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DVHS senior class officers host prom amidst setbacks by the COVID-19 pandemic

Olivia Phongsa, Jennifer Sheng, and Grace Zhao June 3, 2021

The DVHS senior class officers held the Mask-querade Prom on campus on May 14, the culmination of a planning process brokered by the COVID-19 pandemic. A typical DVHS prom takes place at the California...

Even with the lesser amount of APs and honors classes, freshmen still experience self disappointment.

Self disappointment plants a never-ending cycle in freshmen’s minds

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer June 3, 2021

Ranting to my friend on FaceTime about a math test, I talked about how bad I did, expressing how stressed I was for doing so poorly. Attempting to make me feel better, my friend jokingly asked, “When...

When people feel lost and confused in this world, everything starts to look the same.

And the world turned upside down

Akilesh Kale, Copy Editor June 3, 2021

“If I look at the mass I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.”- Mother Teresa In the spring of 2020, my life and the lives of many other students changed irrevocably when the COVID-19 pandemic...

Students sit in the quad as they watch the homecoming rally on May 7th

Freshmen experience their first in-person high school Homecoming Rally

Leanne Park, Staff Writer May 31, 2021

On May 7th, 2021, during 8 to 10 p.m., Dougherty Valley High School students attended an in-person homecoming rally with the theme of  “Willie Goes Remote.” Fifty students in each grade attended,...

The social media body hair acceptance movement fails to recognize the complexities between groups of women.

The normalization of body hair is important, but social media is doing it wrong

Aditi Lappathi, News Editor May 28, 2021

Body hair. Everyone has it. But, it’s still taboo when on feminine bodies. While people are generally more accepting of grown out body hair than they were in 2018, the social media body  positivity...

Domestic terrorists leave a shadowy mark in our mind and our perceptions of evil.

What does it mean to be a successful Domestic Terrorist?

Udita Jonnala, Arts and Graphics Editor May 26, 2021

A “Domestic Terrorist” is more evil than a terrorist for a whole lot of reasons. The term “Domestic Terrorist” is used to describe a person who commits criminal acts to further their ideology;...

In the United States, a campaign called The Pact describes how artists can demand publishing revenue on songs they did not write, leaving songwriters with just a margin of the revenue stream.

Songwriters speak out about unfair treatment within the music industry

Lauren Chen, News Editor May 26, 2021

Behind every popular song is an infectious melody, soulful lyric, or catchy chorus, carefully crafted by one or more talented songwriters. But now more than ever, songwriters are coming forward to speak...

Many consider mutual aid to be a more effective way to support your community than charity due to its cooperative, socially-conscious structure.

How mutual aid offers an ethical, community-oriented alternative to charity

What is mutual aid? Mutual aid was a term coined and popularized by philosopher Peter Kropotkin in his magnum opus, a 1902 essay collection entitled “Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution.” But what...

This infographic provides an overview of the process of obtaining a driving permit in California, from applying for the test to submitting required forms to visiting the office, using text and supplementary images.

A guide to driver’s license testing during COVID-19 lockdown

Jiayu Zhan and Boomika Velineni May 24, 2021

Driver’s licenses are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) after a person has been tested to meet the requirements for safe driving. Since the tests are all in-person, the process has recently...

Queerbaiting ensures shows gain fans without losing them and furthers the lack of meaningful LGBTQ+ representation in today’s media.

Queerbaiting hooks viewers for the wrong reasons

Aria Khalique, Multimedia Editor May 24, 2021

“Cas, not for nothing but the last person that looked at me like that, I got laid” -Dean Winchester to Castiel (Supernatural). This provocative quote is just one of countless examples of queerbaiting...

Arcadia Invitational: Aryan Srivastana, 10, the 5th runner from the right in DV's light blue jersey, runs past the 200 meter curve, 200 meters left to go.

Men’s Track and Field team speeds right past the competition, nearly shattering the school record at the Arcadia Invitational Meet

Mayadah Abdelmagid and Ella Shen May 23, 2021

On May 8, members of the Dougherty Valley track and field team, Sanyu Kumaran, Philip Mathews, Leslie Williams Jones, and Aryan Srivastava, competed at the Arcadia Invitational Men’s 4x400 meter relay...

This is my last piece I’ll be writing for the Tribune; I want it to be raw and come full circle. I don’t often talk about myself and my stories, but I want to tell parts of it.

An open letter to young Daniela, the Dougherty Valley student body, and the class of 2021: a failed speech and reflections on privilege, accomplishments, differences & identities

Daniela Wise-Rojas, Social Media Editor May 19, 2021

I don’t often talk about myself and my stories, but I want to share parts of my stories. The point of journalism is to tell other people’s stories. Ironically, after doing that for a while, you start...

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