Letters from the Editors In Chief

Hezekiah Smithstein (Editor in Chief, Web) Thoughout this past year, reporting, writing, editing, and publishing stories for The Dragon has consumed my waking hours. But it has also allowed me to step back from my own life to share the vibrant personalities, experiences, and perspectives of the d.tech community. Being Editor in Chief of The …

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 …

$16,000 Remain in the Koi Pond For Club Funding

Kevin Lynch | klynch20@dtechhs.org | May 30, 2019 d.tech has been expanding its different school activities as the school has grown, which includes clubs. But do you ever find yourself wondering who gets what money, and how? The Dragon investigated. It turns out that a large amount of money is allocated towards clubs. According to …

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 …

Should School Camping Trips Be Brought Back?

Aya O’Malley | aomalley20@dtechhs.org | May 30, 2019 The last time d.tech had a schoolwide camping trip was 2017. Freshman and Sophomores may not have experienced the trip at Casini Ranch, but they have probably heard about it from their fellow upperclassmen. Since the beginning of d.tech, our school has provided their students a whole …

Behind the Scenes of Our Theater Stars

Miriam Dijamco | mdijamco20@dtechhs.org | May 28, 2019 When thinking of the theater, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is usually a large production, such as Broadway. However, that is not all there is to theater, and most people in theater start at an early age, far from the big stages. Here …

Are More People At d.tech Single?

Gabriel Lim | glim20@dtechhs.org | May 28, 2019 Hello lonely d.tech dragons! You wonder why you, like so many other students at d.tech, are single? Does it seem like your friends at other schools are having more romance in their lives? While high school relationships are notoriously short-lived, messy, and brimming with drama, many d.tech …