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

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, Copy 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, Staff Writer 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...

Students at DVHS continue to litter around the school campus, despite lack of custodial staff and an ongoing pandemic.

DVHS students need to increase their cleanliness awareness around campus.

Nayja Shah, Staff Writer March 6, 2022

While walking through Dougherty Valley’s hallways during lunch, a group of students playing with a trashcan caught my attention. They were initially passing the trash can around, and later they poured...

The intersections of social media and homecoming ask culture have impacted the acceptable demonstration of teenage relationships.

The false nature of social media renders homecoming asks more complex than posters and flowers

Hannah Wang, News Editor September 26, 2021

The elusive homecoming proposal. The ultimate public declaration of love, or maybe just friendship in high school. I don’t know how many times I’ve walked down the halls mid-September to early October...

Overlooked issues within Dougherty Valley High Schools dress code foster the potential for unfair discipline.

Uncovering and examining Dougherty Valley High School’s dress code

Jade Wang and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath August 16, 2021

In 2016, Leah John, a freshman at Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS), experienced her first interaction with the dress code.  While doing quiet work in one of her classes, John’s teacher called...

The importance of thanking your teachers: letters of recommendation

College application season is coming to a close. March and April loom in February's shadow; the months where most seniors start to hear back from schools. An often overlooked piece of the application process-letters...

Throughout the struggles and difficult experiences of life, please reach out to those who can support and care for you. Its okay to ask for help. You are not alone.

You are not alone: an open letter to the DVHS student body

Rachel Decker, Adviser December 17, 2020

Dear Wildcats, I want to preface this by saying that if I offend you in any way or seem disingenuous, I deeply apologize. Perhaps it’s selfish of me to want to write to you, but after recent events...

Margaret Atwood, Zora Neale Hurston and Virginia Woolf remain icons in literature.

Dougherty Valley should embrace more female authors

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief April 27, 2020

Dougherty’s English department has made many efforts to widen the voice of minority authors through their book selection. Books such as “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah and “The Absolutely True Diary...

Historical simulations bring real-life tension into classrooms

Vivian Kuang and Kavin Kumaravel February 13, 2020

In social studies classrooms around the nation, students are assigned to participate in debates or simulation activities touching on sensitive subjects.  Despite controversy, many teachers pursue simulations...

Commercialization of summer programs excludes low-income students

Jade Wang, Opinions Editor February 9, 2020

Last summer I spent three weeks in downtown Boston with more than 500 students on the scattered campus of Emerson College, researching and debating for 12 hours a day at one of the most popular speech...

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