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Climate change among the final generations

Climate change among the final generations

Tessa Galeazzi, Assistant Web Manager January 11, 2022

“It’s up to your generation to ensure a brighter future for our world!” When I was younger and teachers said anything along those lines to the class, I felt a sense of pride and encouragement....

Isolated and swamped with time to think, many teens began questioning their identities over quarantine.

Staying in and coming out: questioning and queerness during quarantine

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief November 21, 2021

*Names have been changed to preserve privacy. On the first day of Pride Month 2020, Isabella* came out to her mother. It was 4 a.m.; outside, it was dark and a pandemic was raging. The two sat on...

Though diners and restauranteurs often view the term as one of prestige, the concept of authentic food is misleading and restrictive.

Authentic food does not exist

Lauren Chen, Managing Editor November 19, 2021

“Authentic” is a sought-after buzzword on food review sites like Yelp. Eateries with this label might be mom and pop shops offering traditional family delicacies or Michelin-star establishments claiming...

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...

many people resort to riots and violence as a mechanism for change

Mindsets and Movements: Exploring the endlessly negative perception of rioting

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief October 23, 2021

The narrative surrounding rioting is fairly consistent: it’s unacceptable, discredits your movement and is never a legitimate tool for change. I didn’t have any issues with this sentiment; being anti-violence...

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...

In 118 images, recordings of music and natural sounds, and greetings in 55 languages, scientists attempted to capture the whole of humanity.

The Museum of Us: an introduction

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief September 27, 2021

Dear reader, In 1977, we launched a record of ourselves into space.  The Voyager spacecraft carried a 12-inch, gold-plated phonograph record which would travel beyond our solar system. It would...

My Lola and Lolo (Grandmother and Grandfather in Tagalog) sitting with my Dad and Uncle in Hong Kong after leaving the Philippines to flee martial law. That would be one of the last times they were in the Philippines for the rest of their lives.

What It’s like to Grow up White

Samuel Minioza June 12, 2021

I’m white. For anyone who’s looked at me before, that sounds almost like a ridiculous statement. My skin is tan, my nose is flat and I have almond shaped eyes. For even someone who’s heard of...

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