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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...

In 1992, AAPI Heritage Week was expanded and officially designated as AAPI Heritage Month to provide a broader platform for recognizing and appreciating the multifaceted contributions of such groups to the United States.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: How do students and our local community celebrate?

Rishit Agnihotri, Staff Writer May 21, 2023

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, communities across the nation (and at Amador) are joining hands to honor and highlight the rich cultural contributions, achievements,...

Abortions pills are provided by pharmaceutical companies such as Rite Aid and CVS.

The battle over abortion pills: How will women’s reproductive rights in California be impacted?

Preston Elliott, Staff Writer April 30, 2023

Earlier this month in Texas, federal judge Matthew Kacsmaryck called to suspend the FDA’s approval of the abortion pill ‘mifepristone’. Soon after this ruling, a Washington federal judge, Thomas...

Authorities have confirmed that the weapon used to commit the crime was a handgun (recovered near the Home Depot).

Shooting in Pleasanton: How has the gun control debate impacted our local community?

Zenil Koovejee, AVT World News & Politics Page Editor April 29, 2023

In the past month, a tragic incident unfolded at the Pleasanton Home Depot store, when employee Blake Mohs was fatally shot while confronting a shoplifting suspect.  This incident has once again brought...

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...

 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...

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...

A plant-based diet including vegetables, fruit, and whole grains can have many benefits for both ones health and the environment.

The Power of Plants: How can incorporating plant-based foods into your diet boost your health?

Ian Cha, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

Due to environmental, religious, or ethical reasons, many Amador students opt for a plant-based diet, which comes with several benefits for their health and the environment. “The main reason for me...

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...

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