The Wildcat Tribune

Centering on Central America

Guatemalan children living in refugee camps, in the State of Campeche, wait to get their food ration.

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor

February 11, 2019

Gunshots deafen the screams of thousands of civilians running from the rampant violence that continues to stamp over the Northern Triangle. Men and women from the region desperately protest for their human rights, hoping someone will answer the cries of a boy coerced by the Mara Salvatrucha to murder ...

Can Disney trademark “Hakuna Matata”?


Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

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” in a recent online petition. So one may wonder, is Disney making a wrong move here, trademark...

Separating art from the artist sets a dangerous precedent

Vivian Kuang, Public Relations Editor

February 6, 2019

There is no trope more common in Hollywood than an acclaimed artist whose questionable past threatens their career, and with the rise of #MeToo, this phenomenon is more prevalent than ever. Bloomberg reports that over 425 prominent people across industries have been accused of sexual misconduct since ...

Igniting the effort toward preservation

Sydney Lewis, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

The central focus of humanity has been for generations, and continues to be, the advancement of human society. Cities and urban settlements are continuously growing, although with the resulting decline of biodiversity, the time has come to recenter our focus. As our planet faces an accelerating eradicat...

Global warming: Should you be worried?

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019

After trying to save his home from the Woolsey Fire on Nov. 9, Ethan White was forced to abandon his house in Malibu, California. His wife, Nikki, had already fled with their two children, aged five and two, earlier that day. As the flames destroyed his home, White with a group of his neighbors. ...

Revisiting 2018: “Year of the Woman”

Revisiting 2018: “Year of the Woman”

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor

December 30, 2018

2018 has officially been declared the second “Year of the Woman,” with a record-breaking 102 women in Congress thus far and pending elections possibly increasing that number. 1992 was the previous “Year of the Woman,” seen as the first major rise in the number of women in Congress. However, with this social p...

‘Tis the season?

The opinion of a 21st-century high school teenager on family-oriented holiday spirit.

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Photography Editor

December 21, 2018

Let’s face it. The holidays aren’t the same anymore, and they haven’t been for a while now. Each year it seems that the rushing excitement that surrounds the holiday season is drowned out by the stress and pressure of everyday life. The gradual decline in holiday spirit signals this feeling of empt...

Living with It: Beauty, the beholder and standards

Living with It: Beauty, the beholder and standards

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018

Dear Reader, We all have a body. We, truly, are just a myriad of bodily functions — intricate chemical balances and imbalances that make us who we are and allows us to experience the world in the way we do. Our bodies have the potential to cause us a great amount of pain or a great amount of plea...

We don’t “meat” ethical standards

Those that have the ability to should end their consumption of meat.

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

November 24, 2018

I recently became a vegetarian. Over the past week, my friends have repeatedly asked me, “Why?” But as I begin to explain why I made that choice, it’s immediately countered with a “but you’re wrong … ” So what began as a discussion turns into a debate. Countless debates with countless...

The perils of categorization

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

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

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 could find until one validated my opinion: Slytherin. Houses in Hogwarts, lineages in Greek mythology...

Living with It: Chronic illness

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018

Dear Reader, Here’s how we talk about living with chronic illness: We don’t. … In a way. Here’s how we really talk about living with chronic illness: we ignore the chronic illness part of it, or we frame the story with an emotional bias of either a glorified tale of persistence or...

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