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

 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, Copy 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...

How to become an actor in 2021

How to become an actor in 2021

Riya Mehta, Multimedia Editor February 5, 2021
Want to become an actor? Skip the lengthy process of grilling performance technique practice, years of schooling, and the struggle to find a decent agent with these quick and easy steps!
Modern-day protesting takes a turn as a new group of performative activists branch off from traditional activism’s past.

Performative activism rises as traditional activism becomes a trend for social media

Hannah Wang, News Editor November 3, 2020

As an increasing number of Americans have begun to spread awareness about the injustices of our country, there has arisen a new group who has learned to capitalize on this “trend”: performative activists. The...

Netflixs new show The Social Dilemma exposes the truth behind social media companies.

The Social Dilemma exposes the truth of social media companies

Faizan Azhar, PR Editor October 26, 2020

In Netflix’s latest hit documentary, The Social Dilemma, Director Jeff Orlowski opens the viewers eyes to the truth by exposing social media companies and instills trepidation through a dystopian story...

An influencer may have a crown but is only a shadow under social media.

Authentic influencers are bringing a new image to social media

Udita Jonnala, Public Relations Manager October 12, 2020

Influencers are often the thresholds of social media and they are the ones who start trends to make an impact. Most of them realize their effect on their fan base and utilize it, but others seem to fall...

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