The Hip-Hop Cinderella Experience

By: Courtney Sullivan Wu The children, who sat on the floor, squealed with excitement amongst the whispers and chatter from the adults behind. Right as the audience couldn’t wait any longer, a girl in a green dress and moccasins walked on, broom in hand — it was Cinderella. In October, several d.tech dancers performed in …

We Don’t Like The Weather Up Here

By: Sofya Shatalova Hey, what’s so bad about being tall? “I can’t take a shower!” says junior Aidan Janzen, when asked the simple question. Janzen is six feet tall and can touch every ceiling in his house. He also gets asked for which basketball team he plays “How’s the weather up there”, and simply “Hi, …

The NDP Experience: Howie’s Artisan Pizza

Nick’s Delightful Pizza Experience By: Nicholas Dal Porto Howie’s Artisan Pizza is one of the newer additions to the Bay Area pizza scene, popping up in 2009, with one location in Palo Alto. Since then, they’ve been producing beautiful handmade pizza pies every day. Howie’s was started by Howard Bulka, a Bay Area chef and pizza …

Review of Fall Fest 2017

By: Hayden Navarro Looking for unique gifts, carnival games, rides, live music, and a whole bunch of fun? You should have visited Howard Avenue in Burlingame at the end of October! Burlingame Avenue has its annual Burlingame on the Avenue festival in August, Millbrae has their Art and Wine Festival in September, and there is …

The Rise, Fall, and Recovery of Powerschool

By: Sophia Li Starting the 2017-2018 school year, d.tech staff had cut ties with Buzz, the Student Information System (SIS). With Buzz, d.tech’s ex, isolated, Powerschool, another SIS, entered the equation. However, Powerschool’s product, Unified Classroom, contained many negative variables that weren’t factored in the envisioned program launch. Problems ranged from a complicated log in …

The Unsolvable Mystery At Kidz Bop

By: Rye Spooner It was a simple Friday when this whole mess started. Pitch day, in Writer’s Workshop. I had completely forgotten all about it, and I was struggling to come up with some Buzzfeed-like idea I could use to turn out a story. However, I wasn’t the only student with this problem. A small …

Middle College Life

By: William De Bruce We have lost many friends, who have left Design Tech High School. They include the beloved William Yu, the intelligent Lowell Kalman, the controversial Frankie Gomez, exciting Alexandra Tognotti and the whimsical Joshua Bruno. Of those who gave exodus, they all share a similar fate. They all left d.tech for Middle …