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Political symbols representing the Republican Party, Democratic Party, and Libertarian Party sit on a Monopoly board.

Conservative students urge for open discussions in the classroom

“After I [opened up about being] conservative, I got doxxed, cyberbullied, and my house got egged four times. I’ve gotten death threats,” one Dougherty Valley High School student revealed. “I...

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

Experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine
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...

School librarian, Allison Hussenet, looks through books ready for curbside pickup as part of the library's ongoing efforts to keep remote learners reading.

Online learning heightens learning gaps across the school district

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor April 1, 2021

The SRVUSD Board of Education presented evidence of significant learning loss among students on Jan. 12, an issue that school staff are now working to solve. Compared to the first semester of the 2019-2020...

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

Experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine
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...

The state legislature passes laws about a variety of topics, including education, financing and public health.

A comprehensive guide to the California State Legislature

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor March 26, 2021

The California State Legislature is a governing body made up of two chambers: the Senate and the Assembly. The Assembly is the lower chamber, meaning that assembly members generally have fewer constituents.  The...

New classes provide eye-opening experiences for educational diversity and AI programming

New classes provide eye-opening experiences for educational diversity and AI programming

Shereen Ahmed and Mahika Arya March 24, 2021

Next school year, Dougherty Valley is adding two new classes to its catalog for students to be able to take — Ethnic Studies and XR for Social Good. Read more about them below.   The power...

RECAP: PTSA Stories Build Bridges Speaker Series #2

Aria Khalique, Shereen Ahmed, and Thyra Beckley March 24, 2021

On March 23, the SRVUSD high school PTSA held their second event of their Stories Build Bridges Speaker Series with playwright and social justice activist, Irma Herrera performing pieces of her new one-woman...

Numerous obstacles prevent California's distribution from being effective and efficient

Obstacles to California’s vaccine rollout prevent a speedy recovery

Owen Spargo and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath March 23, 2021

Despite claims from Gov. Gavin Newsom that all Californians will have a vaccine by April 28, numerous obstacles are preventing this projection from becoming a possibility. A vaccine tracker by the Los...

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

Experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine
Mahika Arya, Web Manager 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 series of COVID-19 cases at Del Amigo High School, an alternative school in San Ramon, revealed unclear communication and a lack of understanding about how to protect special education students’ COVID-19 related needs within SRVUSD.

Confusion surrounding Del Amigo COVID-19 cases expose lack of transparency to keep students with special needs and school staff healthy

Shortly after Del Amigo High School, an alternative school within the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), reopened on Nov. 17, 2020, a COVID-19 outbreak occurred within the special education...

Two San Ramon FC players attempt to score a goal during a team shooting drill.

Local youth soccer clubs keep the ball rolling amidst COVID-19 safety regulations

Jade Wang and Soham Kinhikar March 13, 2021

Some players disclosed sensitive information about their clubs in this article under the condition of anonymity; pseudonyms are indicated with ‘*’. On March 11, 2020, Italian soccer club Juventus’...

The movie Bias discusses the inevitability of human bias and how it can be identified and addressed

Bias movie screening and panel starts conversations

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor March 12, 2021

On Feb. 4, Dougherty Valley and California High School PTSAs collaborated on a movie screening of “Bias” and a subsequent panel about the issues.  The movie explained how bias pervades every interaction...

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