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

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

As droughts worsen, many Californians believe grass lawns are counterproductive toward water conservation efforts.

Outdated appeal of grass lawns harms water conservation efforts

Lauren Chen and Tanvi Rao October 2, 2022

Just like the white picket fence, a neatly trimmed lawn has remained a symbol of suburban Americana for decades. However, the maintenance of these meticulously-kept lawns comes at a devastating environmental...

Trigger warnings reveal society’s growing consciousness towards mental health issues, but may be the wrong approach towards better mental health treatment

Trigger warnings can be more harmful than helpful

Olivia Phongsa, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 2, 2022

Trigger warnings have started to show up more and more often on almost every piece of consumable content, from articles to TikTok videos and tweets, and even to classroom policies. The debate around trigger...

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Sticker showing the feminist rallying point “No means no,” emphasizing the importance of consensual sexual intercourse no matter what a woman wears or their state of mind.

Where is the Truth in Andrew Tate?

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

Here’s a question. How many of you have actually watched an Andrew Tate debate in full? Of those people, how many have consumed content like his before? With those two questions, I can nearly guarantee...

Author intent is subject to change between stages of the publication process.

Non-consensual publication must weigh the author’s will over artistic value.

Sylvia Ho and Nayja Shah June 12, 2022

On the first day of junior year, my (Sylvia) AP Literature teacher, Justin Worley, broadcasted a poem by Emily Dickinson on the classroom projector and asked for volunteers to read it to the class. I was...

A faceless man (face instead has question marks) stands on a piller in the middle, an american flag on the left and mysterious flag on right

Feeling like a cultural “outsider”: three perspectives

Nayja Shah, Anaisha Das, and Mayukhi Katragadda June 9, 2022

Second-generation Americans, U.S.-born residents with one or more foreign-born parents, often struggle with feelings of alienation from both their ethnic heritage and American culture. Distraught with...

Many children of immigrants in America are losing their fluency in their native language. This process is described as “language attrition”.

Languages are more than words: the sound of crumbling roots

Nethra Dhamodaran and Neetra Chakraborty June 8, 2022

As of 2022, only five countries do not claim an official language, and we are living in one of them. With up to 430 languages spoken, the U.S. is known to be among the most linguistically diverse countries. However,...

An illustration of a person, colored in white, hanging off a cliff, with a rope of red-colored words, such as fad diets, naps, bachalor party, etc.

The ultimate guide to mastering naps, beauty, love and productivity

Daphne Wang, Features Editor May 24, 2022

Mastering the nine-minute nap was the daunting task I vowed to overcome this school year. Between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m., I’m bewitched with dizzying spells of mental exhaustion. The tantalizing lull...

Social media opens the door to increased connection, especially among teenagers, but that openness could exacerbate mental health issues

Mindsets and Movements: Trauma Dumping

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief May 19, 2022

Netflix’s controversial “13 Reasons Why” sparked what felt like the largest, most complex discussion about mental health in my memory. The show, based on a novel of the same name, followed Clay Jensen’s...

The FDA mandates that LGBTQ+ men be celibate for three months before donating blood, a ban that many find discriminatory and rooted in outdated science.

Protestors playing God: Why we should still donate blood despite discriminatory policies

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath and Lauren Chen April 21, 2022

In the almost 150 years since its founding, the American Red Cross has never declared a national blood crisis — until now. In January, the organization announced that the country has faced a “10% overall...

Chloe Bennet, born Chloe Wang, has faced backlash due to her decision to change her name in order to get jobs in Hollywood.

How ethnic actors changing their names perpetuates Hollywood’s racism

Rhea Master, Staff Writer April 19, 2022

As an immigrant, western media has never paralleled my experiences in American society. A large part of this is the disparity between figures in western media and those in my own life. A common trend...

Amazon’s return policy inevitably makes climate conservation efforts regress.

Amazon’s return policy saves money at the expense of our environment

Shreyas Sambara, Akilesh Kale, and Nidhay Mahavadi April 11, 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, online shopping on Amazon has become a staple of daily life. Whether it’s clothing, fresh groceries or electronics, you’ve undoubtedly seen an endless stream of...

College decisions are honestly so random and unpredictable. At the end of the day, youll end up somewhere thatll make you happy.

Continuing the Conversation: …to the end.

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief April 3, 2022

Note: This story was written during May 2021.    Dear Reader, This final column has been drafting itself in my mind since June, but now I’m having trouble actually putting my thoughts...

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