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District opens the door to AP’s with open access policy

Vikram Balasubramanian, Opinions Editor

October 3, 2018

District Spokesperson Elizabeth Graswich confirmed on Tuesday, Oct. 7, that the San Ramon Valley Unified District has a blanket “open access AP Policy.” The policy, unveiled roughly two years ago, removes grade or testing requirements to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes, took the back-bu...

Dougherty welcomes Wright and Cushner to counseling staff

This is Jennifer Wright's first job as a school counselor.

Megan Tsang, Features Editor

September 27, 2018

"I came from working with people who just barely arrived in this country to people that are headed out to live the American Dream," Mrs. Jennifer Wright, the newest addition to the DVHS staff, said. Wright will replace Kristin Cranmer as the new College and Career Coordinator at Dougherty for the...

Culture in the Community introduces Ten-Year Master Plan

Culture in the Community introduces Ten-Year Master Plan

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

September 25, 2018

The city of San Ramon celebrated their diversity in the Culture in the Community event for the second year in a row. The city council suggested the Ten-Year Master Plan to further improve the well-being of San Ramon. The Parks and Community Services Department has taken the initiative to reach ou...

Kiva Fall Festival raises over $2,500 for entrepreneurs in third world countries

Dougherty Valley Kiva officers were visited on Sept. 22 at their Fall Festival by Mayor of San Ramon Bill Clarkson.

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Photography Editor

September 24, 2018

To fundraise for entrepreneurs in third world countries, on Sept. 22, the Dougherty Valley High School branch of Kiva Microfunds held their 2018 Fall Festival, featuring small businesses and charity associations. The festival itself was tailored to please a wide array of people, with a versatile number of busin...

Dennis steps up to teach new Environmental Chemistry class at DV

Dennis steps up to teach new Environmental Chemistry class at DV

Sasha Hassan, News Editor

September 16, 2018

“Isn’t it so cute?” Ms. Karen Dennis gushed in front of the classroom, brandishing a heat resistant mitt for holding heated beakers. She playfully snapped the red rubber mitt like a hinged jaw while chuckling. Her class, a small, sleepy first period in room 2201 with only 26 students, would...

DV juniors inspire middle schoolers to follow their passion in dance

Junior Sana Bharadwaj, founder and co-instructor of AB Fusion, performing at Dil Se as a part of Dougherty Dhadkan in 2017.

Teju Anand, Assistant Photography Editor

September 15, 2018

Anyone can be an outstanding and successful teacher as long as they have passion for what they teach. Juniors Sana Bharadwaj and Sakshi Akki have started a business called AB Fusion, named after their last initials, to pass on their dance skills to younger, passionate middle school kids who hope to ...

SRVUSD implements pilot program for multi-gender multi-stall bathrooms in district high schools

Armaan Rashid, Amanda Su, Anumita Jain, Elisa Fang, Megan Tsang, and Vikram Balasubramanian

June 8, 2018

On May 22, at a district board meeting, a pilot program for the conversion of one multi-stall bathroom at each high school to an all-gender restroom was approved with a 4–1 vote; at DV, the downstairs 2000 bathroom was converted during the last week of the 2017-18 school year. Assistant Superintendent...

Student-led organizations continue to fight for change

Amruta Baradwaj, News Editor

May 27, 2018

The fight for gun control grows ever stronger, with more students demonstrating their leadership abilities by forming clubs and organizations to advocate for reform. Students for Social Change, based in Pleasanton, is one of these groups. SSC aims to encourage students who feel as though they don’t...

Another memeingful club created at Dougherty

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

May 27, 2018

Amidst a jumble of volunteering, science and math clubs at Dougherty, the new Meme Culture and Internet Safety Club will be charting a new path into Dougherty at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Founded by sophomores Andrew Cheng, Shady Henry, Nirmal Ayyagari, John Pluth, Zackery McCrann,...

A new perspective: How transfer students acclimated to Dougherty

Sarah Kim, Maitri Parikh, and Harshita Neralla

May 27, 2018

The school year is drawing quickly to a close for all Dougherty Valley students, but for Max Gaasvik, Kaushika Uppu and Ishika Rakesh, the last day at school will probably hold a little more significance than the first day of summer break. The students — three out of a few dozen that transferred to...

DV joins Common Sense program

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2018

Contributions by Claire Zhang, Staff Writer In response to the growing popularity and dangers of the Internet and social media, Dougherty Valley High School has applied and been approved to become a Common Sense School, an honor given by the Common Sense Media organization to recognize schools who show...

Illuminating the process of a stadium lightbulb replacement

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

May 27, 2018

Imagine how the light bulbs in the stadium light posts are lighted. It would be a very perilous task for an individual to climb up an approximately 70 feet tall light post and replace the fused bulb. The stadium light posts are so high that it takes a good amount of manpower to replace the bulbs....

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