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France ban on chick culling takes step forward for animal rights

France ban on chick culling takes step forward for animal rights

Aditi Lappathi and Eva Shen

March 21, 2020

Countless chickens are hatched in order to produce the 65 billion chickens that are consumed each year. However, male chicks are deemed unpalatable, resulting in the deaths of seven billion chicks annually. This process, known as chick culling, is more common than we like to think, since most of ...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for Contra Costa residents

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for Contra Costa residents

Daniel Shen, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

In this situation, information could change rapidly. Please refer to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) or other similarly reputable sources for the latest updates. ...

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...

BART takes precautionary measures to prevent “transit death spiral”

BART takes precautionary measures to prevent “transit death spiral”

Claire Zhang and Oce Bohra

October 24, 2019

In a recent episode of Netflix's “Patriot Act,” comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj noted that most transit systems in the country are rapidly losing their ridership. BART is not an exception: the number of passengers decreased from 128.5 million in 2016 to 120.6 million in 2019, with ...

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

May 26, 2019

Many headlines today warn of climate change. They cite statistics showing data that global temperatures are increasing, among other effects. Other articles strongly urge action as they emphasize the limited time we have left to mitigate the effects of global warming. We also see and hear about political actions...

AP Biology encounters life and nature at Cal Academy of Sciences

AP Biology encounters life and nature at Cal Academy of Sciences

Daniel Shen, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2019

On April 23, DVHS's AP Biology classes, taught by Mrs. Minu Basu and Mrs. Pam Sheppel, visited the California Academy of Sciences, witnessing the most exotic forms of life in the museum's myriad of environmental exhibits.

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

Rahul Kumar, Guest Contributor

December 6, 2018

Paradise, a once-beautiful Californian city full of golf courses, boats, museums and beautiful parks, has been devastated by the Camp Fire that began on Nov. 8, 2018. Every morning, Mount Diablo glorifies San Ramon with its majestic, refreshing rays. But at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, what normally...

DV art classes get the funding they need

DV art classes get the funding they need

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor

October 13, 2018

With an increase in the number of students enrolled in them and adequate funds from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Dougherty Valley art classes have been provided with all of the new technology that it needs. One class that has required more funding over time is Computer Arts and Gr...

Dennis steps up to teach new Environmental Chemistry class at DV

Dennis steps up to teach new Environmental Chemistry class at DV

Sasha Hassan, News Editor

September 16, 2018

“Isn’t it so cute?” Ms. Karen Dennis gushed in front of the classroom, brandishing a heat resistant mitt for holding heated beakers. She playfully snapped the red rubber mitt like a hinged jaw while chuckling. Her class, a small, sleepy first period in room 2201 with only 26 students, would...

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,...

Promising developments emerge in cancer research

Maitri Parikh and Oce Bohra

September 28, 2017

On Aug. 30, the Food and Drug Administration green-lighted the first gene therapy for leukemia, a landmark decision that opened the door to a new wave of cancer treatments. Revolutionary in its approach, the treatment, marketed as Kymriah by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, will be administered to a grou...

CAST and NGSS represent new era in scientific education

Elaine Yang, Contributor

May 30, 2017

On April 26, Dougherty Valley’s sophomore population woke up extra early — on a Wednesday, no less — to take the California Science Test (CAST), marking a transition in science education. This year’s test was a pilot, meaning that it is being used to measure how well it functions, and how ...

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