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The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

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While very few teachers still wear a mask, a significant portion of students still do wear a mask.

Teachers stray away from wearing masks to improve connections with students

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor October 16, 2022

As COVID cases have begun to decrease this year, an influx of teachers have stopped wearing masks at school.  Justin Worley, an English teacher who no longer wears a mask, corroborates, “It seems...

One boy, unmasked, is looking at an unmasked girl. A girl puts on a mask.

SRVUSD lifts mask mandates in all K-12 settings

Mayukhi Katragadda and Anaisha Das April 21, 2022

On March 14, San Ramon Valley Unified School District lifted mask mandates in all of their K-12 settings, prompting mixed responses from the Dougherty Valley community.  The decision was made by Gov....

The rapid test pictured above has been distributed throughout America, as people are able to figure out if they have Covid-19 from the comfort of their own homes.

What You Need to Know: COVID-19

Jia Takayoshi and Rhea Master April 4, 2022

COVID-19 What to do once you find out you have Covid-19? Once you find out you are infected with the Covid-19 virus, you should: Stay home Take care of yourself Stay in touch with your doctor ...

Many students grouped together outside with their backpacks on the ground or benches

Students and faculty adjust back to in-person school amid COVID-19 concerns

Allan Zhang and Mason Fang March 11, 2022

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and recent surge in Omicron cases, students and faculty at Dougherty Valley High School expressed mixed feelings about adjusting back to in-person school after winter break. With...

A phone which shows notifications about DV COVID case counts

DVHS clarifies COVID case-counting protocol amidst concerns

Suhani Kashyap, Ashley Lee, Tanvi Rao, and Jennifer Sheng February 17, 2022

As the Omicron COVID-19 variant continues to spread, Dougherty Valley High School administrators have been working to accurately count the cases and reach out to parents about it. However, despite the...

The nature of Dougherty’s imposter syndrome has changed as students switch between virtual and in-person environments.

Examining the pervasive imposter syndrome hidden within DVHS students

Grace Yang, News Editor November 21, 2021

With students returning changed after an unprecedented year-and-a-half in quarantine, Dougherty’s imposter syndrome, which has traditionally been an inherent part of Dougherty culture, has changed too. Imposter...

Following the distribution of Chromebooks to all students, technology has started playing a bigger role in class activities.

Chromebooks: the effect of increased technology usage in classrooms

Mason Fang, Aditya Arora, and Mitali Mittal October 15, 2021

In fall 2021, SRVUSD’s “One to One Device Initiative” distributed Chromebooks to all students in the district in order to engage students in the creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration...

Anirudh Basu, senior and co - president of Science Alliance, introduces his club to potential members during in-person Club Day.

Clubs consider impacts of COVID during transition to in-person

Grace Yang, Ananya Pinnamaneni, and Olivia Phongsa October 7, 2021

COVID-19 has left many clubs unable to return to their pre-pandemic environment, but unintentionally, as clubs begin to resume their traditional activities, this turned out to be an advantage for some.  With...

California becomes first state to mandate COVID vaccinations for students

Mason Fang, Copy Editor October 2, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the country’s first statewide vaccine mandate for all schoolchildren, which will take action once the U.S. government approves vaccines for all age groups. The...

Both students and teachers at DVHS were forced to change their daily routines due to the pandemic.

Dougherty students and faculty share their experiences during the year at home

Akilesh Kale and Allan Zhang September 29, 2021

Over the course of the 2020-2021 school year, teachers and students at Dougherty Valley High School alike attended school at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many believe their lives have changed...

Students take their first tests in-person on paper after spending a year in online school.

Teachers adjust to in-person test-taking following online school

Anaisha Das, Web Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2021

As Dougherty Valley High School transitions from remote learning to in-person learning for the upcoming school year, students and teachers adjust to changes in conducting assessments. The differences...

Students return to campus for in-person learning

COVID-19 cases emerge in SRVUSD schools amid in-person learning

Yuxin (Ariel) Wang, Social Media Manager August 13, 2021

As of Friday, Aug. 13, San Ramon Valley Unified District (SRVUSD) reported a total of seven COVID cases within four schools, with three positive cases from Vista Grande Elementary School, two cases from...

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