Seeking Out Opposing Perspectives is Important

Jessica Baggott | jbaggott19@dtechhs.org | October 29, 2018 Like many others, I often open YouTube, looking to find a video that will fill some of my time. I start scrolling down the homepage, suggested videos with titles such as “SICKENING Matte Pink Makeup Tutorial” and “SISTER VS. BEST FRIEND: WHO KNOWS ME BETTER” quickly flash …

Koi to Dragon: The Birth of d.tech’s New Mural

Vani Suresh | vsuresh19@dtechhs.org | October 29, 2018 You’ve probably noticed the giant mural, spanning three walls by room 103. Wonder what that’s all about? The mural was a project undertaken during the ‘Drawing and Painting: Mural Arts’ Exploration class during last Intersession, and students are continuing to work on it during Lab days. Mike …

Hello OpenWorld: d.tech’s Innovation on Display

Asa Bensaid | abensaid19@d.techhs.org | October 29, 2018 Cameras rolled early last week at Oracle OpenWorld, a global conference for Oracle customers that takes place yearly in downtown San Francisco. For three days, d.tech students showed off their projects to businesspeople from all around the world. Despite the conference being oriented towards professionals, The Oracle …

Senior Night: A Volley of Emotions Left the Team Balling

Vani Suresh | vsuresh19@dtechhs.org | October 26, 2018 The room was full of wildly roaring dragons, intricate handshakes, and more than five photographers. The air was passionate and celebratory, cementing this bittersweet moment into d.tech history. The pioneers of the d.tech Girls Volleyball team played their last game against Summit Prep on Tuesday, Senior Night. …

Vest For Success

Cyrus Kanga | ckanga19@dtechhs.org | October 26, 2018 Have you noticed that one kid who wears a giant vest everyday? That student is Brendan James, a senior that moved the Bay Area from Canada last year. You might see James around school playing Hearthstone on his iPad or fiddling with his rubik’s cubes. But have …

Seniors Stay Fresh With Their Style

Julia Reid | jreid19@dtechhs.org | October 26, 2018 At d.tech we pride ourselves in being different from a “normal” high school. We see this through intersession, FITs, lab days, lack of AP classes and much more; but what about the student body, especially the seniors who have been here longer than any other class? Certainly …

Where is the Personalization?

Vani Suresh | vsuresh19@dtechhs.org | October 22, 2018 Design Tech High School is renowned to the world for multiple things. Design thinking (cue the oohs), self-direction (cue the aahs), and last but not least personalization (OMG!). The concept of personalization manifested itself in self-paced courses, ever-changing schedules, and student initiative. During year one of d.tech, …