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The student news site of Amador Valley High School


The student news site of Amador Valley High School


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...

Title 42 has been a subject of controversy and legal challenges, with critics arguing that its use for expelling migrants without giving them an opportunity to seek asylum violates their rights under domestic and international law.

Trump immigration policy disbanded: How has perceptions surrounding the American Dream evolved over time?

Parsa Hassanpour, AVT World News & Politics Page Editor May 21, 2023

Following COVID concerns in 2020, the Trump administration enacted Title 42, a temporary measure to slow down immigration, especially across the US-Mexico border.  The measure prevented illegal migrants...

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,...

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)....

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...

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...

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...

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