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Paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate price: San Ramon Valley’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate price: San Ramon Valley’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Amanda Su, Editor in Chief

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Photos, Showcase

To start off the 12th annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the San Ramon Valley Exchange Club, emcee and former Club president Karen Stepper, told the audience, “Every year I get asked, believe it or not, why are here each year, why are we still doing this?” She paused. “Because it...

Resistance & persistence

Resistance & persistence

Amanda Su, Editor In Chief

August 26, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Photos, Showcase, Web Exclusive

Background and Summary In response to recent widespread violence and divisive rhetoric, Women’s March Contra Costa County brought more than 800 people together, including local action groups, on Aug. 26 to create the human banner “END HATE!" The exclamation mark at the end was made up almost entirely o...

DV Special Education: Offering a fair chance

Ye Bin Shin and Musa Tariq

May 30, 2017


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Equal assistance does not necessarily equate to equal opportunity. Giving a step stool of the same height to three people of different heights does not give each person the same view. Similarly, giving the same education to three people of different learning abilities does not give each person the sa...

Intrigued by antiquity: Marcia Harmon

Intrigued by antiquity: Marcia Harmon

Elisa Fang, Co-News Editor

May 30, 2017


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“Do you know what antiques are?” she asks. My mind races to comprehend her words. Is this a trick question? Aren’t antiques, just, old things? In Downtown Danville sits a little shop called Cottage Jewel, an eclectic collection of layers and layers of history displayed in the form of old clothing, br...

Long-time DVHS coach departs for Bishop Gorman

Long-time DVHS coach departs for Bishop Gorman

Sean Walker, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


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Brian Freitas, Former Varsity Baseball Coach and long time DV Staff Member leaves after 10 years Brian Freitas, Dougherty’s first Athletic Director and one of its original staff members, will be leaving after 10 years of teaching physical education and coaching varsity baseball at Dougherty for Bish...

CAST and NGSS represent new era in scientific education

Elaine Yang, Contributor

May 30, 2017


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On April 26, Dougherty Valley’s sophomore population woke up extra early — on a Wednesday, no less — to take the California Science Test (CAST), marking a transition in science education. This year’s test was a pilot, meaning that it is being used to measure how well it functions, and how ...

Endangered Species Act at risk for extinction

Taylor Atienza, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


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Since its enactment in 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has remained a great source of contention. But with the new Trump administration, the controversy over its necessity has reached a new height. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange have led ...

Meet up with Ms. Macy

Meet up with Ms. Macy

Elisa Fang, Sasha Hassan, and Kavin Kumaravel

May 17, 2017


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In her first year as a teacher, Jennifer Macy decided to join Dougherty Valley’s staff, teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 — multiplying the fun at Dougherty. Like many others, whose interests become apparent throughout their career as a student, Macy was inspired to become a teacher as far back...

California Academy of Sciences: Where the Wild(cat) Things Are

Anumita Jain, Managing Web Editor

May 17, 2017


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As students scramble, figuring out who they’re going to Prom with, the prom committee frantically tries to finalize everything in order to ensure this year’s Prom is the best that the school has ever seen. Randomly selected in October, this year’s prom committee comprises of members who usuall...

The San Ramon Library debuts a $6 million renovation with Stormtroopers, stories & sound

The San Ramon Library debuts a $6 million renovation with Stormtroopers, stories & sound

Ronit Kumar, Assistant Sports Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Having been closed for nearly two years, the San Ramon Library, a member of the Contra Costa County Libraries, finally reopened after a $6 million project of renovations on April 15. The joyous event began with motivational speeches from the multiple librarians, city services commissioner and San R...

“The Long Ride to Free Them”

Sasha Hassan and Kingsun Cheung

April 28, 2017


Filed under Features, News

One man hauls a rhino from Blaine, Wash. to San Diego, Calif. April 17 couldn’t come fast enough for Matt Meyer, who was itching to take to the streets. The grueling 59-day journey by bike has been his dream for the past two years. According to 2013’s South African poaching figures, a rhino is killed eve...

Artificial Intelligence poses questions for the future

Anika Garg, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


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  New advancements in artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the world — but is this truly good news for the future? Again and again, mankind has developed smarter, more efficient technologies to solve everyday inconveniences we face, but experts warn that the rapid development won’t n...

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