The Wildcat Tribune

The fear of failure is failing women

October 1, 2019

Living in Silicon Valley has provided me with an abundance of female role models. From women like Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook), who break the glass ceiling on the daily, to powerful and empowering...

Asian-American backlash against race-conscious admissions threatens future of all minorities

May 2, 2019

As the nerve-wracking period of college decisions begins at Dougherty Valley and schools around the nation, many seniors rejected from their dream schools will feel bewilderment, wondering what more they...

Participation grades eliminate student interest

While academically inclusive in theory, in reality, participation grades detract from the value of education.
March 5, 2019

Assigning a grade to participation compels students to meet a certain quota of participation points rather than to develop a genuine interest or passion towards the subject. While there is no doubt that...

Can Disney trademark “Hakuna Matata”?

ILLUSTRATION BY MAI WEBER
February 9, 2019

In the wake of the re-release of Disney’s well known film “The Lion King,”  Zimbabwean activist Shelton Mpala calls for Disney to revoke it’s trademark of the Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata”...

The perils of categorization

Categorization, when improperly enforced, can have devastating effects on individuals and the more expansive society they are part of.
November 19, 2018

When I was younger, my self-perception was limited to essentially one question: which Hogwarts house would I be a part of? My friends were sure I would be a Ravenclaw, but I took every online quiz I...

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times
October 19, 2018

It's 9:58 p.m. You browse through the row of green check marks across the top of the screen, and you only need one more. As your anxiety rises, you double your efforts to finish the question. However,...

DV breaks traditional barriers surrounding Homecoming

October 15, 2018

As the 2018 Homecoming dance comes to an end, we are prompted to reflect on a time of deep emotional stress and social judgment. Homecoming can often be perceived as a rather taxing event, placing a high...

Finding validation: bright screens versus black mirrors

September 28, 2018

“Just don’t compare yourself to others and you’ll be fine,” my college-bound friend said. It seemed relatively easy at the time; I didn’t truly understand the importance of that statement until...

Destigmatizing DV mental illness

May 15, 2018

The hallways look a lot different now — at least to me. I see something that I didn’t see before. It prowls around, consuming us, slowly, and attacking us at our weakest moments. Yes, there’s...

DV’s culture of comparison harms self-worth

April 16, 2018

A thick blanket of low-lying fog envelops students at Dougherty Valley High School. In one breath the fog enters the lungs. From there, its effects are immediate and noxious. The students jolt forward...

Viewpoint: School dances breed coercion

March 30, 2018

Prom is just around the corner, and pretty soon prom asks will begin to inundate your Instagram feed. Generally, school dances such as prom allow wishful (and very hormonal), teenagers to go on a “date”...

Should school reading be bound by the book?

November 30, 2017

It’s a familiar sight at Dougherty Valley High School: a long line of students disappearing into the abyss of the textbook room. An AP Literature class is picking up the next mark on their list, “Wuthering...

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