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The Countdown: a series

The Countdown: a series

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief October 14, 2021

Caring is the hardest part. Which is ironic, given the outstanding consequences of the alternative. When I think about the things I care about most—or that trigger the most guilt—I think about...

Grades impact ones mental health, and in a world where it seems that the grades are the ones who control you, many of us often feel overstressed and loose confidence.

Letter grades are fueling the fire of students’ stress

Shereen Ahmed and Mayukhi Katragadda October 11, 2021

Schoology: a new website Dougherty Valley High School has now started using to post grades, and receive homework assignments. But as Bea Elisa Roxas, a Dougherty Valley senior, describes it: “it’s...

Fast fashion is killing our Earth, as it is the second largest contributor to carbon emissions.

Shedding light on the over-consumption of fast fashion

Shreya Jagannathan and Suhani Kashyap October 5, 2021

As I was sitting in bed, scrolling through TikTok, I found numerous videos of teenage girls filming massive SHEIN hauls. Sound familiar? Each haul included at least a hundred and fifty dollars worth of...

Asian Americans lack the history to find a tangible understanding of their purpose in America, leaving many feeling stranded.

Lack of Asian American history festers prejudice

Nayja Shah, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

It wasn’t until my English teacher had my class read the article “The Truth Behind Indian American Exceptionalism” during a literature unit that I realized Indian history wasn’t just a random mass...

Poor representation of Asian characters in the media reflects terribly on the “real” Asians, concurrently feeding dangerous perceptions to the public.

Disentangling Asians from the media’s delusions

Daphne Wang, Kimberly Cui, and Grace Yang September 30, 2021

People often protest that the media does not include enough diverse representation, especially of Asian women. But growing up female and Asian, we could argue that we DID, in fact, have representation...

In spite of societys constant pessimism, incredible progress was achieved in the past few decades and it will be again.

Mindsets and Movements: an introduction

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief September 28, 2021

“I have a new mantra,” I explained to my friend as we walked out of A period US Government in the first week of school. “At the beginning of the school year, I always tell myself that I have to start...

In 118 images, recordings of music and natural sounds, and greetings in 55 languages, scientists attempted to capture the whole of humanity.

The Museum of Us: an introduction

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief September 27, 2021

Dear reader, In 1977, we launched a record of ourselves into space.  The Voyager spacecraft carried a 12-inch, gold-plated phonograph record which would travel beyond our solar system. It would...

To Personify a Statistic: an introduction

To Personify a Statistic: an introduction

Mahika Arya, Web Editor in Chief September 27, 2021

Dear reader, I would like to preface this by saying that I have never taken a statistics course. I think, unknowingly, I’ve always been fascinated by numbers (no matter my distaste for math. Arithmetic...

The intersections of social media and homecoming ask culture have impacted the acceptable demonstration of teenage relationships.

The false nature of social media renders homecoming asks more complex than posters and flowers

Hannah Wang, News Editor September 26, 2021

The elusive homecoming proposal. The ultimate public declaration of love, or maybe just friendship in high school. I don’t know how many times I’ve walked down the halls mid-September to early October...

The YouTube algorithm was discovered to be unpredictable and hard to use

Cracking the Algorithm: taking a look inside Youtube

Mitali Mittal and Carina Liu August 24, 2021

High school and college students have been spending increasing amounts of time on YouTube this past summer, and many of them have been finding conflicts with the algorithm.  With COVID-19 keeping everyone...

Overlooked issues within Dougherty Valley High Schools dress code foster the potential for unfair discipline.

Uncovering and examining Dougherty Valley High School’s dress code

Jade Wang and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath August 16, 2021

In 2016, Leah John, a freshman at Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS), experienced her first interaction with the dress code.  While doing quiet work in one of her classes, John’s teacher called...

My Lola and Lolo (Grandmother and Grandfather in Tagalog) sitting with my Dad and Uncle in Hong Kong after leaving the Philippines to flee martial law. That would be one of the last times they were in the Philippines for the rest of their lives.

What It’s like to Grow up White

Samuel Minioza June 12, 2021

I’m white. For anyone who’s looked at me before, that sounds almost like a ridiculous statement. My skin is tan, my nose is flat and I have almond shaped eyes. For even someone who’s heard of...

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