The Freshman With Five Jobs

By: Ashley Chen Imagine coming home from an exhausting day at school. You finally get through the door, sit on the couch and are about to decompress, when you realize that you’ll be late for work if you don’t leave immediately. d.tech freshman Sophia Abreu has no time for sitting around. She has not one, …

Seniors and Their Dread

By: Nick Dal Porto If you spent even an ounce of time around the San Mateo Adult School in the waning months of January, you probably noticed some strange behavior from the founding class. Seniors were furiously writing essays and filling out forms, stressfully clicking the refresh button on their emails or browsers, and in …

Best Frost-Bites

By: Michael Bentley What’s better than a meal that you can cook in less than three minutes? As a soon to be college student, I realized I needed to find a quick and easy addition to the standard dorm cuisine, and I know just the thing: microwave mac and cheese. Which mac and cheese  will …

Protecting the Land – Q&A with Eric Buescher

By: Paolo Skyrus If you haven’t heard of Martins Beach south of Half Moon Bay, you’re missing out. This lovely white sanded location has been the location of numerous fond memories of the surrounding community. However, it has also been part of a problematic property dispute that has lasted for years. Ever since venture capitalist …

Communication is Key

By: Maya Pratt-Bauman Although trying, d.tech is yet to find the perfect way of communicating with the entire d.tech community. With constantly shifting  schedules, new community meeting formats, adjusted shuttle departures, and new campus rules, d.tech students are expected to quickly adapt. However, it’s difficult when expectations are unclear. This lack of  communication regarding what …

Is Mario Human?

By: Taylor Abbey Have we been wrong about one of the most famous video game characters? For generations, philosophers have discussed what exactly makes us human: the grit, the soul, our awareness of death; the list goes on. Even scientists have cracked down on the unique social, physical, emotional, and biological traits we possess that differentiate …

Killer Geese

By: Rye Spooner We’re experiencing some new winged company now that we’ve moved into Oracle We’re gonna get straight to the point, we’ve got some neighbors, and I’m not talking about Oracle employees. I’m talking about the geese. While some students may find them cute and cuddly, others are on constant edge from fear of an …

Animals in Belmont Slough Nearing Extinction

By: Jessica Baggott While some animals near the Belmont Slough make themselves known, others tend to blend in. Some of the animals that blend in are even endangered. Oracle employees aren’t the only ones keeping d.tech company. As many students know, there are threatened and endangered species living in our neighboring Belmont Slough. What most …

Do We Want Super Bowl Ads?

By: Marius Tali Advertisements have always been ingrained in television. And the pinnacle of current advertising can be seen during the Super Bowl, one of the most viewed sports games of the year. Advertisements during the Super Bowl have a high watch rate, high placement cost, and at this point, a cult following. Whereas stereotypical …

Puerto Rico: Vacation or Service Trip?

By: Ella Howard The first ever out-of-state intersession was in Puerto Rico. But was it a service trip or an excuse to relax? On Wednesday, January 24th, during week two of the January intersession, a group of 12 students, as well as teachers and chaperones, returned from a trip to Puerto Rico where they taught …