Margaret has been chosen to be one of the Elite who run the world, but the truth about how the Elite get some of their power is much darker. The sound of the mailbox slamming closed rang through the quiet downstairs of Margaret’s house. When she jumped up and ran to check the mail, her … Continue reading The Secret Room
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
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
In December 2020, Singapore approved lab-grown chicken for sale. New developments like these raise the question of whether cultured meat, like the kind approved, is beneficial not only to humans, but the environment as a whole. Background According to the Guardian, lab-grown chicken is more attainable than any other meat because avian stem cells have … Continue reading Will Cultured Meat Soon Be a Part of Our Culture?
The neuroscience and changes in mental health during the pandemic. After staying separate for so long, social isolation has taken a toll on many’s mental health. According to Science News, studies on the psychological effects on those that were under heavy quarantine during the Ebola, SARS and other widespread diseases during the 2000s showed that … Continue reading Mental Health During the Pandemic