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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

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...

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...

Feelings of desensitization due to the frequency of the shooting threats draw a parallel to the story of the “Boy Who Cried Wolf.”

Frequent shooting threats place DVHS in the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” situation

Anya Ayyappan, Saanvi Haridas, and Emily Wong March 1, 2023

Within a span of three months, Dougherty Valley High School has experienced three separate shooting threats, creating a growing atmosphere of desensitization on campus despite staff commitment to approach...

Teachers should not turn a blind eye to the struggles of students.

Dear teachers, stop treating our concerns like an inconvenience

Nayja Shah, Staff Writer February 25, 2023

After a short game of “not it” to see who we shall sacrifice, I am chosen as “tribute”. With a short gulp, I apprehensively walk towards the teacher’s desk. Maintaining zero eye-contact as a...

Advisor Jonathon Parks and student tutors prepare for a regular B-period tutoring session.

B-period tutoring offers personalized support to DVHS students

Luna Ashebir and Nayja Shah November 14, 2022

With chips, cookies and the entire Commons to themselves, the DVHS B-period tutors offer students individualized assistance on various academic subjects.  Once their school day ends, DVHS students...

Weirdness is only perceived as out of the ordinary due to the attention given to abnormality.

It’s only weird if you make it weird

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Nethra Dhamodaran, and Nayja Shah October 10, 2022

Eccentric orange highlights caught my eye as I (Nayja) walked down the hallway of the 1000 building at DVHS. I found a girl walking ahead of me sporting her newly gingered hair and a blazing orange outfit...

Teacher Roger Barnholdt expresses controversial opinions about the value of education in relation to racial groups.

Teacher Barnholdt expresses controversial views towards certain racial groups of students

Emily Wong and Luna Ashebir October 4, 2022

Writer’s note: The Wildcat Tribune does not support Barnholdt’s generalized views on specific racial groups of students. The ideas he expressed in this interview are his own. We believe all students...

Author intent is subject to change between stages of the publication process.

Non-consensual publication must weigh the author’s will over artistic value.

Sylvia Ho and Nayja Shah June 12, 2022

On the first day of junior year, my (Sylvia) AP Literature teacher broadcasted a poem by Emily Dickinson on the classroom projector and asked for volunteers to read it to the class. I was one of them....

Many students grouped together outside with their backpacks on the ground or benches

Students and faculty adjust back to in-person school amid COVID-19 concerns

Allan Zhang and Mason Fang March 11, 2022

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and recent surge in Omicron cases, students and faculty at Dougherty Valley High School expressed mixed feelings about adjusting back to in-person school after winter break. With...

Known as one of the most academically competitive high schools throughout the Bay Area, it’s an impressive feat that Dougherty Valley High School is also home to some of the least-stressed students in the country.

It’s not just academics: Dougherty students boast outstanding mental health

Lauren Chen, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2022

Disclaimer: This is a work of satire It’s difficult being a high school student. Doctors have become increasingly alarmed by teenagers reporting symptoms of mental illness, and strategies to maintain...

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...

The DVHS dance team will have its highly anticipated showcase at the DVHS Performing Arts Center in November.

Dougherty’s dance team prepare for their first performance this season

Rhea Master and Rishvanth (Rishi) Ramesh November 11, 2021

Dougherty's dance team will perform its first showcase of the 2021-22 season at the DVHS Performing Arts Center on November 17th and 18th, preparing 12 unique dances for the showcase. Dance at Dougherty...

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