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

The Trash-Free stand at the weekly San Ramon Farmer’s Market in the City Center Bishop Ranch invites locals and businesses to participate in the program

San Ramon’s Trash-Free program encourages sustainability among locals with customer incentives

Kimberly Cui, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

The City of San Ramon implemented “Trash-Free” this April to encourage local businesses and residents to reduce single-use foodware.  The program recently expanded a subproject on drinks, designed...

Plastic lines many of Californias beaches, devastating both the land and seas around it.

The plastic pollution pandemic

Ella Shen, Managing Editor September 13, 2022

While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over our lives, another more subtle pandemic is growing: the plastic pandemic. The pandemic has increased usage of sanitary plastic products, which are being washed...

California condors at the Hopper Mountain NWR facility wait for medical evaluation.

California condor returns from the brink of extinction to grace Contra Costa County skies

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief May 16, 2022

In October 2021, for the first time in 100 years, a California condor – the largest flying bird in North America – graced Contra Costa County skies.  In 1987, there were only 27 condors remaining...

chevron sign with the label, prices for gas

Californians bear the financial brunt of skyrocketing gas prices

Shreyas Sambara and Nihal Singh April 25, 2022

As gas prices soar above $6 a gallon in the San Ramon Valley area, San Ramon residents and Californians statewide are perplexed by the cause of such outrageous prices.  “There’s been a huge increase...

Amazon’s return policy inevitably makes climate conservation efforts regress.

Amazon’s return policy saves money at the expense of our environment

Shreyas Sambara, Akilesh Kale, and Nidhay Mahavadi April 11, 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, online shopping on Amazon has become a staple of daily life. Whether it’s clothing, fresh groceries or electronics, you’ve undoubtedly seen an endless stream of...

Students at DVHS continue to litter around the school campus, despite lack of custodial staff and an ongoing pandemic.

DVHS students need to increase their cleanliness awareness around campus.

Nayja Shah, Staff Writer March 6, 2022

While walking through Dougherty Valley’s hallways during lunch, a group of students playing with a trashcan caught my attention. They were initially passing the trash can around, and later they poured...

Japan plans to release 1.25 million tons of radiactive water into the Pacific Ocean in 2023.

Japan’s plan to dump radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean prioritizes money over environmental concerns

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer February 6, 2022

On April 13, 2021, the Japanese government announced that they will allow Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant operator, to release 1.25 million tons of filtered...

Trash piles up on the sides of the freeways in the Bay Area.

Littering on freeways brings harm back to humans

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Leaning my head on the car window on a sunny day, and occasionally looking out at the freeway, I didn’t immediately recognize what it was on the shoulders of the freeway. Looking closely for several...

The Board of Supervisors voted to build houses on the map shown.

Contra Costa County express their disapproval towards the Tassajara Parks Project

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

On July 6, 2021, the Contra Costa County Planning Commision voted 4-2 to reject 125 single-family homes from being built on the Tassajara Valley due to water issues, only to be overturned by the Board...

Bidens proposals of environmental justice fail to meet the need of the worlds current climate crisis.

Biden’s Climate Plans Running Low on Fuel

Hannah Wang and Owen Spargo May 3, 2021

With such a rapid change in policy from the far-right Trump to the moderate Biden administration, since his inauguration, Biden has implemented climate-aimed spending plans that represent a genuine step...

 We as humans are helping with increasing the amount of plastic through the pandemic.

We’re not just the infected ones; We’re infecting the planet too

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

As I got back home, I threw away my single-use mask and put the paper bag down on the table. I opened it and took the square plastic take-out boxes out, smelling the delicious food inside. After I finished...

Donald Trump continued to ignore global warming and his environmental rollbacks caused the downfall of the environment.

Economy over environment: Former President Donald Trump’s four years of environmental rollbacks prioritizes the economy over the environment

Leanne Park, Staff Writer November 28, 2020

Former President Donald Trump reversed nearly 100 environmental policies that could have altered the major problem of global warming. Donald Trump’s hopes of a “skyrocketing” economy have caused...

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