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Practicing plogging paves path to a prettier planet

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2018


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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


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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.

Artists of DV: Jonan Harris-Beck

Artists of DV: Jonan Harris-Beck

Daniel Shen, Managing Editor

March 8, 2018


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“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 ...

Behind barbed wire: Remembering Japanese Internment in America

Megan Tsang, Taylor Atienza, and Vikram Balasubramanian

February 22, 2018


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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


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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 ...

Ghiassy gives life to Dougherty as new Biology teacher

Sasha Hassan and Kavin Kumaravel

November 27, 2017


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Passionate about her role as a mother and an educator, Mrs. Elizabeth Ghiassy strives to bring out the best in her students through her new job as a biology teacher. It’s not uncommon to see a crowd of students awaiting her patient assistance during lunch. The ease and confidence with which she handles...

Colard makes a strong cultural connection at Dougherty

Sasha Hassan and Kavin Kumaravel

September 28, 2017


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  With seven years of teaching experience and plenty of enthusiasm, Mrs. Sarah Colard is Dougherty’s newest French III teacher.   Born in France, Colard moved to Cameroon when she was nine months old, where she lived for 13 years until her parents’ divorce. She then returned to F...

Intrigued by antiquity: Marcia Harmon

Intrigued by antiquity: Marcia Harmon

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2017


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“Do you know what antiques are?” she asks. My mind races to comprehend her words. Is this a trick question? Aren’t antiques, just, old things? In Downtown Danville sits a little shop called Cottage Jewel, an eclectic collection of layers and layers of history displayed in the form of old clothing, br...

Long-time DVHS coach departs for Bishop Gorman

Long-time DVHS coach departs for Bishop Gorman

Sean Walker, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


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Brian Freitas, Former Varsity Baseball Coach and long time DV Staff Member leaves after 10 years Brian Freitas, Dougherty’s first Athletic Director and one of its original staff members, will be leaving after 10 years of teaching physical education and coaching varsity baseball at Dougherty for Bish...

Clare Shin, Dougherty’s own Katniss Everdeen

Megan Tsang, Features Editor

May 26, 2017


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Like most Dougherty students, sophomore Clare Shin hopes to pursue a career in medicine. But, unlike most students, she’s also one of the best young archers in the nation. In 2015, she was ranked second in the nation for her age division after competing in the Easton Junior Olympic Archery Development (...

Meet up with Ms. Macy

Meet up with Ms. Macy

Elisa Fang, Sasha Hassan, and Kavin Kumaravel

May 17, 2017


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In her first year as a teacher, Jennifer Macy decided to join Dougherty Valley’s staff, teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 — multiplying the fun at Dougherty. Like many others, whose interests become apparent throughout their career as a student, Macy was inspired to become a teacher as far back...

Liddle brings a little somethin’ to Dougherty Valley

Liddle brings a little somethin’ to Dougherty Valley

Sasha Hassan and Kavin Kumaravel

March 8, 2017


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    Dougherty’s newest AP World History and World Geography teacher Evan Liddle brings a unique personality to his classes. “I grew up in Salinas High so I attended Salinas High School. Then I went to the University of California at Santa Barbara. For my teaching license and master’s...

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