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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...

Mr. Shieh teaches the academically driven

Shereen Ahmed and Sneha Cheenath

January 6, 2020

Mr. Alexander Shieh took his first, full-time teaching job at Dougherty this year as an Algebra II and Accelerated Algebra II teacher. But before he found his love for teaching, Shieh was pursuing a marketing degree at UC Davis. “The marketing degree made me realize my love for math. However, in...

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...

Social Justice projects capture student and staff attention around campus

Social Justice projects capture student and staff attention around campus

Daniel Shen, Sheyda Ladjevardi, Jade Wang, and Mehek Kandru

November 26, 2019

Last month, more than a dozen Social Justice projects were displayed around Dougherty Valley High School, drawing attention to their portrayals of current issues such as school shootings and sexual assault. Despite being criticized by some for glorifying their subject matters, the projects received ...

PG&E announces Public Safety Power Shutoff following wildfire danger

PG&E announces Public Safety Power Shutoff following wildfire danger

Helen Kang, Copy Editor

November 24, 2019

During the last two weeks of October, PG&E began a series of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) following Red Flag Warnings from the National Weather Service to prevent wildfires. After PG&E’s faulty electrical and transmission lines led to the 2018 Butte County Camp Fire, the most devastating...

Dougherty principal Kravitz passes on torch to incoming Powell

Dougherty principal Kravitz passes on torch to incoming Powell

Daniel Shen and Caroline Lobel

November 21, 2019

Evan Powell replaced Dave Kravitz as permanent principal of Dougherty Valley High School on Nov. 20 after approval by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board of Education. The administrative change was one of multiple rearrangements involving middle schools Windemere Ranch and L...

Printing to speaking: spreading awareness about Dyslexia Awareness Month

Hannah Wang and Owen Spargo

November 15, 2019

Many people across the world, including the DVHS librarians, took part in Dyslexia Awareness Month in October to promote inclusivity with reading and spread awareness about dyslexia. For some of these people, this becomes a personal matter. Rachel Hurd, president of the school board and active member...

College Board implements earlier registration deadline for AP tests

Michael Han, Caroline Lobel, and Vivian Kuang

November 14, 2019

College Board has updated AP test registration policies for the 2019-20 school year aimed at increasing test registration and pass rates, including a new online class code system and a fall registration deadline. This year, all AP students are required to join their class on AP Classroom, a websit...

BART takes precautionary measures to prevent “transit death spiral”

BART takes precautionary measures to prevent “transit death spiral”

Claire Zhang and Oce Bohra

October 24, 2019

In a recent episode of Netflix's “Patriot Act,” comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj noted that most transit systems in the country are rapidly losing their ridership. BART is not an exception: the number of passengers decreased from 128.5 million in 2016 to 120.6 million in 2019, with ...

Beyond the surface: students tell the stories behind their water bottle stickers

Beyond the surface: students tell the stories behind their water bottle stickers

Daniel Shen and Sarah Kim

October 15, 2019

For every water bottle carried around in the hallways of DVHS, there’s a Wildcat who can identify it as uniquely theirs. Whether it’s the color, the size or that one dent with the tragic backstory perpetually unbalancing it, there’s something about every bottle that gives away whom it belongs to. ...

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