A closer look at what drives the competition at MVHS
The Transience of Memory
By Jeffrey Gong He named himself Rorschach. He did not know why he decided to name himself thusly. He could have figured out why. There were free deep psychoanalysis stations everywhere. Just walk in, sit down, sleep for a couple minutes, then an artificial intelligence with an pleasant voice tells you exactly how your brain … Continue reading The Transience of Memory
Diary of a Bacteria
By Fiona Luo December 17 I met a virus today. He seemed quite well mannered, although I had to squint to see him. In fact, I may not have noticed him if he were not constantly trying to latch onto my membrane! This, I’m sure, was a friendly gesture to get my attention. We made … Continue reading Diary of a Bacteria
Ethical Hacking: A Risk for Our Community?
By Pooja Vedam Imagine if anything and everything about you — your identity, email address, credit card information — was all stolen by a malevolent hacker. This idea of hacking, commonly publicized as being a malicious action, has been present for decades, ever since the explosion of technology has become more and more well-integrated into … Continue reading Ethical Hacking: A Risk for Our Community?
It Can’t Be
By Sophie Wang The house was silent. A flame rushed over the hill towards it. In the window, Anna pressed her fat-cheeked little face against a window and chuckled as the flames slammed into the glinting walls and lapped at the metal. “You know, people used to run from fires,” her great-great-great-grandma’s machine croaked. “What … Continue reading It Can’t Be
The World Beyond Fear
By Seth Berger A pounding heartbeat. Sweat trickling down your forehead. Sticky palms. Eyes widening. Fear. The quintessential emotion that was built into humans to warn us of possible dangers, pumping adrenaline into our brains. However, some humans have developed an irrational and persistent fear towards certain things, causing unwanted stress and melancholy. This is … Continue reading The World Beyond Fear
Why Making Phone Calls Can Be Dangerous
By Ramya Chamkeri Since the invention of the first smartphone in 1992 (according to Business Insider), the ability and capacity of a phone has changed significantly. Now, a phone does not only serve the purpose of calling but also texting and browsing the internet, and because of this, phones are used often for day-to-day tasks. … Continue reading Why Making Phone Calls Can Be Dangerous
Social vs Solitary Learning: What Makes Studying Effective?
By Brenna Chen Group project. To some, these two words are connotated with dread, fear, reluctance. To others, group projects bring an opportunity to collaborate and work together, something much more exciting than learning or working independently. Some people thrive when studying in a social environment, while others need to entirely block everything out … Continue reading Social vs Solitary Learning: What Makes Studying Effective?
Athletes on the Physics Behind Jumping
By Ellie Chen Jumping is an essential component in many sports. Some sports are solely based on how high or far an athlete can jump, and other sports rely on jumping to help athletes gain a better position than their opponents. But how does physics play into jumping? And how can student athletes use physics … Continue reading Athletes on the Physics Behind Jumping