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

Class officer candidate holds phone hostage until they get your vote.

Class officers: trailblazing leaders or mere figureheads?

Benjamin Wang, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

Class officers. We’ve all heard of them, but do we truly understand their roles? We’re all too familiar with the annual end-of-year ritual when a group of “Vote ____ for Class Secretary” T-shirt-wielding...

​​Taking comfort in our connections with people around us is what makes the magic shop really magical

Entering the Magic Shop

Mayukhi Katragadda, Managing Editor October 2, 2023

Dear Reader,  Welcome to the Magic Shop! You can get anything here: good grades, perfect body, infinite wealth, anything you want! Trade your shortcomings and insecurities for what you truly desire...

Disney’s magic seems to be fading as it reaches its 100th anniversary.

Disney’s 100th anniversary marks the start of its decline

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor March 6, 2023

What was supposed to be a grand release with years of work and expectations ended up being a box-office hit, yet a public failure near Disney’s 100th anniversary. “Avatar: The Way of Water” managed...

Grey’s Anatomy’s viewership has been declining for over a decade.

Grey’s Anatomy fails to maintain its appeal after the original cast left the show

Warning: This article contains spoilers from various seasons. Grey’s Anatomy’s success can never be achieved again. Churning out one dry season after another has made us tired of what they bring...

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...

The FDA mandates that LGBTQ+ men be celibate for three months before donating blood, a ban that many find discriminatory and rooted in outdated science.

Protestors playing God: Why we should still donate blood despite discriminatory policies

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath and Lauren Chen April 21, 2022

In the almost 150 years since its founding, the American Red Cross has never declared a national blood crisis — until now. In January, the organization announced that the country has faced a “10% overall...

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, Arts and Entertainment 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...

The current education system fails to emphasize mathematical sense and highlight the beauty of math.

Blind to its beauty: the need for math reform in American education

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor March 25, 2022

Looking at the first half of the headline, I realize just how unpopular my belief could be. Out of all the words I could have chosen to describe math, I settled with “beautiful,” which sounds too emotional,...

Romanticizing mental illness in television shows can have detrimental effects to teenagers

Misleading depictions of mental illness in TV shows prove dangerous to youth

Anaisha Das, Ananya Pinnamaneni, and Jennifer Sheng March 24, 2022

“I didn’t eat for three days so I could be lovely.” These are the words of Cassie Ainsworth, a character from Skins, a British tv show that aired from 2007 to 2013. Skins centers around the lives...

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...

Students conversing about what to do over the weekend at college

Self contentment does not need to come from prestige: A reflection

Shereen Ahmed, Opinions Editor February 13, 2022

When I was younger, I used to plan out my college acceptance fantasies, imagining myself getting into all the Ivy Leagues imaginable and choosing one while wearing a hat sporting the college's name in...

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