The Inside Story of the Ladybug’s Garden

by Marcus Luebke Anabella and Sofia Schofield are twins in d.tech’s junior class, who recently published their first book, Ladybug’s Garden, for children. The two worked for years trying to get their book published, fighting failure and rejection, until they connected with Pink Umbrella Books, who published it. The book tells the story of a ladybug …

DMusic’s Obstacle Course

By Ezra Graves     People often ask what’s going on with music at d.tech. Considering that d.tech is a weird and crazy school, it should come as no surprise that so is its music program. It’s called DMusic, and it’s a somewhat complicated organization. Essentially, it’s a support system for multiple clubs that practice …

Students Sick of The SFO Design Challenge

By Jeffrey Bernstein Every year, at least one of Design Tech’s design lab classes goes to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for one of their challenges. Generally, the first year design lab classes  go to the airport as one of their first off-campus classes to “use design thinking in the real world”. Even though this …

Becoming A Professional Pilot: What It Takes

By Renato Flores   Being a pilot isn’t easy. You get no sleep, minimal income, (at first), and you’re away from your family for a long time. So why do people choose this career path anyways? I talked to three U.S. military officers about why they chose to start a career in aviation, and how they …

A Subtly Different Camping Highlights Reel

By Nicholas Dal Porto   Last Wednesday, 340 Design Tech students embarked on charter busses to Casini Ranch Family Campground for a fun-filled three days of rest, relaxation, and getting back in touch with nature. Once arrived, several @dtech classes worked valiantly to unload all of the various equipment that the students and staff had …

Taking Advantage of Opportunities @ d.tech

By Ana Nicolau d.tech students have plenty of outside resources that have allowed them to explore their areas of interest and grow as individuals. Here are some of the best ones to try take advantage of. Internships and Teaching Assistants Most of us know Oracle has been offering internships throughout their classes over intersession. Two juniors, Whitney …

YouTubers of d.tech: Who are They?

By Piotr Garbaczonek We’ve all probably heard of PewDiePie, Markiplier, Jenna Marbles, or Smosh at least once  in our still-short lifetime. These YouTube channels are huge, with millions of subscribers. Being a YouTuber is hard because of the amount of videos that need to be made. Also, YouTubers have to be nice, respond to criticism, …

Hacking the Body with Wim Hof

By Amit Harlev Deep below an ice deck, in near -30°C water, the world suddenly blurred around Wim Hof. He had been swimming between two perforations in the ice above him, when his cornea froze—leaving him blind with only his stroke count to bring him back to the world above. Fifty strokes in, he felt …