It’s My Culture Too

Maria McAlister-Young | mmcalisteryoung19@dtechhs.org I’ve been dancing hula for as long as I can remember. And for as long as I can remember, I’ve felt like an imposter. I don’t look “Hawaiian”, I don’t dance as well as those with Polynesian blood, and I certainly can’t understand the language of the songs we dance to. …

Exploring the Teen Drag Scene

Taylor Abbey | tabbey19@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2019 On the surface, many of our peers may seem nothing out-of-the-ordinary–simply familiar faces we see in passing. To an extent, teenagers prefer to abide by the conventional nature of their high school; entrenched in a bubble of normality. However, beyond the manicured and ordinary halls of high …

Jumpsuits, Sneakers, Funky Ties: Formal Fashion Trends

Lili Blum | lblum20@dtechhs.org | January 23, 2019 For decades, students have stuck to traditional attire for school dances: heels, dresses, and suits. However, d.tech’s 2019 formal presented a variety of new looks, and generally branched off in a more alternative direction (not surprisingly). Many girls sported jumpsuits as opposed to dresses and some chose …

Formal: A Night Under The Stars

Andrew Nourie | anourie19@dtechhs.org | January 23, 2019 Imagine, if you will, that you are in a large, humid cafeteria owned by a community college. The smell of sweat and Doritos consumes your senses as “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott (featuring Drake) blasts through the speakers. Dozens of high school students awkwardly sway to lyrics …

Teachers Are Human Too

Ethan Yu | Eyu19@dtechhs.org | January 21, 2019 It’s Saturday afternoon, and you are shopping at Safeway with your family for groceries. All of a sudden, you see your math teacher casually perusing the shelves of cereal. Quickly, you dash into the next aisle to avoid the possibility of an awkward conversation, but it’s too …

The Gathering of Card Game Enthusiasts

Alex White | awhite19@dtechhs.org | January 14, 2019 At dtech, there are many that might be considered “nerds” or “geeks” for perpetuating many different stereotypes. In this case, the stereotype is playing card games. There are many different card games using normal decks of cards, but the ones that are seen as truly “nerdy” are …

Michael Gutierrez: From Tennis to Teaching

Ethan Yu | Eyu19@dtechhs.org | January 11, 2019 After World History teacher Kirstie Gonzales made her sudden move to Los Angeles in mid-October, Michael Gutierrez, the previous athletic director, sports coach and history teacher of Mercy High School, San Francisco, stepped into her place. Before pursuing a career in teaching, Gutierrez was deeply involved with …

The Uncommon Applications

Jessica Baggott | jbaggott19@dtechhs.org | January 9, 2019 From the first major deadline on Nov 1st to final deadlines in mid January, seniors have been frantically submitting test scores, sending community college transcripts, writing supplemental essays, and polishing their Common Application Essay. But what is the Common Application? Well, the Common Application is how most …