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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

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 ...

Artificial intelligence poses questions for the future

Anika Garg, Features Editor

March 8, 2017

New advancements in artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the world — but is this truly good news for the future? Again and again, mankind has developed smarter, more efficient technologies to solve everyday inconveniences we face, but experts warn that the rapid development won’t necessarily...

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