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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


With the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, students must make a choice on which personal precautions to continue taking, such as masking and quarantining.

Students no longer required to quarantine after being in contact with COVID-19

Ian Cha, Senior Staff Writer August 29, 2023

This school year, COVID-19 restrictions have loosened, no longer requiring students to quarantine after being in contact with someone who has had the virus. “Right now for students, COVID is being...

 Hand sanitizers played a vital role in daily life during the pandemic, and numerous students on campus still use them as a precautionary measure.

Biden ends COVID-19 national emergency: What does this mean for us?

Rishit Agnihotri, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

On April 10, President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan congressional resolution that officially terminates the national emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic three years after it was initially implemented.  H.J....

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...

Numerous theories regarding the origin of the pandemic have proliferated online and on social media, highlighting the widespread confusion surrounding this issue.

Division in intelligence: US Department of Energy reports that COVID-19 may have originated in lab

Zenil Koovejee, AVT World News & Politics Page Editor March 12, 2023

Almost three years after COVID-19 sparked global catastrophe, newly updated intelligence reports have suggested that the pandemic most likely originated from a laboratory leak in China.  “There has...

Created in 1947, the Doomsday Clock was originally set to 7 minutes before midnight, with the furthest it has been totaling 17 minutes away.

Scientific community moves Doomsday Clock 10 seconds forward

Yatin Bayya, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

An annual tradition for the past 76 years, the doomsday clock measures the state of the world, where midnight represents reaching a global catastrophe. Last Tuesday, it was moved 10 seconds forward, making...

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