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Hunter Downey: a mechanical life

Hunter Downey: a mechanical life
Downey takes the small act of tinkering with machines to a new level
March 25, 2015

When senior Hunter Downey looks under the hood of a car, his face lights up. Instead of looking at 4000 pounds worth of junk, he immediately sees potential, adventure, and a work of art. For him, engines...

Petrol price plunge affects economy, traffic crash rates

Petrol price plunge affects economy, traffic crash rates
February 23, 2015

Like the three celestial objects aligning to create a lunar eclipse, factors in the gasoline market have aligned to produce a historic event. Increased oil supply, falling crude oil prices, and the...

TALON Racing advances in FormulaOne competition

TALON Racing advances in FormulaOne competition
February 19, 2015

After months of late hours designing and working in the manufacturing shop, Akins TALON Racing team took their Formula 1-styled model racecar to the track in January to go head to head against schools...

Sharfaei’s shop

Sharfaei's shop
April 11, 2014

Senior Armond Sharfaei has a passion for mechanical work. Over the past several years, Sharfaei has been modifying his 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in his garage at home. Sharfaei installs the mods...

Racing toward a win — on the dirt track

Puyallup High School senior Trey Starks has been racing on dirt tracks for most of his life.
February 25, 2014

For most, flying across dirt tracks at high speeds in a sprint car is not something they can list on their résumé, but senior Trey Starks has been racing for most of his life. “Sprint car is...

Automo-bills: Fewer teens are hitting the road

Automo-bills: Fewer teens are hitting the road
January 9, 2014

When she turned 16, the first thing that came to mind for Elizah Becker was taking the driving exam to receive her license, empowering her to go wherever she pleased without relying on pestering parents...

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