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

Under the freeway, homeless tents are lined up in San Francisco.

Where is the truth in the homelessness crisis?

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza February 2, 2023

As a Bay Area kid, tell me if these experiences sound familiar: walking across Civic Center and seeing mentally ill persons at every corner; waking up in the middle of the night to ravaged screams and...

The birth control pill exists as a control agent rather than the solution female adolescents are in need of.

Stop brushing period problems under the rug

It wasn’t until I (Nayja) was told that I possibly needed a blood transfusion that I realized the gravity of my menstrual issues. Having begun my periods in fifth grade, there were already a few red...

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...

Just rain won’t be enough to fill the bucket the California drought has left empty.

The heavy rains won’t solve California’s drought

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor January 27, 2023

Rainfall totals have been 400-600 percent above average values the past several weeks in nearly all of California, according to the National Weather Service. Locally, that has translated to San Francisco,...

Soup on paintings: the climate change gambit is changing

Soup on paintings: the climate change gambit is changing

Udita Jonnala and Mitali Mittal January 24, 2023

Eco-vandalism is on the rise after two students, Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland, tossed soup on “Sunflowers”, a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, to protest against the use of fossil fuels in October...

Dealing with population growth requires us to strike a careful balance between the needs of humans and nature.

The overpopulation myth obstructs meaningful climate action

Indra Deshmukh, Copy Editor January 24, 2023

Earth’s population just reached eight billion people, and many of them are upset about it. It’s hard to blame them: the environment is a hot topic, and overpopulation has contributed considerably to...

Prop 31s ban on flavored tobacco products helps protect youth.

Banning of flavored tobacco products in California with Proposition 31 is a step towards protecting youth

Ekroop Kaur and Ananya Pinnamaneni December 23, 2022

15,500. That is the number of estimated e-cigarette flavors that exist in the US. Any flavor you can think of is probably one of the countless options. The overwhelming variety of flavors, such as pink...

In a present day society that marks women up to be simple minded, there are true complexities that reside within their relationships with each other.

Why is the friendship between women so complex?

Nishita Mukherjee and Sofia Jones Rivera December 20, 2022

Catfights, teen drama, jealousy and feuds over men is, in society’s perception, the core of a female friendship, especially when compared to men, or anybody else for that matter. Over the years, society...

The balance of discussing minority struggle and American achievements in representation continues to be debated.

The debate over critical race theory continues to grow

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor December 8, 2022

Teachings surrounding racial and social issues are nothing new in the American education system. However, in the past two years, education has taken a new trajectory according to many– one where discussion...

True crime media consumption has grown over the years with the increasing viewership of documentaries and crime shows

We can enjoy the true crime genre without romanticizing killers

Saanvi Haridas, Social Media Manager November 16, 2022

Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are merely a small number of the thousands of notoriously vile serial killers across the US. These serial killers, and others, are growing in fame as the true...

The Netflix series, Dahmer, raises questions about ethicality over a corporations greed.

It’s time to confront Netflix’s long standing issue: ethicality vs. entertainment

Jack Ke, Shreyas Sambara, and Daniel Lee November 16, 2022

Netflix’s newest hit show “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” retells the story of the Milwaukee serial killer Jeffery Dahmer, who, on a rampage from 1978 to 1991, killed 17 men and boys....

Iranian women struggle to take hold of their natural rights and freedoms.

International support reinvigorates women’s rights advocacy in Iran

Saanvi Haridas, Udita Jonnala, and Anya Ayyappan November 14, 2022

Ongoing protests On Sept. 16, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian, was traveling to Tehran, the capital of Iran, when she was stopped and arrested by Iranian morality police, who claimed that...

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