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 …

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 …

d.tech Basketball: Tryouts and what to expect for the season

By: Kleiton Carl Macrohon Just like the regular NBA season, d.tech basketball is just around the corner, which means that our Dragons are prepping for an amazing season. Tryouts begin November 1st, and for returning players, conditioning has already begun. So, as this year’s basketball season is about to commence, get out your basketball shorts, Jordans, …

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, …