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Disproportionate discipline of Black students in SRVUSD threatens equity

The disproportionate suspension of African American students in SRVUSD suggests potential inequity

Sanjana Ranganathan and Jade Wang

September 18, 2020

“I have been called to the office four or five times for things that I didn’t do. One time I was even threatened with suspension and I had nothing to do with it [the infraction],” Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS) senior Ashraf Abdelmagid said, referring to his time at Gale Ranch Middle School...

Ravaging SCU lightning complex fire almost contained

As the SCU Complex fires are being contained, air quality in NorCal steadily declines

Megan Dhillon, Public Relations Manager

September 13, 2020

As of Sept. 11, the SCU lightning complex fire is now 98% contained, having affected 396,624 acres across multiple counties (Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County, Merced and Stanislaus County) over the course of 23 days. There are currently no evacuation orders per...

COVID-19 testing: taking the SAT during a pandemic

Current social distancing guidelines are requiring students to take the SAT in unprecedented conditions.

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief

September 3, 2020

It’s 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 and my alarm goes off; it’s time for me to take the August SAT. Now, I expected my test to be canceled like pretty much everyone else’s in California. But alas, Liberty High School in Brentwood, CA stood high. Texting my friend Ellie Yan, senior, the day before the...

Courts rule that UCs cannot consider SAT/ACT scores in admissions process

An Alameda County judge ruled on yesterday that considering standardized test scores in the admissions process is ableist. //UCLA

Sneha Cheenath and Daniela Wise

September 2, 2020

An Alameda County judge ruled on Tuesday that considering standardized test scores in the admissions process is ableist, as access to the test and/or testing accommodations is further complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.  The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman emphasized that allowing some applicants to submit test scores tip...

Calls to defund the police, led by Sameera Rajwade, pervade San Ramon

The city has recently faced calls to defund the San Ramon Police Department.

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor

August 10, 2020

San Ramon has recently faced calls to defund the police from the community. A petition to change.org, signed by almost 700 people, emphasizes that the police should use less intense weaponry at protests, replace expensive cars with cheaper alternatives and have training to be more racially conscious....

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...

SRVEA and SRVUSD reach tentative contract agreement

SRVEA members rally on March 3 outside the SRVUSD office preceding a Board of Education meeting.

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

March 12, 2020

On March 10, at 5:30 a.m., the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) and San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) announced “a comprehensive tentative agreement that resolves all items in their contract negotiations” that would be in place from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022...

Recent string of robberies remain unsolved

Recent string of robberies remain unsolved

Aditi Lappathi, News Editor

March 8, 2020

San Ramon families have fallen victim to a string of burglaries that began Nov. 2019. The burglars, who enter unoccupied homes to steal jewelry and other valuables, have yet to be caught. Many families across San Ramon have been affected by this group of burglars, but their identities have not been...

Violence in schools prompts restrictions on wearing hoodies

Jade Wang and Owen Spargo

February 26, 2020

After recent safety bans on hoodies at schools nationwide, DVHS expresses its concerns on how such a ban would affect student life, including daily wardrobes and clubs, on its own campus. West Monroe High School banned hoodies a few months ago; Uplift Community High School started a hoodie ban at...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for Contra Costa residents

From broad international initiatives to local high school-run efforts, people around the world have joined the fight against COVID-19.

Daniel Shen, Daniela Wise, Shereen Ahmed, and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath

February 25, 2020

In this situation, the information could change rapidly. Although this story is updated frequently, please refer to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), or other simil...

Contra Costa County reaches out to hard-to-count communities

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief

February 21, 2020

The 2020 Census is set to collect responses from every household in the United States starting on Apr. 1, but there are many communities that are difficult to account for, known as hard-to-count (HTC) communities. Contra Costa County is doing its part to make sure the people in these communities are rep...

Teacher union poised to strike

Teachers take to the streets before the start of a teacher work day on Feb. 18.

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

February 21, 2020

The San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) is currently at impasse with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) after the mediation stage of contract negotiations was unsuccessful.  In addition to discussing an improved contract, the teacher’s union also continues to push for...

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