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

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...

Uncertainty towards the future is normal, even in a fast-paced reality.

Subject to Change: Accepting growth at all stages

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Staff Writer November 13, 2022

Dear reader,  Almost every adult I meet: my parents’ colleagues, my teachers and even my nextdoor neighbors ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer is classic, “I want...

Movies showcasing diverse characters market their films in ways that tokenize minority populations, often harming their box office success.

Selling Point: Stop marketing films as “diverse” (even if they are)

Lauren Chen, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2022

Dear reader, Christmas decorations. “The Office” episodes. Pasta. These are all things that are ruined when overdone. Something I’ve recently added to this internal list of mine is the way...

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...

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...

Ancient cave paintings exhibit the human tendency to make art.

The Museum of Us: For the Sake of Art

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief March 13, 2022

Dear reader,  The bison has eight legs.  It creates a sense of movement. The legs are running across the cave wall. The bison’s body slides down its curves, following its mineral ripples, and...

A virus-shaped version of earth.

The Museum of Us: Viruses and the Definition of Life

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief March 2, 2022

You and I are living. I think. Right now, if you could just press your palm to the left hemisphere of your chest, and tell me what it is that makes you alive, what differentiates you from that rock...

Trying to balance my own wants as a senior and being a considerate senior can cause a lot of stress, exacerbated by the rising COVID cases around the country

To Personify a Statistic: Not a Pandemic Pun

Mahika Arya, Web Editor in Chief February 19, 2022

Dear reader, Let it be known that I refuse to call myself a “quaran-teen.” Going to school right now is… weird. It’s early 2022, and instead of flying cars and robots, we have an airborne...

While being an AP student provides an intimate understanding of a topic, it can also put upon immense amounts of pressure on students.

To Personify a Statistic: AP’s, Tests and Being Stressed

Mahika Arya, Web Editor in Chief December 15, 2021

Dear reader, Let it be known that taking AP classes is actually not my whole personality trait, contrary to what it may sound like in any conversation with me. I was scrolling through Instagram the...

As a national minority in a community where I am the majority, being South Asian in America doesnt mean the same thing to me as it does to people around the country.

To Personify a Statistic: To Be or Not To Be (a true Asian-American)

Mahika Arya, Web Editor in Chief October 25, 2021

Dear Reader, Let it be known that my Indian-ness is defined by my love of samosas.  As the internet blew up about “Never Have I Ever,” one of the first major Netflix shows centered around an...

many people resort to riots and violence as a mechanism for change

Mindsets and Movements: Exploring the endlessly negative perception of rioting

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief October 23, 2021

The narrative surrounding rioting is fairly consistent: it’s unacceptable, discredits your movement and is never a legitimate tool for change. I didn’t have any issues with this sentiment; being anti-violence...

The Countdown: a series

The Countdown: a series

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief October 14, 2021

Caring is the hardest part. Which is ironic, given the outstanding consequences of the alternative. When I think about the things I care about most—or that trigger the most guilt—I think about...

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