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...

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...

Writers on strike form a picket line outside of Marvel Disney+ Studio in New York City, with message in reference to popular tv show Severance //Wikipedia

Writer’s Strike: The end

Arshia Singh, Sports Editor November 15, 2023

The Writer’s Guild of America Strike came to an end after 148 days on Sept. 27, fighting against unfair compensation for screenwriters in the film industry by reaching an agreement with entertainment...

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...

The 2023 California wildfire season has been less active compared to recent years, leading to less natural destruction.

California cities avoid major fires and smoky days

William Zhao, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

California’s 2023 fire season has been subdued compared to past years, allowing for less damages to local communities and more pristine skies.  Heavy rainfall in this past spring helped alleviate...

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...

In their relentless pursuit for a cure, Geri and Zachary Landman redefine the limits of hope as they navigate the uncharted territory of their daughters rare genetic disorder.

Landman Family’s Quest to Defy Rare Disease Sparks Hope for Rare Disease Research

Shreyas Sambara and Shreya Jagannathan May 24, 2023

At just four months old, Tri-Valley physicians Geri and Zachary Landman’s daughter, Lucy Landman, was diagnosed with PGAP3, a rare genetic disorder that presently has no known treatment or cure.  By...

Snapchat’s new ‘My AI’ feature raises controversy and concerns globally.

Snapchat’s AI Chatbot raises security concerns

Ananya Mukherjee, Web Manager May 22, 2023

Snapchat launched its transformative AI chatbot on Feb. 27, 2023, immediately raising concerns over privacy and security from its largely teenage audience.  The platform utilizes OpenAI’s GPT technology...

Sisters Kaaya and Kavya Singhal run local business ‘K2sweetdelights,’ with the goal of baking for their friends and family.

Creative student-run businesses at DV build community and connections

Ananya Mukherjee and Anika Kodali May 17, 2023

Small, student-run businesses at Dougherty Valley appeal to the large and diverse student population. In this second spotlight feature, the Tribune staff interviewed the owners of creative small businesses,...

The sun sets behind smoke from the Oasis of Mara Fire at Joshua National Park in 2018

Particulate matter makes sunsets pretty, but not vivid

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor May 9, 2023

In fall of 2020, California skies were stained red due to the smoke from the fires burning all across the state. The smoke gave the skies a dull, maroon hue. It was one of the most prominent examples of...

Axl Seril is set to ship out for boot camp on June 12.

Axl Seril reflects on his journey towards enlistment in the Marine Corps

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza May 7, 2023

Spring break was stressful for Axl Seril. While other seniors toured the nation, visiting colleges and sightseeing, Seril was waking up at 4 a.m. for his nightly watch, going to bed at 1 a.m. the next...

 Oil drill sites are being set up in Alaska for the recently passed project, the Willow Project.

The Thunder of Willow

Nishita Mukherjee, Managing Editor May 7, 2023

The Biden administration decided to pass The Willow Project, on March 13 of this year, a decision that has gained quite a reaction from the general public. The Willow Project references the American...

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