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

Math teacher Mrs. Kekre brightens her classroom with teaching methods she learned from her credential program.

New math teacher Ms. Kekre tackles teaching challenges as both a teacher and a mother

Luna Ashebir and Emily Wong February 1, 2023

Dougherty Valley High School is starting off 2023 with a new math teacher, Mrs. Vishruti Kekre who just completed her credentials program and is teaching full time as an Algebra 1 and Enriched Algebra...

Shaan Mehta is one of the eight Paladins on “The Quest”.

DVHS Freshman Shaan Mehta stars in Disney’s “The Quest”

Rikin Patel and Mitali Mittal May 2, 2022

Freshman Shaan Mehta is one of the eight Paladins on Disney’s "The Quest" (debuts May 11, 2022). The original season aired on ABC in 2014 and was a fantasy and reality television show that featured contestants...

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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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