Best of SNO

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2019-2020
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Dougherty Valley High School
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Dougherty Valley High School
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2019-2020
Best of SNO Rank for
Dougherty Valley High School
Stories from Dougherty Valley High School
Sustainable solutions take root in the form of new zero-waste products and services
Features

Taylor Atienza | April 23, 2019

As the Green New Deal and studies about warming trends raise concerns about climate conditions and environmental issues, the zero-waste movement is bringing awareness to the issue of food and resource…

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“Nine Perfect Strangers” satisfies, but doesn’t stun
Arts & Entertainment

Eva Shen | April 23, 2019

It might not be fair to compare Liane Moriarty’s latest novel to her past bestsellers, but “Nine Perfect Strangers” does not live up to expectations. Despite this, Moriarty manages to shape an enticing…

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Get cultured
Opinions

Timothy Lee | April 2, 2019

It’s a holiday. You sit quietly at a dining table, back slouched, eyes down, silent and uncomfortable while your parents’ friends and family, many of whom have appearances eminently similar to yours,…

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Participation grades eliminate student interest
Opinions

Michael Han | March 7, 2019

Assigning a grade to participation compels students to meet a certain quota of participation points rather than to develop a genuine interest or passion towards the subject. While there is no doubt that…

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“You” stalks Netflix and attracts widespread viewer attention
Arts & Entertainment

Ritika Sabharwal | March 7, 2019

Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble’s recent television show “You” aired on Netflix Dec. 26, 2018, immediately gaining popularity despite its troubling and sinister plot. Although it is based upon a love…

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Women’s Soccer scores breakthrough goal of season against San Ramon Valley
Sports

Daniel Shen | February 11, 2019

As the Wildcats advance on a fast break, sophomore forward Chloe Richard slots a pass from the equator of the field to freshman right-winger Lauren Soliz. After two quick touches on the ball, Soliz…

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Revisiting 2018: “Year of the Woman”
Opinions

Riya Bindlish | January 4, 2019

2018 has officially been declared the second “Year of the Woman,” with a record-breaking 102 women in Congress thus far and pending elections possibly increasing that number.

1992 was the previous…

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Teachers bond over a history of playful pranks
Features

Amruta Baradwaj | December 17, 2018

With flipped-over tables, post-it-covered cars and jello-immersed staplers, DV’s history teachers have found a way to have fun and grow closer by pranking each other throughout the school year.

In regard…

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Spilling ink: Teachers reveal the tales behind their tattoos
Features

Megan Tsang | December 6, 2018

For some, they are reminders of aspirations. For others, they are tributes to loved ones.

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Hear from Another World: Ali Turanalp adopts English to advance ahead
Features

Daniel Shen | November 29, 2018

In August 2017, Ali Turanalp set foot on Californian soil for the first time. 14 hours earlier, he had left Turkey — the nation in which he had spent almost his entire life — with his younger twin…

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Hear from Another World: For Patricia, an American Dream slowly deteriorating
Features

Daniel Shen | October 18, 2018

If you glanced at her as she strode down the hallway or saw her laughing with her friends, she might just seem like the average San Ramon teenager. Her black hair is tied back in a ponytail. She cradles…

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Hollywood takes a step toward Asian representation
Features

Caroline Lobel | October 16, 2018

People of color, specifically Asians, have had little to no representation in Hollywood, but it’s time for a change. Although America is home to countless ethnic groups, many of those groups are rarely…

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Teachers enjoy immersive role-playing in tightly knit D&D group
Arts & Entertainment

Sasha Hassan | October 16, 2018

Dice, druids and darklings: with such busy adult lives, it’s refreshing to learn that staff members in school can squeeze in the time to partake in whimsical games such as Dungeons and Dragons (D&D)….

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Breaking hip-hop artist Cardi B. establishes herself in “Invasion of Privacy”
Arts & Entertainment

Daniel Shen | October 5, 2018

She was 16 when she joined the Bloods gang. Three years later, to escape poverty and domestic violence, she became a stripper. Today, Cardi B. struts a 00,000 engagement ring, and her studio debut is the…

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