The Wildcat Tribune

VFSC strives to befriend local senior citizens

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Community, News

Connecting senior citizens to the rest of the community has always been a goal for the members of the Volunteer for Senior Citizens (VFSC) club at Dougherty Valley High School. With the increasing prevalence of new technology in society, junior club President Michael Quang notes that senior c...

Tarte foundation takes a step backwards

Claire Zhang, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

Makeup brand Tarte’s new Shape Tape foundation instantly raised controversy and discussion over its limited shade range after its initial release on Jan. 15. The popular brand is known for its successful and bestselling Shape Tape Concealer, a full coverage concealer with a matte finish. When it...

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,...

Behind barbed wire: Remembering Japanese Internment in America

Megan Tsang, Taylor Atienza, and Vikram Balasubramanian

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, People, Showcase

Tribune reporter, Megan Tsang, sits down with her maternal grandmother, Takeko Murano Tanisawa. “Betty”, as she was known to friends, spent her formative years incarcerated with her family of 14 after the signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942. “Follow me.” My grandma leads me thr...

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, ...

What we’re not talking about

Miguel Dickenson, Assistant Opinions and Sports Editor

January 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The cultural genocide in Myanmar In mere weeks, over 650,000 Rohingya people of Myanmar have fled their homes in response to an attack by Myanmar military and police. In October 2016, a fringe Rohingya militia group staged an attack on Myanmar border posts. This offensive sparked an all-out persecut...

“You Are Not Alone” fosters campus unity

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2018


Filed under News

Three months ago, in hopes of uniting Dougherty’s student body, Dougherty Valley High School Leadership hosted the four-day-long event, Breaking Down the Walls. Breaking Down the Walls (BDTW) is “an event that focuses on campus unity by recognizing that each student has their own story and tha...

“HEAR OUR VOICE:” Women’s March Contra Costa Anniversary March

“HEAR OUR VOICE:” Women’s March Contra Costa Anniversary March

Amanda Su and Anumita Jain

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at 10:02 a.m., several hundred marchers were already present at Civic Park in Walnut Creek, eagerly anticipating the start of the Women’s March Contra Costa Anniversary March, just under an hour away. The song “Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer played in the background.

SRVUSD school board discusses graduation requirements, facilities, instructional calendars

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Community, News

During last night's San Ramon Valley Unified School District board meeting, board members approved and discussed many miscellaneous proposed changes, including changes in district facilities, the approved Instructional Calendars for the following two school years and revisions of graduation requirements. To...

District’s planned initiatives have Dougherty teachers uncertain about their future

Sraavya Sambara, Managing Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Community, News

This past October, Superintendent Rick Schmitt proposed a number of initiatives to be implemented at secondary schools in the district, designed to increase student, staff and family options, improve student wellness and reduce class size with no increase in general fund expense.  However, the underly...

Idea of class ranking ranks last in minds of Dougherty students

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Student Life

A class ranking system, which measures a student's performance comparatively against others, usually by comparing GPA, is largely unfavored by the majority of students at Dougherty. The main reason behind this is mainly that it will create even more competition and stress at Dougherty. A recent poll...

Give Fair Chance a chance

Daniel Shen and Anouki Panthagani

November 27, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Members of Fair Chance, a new student club at Dougherty Valley this year, intend to create a meaningful connection with special education students by integrating them into their daily after-school lives. Every day after the sixth period bell rings, rather than heading home, several of its volunteers...

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