Husk

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 Fiction

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