergency after hosting Olympics

Ritika Gupta, AVT Page Editor August 26, 2021

After the long delayed Tokyo Olympics ended on August 8th, Japan has begun to see a spike in COVID-19 cases.   “Swimming is a sport where you don't really have to interact with other people too...

Kamala Harris is set to chair the U.S. Space Council

Kamala Harris is set to chair the U.S. Space Council

Auguste McDaniel, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Kamala Harris, the 49th Vice President of the United States, is going to take the lead of the United States Space Council in a spot previously held by Mike Pence from 2017. The Biden Administration recently...

Around 26.5 Million total COVID cases have been recorded in India.

COVID-19 Crisis in India

Soumya Rangan , Photo EIC May 24, 2021

Starting in Wuhan, China, the COVID virus has traveled the world. After more than a year of battling against this life-threatening disease, many countries have seen cases drop by the dozens in the last...

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