The Wildcat Tribune

Reopening the economy proves to be a bad idea

As coronavirus cases decrease throughout California, officials are left with a choice: to reopen or not to reopen? Lives are at stake in whatever choice they make.

Aditi Lappathi and Shruthi Narayanan

October 20, 2020

Reopening during times of COVID-19 means lifting social distancing restrictions and allowing businesses to begin accepting in-person customers again, according to NPR. This definition of reopening can be applied to all aspects of our society, from schools to shops to movie theaters. On Sept. 29, Contra Costa County qualifi...

Authentic influencers are bringing a new image to social media

An influencer may have a crown but is only a shadow under social media.

Udita Jonnala, Arts and Graphics Editor

October 12, 2020

Influencers are often the thresholds of social media and they are the ones who start trends to make an impact. Most of them realize their effect on their fan base and utilize it, but others seem to fall into the illusion of copying other influencers. From getting involved in drama to repeating the same ...

The presence of women in politics will allow women to represent themselves

The presence of women in politics will yield improvements for not only women— but everyone.

Hannah Wang and Sarah Han

October 10, 2020

On July 21, Rep. Ted Yoho verbally attacked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York's 14th congressional district, in front of Capitol Hill by calling her a “disgusting.” When confronted, his hurtful words were masked by indirect apologies and outright denial,  instead of attempts to understa...

Stop complaining about The College Board

Despite its faults, the College Board may not be so bad.

Nihal Singh, Copy Editor

October 5, 2020

“F*ck College Board,” one Dougherty Valley High School junior said. “The College Board single-handedly ruined my entire high school experience,” another exclaimed.  Animosity towards The College Board is commonplace in high schools throughout the United States, but nowhere is it more vehe...

Erasing the blind eye faced upon racial stereotypes in Hollywood

A director changes the plot of the movie to fit the racial stereotype.

Shereen Ahmed, Journey Manager

October 4, 2020

Ravi Ross is about to shoot the ball into the net. A bunch of math equations are going through his head, the crowd goes silent when he is concentrating as everything is in slow motion. SWISH— the ball goes into the net, the crowd is screaming and Ravi’s brother Luke is surprised. He did not think Ra...

Explicit and sexual songs leave lasting impacts on the youth of today

Exposure to explicit music to a younger audience causes changes over the years.

Owen Spargo and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath

September 28, 2020

1980 “Oh, I wanna dance with somebody, I wanna feel the heat with somebody”  ( “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, Whitney Houston, 1980) 2010 "When I see your face There's not a thing that I would change 'Cause you're amazing Just the way you are”  ( “Just The Way You Are”, B...

Blaming the right beast: why the pandemic is humanity’s fault

When humans disturb the ecosystem, the consequences come back to bite us -- in the form of viruses like COVID-19.

Eva Shen, Managing Editor

September 25, 2020

Eight years ago, a science writer named David Quammen predicted the COVID-19 pandemic. In his bestselling book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, Quammen wrote:  “If there is a Next Big One it will be zoonotic. Certain kinds of viruses [are the] likeliest candidates to cause a new pande...

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