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The cast of Radium Girls brings life to the historically-inspired story.

DVHS Drama brings intrigue and emotion with “Radium Girls”

Tanvi Rao, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 21, 2023

The lights dim, and the curtains sweep open. On stage, the set pieces – including a large clock – glow fluorescent green, an omen of what’s about to occur. This is the start of “Radium Girls,”...

Class officer candidate holds phone hostage until they get your vote.

Class officers: trailblazing leaders or mere figureheads?

Benjamin Wang, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

Class officers. We’ve all heard of them, but do we truly understand their roles? We’re all too familiar with the annual end-of-year ritual when a group of “Vote ____ for Class Secretary” T-shirt-wielding...

Workers clean up the build site that once was the 5000 buildings.

Dougherty Valley student population to shrink considerably

William Zhao, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

The 5000 buildings’ demolition over the past summer is a symptom of a falling student population at Dougherty Valley, which will continue for the rest of the decade.  Due to factors such as a dwindling...

My second birthday party in Daly City, CA in the three-bedroom house I shared with cousins, aunts and grandparents.

An ode to AP classes, “bahala na” and farts

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza May 30, 2023

I think my favorite memory from Dougherty has been all the times I’ve farted in class. In Orchestra, in APUSH and even last week in 4th period Econ; before I was the milk menace, I was the brigadier...

Over-structuring writing curriculums pushes students towards uncreative and thoughtless work.

Writing shouldn’t fit in a box

Neetra Chakraborty, Art & Graphics Editor April 28, 2023

I hate Algebra.  I detest it, for the very same reasons some people adore it. It is formulaic and horribly unimaginative. You plug numbers into a given formula to get to the single correct answer....

Stressed-out students use LinkedIn counterproductively when they compare themselves to others.

LinkedIn bolsters toxic environment at DVHS

Ananya Pinnamaneni and Saanvi Haridas April 16, 2023

Have you ever found yourself clicking through endless LinkedIn profiles of your peers, your stress building up as you realize how much more accomplished these students seem compared to you? LinkedIn,...

A screengrab of a webpage with the headline labeled East Bay Educators. The page is displaying an article titled Questionable Employment History Troubles Local School Board Candidate. There is a stamp labeled false in red lettering that has been overlayed onto the webpage.

Aftereffects of a political smear campaign erode community’s trust months after election

Lauren Chen and Abby Kapur April 9, 2023

A targeted campaign attacking a candidate from last year’s SRVUSD Board of Trustees election has still had lasting effects in the local community, raising concerns about the role of disinformation in...

Students’ lunches are being stolen with increasing frequency from the lunch cart.

Students’ lunches are regularly being stolen

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Carina Liu, and Jia Takayoshi April 4, 2023

During lunch, many DVHS students pick up their DoorDash orders or home lunches from the cart outside the office. However, in recent months, these lunches have started to be stolen with an increasing frequency. Many...

Monte Vista and Dougherty Valley male soccer players head towards the ball in the middle of their heated EBAL game.

Dougherty Valley varsity boys soccer defies expectations and fights backlash

Jack Ke and Shreyas Sambara March 10, 2023

On Feb. 22, Dougherty Valley took a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Monte Vista, ending their sensational season run in the NCS tournament.  At the start of the game, both teams came out with guns blazing...

Math teacher Mrs. Kekre brightens her classroom with teaching methods she learned from her credential program.

New math teacher Ms. Kekre tackles teaching challenges as both a teacher and a mother

Luna Ashebir and Emily Wong February 1, 2023

Dougherty Valley High School is starting off 2023 with a new math teacher, Mrs. Vishruti Kekre who just completed her credentials program and is teaching full time as an Algebra 1 and Enriched Algebra...

Choir students in black formal wear sing while standing on risers on a stage, placing the back of a palm to their foreheads, representing stress or weariness.

DV Choir cultivates togetherness in “All the Way Home”

Lauren Chen, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2022

In their 2022 Winter Concert titled "All the Way Home," Dougherty Valley's choir program led us on a journey across the globe. Featuring songs in Hebrew, Spanish and Xhosa, among others, the singers filled...

Sophomore Peter Gagea plays a vital role as the accompanist for DV’s choir.

For Dougherty Valley’s music department, community is instrumental

Lauren Chen, Boomika Velineni, Saanvi Haridas, and Emily Wong November 16, 2022

Students and teachers performed at their Fall Concert on Oct. 4 and Oct. 6, showcasing their musical talents from the on-campus band, choir and orchestra classes. Shortly after, Jazz Band and Chamber Singers...

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