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Racquetball player Nikita Chauhan “serves” success on the court

Racquetball player Nikita Chauhan “serves” success on the court

Amanda Su, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Profiles

Making waves as a young athlete in a sport not often recognized, Dougherty Valley High School junior Nikita Chauhan, a Team USA racquetball player, dominates daily on the racquetball court. Racquetball is an indoor, fast-paced sport, in which players hit a rubber, hollow ball against the wall in ...

Women’s History Month

Skyler Spears, Caroline Lobel, and Pranav Chillappagari

March 29, 2018


Filed under Community News, International, News, Profiles, Showcase

An African American woman, Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and a women’s rights activist. Also a powerful speaker, she advocated for freed people during the period after the Civil War because she believed women deserved a better life. Her iconic “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech, delivered at the O...

VFSC strives to befriend local senior citizens

Steven Deng, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Connecting senior citizens to the rest of the community has always been a goal for the members of the Volunteer for Senior Citizens (VFSC) club at Dougherty Valley High School. With the increasing prevalence of new technology in society, junior club President Michael Quang notes that senior c...

Tarte foundation takes a step backwards

Claire Zhang, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under News

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, Showcase

Tribune reporter, Megan Tsang, sits down with her maternal grandmother, Takeko Murano Tanisawa. “Betty”, as she was known to friends, spent her formative years incarcerated with her family of 14 after the signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942. “Follow me.” My grandma leads me thr...

Off the beaten path: Somerville

Off the beaten path: Somerville

Armaan Rashid and Anumita Jain

January 27, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

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