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A side-by-side shows two graphics. The left graphic shows a girl wearing a hijab and black clothing and a boy wearing traditional religious attire. The right graphic shows a girl and boy wearing a shirt and pants

An Afghan refugee retraces his former life and culture

Shreyas Sambara, Nihal Singh, and Lauren Chen January 27, 2022

Due to confidentiality and privacy reasons the interview subject's name is not disclosed. “My daughter, every time she sees airplanes, she’s telling me to take her back to her grandma in Kabul....

Many Dougherty Valley High School students feel the pressure of taking more weighted classes then they can handle.

Dougherty Valley High School considers placing a limitation on the amount of weighted courses students can take

Shereen Ahmed and Ananya Pinnamaneni December 11, 2021

On Nov. 5th, Dougherty Valley High School's principal Evan Powell sent out a survey to parents and students asking for their opinions about limiting the number of Advanced Placement (AP) and honors classes...

Violinist Kristen Chen and alto saxophonist Ryaken Nakamoto are two musicians within Dougherty Valley High School’s vast music program.

Kristen Chen and Ryaken Nakamato take the stage in musician Q&A

Jennifer Sheng, Grace Zhao, and Kimberly Cui December 6, 2021

As DVHS junior Ryaken Nakamoto says, “The volume of the music program is so huge that it’s like a little ecosystem.” Meet two of the musicians within this ecosystem: Nakamoto, who plays alto saxophone...

A silhouette of a teacher holding a stick, which points to a whiteboard with the words SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS

Teacher Shortages Place SRVUSD in a Difficult Position

Shreyas Sambara, Journey Manager December 6, 2021

Rising teacher resignations due to factors such as relocation, enhanced unemployment benefits and low salaries during the pandemic have forced SRVUSD to amplify hiring efforts.  In SRVUSD's board meeting...

The nature of Dougherty’s imposter syndrome has changed as students switch between virtual and in-person environments.

Examining the pervasive imposter syndrome hidden within DVHS students

Grace Yang, News Editor November 21, 2021

With students returning changed after an unprecedented year-and-a-half in quarantine, Dougherty’s imposter syndrome, which has traditionally been an inherent part of Dougherty culture, has changed too. Imposter...

Electronic Arts and FIFA are close to discontinuing their partnership on their popular video game series after disputing over revenue sharing rights

Electronic arts close to breaking off ties with FIFA over disputes

Rikin Patel, Shreyas Sambara, and Nidhay Mahavadi November 21, 2021

The popular video game creator Electronic Arts halted a FIFA 2022 playtest due to the possibility of breaking ties with FIFA after clashes over financial and exclusivity rights. On July 15, 1993, the...

Physics teacher Tiffany Wu persists challenges as a woman in STEM

Anya Ayyappan November 13, 2021

Mrs. Tiffany Wu is no stranger to hard work and persistence. As one of three girls in her year to graduate from UC Davis with a degree in Physics, Wu has experienced being a woman in a heavily male-dominated...

Staff shortages, among other issues, prevent smooth rollout of the already restricted food form being distributed.

Shortages eat away at California’s free lunch program in DVHS

Mahika Arya, Megan Dhillon, Jade Wang, and Mitali Mittal November 10, 2021

At DVHS, challenges of shortages, from staff to supply, along with COVID safety protocol are hampering the variety and quality of meal options in the new district free lunch plan.  California’s free...

Bay Area adds extra precautions to their Pet purchasing regulations to avoid returns that can be detrimental to the pets mental health

Bay Area shelters brace themselves for post-pandemic pet returns

Shreya Jagannathan and Nidhay Mahavadi November 10, 2021

As the Bay Area transitions from remote to in-person work, a growing number of pets that were adopted during quarantine are returned to animal shelters by owners who claim that they do not have the time...

Mr. Marc Walker enjoys conducting pep band at a home football game, one of his many duties as band director.

DVHS band teacher Marc Walker’s unique rock and football background translates into his current-day teaching style

Grace Zhao, Kimberly Cui, and Jennifer Sheng November 9, 2021

DVHS band teacher Marc Walker has taught music for 16 years, but in high school he wasn’t just dubbed “the band kid” — he also toured in a rock band and played competitive football. Being both...

Love Plus Feelings run by Anahita Vaidhya, sells handmade jewelry, including magnetic heart bracelets during Homecoming season

Dougherty Valley students enterprise their creative skill by opening small businesses

Suhani Kashyap and Ashley Lee November 8, 2021

Creative and talented students are easy to find at Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS), and among those students are those who created small businesses to sell handmade products. Some sell handmade jewelry,...

a doctor giving a booster shot to a patient

Getting booster shots is the new normal

Mason Fang, Mitali Mittal, Aditya Arora, and Allan Zhang October 26, 2021

On Sept. 22, the FDA authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot for individuals in specific demographic groups, resulting in high demand for the vaccine while experts consider a future with regular...

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