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A four-day school week is a novel take on the traditional five-day week, and it can alleviate stress and come with a variety of other benefits.

The four-day school week: Giving a recipe for success

Akilesh Kale and Allan Zhang January 14, 2022

All over the world, the idea of the four-day workweek is quickly taking hold, and in the midst of a pandemic that has changed the way we go about our daily lives, workers have started to value more flexibility...

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Gabby Petito’s disappearance case is the most recent one that demonstrates the ‘slow violence’ that minority communities face in America

Rishvanth (Rishi) Ramesh, Photography Editor November 28, 2021

The Gabby Petito disappearance case has taken over American media, with many major news outlets focusing on the investigation’s numerous twists and turns. Many users on social media platforms like TikTok...

High school students too often take on more than they can handle, thinking  its necessary to get into their dream school.

Dougherty’s over-competitive perspective on college admissions causes unnecessary stress among students

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Arts & Graphic Editor November 2, 2021

From filling their schedules with AP and Honors classes to joining every extracurricular they can find, Dougherty students are known for overburdening themselves for the sake of getting into a selective...

Trash piles up on the sides of the freeways in the Bay Area.

Littering on freeways brings harm back to humans

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Leaning my head on the car window on a sunny day, and occasionally looking out at the freeway, I didn’t immediately recognize what it was on the shoulders of the freeway. Looking closely for several...

As a national minority in a community where I am the majority, being South Asian in America doesnt mean the same thing to me as it does to people around the country.

To Personify a Statistic: To Be or Not To Be (a true Asian-American)

Mahika Arya, Web Editor in Chief October 25, 2021

Dear Reader, Let it be known that my Indian-ness is defined by my love of samosas.  As the internet blew up about “Never Have I Ever,” one of the first major Netflix shows centered around an...

Grades impact ones mental health, and in a world where it seems that the grades are the ones who control you, many of us often feel overstressed and loose confidence.

Letter grades are fueling the fire of students’ stress

Shereen Ahmed and Mayukhi Katragadda October 10, 2021

Schoology: a new website Dougherty Valley High School has now started using to post grades, and receive homework assignments. But as Bea Elisa Roxas, a Dougherty Valley senior, describes it: “it’s...

Poor representation of Asian characters in the media reflects terribly on the “real” Asians, concurrently feeding dangerous perceptions to the public.

Disentangling Asians from the media’s delusions

Daphne Wang, Kimberly Cui, and Grace Yang September 30, 2021

People often protest that the media does not include enough diverse representation, especially of Asian women. But growing up female and Asian, we could argue that we DID, in fact, have representation...

In spite of societys constant pessimism, incredible progress was achieved in the past few decades and it will be again.

Mindsets and Movements: an introduction

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief September 27, 2021

“I have a new mantra,” I explained to my friend as we walked out of A period US Government in the first week of school. “At the beginning of the school year, I always tell myself that I have to start...

The YouTube algorithm was discovered to be unpredictable and hard to use

Cracking the Algorithm: taking a look inside Youtube

Mitali Mittal and Carina Liu August 24, 2021

High school and college students have been spending increasing amounts of time on YouTube this past summer, and many of them have been finding conflicts with the algorithm.  With COVID-19 keeping everyone...

Overlooked issues within Dougherty Valley High Schools dress code foster the potential for unfair discipline.

Uncovering and examining Dougherty Valley High School’s dress code

Jade Wang and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath August 16, 2021

In 2016, Leah John, a freshman at Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS), experienced her first interaction with the dress code.  While doing quiet work in one of her classes, John’s teacher called...

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