The Gathering of Card Game Enthusiasts

Alex White | awhite19@dtechhs.org | January 14, 2019 At dtech, there are many that might be considered “nerds” or “geeks” for perpetuating many different stereotypes. In this case, the stereotype is playing card games. There are many different card games using normal decks of cards, but the ones that are seen as truly “nerdy” are …

Michael Gutierrez: From Tennis to Teaching

Ethan Yu | Eyu19@dtechhs.org | January 11, 2019 After World History teacher Kirstie Gonzales made her sudden move to Los Angeles in mid-October, Michael Gutierrez, the previous athletic director, sports coach and history teacher of Mercy High School, San Francisco, stepped into her place. Before pursuing a career in teaching, Gutierrez was deeply involved with …

The Uncommon Applications

Jessica Baggott | jbaggott19@dtechhs.org | January 9, 2019 From the first major deadline on Nov 1st to final deadlines in mid January, seniors have been frantically submitting test scores, sending community college transcripts, writing supplemental essays, and polishing their Common Application Essay. But what is the Common Application? Well, the Common Application is how most …

d.tech’s Procrastination Problem

Jessica Baggott| jbaggott19@dtechhs.org | December 20, 2018 We’ve all been guilty of turning on Netflix, playing a video game, reading a book, cleaning our room, or simply taking a nap knowing that we should be doing schoolwork. As we sit down or snuggle in, we tell ourselves only five more minutes as the looming presence …

The Last Lasermaster

Jared Lin | jlin19@dtechhs.org | December 21, 2018 What’s the most special thing about d.tech? It’s not the 42 million dollar building. It’s not the Oracle food, though that is very tasty. It’s not even design thinking. It’s the people you meet, the connections you make. The guy sitting right beside you in math class …

Instagram: Too Addictive To Quit

Ally Shirman | ashirman19@dtechhs.org | December 21, 2018 “I have considered [it] many times but I never do it. I don’t dare. I don’t dare to delete. It’s just a big thing. I don’t know why. It should be easier.” Senior Georgina Fakoukaki’s words reflect the struggle many teens face with Instagram. Despite the many …