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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


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California reincorporates cursive into education system

Alyssa Wu, Amadon Page Editor February 29, 2024

Starting in January of this year, cursive will be a mandatory part of English education in Californian elementary schools. Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 446 in October of last year, making it the 22nd...

On September 29, students watched news shows all about the death of Senator Dianne Feinstein. California Governor Gavin Newsom has since appointed Laphonza Butler, Democratic strategist and Kamala Harris adviser, to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat after Senator Feinsteins passing.

Farewell to a legacy: Dianne Feinstein, long-serving California senator, passes away at age 90

Zenil Koovejee, AVT Editor-In-Chief October 16, 2023

In the hushed corridors of power, where political sagas are written and rewritten, a chapter has come to a close. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a name etched in the annals of American politics, has taken her...

Companies such as Shell or Chevron are usually ranked highly for their quality in gas, claiming that their gas can help with the longevity of your car.

California gas prices rise once again: What is going on?

Yatin Bayya, AVT World News & Politics Page Editor October 10, 2023

Still trending upward, California gas prices climbed by 80 cents in the month of September and reached over 6 dollars, 55% higher than the national average. Several factors contribute toward the gas...

A digital drivers license owner cruises in his car through his neighborhood.

Coming soon to your digital wallet: California DMV begins testing digital driver’s licenses

Diego Sapriza, Senior Staff Writer September 29, 2023

The California DMV is introducing digital driver's licenses, offering residents a modern alternative to traditional physical licenses. The DMV emphasizes eliminating security flaws with this new system...

The heavy snowfall has blanketed the mountains of California, creating breathtaking winter landscapes but also posing challenges for transportation and recreation in the region.

California experiences unprecedented winter storm: Newsom declares state of emergency

Lexiss Marajas, Staff Writer March 18, 2023

In the past couple of weeks, California has been hit by a winter storm that has affected cities around the state, including those in the Bay Area. As a result of the heavy rainfall and snowstorms ravaging...

The official end of the COVID-19 pandemic has marked the end of mask-wearing for many individuals on campus and around the state.

Look back: California finally ends COVID-19 state of emergency

Andrew Xiao and Gyan Bhambhani March 13, 2023

In the past couple of weeks, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the end of California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency. Although the pandemic has been a tumultuous time for all, California and our local community...

In December, California was hit by widespread flooding due to heavy rainfall, causing damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure.

From parched to puddles: Has California’s massive rain storms ended the decades-long drought?

Jalen Alami, Senior Staff Writer February 15, 2023

California has experienced record rainfall during January and early February, calling into question the state of the region's drought. The heavy rainfall that occurred has been cited to have numerous benefits...

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