The Dublin Shield

In Light of Recent Tragedy, DHS Principal Maureen Byrne Reaches out to Community with Resources

In Light of Recent Tragedy, DHS Principal Maureen Byrne Reaches out to Community with Resources

Danielle Tran, Co-Managing Editor

January 7, 2020

On December 29, 2019, hundreds of students, faculty, and community members attended a candlelight vigil honoring the DHS students involved in the tragic, Christmas-night accident. The deaths of sophomores Michael and Mark Urista, and Javier Ramirez, in addition to the hospitalizations of junior Sama...

Dublin Community Grieves Tragic Death of Students at Candlelight Vigil

Dublin Community Grieves Tragic Death of Students at Candlelight Vigil

Kaushikee Nayudu and Logan Lin

December 30, 2019

DHS students Javier Ramirez, Mark Urista, and Michael Urista, all sophomores, died in a car accident around 10:00 pm on December 25th, 2019.  Junior Samantha Vargas Arceo, also a student at DHS, and the Urista twins’ cousin Jared Reynoso were also seriously injured in the crash and taken to Eden ...

Views, Food, and Cafes: The Ultimate Holiday Guide to San Francisco

Views, Food, and Cafes: The Ultimate Holiday Guide to San Francisco

Ayla Teittinen, Travel Correspondent

December 20, 2019

If you’re in town during the holidays, a trip to San Francisco is a great idea. Ayla Teittinen loves photography and travel; with the experience of planning several trips to San Francisco, she’s compiled a list of a few of her favorite places in the city. If you’re interested in reading m...

DUSD Board Approves $30+ million to Modernize Dublin Elementary

DUSD Board Approves $30+ million to Modernize Dublin Elementary

Riya Chopra and Kaushikee Nayudu

December 5, 2019

During the December 2nd, 2019 special school board meeting, a motion to approve an implementation plan to modernize Dublin Elementary School passed unanimously, a notable break from the divisions in the board at previous meetings. The plan allocated $9.2 million from Measure C and $23.8 million f...

Skating Through Life: Talented Ice Skater Samantha Lu Shares Her Experiences

Skating Through Life: Talented Ice Skater Samantha Lu Shares Her Experiences

Hibba Adeel, Editorial Editor

December 4, 2019

There are some students who excel in arts, some who excel in the sciences, and some who excel in sports such as basketball, baseball, or tennis. Although it may not be a common sport in the Bay Area, ice skating has taken over freshman Samantha Lu’s life in the best way possible. Starting from ...

Connie Ma: Internationally Ranked Tennis Player and Dedicated Student

Connie Ma: Internationally Ranked Tennis Player and Dedicated Student

Rhea Mistry, Photography Editor

November 20, 2019

Motivated by a deep-rooted interest in both tennis and medicine, Connie Ma has successfully balanced athletics and academics, receiving international recognition as a competitive tennis player while also thriving as a student in the rigorous Biomedical Academy.    In September 2019, Connie contributed to the...

Biomedical Academy Provides Opportunities for Students Interested in Science

Biomedical Academy Provides Opportunities for Students Interested in Science

Kara Tran, Student Life Editor

November 18, 2019

The Biomedical Academy has made a name for itself over the last few years, becoming one of the most prominent academies on campus. With a unique program focused on fostering interest in science, it offers special PLTW courses that allow for dedicated students, providing unique opportunities to take hi...

Dr. Dave Marken’s Return to Dublin Unified School District

Dr. Dave Marken’s Return to Dublin Unified School District

Riya Chopra, Co-Managing Editor

November 18, 2019

The Dublin Unified School District started off the 2019-2020 school year with a new interim superintendent, Dr. Dave Marken. Dr. Marken has been appointed to this position until the spring of 2021, when he will return to retirement and the district will appoint a new long-term superintendent to replace Dr. L...

Overcrowding on Buses Continues to Frustrate Students

Overcrowding on Buses Continues to Frustrate Students

Pia Dihayco, Student Life Editor

November 17, 2019

Due to the massive influx of the freshman class of 2023, Dublin High currently has a whopping enrollment of over 3000 students. For the students who have yet to get their driver’s license or are unable to catch a ride to school/home, they have to depend on the Wheels buses as their mode of transportation. H...

Students and Faculty Reflect on Later Start Times: Harmful or Helpful?

Students and Faculty Reflect on Later Start Times: Harmful or Helpful?

Kyle Shi, Community Editor

November 16, 2019

A recent bill signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom mandates start times of no earlier than 8:30 AM for high schools. With recent studies finding that teenagers’ brains do not reach full function until later in the day, these later start times were meant to address the chronic sleep-deprivation a...