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

In 50 years, I want to be able to say that the work I did, the decisions I made or the people I met changed some part of the world, even in a tiny way.

Snapshots of senior year: the ripple effect and Gaza

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor April 25, 2024

Dear reader, Last month, former professor Ruth Gottesman donated $1 billion to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The donation ensures that the school is tuition free forever. I...

Here’s my to-do list for this year, listed in order of timeliness.

Snapshots of senior year: 18 to-dos

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor April 18, 2024

Dear reader, By the time you read this, I’ll be 18. Me? An adult? I can hardly believe it myself. But I was born 18 years and one day ago in a hospital 3,089 miles away. Today is my first day...

Snapshots of senior year: my high school wrapped

Snapshots of senior year: my high school wrapped

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor February 16, 2024

I stalk my friends’ Spotify profiles. Looking through their playlists tells me more about them -- what albums they like and how their music tastes change. Just in case I’m not the only one stalking...

Although many rom-coms have graced the silver screen, these films tend to be very thematically similar and share certain tropes.

Media in the Modern Age: An Exposition

Anaisha Das, Web Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2023

Dear Reader, Ever since the beginning of the human race, our stories have lived on, carried through writing, art or speech. Ancient cavemen 17,000 years ago painted their realities on the walls of their...

​​Taking comfort in our connections with people around us is what makes the magic shop really magical

Entering the Magic Shop

Mayukhi Katragadda, Managing Editor October 2, 2023

Dear Reader,  Welcome to the Magic Shop! You can get anything here: good grades, perfect body, infinite wealth, anything you want! Trade your shortcomings and insecurities for what you truly desire...

As hate toward vegetarian diets increases, its essential to question the effectivity of them.

Subject to Change: Questioning vegans

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Opinions Editor April 16, 2023

Dear reader,  Recently, I was scrolling through my YouTube feed and I saw a video from YouTuber beenoftheweek with the Vegan Teacher that piqued my interest. For those of you who haven’t been on...

Shopping for more than you need harms the planet, and ultimately this overconsumption becomes unsatisfying as well.

Subject to Change: Overconsumption is how we’re slowly murdering our home

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Opinions Editor February 1, 2023

Do you have a drawer filled with things that you never use? Maybe you have a section of your closet with clothes you wore once and will possibly never wear again. Perhaps you're looking for the “next...

Desensitization to negative information is very dangerous as we become indifferent to terrible events.

Subject to Change: Desensitization is the death of humanity

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Opinions Editor December 9, 2022

Dear reader,  Blood on concrete. Urgent news reports. Flowers on a grave. A spilled tear or two. Our hope towards a better, brighter future. Thoughts and prayers for a brief week. Then, headlines will...

Uncertainty towards the future is normal, even in a fast-paced reality.

Subject to Change: Accepting growth at all stages

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Opinions Editor November 13, 2022

Dear reader,  Almost every adult I meet: my parents’ colleagues, my teachers and even my nextdoor neighbors ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer is classic, “I want...

Movies showcasing diverse characters market their films in ways that tokenize minority populations, often harming their box office success.

Selling Point: Stop marketing films as “diverse” (even if they are)

Lauren Chen, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2022

Dear reader, Christmas decorations. “The Office” episodes. Pasta. These are all things that are ruined when overdone. Something I’ve recently added to this internal list of mine is the way...

Social media opens the door to increased connection, especially among teenagers, but that openness could exacerbate mental health issues

Mindsets and Movements: Trauma Dumping

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief May 19, 2022

Netflix’s controversial “13 Reasons Why” sparked what felt like the largest, most complex discussion about mental health in my memory. The show, based on a novel of the same name, followed Clay Jensen’s...

Ancient cave paintings exhibit the human tendency to make art.

The Museum of Us: For the Sake of Art

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief March 13, 2022

Dear reader,  The bison has eight legs.  It creates a sense of movement. The legs are running across the cave wall. The bison’s body slides down its curves, following its mineral ripples, and...

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