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 …

Campus Tour of LA Liberal Arts Colleges

By Maxine Zigmond-Ramm Photos taken by author Many juniors are in the process of touring colleges, and I’m not an exception. Here are some snapshots and impressions of smaller liberal arts colleges I toured and loved in Los Angeles.   Claremont Mckenna Claremont Mckenna is part of the Claremont Consortium and is very friendly. I went …

Here’s the Scoop on the CAASPP Test

By Savannah Summers As all juniors are well-aware, d.tech is undergoing California state testing this week and boy, has it been fun! Four-hour testing periods have students on edge and anxious. Some students reported starting the test with a try-hard attitude, only to gradually lose steam on their responses. The decision to break the test …

Intersession: A Pretty Hard Job, Actually

By Trisha Chen Intersession approaches, and by now, everyone has received that email revealing their afternoon class. Whether you’re excited for your class, or devastated that you didn’t get the one you wanted, you deserve to know what goes on behind the scenes. How are intersession classes made and passed? How are the instructors are …

Ian Graves’ Backstory: A Q&A

By Dallas Galarza Ian Graves is a new academic counselor at d.tech. He assists students in self-direction, developing plans for academic success, and keeping parents and guardians in the loop. We sat down with Graves to find out more of his backstory. Q: Where are you from? I grew up in Boston, Cambridge and Belmont, …

The Mystery of d.tech’s School Library

By Julia Wang Back in October of 2016, the d.tech download released a short statement asking families to donate books to d.tech. The statement asked for only specific books from this list of titles. Gently used or new books could be dropped off at the front office. While there have been about 20 families that …

How To Get Those Letters of Recommendation

By Candace Tsai   Colleges often ask for multiple letters of recommendation from people who know you well. The purpose of these letters is to reveal information about you that test scores and your transcript can’t. Topics in a letter of recommendation can range from your personality, to how well you work in a collaborative …