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Letter from the editor

Irene Chang, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Weird time in my life,” observed a classmate through an Instagram caption. Couldn’t agree more. This overbearingly simplistic, casual statement strikes me as the epitome of the teenage existence. Sounds about right — not quite complaint, not quite angst, just tolerance. After all the intens...

Human natural selection: what it’s like to be held back by your own neurochemistry

Serena Shen, Co-A&E Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Human natural selection: what it’s like to be held back by your own neurochemistry Natural selection. Darwin’s theory of evolution. When learning of these phenomena in Biology class, we envision cheetahs chasing down and catching the slowest gazelle in the Sahara, frogs mastering the art of camo...

Students should take handwritten notes to better comprehend content

Ronit Kumar, Assistant Sports Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In middle school, I often wondered why many teachers required me to take handwritten notes while other students received printed notes. I complained about the extra time it took to produce handwritten notes than simply typing them up. However, I have come to realize that handwritten notes actually help...

Out with the old and in with the truth: does DV recycle?

Karen Wang, Opinions Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I was told that DV doesn’t recycle in my first week here. After jokingly berating a friend for chucking a stack of papers into the trash, she laughed, then gave me kind of a weird look, like she was about to divulge some sort of secret. “Hey, you know that we don’t actually recycle, right?” I ...

A Conservative Spotlight

A Conservative Spotlight

May 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One month ago, the Tribune sent out a market research survey to gain an understanding of what readers would like more of in the future. A common suggestion was more exposure and respect for conservative opinions. In light of the political polarization currently plaguing the U.S., the Tribune reached ...

In defense of a “crazy mother”

Amanda Su, Managing Editor

April 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I was a freshman at the time, probably only five feet tall, shrinking under the weight of my thousand-pound backpack, and I was — and still am — very fearful of confrontations with teachers. But after missing 15 minutes of a mandatory school activity, I mentally prepared myself to ask a teacher...

Why senioritis isn’t half-bad

Irene Chang, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

If you’re a senior who’s still powering through the last stretch of the school year with grades at a record high and your brain burning with the fire of intellect and the hunger for knowledge, then I have an infinite store of admiration for you. If, instead, you’re a senior who feels more obligation towards...

The SRVUSD homework policy is best for students

Lily Houlston, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

During the 2015-2016 school year, a new homework policy was implemented, limiting the amount of homework students could be given on school nights, weekends and breaks. Weighted classes, however, were excepted from the policy and thus have no limitations regarding homework volume. Many AP and honors stud...

No such thing as “too Chinese”

Elisa Fang, Co-News Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“You need to fix this,” my teacher said, holding my personal narrative in her hands. Her eyes bore into mine, but I didn’t feel threatened. I looked at her expecting – “How?” “It sounds too Chinese,” she continued. I looked a little longer. In fifth grade, I found no problem with t...

Your faith is not a security threat

Sasha Hassan, A&E Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In light of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, many have spoken out, claiming his executive order unfairly targets Muslims. Through his comments during his campaign on creating a Muslim database or banning their entry from the US entirely, it becomes increasingly clear what purpo...

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