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US-China relations have evolved from initial engagement and cooperation to a complex and often tense relationship characterized by economic competition, geopolitical rivalry, and strategic disagreements.

Panda diplomacy: How have pandas become a symbol of the deteriorating relationship between China and the US?

Arlina Yang, Senior Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Panda diplomacy, also known as panda politics, is a practice that involves gifting giant pandas from China to other countries as a symbol of friendship and goodwill. Despite the brewing conflicts between...

The Red Square in Russia is a historically and culturally significant landmark, known for its iconic architecture and as a symbol of national pride.

Red Square attack: What do students need to know about the current state of the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

Anita Gautam, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Despite the escalating conflict in Ukraine, there have been no significant reports of attacks on Russian soil; nevertheless, during the evening of May 4, a drone strike targeted the Kremlin, the official...

JUUL, a popular e-cigarette brand, rose to prominence in recent years and became synonymous with the youth vaping epidemic, ultimately facing scrutiny for its role in fueling nicotine addiction among teenagers.

Australia to ban vaping: How feasible would such measures be for our local community?

Yatin Bayya, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Already having one of the highest cigarette prices in the world, Australia is expected to enact a full ban on the recreational use of vaping devices. These initiatives aim to make the product solely for...

Spanning centuries, Africa has been marked by a tumultuous history of conflict and turmoil, stemming from the enduring legacies of colonization, ethnic and religious tensions, and scarcity of resources.

Sudan experiences major turmoil: How does our perception of conflict in Africa dictate our response?

Zenil Koovejee and Preston Elliott May 13, 2023

During the past week, Sudan has experienced a major escalation of conflict between two political factions, greatly impacting the stability of the region and the lives of millions on the ground level. Despite...

Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 in order to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars.

Space X launches the most powerful rocket in history: What it means the new era of space exploration?

Amogh Belgal, Staff Writer May 10, 2023

In a historic feat on April 20, SpaceX successfully launched the Starship, measuring a whopping 394 feet in height and 29.5 feet in width (the largest rocket ever to be launched in the history of mankind)....

Turnitin.coms new AI detector for student essays has been praised for its remarkable accuracy in identifying AI-generated content.

Turnitin.com introduces AI detector: How is AI transforming the classroom and what is being done about it?

Jackie Pecavar, Staff Writer April 29, 2023

As artificial intelligence technology (AI) continues to evolve and proliferate, an increasing number of students are resorting to utilizing such resources to plagiarize essays, complete their homework...

The increased use of social media platforms has facilitated the rapid spread of misinformation in the form of news.

Just another video: How is social media impacting students and the political perspectives of the next generation?

Rishit Agnihotri, Staff Writer April 29, 2023

With the return from the COVID-19 pandemic, students in Pleasanton and around the country find themselves in a digital world where social media holds the power to influence their political perspectives. While...

Eid-al-Fitr, the Islamic festival of breaking fast, is a time for Muslims around the world to dress up and connect with friends and family.

Finishing the fast: Muslim communities around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Zaynah Shah, Amadon Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2023

As the sun sets on the final day of Ramadan, Muslims around the world tilt their heads upwards, searching for a sliver of white among the dark star-speckled sky. After a month of fasting, religious...

AUKCUS adds a new layer of geopolitical complexity to the maritime domain with the addition of nuclear submarine to Australias coast.

A historic alliance: What does AUCKUS mean for us and the world at large?

Case Bahl and Jalen Alami April 25, 2023

In the past couple of weeks, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom have strengthened their trilateral security pact (otherwise known as AUKUS) with President Joe Biden and Prime Ministers...

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...

China and Russia have had a complex history marked by periods of cooperation and tension, with their relationship evolving from ideological comrades during the Cold War to strategic partners in the present day.

Allies by convenience: What is the significance of Putin and Xi’s meeting in Moscow?

Jalen Alami, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

China’s President Xi Jinping has concluded a state visit to Moscow where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for nearly three full days. During the formal state visit, Putin and Xi drew attention...

Muslims celebrating Ramadan do not eat or drink anything - including water - until they break their fast after sunset for the evening meal, called iftar or fitoor.

Ramadan for Muslim communities around the globe: How does our local community celebrate?

Krithika Subramaniam, AVT Features Page Editor March 23, 2023

As the sun sets over the skyline, the call to prayer echoes through the city. The aroma of delectable dishes fills the air as families gather for their evening meal. It's that time of year again – Ramadan...

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