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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

Technological growth has impacted the next generation of toddlers to an unprecedented extent.

Subject to Change: Tech and toddlers

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Staff Writer April 30, 2023

Dear Reader,  As a current teenager, I have seen firsthand how technology has affected modern life. It’s not uncommon to go to a restaurant and see toddlers watching Cocomelon on a tablet instead...

As hate toward vegetarian diets increases, its essential to question the effectivity of them.

Subject to Change: Questioning vegans.

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Staff Writer April 16, 2023

Dear reader,  Recently, I was scrolling through my YouTube feed and I saw a video from YouTuber beenoftheweek with the Vegan Teacher that piqued my interest. For those of you who haven’t been on...

Self-pressure places us in a constant state of chasing perfection  in our academic pursuits.

Subject to Change: Self-pressurization comes at the cost of our sanity

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

Dear Reader, Picture this: bright-colored papers adorn the hands of DV students. You quickly glance over your friend’s shoulder to see what course titles fill their course selection forms. “AP”...

Shopping for more than you need harms the planet, and ultimately this overconsumption becomes unsatisfying as well.

Subject to Change: Overconsumption is how we’re slowly murdering our home

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

Do you have a drawer filled with things that you never use? Maybe you have a section of your closet with clothes you wore once and will possibly never wear again. Perhaps you're looking for the “next...

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...

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