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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...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

While unity amongst any Asians seems appealing at first, it only masks the stark differences between us instead of wiping them clean.

Recognizing the Asian American Identity for what it is: a myth

Samuel Minioza May 15, 2021

When we think about what defines Asian Americans, usually a couple of key traits will stand out: hard-working, well educated, on a path to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) or professional...

The age gap between voters between countries is representative of youth voter turnout internationally.

State legislations restrict higher youth turnout

Sanjana Ranganathan, Opinions Editor August 4, 2020

Nine years ago, New Hampshire's Republican House Speaker William O’Brien promised to end voter fraud, proclaiming “kids voting liberal, voting with their feelings, with no life experience.” What...

Whatever you're feeling in anticipation of college applications — anxiety, excitement, stress — just know that the whole world cheering you on. Kill it, Wildcats.

Tribune seniors answer 12 college application questions

As seniors graduating from the Tribune and high school, we wanted to answer some of your most frequently asked questions about the college application process. We hope that our responses, which call upon...

Society's facade of toxic masculine strength is, at best, truly fragile.

Toxic masculinity places a mask on our society

Shereen Ahmed, Journey Manager May 28, 2020

I went to a baby shower before the COVID-19 pandemic; the parents had a gender reveal party with balloons. The balloons were stuffed in a box, pink being a girl and blue being a boy. When the box opened...

COVID-19 has caused the government to lax its restrictions on firefighters, with early effects seen on the Florida wildfires already.

How we can stop COVID-19 from hurting the government’s response to wildfires

Shruthi Narayanan, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor May 28, 2020

Springtime is usually the time when firefighters inspect and reduce brush that can fuel fires in summer and fall. But the novel coronavirus has halted such activities, and many more things firefighters...

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