How Valuable is the Golden Rule?

By: Matthew Eng Almost all of us have heard of the “Golden Rule”: Treat others as you would have them treat you. It’s been hailed as the essential basis for human rights, the universal standard, the key to world peace, and so on. It is a prominent principle in nearly every religion and a core …

Club’s Gender Gap Needs to Go

By: Ella Rook and Emily Hom “Who runs the world? Girls!” Though some d.tech clubs seem to agree with Beyonce, others march to a different beat. d.tech is known for our respectful and inclusive spirit, but recently staff members and students have noticed a gender disparity within school clubs and teams. Although d.tech’s ratio of …

On the Fence With Paige Luong

By: Sofya Shatalova Parry, riposte, touche: d.tech junior Paige Luong demonstrates her technique at her most recent fencing competition. Luong is a competitive fencer and a part of the San Francisco Fencers’ Club. Paige Luong began her fencing career six years ago, her choice of weapon being the foil. “Foil is both physically and mentally …

Lottery Revisions to Diversify d.tech

By: Ella Rook In December, HuffPost contributor, Alan Singer, wrote an article named “Design Tech High School – Another Exaggerated Charter School Success Story.” The article criticized d.tech for not being diverse and for not meeting the needs of low income students. While these are reasonable assessments, the article failed to report that these issues …

Joelene Latief: Cake Boss

By: Emily Hom National Merit Scholarship Finalist, entrepreneur, Oracle OpenWorld presenter, straight A student, and, prodigy baker? Joelene Latief, senior at Design Tech High School, first launched her custom cakes, cupcakes, and cookies business, Joelene Jane Cakes, at merely 13. Latief explained that she was first inspired to pick up a baking pan and fondant …

Heelying Their Problems Away

By: Ella Rook   If you were at Rollins during lunch, you may have seen a strange sight; a group of students wearing Heelys in a conga line with one person at the front pulling the rest behind them as they roll. They call themselves the Heelys Club, and this move a “Heelys train”. Sophomores …

All Aboard the Intern-ship

By: William De Bruce The smell of opportunity in the air. The pond of koi has received a unique addition, yet you know not of what I write. Three years in the making, internships at d.tech have appeared in our hands. Thanks to the efforts of founding teacher Rob Bolt and new teacher Rachel Siegman, …

Is Robotics a Sport? No.

By: Michael Bentley Sport /spôrt/ Noun An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Skill: check. Competition: check. For entertainment: check. Physical exertion: not quite. Competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition, as the d.tech robotics team does, may check off most of the …

What Do Children’s Books Really Teach Our Youth?

By: Hayden Navarro What are children’s books REALLY teaching our youth? Are they delivering helpful messages about growing up, or glorifying bad behavior? In this article, we relive our childhoods through a different lens: how do the books we know and love compared to what we read in high school? Witness the horror of three …