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The perils of categorization

The perils of categorization

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion, Social Issues

When I was younger, my self-perception was limited to essentially one question: which Hogwarts house would I be a part of? My friends were sure I would be a Ravenclaw, but I took every online quiz I could find until one validated my opinion: Slytherin. Houses in Hogwarts, lineages in Greek mythology...

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times

Michael Han, Assistant News Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion, Student Life

It's 9:58 p.m. You browse through the row of green check marks across the top of the screen, and you only need one more. As your anxiety rises, you double your efforts to finish the question. However, you’re inexplicably unable to submit your answer. You glance at the clock in the corner of your scr...

DV breaks traditional barriers surrounding Homecoming

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

October 22, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion, Social Issues, Student Life

As the 2018 Homecoming dance comes to an end, we are prompted to reflect on a time of deep emotional stress and social judgment. Homecoming can often be perceived as a rather taxing event, placing a high standard in regards to the reputation of DV’s student population. In this field, Dougherty persev...

Finding validation: bright screens versus black mirrors

Riya Bindlish, Opinions Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion

“Just don’t compare yourself to others and you’ll be fine,” my college-bound friend said. It seemed relatively easy at the time; I didn’t truly understand the importance of that statement until my junior year, aka the one where everyone goes “I'm not going to an Ivy League!” The fi...

Destigmatizing DV mental illness

Riya Bindlish, Opinions Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion, Social Issues, Student Life

The hallways look a lot different now — at least to me. I see something that I didn’t see before. It prowls around, consuming us, slowly, and attacking us at our weakest moments. Yes, there’s a creature hidden in the shadows. One that is constantly overlooked, yet omnipresent and deadly: mental...

DV’s culture of comparison harms self-worth

Sraavya Sambara, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion, Social Issues

A thick blanket of low-lying fog envelops students at Dougherty Valley High School. In one breath the fog enters the lungs. From there, its effects are immediate and noxious. The students jolt forward convulsively, and suddenly it’s as if everything, and everyone, is different. A classmate is n...

Viewpoint: School dances breed coercion

Miguel Dickenson, Assistant Opinions and Sports Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion

Prom is just around the corner, and pretty soon prom asks will begin to inundate your Instagram feed. Generally, school dances such as prom allow wishful (and very hormonal), teenagers to go on a “date” with the person of their choosing. And due to established societal norms, it is typically the boys...

Should school reading be bound by the book?

Megan Tsang, Features Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, Opinion

It’s a familiar sight at Dougherty Valley High School: a long line of students disappearing into the abyss of the textbook room. An AP Literature class is picking up the next mark on their list, “Wuthering Heights.” “This looks boring,” says a girl, with a roll of her eyes. Other students ...

Students should take handwritten notes to better comprehend content

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, 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 D.V. recycle?

Karen Wang, Opinions Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, 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 ...

Why senioritis isn’t half-bad

Irene Chang, Editor In Chief

April 18, 2017


Filed under On-Campus Perspectives, 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 On-Campus Perspectives, 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...

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