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The Wildcat Tribune

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

Prop 31s ban on flavored tobacco products helps protect youth.

Banning of flavored tobacco products in California with Proposition 31 is a step towards protecting youth

Ekroop Kaur and Ananya Pinnamaneni December 23, 2022

15,500. That is the number of estimated e-cigarette flavors that exist in the US. Any flavor you can think of is probably one of the countless options. The overwhelming variety of flavors, such as pink...

Renewable sources have been increasingly used for energy generation in the past two decades.

OPEC just gambled everything — and it’s working

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor December 17, 2022

When the Middle East makes less oil, it can really only mean one thing: unmitigated disaster. Ever since the U.S. became the world’s leading oil addict in the early 20th century, we’ve involved ourselves...

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with journalists and local residents in the Ukrainian town of Bucha. Zelenskyy asserted that Ukraine would not stop until it reached victory in the Russia-Ukraine war.

Hope for Ukraine beats out apathy

Grace Zhao, Opinions Editor December 14, 2022

On Feb. 24, my Honors Physics teacher started the class with a few announcements. One may have been about tweaks to an upcoming test. The other was about the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine War.  “It’s...

The concept of lab-grown meat has the potential to solve the global challenges associated with climate change and food production, yet the high cost and shortage of available technology still obstruct widespread implementation.

Cultured meat paves the way for a more sustainable future

Allan Zhang, Copy Editor December 13, 2022

On Nov. 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first cultured meat product, lab-grown chicken produced by food technology company UPSIDE Foods. Faced with increasing concerns about the...

“Wednesday” is an amalgamation of cliche teenage TV plots, all wrapped in a gothic bow.

“Wednesday” replaces the creepy, kooky Addams Family with clumsy clichés

Tanvi Rao and Sofia Jones Rivera December 13, 2022

Premiering on Nov. 23, “Wednesday” falls short of recreating the macabre charm of the “Addams Family” movies and series of the 90s. The series focuses on the teenage Wednesday Addams as she navigates...

Enola Holmes 2 tells a feminist tale through the charismatic and fiery sister of the renowned Sherlock Holmes

“Enola Holmes 2” is the epitome of a family-friendly movie on Netflix

Ella Shen, Managing Editor November 27, 2022

"Enola Holmes 2" has it all: relatable teenage romance, epic adventures, charming humor, and an exploration of feminism in the late 1800’s based on loose historical context. Released on Nov. 4, 2022,...

Fresh produce tables welcome customers to browse and pick out their favorite fruits.

Farmers’ markets promote a fruitful future

Ananya Mukherjee, Indra Deshmukh, and Neetra Chakraborty November 14, 2022

Solar panels. Electric cars. Windmills. Paper straws so we can “save the turtles.” As the planet hurtles closer toward a climate catastrophe, environmentalists are increasing their efforts to improve...

The spike in book-banning is the result of a larger movement to censor queer identities.

Queer students threatened by rise in book censorship

Indra Deshmukh, Copy Editor November 9, 2022

The American Library Association (ALA) recorded more book removals and challenges in 2022 than in over two decades, with the increased backlash against books concerning sexuality and gender identity impacting...

Athletes who have a B-period schedule learn to balance both school and sports.

Student athletes adjust to the new bell schedule

Saanvi Haridas, Social Media Manager October 16, 2022

Before the start of the 2022-23 school year, San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) proposed a new bell schedule to accommodate California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019 mandate that high schools...

Kuang is unafraid to confront the dark truths behind Oxford’s ornate beauty and characters’ secretive minds.

“Babel” is an explosive critique of colonialism

Indra Deshmukh, Copy Editor October 3, 2022

“Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.” R.F. Kuang’s daring historical fantasy novel “Babel”, released Aug. 23, explores historical narratives of colonialism...

California aims to eliminate the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, a policy that many viewed to be a step in the right direction against greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

California tackles climate change by restricting gas-powered vehicle sales

Akilesh Kale and Allan Zhang October 3, 2022

On Aug. 25, 2022, California passed a policy that would prohibit the sale of new gas-powered cars and light trucks within the state by the year 2035. Although this proposal, Advanced Clean Cars II, does...

As droughts worsen, many Californians believe grass lawns are counterproductive toward water conservation efforts.

Outdated appeal of grass lawns harms water conservation efforts

Lauren Chen and Tanvi Rao October 2, 2022

Just like the white picket fence, a neatly trimmed lawn has remained a symbol of suburban Americana for decades. However, the maintenance of these meticulously-kept lawns comes at a devastating environmental...

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