How Robotics Changed My Life

Matt Silverman | msilverman19@dtechhs.org | December 11, 2018 I never saw myself as someone who would be on a robotics team. When I first heard about it in middle school, I thought it sounded boring and stupid: like something that nerds with no life, who spent their free time coding in a dark room, would …

Chalk Full of Surprises

Ethan Yu | eyu19@dtechhs.org | December 7, 2018 Walking around d.tech, you may have noticed a newly painted black wall located next to the bathrooms near the dining hall. This is d.tech’s new chalkboard. After finishing up the large Koi to Dragon themed mural, painter Mike Tyau was approached by school director Melissa Mizel with …

The Menace of Noxious Laser Fumes: Solved

Tyler Sanderville | tsanderville19@dtechhs.org | December 7, 2018 Several weeks ago, the school received complaints from students from English teacher Rachel Siegman’s and Environmental Science teacher Fannie Hsieh’s class of a smokey, headache inducing musk wafting through the room. Senior Aidan Janzen thought it was the outside air at first: “It was like the smoke …

Why Be a Cabin Leader for Outdoor Ed?

Andrew Nourie | anourie19@dtechhs.org | November 25, 2018 Almost everyone who grew up in San Mateo County remembers the magic of Outdoor Ed. There’s something special about learning about the environment while not being surrounded by walls and desks; instead interacting being amongst trees under open skies. Exploring the outdoors with your fellow classmates for …

A New Solution to d.tech’s Geese Problem: Border Collies

Jared Lin | jlin19@dtechhs.org | November 27, 2018 d.tech has long had an association with our neighbors, the Canadian geese, beginning with our historic move to our new campus. Whether it’s the defecation, occasional aggression, or even grass-shredding abilities of these supposedly migratory birds, the geese have always been in the forefront of our thoughts, …