Voting Rights – Q&A With Nervana L. Nurse

By: Jacob Fisher Voting rights is a huge issue facing our country. In 2016, only 60% of eligible voters were able to vote, not because they didn’t try, but because discriminating practices prevented them from doing so.  The National Voter Corps is a volunteer organization dedicated to making sure everyone can vote. I interviewed Nervana …

Finding a Healthy Plan – Q&A with Ruth Linden

By: Evan Tung I had the opportunity to interview Ruth Linden, president of Tree Life Health Advocates. With a sociology Ph.D., she has been a professor at many well known colleges including Stanford, Tufts University, and UCSF. She has received the Helen Hooven Santmyer Prize in Women’s Studies for her book Against Sadomasochism: A Radical …

The Hip-Hop Cinderella Experience

By: Courtney Sullivan Wu The children, who sat on the floor, squealed with excitement amongst the whispers and chatter from the adults behind. Right as the audience couldn’t wait any longer, a girl in a green dress and moccasins walked on, broom in hand — it was Cinderella. In October, several d.tech dancers performed in …

The NDP Experience: Totos Pizzaria

Nick’s Dependable Pizza Experience By: Nicholas Dal Porto Few pizza places in the Bay Area have endured as long as Toto’s. Well known for its many varieties of pizza and other Italian dishes, it’s a local chain, with three restaurants – located in Belmont, San Bruno, and San Mateo. Whether you need to feed a party or …

Sweet Oracle Experience

By: Michael Bentley Although eating an Oracle intersession class lunch is seen as a treat for many students, it is not without its challenges. After a student piles on whatever meat and bread the company offers that day, conveniently forgetting the salad, they are approached with the time old question: what dessert should I take? …

We Don’t Like The Weather Up Here

By: Sofya Shatalova Hey, what’s so bad about being tall? “I can’t take a shower!” says junior Aidan Janzen, when asked the simple question. Janzen is six feet tall and can touch every ceiling in his house. He also gets asked for which basketball team he plays “How’s the weather up there”, and simply “Hi, …

The NDP Experience: Howie’s Artisan Pizza

Nick’s Delightful Pizza Experience By: Nicholas Dal Porto Howie’s Artisan Pizza is one of the newer additions to the Bay Area pizza scene, popping up in 2009, with one location in Palo Alto. Since then, they’ve been producing beautiful handmade pizza pies every day. Howie’s was started by Howard Bulka, a Bay Area chef and pizza …

The NDP Experience: Giovanni’s Pizza

Nick’s Decent Pizza Experience By: Nicholas Dal Porto If you’re out and about and looking for a no nonsense, quick slice of pizza pie, Giovanni’s Pizzeria in Sunnyvale is a great option. Located conveniently on Lawrence Expressway, it’s a small no-frills family-run joint that makes a surprisingly good pizza. Giovanni’s got its start in New York, when …