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Kiva Fall Festival raises over $2,500 for entrepreneurs in third world countries

Kiva Fall Festival raises over $2,500 for entrepreneurs in third world countries

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Assistant Photography Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Web Exclusive

To fundraise for entrepreneurs in third world countries, on Sept. 22, the Dougherty Valley High School branch of Kiva Microfunds held their 2018 Fall Festival, featuring small businesses and charity associations. The festival itself was tailored to please a wide array of people, with a versatile number of busin...

Dennis steps up to teach new Environmental Chemistry class at DV

Dennis steps up to teach new Environmental Chemistry class at DV

Sasha Hassan, News Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Science & Tech

“Isn’t it so cute?” Ms. Karen Dennis gushed in front of the classroom, brandishing a heat resistant mitt for holding heated beakers. She playfully snapped the red rubber mitt like a hinged jaw while chuckling. Her class, a small, sleepy first period in room 2201 with only 26 students, would...

DV juniors inspire middle schoolers to follow their passion in dance

DV juniors inspire middle schoolers to follow their passion in dance

Teju Anand, Assistant Photography Editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under Community, Culture, News

Anyone can be an outstanding and successful teacher as long as they have passion for what they teach. Juniors Sana Bharadwaj and Sakshi Akki have started a business called AB Fusion, named after their last initials, to pass on their dance skills to younger, passionate middle school kids who hope to ...

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 – published...

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, Showcase, Student Life

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, Assistant Sports Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community, 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, Copy Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under 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, Copy Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Student Life

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, 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...

DV joins Common Sense program

Sraavya Sambara, Managing Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under Community, 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

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, Investigations, News, Showcase, Student Life

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 about the vaping epidemic that has spread across hi...

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