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Connie Ma: Internationally Ranked Tennis Player and Dedicated Student

Connie Ma: Internationally Ranked Tennis Player and Dedicated Student

Rhea Mistry, Photography Editor

November 20, 2019

Motivated by a deep-rooted interest in both tennis and medicine, Connie Ma has successfully balanced athletics and academics, receiving international recognition as a competitive tennis player while also thriving as a student in the rigorous Biomedical Academy.    In September 2019, Connie contributed to the...

Biomedical Academy Provides Opportunities for Students Interested in Science

Biomedical Academy Provides Opportunities for Students Interested in Science

Kara Tran, Student Life Editor

November 18, 2019

The Biomedical Academy has made a name for itself over the last few years, becoming one of the most prominent academies on campus. With a unique program focused on fostering interest in science, it offers special PLTW courses that allow for dedicated students, providing unique opportunities to take hi...

Overcrowding on Buses Continues to Frustrate Students

Overcrowding on Buses Continues to Frustrate Students

Pia Dihayco, Student Life Editor

November 17, 2019

Due to the massive influx of the freshman class of 2023, Dublin High currently has a whopping enrollment of over 3000 students. For the students who have yet to get their driver’s license or are unable to catch a ride to school/home, they have to depend on the Wheels buses as their mode of transportation. H...

Students and Faculty Reflect on Later Start Times: Harmful or Helpful?

Students and Faculty Reflect on Later Start Times: Harmful or Helpful?

Kyle Shi, Community Editor

November 16, 2019

A recent bill signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom mandates start times of no earlier than 8:30 AM for high schools. With recent studies finding that teenagers’ brains do not reach full function until later in the day, these later start times were meant to address the chronic sleep-deprivation a...

Senior Sweep During Homecoming Causes Controversy

Senior Sweep During Homecoming Causes Controversy

Brooke Meier and Spandana Janapati

November 6, 2019

For several students, skit night, described as a night of vibrant school spirit and intense class competition, was the best part of Homecoming week. When the results were announced during the football game though, several students were surprised by the judges’ decisions, with seniors in first place, fo...

Homecoming Dance 2019: Students Celebrate A Great Night With Friends

Homecoming Dance 2019: Students Celebrate A Great Night With Friends

Pia Dihayco, Student Life Editor

October 17, 2019

At 7:00 pm on October 5th, 2019, students of Dublin High flocked to the school’s Sports Complex for Homecoming Week’s long-awaited finale: the Homecoming Dance. Donned in their best attire, everyone was ready to have the night of their lives with their friends or dates. Even at 6:40 pm, the lines snaked all the w...

Homecoming Carnival Brings Community Together

Homecoming Carnival Brings Community Together

Pratham Dalal, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Two years ago, there were rumors the annual Homecoming Carnival would come to an end due to administrative issues. Luckily, this was a  false rumor and the carnival continued to be an entertaining bonding opportunity for new classes of Dublin students and the community members. On October 4th, 2019 D...

DHS Homecoming Parade: A Unifying March of School Spirit

DHS Homecoming Parade: A Unifying March of School Spirit

Anish Shivamurthy, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Homecoming week is a time at Dublin High when students are diverted from their usual busy schedules and instead are deeply immersed in an environment of intense school spirit. The activities that are scattered throughout the week are one of the great traditions here at Dublin High such as the Homecom...

Classes Unite to Decorate Areas

Classes Unite to Decorate Areas

Kalilah Simard, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

While waking up before 5:00 am was an overwhelming thought for most students, several students and parents did brave the cold to bring and arrange the decorations. When we arrived at the event a little before 5:00, there was hardly anyone here except for class officers and class parents but eventuall...

Everything You Need to Know About Skit Night 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Skit Night 2019

Manasa Ayyala, Rhea Mistry

October 13, 2019

To kick off the usual homecoming week festivities, Skit Night was held last Wednesday, October 2nd. As usual, it was a night of school and class spirit, laughs, and sentimentality.   First up were the freshmen with their theme, “Under the Clouds.” In one word, their skit could be described as ...