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It was the first time the Otto family took a crack at making a water bottle rocket, and the youngest of the group was itching to get it to the launch site. The Ottos and hundreds of other families spent their Saturday morning attaching fins and cones to...
Tags: Science and Technology
A big congratulations has to go out to Betty Nguyen for the unbelievable scholarship she earned. Nguyen is the first Marina High School student to win the Gates Millennium Scholarship, according to a news release. The award is given to 1,000 students...
Textbooks have been the tried-and-true method of relaying information to student, but with recent advances in technology those 300-page books may become paperweights. Blending the new with the traditional, Huntington Beach High School has started...
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission of Skylab, the first U.S. orbital space station. Skylab 2, as it was called, set off to repair the space station, and was led by Cmdr. Peter Conrad. As you probably remember, Conrad was...
That a terrorist group would choose Huntington Beach not just as a base of operations, but also as ground zero for one of the most cataclysmic attacks in U.S. history, is hard to fathom. Yet as I read the story, it all seemed frighteningly simple and...
A group of Marina High School seniors from two departments collaborated and built a house for the future. About 30 students from the Construction Technology and Advanced Placement Environmental Science departments incorporated scientific techniques to...
A few years ago, two of my Canadian cousins were visiting California and stopped back at the house enthused. The cause of their excitement? They had been driving around in their rental car when the Beach Boys' "I Get Around" came on the radio. After...
Tags: Recording Studios, Entertainment, Culture, Ceremonies, Bob Dylan
When a dolphin swam into Bolsa Chica sometime before noon Friday, the wetlands got a surprise visitor. Now, they may have an unintended mascot. Five days and many media stories later, the dolphin still hadn't left the water near Warner Avenue and Pacific...
About two years ago, I experienced my first grunion run — a late-night visit to the beach in the hopes of seeing mobs of the elusive fish, the grunion, appear to perform their mysterious spawning rituals. I'd heard many stories of people trying for...
To play on a phrase from "Star Trek": "Space. The final weather frontier." I just learned that space weather is something that exists. I asked Vic if he had ever heard of space weather, and he said no. We knew about solar wind, which is a steady...
Unlike Muslims who were born and raised in America, I thankfully didn't have to go to Sunday school to learn about my religion. Born in the '80s, I grew up in a place where my religion was part of the society and the community in which I lived in. I...
Tags: Qur'an, Ethics, Religious Texts, Cairo (Egypt), Islam
Vic must have thought that I didn't have enough to do, what with teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps, writing this column, and attempting to grow 350 pounds of food this year. He asked me to team-teach his bird and natural history courses...
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