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Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system

Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Along with crisp, golden-brown leaves and the final goodbyes to summer comes yet another school year filled with homework, tests, and most of all, lots of lectures with at least 20 other students. While we have used the same school system for decades, we have failed to adapt it with the modern day. ...

Beyond the surface: students tell the stories behind their water bottle stickers

Beyond the surface: students tell the stories behind their water bottle stickers

Daniel Shen and Sarah Kim

October 15, 2019

For every water bottle carried around in the hallways of DVHS, there’s a Wildcat who can identify it as uniquely theirs. Whether it’s the color, the size or that one dent with the tragic backstory perpetually unbalancing it, there’s something about every bottle that gives away whom it belongs to. ...

“Save the Bay” tackles issue of environmental pollution

“Save the Bay” tackles issue of environmental pollution

Steven Deng and Ronit Kumar

March 2, 2019

As the sun rises over Livermore in the morning, a group of volunteers can be seen starting their day by pulling out weeds, picking up trash, and cleaning up the Alameda Creek watershed.   These volunteers are not part of just another typical volunteering club. Rather, as close-knit members of Sa...

Music therapy program could aid DV special needs students

Riya Mehta and Helen Kang

December 24, 2018

In order to help special needs students focus and retain information, the Dougherty Valley special needs department is trying to implement music therapy into their curriculum. Music therapy is designed to manage stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, improve communication and prom...

Breaking Down the Walls builds human connection

Sarah Kim, Elaine Park, and Harshita Neralla

December 17, 2018

This month, the DVHS Leadership team organized its second Breaking Down the Walls (BDTW) event, a four-day program meant to encourage a united and open-minded community on campus. According to Learning For Living, Inc. — the organization that offers BDTW — the event is a “comprehensive prog...

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times

Michael Han, News Editor

October 19, 2018

It's 9:58 p.m. You browse through the row of green check marks across the top of the screen, and you only need one more. As your anxiety rises, you double your efforts to finish the question. However, you’re inexplicably unable to submit your answer. You glance at the clock in the corner of your scr...

DV breaks traditional barriers surrounding Homecoming

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

October 15, 2018

As the 2018 Homecoming dance comes to an end, we are prompted to reflect on a time of deep emotional stress and social judgment. Homecoming can often be perceived as a rather taxing event, placing a high standard in regards to the reputation of DV’s student population. In this field, Dougherty persev...

“Lights,” camera, Homecoming

“Lights,” camera, Homecoming

Sarah Kim, Elaine Park, and Harshita Neralla

October 4, 2018

Featuring a theme of “Lights,” 2018 Homecoming will take place on Oct. 6, promising unique features in the form of vendors, video game stops, and more yet to be uncovered at the event. The theme was announced at last year’s Summer Rally, and preparations for the dance have been going on ever s...

SRVUSD implements pilot program for multi-gender multi-stall bathrooms in district high schools

Armaan Rashid, Amanda Su, Anumita Jain, Elisa Fang, Megan Tsang, and Vikram Balasubramanian

June 8, 2018

On May 22, at a district board meeting, a pilot program for the conversion of one multi-stall bathroom at each high school to an all-gender restroom was approved with a 4–1 vote; at DV, the downstairs 2000 bathroom was converted during the last week of the 2017-18 school year. Assistant Superintendent...

Another memeingful club created at Dougherty

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

May 27, 2018

Amidst a jumble of volunteering, science and math clubs at Dougherty, the new Meme Culture and Internet Safety Club will be charting a new path into Dougherty at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Founded by sophomores Andrew Cheng, Shady Henry, Nirmal Ayyagari, John Pluth, Zackery McCrann,...

An in-depth view of the vaping epidemic

Amanda Su, Elisa Fang, and Anumita Jain

May 27, 2018

It was 10:43 a.m. on May 16, around the end of brunch. The AP English Language and Composition exam was taking place in the Auxiliary Gym. I [Amanda Su] was waiting outside of Officer Katie Williams’ office, hoping to conduct an interview with her about the vaping epidemic that has spread across hi...

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