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The Queens death triggers doubts over the monarchy in Commonwealth realms.

The British Commonwealth: past, present, and future

Parth Mishra, Podcast Editor September 27, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 on 8 September 2022 at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. In her passing she leaves behind her family, the throne of the United Kingdom, and more significantly, her position as...

The death of Queen Elizabeth marked the end of an era that spanned decades.

A life of selfless service: Queen Elizabeth II dies at the age of 96

Zenil Koovejee, AVtv Show Producer September 27, 2022

This past week, the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the world have come to a standstill in light of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch to embrace the British throne and...

As the biggest war in Europe ever since World War Two unravels before our eyes between Russia and Ukraine, a similar conflict brews in the background between China and Taiwan for reunification (Arlina Yang).

“Reunification and Restriction”: Parallel between Taiwan and Ukraine

Arlina Yang, AVTV Segments EIC June 1, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ever since February has drawn a sharp similarity to the brewing tension for reunification between China and Taiwan that also began months ago with increased military activity...

Less COVID restrictions leads to more flu cases

Less COVID restrictions leads to more flu cases

Thomas Kim, Page Editor May 31, 2022

  As Covid cases have stabled out–regulations have been eased–including masks coming off all around the country. Through the past few years of strict quarantines, mask policies, and social...

Bitcoin has crashed before, but the crash of stablecoin has investors worried.

Steep drop in cryptocurrency creates panic

Thomas Kim, Page Editor May 31, 2022

Cryptocurrency is what many believed to be the next big technological advancement in the world, but a recent crash has created uncertainty regarding the future implementation of crypto. “Personally,...

AP Precalculus is a new course that will be added to the fall of the 2023 school year, but Amador students will not be affected.

Collegeboard adds new AP Pre-Calculus course

Karissa Yeung, Staff Writer May 30, 2022

On May 17, the Advanced Placement Program announced the launch of Advanced Placement Precalculus as a new course addition to the fall of 2023. AP courses are faster paced compared to regular courses and...

The process for joining NATO is not an easy one.

Finland and Sweden apply for NATO membership, and russia’s response is one of resignation

Parth Mishra, AVRadio EIC May 30, 2022

As the war in Ukraine escalates and more countries are becoming involved with the condemned conflict, Russia’s threats of global war have started to lessen in impact. As an example of this power shift,...

The “Temporary Pass the residents need to get out of their residential area. The pass can only be used once per day, and a resident can go outside 2 times from 5/22 to 5/26, for 4 hours max each time.

Shanghai lockdown ripple effects

Mark Zhou and Sharon Jiang May 30, 2022

When COVID cases suddenly rose to tens of thousands per day in March, China enforced new lockdown policies and put its economy to a halt. In Shanghai, China’s richest city, the Zero Covid Policy...

During Wellness Week, AV Counselors distributed self-care toolkits for students at the quad during lunch.

The history and impact of Mental Health Awareness Month

Tejasvini Ramesh, Staff Writer May 28, 2022

In 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month was established to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. This was largely due to World War II, as there was an increasing number of soldiers experiencing...

California public universities continue to push to put less emphasis on the SAT and ACT

CSUs stop accepting the ACT and SAT

Katy Clark, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

The CSU’s have announced that they will not use the SAT or ACT anymore for college admissions to any of their 23 campuses. This decision does not come as a shock, as the CSU’s– along with the UC’s–have...

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,...

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