d.tech’s Tanson Chan Qualifies For Cross Country State Championship

By: Nicholas Dal Porto The cross country program at Design Tech is undoubtedly one of the most notable and successful sports programs in the school’s history. Fearlessly led by beloved math teacher Matthew Cooley, they’ve been relentlessly practicing and competing for many months this year. Finally, the months of demanding physical training and body numbing …

First Cross Country Meet Hits the Ground Running

By: Joseph Nguyen The breath. It is inhaled swiftly, but not viciously; it is a controlled motion, practiced over countless hours. Exhaled – for one purpose. The calves. Their muscles are not pronounced. They are slim, efficient, effective. For one purpose. The eyes. Some are focused inward on other things; homework and TV shows and …

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

By Jalen Thornley The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the highest governing body in college sports, and sets the rules and regulations that college athletes abide by both n and off the court. The NCAA has set strict guidelines that athletes and colleges must follow, one of which states that student-athletes may not receive …

Competitive Ping Pong is Hot in Bay Area

By Joseph Nguyen Ping pong, to many, is a sport that is known but not truly respected. It’s a pastime that you would play for fun with friends, possibly at a pool or beach party. However, unbeknownst to the general public, there lies a small, yet fiery community of competitive ping pong players, many of …

How Marcus Stays Healthy, Sporty: a Q&A

By Sammie Tse Throughout the three years that d.tech has been around, we have had different athletic directors. This year, we brought in a new member, Marcus Marshall. I sat down to find out how important he thought health and sports.  Q: How important would you consider health? Health is an essential part of living. However, …

d.tech Baseball’s First Exciting Season

By Candace Tsai and Hezekiah Smithstein 2017 marked the beginning of the Design Tech Baseball team, made up of 14 boys from grades 9 -11. The baseball season is currently fully under way, and the Dragons are beginning to take flight as they approach their ninth game of the season. Although their 1-6-1 (win-loss-tie) record isn’t too …