The Wildcat Tribune

Young budding journalists try their hand at news writing

June 30, 2018


Filed under News, Web Exclusive

This summer, the Wildcat Tribune mentored several young elementary and middle schoolers, teaching them about the various steps and aspects of news writing. From all the students, the following three were chosen to have their final project – a news article on the topic of their choice – publishe...

SRVUSD implements pilot program for multi-gender multi-stall bathrooms in district high schools

Armaan Rashid, Amanda Su, Anumita Jain, Elisa Fang, Megan Tsang, and Vikram Balasubramanian

June 8, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

On May 22, at a district board meeting, a pilot program for the conversion of one multi-stall bathroom at each high school to an all-gender restroom was approved with a 4–1 vote; at DV, the downstairs 2000 bathroom was converted during the last week of the 2017-18 school year. Assistant Superintendent...

Student-led organizations continue to fight for change

Amruta Baradwaj, Activities Director

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

The fight for gun control grows ever stronger, with more students demonstrating their leadership abilities by forming clubs and organizations to advocate for reform. Students for Social Change, based in Pleasanton, is one of these groups. SSC aims to encourage students who feel as though they don’t...

The Rise of ASMR reveals something telling about modern culture

Oce Bohra, Staff Writer

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

The internet has been the breeding ground for a variety of strange trends, with perhaps one of the most infamous being ASMR, which has skyrocketed into popular culture. ASMR, which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is characterized as a tingling sensation in the head, neck, or spine coupled...

Another memeingful club created at Dougherty

Steven Deng, Staff Writer

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Amidst a jumble of volunteering, science and math clubs at Dougherty, the new Meme Culture and Internet Safety Club will be charting a new path into Dougherty at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Founded by sophomores Andrew Cheng, Shady Henry, Nirmal Ayyagari, John Pluth, Zackery McCrann,...

A new perspective: how transfer students acclimated to Dougherty

Sarah Kim, Maitri Parikh, and Harshita Neralla

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community News, News, Profiles

The school year is drawing quickly to a close for all Dougherty Valley students, but for Max Gaasvik, Kaushika Uppu and Ishika Rakesh, the last day at school will probably hold a little more significance than the first day of summer break. The students — three out of a few dozen that transferred to...

DV joins Common Sense program

Sraavya Sambara, News Copy Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Contributions by Claire Zhang, Staff Writer In response to the growing popularity and dangers of the Internet and social media, Dougherty Valley High School has applied and been approved to become a Common Sense School, an honor given by the Common Sense Media organization to recognize schools who show...

Illuminating the process of a stadium lightbulb replacement

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Imagine how the light bulbs in the stadium light posts are lighted. It would be a very perilous task for an individual to climb up an approximately 70 feet tall light post and replace the fused bulb. The stadium light posts are so high that it takes a good amount of manpower to replace the bulbs....

An in-depth view of the vaping epidemic

Amanda Su, Elisa Fang, and Anumita Jain

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community News, Investigations, News, Showcase, Student Life

*Names have been changed to protect identities. It was 10:43 a.m. on May 16, around the end of brunch. The AP English Language and Composition exam was taking place in the Auxiliary Gym. I [Amanda Su] was waiting outside of Officer Katie Williams’ office, hoping to conduct an interview with her...

Day of Silence highlights GSA’s persistent defense of LGBTQ+ students

Day of Silence highlights GSA’s persistent defense of LGBTQ+ students

Daniel Shen, Opinions Copy Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Community News, News, Showcase, Student Life, Web Exclusive

Over 300 students demonstrated their empathy for LGBTQ+ students during Day of Silence on Friday, Apr. 27 at Dougherty Valley High School as they voluntarily put duct tape over their mouths and refused to speak, a representative gesture of the social censorship that this minority faces on a daily basis.

A Few Tips for Your AP Exams

Daniel Shen, Opinions Copy Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Community News, News

Even though there’s only 19 days left in the DV school year, so much has yet to happen — prom, spring concerts, the end-of-the-year rally, Powderpuff, finals, my birthday, and, of course, AP exams. Over the course of two weeks (May 7-11 and May 14-18), just under 3,000 individual AP tests of the...

Facebook collects and exposes consumer data without consent

Arshia Mehta and Anouki Panthagani

April 28, 2018


Filed under International, News

In today’s technology-based age, someone sitting behind a computer on the other side of the world may know more about you than your neighbor. Privacy violations surrounding social media users can easily be traced back to one main culprit — the social media platforms themselves. And in fact, a...

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