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

Many people are oblivious to the decreasing quality of “reputable” news sources.

Mainstream journalism is losing its purpose

Ekroop Kaur, Lead Copy Editor December 10, 2023

A few days ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and I noticed a post that read “NYT says coverage of Gaza hospital blast gave ‘incorrect impression’ of facts.” After reading the post,...

Performative activism highlights the inefficiencies of protests on social media.

Dougherty, stop protesting with closed eyes

Shelby Yeh, Arts and Entertainment Copy Editor December 10, 2023

Simon says close your eyes. Simon says push this button, that button. Simon says consume, copy. Simon doesn’t have to tell us twice. Yesterday, I learned that more than 13,000 people have been killed...

Consuming short-form media has a multitude of negative mental and social effects and puts people in a periodic loop of wasting time.

Why abandoning short-form content could be your best decision

Joshua Migrditchian, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

One hour a day. Seven hours a week. Twenty-eight hours a month. Three hundred thirty-six hours a year. That is 14 days straight taken out of a year of your life that you spent scrolling through stuff that...

Snapchat’s new ‘My AI’ feature raises controversy and concerns globally.

Snapchat’s AI Chatbot raises security concerns

Ananya Mukherjee, Web Manager May 22, 2023

Snapchat launched its transformative AI chatbot on Feb. 27, 2023, immediately raising concerns over privacy and security from its largely teenage audience.  The platform utilizes OpenAI’s GPT technology...

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...

 In light of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, the rise of decentralized social media platforms like Mastodon has raised questions about the regulation of modern social media.

Twitter and Mastodon raise questions about free speech and social media regulation

Mitali Mittal and Allan Zhang February 6, 2023

Amid concerns about hate speech and censorship following Elon Musk’s October 2022 acquisition of Twitter, many users have migrated to decentralized forms of social media such as Mastodon. Though Musk’s...

Andrew Tates influence on young men promotes a patriarchal view of society.

The downfall of Andrew Tate

Shreya Jagannathan, Features Editor October 5, 2022

Trigger Warning: Contains mentions of sexual assault If you are on social media you definitely must have come across a misogynistic public star named Andrew Tate. Over the course of the last few months,...

As captain of the Dougherty Valley High School women’s golf team, one of captain Kelly Liu’s responsibilities is regularly updating the team’s Instagram account (@dvhswgolf). On Sept. 13, Liu posted a Spider-Man meme with the caption, “We are Spider-Man.” While poking light fun at the novelty of tri-matches, Liu spices up the golf team with some social media pizazz in a sport known for its serious methodology.

Kelly Liu: Memeing on the putting green

Grace Zhao, Opinions Editor September 27, 2022

The caption game is strong for this one. As captain of the Dougherty Valley High School women’s golf team, senior Kelly Liu not only has to take charge of team spirit, run team building events and...

The Bridgeway Promenade is home to some of Sausalito’s best restaurants and scenic views.

10 Social Media Worthy Places to Visit in the Bay Area

Praneetha Bhogi, Photography Editor May 17, 2022

As social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and VSCO have become increasingly popular among teens over the years, new trends have also emerged. From cohesive Instagram feeds to a new emphasis...

Students indulge in harmful social media trends while attempting to go viral.

Dangerous trends unveil the dark side of social media

Anaisha Das and Mayukhi Katragadda February 7, 2022

Throughout the years, social media has grown into a necessity for many, a tool for discovery and self-expression and a place for communication with friends and loved ones. But, as social media use continues...

The social media body hair acceptance movement fails to recognize the complexities between groups of women.

The normalization of body hair is important, but social media is doing it wrong

Aditi Lappathi, News Editor May 28, 2021

Body hair. Everyone has it. But, it’s still taboo when on feminine bodies. While people are generally more accepting of grown out body hair than they were in 2018, the social media body  positivity...

Social media beauty standards can suffocate users as they constantly compare themselves to perfect bodies.

Social media reflects a toxic image of our bodies

Anaisha Das, Web Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2021

Click...double tap...scroll.  As a student in middle school, my days were taken over by an endless feed of celebrity posts. I hoped that the advice of diet and fitness “gurus” would rub off on...

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