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

Marissa Ratcliff

Marissa Ratcliff

November 21, 2022

Marissa Ratcliff is a freshman at Dougherty Valley who just finished her first season as a JV Cheerleader. In the past she has cheered with NorCal Elite. This year, she decided to try out for the DV team....

Mayowa Odele

Mayowa Odele

November 21, 2022

Mayowa Odele is a sophomore at DVHS, and this is her fifth month doing cheer. While she’s fairly new to the world of cheerleading, she has a strong background in sports and performing arts.  “I...

Swimming and water polo are beautiful in their own way

“Swimming and water polo are beautiful in their own way”

Ekroop Kaur, Copy Editor November 5, 2022

Sanvi Gupta: “I started water polo before COVID and I joined a club [when] I was eight or nine and then I stopped during COVID and I joined the school team this year. I was already a swimmer and so that...

“I want my music to have an impact on people”

“I want my music to have an impact on people”

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Staff Writer November 5, 2022

Neela Vani: “It was sixth or seventh grade, when I finally realized that my iPad had an app on it called GarageBand. I got really into music by seventh or eighth grade, especially as I started taking...

Because COVID hit, I started sewing a lot more

“Because COVID hit, I started sewing a lot more”

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor November 5, 2022

Nova Starling: "In fourth or fifth grade, my parents signed me up for a sewing lesson. I did that for one or two summers, and then that was about it. I didn't really sew a whole lot back then. But then...

Orchestra has always been a great outlet for me to cope with anything going on in my life

“Orchestra has always been a great outlet for me to cope with anything going on in my life”

Anya Ayyappan, News Editor October 17, 2022

Anushka Bora: “I was five years old when my parents signed me up for violin lessons. What started as a supplementary extracurricular eventually became a major part of my life and my favorite hobby.  Being...

“Taking these photos allows me to express my creative side, which I didnt think I had before”

“Taking these photos allows me to express my creative side, which I didn’t think I had before”

Saanvi Haridas, Social Media Manager October 17, 2022

Aarushi Kodipyaka: “I started my [photography] business in 2020 and it honestly started when I used to go on walks with my family in our neighborhood. I used to take random photos of things in my neighborhood,...

Not only did I improve at martial arts, but I also made lifelong friends

“Not only did I improve at martial arts, but I also made lifelong friends”

Shreyas Sambara, Journey Manager October 17, 2022

Akash Danda: "Taekwondo is more than just a hobby to me, it helped me grow as a person, develop a more open mindset, and is an outlet for stress. I started taekwondo when I was 8 years old. In the beginning,...

“I hope to continue doing art throughout my life because it’s just such a valuable skill”

“I hope to continue doing art throughout my life because it’s just such a valuable skill”

Anaisha Das, Web Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022

Pranavi Kristipati: "For me, art was always a thing where [I] would doodle on the back of worksheets and papers, and it just became something I really liked. In elementary school, my parents signed me...

World history teacher Marcio Cardoso establishes a supportive classroom environment

World history teacher Marcio Cardoso establishes a supportive classroom environment

Ananya Mukherjee, Assistant Web Editor October 5, 2022

World history teacher Marcio Cardoso has always stressed the importance of working hard to achieve one’s dreams. Born and raised in the United States, Cardoso entered college as a prospective architect....

Honors Chemistry teacher Bhavna Gehlot settles down at DVHS following years of change

Honors Chemistry teacher Bhavna Gehlot settles down at DVHS following years of change

Ananya Mukherjee, Assistant Web Editor October 5, 2022

‘Room 2207’ the sign reads. Students file into the classroom as the second bell rings, while a few stranglers pick up the pace. A tray containing reference sheets sits on the counter at the front of...

English and journalism teacher Mitch Bathke settles in a new role

English and journalism teacher Mitch Bathke settles in a new role

Ekroop Kaur, Copy Editor October 5, 2022

The door to classroom 4102 opens. English 9, Journalism and Media Leadership and Publication teacher Mitch Bathke sits at his desk surrounded by llamas.  Prior to teaching at Dougherty, Bathke taught...

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