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Social Justice projects capture student and staff attention around campus

Seniors Kim Shum, Leila Amiri, Katie Moore, Sami Frias and Sam Mass featured a variety of attire, including a crop top and a hoodie, on a clothing rack for their Social Justice project on victim shaming.

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 maps out areas of impact and damage from the Oct. 29 PSPS, the third wave of power shutoffs. Customers from Northern California and the Bay Area lost their power for a couple days to prevent wildfires when a destructive wind event was predicted to come.

Helen Kang, Arts and Entertainment 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 wildfire in California history, which also ...

Dougherty principal Kravitz passes on torch to incoming Powell

With confirmation from the SRVUSD Board of Education on Nov. 19, Evan Powell entered Dougherty Valley as permanent principal. Former principal Dave Kravitz is set to become SRVUSD's new Director of Secondary Education.

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”

Without preventative measures, BART could fall down a historically predictable

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 the tr...

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. ...

DV students strike for climate change

Dougherty students strike to fight climate change in the quad.

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

October 8, 2019

On Sept. 20, Dougherty students protested and organized a climate strike during the end of fourth period and lunch, joining many students across the country in effort to persuade politicians to treat the climate crisis as a moral obligation. “I am a firm believer that we need to save our environment bef...

San Ramon hosts its first Muslim Day

Members of San Ramon's close community gather at the city's inaugural Muslim Day event.

Daniela Wise and Shereen Ahmed

October 3, 2019

Sabina Zafar hosted the first Muslim Day event at City Hall on Aug. 27 to celebrate Muslim culture in San Ramon and follow up on the establishment of August as Muslim Appreciation Month.  City Councilwoman Sabina Zafar invited people in the community to gather and share ideas; over 90 people atte...

AP Biology encounters life and nature at Cal Academy of Sciences

Junior Cheryl Shin gazes upward at the exotic fish in the flooded rain forest exhibit in the Aquarium. “My favorite part of the AP Bio field trip was being able to explore the museum with my friends. I got really excited in the aquarium and butterfly exhibits and it was just a fun day with friends,” she said.

Daniel Shen, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2019

On April 23, DVHS's AP Biology classes, taught by Mrs. Minu Basu and Mrs. Pam Sheppel, visited the California Academy of Sciences, witnessing the most exotic forms of life in the museum's myriad of environmental exhibits.

Periods, pills and pre-existing conditions: separating the stigma from birth control

Periods, pills and pre-existing conditions: separating the stigma from birth control

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2019

The invention of birth control has historically been hailed as a catalyst for women’s rights and the freedom for women to plan out the course of their lives. According to Mrs. Rebecca Uscian, English and former Social Justice teacher, “It gave women an option to choose when they can start a fa...

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