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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


The younger generation has increasingly embraced digital platforms like Apple Pay for their banking and purchasing needs, largely neglecting the traditional wallet and physical cards.

The future of wallets: How do bank failures reflect the evolution of financial institutions in the modern age?

Jalen Alami, Staff Writer May 9, 2023

In the past week, First Republic Bank has become the next victim in a series of bank failures that have plagued the United States and the world. Being acquired by JPMorgan Chase just weeks after the Silicon...

With over 40,000 clients, Silicon Valley Bank was a top choice for many smaller businesses and technology startups in the Bay Area and across the nation.

Banking on innovation: How does the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank impact our local community?

Yatin Bayya, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

March 10th marked the second biggest bank failure in US history: the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Being the 16th largest bank nationwide, SVB was a major provider to venture-backed startups and...

Despite massive missile strikes, the Ukrainian banking system continues to operate without interruption thanks to the National Bank of Ukraines constant contact with banks and implementation of necessary measures.

Russia-Ukraine conflict sparks entrepreneurial spirit around the world

Gyan Bhambhani, AVT Health & Wellness Page Editor March 29, 2023

Amidst the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the unwavering entrepreneurial spirit of communities across the globe has emerged as a source of hope and inspiration. From the emergence of social...

The exorbitant cost of higher education in the United States compels numerous students to resort to student loans, personal savings, or loans from relatives to cover their university tuition expenses.

Supreme Court to take on Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan: how could Amador students be affected?

Preston Elliott, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

Last summer, the Biden Administration announced a plan to forgive up to $20,000 of student debt for individuals nationwide. However, due to immense backlog stemming from the Supreme Court, the current...

Gautam Adani, the founder and chairman of the Adani Group, was born on June 24, 1962, in a small town in Gujarat, India.

Gautam Adani loses billions: What can we learn from his story?

Gyan Bhambhani, AVT Health & Wellness Page Editor February 21, 2023

The Adani Group, led by billionaire Gautam Adani, has suffered a massive decline in market value and net worth following accusations of stock-price manipulation, fraud, and money laundering by investment...

The debt ceiling is a statutory limit set by the US Congress on the amount of national debt that can be issued by the Treasury and has been in place since 1917.

Holding the nation hostage: How can the US debt ceiling impact our community?

Rishit Agnihotri, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

The US government is once again facing the issue of raising the debt ceiling in a high-stakes political showdown that could potentially host damaging effects for the entire country.  While they have...

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