October 25, 2011
Pingpong brings out competitive side of members
The sound echoes around the commons as pairs of people play in heated matches of table tennis, or as it’s more commonly known, ping-pong. Next week, Issaquah High School’s Ping-Pong Club will compete against each other for the titles of Master Ping and Disciple Pong.
• The club was founded last year by a group of pingpong fanatics, led by Pranav Mellacheruvu. They meet every Friday to play pingpong and sometimes compete. Tournaments are frequent, regimented affairs, with strict rules and even a small entry fee.
October 18, 2011
Swedish/Issaquah hosts local schools for robotics demonstration
The surgeon of the future is clad in gray plastic and operates using a quartet of spindly arms.
The brain in the surgeon of the future — a robot named for a legendary inventor — is a flesh-and-blood physician at the controls. The surgeon guides the robot amid procedures and, like a scene lifted from a sci-fi flick, guide tool-tipped arms to cut infinitesimal incisions and perform tasks inside the confines of a human body.
January 26, 2010
Issaquah High School
The Issaquah Robotics Society is in full swing as it gears up for its first competition in March in Portland, Ore. The robotics club has an impressive history of victories, and this year will likely be no different, due to the members’ enthusiasm and dedication.