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 …

Non-Political Political Walkout

By: Sebastian Golden Will you join tomorrow’s walkout? Picture this: It’s March 14th, 9:20 AM. Students flood out of the building. A crowd forms to listen to the scheduled speakers and their message of feeling secure as a community, and students and teachers express their opinions. The group surrounds the school, holding hands. The circle …

The Lockdown Surprise

By: Nick Dal Porto A surprise lockdown alert interrupted a peaceful 4th period. It was quiet throughout the classrooms at Design Tech. Suddenly, without warning a piercing screech sounded through the building, breaking through the dull buzz of the various rooms and classes. With a momentary stop, a voice swiftly announced that a lockdown was …

Net Neutrality: A New Hope

Net Neutrality: A New Hope Is there still life for net neutrality? By: Jacob Fisher | jfisher18@dtechhs.org | February 12th, 2018 On June 12 2017, the FCC decided to rollback the Obama-era protections to internet freedom that forced Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat all web traffic equally. 83 percent of Americans are in support …

Net Neutrality: How it Affects d.tech

By: Rye Spooner   On Thursday, December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality. Created in 2015 under the Obama Administration, net neutrality regulations made it so that broadband and high speed internet were considered a public utility, therefore giving the FCC power to regulate internet providers like phone companies. Net …

Is This the End of the Democratic Internet?

By: Jacob Fisher   Trump’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) just got rid of net neutrality. The Internet will no longer be a democracy. What does this mean, and why should you care? To answer this question, I interviewed Jeremy Gillula, a senior staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization that defends …

DACA – The Nightmare for Dreamers

By: Rye Spooner On September 5th, President Trump made a decision that put the future of 800,000 young undocumented immigrants up in the air. DACA, or the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, is a program that was made to protect and help young undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to obtain work permits. With …