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Paul Vega powers performing arts program

Paul Vega powers performing arts program

Meghan Dhillon

October 22, 2018


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art, People

The lights dim in the theater, the plush velvet curtains open and the show begins. The silent creator behind each of the beautiful productions here at DVHS, Mr. Paul Vega has been involved in theater arts since he was 11 years old. However, he has played more roles than just the passionate teacher he ...

DV Drama preps for “LOVE/SICK”

Taylor Atienza and Amruta Baradwaj

September 26, 2018


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art

DVHS’ Theatre Arts students have started preparations for their fall production “LOVE/SICK” to begin the 2018-2019 school year, pursuing their new theme of inclusivity and diversity while acclimating new students to the program. “LOVE/SICK”—the brainchild of playwright John Cariani—co...

D.V. rapper Jonan: The Barzbarian isn’t afraid to face the music

Daniel Shen, Managing Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art, People

“If it wasn’t for music, I probably wouldn’t even be here today.” To Jonan Harris-Beck, better known as JonanTheBarzbarian on the online audio-sharing platform SoundCloud, music is everything. In the eyes of many his music may sound like mainstream bubblegum rap. In reality, the high school junior’s songs reflect personal experiences and social themes much different from, and mature than, the standard. Many of his ideas come from the personal conflicts he faced in his ...

DV’s drama program provides a slick version of the classic “Grease”

DV’s drama program provides a slick version of the classic “Grease”

Elisa Fang and Pranav Chillappagari

March 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art, Reviews

An excited chatter filled the space in anticipation, and lively discussions of the cast, people’s love for “Grease” and the homework to procrastinate on could be heard before the lights went dim. We went opening night, Feb. 1, and it was packed as was expected with the amount of publicity this mu...

Dougherty’s Winter Dance Show puts the “Win” in Winter

Skyler Spears and Katie Williams

January 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, Dougherty Valley presented its annual Winter Dance Show in the Performing Arts Center. Students from Dance 2, 3 and 4 performed a total of 30 dances ranging in style on the stage. The Winter Dance show serves not only to showcase talented performers, but also as a fundraiser for the Dougherty Valley Dance program. It is one of two shows the program puts on throughout the school year. A unique as...

“Grease:” A preview of Dougherty’s 2018 drama musical

“Grease:” A preview of Dougherty’s 2018 drama musical

Amanda Su and Elisa Fang

January 20, 2018


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art

The Dougherty Valley’s Drama Program will put on the highly anticipated musical classic “Grease” from Feb. 1-4, bringing to the stage new faces playing characters not often seen on Dougherty’s campus. “'Grease' is a musical that’s been around since the seventies — it takes place in the...

“Face It” art gallery is more than meets the eye

Elaine Park, Arts and Graphics Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art

The SRVUSD “Face It” student art gallery gave students the chance to showcase their art to the community. Students used their art to display the different viewpoints they have on the hardships they’ve faced. The works range from self portraits to impressionist pieces on mediums stretching from...

“Out Town” presents a complicated tale of American life

Elisa Fang and Amruta Baradwaj

December 1, 2017


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art, Reviews

Here’s the thing about “Our Town.” We didn’t understand it. In fact, we’re not even sure if we truly understand it now. We went into DVHS Drama Program’s performance of the Thornton Wilder play with the expectation that this would be straightforward —  but we were approaching a ...

Dougherty’s musicians shine and display mastery in final concert of year

Arul Kirubakaran, Maitri Parikh, and Natalie Rubio-Licht

May 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art

The musicians of Dougherty Valley High School concluded the musical year with the strongest, most energetic, and soulful and passionate performances of the year, from the dramatic intensity of Treble Clef’s performance of “Dies Irae” to the energy and rhythm of Jazz Band’s “Little Big Gumbo”....

Dougherty’s musicians gear up for the final concert of the year

Natalie Rubio-Licht and Maitri Parikh

May 19, 2017


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art

The final concert for instrumental music and choir is right around the corner, and the music program is prepared to display their best sounds yet for the audience. Although their repertoire isn’t completely established, each choir has a wide array of pieces prepared that exhibit their vast improve...

Dougherty Valley alumni Mo Zhao is breaking barriers within professional music

Natalie Rubio-Licht and Vikram Balasubramanian

February 5, 2017


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art, People

Within the Dougherty Valley academic community, music is largely overlooked. As seen in a Tribune Poll, students do not see a career in the music industry as a viable future, heavily favoring STEM fields. However, one DV alumni to carve a different path is Mo Zhao. Mo Zhao graduated Dougherty Valley High Scho...

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