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In their relentless pursuit for a cure, Geri and Zachary Landman redefine the limits of hope as they navigate the uncharted territory of their daughters rare genetic disorder.

Landman Family’s Quest to Defy Rare Disease Sparks Hope for Rare Disease Research

Shreyas Sambara and Shreya Jagannathan May 24, 2023

At just four months old, Tri-Valley physicians Geri and Zachary Landman’s daughter, Lucy Landman, was diagnosed with PGAP3, a rare genetic disorder that presently has no known treatment or cure.  By...

Sisters Kaaya and Kavya Singhal run local business ‘K2sweetdelights,’ with the goal of baking for their friends and family.

Creative student-run businesses at DV build community and connections

Ananya Mukherjee and Anika Kodali May 17, 2023

Small, student-run businesses at Dougherty Valley appeal to the large and diverse student population. In this second spotlight feature, the Tribune staff interviewed the owners of creative small businesses,...

A red carpet at the entrance to the prom where students would walk down and get their photos professionally taken.

The City of Stars prom vision becomes a reality

Anaisha Das and Shreyas Sambara May 8, 2023

After the COVID-19 pandemic prevented DVHS from hosting a large-scale prom event for more than four years, the combined junior and senior prom returned on April 15 at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.   This...

Axl Seril is set to ship out for boot camp on June 12.

Axl Seril reflects on his journey towards enlistment in the Marine Corps

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza May 7, 2023

Spring break was stressful for Axl Seril. While other seniors toured the nation, visiting colleges and sightseeing, Seril was waking up at 4 a.m. for his nightly watch, going to bed at 1 a.m. the next...

Katherine Shen and Jacinda Lees business Koi Fish uses jewelry as a medium for connecting with their culture.

Small student-run businesses at DVHS flourish

Ananya Mukherjee and Anika Kodali May 4, 2023

In a school as populated as Dougherty Valley, student-run businesses have a large audience to appeal to. Students often choose unique outlets to channel their creativity through, with many opting to run...

Because of their dedication and passion through high school, seniors Navya Kancharla and Srushti Talluri have been nominated as US Presidential Award Candidates.

Seniors Navya Kancharla and Srushti Talluri nominated as US Presidential Award Candidates

In late January, Dougherty Valley seniors Navya Kancharla and Srushti Talluri were named U.S. Presidential Scholar Award candidates. The award is nomination-based and highly selective, with only one student...

A screengrab of a webpage with the headline labeled East Bay Educators. The page is displaying an article titled Questionable Employment History Troubles Local School Board Candidate. There is a stamp labeled false in red lettering that has been overlayed onto the webpage.

Aftereffects of a political smear campaign erode community’s trust months after election

Lauren Chen and Abby Kapur April 9, 2023

A targeted campaign attacking a candidate from last year’s SRVUSD Board of Trustees election has still had lasting effects in the local community, raising concerns about the role of disinformation in...

Students’ lunches are being stolen with increasing frequency from the lunch cart.

Students’ lunches are regularly being stolen

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Carina Liu, and Jia Takayoshi April 4, 2023

During lunch, many DVHS students pick up their DoorDash orders or home lunches from the cart outside the office. However, in recent months, these lunches have started to be stolen with an increasing frequency. Many...

DVHS World Geography and AP Economics teacher Diane Schumacher poses with memorabilia from her time teaching abroad.

Econ teacher Diane Schumacher travels the world — and then brings it back to her classroom

Grace Zhao and Allan Zhang March 19, 2023

G20 quizzes. Quartz newsletter debriefs. Investing in social entrepreneurship companies in Central America. DVHS World Geography and AP Economics teacher Diane Schumacher makes sure her students know...

Math teacher Mrs. Kekre brightens her classroom with teaching methods she learned from her credential program.

New math teacher Ms. Kekre tackles teaching challenges as both a teacher and a mother

Luna Ashebir and Emily Wong February 1, 2023

Dougherty Valley High School is starting off 2023 with a new math teacher, Mrs. Vishruti Kekre who just completed her credentials program and is teaching full time as an Algebra 1 and Enriched Algebra...

DVHS seniors Sarvagya (Aryan) Srivastava and Arnav Soni are currently designing a biodegradable tampon using organic material from bananas.

DVHS seniors aim to create biodegradable tampon

Dougherty Valley seniors Sarvagya (Aryan) Srivastava and Arnav Soni recently launched their company EcoTamp in an attempt to further the fight for menstrual equity. Currently prototyping free, biodegradable...

Many rivers and creeks across the state are flooding and spreading into towns and communities.

California’s recent megastorms are more than just an outlier- it’s a pattern

Ella Shen and Saanvi Haridas January 31, 2023

For the first time in decades, California has been hit with multiple fierce winter rainstorms. Creeks and ponds that have been dry all year long filled up and many residents across the state are being...

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