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DVHS senior class officers host prom amidst setbacks by the COVID-19 pandemic

Olivia Phongsa, Jennifer Sheng, and Grace Zhao June 3, 2021

The DVHS senior class officers held the Mask-querade Prom on campus on May 14, the culmination of a planning process brokered by the COVID-19 pandemic. A typical DVHS prom takes place at the California...

Students sit in the quad as they watch the homecoming rally on May 7th

Freshmen experience their first in-person high school Homecoming Rally

Leanne Park, Staff Writer May 31, 2021

On May 7th, 2021, during 8 to 10 p.m., Dougherty Valley High School students attended an in-person homecoming rally with the theme of  “Willie Goes Remote.” Fifty students in each grade attended,...

As India struggles with the COVID-19 crisis, members of the Indian diaspora try to communicate with family members and friends affected by the virus

The Indian diaspora in San Ramon helps loved ones overseas amid COVID-19 crisis

Anaisha Das, Staff Writter May 28, 2021

The Indian diaspora in San Ramon finds ways to help and communicate with loved ones amid the devastating surge of COVID-19 cases in India.   As restrictions begin to ease and more people are vaccinated...

This infographic provides an overview of the process of obtaining a driving permit in California, from applying for the test to submitting required forms to visiting the office, using text and supplementary images.

A guide to driver’s license testing during COVID-19 lockdown

Jiayu Zhan and Boomika Velineni May 24, 2021

Driver’s licenses are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) after a person has been tested to meet the requirements for safe driving. Since the tests are all in-person, the process has recently...

A San Diego-based study on the risk of youth soccer during the pandemic is being debated over its methodology and impact.

Surf Cup Sports study on youth soccer during the pandemic raises questions about data collection integrity and implications

Jade Wang and Soham Kinhikar May 12, 2021

A San Diego-based study conducted by Surf Cup Sports on the risk of COVID-19 transmission during youth soccer practices has gained attention— both critical and encouraging— in the national sports...

CDC now allows desks to be three feet apart, changing the rules in the class

C.D.C now allows school desks to be three feet apart from each other

Shereen Ahmed, Journey Manager April 30, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recently announced that school desks no longer need to be six feet apart to maintain a safe classroom environment against the novel Coronavirus....

With the start of the pandemic, the four walls around us made us feel the most at home.

Why our rooms are our safe spaces

Owen Spargo and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath April 26, 2021

March 13 known as the day when our worlds were turned upside down, initially seemed like any other day. In fact, after school ended, we FaceTimed each other talking about how excited we were to get an...

Nutritionist and Area Supervisor Mary Mathieu-Ruiz is hopeful for a return to normal.

Behind the Vac-Scene: Nutritionist Mary Mathieu-Ruiz is ready to interact with students and provide them with nutritious meals

Owen Spargo, News Editor April 26, 2021

“It's just been the change, the constant change from week to week. There's never been a point where you can get comfortable or feel like you're caught up, or ahead.”    The COVID-19 pandemic...

Though the pandemic has affected senior citizens in many negative ways, they are still finding ways to socialize during these trying times.

How COVID is affecting socialising at senior living facilities

Udita Jonnala, Arts and Graphics Editor April 10, 2021

My first visit to a senior living facility was when I was two-years-old, and the one thing I remembered was the atmosphere. How the atmosphere was warm and comforting and to see seniors at the dining table...

DVHS Spanish Teacher Leah Ottey is excited to be able to see her friends as well as her students in person after being vaccinated

Behind the Vac-Scene: Leah Ottey feels hopeful for a vaccinated future, in and out of school

Aditi Lappathi, News Editor April 2, 2021

“When you see the huge line of people that are also getting [the coronavirus vaccine], it feels like this finally is going to be coming to a close. You're like, oh, I'm just one of like 6000 people that...

School librarian, Allison Hussenet, looks through books ready for curbside pickup as part of the library's ongoing efforts to keep remote learners reading.

Online learning heightens learning gaps across the school district

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor April 1, 2021

The SRVUSD Board of Education presented evidence of significant learning loss among students on Jan. 12, an issue that school staff are now working to solve. Compared to the first semester of the 2019-2020...

As long as you maintain social distancing guidelines and remain responsible around others, you shouldn’t feel guilty for going out every once in a while during a pandemic.

Continuing the Conversation: Why social interaction is necessary during COVID

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief March 26, 2021

Dear Reader, As March rolls around again, we’ve spent almost an entire year in quarantine and social isolation. Within that year, 25.5% of people ages 18 to 24 have seriously considered suicide, a...

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