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The Rise of Chinpreme: From inside joke to schoolwide movement

The Rise of Chinpreme: From inside joke to schoolwide movement

Armaan Rashid and Amanda Su

October 26, 2017


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Chinpreme is not a cult. At the heart of “Chinpreme” — the name a portmanteau of the popular clothing brand Supreme and senior Chinmay Pulapa’s own name — are Pulapa’s friends, who started the loose movement as, mostly, a joke. “It’s just a hype thing,” senior Nimish Madhure said. ...

Poverty lurks behind the Tri-Valley’s guilded mask

Poverty lurks behind the Tri-Valley’s guilded mask

Maitri Parikh and Oce Bohra

October 26, 2017


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The Tri-Valley, land of median incomes nearing to $130,000 a household, wineries and the not-so-rare occasion when three or more Teslas line up before one stoplight, has a secret. For many, it’s impossible to believe that poverty of any kind can coexist with housing prices that soar to the millions ...

Amber Rose Slutwalk paves the way to ending rape culture

Skyler Spears, Photography Editor

October 26, 2017


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  Kicking off in Los Angeles, the Amber Rose SlutWalk filled the streets with people from all races, religions and backgrounds protesting sexual injustice and gender inequality. Amber Rose makes no claim to starting the SlutWalk, or even creating the term, but she does hope to bring awa...

From Cairo to California

From Cairo to California

Riya Bindlish, Anika Garg, and Sraavya Sambara

October 26, 2017


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“Whatever I’m going to do is not going to be one percent of what they did for me,” says sophomore Rana Razkalla, her eyes shining with quiet appreciation for her parents’ sacrifices to give her the chance at a better future. Last year, Razkalla moved halfway around the world from Cairo, E...

Cultural celebration sheds light on diversity

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


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It was Sept. 15, the day of the Culture in the Community Celebration. In front of the Community Center was a wave of the flags of 27 different countries. Many DVHS student volunteers also showed up to help visitors participate in activities such as the Chalk Art Showcase in front of the building. At le...

The history of Homecoming

Aria Khalique, Guest Contributor

October 10, 2017


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It’s that time of year again. All buildings are decorated, leadership is getting ready for rallies and all anybody can talk about is the game. Homecoming is an age-old tradition that takes place a few weeks after school starts. It traditionally consists of rallies, parades, crowning of royalty, a...

Global social media challenge sparks terror: Blue Whale challenge

Anika Garg and Riya Bindlish

September 28, 2017


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Whales carved into arms. Teenagers jumping off roofs. Over 100 suicides committed worldwide. The Blue Whale Challenge is an online game created in Russia that encourages kids to commit suicide, and has claimed approx. 130 lives in Russia (the origin of the game), India, several countries in Europe...

Promising developments emerge in cancer research

Maitri Parikh and Oce Bohra

September 28, 2017


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On Aug. 30, the Food and Drug Administration green-lighted the first gene therapy for leukemia, a landmark decision that opened the door to a new wave of cancer treatments. Revolutionary in its approach, the treatment, marketed as Kymriah by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, will be administered to a grou...

New class Hero’s Journey blasts off at Dougherty

Sraavya Sambara and Pranav Chillappagari

September 28, 2017


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English teacher Mrs. Jessica Tsuji is teaching the new Hero’s Journey class at Dougherty Valley High School in an effort to start conversations about what it means to be a literary hero, and how it applies to real life. In the senior English course,  students analyze the characteristics of heroe...

San Ramon celebrates 150 years of community

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

September 28, 2017


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At the Crow Canyon Iron Horse Trail Crossing, San Ramon citizens of all ages waited along with San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson and Commissioner Philip G. O’Loane to begin the 1.5 mile walk to City Hall of Sept. 9 to celebrate 150 years of community in San Ramon. Mayor Clarkson and Commissioner O’Lo...

Colard makes a strong cultural connection at Dougherty

Sasha Hassan and Kavin Kumaravel

September 28, 2017


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  With seven years of teaching experience and plenty of enthusiasm, Mrs. Sarah Colard is Dougherty’s newest French III teacher.   Born in France, Colard moved to Cameroon when she was nine months old, where she lived for 13 years until her parents’ divorce. She then returned to F...

Dreamers in jeopardy after DACA repeal

Taylor Atienza, Co-News Editor

September 28, 2017


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Illustration by Sarah Kim and Elaine Park On Sept. 5, the Trump administration announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an immigration policy signed by President Obama intended to protect over 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, although a strategy that would allow the...

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