The Wildcat Tribune

Winter Dance Show brings a cool end to the semester

Helen Kang and Riya Mehta

December 23, 2019

On Nov. 20-21, Dougherty Valley’s dance program hosted its Winter Dance Show in the Performing Arts Center, displaying the hard work they’ve put in throughout the semester. Dance 2, 3 and 4 led by Ms. Ramona Altman spent months choreographing all 32 pieces for the show. Although the show was rewar...

The DVHS music department showcases an excellent performance

Ms. Walker leads DVHS choir during their fall concert.

Amrita Himmatraopet and Shruthi Narayanan

December 8, 2019

The band, choir and orchestra students presented outstanding performances during the fall concerts on Oct. 15 and 17. The first night consisted of the jazz band, wind ensemble and symphonic wind ensemble, while the second night was all of the choirs, with chamber orchestra as a finale. The f...

Dougherty takes a creative spin on classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest”

AJ Sohrabi, as Algernon Moncrieff, and Jose Saramiento, as John Worthing, argue over the name of Ernest.

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

November 29, 2019

Dougherty Valley Drama began their production season with the classic satire play, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. The play revolves around the lives of John Worthing (Jose Saramiento) and Algernon Moncrieff (AJ Sohrabi), and their creation of alter egos to justify traveling incon...

Sneak a peek into fall drama

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

October 4, 2019

As the 2019-20 school year begins, DVHS Drama prepares for the upcoming fall production: “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Set to be performed Oct. 24-26, the show is an adaption of Oscar Wilde’s satirical play.  Featuring 10 cast members, the play follows the journey of Jack Worthing, whose ...

“RENT” defies harmful social stereotypes

Taylor Atienza and Amruta Baradwaj

March 6, 2019

Against a backdrop of vibrant flyers and graffiti, a solemn opening narration set the scene for Dougherty’s performance of “RENT,” transporting the audience to a world of young artists struggling to survive in New York’s Bohemian Alphabet City. The DV Theatre Arts Program presented “REN...

DV rapping duo “rains” in 15,000 streams with SoundCloud EP “Frostbite”

George Sphicas and Kushal Tirupathi released their EP “Frostbite” on Soundcloud in mid-December 2018.

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief

February 10, 2019

Dougherty sophomores George Sphicas (Georgeraps) and Kushal Tirupathi (Kush Raps) have amassed over 15,000 streams on “Frostbite,” their first SoundCloud EP, consisting of seven hip-hop tracks with wavy beats and catchy lyrics. They have been inspired by music since middle school, with Tirupathi first ...

DVHS music department strikes a good note to start its season

Sraavya Sambara and Claire Zhang

November 1, 2018

The Dougherty Valley music department put on an energetic, interactive fall concert on Oct. 3-4 to showcase its collective talent and offer a glimpse into its plans for the rest of the music season. The concert exhibited a variety of different musical styles to engage the audience, from the melodiou...

Paul Vega powers performing arts program

Paul Vega finds joy in teaching his drama students year after year.

Megan Dhillon, Public Relations Manager

October 20, 2018

The lights dim in the theater, the plush velvet curtains open and the show begins. The silent creator behind each of the beautiful productions here at DVHS, Mr. Paul Vega has been involved in theater arts since he was 11 years old. However, he has played more roles than just the passionate teacher he ...

DV Drama preps for “LOVE/SICK”

Taylor Atienza and Amruta Baradwaj

September 26, 2018

DVHS’ Theatre Arts students have started preparations for their fall production “LOVE/SICK” to begin the 2018-2019 school year, pursuing their new theme of inclusivity and diversity while acclimating new students to the program. “LOVE/SICK”—the brainchild of playwright John Cariani—co...

DV’s drama program provides a slick version of the classic “Grease”

The cast of “Grease” channels the spirit of the 50’s in this school dance scene.

Elisa Fang and Pranav Chillappagari

March 8, 2018

An excited chatter filled the space in anticipation, and lively discussions of the cast, people’s love for “Grease” and the homework to procrastinate on could be heard before the lights went dim. We went opening night, Feb. 1, and it was packed as was expected with the amount of publicity this mu...

Dougherty’s Winter Dance Show puts the “Win” in Winter

Skyler Spears and Katie Williams

January 27, 2018

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, Dougherty Valley presented its annual Winter Dance Show in the Performing Arts Center. Students from Dance 2, 3 and 4 performed a total of 30 dances ranging in style on the stage. The Winter Dance show serves not only to showcase talented performers, but also as a fundraiser for the Dougherty Valley Dance program. It is one of two shows the program puts on throughout the school year. A unique as...

“Grease:” A preview of Dougherty’s 2018 drama musical

Amanda Su and Elisa Fang

January 20, 2018

The Dougherty Valley’s Drama Program will put on the highly anticipated musical classic “Grease” from Feb. 1-4, bringing to the stage new faces playing characters not often seen on Dougherty’s campus. “'Grease' is a musical that’s been around since the seventies — it takes place in the...

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