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Taste foundation takes a step backwards

Claire Zhang, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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Makeup brand Tarte’s new Shape Tape foundation instantly raised controversy and discussion over its limited shade range after its initial release on Jan. 15. The popular brand is known for its successful and bestselling Shape Tape Concealer, a full coverage concealer with a matte finish. When it...

Black History Month: #28 Days

Harmonie Yacob, Assistant Photography Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Community News, International, News

African Americans and their commitments to American culture are respected every February with Black History Month. Throughout the many years of celebrating Black History Month, the primary focus has been the struggles of African Americans in history. This month, let’s choose to review the downfalls,...

Behind barbed wire: Remembering Japanese Internment in America

Megan Tsang, Taylor Atienza, and Vikram Balasubramanian

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Profiles

“Follow me.” My grandma leads me through shoji doors my grandpa built by hand and past bookshelves lined with family photo albums. She’s smiling, as she always is, and pulls out an aged book coming apart at the seams. The front cover is decorated with the words “Aquila ‘44,” beneath a ...

Off the beaten path: Somerville

Off the beaten path: Somerville

Armaan Rashid and Anumita Jain

January 27, 2018


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U.S. history teacher Mr. Johann Somerville’s first teaching experience — as a TA in college — inspired him to pursue a career in education. “I was nervous,” he says. “I sat down and I was literally sweating, they were asking me questions, I’m just anxiety all over the board, and about ...

What we’re not talking about

Miguel Dickenson, Assistant Opinions & Sports Editor

January 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The cultural genocide in Myanmar In mere weeks, over 650,000 Rohingya people of Myanmar have fled their homes in response to an attack by Myanmar military and police. In October 2016, a fringe Rohingya militia group staged an attack on Myanmar border posts. This offensive sparked an all-out persecut...

“You Are Not Alone” fosters campus unity

Amanda Su, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2018


Filed under Features, News

Three months ago, in hopes of uniting Dougherty’s student body, Dougherty Valley High School Leadership hosted the four-day-long event, Breaking Down the Walls. Breaking Down the Walls (BDTW) is “an event that focuses on campus unity by recognizing that each student has their own story and tha...

“HEAR OUR VOICE:” Women’s March Contra Costa Anniversary March

“HEAR OUR VOICE:” Women’s March Contra Costa Anniversary March

Amanda Su and Anumita Jain

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at 10:02 a.m., several hundred marchers were already present at Civic Park in Walnut Creek, eagerly anticipating the start of the Women’s March Contra Costa Anniversary March, just under an hour away. The song “Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer played in the background.

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SRVUSD school board discusses graduation requirements, facilities, instructional calendars

Amanda Su, Editor in Chief

January 10, 2018


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During last night's San Ramon Valley Unified School District board meeting, board members approved and discussed many miscellaneous proposed changes, including changes in district facilities, the approved Instructional Calendars for the following two school years and revisions of graduation requirements. To...

Idea of class ranking ranks last in minds of Dougherty students

Steven Deng, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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A class ranking system, which measures a student's performance comparatively against others, usually by comparing GPA, is largely unfavored by the majority of students at Dougherty. The main reason behind this is mainly that it will create even more competition and stress at Dougherty. A recent poll...

Give Fair Chance a chance

Daniel Shen and Anouki Panthagani

November 27, 2017


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Members of Fair Chance, a new student club at Dougherty Valley this year, intend to create a meaningful connection with special education students by integrating them into their daily after-school lives. Every day after the sixth period bell rings, rather than heading home, several of its volunteers...

A first for Contra Costa

Vikram Balasubramanian, Satire Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Diana Becton is the first African-American and the first woman to be the Contra Costa District Attorney Every four years, the country is up in arms over the presidential election. The shiny seat of executive power captivates the populace in bread and circuses. In turn, it’s not uncommon to lose sight...

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