Los Angeles Times
Date: 2012-02-20
Author: Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times

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Author, Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
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A faint crackling sound broke the silence inside the crowded workshop at Cal State Long Beach, and with it the dreams of a first-place title dissipated for students of Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School.It took less than a minute to destroy the handcrafted bridge that the team of four had spent months constructing out of Popsicle sticks. But under the crushing pressure of 755 pounds, the bridge buckled.The students from the Boyle Heights campus had a lot to prove. They were the returning champions from last year's bridge-building competition in which the only materials allowed are two childhood staples: Popsicle sticks and Elmer's glue. Team members Stanley Ung, Wisia Wong, Alfred Saniano and Jessica Lee wanted to break a five-yea...(read more)
... A faint crackling sound broke the silence inside the crowded workshop at Cal State Long Beach, and with it the dreams of a first-place title dissipated for students of Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School.It took less than a minute to destroy t ...
... wanted to break a five-year pattern of alternating between first and third place. At this competition, contestants hope only that their masterpieces survive the strength test. The structures, which weigh less than one pound, are loaded into a compute ...


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