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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

Sophomore Peter Gagea plays a vital role as the accompanist for DV’s choir.

For Dougherty Valley’s music department, community is instrumental

Lauren Chen, Boomika Velineni, Saanvi Haridas, and Emily Wong November 16, 2022

Students and teachers performed at their Fall Concert on Oct. 4 and Oct. 6, showcasing their musical talents from the on-campus band, choir and orchestra classes. Shortly after, Jazz Band and Chamber Singers...

Album cover of Sigh’s latest album “Shiki,” a representation of an ancient Japanese poem about the death of cherry blossom trees.

Sigh returns to beastly and harrowing perfection on their newest album “Shiki”

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza, Opinions Editor October 17, 2022

There’s a common litmus test in music circles. The question is simple: What’s your favorite metal album? If their answer is Tool, Mastodon, Judas Priest or some other obscure metal band your average...

Album cover of BASTARDA’s latest album “Tamoj,” where a headless girl stands at the intersection of bleak snow and somber fields, defining features of eastern Europe.

BASTARDA continues to build their dynamic and explosive legacy on “Tamoj”

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza October 12, 2022

When’s the last time you listened to a foreign language album? For most people it might be years, or maybe never. Foreign albums, simply due to the language barrier, are often seen as inaccessible....

Album cover of JID’s latest album “The Forever Story,” depicting JID at the center of violence, religion, drugs and sex.

JID breathes life into Atlanta hip hop in his masterpiece “The Forever Story”

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza October 10, 2022

In the hip hop world, there is a great divide. The “popular” and the “conscious.” It divides artists like Kendrick Lamar and Drake, Migos and Lupe Fiasco, SOBxRE and The Koreatown Oddity. The question...

Kendrick Lamar, a popular rapper, released his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, on May 13th.

Kendrick Lamar highlights societal issues through meaningful lyrics that opens up about his own experiences

Rhea Master, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Contributions by Yashwanth Ravipati   Kendrick Lamar released his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, on May 13th after much anticipation since the release of DAMN in 2017. The...

Illustration of Charli XCX on the left wearing a black dress with arm muffs, SOPHIE in the middle wearing a rainbow fluffy dress, and Rosalia in the right with her signature ponytails, helmet, and a red dress.

Female artists lead music into the future through experimental pop

Lauren Chen and Tanvi Rao May 23, 2022

Experimental pop, inherently, cannot be defined. Also called avant-pop and including genres as diverse as glitchcore and art pop, the term is usually meant to describe music that deviates from common song...

 Students in the Best Buddies club partner up for fun activities, such as making crafts, as a way to help form connections.

Clubs work to make DVHS a more welcoming place for students with autism during Autism Awareness Month

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor May 6, 2022

Autism Awareness Month takes place in the month of April and serves a way to increase understanding and acceptance of people on the autism spectrum.  “Sometimes, people associate challenges [and]...

In Crash, Charli XCX expertly dons her pop persona to leave a mark on the genre.

Charli XCX makes an electrifying comeback with “Crash”

Tanvi Rao, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 26, 2022

“Crash” marks the end of Charli XCX’s five-album deal with Atlantic Records, and she’s making sure she ends it with a bang. Released on March 18, the album takes a deep dive into the world of classic...

The 64th Grammy Awards featured dynamic performances and touching tributes in an attempt to reassert its importance within the public sphere.

Grammys performances electrify, but show struggles to retain lost popularity

Lauren Chen, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2022

High expectations fell upon the 64th annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony was held Apr. 2 after a two-month postponement due to COVID-19 concerns. With viewership declining sharply at the beginning of the...

What determines our music taste?

Abby Kapur and Sriya Munaga April 14, 2022

Listen to staff writers Abby Kapur and Sriya Munaga discuss the factors that affect our music taste and how they change over time in their new podcast.  

By failing to represent the diversity in modern music, the Grammys have begun to lose their prestige

As music evolves, the Grammys fall behind

Tanvi Rao, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 31, 2022

As they approach their 64th ceremony, the Grammys are starting to show their age. Music is ever-changing as the years pass by, but the highly-regarded awards show just can’t seem to keep up. In March...

An iphone is on the spotify app, on a playlist titled

Spotify’s EQUAL initiative amplifies the voices and music of female musicians across the globe

Tanvi Rao, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 15, 2021

From 2019 to 2020, the percentage of female artists fell from 22.5% to 20.2%, according to  a Spotify-funded study done by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Institute. The study, which...

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