The Wildcat Tribune

Friendly reminder: maintain social distancing on trails

Signs posted by the City of San Ramon at trail entrances remind people to practice social distancing.

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

May 28, 2020

With the shelter-in-place orders having been enforced for a few months now, there’s no doubt that people have started to feel cramped and uncomfortable stuck at home all day. As a result, more and more people are going out for walks around the neighborhood and on the nearby trails to get some fresh...

The effect of misogyny in social media and how it affects people offline

Women on social media, no matter their age, face constant misogyny.

Tessa Galeazzi, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and YouTube allow us to comment, post and share our opinions, and serve as outlets for online creativity. TikTok, an app that has most recently risen in popularity, allows users to create videos varying from dances and lip-syncing to comedy and skits. However, t...

The anti-lockdown movement is an example of the (white) right to protest

The anti-lockdown protests that sparked across the nation favor the

Owen Spargo and Jade Wang

May 28, 2020

The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Recent anti-lockdown protests are taking place nationwide as people grow increasingly anxious about the state of the economy ...

COVID-19 tears back the curtain on socioeconomic inequality

Wealth inequality comes to the frontlines as COVID-19 continues to devastate.

Nihal Singh and Jade Wang

May 26, 2020

Wealth inequality has been woven into the fabric of American society since the earliest days of the republic. For every esteemed 18th-century statesman, a thousand plantation workers toiled, stricken with disease. For every 19th-century railroad tycoon, millions of factory workers labored in callous cond...

COVID-19 offers chance to revitalize the planet — or destroy it

Carbon emissions have plummeted due to shelter-in-place orders, but we must enact change now, before they are lifted — before it is, once again, too late.

Eva Shen, Managing Editor

May 3, 2020

As people retreat into their homes worldwide, the earth takes a huge sigh of relief.

Dougherty Valley should embrace more female authors

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

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor

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 of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie have recently been introduced into the curriculum as a part o...

The fanciful illusion of astrology

The fanciful illusion of astrology

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2020

According to the acclaimed astrology app Co-Star, I’m having “trouble with my spirituality.” And, considering that I joined Co-Star mainly to make a point, that’s probably true. Astrology has always had a persistent, if muted, effect on my life. Soon after I was born, my parents — both a...

Breaking down biraciality: I am myself

I embrace my multiraciality as not just my identity on the surface but fundamentally who I am.

Owen Spargo, News Editor

March 10, 2020

The most frequent question I have been asked throughout my childhood is, “So what are you?” I often proceed by staring at the other person in confusion. Are they asking about my ethnic background? My religion? Whether I’m a human or alien? My answer is most usually along the lines of, “My father is a ...

Prioritizing electability in politics eviscerates democracy

Going into the 2020 elections, voters should consider policy positions on issues such as healthcare, the environment and the economy, rather than “electability.”

Sanjana Ranganathan and Vivian Kuang

March 1, 2020

According to a Gallup poll from November 2019, 60% of Democrats surveyed prioritized a candidate with the best chance to beat the incumbent Donald Trump, even if the candidate differs from them on many major issues. This concept of “electability” is not new to politics. But with Democrats anxious ...

Young Americans should use their power to vote

Young voters have the opportunity to shape the 2020 election. Will they use it?

Mehek Kandru, Public Relations Manager

February 29, 2020

In March 1965, U.S. troops arrived on the shores of Da Nang, Vietnam, and the antiwar movement across the U.S. erupted in protest. Youth from across the country gathered with signs plastered with powerful statements, including the well-known phrases “Make Love Not War” and “Hell No! Don’t...

The splintering illusion of “celebrity”

The splintering illusion of “celebrity”

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

Dear Reader, I find it wildly ironic when a celebrity gives an interview in which they scorn the concept of “celebrity.” In the classic era of “Old Hollywood,” “celebrity” was, if not more tangible, at least more clearly defined than the nebulous modern phenomenon it’s morphed into. ...

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