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District’s planned initiatives have Dougherty teachers uncertain about their future

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017

This past October, Superintendent Rick Schmitt proposed a number of initiatives to be implemented at secondary schools in the district, designed to increase student, staff and family options, improve student wellness and reduce class size with no increase in general fund expense.  However, the underly...

Idea of class ranking ranks last in minds of Dougherty students

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

November 27, 2017

A class ranking system, which measures a student's performance comparatively against others, usually by comparing GPA, is largely unfavored by the majority of students at Dougherty. The main reason behind this is mainly that it will create even more competition and stress at Dougherty. A recent poll...

Give Fair Chance a chance

Daniel Shen and Anouki Panthagani

November 27, 2017

Members of Fair Chance, a new student club at Dougherty Valley this year, intend to create a meaningful connection with special education students by integrating them into their daily after-school lives. Every day after the sixth period bell rings, rather than heading home, several of its volunteers...

A first for Contra Costa

Vikram Balasubramanian, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2017

Diana Becton is the first African-American and the first woman to be the Contra Costa District Attorney Every four years, the country is up in arms over the presidential election. The shiny seat of executive power captivates the populace in bread and circuses. In turn, it’s not uncommon to lose sight...

Ladki Love empowers young girls in India one choker at a time

Amruta Baradwaj, News Editor

November 27, 2017

To combat the abandonment and low education rates of young girls in India, Saishruti Adusumulli, a junior at Dougherty Valley, founded a non-profit organization with three of her friends called Ladki Love. This initiative was established after the board members of Ladki Love came to a consensus on a...

The Rise of Chinpreme: From inside joke to schoolwide movement

A senior proudly sports Chinpreme attire, unique to the movement. Chinpreme: it is not a cult.

Armaan Rashid and Amanda Su

October 26, 2017

Chinpreme is not a cult. At the heart of “Chinpreme” — the name a portmanteau of the popular clothing brand Supreme and senior Chinmay Pulapa’s own name — are Pulapa’s friends, who started the loose movement as, mostly, a joke. “It’s just a hype thing,” senior Nimish Madhure said. ...

Poverty lurks behind the Tri-Valley’s gilded mask

Poverty lurks behind the Tri-Valley’s gilded mask

Maitri Parikh and Oce Bohra

October 26, 2017

The Tri-Valley, land of median incomes nearing to $130,000 a household, wineries and the not-so-rare occasion when three or more Teslas line up before one stoplight, has a secret.

Cultural celebration sheds light on diversity

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017

It was Sept. 15, the day of the Culture in the Community Celebration. In front of the Community Center was a wave of the flags of 27 different countries. Many DVHS student volunteers also showed up to help visitors participate in activities such as the Chalk Art Showcase in front of the building. At le...

The history of Homecoming

Aria Khalique, Multimedia Editor

October 10, 2017

It’s that time of year again. All buildings are decorated, leadership is getting ready for rallies and all anybody can talk about is the game. Homecoming is an age-old tradition that takes place a few weeks after school starts. It traditionally consists of rallies, parades, crowning of royalty, a...

New class Hero’s Journey blasts off at Dougherty

Sraavya Sambara and Pranav Chillappagari

September 28, 2017

English teacher Mrs. Jessica Tsuji is teaching the new Hero’s Journey class at Dougherty Valley High School in an effort to start conversations about what it means to be a literary hero, and how it applies to real life. In the senior English course,  students analyze the characteristics of heroe...

San Ramon celebrates 150 years of community

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

September 28, 2017

At the Crow Canyon Iron Horse Trail Crossing, San Ramon citizens of all ages waited along with San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson and Commissioner Philip G. O’Loane to begin the 1.5 mile walk to City Hall of Sept. 9 to celebrate 150 years of community in San Ramon. Mayor Clarkson and Commissioner O’Lo...

Paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate price: San Ramon Valley’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

A San Ramon Valley Fire Department Guard of Honor, two Pearl Harbor survivors and a San Ramon Valley police officer (from left to right) salute the All Wars Memorial at the All Wars Memorial Park during the raising of the flag. The flag-raising was the last event of San Ramon Valley's 12th 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony.

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2017

To start off the 12th annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the San Ramon Valley Exchange Club, emcee and former Club president Karen Stepper, told the audience, “Every year I get asked, believe it or not, why are here each year, why are we still doing this?”

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