Shen Yun: Enemy of China and Perhaps a Cult?

| Michika Yamamoto | myamamoto21@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2020 | If you have taken public transportation, used the internet, or frankly opened your eyes, you have likely seen the vivid ads displaying a woman in mid-air, her colorful dress trailing behind her with the bold words of “Shen Yun.” The advertisements are for tickets to …

Robotics Kicks off New Season

| Max Hofelmann | mofelmann20@dtechhs.org | January 28, 2020 | Robotics can at times be celebrated, at times be contentious, but at all times is a quintessential part of d.tech. For those who are unaware, in 2014, a group of passionate and driven students came together to found Team 5940 B.R.E.A.D—the robotics team. After all, …

What Happened to Groat’s Window?

| Phoebe Rak | prak20@dtechhs.org | January 21, 2020 | Whoever walked into Mr. Groat’s room during the second week of intersession, may have noticed something was missing. On Monday, January 13th, Math Teacher David Groat walked into his classroom to find the third most right window in his classroom, shattered.  Groat arrived early that …

d.tech’s New Staff Making Waves

| Phoebe Rak, Kira Hofelmann , Samantha Mah, Sonal Maharaj, Isabella Gamez, Roxie Baggott | September 26, 2019 | Vicki Zetler is a renaissance woman: she’s done almost everything. Her career has ranged from being a chef to managing a dance team and now teaching. “Whatever seemed interesting to me, I tried,” states Zetler. She’s …

Cooley and His Cutie Pi

Jasper Bull | jbull20@dtechhs.org | May 31, 2019 As some of you may know, beloved math teacher Matthew Cooley and his wife Julie VanderMeer recently had a baby. A young and healthy girl, they named her Elizabeth Grace Cooley. Not a lot of information is known about this new addition to the Cooley/VanderMeer family, nor …

What it’s Like to be a Minority at d.tech

Erika Hillhouse | ehillhouse20@dtechhs.org | May 30, 2019 Most people believe that because the Bay Area is diverse, there is little racism or hatred towards minority groups. Although considerably less obvious than other places, racism, hate, and discrimination still exists; even at d.tech. Most people are guilty of the occasional off-color joke, thinking that because …