Food is often used to bring people together, but are there any proven benefits to sitting down and having a meal with someone? Whether it’s a potluck with neighbors, a picnic with friends or a dinner with family, food is often used to bring people together, whether it be sharing a meal with a friend … Continue reading Meaning Behind Meals
Exploring the development of a neural net powered by nanobots that can help treat depressive episodes in humans.
Empathy, an important yet seldom appreciated emotion — what occurs when it disappears altogether in favor of personal excellence? My breath comes quick. I sprint through the halls, my friend in tow. We desperately look for solace — any place to shelter us. “They’re coming!” He screams. We catapult ourselves behind a row of dusty … Continue reading Husk
Forensic science has made major breakthroughs in cold cases, and with a speck of dust nearly invisible to the eye, can deduce far more information that detectives used to ever be able to do by hand. However, with this television portrayal of forensics comes many misconceptions and stereotypes, but how many are really true?
The Gut Microbiome: The Microscopic Kingdom Within Us
Exploring gut bacteria’s influence throughout the body. A huge diversity of microscopic organisms reside within us and influence our health and bodies in a multitude of ways, and different eating healthier changes the way a person feels. MVHS Senior, Nethra Narasimhan, encompasses this idea. “The food I eat really changes how I'm feeling, whether it … Continue reading The Gut Microbiome: The Microscopic Kingdom Within Us
A Drop of Blood: The Long-Awaited Results of the Theranos Trial
The result of the Theranos trial and what it entails for women in STEM “One tiny drop changes everything.” The development of new blood-testing technology in Silicon Valley—more efficient, affordable, and painless—claimed to be able to perform over 240 blood tests through the sample of a single drop of blood. This process would be considered … Continue reading A Drop of Blood: The Long-Awaited Results of the Theranos Trial
The White Room
A broken cure for the need to stay smart. A building with two large glass doors looms ahead at 8342 Blue Street, giant blue-and-white sign boasting SYNTELLIGENCE: LEADING THE FIELD OF SYNTHESIZED INTELLIGENCE. Sora halts briefly, slowly clenching and unclenching her gloved fists as she rereads the words a final time. She then climbs up … Continue reading The White Room
Examining the applications of artificial intelligence in entertainment
A “Flawless” State of Mind: Impacts of Various Factors on Productivity
The role of stress, environment, and encouragement on our productivity By Amy Zheng and Avani Durve As students, tackling a variety of commitments and trying to maintain mental and emotional health, being productive is essential; however, that is easier said than done. A multitude of factors impact productivity and the optimal conditions for remaining productive … Continue reading A “Flawless” State of Mind: Impacts of Various Factors on Productivity
The Omicron Onslaught
3 students detail their experience with COVID-19 According to the Guardian, the omicron variant is the most transmissible of COVID-19 variants—and its impact is evident within the MVHS community. Just last week, the 83rd COVID-19 case on campus was identified after a semester with only six COVID-19 cases—totaling to 77 cases in the last two … Continue reading The Omicron Onslaught