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Dougherty tape art projects spark conversations on campus

Dougherty tape art projects spark conversations on campus

Sraavya Sambara and Eva Shen

April 29, 2020

Featured on walls, in hallways and under staircases throughout the DV campus, tape art made by AP and Advanced Art students has captured and magnified messages relevant to today’s world, ranging from climate change to student stress. These bold, cathartic pieces of public art, made painstakingly with bl...

Michael Schneider: a Bohemian ultrarunner in the making

Schneider (center) races at the Scott Bauhs Invitational on Sept. 28, 2019.

Eva Shen and Harshita Neralla

March 16, 2020

It was mile 17, and Michael Schneider wanted to throw up.  The running-crazed DV senior and aspiring ultrarunner was taking on the California International Marathon, his first ever. By mile 13 he was already feeling the strain in his legs, far too early, and the unshakable notion that the next ha...

SRVEA and SRVUSD reach tentative contract agreement

SRVEA members rally on March 3 outside the SRVUSD office preceding a Board of Education meeting.

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

March 12, 2020

On March 10, at 5:30 a.m., the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) and San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) announced “a comprehensive tentative agreement that resolves all items in their contract negotiations” that would be in place from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022...

Prioritizing electability in politics eviscerates democracy

Going into the 2020 elections, voters should consider policy positions on issues such as healthcare, the environment and the economy, rather than “electability.”

Sanjana Ranganathan and Vivian Kuang

March 1, 2020

According to a Gallup poll from November 2019, 60% of Democrats surveyed prioritized a candidate with the best chance to beat the incumbent Donald Trump, even if the candidate differs from them on many major issues. This concept of “electability” is not new to politics. But with Democrats anxious ...

Dougherty takes a creative spin on classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest”

AJ Sohrabi, as Algernon Moncrieff, and Jose Saramiento, as John Worthing, argue over the name of Ernest.

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

November 29, 2019

Dougherty Valley Drama began their production season with the classic satire play, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. The play revolves around the lives of John Worthing (Jose Saramiento) and Algernon Moncrieff (AJ Sohrabi), and their creation of alter egos to justify traveling incon...

Social Justice projects capture student and staff attention around campus

Seniors Kim Shum, Leila Amiri, Katie Moore, Sami Frias and Sam Mass featured a variety of attire, including a crop top and a hoodie, on a clothing rack for their Social Justice project on victim shaming.

Daniel Shen, Sheyda Ladjevardi, Jade Wang, and Mehek Kandru

November 26, 2019

Last month, more than a dozen Social Justice projects were displayed around Dougherty Valley High School, drawing attention to their portrayals of current issues such as school shootings and sexual assault. Despite being criticized by some for glorifying their subject matters, the projects received ...

Dougherty principal Kravitz passes on torch to incoming Powell

With confirmation from the SRVUSD Board of Education on Nov. 19, Evan Powell entered Dougherty Valley as permanent principal. Former principal Dave Kravitz is set to become SRVUSD's new Director of Secondary Education.

Daniel Shen and Caroline Lobel

November 21, 2019

Evan Powell replaced Dave Kravitz as permanent principal of Dougherty Valley High School on Nov. 20 after approval by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board of Education. The administrative change was one of multiple rearrangements involving middle schools Windemere Ranch and L...

DV students strike for climate change

Dougherty students strike to fight climate change in the quad.

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

October 8, 2019

On Sept. 20, Dougherty students protested and organized a climate strike during the end of fourth period and lunch, joining many students across the country in effort to persuade politicians to treat the climate crisis as a moral obligation. “I am a firm believer that we need to save our environment bef...

San Ramon hosts its first Muslim Day

Members of San Ramon's close community gather at the city's inaugural Muslim Day event.

Daniela Wise and Shereen Ahmed

October 3, 2019

Sabina Zafar hosted the first Muslim Day event at City Hall on Aug. 27 to celebrate Muslim culture in San Ramon and follow up on the establishment of August as Muslim Appreciation Month.  City Councilwoman Sabina Zafar invited people in the community to gather and share ideas; over 90 people atte...

September 11, 2001: Who controls the narrative?

For many TK-12 schools in U.S., including DVHS, simplistic activities such as watching film and reading texts have become the norm for memorial studies on 9/11.

Chilsea Wang and Micol Zhai

October 2, 2019

18 years ago, two towers came crashing down. 17 years ago, a never-ending stream of drone missiles began to rain down on the Middle East. As of today, millions of innocent civilians are dead in the name of false peace. Seven years ago I was in a certain teacher’s sixth grade Core class. During the ...

SRVEA and SRVUSD “strike” up a conversation

SRVEA and SRVUSD “strike” up a conversation

Daniel Shen, Sraavya Sambara, Elisa Fang, Taylor Atienza, and Michael Han

March 21, 2019

After weeks of disagreement on union proposals, negotiations between the Board of Education of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) and the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) regarding district budget management drew to a Tentative Agreement on March 8. The three articles ...

San Ramon Chamber of Commerce honors DV’s Kelsey Wengel and Erin Ku

Dougherty Valley art teacher Kelsey Wengel, left, and junior Erin Ku, right, respectively received the title of “Educator of the Year” and the “Outstanding Teen Citizenship Award” on Dec. 4.

Caroline Lobel and Katie Williams

March 3, 2019

Dougherty Valley art teacher Kelsey Wengel and junior Erin Ku received the title of “Educator of the Year” and the “Outstanding Teen Citizenship Award,” respectively, at the 2018 San Ramon Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Community Awards Dinner on Dec. 4. Both earned recognition for their extensive work within the community of San Ramon. “The Bus...

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