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December 9, 2004
by Jacqueline Chen In the end, it was not age that mattered as five students from La Cañada High School's 7/8 program walked away with the biggest prize in the high school division of the annual JPL invention competition, held at the laboratory's entrance quadrangle last Friday. The middle schoolers snatched the trophy away from many older, more experienced contestants, including Pasadena's prestigious Polytechnic School. Paul MacNeal, who started organizing the event seven years ago, said that this year's challenge was to design a piece of equipment that would drop a bowling ball from a height of about 5 feet into a pan about 2 to 3 inches from the ground without breaking an egg placed under it. A total of 35 teams participated, including 27 from various Southland high schools, and eight from JPL. The devices they created ranged from complicated robotics enhanced mechanisms to simple fabric tubes, taking anywhere from .73 to 4.7 seconds to complete the drop.
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By Carol Cormaci | October 2, 2008
Who in La Cañada needs to focus on the depressing Wall Street crisis, the political debates or the ridiculously lame state budget when right here in our own backyard we have brakeless crashes, a teen being arrested on the La Cañada High campus for heroin possession, the school board asking the LCHS principal to explain rumors of drug use at the football games and the discovery that local burglaries were committed by one of our own? We’ve got it all, Baby! And, as if that’s not enough to boast about, it’s fire season and there’s a whole lot of dry brush out there.
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By Carol Cormaci | October 2, 2008
Who in La Cañada needs to focus on the depressing Wall Street crisis, the political debates or the ridiculously lame state budget when right here in our own backyard we have brakeless crashes, a teen being arrested on the La Cañada High campus for heroin possession, the school board asking the LCHS principal to explain rumors of drug use at the football games and the discovery that local burglaries were committed by one of our own? We’ve got it all, Baby! And, as if that’s not enough to boast about, it’s fire season and there’s a whole lot of dry brush out there.
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December 9, 2004
by Jacqueline Chen In the end, it was not age that mattered as five students from La Cañada High School's 7/8 program walked away with the biggest prize in the high school division of the annual JPL invention competition, held at the laboratory's entrance quadrangle last Friday. The middle schoolers snatched the trophy away from many older, more experienced contestants, including Pasadena's prestigious Polytechnic School. Paul MacNeal, who started organizing the event seven years ago, said that this year's challenge was to design a piece of equipment that would drop a bowling ball from a height of about 5 feet into a pan about 2 to 3 inches from the ground without breaking an egg placed under it. A total of 35 teams participated, including 27 from various Southland high schools, and eight from JPL. The devices they created ranged from complicated robotics enhanced mechanisms to simple fabric tubes, taking anywhere from .73 to 4.7 seconds to complete the drop.
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