Shuttling Around

By: Sebastian Golden It’s 3:39 p.m. Students flood out of the school. The mob squeezes onto the Bay Trail, hundreds of students on the two-person-wide path. With this horde vying for just fifty seats on the shuttle, any competitive advantage is key. At the front of the pack, someone speeds up, walking slowly turning into …

Lockdown Two: Electric Boogaloo

By Nicholas Dal Porto & Bradley Kishiyama   Yes. It happened again. For the second time in three school days, students and staff at Design Tech High School were once again graced with the shrill wail of the lockdown alarm and the drone of the annunciating voice. Students were prepared; they had been through this twice …

The Lockdown Surprise

By: Nick Dal Porto A surprise lockdown alert interrupted a peaceful 4th period. It was quiet throughout the classrooms at Design Tech. Suddenly, without warning a piercing screech sounded through the building, breaking through the dull buzz of the various rooms and classes. With a momentary stop, a voice swiftly announced that a lockdown was …

Email Thread That Spread

By: Ella Rook If your inbox has recently blown up with requests to join the swim team, d.tech memes, links to fill out surveys, Rico Levitt’s SoundCloud rapping, Brendon Lin’s UberEats coupons, and pleas for it all to stop, then you’re not alone. The most recent bombardment of emails started on January 18th when sophomore …

Good Luck, Juniors

By: Arthur Yu The seniors have done it. Now it’s juniors’ time. Get ready to take on the dreaded college application process. With d.tech’s founding class finally in its senior year, the school’s first college application cycle is coming to an end. Guiding the seniors through the process for the first time was the school’s …

d.tech’s Scariest Problem – A Rushed POL

By Michael Bentley Every student remembers that presentation they made for either a class or a Presentation of Learning (POL) for d.lab that did not go well at all. Remember the dread that you felt as you realized you had to get in front of the whole class with the garbage you made at midnight …

Puerto Rico Rundown

By: Sofya Shatalova The first out-of-country class in d.tech history was “Teach 4 d.tech” and it was in Puerto Rico. It was educational, fun, and full of dancing. During the second intersession of this school year, a group of twelve students had an idea: a foreign student exchange program. The “Teach 4 d.tech” design lab …

It’s Personal

By: Evan Tung Ever since d.tech started with its founding class, there has always been a conflict between personal devices and d.tech rules. We are all familiar with the rationale of creating an equal playing field for all students and being able to monitor student activity, but is strictly limiting the use of personal devices …