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France ban on chick culling takes step forward for animal rights

France ban on chick culling takes step forward for animal rights

Aditi Lappathi and Eva Shen

March 21, 2020

Countless chickens are hatched in order to produce the 65 billion chickens that are consumed each year. However, male chicks are deemed unpalatable, resulting in the deaths of seven billion chicks annually. This process, known as chick culling, is more common than we like to think, since most of ...

2020 census increases its accessibility and diversity

Sarah Kim, Jade Wang, Michael Han, and Daniel Shen

March 13, 2020

The Census Bureau will conduct its decennial census from March 12 to July 31, this year with more comprehensive race choices as well as an online option. The Bureau sends out surveys to U.S. civilians in order to collect crucial information needed for population counting, federal and state budgets,...

SRVEA and SRVUSD reach tentative contract agreement

SRVEA and SRVUSD reach tentative contract agreement

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

March 13, 2020

On March 10, at 5:30 a.m., the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) and San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) announced “a comprehensive tentative agreement that resolves all items in their contract negotiations” that would be in place from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. The...

Recent string of robberies remain unsolved

Recent string of robberies remain unsolved

Aditi Lappathi, Assistant News Editor

March 8, 2020

San Ramon families have fallen victim to a string of burglaries that began Nov. 2019. The burglars, who enter unoccupied homes to steal jewelry and other valuables, have yet to be caught. Many families across San Ramon have been affected by this group of burglars, but their identities have not been...

Australian bushfires spark activism at Australian Open

Australian bushfires spark activism at Australian Open

Aria Khalique, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

The Australian Open began on Sunday, Jan. 19, in spite of poor air quality caused by the Australian bushfires. Though the Melbourne Arena wasn’t directly affected by the fires, poor air quality still affected some players, inspiring activism in many. World No. 180 Dalia Jakupovic suffered a sev...

Many teens are unaware of the United States Census: Why is this a problem?

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

“I have heard of the census, but I don’t know what it is,” Dougherty Valley High School sophomore Sydney Mock said. “I think it’s a document?” “Even though I know what the census is, I don’t know why it’s important,” Saadhvi Natarajan, another sophomore at Dougherty Valley High School, ...

Teacher union poised to strike

Teacher union poised to strike

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

February 28, 2020

The San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) is currently at impasse with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) after the mediation stage of contract negotiations was unsuccessful.  In addition to discussing an improved contract, the teacher’s union also continues to push for...

Violence in schools prompts restrictions on wearing hoodies

Jade Wang and Owen Spargo

February 26, 2020

After recent safety bans on hoodies at schools nationwide, DVHS expresses its concerns on how such a ban would affect student life, including daily wardrobes and clubs, on its own campus. West Monroe High School banned hoodies a few months ago; Uplift Community High School started a hoodie ban at...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for Contra Costa residents

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for Contra Costa residents

Daniel Shen, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

In this situation, information could change rapidly. Please refer to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) or other similarly reputable sources for the latest updates. ...

Contra Costa County reaches out to hard-to-count communities

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

February 21, 2020

The 2020 Census is set to collect responses from every household in the United States starting on Apr. 1, but there are many communities that are difficult to account for, known as hard-to-count (HTC) communities. Contra Costa County is doing its part to make sure the people in these communities are rep...

An overview of the 2020 Democratic candidates

Sneha Cheenath and Oce Bohra

February 21, 2020

Warren Background: Senator Elizabeth Warren started her professional career as a public school special needs teacher. She then graduated from law school and started teaching law at various universities. She entered national politics under the Bush and Obama administrations, and she created t...

2020 census poses challenges for ethnic minorities

Lauren Chen, Copy Editor

February 16, 2020

In June 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration was not allowed to include the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” on the 2020 census, which is meant to be given to every household in the country. The Trump administration had justified this question by ...

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