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Deconstructing The Martian: How drama, art, journalism, history, and science converge

Deconstructing The Martian: How drama, art, journalism, history, and science converge

Jessica Xing

June 6, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS, Science & Technology, The Martian: Deconstructed

Footage taken by Itay Barylka and video edited by Chetana Ramaiyer  n Tues. May 24, the Tech Museum in San Jose brought together different subject areas all across the board, as Drama, Art, Journalism, AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry and AP US History came together for The Martian: Deconstruct...

Exploring space through Art

Exploring space through Art

Jessica Xing

June 6, 2016


Filed under The Martian: Deconstructed

ircuits build everything. That is the reason why sophomore Anirudh and junior Himanshu Chaudhary decided to center their art piece on the more technological aspects of The Martian. “We did this art piece based on what we envisioned Mars was like,” Anirudh said. “So we used a lot of circle diagrams,...

Potatoes and poop: how did Mark Watney survive?

Potatoes and poop: how did Mark Watney survive?

Jessica Xing

June 6, 2016


Filed under The Martian: Deconstructed

ark Watney uses poop and potatoes to help himself survive on Mars. In APES junior Alex Dunn and seniors Noam Fein, Avi Jain and Karan Jain decided to research if the potato patch Watney managed to grow in Mars was feasible with the mixture of martian soil and human waste. “If you watch a movie...

AP Chemistry: Blood coagulation and partial pressure in The Martian — Fact or Fiction?

AP Chemistry: Blood coagulation and partial pressure in The Martian —  Fact or Fiction?

Jessica Xing

June 6, 2016


Filed under The Martian: Deconstructed

n the opening act of The Martian, Matt Damon’s character Mark Watney gets stabbed by a piece of space debris, and his suit gets punctured. However, while this incident should’ve left Mark Watney for dead. After spending a few hours unconscious, Watney explains that the gunky residue of his blood clogg...

APUSH: Women in space

APUSH: Women in space

Jessica Xing

June 6, 2016


Filed under The Martian: Deconstructed

ccording to junior Zunera Ghalib, while their presentation did not directly relate to the movie, The Martian and the NASA panel that occurred earlier in the event revealed how male dominated aerospace engineering can be. Ghalib brings up The Martian, which has a main male character and a mostly male cast, a...