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?
Exploring how a lack of Vitamin D intake can lead to a decline in mental health. As winter approaches, and the amount of sunlight taken in by individuals decreases, another issue starts to arise. Most people rely on sunlight for their main source of Vitamin D, so lack of this sunlight can make individuals prone … Continue reading The Impact of Vitamin D Deficiency
Explaining political polarization through psychology. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building to overturn his election defeat, clearly displaying America’s deep political divide to the world. Now more than ever, our country is split between red and blue. Instead of focusing on the true quality of government, the focus … Continue reading One Country, Two Colors
Exploring the effects of hindsight bias on students’ and athletes’ success.
When an avid user of VR games finds his console missing, the effects of prolonged periods of time away from reality start to affect his emotional well being and the way he views the world. “Where could it possibly be..” I exclaimed as I turned my room inside out. The set was gone. The ear-deafening … Continue reading Through A Different Lens
In a world where population control is a strictly-monitored necessity, citizens are required to induce their own death prior to the age of 70. He was running out of time. In less than 2 months, he would reach the age of 70. He knew that his package would arrive within the next few days. He … Continue reading 65
The old man had come to collect the body he was owed. The sound of his frame subtly clanking across marble floors was his child’s death knell, simultaneously silent and an all-consuming roar. His child heard, and his child feared. It was not a strong fear, but a small, empty one, as silent and loud … Continue reading Stolen Heart
Following 3-year FPPN member Anika Somasundaran through her self-realization journey of finding her lifelong career. “[During my] freshman year, there was a guest speaker panel with researchers and doctors from Stanford,” junior Anika Somasundaran said. “I [was] a bit iffy before that [day] as to what [specific] career I wanted in the [medical field], but … Continue reading FPPN: The club that changed my life
Bill has had a small chip in his brain for as long as he can remember. Her name is Jeanette, his friend, his only friend. The only person he has ever needed. Her presence is his constant. She is a part of him, to an extent that even he doesn’t understand. By Arnav Rathee The … Continue reading Thank You, Jeanette
How MVHS students are tackling the problem of eating disorders during a pandemic through the creation of a simple journal style app. By: ANgelina Alex Roopa Having to social distance because of the widespread fear of COVID-19 and unable to enjoy the “high school experience,” many of us were discontent with the pandemic and all … Continue reading The Road to Recovery During a Pandemic: Addressing Eating Disorders