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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

Faizan Azhar, Assistant Web Manager

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, but the speed of development would be a remarkable progression in the world of vaccination....

A novel AI paves the way for new antibiotic production

A novel AI paves the way for new antibiotic production

Mahika Arya, Web Manager

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 have longtime evaded cures. The concept of artificial intelligence has been on the rise in the latest ...

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.

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: most of us hav...

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.

Daniel Shen, Daniela Wise, Shereen Ahmed, and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath

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), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), or other simil...

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”

Without preventative measures, BART could fall down a historically predictable

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 the tr...

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

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.

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

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

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,...

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