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

As droughts worsen, many Californians believe grass lawns are counterproductive toward water conservation efforts.

Outdated appeal of grass lawns harms water conservation efforts

Lauren Chen and Tanvi Rao October 2, 2022

Just like the white picket fence, a neatly trimmed lawn has remained a symbol of suburban Americana for decades. However, the maintenance of these meticulously-kept lawns comes at a devastating environmental...

Amazon’s return policy inevitably makes climate conservation efforts regress.

Amazon’s return policy saves money at the expense of our environment

Shreyas Sambara, Akilesh Kale, and Nidhay Mahavadi April 11, 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, online shopping on Amazon has become a staple of daily life. Whether it’s clothing, fresh groceries or electronics, you’ve undoubtedly seen an endless stream of...

While minority representation in film is only growing, we should question whether its Hollywoods bid to show a shallow understanding of diversity or a true signal of moving forward.

Not all Hollywood actors can go for the gold: an analysis on the necessary path to representation

Hannah Wang, News Editor March 6, 2022

When you’re a kid, it’s hard not to be influenced by the opinions and beliefs sprung on you. The casual facts thrown into every prescription commercial are from a professional organization; they must...

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...

a group of people with a collective thought bubble over their heads, with five stars inside. next to it, a trash can of some sort and an equal sign in between

‘Haters are going to hate,” but honestly should they?

Tanvi Rao, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 28, 2022

If you’re on the internet at all, you’ve probably heard about that movie everyone’s raving about, or the album from that artist who just skyrocketed to fame. Maybe it’s the innovative food trick...

The lack of exposure to the reality of journalists in the media leads audiences to believe that journalists are untrustworthy.

Villainizing journalists deters effective reporting

Grace Yang, Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath, and Ella Shen February 28, 2022

In 1566, the Venetian government distributed its first monthly copy of “Notizie scritte” — a handwritten newsletter used to spread information about political, military and economic news to a wider...

Generational gaps can affect how we tackle climate change as younger generations are left with the responsibility of the climate crisis.

Climate change among the final generations

Tessa Galeazzi, Assistant Web Manager January 11, 2022

“It’s up to your generation to ensure a brighter future for our world!” When I was younger and teachers said anything along those lines to the class, I felt a sense of pride and encouragement....

protest, march, national, laws

Aesthetic activism is threatening to harm meaningful social justice

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza and Olivia Phongsa November 26, 2021

There is a plague spreading across the U.S. Yes, as ominous and as hilariously ridiculous as that sounds, it's unfortunately true. The plague we speak of isn't physical however, at least not at first....

Isolated and swamped with time to think, many teens began questioning their identities over quarantine.

Staying in and coming out: questioning and queerness during quarantine

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief November 21, 2021

*Names have been changed to preserve privacy. On the first day of Pride Month 2020, Isabella* came out to her mother. It was 4 a.m.; outside, it was dark and a pandemic was raging. The two sat on...

Poor representation of Asian characters in the media reflects terribly on the “real” Asians, concurrently feeding dangerous perceptions to the public.

Disentangle Asians from the media’s delusions

Daphne Wang, Kimberly Cui, and Grace Yang September 30, 2021

People often protest that the media does not include enough diverse representation, especially of Asian women. But growing up female and Asian, we could argue that we DID, in fact, have representation...

The YouTube algorithm was discovered to be unpredictable and hard to use

Cracking the Algorithm: taking a look inside Youtube

Mitali Mittal and Carina Liu August 24, 2021

High school and college students have been spending increasing amounts of time on YouTube this past summer, and many of them have been finding conflicts with the algorithm.  With COVID-19 keeping everyone...

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...

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