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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...

EU and the AstraZeneca vaccine

EU and the AstraZeneca vaccine

Yash Bachu, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe, various states and countries have demanded large amounts of vaccines. The EU in particular has made an agreement with AstraZeneca, the world’s...

Florida introduces new voting restrictions

Florida introduces new voting restrictions

Auguste McDaniel, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

Ever since the 2020 Presidential Election, Republican state representatives have been advocating for change amongst Republican states. That includes restricting voting in Florida, with Texas and other...

CRISPR will change society in the future. Scientists have different views on the direction CRISPR will take.

Gene editing and the reawakening of the eugenics debate

Yi (Steven) Yang, Staff writer May 21, 2021

The gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 has been on the news a lot lately, especially with its potential use to help treat COVID-19 and genetic diseases. It has been praised by the media and by the public alike,...

Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan

Aidan Bohen, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

President Joe Biden recently introduced a 2 trillion dollar plan that will upgrade the nation's infrastructure.   White House officials have released that the proposed spending will obtain 20,000...

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s 2021 Legislation

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s 2021 Legislation

Erika Yan, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan was re-elected last November to the California State Assembly, specifically the 16th Assembly District which includes Alameda County. She was first elected there in 2018, and her term...

On March 30, 2021, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

2020 Human Rights Report

Soumya Rangan , Staff Writer May 2, 2021

On March 30, 2021, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. It covered Worker Rights including forced and child labor, as well as discrimination...

Bidens cabinet is ready for anything that comes its way.

Meet Biden’s Cabinet

Casey Chang, Infographics Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

The United States President’s Cabinet has always held the imperative role of advising him. Looking at Biden’s Cabinet, one can see that it is the most diverse in our country's history. This will be...

How will Biden’s infrastructure plan combat climate change, and will it be effective?

How will Biden’s infrastructure plan combat climate change, and will it be effective?

Austin Coyne, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

On March 31, President Joe Biden announced a new infrastructure bill that places an emphasis on green energy. If signed into law by Congress, the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan would work to fight climate...

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