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

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

An illustration of two hands cusped together holding the geographic representation of Indian state Kashmir, which is colored in a blood red. The background shows a division between the Pakistan flag (left) and Indian flag (right)

A Kashmiri Pandit tragedy survivor recounts his gruesome experiences

Shreyas Sambara and Soham Kinhikar May 27, 2022

Makhan Lal Bindroo, a pharmacist in Srinagar’s landmark medical store was shot dead this past October by terrorists. His killing was the latest in a long line of persecution against the Kashmiri Pandit...

Ms. Annie Nguyen, a science teacher at Dougherty Valley High School, recently founded an employee resource group to provide a safe space for BIPOC teachers to share their stories and discuss cultural inclusion on campus.

Employee resource group promotes solidarity and support for teachers of color

Lauren Chen, Managing Editor March 7, 2022

Over 5,200 race-related incidents and hate crimes were reported in 2020, a 32% increase from 2019, according to information gathered by the FBI. Emotions like fear, grief and anger affected students and...

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...

A sign has the words Palisades Tahoe with large olympic rings at the top

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...

Electronic Arts and FIFA are close to discontinuing their partnership on their popular video game series after disputing over revenue sharing rights

Electronic arts close to breaking off ties with FIFA over disputes

Rikin Patel, Shreyas Sambara, and Nidhay Mahavadi November 21, 2021

The popular video game creator Electronic Arts halted a FIFA 2022 playtest due to the possibility of breaking ties with FIFA after clashes over financial and exclusivity rights. On July 15, 1993, the...

The holy month Ramadan  is celebrated by over 1.6 billion muslims every year

What is Ramadan?

Shereen Ahmed, Aria Khalique, and Aatif Ahmed May 10, 2021

On April 13, the month of Ramadan began for Muslims around the world. The month is of great religious significance in Islam and is observed through Muslims fasting (abstaining from food and drink) for...

New classes provide eye-opening experiences for educational diversity and AI programming

New classes provide eye-opening experiences for educational diversity and AI programming

Shereen Ahmed and Mahika Arya March 24, 2021

Next school year, Dougherty Valley is adding two new classes to its catalog for students to be able to take — Ethnic Studies and XR for Social Good. Read more about them below.   The power...

The movie Bias discusses the inevitability of human bias and how it can be identified and addressed

Bias movie screening and panel starts conversations

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief March 12, 2021

On Feb. 4, Dougherty Valley and California High School PTSAs collaborated on a movie screening of “Bias” and a subsequent panel about the issues.  The movie explained how bias pervades every interaction...

Modern-day protesting takes a turn as a new group of performative activists branch off from traditional activism’s past.

Performative activism rises as traditional activism becomes a trend for social media

Hannah Wang, News Editor November 3, 2020

As an increasing number of Americans have begun to spread awareness about the injustices of our country, there has arisen a new group who has learned to capitalize on this “trend”: performative activists. The...

A group of people from many different ethnic backgrounds stand together, representing the growing increase in cultural diversity in Japan.

Reactions to Black Lives Matter protests in Tokyo expose Japan’s hidden discrimination

Owen Spargo, News Editor October 31, 2020

Black Lives Matter protests took place in Tokyo this September, which caused backlash from Japanese citizens and raised questions about Japan’s treatment of not only people of color, but foreigners and...

The Born This Way Foundation released their book, Channel Kindness on Sept. 22, which highlights stories of kindness and positivity written by young authors.

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way foundation “channels kindness” with new book

On September 22, 2020, “Channel Kindness,” a compilation of fifty-one stories of acts of kindness, bravery, and resilience from people all around the world, released and it spoke broadly to a young...

Tiana Day, wearing a mask and a shirt depicting nonprofits logo, raises her fist in a sign of power.

Tiana Day strives for a more equitable future

The Black Lives Matter movement started marches across the country, made national headlines and positively changed the political backdrop of the United States, immediately following the death of George...

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