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

An individual getting judged for being an attention seeker.

Addressing Pick-Me Culture

Janvi Kaur, Journey Manager May 2, 2024

Pick me culture, an issue that has become the center of social media attention, has become an impact on the minds of Gen-Z and society as a whole. In 2022 and 2023, pick me culture was trending on social...

In 50 years, I want to be able to say that the work I did, the decisions I made or the people I met changed some part of the world, even in a tiny way.

Snapshots of senior year: the ripple effect and Gaza

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor April 25, 2024

Dear reader, Last month, former professor Ruth Gottesman donated $1 billion to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The donation ensures that the school is tuition free forever. I...

Even though the rock we live in seems enormous, it is just a little speck in the vast universe it sits in.

The floating rock theory

Suhani Kashyap, Public Relations Manager March 4, 2024

“What colleges are you applying to?”   “What are your extracurriculars?”   I’ve heard such questions countless times in the last few months. College app season has pushed me,...

Embracing the younger version of myself and recognizing that she is still apart of me.

Embracing my Inner Child: A connection to creativity.

Nishita Mukherjee, Managing Editor February 26, 2024

Dear Reader and Younger me,    The experience of attending high school at DV makes you question your self-worth constantly, and entices you to compare your achievements to others. Because of...

DV student staying up late into the night to complete schoolwork

Valuing School Over Sleep: An Ever Growing Problem

Namrita Iyyar, Features Editor February 16, 2024

“Most teens today are living with mild to severe sleep deprivation,” an article from the Child Mind Institute states. This may sound bizarre at first, but we all know it's true. The issue persists...

Snapshots of senior year: my high school wrapped

Snapshots of senior year: my high school wrapped

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor February 16, 2024

I stalk my friends’ Spotify profiles. Looking through their playlists tells me more about them -- what albums they like and how their music tastes change. Just in case I’m not the only one stalking...

DVHS students are often unable to fulfill their extreme standards when it comes to taking classes that theyre not prepared for.

Prerequisites: saving students from themselves

Shelby Yeh, Arts and Entertainment Copy Editor November 17, 2023

I’m shorter than average, so I don’t swim in the deep end. I prefer not to drown in six-foot waters, but DV students would choose differently. They’d sprint before they learn to jog, and suddenly,...

Teens need to break away from constantly changing fashion trends.

Teens need to break free from the shackles of fashion trends

Ekroop Kaur, Lead Copy Editor November 1, 2023

Drunk Elephant Bronzi drops. Summer Fridays’ Lip Balm. Denim maxi skirts. Shopping hauls and new wardrobes. Teenagers tend to gravitate towards these fashion and beauty trends as they aspire to achieve...

Despite living in a city with a majority Asian-American population, I still sometimes feel isolated in my cultural experiences.

Minority Within a Majority

Janvi Kaur, Journey Manager October 1, 2023

Every time I go somewhere, like Pleasanton, I think “We’re so lucky to be growing up in a place like San Ramon; I would feel so out of place here.” In San Ramon, we have an excessive Indian and East...

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...

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

Perfectionism is flawed

Emily Wong, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 26, 2023

“Nobody’s perfect.” “Everybody makes mistakes.” These cliches are so often overlooked that the meaning behind it isn't truly understood. Leave behind the mindset of perfectionism — excellence...

The scatterplot indicates that more academically rigorous counties, such as Contra Costa County, have lower suicide rates.

Dougherty academic culture is good — stop pretending like you don’t like it

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza April 14, 2023

It’s a new school year once again, and although the last two years have been tumultuous, now that the first couple of months have passed and students have begun to settle in, it’s clear that a couple...

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