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Political symbols representing the Republican Party, Democratic Party, and Libertarian Party sit on a Monopoly board.

Conservative students urge for open discussions in the classroom

“After I [opened up about being] conservative, I got doxxed, cyberbullied, and my house got egged four times. I’ve gotten death threats,” one Dougherty Valley High School student revealed. “I...

School librarian, Allison Hussenet, looks through books ready for curbside pickup as part of the library's ongoing efforts to keep remote learners reading.

Online learning heightens learning gaps across the school district

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor April 1, 2021

The SRVUSD Board of Education presented evidence of significant learning loss among students on Jan. 12, an issue that school staff are now working to solve. Compared to the first semester of the 2019-2020...

The state legislature passes laws about a variety of topics, including education, financing and public health.

A comprehensive guide to the California State Legislature

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor March 26, 2021

The California State Legislature is a governing body made up of two chambers: the Senate and the Assembly. The Assembly is the lower chamber, meaning that assembly members generally have fewer constituents.  The...

Numerous obstacles prevent California's distribution from being effective and efficient

Obstacles to California’s vaccine rollout prevent a speedy recovery

Owen Spargo and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath March 23, 2021

Despite claims from Gov. Gavin Newsom that all Californians will have a vaccine by April 28, numerous obstacles are preventing this projection from becoming a possibility. A vaccine tracker by the Los...

The movie Bias discusses the inevitability of human bias and how it can be identified and addressed

Bias movie screening and panel starts conversations

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor March 12, 2021

On Feb. 4, Dougherty Valley and California High School PTSAs collaborated on a movie screening of “Bias” and a subsequent panel about the issues.  The movie explained how bias pervades every interaction...

A gloved hand holds a dosage of COVID-19 vaccine and a syringe needle with a green checkmark to the left of the hand.

Three people who want the COVID-19 vaccine voice their opinions

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

On Dec. 11, 2020, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, it has been a topic that many people have talked about, with some people voicing their opinions....

USDA’s Free Grab and Go meals allow students to access nutritional food and meals.

USDA provides waivers for free school lunches: A victory for food equity

Owen Spargo, Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath, and Hannah Wang February 12, 2021

Since President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunches Act in 1946, activists and child nutritionists alike have pushed for the government to bolster food services in an attempt to allow students...

The U.S. Capitol was stormed by a mob of pro-Trump rioters on Jan. 6.

Answering the questions surrounding the Capitol raid

Caroline Lobel and Aditi Lappathi February 11, 2021

A mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6, where Congress was meeting for the electoral vote certification to finalize current President Joe Biden’s victory. This article will...

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The Wildcat Tribune ranks 2020’s best albums

Reviews are listed in chronological order by release date. Circles - Jan. 17 Mac Miller Mac Miller’s death by an accidental drug overdose sent shock waves not only to his fans but to the entire...

Student-led nonprofits sell hand-made goods as quarantine continues

Rikin Patel, Staff Writter January 20, 2021

Dougherty student-led non-profit businesses have been selling clothing and other hand-made products online during quarantine to donate to charitable organizations that tackle the world’s most pressing...

Due to COVID-19, SAT testing sites have been forced to cancel tens of thousands of tests, sparking discussions about the future of standardized tests in the college admissions process.

SAT cancellations raise questions about the future of standardized testing

Aditya Arora and Mason Fang January 20, 2021

Update: The College Board announced on Jan. 19 that it will no longer be offering the SAT subject tests or optional essays in order to “simplify demands on students.”   After the COVID-19...

Due to the second lockdown, gyms were required to move business outdoors, resulting in more difficulties.

Contra Costa County’s second lockdown may threaten small businesses

Leanne Park, Staff Writer December 20, 2020

On Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, Contra Costa County began their second lockdown which will last till Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The new lockdown brings a sense of déjà vu - there are mask mandates in every corner,...

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