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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

Just rain won’t be enough to fill the bucket the California drought has left empty.

The heavy rains won’t solve California’s drought

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor January 27, 2023

Rainfall totals have been 400-600 percent above average values the past several weeks in nearly all of California, according to the National Weather Service. Locally, that has translated to San Francisco,...

Soup on paintings: the climate change gambit is changing

Soup on paintings: the climate change gambit is changing

Udita Jonnala and Mitali Mittal January 24, 2023

Eco-vandalism is on the rise after two students, Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland, tossed soup on “Sunflowers”, a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, to protest against the use of fossil fuels in October...

Dealing with population growth requires us to strike a careful balance between the needs of humans and nature.

The overpopulation myth obstructs meaningful climate action

Indra Deshmukh, Copy Editor January 24, 2023

Earth’s population just reached eight billion people, and many of them are upset about it. It’s hard to blame them: the environment is a hot topic, and overpopulation has contributed considerably to...

Prop 31s ban on flavored tobacco products helps protect youth.

Banning of flavored tobacco products in California with Proposition 31 is a step towards protecting youth

Ekroop Kaur and Ananya Pinnamaneni December 23, 2022

15,500. That is the number of estimated e-cigarette flavors that exist in the US. Any flavor you can think of is probably one of the countless options. The overwhelming variety of flavors, such as pink...

Rejection is a part of life

Rejection is a part of life

Rachel Decker, Adviser December 21, 2022

This article was originally published in Issue 8 of the 2021-22 school year by former adviser Rachel Decker. I follow the Instagram account @grieftolight (you should too!), a collection of incredible...

In a present day society that marks women up to be simple minded, there are true complexities that reside within their relationships with each other.

Why is the friendship between women so complex?

Nishita Mukherjee and Sofia Jones Rivera December 20, 2022

Catfights, teen drama, jealousy and feuds over men is, in society’s perception, the core of a female friendship, especially when compared to men, or anybody else for that matter. Over the years, society...

Renewable sources have been increasingly used for energy generation in the past two decades.

OPEC just gambled everything — and it’s working

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor December 17, 2022

When the Middle East makes less oil, it can really only mean one thing: unmitigated disaster. Ever since the U.S. became the world’s leading oil addict in the early 20th century, we’ve involved ourselves...

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with journalists and local residents in the Ukrainian town of Bucha. Zelenskyy asserted that Ukraine would not stop until it reached victory in the Russia-Ukraine war.

Hope for Ukraine beats out apathy

Grace Zhao, Opinions Editor December 14, 2022

On Feb. 24, my Honors Physics teacher started the class with a few announcements. One may have been about tweaks to an upcoming test. The other was about the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine War.  “It’s...

Throughout American history, Christianity has always been the dominating religion, and our school year calendar reflects that. However, as our country becomes more diverse, especially religiously, a Christian-centric yearly schedule harms students of other faiths.

‘Tis the season to be jolly (lest you celebrate Eid or Diwali)

Neetra Chakraborty, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

After a long, tiring first semester, winter break is all anyone seems to be able to talk about. Not only is the two and a half weeks off from school appealing, students are also looking forward to the...

Desensitization to negative information is very dangerous as we become indifferent to terrible events.

Subject to Change: Desensitization is the death of humanity

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

Dear reader,  Blood on concrete. Urgent news reports. Flowers on a grave. A spilled tear or two. Our hope towards a better, brighter future. Thoughts and prayers for a brief week. Then, headlines will...

The balance of discussing minority struggle and American achievements in representation continues to be debated.

The debate over critical race theory continues to grow

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor December 8, 2022

Teachings surrounding racial and social issues are nothing new in the American education system. However, in the past two years, education has taken a new trajectory according to many– one where discussion...

While electric cars may appear to be a better choice compared to gas-powered vehicles, they still come with drawbacks.

Electric cars aren’t the environmental saviors people think they are

Sofia Jones Rivera and Ella Shen November 29, 2022

The recent ban on the production of gas powered cars set to go into place in 2035, is simply pressure by the producers to benefit off of society’s glorified perspective of the green impact of electric...

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