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Paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate price: San Ramon Valley’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate price: San Ramon Valley’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Amanda Su, Editor in Chief

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Photos, Showcase

To start off the 12th annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the San Ramon Valley Exchange Club, emcee and former Club president Karen Stepper, told the audience, “Every year I get asked, believe it or not, why are here each year, why are we still doing this?” She paused. “Because it...

Resistance & persistence

Resistance & persistence

Amanda Su, Editor In Chief

August 26, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Photos, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Background and Summary In response to recent widespread violence and divisive rhetoric, Women’s March Contra Costa County brought more than 800 people together, including local action groups, on Aug. 26 to create the human banner “END HATE!" The exclamation mark at the end was made up almost entirely o...

They left Vietnam, but Vietnam never left them

They left Vietnam, but Vietnam never left them

Amanda Su, Managing Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

2,594,000 personnel served within the borders of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Of those who served, only approximately 850,000 veterans are still alive today. Of those who served, 97 percent were honorably discharged. Of those who served, 91 percent are proud to have served their country (Veterans...

“The Long Ride to Free Them”

Sasha Hassan and Kingsun Cheung

April 28, 2017


Filed under Features, News

One man hauls a rhino from Blaine, Wash. to San Diego, Calif. April 17 couldn’t come fast enough for Matt Meyer, who was itching to take to the streets. The grueling 59-day journey by bike has been his dream for the past two years. According to 2013’s South African poaching figures, a rhino is killed eve...

2017-2018 Student Body Elections

April 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Ms. Dennis brings a new element to DVHS Chemistry

Ms. Dennis brings a new element to DVHS Chemistry

Elisa Fang, Sasha Hassan, and Kavin Kumaravel

February 10, 2017


Filed under Features, News

In the 2016-17 school year, Ms. Karen Dennis debuted as the science department’s newest addition, taking on Chemistry and Honors Chemistry classes. Her teaching career began in Plano, Texas in the 1970’s, the city where she was raised. From there, Ms. Dennis accumulated 10 years of teaching ex...

The Behind the Scenes of Instafame

Kathryn Williams, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Features, News

In a technology based, smart phone addicted 21st century modern society we live in, a new sort of fame has risen, social media stardom.   Thousands of people worldwide have risen to the top of social media, gaining thousands of followers and likes every day on many different sites. Instagram, Yout...

Dougherty Valley alumni Mo Zhao is breaking barriers within professional music

Natalie Rubio-Licht and Vikram Balasubramanian

February 5, 2017


Filed under A&E, Features

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...

Dougherty’s newest English teachers spin their own stories

Dougherty’s newest English teachers spin their own stories

Sasha Hassan & Kavin Kumaravel, Arts & Entertainment Editor & Staff Writer

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

 Of the five new teachers in the English department, Ashley DeGrano and Rebecca Uscian contribute to the Dougherty Valley High School’s community with each of their new and innovative projects such as StoryCorps and a Social Justice class, respectively. DeGrano attended school for her undergrad at Son...

Pike lights up a quiet library

Pike lights up a quiet  library

Anika Garg, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Kerri Pike, librarian at Dougherty Valley, shares some insight into how much effort goes into keeping our vast library an exciting place for learning. With her unique position as “Teacher Librarian,” it is Ms. Pike’s duty to oversee the budget, purchasing decisions, program development (like chall...

Volleyball Captain Cynthia Zhu sets team up for success

Isabel Ting, News Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

After 24 high school volleyball games over the course of four years, senior player Cynthia Zhu has come a long way since freshman year. Starting off with zero experience in the sport on the freshman team, she is now one of the three team captains as well as one of the most crucial players. Zhu re...

Officer Katie Williams puts police stereotypes to a(r)rest

Officer Katie Williams puts police stereotypes to a(r)rest

Amanda Su, Managing Editor

December 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life

“I don’t want students look at me and think ‘oh no! there’s the po-po’ but instead ‘hey! Officer Williams is here to help’.” Officer Katie Williams joined the DVHS staff as the School Resource Officer [school police officer] at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year and joine...

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