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

My second birthday party in Daly City, CA in the three-bedroom house I shared with cousins, aunts and grandparents.

An ode to AP classes, “bahala na” and farts

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza May 30, 2023

I think my favorite memory from Dougherty has been all the times I’ve farted in class. In Orchestra, in APUSH and even last week in 4th period Econ; before I was the milk menace, I was the brigadier...

This is the image of the milk menace of Dougherty.

It was me. I am responsible for everything wrong on campus

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza May 6, 2023

Yes, it was me. I cannot deny it any longer, all of the food related incidents were me. I take immense pleasure in saying that I alone am responsible for littering and throwing food around campus. It was...

Over-structuring writing curriculums pushes students towards uncreative and thoughtless work.

Writing shouldn’t fit in a box

Neetra Chakraborty, Art & Graphics Editor April 28, 2023

I hate Algebra.  I detest it, for the very same reasons some people adore it. It is formulaic and horribly unimaginative. You plug numbers into a given formula to get to the single correct answer....

Stressed-out students use LinkedIn counterproductively when they compare themselves to others.

LinkedIn bolsters toxic environment at DVHS

Ananya Pinnamaneni and Saanvi Haridas April 16, 2023

Have you ever found yourself clicking through endless LinkedIn profiles of your peers, your stress building up as you realize how much more accomplished these students seem compared to you? LinkedIn,...

Word art reading The Illusion of a Blue Bay Area.

The illusion of a “blue” Bay Area

Lauren Chen, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2023

Recently I came across an Instagram account that made some disturbing—and blatantly false—claims. Among other issues, it argued 1) that the CDC and NIH “have no studies proving the safety of injecting...

Disney’s magic seems to be fading as it reaches its 100th anniversary.

Disney’s 100th anniversary marks the start of its decline

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor March 6, 2023

What was supposed to be a grand release with years of work and expectations ended up being a box-office hit, yet a public failure near Disney’s 100th anniversary. “Avatar: The Way of Water” managed...

Rather than feeling embarrassed or isolated, we should enjoy eating alone.

There is no shame in eating alone

Emily Wong, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 4, 2023

Have you ever stopped to think about how odd it is to feel the need to eat quickly or hide in the corner when eating alone? Why do we feel so self-conscious or even embarrassed when we don’t have the...

DVHS should refocus on the efforts of individual classrooms to create safe learning communities.

Community at DV should start from the classroom

Grace Zhao, Opinions Editor March 1, 2023

At a student forum held on Feb. 2, DVHS administration looked for ways to combat the recurrence of shooting threats on campus. Ideas tossed around at the forum included a competition among grade levels...

Nowadays feminism has two separate meanings, on one hand its about making a society where women and men are equal, but in contrast some believe its about making women more powerful than men.

Destigmatizing feminism

Shreya Jagannathan, Features Editor January 31, 2023

When a boy kept repeatedly kicking me in the fourth grade, I was told “boys will be boys'’. So the next time he did, I kicked him back, and I ended up getting reprimanded. I was told “girls shouldn’t...

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, Art & Graphics Editor 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...

Students in foreign language classes spend their time learning from a textbook instead of practicing speaking the language.

High school foreign language classes should be reformed to better prepare students for the real world

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor November 13, 2022

My friends and I were waiting for our DoorDash order to be delivered, so we decided to call the delivery person to ask where they were. When they answered, we were surprised to hear them start talking...

Weirdness is only perceived as out of the ordinary due to the attention given to abnormality.

It’s only weird if you make it weird

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Nethra Dhamodaran, and Nayja Shah October 10, 2022

Eccentric orange highlights caught my eye as I (Nayja) walked down the hallway of the 1000 building at DVHS. I found a girl walking ahead of me sporting her newly gingered hair and a blazing orange outfit...

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