By Vanessa Kim
Let’s admit it. The heat these past few weeks has been unbearable. The late summer heat wave hit California hard, making residents question what happened to the usually perfect So Cal weather we enjoy. The triple-digit temperatures between 100 and 113 degrees led to an excessive heat warning, creating various problems not only in La Cañada but also throughout the Los Angeles area.
One problem was the power outages. Many La Cañada residents lost power in the scorching heat and were left to persevere without any air conditioning. However, La Cañada was not alone in this problem. According to NBC News, over 3,000 Edison customers in Los Angeles lost power from overheated transformers.
Another problem was the cancelled sport events. Due to the excessive heat, the Los Angeles Unified School District cancelled various outdoor sport activities to protect students from the heat and dehydration. The scheduled matches and practices were either cancelled or postponed to another date. Some of the affected sports at La Cañada High School were tennis, golf, and football.
So how are students dealing with the heat? Under the scorching sun, many students have found creative ways to overcome the heat and stay cool.
Senior William Kim said, “I drank a lot of water to stay hydrated and stayed indoors with the air conditioner on. Sometimes I went to public places like Panera because I knew it would be cold there! In addition to that, I went to the pool to stay cool.”
However, since pools and well air conditioned restaurants were not available to students one the school started, some students attempted to find the coolest rooms at school to escape the heat.
Senior Terry Ha stated, “I begged Mr.Beaty to turn up the fans in his room when it got too hot. Dr.Carruthers’ room was always chilly compared to other classrooms, so it helped me avoid the unbearable heat for a while.”
While relaxing at home, some were not afraid to break norms to avoid the heat.
Eunice Yeo stated, “I tried to go in the freezer as far as I could. I also kept an ice pack on my neck while I worked so I wouldn't have to turn on the air conditioner to stay cool.”
The heat is disappearing and mild, autumn weather is making its comeback, but make sure to stay hydrated and cool!
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