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Sleeping in can be beneficial

Sleeping in can provide a plethora of benefits.

Aditi Lappathi, Assistant News Editor

May 28, 2020

Getting an adequate amount of sleep at night is important for one’s physical and mental health. Students are able to get enough sleep because of the lockdown, which is beneficial for their health and wellness.   According to the Nationwide Children’s Organization, most teenagers get around...

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation raises awareness around mental health

Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga's mom, speaking in a Zoom call conducted on April 15.

Shruthi Narayanan, Daniela Wise, and Boomika Velineni

May 28, 2020

The Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, with a mission to create an environment that is accepting, inclusive, compassionate, and above all, “fiercely kind”. Born This Way is working towards building a community that provides help for anyon...

Footage of Rancho Cordova police officer attacking teen sparks tensions

Sacramento county police department sheriff patch

Arya Patel, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

On Apr. 27 in Rancho Cordova, Calif., a police officer was filmed pinning down and repeatedly punching a 14-year-old for carrying a cigar. The victim was African-American, highlighting a rough history between police and African Americans in the city. Black Lives Matter condemned the attack. Alongside them, Califor...

High school seniors share their “silver linings” amidst a year cut short

Lauren Chen, Copy Editor

May 26, 2020

As the weather gets warmer and summer slowly draws near, high school seniors would normally be donning colorful caps and gowns, getting ready to walk the stage. In the San Francisco Bay Area in California, seniors from Contra Costa County and Alameda County have been in shelter-in-place since March 17...

Locusts take Africa by swarm

As the threat of COVID-19 continues, locust swarms add more pressure to African society.

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath and Owen Spargo

May 26, 2020

Eastern African countries are losing the ability to handle the recent locust swarms as more of their resources are diverted to the coronavirus. Locusts are a distant relative of the grasshopper that are usually low in number and don’t normally pose an economic threat to agriculture. Locusts also ...

Violence breaks over face covering mandates

People have differing opinions over the need for mask-usage as the threat of COVID-19 grows.

Jiayu Zhan, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, many state governments have issued emergency calls mandating the use of face coverings in public. These mandates are causing disputes, resulting in violence and hatred. As of midnight of May 14,  there are 1,390,764 total cases confirmed in the US, over...

Dougherty tape art projects spark conversations on campus

Dougherty tape art projects spark conversations on campus

Sraavya Sambara and Eva Shen

April 29, 2020

Featured on walls, in hallways and under staircases throughout the DV campus, tape art made by AP and Advanced Art students has captured and magnified messages relevant to today’s world, ranging from climate change to student stress. These bold, cathartic pieces of public art, made painstakingly with bl...

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson to step down in 2020 with career milestones

Mayor Bill Clarkson will step down from his 
position after reaching the three-term limit.

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

During his three terms (2011-2020), San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson achieved many goals under his four primary themes: public safety, infrastructure, preserving open spaces and developing housing only in the downtown to protect neighborhoods. Clarkson has lived in San Ramon for 43 years, and through these ...

A novel AI paves the way for new antibiotic production

A novel AI paves the way for new antibiotic production

Mahika Arya, Copy Editor

April 23, 2020

MIT researchers made a scientific breakthrough in the field of medicine by creating an AI-based program that could find new potential antibiotic molecules on Feb. 20, making way for curing diseases that have longtime evaded cures. The concept of artificial intelligence has been on the rise in the latest ...

New York institutes new ban on disposable plastic bags

New York institutes new ban on disposable plastic bags

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

April 21, 2020

The state of New York’s plastic bag ban went into effect on March 1, 2020. Such a ban “prohibits the distribution of plastic carryout bags by any person required to collect New York State sales tax,” according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, who is enforcing the new law. ...

France ban on chick culling takes step forward for animal rights

Male chickens produce neither eggs nor palatable meat, so they are not useful in the poultry industry.

Aditi Lappathi and Eva Shen

March 21, 2020

Countless chickens are hatched in order to produce the 65 billion chickens that are consumed each year. However, male chicks are deemed unpalatable, resulting in the deaths of seven billion chicks annually. This process, known as chick culling, is more common than we like to think: most of us hav...

2020 census increases its accessibility and diversity

Sarah Han, Jade Wang, Michael Han, and Daniel Shen

March 13, 2020

The Census Bureau will conduct its decennial census from March 12 to July 31, this year with more comprehensive race choices as well as an online option. The Bureau sends out surveys to U.S. civilians in order to collect crucial information needed for population counting, federal and state budgets,...

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