Lunch Meetings, Activism or Jokes?

| Sonal Maharaj | smaharaj20@dtechhs.org | October 29, 2019 | Recently, a large group of boys has begun to create school-wide meetings, where they walk the halls of d.tech during lunch.  Senior Eric Francis, one of the creators of the “meetings,” said they started off as “small group meetings in the bathroom.” A regular occurrence …

Update on the CBL Grade Converter

| Corwin Davidson | cdavidson20@dtechhs.org | October 21, 2019 | Competency-based learning. Depending on who you talk to, the utterance of this name could bring a nod or a torrent of swearing. In the words of junior Sam Mendelson, the originator of a student grade converter, “student attitudes are…very negative, excuse me, overwhelmingly negative.” Perhaps …

Competency Based Learning – Explanation and Opinions

| Jemma Schroder | jshcroder20@dtechhs.org | October 7, 2019 | Known for its constantly shifting rules and fluid schedules, d.tech is undeniably a dynamic school. However, the switch to a Competency-Based Learning system, first implemented in the fall of 2019, is one of the biggest changes d.tech has ever implemented. Competency-Based Learning, otherwise known as …

Teachers in New Roles

| Isabella Gamez | igamez22@dtechhs.org | October 6, 2019 | It’s a brand new year here at Design Tech High School: the sun is shining, students are roaming the halls with angst and excitement, and teachers are preparing themselves for the days, weeks and months ahead – some more than others. During the summer, there …

d.tech’s Surfing Students

| Staff Writer | dragon@dtechhs.org | October 4, 2019 | Recently the d.tech Surf Club members have been active catching waves, learning new breaks, and generally having a great time. Senior, Lydon Fuller, after surfing all summer has been excited to get the club going again and to encourage people at d.tech to be stoked …