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DV Special Education: Offering a fair chance

Ye Bin Shin and Musa Tariq

May 30, 2017

Equal assistance does not necessarily equate to equal opportunity. Giving a step stool of the same height to three people of different heights does not give each person the same view. Similarly, giving the same education to three people of different learning abilities does not give each person the sa...

California Academy of Sciences: Where the Wild(cat) Things Are

Anumita Jain, Managing Web Editor

May 17, 2017

As students scramble, figuring out who they’re going to Prom with, the prom committee frantically tries to finalize everything in order to ensure this year’s Prom is the best that the school has ever seen. Randomly selected in October, this year’s prom committee comprises of members who usuall...

The San Ramon Library debuts a $6 million renovation with Stormtroopers, stories & sound

The San Ramon Library debuts a $6 million renovation with Stormtroopers, stories & sound

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

May 17, 2017

Having been closed for nearly two years, the San Ramon Library, a member of the Contra Costa County Libraries, finally reopened after a $6 million project of renovations on April 15. The joyous event began with motivational speeches from the multiple librarians, city services commissioner and San R...

Educational authorities respond to Trump executive order

Educational authorities respond to Trump executive order

Brandon Shi, Opinions Editor

March 8, 2017

  President Donald Trump has signed a series of executive orders to restrict immigration, provoking fear and uncertainty among Dougherty students and prompting a variety of reactions from educational authorities at school, district, county and state levels. Trump, who took office after h...

Aquapalooza makes a splash for a good cause

Anumita Jain and Megan Tsang

February 12, 2017

On Feb. 17, 2017, DVHS Leadership is holding its second annual Spring Dance, titled Aquapalooza. For the first time ever, proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to a charity, Charity: Water. Charity: Water is a non-profit organization that builds wells in developing nations to provide clean and safe drin...

Little praise for the price raise that aids (the district)

Illustration Courtesy of Brandon Shi

Anumita Jain and Karen Wang

November 30, 2016

In the 2015-16 school year, Dougherty Valley High School’s lunch prices, along with those of all San Ramon Valley Unified School District high schools, rose from $4.00 to $4.75 with no change in content. The unanimous school board decision in June 2015 marked the first price raise in seven year...

Finding the funnel for senior funds

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Irene Chang, Editor In Chief

November 28, 2016

“There’s money that’s labeled for ‘senior activities’ [on the senior ASB package], and we don’t know where it’s going,” senior class treasurer Christopher Bried said. Bried mentioned that the senior ASB package costs an additional $55. Out of the $55, $35 is labeled for nondescrip...

Students lack awareness of AP test financial aid

Isabel Ting, Co-News Editor

October 4, 2016

Stress and workload are naturally associated with AP courses and tests, but a concern that isn’t discussed enough is the price of an AP test. Dougherty Valley took in approximately $300,000 from its 2,400 AP exams administered last year, assuming that each test costs the standard $125. Students pay...

Freitas on the run

Freitas on the run

Irene Chang, Editor In Chief

March 31, 2014

A Hawaiian native who fled the island for the contiguous United States nearly a year ago may have fled to California. He might have been posing for over a year as a Baseball Coach and Physical Education Instructor at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon. Students in his class may know him as “...

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