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Not-so-secret prank war continues to bring teachers together

Not-so-secret prank war continues to bring teachers together

Steven Deng, Amruta Baradwaj, and Sarah Kim

January 13, 2020

In spite of the tension beginning to peak on campus as finals week approaches, a touch of lightness and fun still springs forth from an unlikely source in the 1000s building — the teacher prank war. With fresh new players (victims) added to the fray, the tradition continues this year, featuring the execut...

Food waste litters Dougherty halls

Food waste litters Dougherty halls

Anika Garg, Steven Deng, and Harshita Neralla

January 8, 2020

At Dougherty Valley High School, abandoned lunch trays filled with leftover food are a common sight. Littering the quad, hallways and stairwells, these lonely trays are indicative of a sinister lurking issue: food waste.  Food waste contributes more to climate change than nearly any country; acco...

Mr. Shieh teaches the academically driven

Shereen Ahmed and Sneha Cheenath

January 6, 2020

Mr. Alexander Shieh took his first, full-time teaching job at Dougherty this year as an Algebra II and Accelerated Algebra II teacher. But before he found his love for teaching, Shieh was pursuing a marketing degree at UC Davis. “The marketing degree made me realize my love for math. However, in...

Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord

Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

December 27, 2019

On Nov. 4, President Donald Trump put in a notice that the U.S. would leave the Paris Climate Accord in exactly one year, which will be exactly one day after the upcoming presidential election. By United Nations rules, the first day Trump would have been allowed to do so was Nov. 4, three years aft...

Rapper Juice Wrld, 21, dead after experiencing seizures en route to Chicago

Soham Kinhikar

December 17, 2019

Rapper and singer Jarrad Higgins, popularly known as “Juice Wrld,” was pronounced dead on Dec. 8 after suffering from seizures on a private flight to Chicago.  Flying into Chicago from LA, Juice Wrld was admitted to the hospital. Officials say that he died from cardiac arrest due to uncontrollable s...

SRVEA raises concerns about recent principal selection process

Daniel Shen and Caroline Lobel

December 17, 2019

In a Nov. 12 letter to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) voiced opposition to the process by which Dougherty Valley High School Principal Evan Powell was appointed to permanently succeed former head Dave Kravitz. The teachers...

A Guide to Co-Star and Astrology for Beginners

Sanjana Ranganathan, Opinions Editor

December 11, 2019

Co-Star has quickly become one of the most highly rated and used apps on the Apple store, standing at a steady 4.9/5 stars among 70.8k reviews and has had over 3 million downloads. And with Co-Star’s rise so has astrology’s general popularity - especially among Generation Z and millennials.  While a...

San Ramon housing crisis prices teachers out

San Ramon housing crisis prices teachers out

Sraavya Sambara, Vivian Kuang, Sanjana Ranganathan, Michael Han, and Sneha Cheenath

December 6, 2019

Former Dougherty Valley High School math teacher Mr. Colin O’Haire spent the first nine years of his teaching career in San Ramon. Yet as rent increased, he and his wife, who also taught in San Ramon, struggled to find a comfortable house for their growing family — even on two full-time teacher s...

Special appearances add flavor to Skate Park anniversary

Special appearances add flavor to Skate Park anniversary

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

November 28, 2019

On Nov. 2, the San Ramon Valley Fire Department and US Olympics skateboarding coach enlightened San Ramon Skate Park’s 20th Anniversary festival with their special appearances. Skateboarders of all ages and levels were casually practicing their hobby at the celebrations. However, majority of the s...

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton visit Danville to promote new book on female empowerment

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton visit Danville to promote new book on female empowerment

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

November 28, 2019

Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton and former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton visited Danville on Oct. 20 as part of their book tour, promoting “The Book of Gutsy Women.” Hundreds of people flooded the SRV gym to hear an uplifting conversation on female empowerment and how t...

Social Justice projects capture student and staff attention around campus

Social Justice projects capture student and staff attention around campus

Daniel Shen, Sheyda Ladjevardi, Jade Wang, and Mehek Kandru

November 26, 2019

Last month, more than a dozen Social Justice projects were displayed around Dougherty Valley High School, drawing attention to their portrayals of current issues such as school shootings and sexual assault. Despite being criticized by some for glorifying their subject matters, the projects received ...

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