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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...

A high school senior with a blue shirt looking worried as he sits with his laptop. A thought bubble shows how hes thinking about college.

Tribune alumni answer commonly-asked questions on college applications

As current high school seniors approach college application deadlines, we asked our amazing Wildcat Tribune staff alumni to answer some of the most commonly asked questions on how to navigate the college...

staff photo of DVHS textbook coordinator Mr. Ortiz

Fernando‌ ‌Ortiz‌ ‌maintains‌ ‌welcoming‌ ‌environment‌ ‌at‌ ‌Dougherty‌ ‌Valley‌ ‌

Lauren Chen, Managing Editor October 26, 2021

You’ve probably seen Mr. Fernando Ortiz around. Whether monitoring the halls with his walkie-talkie or exchanging your class novels in the Textbook Office, he’s become a familiar face on campus after...

Ms. Pam Sheppels Olympic dreams were cut short by a devastating injury.

Redefining her finish line: how a biology teacher grappled with her past as an injured track star

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief October 24, 2021

The girl in the photo has a quiet smile, her head turned to the camera as if caught in a spontaneous moment. In another photo, she is bent slightly forward, mid-laugh, sporting the bright red and gold...

Dougherty Valley teacher, Mr. Noah Kopp, enters his second year teaching Theater Arts, after an exemplary dance career.

A transition from the stage to backstage isn’t all that different

Boomika Velineni and Nayja Shah October 19, 2021

Dougherty Valley’s theater arts teacher and drama club advisor, Noah Kopp, transitions into a new chapter of his life through teaching theater rather than performing on stage.   In the dimly lit...

Nutritionist and Area Supervisor Mary Mathieu-Ruiz is hopeful for a return to normal.

Behind the Vac-Scene: Nutritionist Mary Mathieu-Ruiz is ready to interact with students and provide them with nutritious meals

Owen Spargo, News Editor April 26, 2021

“It's just been the change, the constant change from week to week. There's never been a point where you can get comfortable or feel like you're caught up, or ahead.”    The COVID-19 pandemic...

The importance of thanking your teachers: letters of recommendation

College application season is coming to a close. March and April loom in February's shadow; the months where most seniors start to hear back from schools. An often overlooked piece of the application process-letters...

Junior Ethan Hsu will play pitcher for the Princeton baseball team.

Junior Ethan Hsu commits to Princeton for baseball

Mason Fang and Aditya Arora January 30, 2021

Dougherty Valley junior Ethan Hsu recently committed early to play baseball at Princeton University in fall 2022 for his outstanding performance as a pitcher. Born in Taiwan, Hsu first began playing...

Humans of DV: Week 23

Humans of DV: Week 23

Lauren Chen, Helen Kang, and Leanne Park November 22, 2020

This week on Humans of DV: a student passionate about their experience in Germany, a dedicated baseball player, and a dynamic volleyball player. Stay tuned for next week’s installation of this feature...

Schneider (center) races at the Scott Bauhs Invitational on Sept. 28, 2019.

Michael Schneider: a Bohemian ultrarunner in the making

Eva Shen and Harshita Neralla March 16, 2020

It was mile 17, and Michael Schneider wanted to throw up.  The running-crazed DV senior and aspiring ultrarunner was taking on the California International Marathon, his first ever. By mile 13 he was...

DV athletes Melinda Yuan and Samantha Tran commit for fall 2020

DV athletes Melinda Yuan and Samantha Tran commit for fall 2020

Teju Anand, Assistant Photography Editor February 8, 2020

Melinda Yuan Senior Melinda Yuan, captain of the women's varsity varsity golf team, has committed to play NCAA Division III Golf at Williams College in fall 2019 and will sign her national letter of...

Humans of DV: Week 19

Humans of DV: Week 19

Daniela Wise-Rojas, Aditi Lappathi, and Eva Shen January 18, 2020
An interesting teacher, a passionate non-profit and an expressive dancer.
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