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DUSD Superintendent announces Dublin classrooms will not reopen this school year

DUSD Superintendent announces Dublin classrooms will not 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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Political Clubs Host Watch Party for Second Democratic Debate

Political Clubs Host Watch Party for Second Democratic Debate

Manasa Ayyala, Content Coordinator

September 25, 2019

On September 12, Dublin High students were invited to the Hub to watch the 2019 Democratic Debate. The event, advertised as the “Democratic Debate Watch Party,” was hosted by the DHS Democrats, the DHS Republicans, and DHS’s Junior State of America (JSA), as well as Amador Valley High School JS...

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

“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 ...