The Dublin Shield

Dublin protestors unite against police brutality

Protestors created signs that recognized the victims of police brutality.

Kaushikee Nayudu, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2020

The death of George Floyd has sparked protests nationwide, with individuals rallying to demand accountability for police violence and systemic oppression of African Americans. In Dublin, hundreds of protestors met at Emerald Glen Park on June 1st and then marched to the intersection of Dublin Boulevar...

DHS Students reflect on dealing with the shelter-in-place and ending the year alone

Students found themselves adapting to a new schedule, completing work and finding ways to connect with friends in the midst of a global pandemic.

Pratham Dalal, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

On March 13th, the Dublin Unified School District called an emergency board meeting to decide how to address the spread of COVID - 19. In the first few minutes district superintendent, Dr. Dave Marken announced schools would be closed for 3 weeks. Thinking they would be able to see their friends before the end o...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 21, 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

During the December 2nd, 2019 special school board meeting, a motion to approve an implementation plan to modernize Dublin Elementary School passed unanimously, allocating more than $30 million dollars to these efforts.

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...