d.tech Caring For Animals

By: Lauren Pineda Have you ever heard of the Animal Rights Club? Maybe you remember their bake sale when d.tech was still at Rollins Road, or more recently, their posters promoting fundraisers. This club, one of d.tech’s more popular, was started last year by Junior Hezekiah Smithstein. Smithstein was first introduced to an animal rights …

Catalyzing Change in Chemistry Class

By: Brandon Yu Apart from the light coming through the door’s window, the classroom was completely void of light. As quiet music played from the speakers, students looked around at each other in confusion as chemistry teacher Greg Fenner announced the addition of daily mindfulness sessions to his class. The students put down there backpacks …

Dragon Editors: Then and Now

By: Derrick Kwan In Lessley Anderson’s final unit for her junior English classes, students are expected to write multiple articles for the d.tech Dragon. As d.tech students desire to be self directed, Anderson decided to ask every class if some would want to be an editor. Three people from every junior class plus some seniors …

POLs, Where Did They Go?

By: Maya Pratt-Bauman Where did presentations of learning (POLs) go? Though this question may not be the hottest topic among d.tech students, that doesn’t mean they aren’t curious about this year’s disappearance of the intimidating design lab presentations. For those who don’t know, “POLs  are meant to…demonstrate your ability as a design thinker and the …

Seniors at Service

By: Georgina Fakoukaki The senior year has almost come to an end yet some feel the vibe of something impactful has been missing from the senior class. The popularly held opinion is that as d.tech keeps expanding and becoming more well-known, the need to connect with the outer community has become more critical. Senior Fiona Cheung …

Transformation of Thursdays

By: Ethan Yu Lab days were created a couple years ago to help d.tech students finish and better understand their work. While the concept is the same, lab days look much different from before. d.tech’s lab day system has gone through many changes since its birth during our first year at the Rollins Road campus. …

Vape Detectors in Bathrooms?

By: Portia Kwan Last week, there was a small rumor going around that d.tech administration had installed vape detectors in the bathrooms. “Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device,” according to centeronaddiction.org. Although no systems are in place …

d.tention

By: Remi Tateishi What? There’s Saturday school? d.tech administrator, Henry Lonnemann, and attendance coordinator, Marcus Marsall, have created a new detention system as an attempt to motivate students to regularly go to school and get to classes on time. While the system is still in its infancy and has not been entirely worked out, there are …

Attention Juniors!

By: Ella Rook The college craze is mostly over for seniors. Students have received all of their decision letters, tears were shed and successes were celebrated. Now that National College Decision Day on May 1st has passed, seniors have committed to future plans. Where did we succeed and where could we have improved? More importantly, …