MaD Program Harnesses the Promise of Renewable Energy

By Miya Murata, Clarion Staff Students in the Manufacturing and Design (MaD) program built their first solar boat to compete in the Seventh Annual California Solar Regatta. The May 4th event was hosted by local energy supplier SMUD, and held at the Rancho Seco Recreational Area, a property owned and managed by the company. SMUD supports a number of STEM educational initiatives by helming a … Continue reading MaD Program Harnesses the Promise of Renewable Energy

The Fault in Our Pipes: Kennedy Gym Floor Destroyed by Flooding

By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff Heavy rain from the stormy weather on the night of January 8 and the following morning rendered Kennedy’s big gym flooded and unusable. “It was not a matter of the roof leaking. In the area in front of the gym, what we call the cafeteria quad, there are a number of drains there, and the amount of water that came … Continue reading The Fault in Our Pipes: Kennedy Gym Floor Destroyed by Flooding

First Disaster for California in 2017: The Oroville Dam Spillway corrupted

By Mai Houa Thao, Clarion Staff The United States’ highest dam, The Oroville Dam, has brought the first misfortune to California in 2017. The Oroville Lake holds more than 3.5 million acre-feet of water, and is the second largest water reservoir in California. During the rainy season the Oroville Lake had risen by around 10 feet, and on February 7, 2017 the department of water … Continue reading First Disaster for California in 2017: The Oroville Dam Spillway corrupted