She’s Not Slow, She’s Sloan

Ethan Yu | eyu19@dtechhs.org | November 6, 2018 She is an elite runner trying to qualify for the Olympics. She was an intern for a well known entertainment company. She is a new Spanish teacher. Do you know who she is? It’s Samantha Sloan! Before coming to d.tech Sloan planned to go into the entertainment …

Vest For Success

Cyrus Kanga | ckanga19@dtechhs.org | October 26, 2018 Have you noticed that one kid who wears a giant vest everyday? That student is Brendan James, a senior that moved the Bay Area from Canada last year. You might see James around school playing Hearthstone on his iPad or fiddling with his rubik’s cubes. But have …

Every Minute Counts

Yohanna Konardi | ykonardi19@dtechhs.org | October 16, 2018 Some students don’t seem to mind it. “I like that I can talk to the people around me,” says freshman Zen Trent. Many don’t see a point to it. “It’s too short to do anything,” says junior Marek Garbaczonek. Others are simply amused by it, like senior …

Meet the New Math Teachers

Hezekiah Smithstein | hsmithstein19@dtechhs.org | August 30, 2018 There are always changes happening at d.tech. Most recently, d.tech has hired two new math teachers to teach Algebra, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. These two math teachers are Karen Atkinson and Joanne Da Luz. Karen Atkinson, Geometry and Pre-Calculus teacher at d.tech, has been tutoring math since she …

The Truth in Tarot

Jasmin Texidor | jtexidor19@dtechhs.org | June 27, 2018 A practice to ground and guide troubled lives, or a supernatural phenomenon loaded with taboo superstition? Whether either of these perceptions are true, there’s a veil of intrigue and fear surrounding the practice of tarot reading. Believed to have debuted in 15th century Italy under the name “carte …

Paintings on the Wall

Kirby Kromelow | kkromelow19@dtechhs.org | August 27, 2018 One doesn’t have to wander around the classroom neighborhood of Pierce-Wilgus-Wall and Groat long to notice that there is something substantially different about it than all of the other classroom neighborhoods.  Whereas most of the building is bleak and dull, with few forms of art upon its walls, …