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An in-depth view of the vaping epidemic

Amanda Su, Elisa Fang, and Anumita Jain

May 27, 2018

It was 10:43 a.m. on May 16, around the end of brunch. The AP English Language and Composition exam was taking place in the Auxiliary Gym. I [Amanda Su] was waiting outside of Officer Katie Williams’ office, hoping to conduct an interview with her about the vaping epidemic that has spread across hi...

A few tips for your AP exams

Daniel Shen, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2018

Even though there’s only 19 days left in the DV school year, so much has yet to happen — prom, spring concerts, the end-of-the-year rally, Powderpuff, finals, my birthday, and, of course, AP exams. Over the course of two weeks (May 7-11 and May 14-18), just under 3,000 individual AP tests of the...

Pressing the break on teen drivers

Aisha Khandelwal, Staff Writer

April 28, 2018

In the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, all students in the San Ramon Unified School District who plan to drive to school are required to take a two-hour California Highway Patrol Start Smart traffic safety class in order to receive a parking pass. Currently, students simply apply for a parking pass...

Driverless buses “drive” tech innovation into San Ramon

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

April 28, 2018

In early March, Bishop Ranch and Contra Costa County Transportation Authority granted permission for California’s first driverless bus to be tested on the streets of San Ramon in an attempt to reduce the expenses of the city transportation. The driverless bus, also known as an autonomous vehicle,...

Podcast reveals hidden talent at Dougherty

Ashita Jewargi and Teju Anand

April 28, 2018

In order to help the community learn more about the school, DVHS Assistant Principal Demetrius Ball started a podcast about people in Dougherty who have achieved something or are on the path of creating something brilliant. The podcast is sponsored by Crow Canyon Orthodontics and each episode is around...

It’s not just you: Those white trees on campus really do stink

Michael Han, News Editor

April 28, 2018

In the spring, blooming flowers create a picturesque background anywhere you look. Ultimately, all things come to an end, and many of the flowering trees have already shed their petals as new buds grow. Less regrettably, however, is the dissipation of the trademark scent of these smelly white trees. However,...

“The Great Gatsby” prom is more than just a party

Vikram Balasubramanian and Megan Tsang

April 28, 2018

This year’s prom is designed to be the most glamorous and fun event of the school year. Hosted at the San Francisco City Hall and put on by Leadership for the junior and senior classes, it is the most popular of any school-hosted event. Maryam Siddiqi, the current ASB Treasurer and member of the...

2018 Relay for Life celebrates life and fights cancer

As sophomore Sarah Mun performs her solo guitar act, “Heal” by Tom Odell, during the Sunset Serenade, her friends provide attention and support. Pictured center is sophomore Bea Ocampo, an earlier singer, in a moment of reflection.

Daniel Shen, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2018

Starting 8 a.m. on March 24, 2018, for 24 straight hours, dozens of high school students gathered at Dougherty Valley to partake in the annual nationwide rally against cancer that is Relay for Life.

Why climate change still matters: investigating impact, involvement and uncomfortable truths

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

April 20, 2018

Climate change. You’ve heard the term at least once, but likely more than you’d really care to. It’s repeated constantly, in reports about those poor starving polar bears, the gradually rising ocean levels, the dying bees. You’ve heard it, certainly, but let’s face a fact: we mourn those poor bea...

VFSC strives to befriend local senior citizens

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

March 29, 2018

Connecting senior citizens to the rest of the community has always been a goal for the members of the Volunteer for Senior Citizens (VFSC) club at Dougherty Valley High School. With the increasing prevalence of new technology in society, junior club President Michael Quang notes that senior c...

Children of Grace: Aiding in the fight against AIDS

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018

Grace Talitwala, a vivacious, outgoing young lady from a small village in Uganda, was afraid to die. She, like many other women in Sub Saharan Africa, was bearing the brunt of the ruthless AIDS epidemic, a killer that terrorizes everyone in its path. But Grace wasn’t concerned for herself. Rather, ...

SRVUSD school board discusses graduation requirements, facilities, instructional calendars

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018

During last night's San Ramon Valley Unified School District board meeting, board members approved and discussed many miscellaneous proposed changes, including changes in district facilities, the approved Instructional Calendars for the following two school years and revisions of graduation requirements. To...

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