The Dublin Shield

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

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

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

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

“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...

DHS’s Improv Team Starts the Year Off With a Hilarious Show

DHS’s Improv Team Starts the Year Off With a Hilarious Show

Audrey Kang and Kaushikee Nayudu

November 22, 2018

On Thursday, October 11th, Dublin High School’s very own improv team had their first show of the year. Held in the Performing Arts Center, the improv team invited students to a night of witty humor and laughs. The team, made up of talented members of Dublin’s drama department, started off the nig...

The Rumors Are True — It Really Was a Spectacular Show

The Rumors Are True — It Really Was a Spectacular Show

Riya Chopra, Staff Writer

November 22, 2018

Neil Simon’s Rumors, produced by the Dublin High Drama Department the weekend of October 25, started with a bang -- literally -- and kept it up with two hours of utter hilarity. Set in 1980s New York, Rumors tells the story of Charley and Myra Brock’s tenth-anniversary party. This couple, however, never ...

Student Spotlight: Sonia Bulavko, Internationally Ranked Fencer

Student Spotlight: Sonia Bulavko, Internationally Ranked Fencer

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2018

While fencing isn’t always considered an integral part of sports in the United States, it has been a part of sports culture in the United States, and increasing in popularity, for several decades now. Sonia Bulavko, a junior at Dublin High School, is an accomplished fencer with several recent succ...

Dubversity Seeks to Spark Conversation Over Important Issues on Campus

Dubversity Seeks to Spark Conversation Over Important Issues on Campus

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2018

While every generation has faced its own struggles, we are part of a generation where shifting socio-cultural paradigms have normalized devastating acts of violence and created an increasingly divided political climate. Although it’s easy to distance ourselves from discrimination and stereotyping, it is clear t...

Labour Negotiations Continue

Labour Negotiations Continue

Kyle Shi, Community Editor

November 14, 2018

Last year, Dublin teachers protested the nineteen-month negotiations for a contract by conducting Work to Rule. This year, a new round of negotiations between the district and the Dublin Teachers Association threatens new disputes and strikes if discussions fall through. The agreement reached last year...

Transportation to Dublin High School: An Inside Look on the Overwhelming Bus Conditions, and What Wheels Buses is Doing to Fix the Problem

Danielle Tran, Student Life Editor

November 12, 2018

If you’ve ever used the public transportation system in San Francisco during rush hour, you’d probably be able to recall the rather cramped conditions, passengers pressed back to back with one another, barely able to locate a handlebar that wasn’t already occupied. While an uncomfortably compact ...