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Paul Vega powers performing arts program

Paul Vega powers performing arts program

Meghan Dhillon

October 22, 2018


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art, People

The lights dim in the theater, the plush velvet curtains open and the show begins. The silent creator behind each of the beautiful productions here at DVHS, Mr. Paul Vega has been involved in theater arts since he was 11 years old. However, he has played more roles than just the passionate teacher he ...

New school psychologist Monica Fuller helps Dougherty Valley students to get back on their feet

New school psychologist Monica Fuller helps Dougherty Valley students to get back on their feet

Teju Anand, Assistant Photography Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under People

There are an innumerable number of students of all grades at Dougherty Valley High School that have learning disabilities, low self-esteem and difficulty in communicating with peers and teachers. Many also struggle with depression and anxiety. This is Mrs. Monica Fuller’s seventh year as a psychologist. A...

Assistant Principal Charlie Litten leaps into Dougherty with a plan

Assistant Principal Charlie Litten leaps into Dougherty with a plan

Sraavya Sambara and Kavin Kumaravel

October 12, 2018


Filed under People

Assistant Principal Charlie Litten welcomes the challenge of his new job and looks for unique ways to nurture the success of Dougherty students with his extensive experience teaching mindfulness. Prior to arriving at Dougherty, Litten worked as a resource specialist for 17 years at Foothill Middle...

Artists of DV: Enya Pan

Artists of DV: Enya Pan

Anika Garg, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Artists of DV, People

Enya Pan, a junior at DVHS, is an up-and-coming artist who’s overcome adversity to become an accomplished and developed artist. Pan describes her style as “very simple line strokes in ink pen,” which had been heavily influenced by her experience being cyberbullied through her art account on Instag...

Assistant Principal Sarah Landry looks to make a difference at Dougherty

Assistant Principal Sarah Landry looks to make a difference at Dougherty

Kavin Kumaravel and Sraavya Sambara

October 2, 2018


Filed under People

Assistant Principal Sarah Landry flashes us a bright smile through the window of her office while simultaneously conversing with a teacher and answering a phone call. After two phone calls and a couple of apologetic smiles, Landry turns to us, presses her elbows on the desk and tells us that she’s ...

Wildcats gain a new football coach

Wildcats gain a new football coach

Caroline Lobel and Harshita Neralla

September 27, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, People, Sports

It’s a new football season, and with it comes a new coach, Brandon Black. As Black enters his 16th year of football coaching this season, he reflects on his recent years and his excitement for this coming season. Despite his position as a defensive coordinator at Dublin High, Black was glad to ...

Hear from Another World: For Patricia, an American Dream slowly deteriorating

Hear from Another World: For Patricia, an American Dream slowly deteriorating

Daniel Shen, Managing Editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under Hear from Another World, People, Showcase

If you glanced at her as she strode down the hallway or saw her laughing with her friends, she might just seem like the average San Ramon teenager. Her black hair is tied back in a ponytail. She cradles two textbooks in her left arm. Her T-shirt reads “The Pride,” printed in a Dougherty blue. ...

Practicing plogging paves path to a prettier planet

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2018


Filed under People

When I first yelled “Hey Jonathan! Do you plog?” to DVHS senior Jonathan Chen one day in our Government class, he paused for five seconds, before yelling back—“What?” Plogging is an exercise activity that combines jogging and the picking up of litter. It began as an organized activity in...

Racquetball player Nikita Chauhan “serves” success on the court

Racquetball player Nikita Chauhan “serves” success on the court

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under People, Showcase, Sports

Making waves as a young athlete in a sport not often recognized, Dougherty Valley High School junior Nikita Chauhan, a Team USA racquetball player, dominates daily on the racquetball court.

D.V. rapper Jonan: The Barzbarian isn’t afraid to face the music

Daniel Shen, Managing Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, On-Campus Art, People

“If it wasn’t for music, I probably wouldn’t even be here today.” To Jonan Harris-Beck, better known as JonanTheBarzbarian on the online audio-sharing platform SoundCloud, music is everything. In the eyes of many his music may sound like mainstream bubblegum rap. In reality, the high school junior’s songs reflect personal experiences and social themes much different from, and mature than, the standard. Many of his ideas come from the personal conflicts he faced in his ...

Behind barbed wire: Remembering Japanese Internment in America

Megan Tsang, Taylor Atienza, and Vikram Balasubramanian

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, People, Showcase

Tribune reporter, Megan Tsang, sits down with her maternal grandmother, Takeko Murano Tanisawa. “Betty”, as she was known to friends, spent her formative years incarcerated with her family of 14 after the signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942. “Follow me.” My grandma leads me thr...

Off the beaten path: Somerville

Off the beaten path: Somerville

Armaan Rashid and Anumita Jain

January 27, 2018


Filed under People

U.S. history teacher Mr. Johann Somerville’s first teaching experience — as a TA in college — inspired him to pursue a career in education. “I was nervous,” he says. “I sat down and I was literally sweating, they were asking me questions, I’m just anxiety all over the board, and about ...

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