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DV student staying up late into the night to complete schoolwork

Valuing School Over Sleep: An Ever Growing Problem

Namrita Iyyar, Features Editor February 15, 2024

“Most teens today are living with mild to severe sleep deprivation,” an article from the Child Mind Institute states. This may sound bizarre at first, but we all know it's true. The issue persists...

Snapshots of senior year: my high school wrapped

Snapshots of senior year: my high school wrapped

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor February 15, 2024

I stalk my friends’ Spotify profiles. Looking through their playlists tells me more about them -- what albums they like and how their music tastes change. Just in case I’m not the only one stalking...

DVHS students are often unable to fulfill their extreme standards when it comes to taking classes that theyre not prepared for.

Prerequisites: saving students from themselves

Shelby Yeh, Arts and Entertainment Copy Editor November 17, 2023

I’m shorter than average, so I don’t swim in the deep end. I prefer not to drown in six-foot waters, but DV students would choose differently. They’d sprint before they learn to jog, and suddenly,...

Teens need to break away from constantly changing fashion trends.

Teens need to break free from the shackles of fashion trends

Ekroop Kaur, Lead Copy Editor November 1, 2023

Drunk Elephant Bronzi drops. Summer Fridays’ Lip Balm. Denim maxi skirts. Shopping hauls and new wardrobes. Teenagers tend to gravitate towards these fashion and beauty trends as they aspire to achieve...

Despite living in a city with a majority Asian-American population, I still sometimes feel isolated in my cultural experiences.

Minority Within a Majority

Janvi Kaur, Journey Manager September 30, 2023

Every time I go somewhere, like Pleasanton, I think “We’re so lucky to be growing up in a place like San Ramon; I would feel so out of place here.” In San Ramon, we have an excessive Indian and East...

Student gets a bad grade on a test, resulting in them wanting to drop the class.

Dougherty, it’s time to stop dropping classes

Namrita Iyyar, Features Editor September 28, 2023

DV students need to understand the negative impact that dropping multiple classes after school starts brings to the school and to themselves. In the first few weeks of school, students are given the opportunity...

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

Perfectionism is flawed

Emily Wong, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 26, 2023

“Nobody’s perfect.” “Everybody makes mistakes.” These cliches are so often overlooked that the meaning behind it isn't truly understood. Leave behind the mindset of perfectionism — excellence...

The scatterplot indicates that more academically rigorous counties, such as Contra Costa County, have lower suicide rates.

Dougherty academic culture is good — stop pretending like you don’t like it

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza April 13, 2023

It’s a new school year once again, and although the last two years have been tumultuous, now that the first couple of months have passed and students have begun to settle in, it’s clear that a couple...

Rejection is a part of life

Rejection is a part of life

Rachel Decker, Adviser December 21, 2022

This article was originally published in Issue 8 of the 2021-22 school year by former adviser Rachel Decker. I follow the Instagram account @grieftolight (you should too!), a collection of incredible...

In a present day society that marks women up to be simple minded, there are true complexities that reside within their relationships with each other.

Why is the friendship between women so complex?

Nishita Mukherjee and Sofia Jones Rivera December 20, 2022

Catfights, teen drama, jealousy and feuds over men is, in society’s perception, the core of a female friendship, especially when compared to men, or anybody else for that matter. Over the years, society...

a group of people with a collective thought bubble over their heads, with five stars inside. next to it, a trash can of some sort and an equal sign in between

‘Haters are going to hate,” but honestly should they?

Tanvi Rao, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 28, 2022

If you’re on the internet at all, you’ve probably heard about that movie everyone’s raving about, or the album from that artist who just skyrocketed to fame. Maybe it’s the innovative food trick...

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