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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

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, Social Media Manager 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, Arts & Graphic 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, Copy 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, Managing Editor 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?

Abigail (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, Copy 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, Copy 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...

Adele’s Highly Anticipated “30” released on Nov. 19 2021 leaving fans astonished.

Adele’s “30” tells a story of poignance she’s overcome in herself

Shreya Jagannathan and Rhea Master December 15, 2021

Adele’s highly anticipated album, “30,” was released on Nov. 19, 2021 leaving fans in awe. The 15-time Grammy winner came through with the same talent we know and love from her, but with a new level...

Freshman Keira Punsal is one of many Dougherty Valley students that creates original music playlists using Spotify to personalize her listening experience.

Dougherty Valley music lovers curate unique, personal playlists

Lauren Chen and Sylvia Ho December 7, 2021

Few things are more personal than music. Good songs can become auditory memories, forever linked to important events in one’s life, or as sources of comfort to return to throughout the years like a worn...

Violinist Kristen Chen and alto saxophonist Ryaken Nakamoto are two musicians within Dougherty Valley High School’s vast music program.

Kristen Chen and Ryaken Nakamato take the stage in musician Q&A

Jennifer Sheng, Grace Zhao, and Kimberly Cui December 7, 2021

As DVHS junior Ryaken Nakamoto says, “The volume of the music program is so huge that it’s like a little ecosystem.” Meet two of the musicians within this ecosystem: Nakamoto, who plays alto saxophone...

30 years later, Nirvanas Nevermind continues to be relevant to this day.

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” remains relevant 30 years after its release

Shruthi Narayanan, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 25, 2021

Nirvana’s second studio album, “Nevermind,” was released on Sept. 24, 1991 and exploded in popularity, shocking the world with its distinct sound and lyrics. Thirty years later, the album continues...

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