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The situation from 1918 has been delivered to 2020

Masks in 1918 versus 2020
October 1, 2020

Just a bit after 2020 started, we found ourselves in a pandemic due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 is a threatening virus that was initially introduced as something passing, like the common...

The race to find a COVID-19 vaccine: virologists are closer than expected

Several research groups propose timelines for a COVID-19 vaccine, but next steps remain unclear
September 14, 2020

Rumors are spreading of a potential COVID-19 vaccine available for public use as soon as Nov. 2020. However, many issues come along with the discovery of this vaccine. It seems like an unlikely occurrence,...

States recruit health care professionals to combat COVID-19

New York National Guard members Reagan Long and Naomi Velez register patients at a COVID-19 testing location in Glenn Island Park, New Rochelle, on March 14.
May 3, 2020
States have struggled to expand the workforce of medical professionals, thus resorting to deploying those waiting for licenses, retired or graduating from medical school.

A novel AI paves the way for new antibiotic production

A novel AI paves the way for new antibiotic production
April 23, 2020

MIT researchers made a scientific breakthrough in the field of medicine by creating an AI-based program that could find new potential antibiotic molecules on Feb. 20, making way for curing diseases that...

France ban on chick culling takes step forward for animal rights

Male chickens produce neither eggs nor palatable meat, so they are not useful in the poultry industry.
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...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for Contra Costa residents

From broad international initiatives to local high school-run efforts, people around the world have joined the fight against COVID-19.
February 25, 2020

In this situation, the information could change rapidly. Although this story is updated frequently, please refer to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS),...

Laughing matters: The science behind humor

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,...

BART takes precautionary measures to prevent “transit death spiral”

Without preventative measures, BART could fall down a historically predictable
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:...

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts
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...

AP Biology encounters life and nature at Cal Academy of Sciences

Junior Cheryl Shin gazes upward at the exotic fish in the flooded rain forest exhibit in the Aquarium. “My favorite part of the AP Bio field trip was being able to explore the museum with my friends. I got really excited in the aquarium and butterfly exhibits and it was just a fun day with friends,” she said.
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...

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

A family wearing N95 masks evacuates Paradise, which remains permeated with hazardous smoke from the Camp Fire.
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...

DV art classes get the funding they need

DV art classes get the funding they need
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...

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