d.tech’s New Innovation Diploma

Yohanna Konardi | ykonardi19@dtechhs.org | September 26, 2018 You look at the screen, blank except for a question that seemingly taunts you: “What achievements or acknowledgment have you received during your time at high school?” You’ve had a fair amount of successful d.lab projects, you have decent grades, and you’re a pretty smart kid. Yet, …

Paul Cerra’s Absence

Tyler Sanderville | tsanderville19@dtechhs.org | September 25th, 2018 As d.tech’s Head of IT, Paul Cerra is sort of a super hero in the d.tech community. Internet fails during the CAASPP test? Call Paul Cerra. Your Chromebook is broken? Call Paul Cerra. As one could expect, the d.tech community and staff definitely felt the impact of …

Oracle Heart Walk (AHA)

Maria McAlister-Young | mmcalisteryoung19@dtechhs.org | September 24, 2018 Red tents and heart balloons could be seen on the geese infested grass next to d.tech’s campus last Thursday, September 20th. It was all a part of an annual event hosted by the American Heart Association at Oracle, called the Heart Walk. For the past several years, …

Keeping Up With LatinX Heritage Month

Yohanna Konardi | ykonardi19@dtechhs.org | September 24, 2018 Last Monday, students came to school dressed in Latin America themed sports jerseys, cultural tops, and Southern and South America country flag colors to kick off Latinx heritage month (LHM). LHM is celebrated nationally from September 15th to October 15th, and pays tribute to Latinx community contributions …

Listen While You Work (It)

Marcus Figueroa | mfigueroa19@dtechhs.org | September 20, 2018 You take your computer out, place it on your desk, reach into your backpack, and take out your phone. You open your music streaming app, put your earbuds in your ears and begin listening to your favorite, upbeat song. The sound of the music pulses through your …

Friday’s Calendar Confusion

Malia Savella | msavella19@dtechhs.org | September 18, 2018 On September 14th, d.tech fell into mayhem because of a simple calendar error. Because the Friday was briefly marked as a teacher work day, students did not receive their hot lunches, were locked out, and even missed school. Though the exact date is unknown, the mistake is …

d.tech’s Gnarly New Halfpipe

Jasmin Texidor | jtexidor19@dtechhs.org | September 17, 2018 Caught up in the monotonous drag of spending sedentary lunches sitting around with friends, hoping that some sort of skater-related structure could possibly revive the forgotten bliss of life? Juniors Jack Fields, Aiden Coady, and Adam Cepulkauskas are in the process of enriching the d.tech skating community …