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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...

No such thing as “too Chinese”

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

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, News 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...

DVHS stereotype of academic success is untrue

DVHS stereotype of academic success is untrue

Skyler Spears and Vikram Balasubramanian

March 8, 2017


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion

DVHS: home of the Wildcats, AP classes, the highest SRVUSD standardized testing scores and a SAT average many points above the national average. But within the school’s walls, students know that everyone isn't so high achieving; an ordinary student doesn’t take five weighted classes or get straight ...

Dear introverts: a letter from an extrovert

Irene Chang, Editor In Chief

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Strobe lights dart around the walls and arch up to the ceiling. Booming music with a rhythmic bass just short of earsplitting thuds incessantly. The floor below the speakers teems with people more tightly compacted per square foot than a can of sardines. Noise, crowds and the heavy-hanging odor of tramp...

Animals given as gifts suffer in the long run

Lily Houlston, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Animals are an all-too commonly received gift during the holidays, and are given by people who have good intentions but are making an ultimately poor choice, as these animals have a higher chance of being mistreated or abandoned. Animals are generally not a suitable gift to give anyone. Getting a new pet is...

Community college: exploring the stigma among D.V. students

Community college: exploring the stigma among D.V. students

Musa Tariq, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion, Showcase

College application season has swept DV seniors in a wave of tension and haste as students apply to institutions of higher learning all across the nation, with many seeking entry to prestigious, big name schools. However, when the idea of community college is brought up, it is considered to be the com...

The art of third wheeling: a guide on how to do it well

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s not a predicament anyone likes to be in. When you’re having the time of your life with that good ‘ol friend of yours (carpe diem! As your favorite elementary school teacher used to say), the cloud of uncomfortable silences and averting your eyes from the most horrid game of tonsil tennis, looms...

Markdowns and mayhem: exploring Black Friday behavior

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

December 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Arrests, occasional deaths and a number of injuries serve as a rather tumultuous antecedent of the holiday season. This year, a Walmart customer was shot and killed in an argument over a parking spot, according to the New York Post. Two years prior, the Greater Manchester Police was summoned to s...

Just be yourself, but also be who colleges want you to be

Irene Chang, Editor In Chief

December 17, 2016


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion

As the entrance of fall in San Ramon is announced by the 40-degree mornings that spike into 70-degree afternoons, high school seniors around the nation begin to think about how their future is weighed in the gnarly, evil 650-words-or-less hands of college applications. The stressful process of throwi...

Real talk: you don’t have a better grasp on reality than your political opponent

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Our current political discussion recklessly makes assumptions about reality and people using “reality rhetoric” that leads to an anxious, polarized population. “Reality rhetoric” is a confluence of terms and buzzwords that shut down political discourse by attacking any person making an argume...

New North Carolina body camera law erodes public trust

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

In instances of police brutality, the government ought to release videos under public demand. Contrary to this, North Carolina’s House Bill 972 (HB 972), signed into law in July, demands that a court needs to order the release of such videos if the public wants to view them. North Carolina Secreta...

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