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Trump administration unravels Obama-era policy with rollback of emission regulations

Trump administration unravels Obama-era policy with rollback of emission regulations

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Environment, News

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their final plans to reduce methane emission regulations, echoing previous moves by the Trump Administration to weaken climate legislation that controlled the production of emissions.  Climate scientists warn that fewer regulations on methane produc...

Dougherty’s new teachers are familiar faces

Dougherty’s new teachers are familiar faces

Megan Tsang and Pranav Chillappagari

October 15, 2018


Filed under Community, News

This school year, Dougherty Valley welcomes new teachers Mr. Samir Khatri and Ms. Shannon Hancock. Students from Gale Ranch Middle School and Windemere Ranch Middle School might recognize them from their old classes — both Khatri and Hancock taught at the respective schools just last year. Khat...

DV art classes get the funding they need

DV art classes get the funding they need

Riya Bindlish, Opinions Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Science & Tech

With an increase in the number of students enrolled in them and adequate funds from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Dougherty Valley art classes have been provided with all of the new technology that it needs. One class that has required more funding over time is Computer Arts and Gr...

“Lights,” camera, Homecoming

“Lights,” camera, Homecoming

Sarah Kim, Elaine Park, and Harshita Neralla

October 4, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Student Life

Featuring a theme of “Lights,” 2018 Homecoming will take place on Oct. 6, promising unique features in the form of vendors, video game stops, and more yet to be uncovered at the event. The theme was announced at last year’s Summer Rally, and preparations for the dance have been going on ever s...

Teachers enjoy immersive role-playing in tightly knit D&D group

Teachers enjoy immersive role-playing in tightly knit D&D group

Sasha Hassan and Harshita Neralla

October 4, 2018


Filed under News

Dice, druids and darklings: with such busy adult lives, it’s refreshing to learn that staff members in school can squeeze in the time to partake in whimsical games such as Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). At Dougherty Valley, several staff members have formed a tight-knit group to play Dungeons and Drag...

Clubs at Dougherty evolve under guidance from Leadership

Clubs at Dougherty evolve under guidance from Leadership

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Community, News

Dougherty Valley’s population has skyrocketed into the three thousands, with the largest freshman and sophomore classes in DV history. As a result, the club scene at Dougherty has had to evolve and grow with it, with Leadership spearheading a set of changes to make the system more organized. Whil...

New students find comfort in Dougherty’s diversity

Amruta Baradwaj, Assistant Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Community, Culture, News

Students who have lived a majority of their life in a different country find solace in the diversity of the San Ramon community and speak out as to why Dougherty’s campus provides a pleasant environment for them to adapt to. Ritika Sabharwal, a junior at Dougherty Valley, lived in Boston for the first...

In good faith: The Interfaith Council embraces coexistence

In good faith: The Interfaith Council embraces coexistence

Elisa Fang and Sraavya Sambara

October 3, 2018


Filed under Community, News

In an effort to bring together the perspectives of multiple faiths, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County has taken on the mission of embracing peaceful coexistence between different religions and building a community whose collective voice advocates for social change. Made up of 108 diff...

District opens the door to AP’s with open access policy

Vikram Balasubramanian, Opinions Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Community, News

District Spokesperson Elizabeth Graswich confirmed on Tuesday that San Ramon Valley Unified District has a blanket “open access AP Policy.” The policy, unveiled roughly two years ago, removes grade or testing requirements to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes, took the back-burner after th...

Kiva Fall Festival raises over $2,500 for entrepreneurs in third world countries

Kiva Fall Festival raises over $2,500 for entrepreneurs in third world countries

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Assistant Photography Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Web Exclusive

To fundraise for entrepreneurs in third world countries, on Sept. 22, the Dougherty Valley High School branch of Kiva Microfunds held their 2018 Fall Festival, featuring small businesses and charity associations. The festival itself was tailored to please a wide array of people, with a versatile...

Dougherty welcomes Wright and Cushner to counseling staff

Dougherty welcomes Wright and Cushner to counseling staff

Megan Tsang, Features Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Community, News

"I came from working with people who just barely arrived in this country to people that are headed out to live the American Dream," Mrs. Jennifer Wright, the newest addition to the DVHS staff, said. Wright will replace Kristin Cranmer as the new College and Career Coordinator at Dougherty for the...

Culture in the Community introduces Ten-Year Master Plan

Culture in the Community introduces Ten-Year Master Plan

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Culture, News

The city of San Ramon celebrated their diversity in the Culture in the Community event for the second year in a row. The city council suggested the Ten-Year Master Plan to further improve the well-being of San Ramon. The Parks and Community Services Department has taken the initiative to reach ou...

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