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SNHS holds Stanford Speaker Panel

SNHS holds Stanford Speaker Panel

Jennie Chen and Andrea Schlitt

May 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs

On April 30, Science National Honor Society hosted a long anticipated Stanford Speaker Panel, inviting five postdoctoral scholars to speak about their experiences working in the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics (CEHG). Over 30 SNHS members participated, asking the scholars...

Our questionable class colors

Our questionable class colors

Jennie Chen

May 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

The Class of 2018 should’ve known its high school legacy would be plagued with some rather unfortunate events the second we received hot pink as our freshman year class color. It was quite a scene on distribution day — excited, gawky freshmen clumped together and waiting “in line,” with the occasio...

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Jennie Chen is a senior and third-year staff writer on El Estoque, and has previously served as the beats editor and the PR editor. In her free time, she enjoys reading various articles and blog posts.

Science National Honor Society holds Elephant Toothpaste lab

Science National Honor Society holds Elephant Toothpaste lab

Jennie Chen

March 8, 2018


Filed under Briefs

cience National Honor Society met on March 2 to hold one of their “Reaction Series” experiments — the Elephant Toothpaste lab. The unique name comes the large foam produced by the chemical reaction, which looks like toothpaste large enough for an elephant to use. The lab reflected the conce...

Costly Choices: Deciding to take AP Exams

Costly Choices: Deciding to take AP Exams

Jennie Chen

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

any aspects factor into the $94 standard fee for each College Board AP exam — paying experts to write exam questions, printing and distribution and paying graders to grade the free response questions. College Board’s website states that schools pay them $85 per exam, and receive a $9 rebate. Due to...

Science National Honor Society holds Bacteriology Lab

Science National Honor Society holds Bacteriology Lab

Jennie Chen

February 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs

n Monday, Jan. 29, Science National Honor Society’s officers provided a quick recap on the basics of bacteria, such as shape, structure, reproduction and the role it plays in human lives, in order to lead into the Bacteriology Lab. During the meeting, Vice President of Events and senior Gill Wan...

Lending an arm: Blood drives at MVHS

Lending an arm: Blood drives at MVHS

Jennie Chen

February 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

hree lives. That’s how many a single blood donation could potentially save, according to Stanford Blood Center Field Recruitment Account Manager Monica Doleshel-Aguirre. After the blood donations are tested for infectious diseases, the white blood cells are sent to labs for research, and the red blood c...

Aiding the process: FAFSA and college application workshops

Aiding the process: FAFSA and college application workshops

Jennie Chen

December 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

hen McKenna Parfet took the long-time substitute position for college and career advisor in mid-September, there were many changes and additions she envisioned making to the College and Career Center (CCC). One of the changes was hosting Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and college app wor...

Which summer program is right for you?

Which summer program is right for you?

Jennie Chen

December 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs

ver the summer, students may decide to get a job or spend time with family. But for those interested in pursuing science, it is often recommended to find a program or internship that helps foster research skills necessary for their respective fields. Science National Honor Society holds annual meetin...

Fair and Lovely: Accepting our skin color

Fair and Lovely: Accepting our skin color

Jennie Chen

November 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

very time senior Varna Chandar visits India, she notices the store shelves stocked high with skin lightening products and advertisements showing a frowning woman with darker skin and a happier woman with lighter skin. While the products may be a huge market in India, Chandar is discomforted by the popularity o...

Homemade Hipster: Poke bowl

Homemade Hipster: Poke bowl

Jennie Chen

November 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster

ith so many ingredients and flavors, poke seems like a complex dish to make. But as long as you have some time and good quality ingredients, you can make great poke at home. There’s little to no cooking required, and the poke bowl is easily customizable — feel free to add creamy mayo, sriracha or o...

Twitter expands character count to 280 characters

Twitter expands character count to 280 characters

Jennie Chen

October 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

n September 26, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that the new Twitter character limit would be 280 characters. His message, delivered in tweet form, was 280 characters. This is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Proud of how thou...