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Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Jai Uparkar

March 31, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen most students open the Schoolloop app on their phone or computer, they are usually confronted by a sea of letter grades ranging from an A to an F — but never an X. At the beginning of the second semester, Chemistry teacher Mia Onodera changed the way she inputted grades for...

Science National Honor Society incorporates more fields of science into their club

Science National Honor Society incorporates more fields of science into their club

Jessica Xing

September 21, 2016


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t their first meeting of the year, on Sept. 12, Science National Honor Society announced the new way that the club would implement lab activities: monthly themes. Monthly themes allow the club to focus an area of science in depth for their bi-weekly Monday meetings. SNHS meets ev...

Science department changes for 2015-16 school year are reviewed

Science department changes for 2015-16 school year are reviewed

Shriya Deshpande

May 20, 2016


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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom involving chemistry, history and other classes in the Martian Deconstructed event to the new chromebooks in classrooms, the 2015-16 school year has brought several new policies, events and classes. In the science department, there were newly designed AP Physics classes and teachers...

Four new elements on Periodic Table complete seventh row

Four new elements on Periodic Table complete seventh row

Shriya Deshpande

January 15, 2016


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t takes two experiments to confirm the existence of an element, an action that will earn the element an official symbol and name. On Dec. 30, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry verified elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 as discoveries and is now in the process of fi...

Stanford University student emphasizes the application of high school chemistry in college

Stanford University student emphasizes the application of high school chemistry in college

Shriya Deshpande

November 5, 2015


Filed under Briefs, STEM

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile learning new and difficult content, many MVHS students often ask themselves, "When will I ever actually use this information in the future?" MVHS alumnus and current Stanford University student Stephen Ting has an answer, in terms of chemistry to that question: Yes, y...

SNHS holds lab on combustion reactions

SNHS holds lab on combustion reactions

Andrea Schlitt

November 3, 2015


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Co-authored by Jennie Chen View post on imgur.com [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he crisp, clean smell of hand sanitizer fills the room as students eagerly gather around a familiar lab table on Oct. 22 in B101. A match is lit and placed on the table. As a steady blue flame slowly erupts from the hand sanitizer on...

AP Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta presents at NSTA’s Boston Conference

Joshua Tsuei

April 8, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Thousands of educators, including Gupta, assembled at Boston from April 3-6 to share teaching innovations. Chem Iron Man Project from Mihir Patil on Vimeo. Iron Man played on his TV screen while senior Michael Mattheakis looked at pictures and design theories for the futuristic super-suit. Then he researched t...

Junior Stephen Ting places top 20 in Chemistry Olympiad

Junior Stephen Ting places top 20 in Chemistry Olympiad

Akshay Agrawal

May 20, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Come June, junior Stephen Ting will head down to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado — not to fly airplanes, but to study chemistry. The study camp, held from June 5 to June 20 and organized by the American Chemistry Society, follows a two-part selection process to identify and acknowledge hi...

The product of passion

The product of passion

Sara Yang

April 22, 2010


Filed under NEWS

  Chemistry students advance to the United States National Chemistry Olympiad   Read More »...

Safety slip-up

Safety slip-up

Sara Yang

March 28, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Hydrochloric acid sends chemistry student to the emergency room Read More »...