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SRVEA and SRVUSD reach tentative contract agreement

SRVEA and SRVUSD reach tentative contract agreement

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

March 13, 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. The...

Recent string of robberies remain unsolved

Recent string of robberies remain unsolved

Aditi Lappathi, Assistant 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...

Teacher union poised to strike

Teacher union poised to strike

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

February 28, 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...

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for Contra Costa residents

Daniel Shen, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

In this situation, information could change rapidly. 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 similarly reputable sources for the latest updates. ...

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

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

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...

2020 census poses challenges for ethnic minorities

Lauren Chen, Copy Editor

February 16, 2020

In June 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration was not allowed to include the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” on the 2020 census, which is meant to be given to every household in the country. The Trump administration had justified this question by ...

Not-so-secret prank war continues to bring teachers together

Not-so-secret prank war continues to bring teachers together

Steven Deng, Amruta Baradwaj, and Sarah Kim

January 13, 2020

In spite of the tension beginning to peak on campus as finals week approaches, a touch of lightness and fun still springs forth from an unlikely source in the 1000s building — the teacher prank war. With fresh new players (victims) added to the fray, the tradition continues this year, featuring the execut...

Food waste litters Dougherty halls

Food waste litters Dougherty halls

Anika Garg, Steven Deng, and Harshita Neralla

January 8, 2020

At Dougherty Valley High School, abandoned lunch trays filled with leftover food are a common sight. Littering the quad, hallways and stairwells, these lonely trays are indicative of a sinister lurking issue: food waste.  Food waste contributes more to climate change than nearly any country; acco...

SRVEA raises concerns about recent principal selection process

Daniel Shen and Caroline Lobel

December 17, 2019

In a Nov. 12 letter to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) voiced opposition to the process by which Dougherty Valley High School Principal Evan Powell was appointed to permanently succeed former head Dave Kravitz. The teachers...

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...

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