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Humans of DV: Week 2

Humans of DV: Week 2

This week on Humans of DV: a breast cancer survivor, a RENT actor, an original character creator and a painter. Stay tuned every Saturday for a new installation of this feature and make sure to catch last...

Humans of DV: Week 1

Humans of DV: Week 1

Welcome to Humans of DV, The Wildcat Tribune's latest web feature inspired by the popular Humans of New York documentaries. Stay tuned every Saturday as we showcase the diversity, passions and stories...

Nearing the end of his journey of 90 years and across three continents, Paul Smith explains his complex experiences with alienation and religion.

Hear from Another World: Holocaust survivor Paul Smith still suffers 90 years later

Sraavya Sambara and Daniel Shen January 24, 2019

“I think the Holocaust is always going to be with me … My own family was murdered there.” He sits across from us in a worn, cerulean armchair, his wizened hands laced together on his lap and his...

DVHS varsity golfer Samantha Lee has committed to San Diego State University.

DVHS varsity golfer Samantha Lee commits to SDSU

Megan Tsang and Teju Anand December 15, 2018

While most seniors are in the midst of filling out college applications, Samantha Lee is an exception. The 18-year-old Korean-American is set to major in kinesiology and play Division I golf at San Diego...

Former Wildcat and current Cal High junior Ali Turanalp discusses Islam and education from the perspective of his identity as a Turkish immigrant.

Hear from Another World: Ali Turanalp adopts English to advance ahead

Daniel Shen and Sraavya Sambara November 17, 2018

In August 2017, Ali Turanalp set foot on Californian soil for the first time. 14 hours earlier, he had left Turkey — the nation in which he had spent almost his entire life — with his younger twin...

Artists of DV: Vineep Brar

Artists of DV: Vineep Brar

Anika Garg, Features Editor November 2, 2018

Senior Vineep Brar is a self-taught cartoonist who has overcome adversity while developing his unique style. Brar has been part of the DV art program for several years now. He is currently in AP Studio...

Battalion Chief James Selover has earned his position through years of firefighting practice.

James Selover “fires up” his passion for life

Steven Deng and Ronit Kumar October 29, 2018

San Ramon Valley Fire Department Battalion Chief James Selover had not always wanted to be a firefighter. In fact, until he was 18 years old, he wanted to own an automobile body shop and paint cars. Inspired...

Paul Vega finds joy in teaching his drama students year after year.

Paul Vega powers performing arts program

Megan Dhillon, Public Relations Manager October 20, 2018

The lights dim in the theater, the plush velvet curtains open and the show begins. The silent creator behind each of the beautiful productions here at DVHS, Mr. Paul Vega has been involved in theater arts...

New school psychologist Monica Fuller helps Dougherty Valley students to get back on their feet

New school psychologist Monica Fuller helps Dougherty Valley students to get back on their feet

Teju Anand, Assistant Photography Editor October 18, 2018

There are an innumerable number of students of all grades at Dougherty Valley High School that have learning disabilities, low self-esteem and difficulty in communicating with peers and teachers. Many...

Assistant Principal Charlie Litten leaps into Dougherty with a plan

Assistant Principal Charlie Litten leaps into Dougherty with a plan

Sraavya Sambara and Kavin Kumaravel October 12, 2018

Assistant Principal Charlie Litten welcomes the challenge of his new job and looks for unique ways to nurture the success of Dougherty students with his extensive experience teaching mindfulness. Prior...

Artists of DV: Enya Pan

Artists of DV: Enya Pan

Anika Garg, Features Editor October 11, 2018

Enya Pan, a junior at DVHS, is an up-and-coming artist who’s overcome adversity to become an accomplished and developed artist. Pan describes her style as “very simple line strokes in ink pen,”...

Assistant Principal Sarah Landry looks to make a difference at Dougherty

Assistant Principal Sarah Landry looks to make a difference at Dougherty

Kavin Kumaravel and Sraavya Sambara October 2, 2018

Assistant Principal Sarah Landry flashes us a bright smile through the window of her office while simultaneously conversing with a teacher and answering a phone call. After two phone calls and a couple...

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