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MV Environmental Science club takes a trip to BioCellection

MV Environmental Science club takes a trip to BioCellection

Dhruvika Randad, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

To better understand plastic recycling, MV Environmental Science club organized a trip to BioCellection, a biotechnological organization dedicated to transforming unrecyclable plastics into sustainable materials. According to officer and junior Kreena Parikh, what they found, was almost a tale of Rum...

WiSTEM officers discuss their plans for Bay Area Research Exposition this year

WiSTEM officers discuss their plans for Bay Area Research Exposition this year

Zara Iqbal

December 17, 2018

  On Nov. 14, Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (WiSTEM) held an informational meeting about the Bay Area Research Exposition (BARE), which previously took place at Google Headquarters in April. MVHS, Saratoga HS and Lynbrook HS hold and participate in the exposition every year...

Lava lamps in Erlenmeyer Flasks

Lava lamps in Erlenmeyer Flasks

Zara Iqbal and Ruth Feng

October 19, 2018

On Oct. 17, members of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WiSTEM) gathered in biology teacher Lora Lerner’s room during lunch for their first experiment of the year: the lava lamp lab. via GIPHY With input from club members, WiSTEM decided to host this lab in particular. To make these lava la...

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Aditi Gnanasekar, Vivian Chiang, and Ria Kolli

May 25, 2018

Pairs of students wearing colorful, matching T-shirts line up in front of classrooms. They frantically review cheat sheets and cautiously carry boxes that contain complicated, home-made devices to save an egg from a 30 foot drop or propel an object for minutes in the air. These study-guides and machines...

Students joining WiSTEM share their interests about the club

Students joining WiSTEM share their interests about the club

Zara Iqbal

February 8, 2018

hen the lunch bell rang on Feb. 5, students rushed into the rally court to see what clubs they would consider joining in 2018. Similar to  many other clubs, WiSTEM had their own poster board up for the new semester, showcasing facts about the club and women in the STEM field. Senior and vice pr...

Neuroscience club and FPPN collaborate for upcoming brain dissection

Neuroscience club and FPPN collaborate for upcoming brain dissection

Jai Uparkar

November 17, 2017

n conjunction with the Future Practicing Physicians Network (FPPN), MV Neuroscience is preparing for their annual sheep brain dissection on Friday, December 1. The event was organized by both the Neuroscience club and the FPPN club, as both clubs are knowledgeable about the brain and dissections. ...

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 13, 2017

With the promise of a great meeting and free cookies, young scientists, new students and returning members alike,  packed into room B111 on Friday, Sept. 1, excited for a memorable year ahead. The bustling group slowly settled down and quieted as president senior Srijani Saha pointed to the bright pres...

From WiSTEM to Caltech

From WiSTEM to Caltech

Kinglsey Wang

May 31, 2017

hroughout her four years at MVHS, current senior and president of WiSTEM Johanna Karras transformed from a freshman still trying to find her passions to a proud attendee of Caltech university, one of the best universities in the nation for engineering and science. Read below to find out more about...

Q&A: C++ club makes changes in teaching style

Q&A: C++ club makes changes in teaching style

Nathan Stevens

April 17, 2017

As senior Christopher Chang looks around E203 for his fellow C++ members, he finds himself disappointed with what he sees. Getting ready to start their weekly informational meetings about the programming language C++, he makes sure everyone is there, but over the weeks, he’s watched as people droppe...

Technovation: Competition Preview

Kinglsey Wang

March 11, 2017

s the months March and April approach, MV Technovation prepares to attend the annual Technovation challenge, a challenge which brings together girls from all over the world to compete and show off their self-coded apps and their entrepreneurial skills to hopefully foster a passion in STEM among these...

Brilliantile snow removal device, finalist in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, explained

Brilliantile snow removal device, finalist in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, explained

Shriya Deshpande

March 9, 2017

hen visiting his family in Boston, sophomore Aditya Shah didn’t realize that an almost-collapsed rooftop, cracking with the weight of snow on it, would lead to his future co-creation of a Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge-winning device. The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge is an annual competiti...