The Wildcat Tribune

Striking down sexism in sports

Vivian Kuang, Public Relations Editor

December 10, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Instagram and came across a Bleacher Report post announcing that Elena Delle Donne had won the WNBA MVP award. “Unreal numbers,” the caption said, citing her 97.4% free throw percentage. “1st to win MVP on two different teams.” But as I scrolled through the co...

Colorism leaves a dark stain on India

Colorism leaves a dark stain on India

Drishti Upadhyaya and Mahika Arya

December 9, 2019

Time stands still in India as people continue to judge others by the color of their skin. Colorism, or discrimination on the basis of skin tone, continues to be an issue fueled by both beauty and film industries. India’s hatred of dark skin, rooted in years of colonization, haunts naturally dark-s...

Why you shouldn’t beat yourself up over a “bad” grade

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

December 7, 2019

Think about the “B” in that one class tainting your near-perfect transcript of all A’s. Think about that sub-1400 you scored on the SAT, or sub-32 you scored on the ACT. Think about the “4” you scored on that one AP exam. We’ve all been there — that soul-crushing moment when we fall short of ou...

What is the value of a grade?

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

December 5, 2019

“Did you see? The test was posted!” Such a phrase is all too common in the hallways of Dougherty. Students stop their conversations with eyes wide open, fumble to unlock their phone, and open School Loop in anticipation. “OMG I got a 90, hallelujah!” exclaims one, while another says, “I got a ...

How feminist marketing benefits the movement

Tessa Galeazzi, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

The rise of the feminist movement has increased not only awareness but also the stakes of advertising. It’s becoming harder to tell what’s real and what’s fake, as feminist-centered advertising is getting more popular. It doesn’t matter what product companies are selling; it’s the message tha...

Let’s chat about WeChat

Let’s chat about WeChat

Lauren Chen, Copy Editor

November 30, 2019

Ask almost anyone in China, 2019; they’ll know WeChat is everywhere. Known in China as Weixin, WeChat was created by the Chinese tech giant Tencent. Boasting over a billion users, WeChat is a combination of a messaging app, mobile payment service and much more. However, China is utilizing the app to k...

Measuring the impact of movements

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2019

The current psyche of the protestor is one marred by an appeal to individual ethics and positionality, rather than effective engagement with institutions. It is yelling out into the abyss, hoping for a response, rather than demanding a specific course of action. It is prioritizing the symbolic over ...

Where you go to college does matter, but not for the reason that you think

Rachel Decker, Adviser

November 19, 2019

Yesterday, one of my editor-in-chiefs sighed, exasperated. “I’m tired of people telling me it doesn’t matter where I’ll go to college, that wherever I go, I’ll end up happy! It does matter!” Her defeated look saddened me.  I initially disagreed, as I’ve often said that to hundreds of ...

History textbooks tell a skewed story

Sneha Cheenath, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

History classes have the unique ability to affect the belief systems of an entire nation. They are key in establishing cultural sensitivity and bridging the gap between the past and the present.  However, it is impossible for history to be portrayed in an unbiased manner. History is sourced and ...

Sustainability is in fashion

Sustainability is in fashion

Mahika Arya, Copy Editor

October 23, 2019

Despite the current surge of environmentalism, the conflicting concept of fast fashion is beginning to rise. While fast fashion and its users have been criticized, promoters for sustainable fashion must recognize that it’s so inaccessible that it’s virtually unreachable at this point, despite its nece...

Relearning how to learn

Sarah Kim and Michael Han

October 19, 2019

“Will this be graded?”  Whenever a teacher distributes an assignment, there’s inevitably one student who will ask. Don’t deny it; even if you aren’t usually the one asking, you’ve totally been that kid who not-so-subtly paused their work to catch the answer. After all, it is a matter of gr...

Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system

Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Along with crisp, golden-brown leaves and the final goodbyes to summer comes yet another school year filled with homework, tests, and most of all, lots of lectures with at least 20 other students. While we have used the same school system for decades, we have failed to adapt it with the modern day. ...

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