Prom Review

By: Nick Dal Porto On Saturday night, Design Tech students and their guests from neighboring institutions convened on a short offshoot of Leidesdorff Street. Making their second pilgrimage to the expanses of San Francisco, attendees gathered outside the Merchant’s Exchange Club, dressed to the teeth and dwarfed by the massive buildings that surrounded them on …

d.tech’s Image Problem

By: Sebastian Golden Hey there, d.tech student. What’s your dream job? A programmer at Oracle? A software engineer at Google? Maybe you want to found a startup to bring virtual reality to blockchain. If so, great. If not, you’re out of line with the rest of the school, according to the media. As The New …

Rockin’ Ross

By: Maria McAlister-Young The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang drew nearly three thousand top-tier athletes from ninety-two countries to compete on the most exalted stage of international sports. And the Summer Olympics is even bigger, with an even greater number of  sporting events and athletes. In 2020, rock climber Ross Fulkerson, a junior at Design Tech High …

d.language

By: Daphne Palmeter d.tech’s world language program has grown and changed dramatically in the four years since its inception. In the beginning, it was comprised mainly of online courses that, more often than not, left students frustrated and confused when it came to trying to complete their assignments, let alone actually learn a new language. …

Fourteen & Aspiring Author

By: Matthew Eng Just a few weeks ago, d.tech freshman Samantha Mah, held a book signing for the publishing of her first ever novel, Fourteen and Facing It. The novel follows 14-year-old Adalyn, who appears to be fearless, but actually has emetophobia, or a fear of vomiting or anything related to it. As she enters …

Puerto Rican Power Outage

By: Matthew Silverman There has been a lot of buzz around d.tech lately about Puerto Rico with the newly founded exchange program. This week it was reported that the Puerto Rican power outage, spanning since Hurricane Maria last August, is the largest in US history and second in world history only after Typhoon Haiyan in …

Engineering Their Passion

By: Michael Bentley Many seniors remember when d.tech was originally pitched with the promise that project based learning would be a core focus of the school. Although their delivery on that promise has been rather lackluster, students in Wayne Brock’s Engineering course are now able to dedicate the greater part of their semester to an …

Social Stigma Around Anime

By: Remi Tateishi “So you’re a weaboo? Isn’t anime only for nerds?” This is the kind of response I usually encounter when the topic of anime comes up. Anime (short for animation) is Japanese animation. The art originated in Japan in the 1910s and has since become a worldwide phenomenon. Anime is a complex, artistic medium …

Students Wonder if d.tech Grading is too Easy

By: Emily Hom Are d.tech classes graded fairly? For most high school students, achieving good grades is as stressful and scary as today’s political climate. But for d.tech students, this level of anxiety about grades would seem almost comical given their light workload. A school-wide survey by d.tech last semester measured that 88 percent of …