The Dublin Shield

Community expresses outrage over the death of George Floyd

DHS alumni organized the protest to show solidarity against police brutality. Several students were individually named on online platforms, leading to concern that their positions would be misrepresented online.  (Courtesy of protest organizers.)

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2020

The following article should not be considered an endorsement of the student opinions or movements mentioned. Furthermore, any perception of bias is a reflection of the author’s opinions and not intended to represent the position of the Dublin Shield.   “I felt sick when I saw the images of yet another...

Board of Trustees Strikes Down Credit/No Credit Grading Policy in 3-2 Vote

The board discusses adopting a credit, no-credit policy during a live-streamed board meeting. The motion failed 3-2.

Riya Chopra, Co-Managing Editor

April 22, 2020

At the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday evening, the Board struck down staff’s recommendation for a district-wide  Credit/No Credit (C/NC) grading system in a 3-2 vote. The meeting was adjourned at 11:30, following an hour of technical difficulties and disagreements that prevente...

Open letter from DHS student expressing support for credit, no credit policy

The board discusses adopting a credit, no-credit policy during a live-streamed board meeting. The motion failed 3-2.

Opinion

April 22, 2020

Dear trustees, For years, I’ve pushed myself academically and through community involvement to reach my dream school of Harvard. This is why hearing the concerns about not allowing us to opt-in to letter grades from board members and parents decreasing our competitiveness for elite colleges made...

DUSD Superintendent announces Dublin classrooms will not reopen this school year

The board unanimously approves Dr. Marken's announcement that schools will be closed  until April 13th on March 13th. Now, the closure of classrooms has been formally extended until May 1st but it is unlikely schools will reopen this school year.

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

Update: Dublin schools are officially closed for the rest of this year following Governor Newsom’s press conference on April 1st, 2020. Superintendent Marken made the official announcement at 3:45 on April 1st and assured community members that "our focus will be on maximizing learning opportunities for Dubl...

Dublin Schools Close for Four Weeks to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Dr. Marken announces that schools will be closed for four weeks but provides assurances that education will continue. Dr. Marken also stressed that students registered for meal assistance would be able to pick up breakfast and lunch throughout the next four weeks and that accommodations would be provided for students without personal devices or Internet access.

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

During the special board meeting earlier today, the DUSD Superintendent, Dr. Dave Marken, announced that in response to COVID-19 and acknowledging that “unprecedented times require unprecedented actions,” schools would be closed for four weeks, including the week of Spring Break, with classes expe...

Profiling Talented and Dedicated Student Artists: Jessica Yu and Ryan Leung

Ryan Leung, Senior

Rhea Mistry and Danielle Tran

March 12, 2020

Throughout the years, Dublin High has witnessed the emergence and flourishing of countless student artists, whether that be in the more traditional field of studio arts, or the more presentational avenues such as theater and dance. While several students have taken advantage of the pathways offered on camp...

Following Pressure to Close Schools DUSD Board Discusses COVID-19

Following Pressure to Close Schools DUSD Board Discusses COVID-19

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

During a special extension to the regular meeting on Tuesday, March 10th, the Dublin Unified School District board discussed the COVID-19 and the procedures in place to prevent transmission of the disease within Dublin. District communications have maintained that while COVID-19 is an evolving situati...

Are DHS Students Politically Aware? Do They Want to Be?

Riya Chopra, Co-Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

In March 2017, the Dublin Shield staff interviewed students and staff on campus to gauge how politically aware and active students were. In the three intervening years, the political chaos that had just begun with the 2016 election has continued to grow unabated. With the next presidential election ...

Dublin Basketball Wins EBAL Championships

Logan Lin, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

Dublin High School’s Varsity boys basketball team completed an excellent season last week, with the varsity team securing the EBAL championships and ending with 22 wins and 5 losses overall. Following an impressive season, we secured a place in the EBAL playoffs and making it to the championship game....

Emily Que and Haley Tjon Recognized as 2019 Young Citizens of the Year

Emily and Haley receive the Young Citizens of the Year award at the 2019 volunteer recognition event.

Riya Chopra and Kaushikee Nayudu

March 11, 2020

On February 19th, 2020, the Dublin City Council recognized Dublin High seniors Emily Que and Haley Tjon as Dublin’s 2019 Young Citizens of the Year. In her nomination, Principal Maureen Byrne stressed that it “would be impossible to recognize one of these outstanding youths without the other. Both ...