Hillsdale Mall: Family Owned and Renovated

| Ellyanah Suriben, Michika Yamamoto | January 28, 2020 | Hillsdale Mall has changed the game for in-person shopping experiences that can’t be replicated on the internet. In an effort to bring more consumers to the shopping center, the North Block was added in late November 2019 to introduce a fresh set of stores and …

Cats: Musical Turned Movie Fail

| Samantha Mah | smah21@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2020 | The film Cats, released on December 20, 2019, has been notorious for its egregious critic and audience reviews. The musical fantasy film is based on the musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which is based on the 1939 poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical …

Books of the Past Decade

| Jemma Schroder | jschroder20@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2020 | In the 2010s, the Young Adult market had large shoes to fill after the worldwide hit of the Harry Potter series. With the gold rush of literary opportunities, authors filled the YA novel appetite, expanding into what has become the many beloved books we know …

Movies of the Past Decade

| Samantha Mah | smah21@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2020 | In recent years, Hollywood has seen more diversity than ever before, with inclusivity towards race, the LGBTQ+ community, and women. In addition, box office records have been ousted year after year. This is The Dragon’s list of the most impactful movies of the past decade. …

Songs of the Past Decade

| Isabella Gamez | igamez22@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2020 |   How do we measure musical legacy and worth? Throughout the past decade, many artists and songs left memorable impressions, earning them a place within lists for top songs of the decade. The process of deciphering how songs fit into this past decade is no …

Shen Yun: Enemy of China and Perhaps a Cult?

| Michika Yamamoto | myamamoto21@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2020 | If you have taken public transportation, used the internet, or frankly opened your eyes, you have likely seen the vivid ads displaying a woman in mid-air, her colorful dress trailing behind her with the bold words of “Shen Yun.” The advertisements are for tickets to …

Robotics Kicks off New Season

| Max Hofelmann | mofelmann20@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2020 | Robotics can at times be celebrated, at times be contentious, but at all times is a quintessential part of d.tech. For those who are unaware, in 2014, a group of passionate and driven students came together to found Team 5940 B.R.E.A.D—the robotics team. After all, …

Mr. Gutierrez New Athletic Director

| Miriam Dijamco | mdijamco20@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2020 | To most, Michael Gutierrez is known for his role in teaching US history. So it may surprise some to know that Gutierrez is also d.tech’s newest athletics director. Marcus Marsall was the school’s athletic director for the first four years at d.tech. After he left, …