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The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

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“Cyrano” languishes as an overwrought metaphor

Grace Zhao, Opinions Editor April 11, 2022

“Cyrano” landed in theaters on Feb. 25 with an all-star cast of Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett and Ben Mendelsohn, with Joe Wright (“Pride & Prejudice” and “Darkest Hour”) at the helm as...

Amazon’s return policy inevitably makes climate conservation efforts regress.

Amazon’s return policy saves money at the expense of our environment

Shreyas Sambara, Akilesh Kale, and Nidhay Mahavadi April 11, 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, online shopping on Amazon has become a staple of daily life. Whether it’s clothing, fresh groceries or electronics, you’ve undoubtedly seen an endless stream of...

By failing to represent the diversity in modern music, the Grammys have begun to lose their prestige

As music evolves, the Grammys fall behind

Tanvi Rao, Copy Editor March 31, 2022

As they approach their 64th ceremony, the Grammys are starting to show their age. Music is ever-changing as the years pass by, but the highly-regarded awards show just can’t seem to keep up. In March...

A brown haunted-looking house is blocked with a black gate, with signs that say true fans only.

Gatekeeping ruins fandoms

Anaisha Das and Mayukhi Katragadda March 8, 2022

The word “fan” originates from the Modern Latin term fanaticus, meaning “insanely, but divinely inspired.”  Obviously, this term doesn’t hold much ground today. Fans aren’t insane (at least...

The lack of exposure to the reality of journalists in the media leads audiences to believe that journalists are untrustworthy.

Villainizing journalists deters effective reporting

Grace Yang, Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath, and Ella Shen February 28, 2022

In 1566, the Venetian government distributed its first monthly copy of “Notizie scritte” — a handwritten newsletter used to spread information about political, military and economic news to a wider...

The voices of politically active and passionate non-citizens in San Ramon should be heard through voting on civic matters.

EDITORIAL: Non-citizen voting in San Ramon

“I’ve been living here for 18 years,” San Ramon resident Hiren Kotadia said. “I’ll be appearing for my citizenship interview this week.” After moving here in 2002 on an F1 Student Visa,...

Students indulge in harmful social media trends while attempting to go viral.

Dangerous trends unveil the dark side of social media

Anaisha Das and Mayukhi Katragadda February 7, 2022

Throughout the years, social media has grown into a necessity for many, a tool for discovery and self-expression and a place for communication with friends and loved ones. But, as social media use continues...

Crystals are in the middle of an open book. The left page says our biases, the second page says Placebo Effect, and the right page says Confirmation Bias.

Healing crystals work (if you choose to believe in them)

Jade Wang and Hannah Wang February 7, 2022

Rose quartz. Hematite. Carnelian. If these names are meaningless to you, chances are that you’re not on TikTok. The #Crystals hashtag has over 6.6 billion views on TikTok (as of Nov. 20, 2021) and...

Japan plans to release 1.25 million tons of radiactive water into the Pacific Ocean in 2023.

Japan’s plan to dump radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean prioritizes money over environmental concerns

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer February 6, 2022

On April 13, 2021, the Japanese government announced that they will allow Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant operator, to release 1.25 million tons of filtered...

Kyle Kondas, an Arts & Technology student at the University of Texas at Dallas, held a gallery showing in the Metaverse Gallery on the Arts & Technology Island.

A guide to navigating the metaverse

Rikin Patel, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

We haven’t fully accepted the idea of a metaverse, yet it’s already being commercialized to increase milk production. How? On Jan. 6, Turkish farmer Izzet Kocak placed his cows in a metaverse to trick...

Cheer season two puts forth its best foot forward, but cheer spirit just isn’t enough this time to gracefully keep us hooked to the show.

Cheer leaves viewers without spirit as it deals with various issues

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath, Journey Manager February 1, 2022

The second season of “Cheer”, released on Jan. 12, 2022, puts forth its best foot forward, but cheer spirit just isn’t enough this time to gracefully keep us hooked to the show.  The second season...

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Palisades Tahoe makes reparations towards Indigenous women

Daphne Wang, Kimberly Cui, and Shreya Jagannathan January 31, 2022

Due to the racist and misogynistic connotations directed towards Indigenous peoples from its name, the world-renowned ski resort Squaw Valley was renamed Palisades Tahoe on Sept. 13, 2021.  The vastest...

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