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Ooh, Ahh, You Wish You Were a Lady Gael: Dublin High Girls’ Tennis Takes the Courts

Ooh, Ahh, You Wish You Were a Lady Gael: Dublin High Girls’ Tennis Takes the Courts

Abigale Kim, Guest Writer

September 17, 2017


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Tennis season has officially started! That isn’t everyone’s thought on the first day of school, but it was mine as I walked to the tennis courts. I have been a part of our school’s girls’ tennis team for three years, and I was excited for my fourth and final season.   Other teammates h...

Club Spotlight: Room to Read

Club Spotlight: Room to Read

Ashley Kim, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2017


Filed under Clubs, Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Room to Read is a high school chapter of an international nonprofit organization focused on girls’ literacy and education. Through events like school book drives with the African Library Project and community screenings of the moving documentary Girl Rising, Room to Read inspires action in the community of Dubli...

Dublin High School’s New Choir Director, Mr. Adam Serpa

Dublin High School’s New Choir Director, Mr. Adam Serpa

Kaushikee Nayudu, Junior Managing Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

When did you first develop an interest for choir? How did this interest develop? When I was in high school, I played in a couple different garage bands and through this process, I learned about songwriting, how to sing, and how to play guitar. And one of these garage bands turned into a serious g...

The Mortality Doctrine Series by James Dashner: Mysterious Sci-Fi Virtual Reality

Vikram Nithyanandam, World Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Feature, Reviews, Showcase

What It’s About The Mortality Doctrine Series is a trilogy written by James Dashner from 2013 to 2015. It takes place in a distant future of hyper-advanced technology, virtual reality gaming full of fun and nightmares, cyber terrorism, and a world where the Internet has been rendered obsolete. T...

Movie Review | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Movie Review | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Vikram Nithyanandam, World Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

The latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with Jack Sparrow (played by  Johnny Depp) released in May 2017. It was not received extremely well by the public. While general POTC fans loved the movie, with 89% of Google users approving it, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 30% rotten score and ...

Club Spotlight: HOSA

Club Spotlight: HOSA

Neil Bedi, Cal-HOSA State Vice President #CherishLife

September 13, 2017


Filed under Clubs, Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

The Health Occupations Students of America, or HOSA, is an international organization dedicated to empowering future health professionals. Through a series of leadership development, community service, competition, and networking opportunities, HOSA members are able to gain valuable insight to all as...

Protests in Charlottesville and Berkeley Heat Up

Protests in Charlottesville and Berkeley Heat Up

Rijuta Vallishayee, Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, United States, World

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville for a “Unite the Right” march. The rally was organized in protest of the plan to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation park. However, the rally quickly burst into a brawl filled with racial taunts and chants w...

Freshmen Mentorship Program – Friends Mentoring Friends

Freshmen Mentorship Program – Friends Mentoring Friends

Arielle Lew, Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Here at Dublin High School, we are fortunate enough to have a program that not many schools are able to provide— the Freshman Mentorship Program, commonly known simply as FMP. But what is the purpose  of this program? According to junior Collette Lee,  “it’s a really great way to get freshmen to get more invol...

Summer Never Ends When You Work at the Wave!

Bea Mendoza, Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

In May of  2017, the City of Dublin opened the Wave, an aquatic recreation center  in Emerald Glen Park. Many students at Dublin High pursued summer jobs at this new facility. From slide attendant to lifeguard, there are many posts to be filled.   But what is it like to work at the Wave? Is ...

Summer Jobs – Take It Or Leave It?

Summer Jobs – Take It Or Leave It?

Hannah Bumanlag, Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Getting a job is a rite of passage that most teenagers in America face as they navigate through high school, whether they’re in a position where they need to support themselves financially or because they’re simply following the pack. Typically, a teenager gets their first job the summer before the...