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Teachers bond over a history of playful pranks

Teachers bond over a history of playful pranks

Amruta Baradwaj and Steven Deng

December 8, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

With flipped-over tables, post-it-covered cars and jello-immersed staplers, DV's history teachers have found a way to have fun and grow closer by pranking each other throughout the school year. In regard to the first prank that started it all eight years ago, Mrs. Karie Chamberlain shares that “...

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

Rahul Kumar

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community, Environment, News, Science & Tech

Paradise, a once-beautiful Californian city full of golf courses, boats, museums and beautiful parks, has been devastated by the Camp Fire that began on Nov. 8, 2018. Every morning, Mount Diablo glorifies San Ramon with its majestic, refreshing rays. But at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, what normally...

Millennial vote takes upward turn in 2018 midterms

Millennial vote takes upward turn in 2018 midterms

Sydney Lewis and Drishti Upadhyaya

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Generation X millennials displayed a moderately high voter turnout rate in the November 2018 midterms, despite their considerably lower turnout statistics from previous elections. A midterm study from 2014 found that voters aged 18–29 produced lower voter turnout rates, ranging from 19 percent in...

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza thrives as a worker-owned cooperative

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza thrives as a worker-owned cooperative

Amruta Baradwaj, Assistant Sports Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Community, News

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, a restaurant that serves authentic Chicago deep dish pizza in San Ramon, falls under a unique branch of corporations called "worker-owned cooperatives." The Bay Area restaurant chain is entirely employee owned and has reaped the benefits of employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs...

Spilling ink: Teachers reveal the tales behind their tattoos

Spilling ink: Teachers reveal the tales behind their tattoos

Megan Tsang and Sarah Kim

November 21, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Tattoos are deeply personal, yet publicly displayed. They are works of art that take on different meanings and styles from person to person. For some, they are reminders of aspirations. For others, they are tributes to loved ones. We asked teachers at Dougherty Valley to share the significance and m...

New Bishop Ranch shopping center to open Nov. 8

New Bishop Ranch shopping center to open Nov. 8

Katie Williams, Social Media Manager & Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

On Nov. 8, San Ramon is scheduled to open its new, high-end downtown, which has taken two years to construct. Over 20 stores are expected to open, featuring high-end brands like Anthropologie and M by Maggie Rizer as well as an extensive list of gourmet restaurants like Slanted Door and Mendocino ...

A closer look into the 2018 midterm elections

A closer look into the 2018 midterm elections

Daniel Shen, Elisa Fang, Megan Tsang, Katie Williams, Ronit Kumar, Sraavya Sambara, Amruta Baradwaj, Harshita Neralla, Sarah Kim, and Skyler Spears

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

With the voting period for national, state and local elections alike coming to a close, it's time to reflect on the legislative and bureaucratic changes that may soon take place. Find all the important information you'll need about the ballot questions below.

Youth make history in Juliana v. US

Youth make history in Juliana v. US

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Environment, News, Showcase

Three years ago, 21 plaintiffs between the ages of 8 and 19 challenged the federal government at the federal U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in one of the most landmark environmentalism cases of the 21st century. This October, they are finally going to trial. Juliana v. U.S. began in Au...

Trump administration unravels Obama-era policy with rollback of emission regulations

Trump administration unravels Obama-era policy with rollback of emission regulations

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Environment, News, Web Exclusive

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their final plans to reduce methane emission regulations, echoing previous moves by the Trump Administration to weaken climate legislation that controlled the production of emissions.  Climate scientists warn that fewer regulations on methane produc...

Dougherty’s new teachers are familiar faces

Dougherty’s new teachers are familiar faces

Megan Tsang and Pranav Chillappagari

October 15, 2018


Filed under Community, News

This school year, Dougherty Valley welcomes new teachers Mr. Samir Khatri and Ms. Shannon Hancock. Students from Gale Ranch Middle School and Windemere Ranch Middle School might recognize them from their old classes — both Khatri and Hancock taught at the respective schools just last year. Khat...

DV art classes get the funding they need

DV art classes get the funding they need

Riya Bindlish, Opinions Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Science & Tech

With an increase in the number of students enrolled in them and adequate funds from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Dougherty Valley art classes have been provided with all of the new technology that it needs. One class that has required more funding over time is Computer Arts and Gr...

“Lights,” camera, Homecoming

“Lights,” camera, Homecoming

Sarah Kim, Elaine Park, and Harshita Neralla

October 4, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Student Life, Web Exclusive

Featuring a theme of “Lights,” 2018 Homecoming will take place on Oct. 6, promising unique features in the form of vendors, video game stops, and more yet to be uncovered at the event. The theme was announced at last year’s Summer Rally, and preparations for the dance have been going on ever s...

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