d.tech’s Image Problem

By: Sebastian Golden “Big Silicon Valley companies have been in a race to shape students’ education and use schools to train their next generation of workers,” “But until now, none has put public school students a short walk from the chief executive.”statedaccording to a December New York Times article about d.tech. “But until now, none …

Rockin’ Ross

By: Maria McAlister-Young The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang drew nearly three thousand top-tier athletes from ninety-two countries to compete on the most exalted stage of international sports. And the Summer Olympics is even bigger, with an even greater number of  sporting events and athletes. In 2020, rock climber Ross Fulkerson, a junior at Design Tech High …

d.language

By: Daphne Palmeter d.tech’s world language program has grown and changed dramatically in the four years since its inception. In the beginning, it was comprised mainly of online courses that, more often than not, left students frustrated and confused when it came to trying to complete their assignments, let alone actually learn a new language. …

Fourteen & Aspiring Author

By: Matthew Eng Just a few weeks ago, d.tech freshman Samantha Mah, held a book signing for the publishing of her first ever novel, Fourteen and Facing It. The novel follows 14-year-old Adalyn, who appears to be fearless, but actually has emetophobia, or a fear of vomiting or anything related to it. As she enters …

Puerto Rican Power Outage

By: Matthew Silverman There has been a lot of buzz around d.tech lately about Puerto Rico with the newly founded exchange program. This week it was reported that the Puerto Rican power outage, spanning since Hurricane Maria last August, is the largest in US history and second in world history only after Typhoon Haiyan in …

Engineering Their Passion

By: Michael Bentley Many seniors remember when d.tech was originally pitched with the promise that project based learning would be a core focus of the school. Although their delivery on that promise has been rather lackluster, students in Wayne Brock’s Engineering course are now able to dedicate the greater part of their semester to an …

Social Stigma Around Anime

By: Remi Tateishi “So you’re a weaboo? Isn’t anime only for nerds?” This is the kind of response I usually encounter when the topic of anime comes up. Anime (short for animation) is Japanese animation. The art originated in Japan in the 1910s and has since become a worldwide phenomenon. Anime is a complex, artistic medium …

Students Wonder if d.tech Grading is too Easy

By: Emily Hom Are d.tech classes graded fairly? For most high school students, achieving good grades is as stressful and scary as today’s political climate. But for d.tech students, this level of anxiety about grades would seem almost comical given their light workload. A school-wide survey by d.tech last semester measured that 88 percent of …

America’s Personal Arsenal

By: Jacob Fisher In the wake of the recent Parkland, Florida shooting, people wonder why there is such a huge demand for guns in the US. The gun control debate is more fired up than ever, with questions about whether people really need daily access to weapons of war. There is a vast quantity of …

d.tech Fashion

By: Elliot Boz While some don’t care, others live to be fashionable. Fashion. A vague term used to describe the way one dresses. You may be considered in fashion or not, but what does “in fashion” really mean? Fashion is constantly evolving, weaving in new trends with the old. And now in the 2010’s, after …