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

Similar to other Academic Leadership study groups, Reddy plans on having AL SAT Prep sessions in the Commons.

DVHS Senior Rohan Reddy establishes new Academic Leadership study group centering around SAT preparation

Hebe Wang, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

On Feb. 6, an Instagram post advertising a new SAT Prep study group was posted by the official account of DVHS Academic Leadership, a course specifically targeted towards teaching students how to tutor. The...

Powell on Jan. 31, his last day as DVHS principal

Powell’s departure leaves legacy of community-wide collaboration

David Zhang, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

Evan Powell was appointed to the districtwide position of Director of Classified Human Resources by the SRVUSD Board of Education at their Dec. 13 meeting, and after a new principal was selected, Powell...

The DVHS ELA CAASPP participation rate has dropped roughly 12% from the 2018-2019 to 2022-2023 school years

DVHS grapples with low participation rates for CAASPP testing

Anaisha Das, Web Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2024

DVHS will administer California's annual statewide testing to 11th grade students throughout March, but the meaningfulness of the data gathered may be hindered by a declining participation rate. The...

Students line up outside of the library, waiting for a spot to study

Safety concerns and poor behavior sparked formation of library lunch line

Benjamin Wang, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

The Dougherty Valley Library has begun to implement a line system during the lunch period to conform with the building’s fire code and to address growing behavioral issues. Many students who spend their...

Student stressing about an upcoming unit test.

Cumulative tests shouldn’t be a priority at school

Namrita Iyyar, Features Editor November 6, 2023

What was the last stressful test you’ve taken? Chances are, it was a cumulative test. Cumulative tests are tests that cover a wide range of material, rather than just one chapter or topic. We’re all...

Applications to elite universities such as UC Berkeley continue to increase, undermining lesser-known and less prestigious colleges.

Prestigious universities continue to shine over colleges with lesser known quality programs

Saanvi Haridas, Features Editor November 1, 2023

At Dougherty Valley High School, every fall is the same. Seniors spend countless hours stressing over college applications, fretting on what majors will provide them with the highest incomes and what colleges...

SRVUSD Education priorities that the parcel tax helps secure

San Ramon Valley Unified School District faces possible funding issues as critical parcel tax is set to expire

Sanjana Malapati, Public Relations Manager October 27, 2023

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is currently facing a significant funding challenge as its existing local parcel tax, which generates $6.8 million annually, is set to expire in 2025....

CollegeBoard adds a fourth math course to its collection called AP Precalculus.

“AP Precalculus” reflects longstanding problem of math advancement

Nina Stadermann, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

Starting this year, CollegeBoard is finally introducing Advanced Placement Precalculus – raising the question of whether or not Dougherty Valley High School should adopt the newest AP course. Why...

Student gets a bad grade on a test, resulting in them wanting to drop the class.

Dougherty, it’s time to stop dropping classes

Namrita Iyyar, Features Editor September 28, 2023

DV students need to understand the negative impact that dropping multiple classes after school starts brings to the school and to themselves. In the first few weeks of school, students are given the opportunity...

 UC Berkeley academic works attend the UC strike on Sproul Plaza on Nov. 19.

UC protests spotlight workers’ rights and put a halt to students’ learning

Jack Ke and Jennifer Sheng December 12, 2022

Beginning on Nov. 14, over 50,000 academic workers across all campuses of the University of California have taken to the streets, demanding better pay and improved living conditions while college students...

The balance of discussing minority struggle and American achievements in representation continues to be debated.

The debate over critical race theory continues to grow

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor December 8, 2022

Teachings surrounding racial and social issues are nothing new in the American education system. However, in the past two years, education has taken a new trajectory according to many– one where discussion...

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