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In their relentless pursuit for a cure, Geri and Zachary Landman redefine the limits of hope as they navigate the uncharted territory of their daughters rare genetic disorder.

Landman Family’s Quest to Defy Rare Disease Sparks Hope for Rare Disease Research

Shreyas Sambara and Shreya Jagannathan May 24, 2023

At just four months old, Tri-Valley physicians Geri and Zachary Landman’s daughter, Lucy Landman, was diagnosed with PGAP3, a rare genetic disorder that presently has no known treatment or cure.  By...

Tech layoffs in major companies, such as Meta and Google, affect thousands of employees and raises  concerns about the trajectory of the industry.

Technology company layoffs prompt concerns over the future of the computer science industry

Anaisha Das, Mitali Mittal, and Allan Zhang April 12, 2023

As major tech companies, such Meta and Amazon, lay off tens of thousands of employees, many have raised concerns regarding the effect these mass layoffs will have on current students’ perception of the...

 In light of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, the rise of decentralized social media platforms like Mastodon has raised questions about the regulation of modern social media.

Twitter and Mastodon raise questions about free speech and social media regulation

Mitali Mittal and Allan Zhang February 6, 2023

Amid concerns about hate speech and censorship following Elon Musk’s October 2022 acquisition of Twitter, many users have migrated to decentralized forms of social media such as Mastodon. Though Musk’s...

ChatGPT raises questions about its implications on student learning for english subjects.

ChatGPT prompts concerns over academic integrity

ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence chatbot launched by Open AI, raises concerns over academic dishonesty and student learning by teachers, especially at Dougherty Valley High School. Released to...

The rise of automation and artificial intelligence in recent years has sparked debate regarding their economic and ethical implications.

Automation generates the future of the workplace

Allan Zhang, Copy Editor February 1, 2023

In an age of information and technological advancement, automation and artificial intelligence have made immense strides in the workplace, while raising questions about the effects and ethics of integrating...

DVHS seniors Sarvagya (Aryan) Srivastava and Arnav Soni are currently designing a biodegradable tampon using organic material from bananas.

DVHS seniors aim to create biodegradable tampon

Dougherty Valley seniors Sarvagya (Aryan) Srivastava and Arnav Soni recently launched their company EcoTamp in an attempt to further the fight for menstrual equity. Currently prototyping free, biodegradable...

The concept of lab-grown meat has the potential to solve the global challenges associated with climate change and food production, yet the high cost and shortage of available technology still obstruct widespread implementation.

Cultured meat paves the way for a more sustainable future

Allan Zhang, Copy Editor December 14, 2022

On Nov. 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first cultured meat product, lab-grown chicken produced by food technology company UPSIDE Foods. Faced with increasing concerns about the...

Mindy Lee discusses her experiences being a woman in STEM.

Female engineers shine the light for future generations of girls

Mitali Mittal, Social Media Manager November 8, 2022

Mindy Lee is a Site Reliability Engineer at Google who took time recently to answer questions about her experiences as a female in a STEM field, and also to give advice for future female engineers.  Question:...

Tech layoffs in major companies, such as Meta and Google, affect thousands of employees and raises  concerns about the trajectory of the industry.

SRVUSD strengthens cybersecurity in an effort to protect student privacy

Mitali Mittal, Social Media Manager October 27, 2022

During the 2020-2021 school year, students and teachers started using more online education applications due to remote learning. As many of these applications have become more prevalent even with the transition...

a doctor giving a booster shot to a patient

Getting booster shots is the new normal

Mason Fang, Mitali Mittal, Aditya Arora, and Allan Zhang October 26, 2021

On Sept. 22, the FDA authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot for individuals in specific demographic groups, resulting in high demand for the vaccine while experts consider a future with regular...

A gloved hand holds a dosage of COVID-19 vaccine and a syringe needle with a green checkmark to the left of the hand.

Three people who want the COVID-19 vaccine voice their opinions

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

On Dec. 11, 2020, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, it has been a topic that many people have talked about, with some people voicing their opinions....

disruption of circadian rhythm can lead to fatigue and impaired cognitive abilities.

How To Maximize Your Performance On Exams: A Biological Overview

Faizan Azhar, PR Editor January 21, 2021

Oftentimes, students stay up late the night before an exam to get extra last-minute studying in. However, this extra study time that may seem to give an advantage the next day only hurts students.  There...

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