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Overlooked issues within Dougherty Valley High School's 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...

The importance of thanking your teachers: letters of recommendation

Daniela Wise-Rojas, Ariel Wang, Aria Khalique, and Geneva Xie February 15, 2021

College application season is coming to a close. March and April loom in February's shadow; the months where most seniors start to hear back from schools. An often overlooked piece of the application process-letters...

Throughout the struggles and difficult experiences of life, please reach out to those who can support and care for you. It's okay to ask for help. You are not alone.

You are not alone: an open letter to the DVHS student body

Rachel Decker, Adviser December 17, 2020

Dear Wildcats, I want to preface this by saying that if I offend you in any way or seem disingenuous, I deeply apologize. Perhaps it’s selfish of me to want to write to you, but after recent events...

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

Dougherty Valley should embrace more female authors

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief 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

Vivian Kuang and Kavin Kumaravel 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

Jade Wang, Opinions Editor 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

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor 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

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief 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?

Daniela Wise-Rojas, Social Media Editor 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

Rachel Decker, Adviser 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

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief 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

Sarah Kim and Michael Han 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...

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