The Dublin Shield

Science Teacher Still Concerned About Water Quality

Science Teacher Still Concerned About Water Quality

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2019


Filed under Community, Showcase, Student Life

Considering the issues raised about water quality in previous years, Mr. Shawn McGarrah, a science teacher at DHS, wanted to establish whether “the water [he] was regularly drinking is something that was good or safe.” It’s important to note that though Mr. McGarrah’s independent study yielded inter...

String of Vandalistic Events Leads to Shutdown of DHS Bathrooms

String of Vandalistic Events Leads to Shutdown of DHS Bathrooms

Danielle Tran, Student Life Editor

February 23, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Considering the persistent amount of graffiti present in bathrooms the previous school year, vandalism certainly wouldn’t be considered a new issue at Dublin High. However, its frequency, as well as the extremity of the vandalistic acts over the past few months, have escalated dramatically, leaving...

Students Are Back in the Directors’ Chair with the 2019 One Acts

Students Are Back in the Directors’ Chair with the 2019 One Acts

Riya Chopra and Danielle Tran

January 25, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

Every January, the Dublin High Drama Department produces the One Acts, a series of short plays that are directed (and sometimes written) by DHS students. This year the production ran from January 10th to the 13th, showcasing eight one acts, three of which were original pieces written by DHS students....

DHS Fundraiser for Paradise Students is Extremely Successful

DHS Fundraiser for Paradise Students is Extremely Successful

Sahand Adibnia, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Community, Showcase, Student Life

On November 8th, 2018, the most fatal and damaging wildfire in California history began and lasted for over two weeks, burning down forests, houses, and schools. While communities across California were devastated by the impact of the fire, Paradise county was particularly hard hit. In the small town ...

DHS Trans Rights Protest Rally – A Symbol of Support at a Time Where it’s Most Needed

DHS Trans Rights Protest Rally – A Symbol of Support at a Time Where it’s Most Needed

Danielle Tran, Student Life Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life, World

“The thing is that when you threaten to take away the rights of people who already have so little, you’re just poking a sleeping bear. Kai Llamas, Senior Having been raised in the United States my entire life, the idea that each individual deserves to feel accepted by both, themselves as well ...

Local Positions in the November 6th, 2018 General Election – a continuation of the status quo or a dramatic change?

Local Positions in the November 6th, 2018 General Election – a continuation of the status quo or a dramatic change?

Kaushikee Nayudu and Audrey Kang

January 25, 2019


Filed under Community, Showcase

While it was difficult to miss the onslaught of press coverage regarding national races on November 6th, 2018, several students disregarded important local races. The Dublin Shield has compiled information about some of the most significant local races, including statements from the candidate's campaigns....

Tragic Camp Fire in Butte County: How DHS is Pitching in

Tragic Camp Fire in Butte County: How DHS is Pitching in

Danielle Tran, Student Life Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Danielle Tran The following announcement was sent to teachers on the Thursday before the break, November 15th, 2018, during their sixth-period class: “Due to the unhealthy air quality, Alameda County school districts and the Alameda County Office of Education have collectively decided to close all schools and o...

Faculty Opinions on Block Schedule Remain Divided

Faculty Opinions on Block Schedule Remain Divided

Riya Chopra and Sahand Adibnia

December 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

The Dublin High community has become accustomed to a traditional, seven-period schedule. Over the last year, however, there has been much discussion of a possible transition towards a block schedule, which may soon become a permanent fixture in the lives of DHS students. Block schedules are alternative...

2018 Midterm Elections: Mayor and City Council Results

2018 Midterm Elections: Mayor and City Council Results

Riya Chopra, Staff Writer

November 22, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

With all the attention focused on the midterm elections that took place on November 6th, many Dubliners tended to overlook local races. The results of these local elections, however, will arguably have a far more immediate impact on the lives of DHS students and the rest of our community. This year, Du...

Louisiana’s Way Home: Yet Another Example of Kate DiCamillo’s Mastery in Literature

Louisiana’s Way Home: Yet Another Example of Kate DiCamillo’s Mastery in Literature

Danielle Tran, Student Life Editor

November 22, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“I will begin at the beginning.” Although taken directly from the first page of Kate DiCamillo’s newest, highly anticipated novel, Louisiana’s Way Home, this statement is, in certain aspects, not entirely true. While the plot does focus primarily on Louisiana Elefante’s personal travels with her v...