The Wildcat Tribune

A new perspective: How transfer students acclimated to Dougherty

Sarah Kim, Maitri Parikh, and Harshita Neralla

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community, International, News

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...

Why climate change still matters: investigating impact, involvement and uncomfortable truths

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Community, Environment, International, News

Climate change. You’ve heard the term at least once, but likely more than you’d really care to. It’s repeated constantly, in reports about those poor starving polar bears, the gradually rising ocean levels, the dying bees. You’ve heard it, certainly, but let’s face a fact: we mourn those poor bea...

Women’s History Month

Skyler Spears, Caroline Lobel, and Pranav Chillappagari

March 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, International, News, Showcase

An African American woman, Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and a women’s rights activist. Also a powerful speaker, she advocated for freed people during the period after the Civil War because she believed women deserved a better life. Her iconic “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech, delivered at the O...

Black History Month: #28 Days

Harmonie Yacob, Assistant Photography Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under International, News

African Americans and their commitments to American culture are respected every February with Black History Month. Throughout the many years of celebrating Black History Month, the primary focus has been the struggles of African Americans in history. This month, let’s choose to review the downfalls,...

Children of Grace: Aiding in the fight against AIDS

Sraavya Sambara, Managing Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Community, International, News

Grace Talitwala, a vivacious, outgoing young lady from a small village in Uganda, was afraid to die. She, like many other women in Sub Saharan Africa, was bearing the brunt of the ruthless AIDS epidemic, a killer that terrorizes everyone in its path. But Grace wasn’t concerned for herself. Rather, ...

Global social media challenge sparks terror: Blue Whale challenge

Anika Garg and Riya Bindlish

September 28, 2017


Filed under International, News

Whales carved into arms. Teenagers jumping off roofs. Over 100 suicides committed worldwide. The Blue Whale Challenge is an online game created in Russia that encourages kids to commit suicide, and has claimed approx. 130 lives in Russia (the origin of the game), India, several countries in Europe...

Promising developments emerge in cancer research

Maitri Parikh and Oce Bohra

September 28, 2017


Filed under International, News, Science & Tech

On Aug. 30, the Food and Drug Administration green-lighted the first gene therapy for leukemia, a landmark decision that opened the door to a new wave of cancer treatments. Revolutionary in its approach, the treatment, marketed as Kymriah by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, will be administered to a grou...

Dreamers in jeopardy after DACA repeal

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under International, News, Politics

Illustration by Sarah Kim and Elaine Park On Sept. 5, the Trump administration announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an immigration policy signed by President Obama intended to protect over 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, although a strategy that would allow the...

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