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

California Governor Gavin Newsom reverses UC Berkeleys admissions freeze law.

Newsom restores UC Berkeley’s prior admission levels

Ariel Wang and Megan Dhillon March 16, 2022

On Monday, March 14, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bill SB118 which reverses University of California Berkeley’s court-ordered enrollment and admission cuts, allowing the university to continue its plans...

High school students too often take on more than they can handle, thinking  its necessary to get into their dream school.

Dougherty’s over-competitive perspective on college admissions causes unnecessary stress among students

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Arts & Graphic Editor November 2, 2021

From filling their schedules with AP and Honors classes to joining every extracurricular they can find, Dougherty students are known for overburdening themselves for the sake of getting into a selective...

This is my last piece I’ll be writing for the Tribune; I want it to be raw and come full circle. I don’t often talk about myself and my stories, but I want to tell parts of it.

An open letter to young Daniela, the Dougherty Valley student body, and the class of 2021: a failed speech and reflections on privilege, accomplishments, differences & identities

Daniela Wise-Rojas, Social Media Editor May 19, 2021

I don’t often talk about myself and my stories, but I want to share parts of my stories. The point of journalism is to tell other people’s stories. Ironically, after doing that for a while, you start...

The standard of getting accepted into elite colleges uncovers the ambiguous state of students passions.

Elite colleges are not worth it

Sarah Han, News Editor February 17, 2021

Staying up until 3 a.m. Barely getting any sleep or eating enough food for school is perceived as okay because it’s going to be worth it in the end. It may be tough right now, but it’s okay; this is...

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...

Affirmative action was a hot topic in 2020 elections because of conflicting opinions on how it affects minorities.

The affirmative action proposition fails in 2020 elections. Why? An Asian-American and (biracial) Latina perspective

Daniela Wise-Rojas and Megan Xu December 7, 2020

Proposition 16, the California ballot measure that would have repealed the ban on affirmative action, didn’t pass. 56.1% of California voters voted no while 43.9% voted yes. We were stunned, expecting...

Despite its faults, the College Board may not be so bad.

Stop complaining about The College Board

Nihal Singh, Copy Editor October 5, 2020

“F*ck College Board,” one Dougherty Valley High School junior said. “The College Board single-handedly ruined my entire high school experience,” another exclaimed.  Animosity towards The College...

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