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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)....

 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....

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...

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...

The site of the recently approved Willow Project includes snow-capped mountains in Alaskas North Slope.

Tug-of-war between economy and environment: What does the Willow Project mean for us?

Dhanush Gowda, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

On March 13, President Joe Biden announced the approval of the Willow Project, a multi-decade oil drilling venture within Alaska's North Slope, amid ongoing debates concerning its environmental impact...

A group of female students from AVJ pose for a photograph to commemorate International Womens Day, celebrating and acknowledging the invaluable contributions of women in society.

Women’s History Month: How is it celebrated both locally and globally?

Case Bahl, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

During the month of March, people around the world celebrated Women's History Month, a month-long festivity that pays homage to the achievements and contributions of women. The commemoration serves as...

On campus, Andrew Xiao (23) and Preston Elliott (24) shake hands in light of the recent tension.

State of US-China relations: What are the dynamics of this reimagined Cold War?

Parsa Hassanpour, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Tensions between the US and China are not anything new -- the dynamics between the two superpowers have dominated the global arena for decades. Now, America is taking unprecedented action. With the CHIPS...

BART and Union Pacific are two separate rail systems that operate on different tracks in the San Francisco Bay Area, with BART serving as a public transportation system and Union Pacific primarily transporting freight.

Off the rails: Ohio derailment sparks concerns over local rail safety

Jalen Alami, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

According to data from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were at least 1,164 train derailments last year throughout the US, or around three daily. Despite being a common phenomena, recent derailments...

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 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...

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...

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