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DVHS senior class officers host prom amidst setbacks by the COVID-19 pandemic

Olivia Phongsa, Jennifer Sheng, and Grace Zhao June 3, 2021

The DVHS senior class officers held the Mask-querade Prom on campus on May 14, the culmination of a planning process brokered by the COVID-19 pandemic. A typical DVHS prom takes place at the California...

As India struggles with the COVID-19 crisis, members of the Indian diaspora try to communicate with family members and friends affected by the virus

The Indian diaspora in San Ramon helps loved ones overseas amid COVID-19 crisis

Anaisha Das, Assistant Web Manager May 28, 2021

The Indian diaspora in San Ramon finds ways to help and communicate with loved ones amid the devastating surge of COVID-19 cases in India.   As restrictions begin to ease and more people are vaccinated...

This infographic provides an overview of the process of obtaining a driving permit in California, from applying for the test to submitting required forms to visiting the office, using text and supplementary images.

A guide to driver’s license testing during COVID-19 lockdown

Jiayu Zhan and Boomika Velineni May 24, 2021

Driver’s licenses are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) after a person has been tested to meet the requirements for safe driving. Since the tests are all in-person, the process has recently...

Dr. Shruthi Dogra continues her practice with utmost vigilance, keeping both staff and patients safe during the pandemic

Behind the Vac-Scene: Dr. Shruthi Dogra experiences new challenges with her new dental practice

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath, Journey Manager April 16, 2021

Starting her new dental practice a few weeks before the pandemic took hold of the country, Dr. Shruthi Dogra faced new challenges. “I think it's been more stressful in a way because you're responsible...

DVHS Spanish Teacher Leah Ottey is excited to be able to see her friends as well as her students in person after being vaccinated

Behind the Vac-Scene: Leah Ottey feels hopeful for a vaccinated future, in and out of school

Aditi Lappathi, News Editor April 2, 2021

“When you see the huge line of people that are also getting [the coronavirus vaccine], it feels like this finally is going to be coming to a close. You're like, oh, I'm just one of like 6000 people that...

Johann Somerville (left) is pictured with his two close friends and colleagues, Brandon Croker (middle) and Jeff Vangene (right).

Behind the Vac-Scene: Johann Somerville is hopeful for a return to a social learning environment

Jade Wang, Opinions Editor March 26, 2021

It’s 3:05 p.m. on a Wednesday. The Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS) campus has been deserted for almost a year, but slowly, teachers are returning to campus to gather necessary teaching materials...

Dr. Rakhi Mehrotra wears her PPE in the Pediatric respiratory/COVID clinic at the hospital

Behind the Vac-Scene: Dr. Rakhi Mehrotra sees major changes in hospital with development of COVID-19

Mahika Arya, Web Editor in Chief March 19, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, Dr. Rakhi Mehrotra faced a new reality working in hospitals.  “After COVID stuck, it really changed the way our day looks now. As soon as the lockdown happened,...

A gloved hand holds a dosage of COVID-19 vaccine and a syringe needle with a green checkmark to the left of the hand.

Three people who want the COVID-19 vaccine voice their opinions

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

On Dec. 11, 2020, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, it has been a topic that many people have talked about, with some people voicing their opinions....

Dougherty Valley sports cancelled until further notice

Dougherty Valley sports cancelled until further notice

Alina Mohammadian, Staff Writter January 28, 2021

As the second wave of COVID-19 hits, Dougherty Valley sports are cancelled to accommodate serious state safety protocols to keep athletes safe. Winter has begun and so has the second spike in coronavirus...

Celebrating the holiday cheer becomes even more important during the pandemic.

Fun things to do during the Holiday Season!

Shereen Ahmed, Ariel Wang, and Helen Kang December 25, 2020

It is officially that time of the year! During the holiday season, many gather around with friends to take pictures in front of a tree, to go Christmas caroling, to exchange gifts, or to invite loved ones...

Due to the second lockdown, gyms were required to move business outdoors, resulting in more difficulties.

Contra Costa County’s second lockdown may threaten small businesses

Leanne Park, Staff Writer December 20, 2020

On Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, Contra Costa County began their second lockdown which will last till Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The new lockdown brings a sense of déjà vu - there are mask mandates in every corner,...

If you are going out to trick-or-treat, you should take some precautions for safety. //Istock

Beating the Odds for Trick-or-Treating During the Pandemic

Aatif Ahmed, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Halloween is a popular event that almost 172 million people partake in. It is a fun way to celebrate Halloween with your friends or family. Trick-or-treating on Halloween night first started in the 1930s,...

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