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 illustration of a person, colored in white, hanging off a cliff, with a rope of red-colored words, such as fad diets, naps, bachalor party, etc.

The ultimate guide to mastering naps, beauty, love and productivity

Daphne Wang, Copy Editor May 24, 2022

Mastering the nine-minute nap was the daunting task I vowed to overcome this school year. Between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m., I’m bewitched with dizzying spells of mental exhaustion. The tantalizing lull...

Social media opens the door to increased connection, especially among teenagers, but that openness could exacerbate mental health issues

Mindsets and Movements: Trauma Dumping

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief May 19, 2022

Netflix’s controversial “13 Reasons Why” sparked what felt like the largest, most complex discussion about mental health in my memory. The show, based on a novel of the same name, followed Clay Jensen’s...

A brown haunted-looking house is blocked with a black gate, with signs that say true fans only.

Gatekeeping ruins fandoms

Anaisha Das and Mayukhi Katragadda March 8, 2022

The word “fan” originates from the Modern Latin term fanaticus, meaning “insanely, but divinely inspired.”  Obviously, this term doesn’t hold much ground today. Fans aren’t insane (at least...

A virus-shaped version of earth.

The Museum of Us: Viruses and the Definition of Life

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief March 2, 2022

You and I are living. I think. Right now, if you could just press your palm to the left hemisphere of your chest, and tell me what it is that makes you alive, what differentiates you from that rock...

The voices of politically active and passionate non-citizens in San Ramon should be heard through voting on civic matters.

EDITORIAL: Non-citizen voting in San Ramon

“I’ve been living here for 18 years,” San Ramon resident Hiren Kotadia said. “I’ll be appearing for my citizenship interview this week.” After moving here in 2002 on an F1 Student Visa,...

With bitcoin still an infantile and unpredictable currency, it’s mainly the concept that makes it interesting to think about and necessary to understand.

The concept of Bitcoin strikes more gold than any returns

Grace Zhao, Opinions Editor February 1, 2022

In biology, phylogenetic trees use the principle of parsimony: that when given multiple possible explanations for something like inferring the evolutionary relationships between organisms, the simplest...

While being an AP student provides an intimate understanding of a topic, it can also put upon immense amounts of pressure on students.

To Personify a Statistic: AP’s, Tests and Being Stressed

Mahika Arya, Web Editor in Chief December 15, 2021

Dear reader, Let it be known that taking AP classes is actually not my whole personality trait, contrary to what it may sound like in any conversation with me. I was scrolling through Instagram the...

protest, march, national, laws

Aesthetic activism is threatening to harm meaningful social justice

Samuel Minioza and Olivia Phongsa November 26, 2021

There is a plague spreading across the U.S. Yes, as ominous and as hilariously ridiculous as that sounds, it's unfortunately true. The plague we speak of isn't physical however, at least not at first....

Isolated and swamped with time to think, many teens began questioning their identities over quarantine.

Staying in and coming out: questioning and queerness during quarantine

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief November 21, 2021

*Names have been changed to preserve privacy. On the first day of Pride Month 2020, Isabella* came out to her mother. It was 4 a.m.; outside, it was dark and a pandemic was raging. The two sat on...

Though diners and restauranteurs often view the term as one of prestige, the concept of authentic food is misleading and restrictive.

Authentic food does not exist

Lauren Chen, Managing Editor November 19, 2021

“Authentic” is a sought-after buzzword on food review sites like Yelp. Eateries with this label might be mom and pop shops offering traditional family delicacies or Michelin-star establishments claiming...

many people resort to riots and violence as a mechanism for change

Mindsets and Movements: Exploring the endlessly negative perception of rioting

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief October 23, 2021

The narrative surrounding rioting is fairly consistent: it’s unacceptable, discredits your movement and is never a legitimate tool for change. I didn’t have any issues with this sentiment; being anti-violence...

The Countdown: a series

The Countdown: a series

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief October 14, 2021

Caring is the hardest part. Which is ironic, given the outstanding consequences of the alternative. When I think about the things I care about most—or that trigger the most guilt—I think about...

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