Volleyball Team Falls in First Conference Game After 2-0 Set Lead

Hezekiah Smithstein | hsmithstein19@dtechhs.org | September 13, 2018 The Dragons girls volleyball team was stunned this past Tuesday in their first conference game as they dropped a 2 set lead, losing the game to the Mountain View Academy Mustangs. Coached by Michael Lapuz, the d.tech’s varsity volleyball team initially looked strong out of the gate, …

Kaepernick’s Nike Campaign and d.tech’s Thoughts

Taylor Abbey | tabbey19@dtechhs.org | September 10, 2018 Copyright Nike 2018 Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has become the subject of polarizing debate in the contemporary American political sphere. In 2016, the ex-NFL star garnered much scrutiny after kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice in the U.S., causing …

Behind the Scenes of Sports: Q&A with Marcus Marsall

Courtney Sullivan Wu | csullivanwu@dtechhs.org | June 27, 2018 Marcus Marsall, d.tech’s Athletics Director and Attendance Coordinator, is an integral part of d.tech’s developing sports culture. Marsall joined d.tech in October 2016. Q: How was it running the sports program at a completely new school with a small sports culture? It definitely has its challenges but …

Rockin’ Ross

By: Maria McAlister-Young The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang drew nearly three thousand top-tier athletes from ninety-two countries to compete on the most exalted stage of international sports. And the Summer Olympics is even bigger, with an even greater number of  sporting events and athletes. In 2020, rock climber Ross Fulkerson, a junior at Design Tech High …

Running a Sports Team

By: Bradley Kishiyama Design Tech expanded its athletics program by adding track as a spring sport. Design Tech continues to race down its track to success. On February 14th, d.tech held its first ever track practice, which officially made it d.tech’s third spring sport, joining baseball and swimming. 24 d.tech students gathered on the Bay …

Varsity Girls Soccer: A Dragons Team on Fire

By: Hezekiah Smithstein The 2018 Design Tech Soccer team proved to be one of the best sports teams in d.tech history by almost going undefeated.  The Design Tech High School varsity girls soccer team has been the team to beat this season in the Private School Athletic League (PSAL). The Dragons, under coach Louis Skyriotis, …

Super Bowl Stars Super Foles

By: Bradley Kishiyama In what many believed would be a defensive stand-off due to the Eagle’s dominant defensive front, the Super Bowl ended up being an offensive shootout. Both teams combined for 1,151 total yards, smashing records for most yards gained not only in Super Bowl history, but in any NFL game ever. Few predicted …

On the Fence With Paige Luong

By: Sofya Shatalova Parry, riposte, touche: d.tech junior Paige Luong demonstrates her technique at her most recent fencing competition. Luong is a competitive fencer and a part of the San Francisco Fencers’ Club. Paige Luong began her fencing career six years ago, her choice of weapon being the foil. “Foil is both physically and mentally …

Is Robotics a Sport? No.

By: Michael Bentley Sport /spôrt/ Noun An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Skill: check. Competition: check. For entertainment: check. Physical exertion: not quite. Competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition, as the d.tech robotics team does, may check off most of the …