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

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It’s time we stop looking towards celebrities for political guidance

Kayal Kumaravel, Opinions Editor March 26, 2024

The celebrities of today stand in a unique position. Held up by social media—and slightly parasocial relationships with their fans—they can create massive change with just a single statement.  On...

a silhouette of protesters holding signs; these signs are colored (blue, green, red)

They could come for you next.

Nayja Shah, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

June 24, 2022 Roe v. Wade was overturned. Why should you care? Nation-wide limitation for the abortion pill mifepristone is being discussed. Why should you care? Just in 2023, 461 anti-LGBTQ+ bills were...

A screengrab of a webpage with the headline labeled East Bay Educators. The page is displaying an article titled Questionable Employment History Troubles Local School Board Candidate. There is a stamp labeled false in red lettering that has been overlayed onto the webpage.

Aftereffects of a political smear campaign erode community’s trust months after election

Lauren Chen and Abby Kapur April 9, 2023

A targeted campaign attacking a candidate from last year’s SRVUSD Board of Trustees election has still had lasting effects in the local community, raising concerns about the role of disinformation in...

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...

High school debate encourages teens to sensationalize certain issues while devaluing others, an alarming trend in an activity meant to promote a better understanding of the world.

High school debate obscures the true issues

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor April 4, 2023

Recently, in a debate round, my opponents read an argument about how unions increase wages for women and thereby close the gender wage gap. As a response to this, I talked about how unions perpetuate sexual...

The National Mall was surrounded by American flags in 2007 during a protest against homophobia in the military

America needs patriots

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor March 28, 2023

American patriotism is in shambles. Instead of bringing the country together, it has become a symbol of our divisiveness. The percentage of U.S. adults “extremely proud” to be American has hit a 20-year...

Kevin McCarthy wins the Speakership after earning the 216 votes needed.

It is time to see some bipartisan action in Congress

Ekroop Kaur, Lead Copy Editor February 7, 2023

On Jan. 7, GOP leader Kevin McCarthy was elected to be speaker of the 118th Congress. Speaker McCarthy finally clinched the position after four days and 15 rounds of voting and opposition from his own...

Sabina Zafar is one of three mayoral candidates in the 2022 San Ramon election.

Councilmember Sabina Zafar returns in second bid for mayor

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

California Democratic Party-endorsed San Ramon Councilmember Sabina Zafar is challenging incumbent Dave Hudson in the upcoming mayoral election on Nov. 8, after placing second in the San Ramon mayoral...

Dinesh Govindarao runs in the San Ramon mayoral election for the second time this November.

Physician Dinesh Govindarao competes in the San Ramon mayoral race for the second time

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

East Bay Times-endorsed mayoral candidate and physician Dinesh Govindarao returns in second bid this year, hoping to defeat opponents Councilmember Sabina Zafar and Mayor Dave Hudson. Govindarao placed...

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,...

A man is holding a sign that says Free Kyle on the streets. A policeman observes, and an American flag is visible

Breaking down the case of Kyle Rittenhouse

Akilesh Kale, Copy Editor February 7, 2022

On Aug. 25, 2020, a 17-year-old named Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two men and wounded another at a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Now, a year later with the trial stretching from Nov. 1 to Nov. 19, he has...

Women gather together in union at downtown Danville to protest against the abortion laws.

San Ramon Valley residents protest to defend women’s reproductive rights

Jennifer Sheng and Praneetha Bhogi October 19, 2021

The Mississippi abortion law, followed by the Texas abortion law, threatened women’s decisions about their own bodies and led to nationwide protests, one of them being the Women’s March held in Danville,...

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