d.tech Students’ Biggest Role Models

By Joseph Nguyen Everyone has a person or idol that they look up to.  At d.tech, these range from real public figures such as Edward Snowden, Neil deGrasse Tyson, or Tupac Shakur, to fictional characters such as Light Yagami from Death Note, Rem from Re:Zero, or Fist of the North Star’s main antagonist Raoh. But …

d.tech: Asylum for Those Who’ve Been Bullied

By Sofia Jones I went to an elite all girls private school filled with aggressive and exclusive girl groups. From 6th-10th grade, I was isolated and picked on; I endured name calling, food being thrown at me, and horrible chanting. Those years pushed me into a shell and made me feel alienated. It pushed me …

Do d.tech Students Mask Their True Emotions?

By Sam Colman How comfortable are you around your peers? Can you truly be honest around them? While most would answer yes, studies show that people use a “social mask” to “save face.” Is self-reported happiness just part of that mask? According to psychologists, Tara Chaplain and Amelia Aldao, in a study published in 2013 …

Art School – Waste of Money or Great Investment?

By Trisha Chen Should I go to art school? Will it benefit me? To serious illustrators and designers in high school looking to take their career further, these are the questions their asking themselves about college choices. I’ve always wanted to find out, so I found some freelance artists to help answer that question. Britt …

Overwatch’s Meteoric Rise

By Tyler Saiki This school year has been an interesting one for fans of video games. Game franchises like Call of Duty, Pokemon, and Final Fantasy all had releases this, but one video game from Blizzard seems to have risen to the top – Overwatch. The game is a “team based shooter” set in the …

The Controversy over School Vouchers

By Ella Rook The new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos is an advocate for school choice using voucher programs, a controversial way of providing families with schooling options other than their local public high school. With vouchers, families would be given tax credits – essentially coupons – to put towards a school of their choice. …

Calling out Catcalls: Op Ed

By Kat Chu I love adventuring around, but wherever I go, I’m always surrounded by people; there is nowhere to hide. Especially in the cities, there are always people outside. Often, men outside. Men who think they own the road, purely because they’re men. Men who think they are entitled to make a comment about …

Playback Prison: Start Anew

By Amy Natarajan The millisecond that Parks and Rec clicks into focus on the television screen, something magical happens to me. It can be a terrible day, a stressful day, or a sick day, but in a few seconds of seeing Aziz Ansari dancing in his sequined suit, a warm feeling brews inside of me. …