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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 double-double doors at Dougherty don’t do a good job at letting people in-n-out.

Lock doors into the history books

William Zhao, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Doors at Dougherty are a design disaster. They certainly are a staple of engineering, but in many cases, they should be scrapped entirely. The double doors that front the classroom buildings are so...

Social media addiction can drive people away from their hobbies and into a monotonous waste of time.

Why social media is harmful

Daniel Lee and Jack Ke May 8, 2023

Social Media is a waste of time. It entices users by offering to connect them with friends, being a fun place to check out funny videos and downplaying the millions of dollars they spend to make the website...

Word art reading The Illusion of a Blue Bay Area.

The illusion of a “blue” Bay Area

Lauren Chen, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2023

Recently I came across an Instagram account that made some disturbing—and blatantly false—claims. Among other issues, it argued 1) that the CDC and NIH “have no studies proving the safety of injecting...

With soup on paintings and other eco-vandalism actions, the climate change gambit is changing.

Climate activists seek unexpected outlets to convey their urgent message

Udita Jonnala and Mitali Mittal January 24, 2023

Eco-vandalism is on the rise after two students, Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland, tossed soup on “Sunflowers”, a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, to protest against the use of fossil fuels in October...

While minority representation in film is only growing, we should question whether its Hollywoods bid to show a shallow understanding of diversity or a true signal of moving forward.

Not all Hollywood actors can go for the gold: an analysis on the necessary path to representation

Hannah Wang, News Editor March 6, 2022

When you’re a kid, it’s hard not to be influenced by the opinions and beliefs sprung on you. The casual facts thrown into every prescription commercial are from a professional organization; they must...

Students at DVHS continue to litter around the school campus, despite lack of custodial staff and an ongoing pandemic.

DVHS students need to increase their cleanliness awareness around campus.

Nayja Shah, Staff Writer March 6, 2022

While walking through Dougherty Valley’s hallways during lunch, a group of students playing with a trashcan caught my attention. They were initially passing the trash can around, and later they poured...

A four-day school week is a novel take on the traditional five-day week, and it can alleviate stress and come with a variety of other benefits.

The four-day school week: Giving a recipe for success

Akilesh Kale and Allan Zhang January 14, 2022

All over the world, the idea of the four-day workweek is quickly taking hold, and in the midst of a pandemic that has changed the way we go about our daily lives, workers have started to value more flexibility...

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...

Gabby Petito profile graphic

Gabby Petito’s disappearance case is the most recent one that demonstrates the ‘slow violence’ that minority communities face in America

Rishvanth (Rishi) Ramesh, Photography Editor November 28, 2021

The Gabby Petito disappearance case has taken over American media, with many major news outlets focusing on the investigation’s numerous twists and turns. Many users on social media platforms like TikTok...

High school students too often take on more than they can handle, thinking  its necessary to get into their dream school.

Dougherty’s over-competitive perspective on college admissions causes unnecessary stress among students

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor November 2, 2021

From filling their schedules with AP and Honors classes to joining every extracurricular they can find, Dougherty students are known for overburdening themselves for the sake of getting into a selective...

Trash piles up on the sides of the freeways in the Bay Area.

Littering on freeways brings harm back to humans

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Leaning my head on the car window on a sunny day, and occasionally looking out at the freeway, I didn’t immediately recognize what it was on the shoulders of the freeway. Looking closely for several...

As a national minority in a community where I am the majority, being South Asian in America doesnt mean the same thing to me as it does to people around the country.

To Personify a Statistic: To Be or Not To Be (a true Asian-American)

Mahika Arya, Web Editor in Chief October 25, 2021

Dear Reader, Let it be known that my Indian-ness is defined by my love of samosas.  As the internet blew up about “Never Have I Ever,” one of the first major Netflix shows centered around an...

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