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 “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

Will Cultured Meat Soon Be a Part of Our Culture?

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?