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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 ...

The rise of Thanksgiving commercialism

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

From its origins of gathering around the dining table, sharing turkey and other delicious delights, Thanksgiving has become a time where families spend time apart waiting in long lines, eager to buy a new electronic device with a huge discount. Thanksgiving was initially considered a harvest festival. The ve...

PG&E announces Public Safety Power Shutoff following wildfire danger

PG&E announces Public Safety Power Shutoff following wildfire danger

Helen Kang, Copy Editor

November 24, 2019

During the last two weeks of October, PG&E began a series of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) following Red Flag Warnings from the National Weather Service to prevent wildfires. After PG&E’s faulty electrical and transmission lines led to the 2018 Butte County Camp Fire, the most devastating...

Trumping the impeachment process

Mahika Arya, Copy Editor

November 22, 2019

Setting the precedent for a long, complicated process, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump on Sept. 24.   Impeachment, as defined by Legal Dictionary, is “A process that is used to charge, try, and remove public officials for misconduct w...

Dougherty principal Kravitz passes on torch to incoming Powell

Dougherty principal Kravitz passes on torch to incoming Powell

Daniel Shen and Caroline Lobel

November 21, 2019

Evan Powell replaced Dave Kravitz as permanent principal of Dougherty Valley High School on Nov. 20 after approval by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board of Education. The administrative change was one of multiple rearrangements involving middle schools Windemere Ranch and L...

Printing to speaking: spreading awareness about Dyslexia Awareness Month

Hannah Wang and Owen Spargo

November 15, 2019

Many people across the world, including the DVHS librarians, took part in Dyslexia Awareness Month in October to promote inclusivity with reading and spread awareness about dyslexia. For some of these people, this becomes a personal matter. Rachel Hurd, president of the school board and active member...

College Board implements earlier registration deadline for AP tests

Michael Han, Caroline Lobel, and Vivian Kuang

November 14, 2019

College Board has updated AP test registration policies for the 2019-20 school year aimed at increasing test registration and pass rates, including a new online class code system and a fall registration deadline. This year, all AP students are required to join their class on AP Classroom, a websit...

Laughing matters: The science behind humor

Lauren Chen and Amrita Himmatraopet

November 8, 2019

“Laughter is the best medicine” is a common cliché, but countless clinical trials and years of research demonstrate that laughing can actually improve your mental health in a variety of ways. In fact, even at Dougherty Valley, many use laughter as a coping mechanism on a daily basis. Researcher...

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