The Wildcat Tribune

Changing the stigma around “bad” grades

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief

December 7, 2019

We’ve all experienced the heartbreaking moment when we fall short of our academic goals even when we’ve worked our hardest. It feels bad — but here’s why it shouldn’t. If you’re like me and are below the Dougherty Valley average of straight A’s and taking all weighted classes, don’t wor...

What is the value of a grade?

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

December 5, 2019

“Did you see? The test was posted!” Such a phrase is all too common in the hallways of Dougherty. Students stop their conversations with eyes wide open, fumble to unlock their phone, and open School Loop in anticipation. “OMG I got a 90, hallelujah!” exclaims one, while another says, “I got a ...

How feminist marketing benefits the movement

Tessa Galeazzi, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

The rise of the feminist movement has increased not only awareness but also the stakes of advertising. It’s becoming harder to tell what’s real and what’s fake, as feminist-centered advertising is getting more popular. It doesn’t matter what product companies are selling; it’s the message tha...

The illusion of inclusive marketing

The illusion of inclusivity marketing hides a history of corporate deceit.

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2019

Dear Reader,   There’s this one store in the San Ramon City Center that I’ve told all of my friends about. It’s this impossibly stylish clothing store, owned by an ex-supermodel, with a meticulously curated designer collection targeting the strata of women who would consider a $1,000 w...

Let’s chat about WeChat

The Chinese government is using the prevalent social media platform, WeChat, to censor information and control users.

Lauren Chen, News Editor

November 30, 2019

Ask almost anyone in China, 2019; they’ll know WeChat is everywhere. Known in China as Weixin, WeChat was created by the Chinese tech giant Tencent. Boasting over a billion users, WeChat is a combination of a messaging app, mobile payment service and much more. However, China is utilizing the app to k...

Measuring the impact of movements

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2019

The current psyche of the protestor is one marred by an appeal to individual ethics and positionality, rather than effective engagement with institutions. It is yelling out into the abyss, hoping for a response, rather than demanding a specific course of action. It is prioritizing the symbolic over ...

Where you go to college does matter, but not for the reason that you think

Rachel Decker, Adviser

November 19, 2019

Yesterday, one of my editor-in-chiefs sighed, exasperated. “I’m tired of people telling me it doesn’t matter where I’ll go to college, that wherever I go, I’ll end up happy! It does matter!” Her defeated look saddened me.  I initially disagreed, as I’ve often said that to hundreds of ...

History textbooks tell a skewed story

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

History classes have the unique ability to affect the belief systems of an entire nation. They are key in establishing cultural sensitivity and bridging the gap between the past and the present.  However, it is impossible for history to be portrayed in an unbiased manner. History is sourced and ...

Sustainability is in fashion

Junior Aanya Arora made a dress out of thrifted clothing.

Mahika Arya, Web Manager

October 23, 2019

Despite the current surge of environmentalism, the conflicting concept of fast fashion is beginning to rise. While fast fashion and its users have been criticized, promoters for sustainable fashion must recognize that it’s so inaccessible that it’s virtually unreachable at this point, despite its nece...

Relearning how to learn

Sarah Kim and Michael Han

October 19, 2019

“Will this be graded?”  Whenever a teacher distributes an assignment, there’s inevitably one student who will ask. Don’t deny it; even if you aren’t usually the one asking, you’ve totally been that kid who not-so-subtly paused their work to catch the answer. After all, it is a matter of gr...

Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system

Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system

Shruthi Narayanan, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2019

Along with crisp, golden-brown leaves and the final goodbyes to summer comes yet another school year filled with homework, tests, and most of all, lots of lectures with at least 20 other students. While we have used the same school system for decades, we have failed to adapt it with the modern day. ...

Illusions and Ironies: an introduction

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Dear Reader,    Sometimes I feel like I’m locked in a room of fun-house mirrors and the only way I can stop dissecting myself is if I close my eyes. I loom out in front of myself in odd proportions and angles, and I psychoanalyze everything I see until I’ve descended into a rabbit ho...

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