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Dougherty Valley should embrace more female authors

Margaret Atwood, Zora Neale Hurston and Virginia Woolf remain icons in literature.
April 27, 2020

Dougherty’s English department has made many efforts to widen the voice of minority authors through their book selection. Books such as “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah and “The Absolutely True Diary...

Historical simulations bring real-life tension into classrooms

February 13, 2020

In social studies classrooms around the nation, students are assigned to participate in debates or simulation activities touching on sensitive subjects.  Despite controversy, many teachers pursue simulations...

Commercialization of summer programs excludes low-income students

February 9, 2020

Last summer I spent three weeks in downtown Boston with more than 500 students on the scattered campus of Emerson College, researching and debating for 12 hours a day at one of the most popular speech...

Academia: it’s time to “write” the way

January 12, 2020

Literature held to the highest esteem is that which portrays characteristics of concision while simultaneously maintaining brevity. In other words, the best writing is clear and to-the-point.  When...

Changing the stigma around “bad” grades

December 7, 2019

We’ve all experienced the heartbreaking moment when we fall short of our academic goals even when we’ve worked our hardest. It feels bad — but here’s why it shouldn’t. If you’re like me...

What is the value of a grade?

December 5, 2019

“Did you see? The test was posted!” Such a phrase is all too common in the hallways of Dougherty. Students stop their conversations with eyes wide open, fumble to unlock their phone, and open School...

Where you go to college does matter, but not for the reason that you think

November 19, 2019

Yesterday, one of my editor-in-chiefs sighed, exasperated. “I’m tired of people telling me it doesn’t matter where I’ll go to college, that wherever I go, I’ll end up happy! It does matter!”...

History textbooks tell a skewed story

November 6, 2019

History classes have the unique ability to affect the belief systems of an entire nation. They are key in establishing cultural sensitivity and bridging the gap between the past and the present.  However,...

Relearning how to learn

October 19, 2019

“Will this be graded?”  Whenever a teacher distributes an assignment, there’s inevitably one student who will ask. Don’t deny it; even if you aren’t usually the one asking, you’ve totally...

Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system

Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system
October 16, 2019

Along with crisp, golden-brown leaves and the final goodbyes to summer comes yet another school year filled with homework, tests, and most of all, lots of lectures with at least 20 other students. While...

Streetwear clothing reigns supreme in high school halls: the materialistic mindset of teenagers

Streetwear clothing reigns supreme in high school halls: the materialistic mindset of teenagers
October 2, 2019

Although considered “street” wear clothing, skateboard brands such as Supreme, Vans, and Champion have found their way into Dougherty halls. Designed for comfort yet fashionable to say the least, these...

September 11, 2001: Who controls the narrative?

For many TK-12 schools in U.S., including DVHS, simplistic activities such as watching film and reading texts have become the norm for memorial studies on 9/11.
October 2, 2019

18 years ago, two towers came crashing down. 17 years ago, a never-ending stream of drone missiles began to rain down on the Middle East. As of today, millions of innocent civilians are dead in the name...

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