The Surge in Defective Chromebooks

By Kevin Liu At d.tech, students are expected to have an open attitude, a healthy amount of empathy, and a functioning Chromebook. Recently, it has become extremely difficult to maintain the first two, as many of the school’s Chromebooks have become defective. Take a look around your own classes; nearly every day you’ll see students using the single loaner Chromebook …

Unicorn Frappucino: Was it Worth the Hype?

By Daniellee Benfica Millennials and Generation Z love unicorns and holographic accessories, so in mid-April, when Starbucks posted the limited edition Unicorn Frappucino on its Instagram account,  it went viral. Once people got their hands on the aesthetically pleasing drink, however, the reviews on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat were mixed. Starbucks claimed on its post that …

Getting to School the Long Way

By Ryan Cen How long does it take you to get to school every day?  For some of us it takes as long as two hours, while others arrive within minutes of leaving the house.  I asked a few students some questions about their lengthy commutes. Arthur Yu commutes from Cupertino everyday to and from school …

Hot Tips for Getting a Job in High School

By Tyler Chan You may be thinking about getting a job, but are worried that it can too nerve-wracking and stressful to start asking around for one. Many students at d.tech have a job, and have shared their experience of getting one. The first thing to remember is the importance of connections. The majority of …

Your Home Network: The Basics

By Adin Drabkin Before we start, we need to cover the basic terminology of household networking. Modem – the device that converts the coaxial cable to ethernet Coaxial cable – the cable that your internet service provider (ISP) runs into your house and usually comes up through a floor Ethernet – the cable that connects …