Surprise Visit from VP Pence

The Dragon Staff | March 20, 2019 Men in black with earpieces. The highway shut down. An average Tuesday morning on the d.tech campus was flipped on its head as students scrambled to even enter the building without an entourage of escorts. Rumors scattered all throughout the building about which public figure could’ve possibly warranted …

Q&A With Stephanie Dole: Being Beetlelady

Malia Savella | msavella19@dtechhs.org | March 17, 2019 If you’ve ever seen crawly but cool tarantulas at d.tech during Intersessions, they’re probably Stephanie Dole’s! Instructor for the Exploration class Bug Science for Everyone since 2017 Doyle has a PhD in entomology and runs her own bug education business called Beetlelady. She’s also the mother of …

Rowan Young: Eyes in the Sky

Hezekiah Smithstein | hsmithstein19@dtechhs.org | March 13, 2019 While many teenagers around the world study for their drivers license, freshman Rowan Young is studying to drive a vehicle a little more complicated, involving not two, but three different set of axes: an airplane. Young’s interest in aviation started in 7th grade, when a middle school …

Date Spots: Get Ready to Go Steady

Andrew “Funny Writer” Nourie | anourie19@d.techhs.org | March 13, 2019 Couples at our glorious school, d.tech, have been overcome with confusion and indecisiveness for far too long. Too many students have no idea where to take their sugar biscuits and snuggle bears. Fret no longer my lovely lovers, for I have brought my girlfriend, Taylor …

The Enigma Tyler Campos

Kazi Hussaini | shussaini20@dtechhs.org | March 13, 2019 It’s a normal day at Design Tech High School — the birds are chirping, the freshmen are laughing, and the students are stressing. All of a sudden, you hear a piercing screech “I need to urinate!” and the entire school knows who it is: Tyler Campos. For …

Buying into d.tech Values

Jessica Baggott and Sofia Almeida | March 13, 2019 You’re standing with a group of people, talking about the pizza that you ate for dinner last night, the grade that you got on your science exam, and what strange things happened at school today. All of a sudden somebody exclaims, “I hate d.tech.” Anytime anything …

Mandela’s Mind Tricks

Ally Shirman | ashirman19@dtechhs.org | March 13, 2019 If you were asked to recall the famous Darth Vader quote from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strike Back, chances are you’d recite “Luke, I am your father.” However, that line is grossly misquoted, with Anakin Skywalker actually saying “No, I am your father.” Like junior …

Pressure, Convenience, and the Cheating Epidemic

Jared Lin | jlin19@dtechhs.org | March 11, 2019 The educational tools we possess today have far surpassed those of previous generations, however, with great power, comes great responsibility. Our Chromebooks are portals to knowledge — but they’re also pathways to temptation. Technology has made it much easier for students to cheat, whether that’s sharing documents, …