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San Ramon housing crisis prices teachers out

San Ramon housing crisis prices teachers out

Sraavya Sambara, Vivian Kuang, Sanjana Ranganathan, Michael Han, and Sneha Cheenath

December 6, 2019

Former Dougherty Valley High School math teacher Mr. Colin O’Haire spent the first nine years of his teaching career in San Ramon. Yet as rent increased, he and his wife, who also taught in San Ramon, struggled to find a comfortable house for their growing family — even on two full-time teacher s...

Laughing matters: The science behind humor

Lauren Chen and Amrita Himmatraopet

November 8, 2019

“Laughter is the best medicine” is a common cliché, but countless clinical trials and years of research demonstrate that laughing can actually improve your mental health in a variety of ways. In fact, even at Dougherty Valley, many use laughter as a coping mechanism on a daily basis. Researcher...

SRVEA and SRVUSD “strike” up a conversation

SRVEA and SRVUSD “strike” up a conversation

Daniel Shen, Sraavya Sambara, Elisa Fang, Taylor Atienza, and Michael Han

March 21, 2019

After weeks of disagreement on union proposals, negotiations between the Board of Education of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) and the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) regarding district budget management drew to a Tentative Agreement on March 8. The three articles ...

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...

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.

Teachers struggle to live and work in San Ramon

Teachers struggle to live and work in San Ramon

Andrew Chuang and Karen Wang

December 2, 2016

Dougherty High School teachers are struggling to live in San Ramon due to a combination of a high cost of living, relatively low salaries and a lack of subsidized housing from the district. In a survey made available to all Dougherty staff members, only 15 of the 60 responders said that they live...

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

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

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

Finding the funnel for senior funds

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...

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