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The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

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The 2023 California wildfire season has been less active compared to recent years, leading to less natural destruction.

California cities avoid major fires and smoky days

William Zhao, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

California’s 2023 fire season has been subdued compared to past years, allowing for less damages to local communities and more pristine skies.  Heavy rainfall in this past spring helped alleviate...

The sun sets behind smoke from the Oasis of Mara Fire at Joshua National Park in 2018

Particulate matter makes sunsets pretty, but not vivid

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor May 9, 2023

In fall of 2020, California skies were stained red due to the smoke from the fires burning all across the state. The smoke gave the skies a dull, maroon hue. It was one of the most prominent examples of...

 Oil drill sites are being set up in Alaska for the recently passed project, the Willow Project.

The Thunder of Willow

Nishita Mukherjee, Managing Editor May 7, 2023

The Biden administration decided to pass The Willow Project, on March 13 of this year, a decision that has gained quite a reaction from the general public. The Willow Project references the American...

DVHS seniors Sarvagya (Aryan) Srivastava and Arnav Soni are currently designing a biodegradable tampon using organic material from bananas.

DVHS seniors aim to create biodegradable tampon

Dougherty Valley seniors Sarvagya (Aryan) Srivastava and Arnav Soni recently launched their company EcoTamp in an attempt to further the fight for menstrual equity. Currently prototyping free, biodegradable...

Many rivers and creeks across the state are flooding and spreading into towns and communities.

California’s recent megastorms are more than just an outlier- it’s a pattern

Ella Shen and Saanvi Haridas January 31, 2023

For the first time in decades, California has been hit with multiple fierce winter rainstorms. Creeks and ponds that have been dry all year long filled up and many residents across the state are being...

With soup on paintings and other eco-vandalism actions, the climate change gambit is changing.

Climate activists seek unexpected outlets to convey their urgent message

Udita Jonnala and Mitali Mittal January 24, 2023

Eco-vandalism is on the rise after two students, Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland, tossed soup on “Sunflowers”, a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, to protest against the use of fossil fuels in October...

The concept of lab-grown meat has the potential to solve the global challenges associated with climate change and food production, yet the high cost and shortage of available technology still obstruct widespread implementation.

Cultured meat paves the way for a more sustainable future

Allan Zhang, Copy Editor December 14, 2022

On Nov. 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first cultured meat product, lab-grown chicken produced by food technology company UPSIDE Foods. Faced with increasing concerns about the...

California aims to eliminate the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, a policy that many viewed to be a step in the right direction against greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

California tackles climate change by restricting gas-powered vehicle sales

Akilesh Kale and Allan Zhang October 3, 2022

On Aug. 25, 2022, California passed a policy that would prohibit the sale of new gas-powered cars and light trucks within the state by the year 2035. Although this proposal, Advanced Clean Cars II, does...

The Trash-Free stand at the weekly San Ramon Farmer’s Market in the City Center Bishop Ranch invites locals and businesses to participate in the program

San Ramon’s Trash-Free program encourages sustainability among locals with customer incentives

Kimberly Cui, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

The City of San Ramon implemented “Trash-Free” this April to encourage local businesses and residents to reduce single-use foodware.  The program recently expanded a subproject on drinks, designed...

Contra Costa County brought together over 800 volunteers this year, collecting over 10,000 pounds of trash

California’s Coastal Cleanup Day unites volunteers against plastic pollution

Ella Shen, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2022

California’s 38th annual Coastal Cleanup Day takes place on Sept. 17 , 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. An average of 70,000 volunteers from around the state participate in this global event, with over 50 countries...

Plastic lines many of Californias beaches, devastating both the land and seas around it.

The plastic pollution pandemic

Ella Shen, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2022

While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over our lives, another more subtle pandemic is growing: the plastic pandemic. The pandemic has increased usage of sanitary plastic products, which are being washed...

Dougherty Valleys prospective bike co-op strive to allow students to use school owned bikes throughout the school year.

Dougherty Valley’s prospective bike co-op rides in a positive direction

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath and Jade Wang May 19, 2022

Late students are certainly not an anomaly at Dougherty Valley High School. Every morning, a handful of students rush through the front gates at the sound of the late bell, all with different excuses....

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