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Science department: A strange scent

Science department: A strange scent

Helen Chao

March 19, 2018


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During fetal pig dissections in biology and sheep heart extractions in physiology classes, not only do students have to fret about breaking a scalpel, but there’s also the curious scent from the preserving fluid of the pig or sheep heart one has to contend with. This year, the smell seem...

USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

Claire Yang

December 12, 2017


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ophomore Audrey Cui yawns as she flips through the thick textbook in front of her. She has been studying for hours, yet she still unceasingly scans the pages. The USA Biology Olympiad is just around the corner in February, and she is determined to pass the open exam. The USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) is...

MV Science National Honor Society hosts Stanford guest speaker

MV Science National Honor Society hosts Stanford guest speaker

Jessica Xing

April 17, 2017


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Story by Jessica Xing and Jackie Way n April 17, Stanford postdoctoral researcher Katharine Grabek spoke about how she became interested in computational biology and how it applies to her current work focus: analyzing the hibernation cycles of squirrels by looking at their genetics. To the room full ...

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology

Nathan Stevens

March 9, 2017


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n Feb. 24, tens of students lined up after school outside room B111 preparing for their upcoming test. However, this was no AP test they were waiting for —  they were waiting to take the Biology Olympiad exam. The Biology Olympiad is, according to the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) website, administere...

Local biotechnology in classrooms enhances learning

Local biotechnology in classrooms enhances learning

Nathan Stevens

October 28, 2016


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ounds of boxes containing biology textbooks and filed away papers are spread across the laboratory counters of room B101. They are topped with a thermal printer, a special piece of equipment used to print images on heat sensitive paper. Specifically used in AP Biology classrooms to produce images of...

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


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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 every other Monday, an...

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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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 from different scie...

Update: Matador Meadow presents new ideas for the future

Update: Matador Meadow presents new ideas for the future

Catherine

December 11, 2013


Filed under Around Campus, Main slider, NEWS, News Multimedia

Within a year, the garden has sprouted several new plants as MV Sprouts continues to plan for the next semester. Read More »...

Matador Meadow: A positive venture for students

Matador Meadow: A positive venture for students

Ashley Ding

May 4, 2013


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If you’ve walked behind the B building recently, you’ve probably noticed a small patch of soil enclosed by a fence. It is a modest size, measuring 30 by 24 feet. This is the new MVHS garden known as the Matador Meadow. Completely student run, the garden is a wonderful idea that has been successful...

Link Leaders team up with freshmen to study for finals

Link Leaders team up with freshmen to study for finals

Cynthia Mao

December 5, 2012


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Freshman finals study week begins Dec. 3 with Link Leaders as tutors. Read More »

Video: FPPN dissects sheep hearts

Video: FPPN dissects sheep hearts

Yuna Lee

November 22, 2012


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FPPN: Sheep Heart Dissection from El Estoque on Vimeo. Members of Future Practicing Physicians Network prodded at sheep hearts fresh from the Carolina Biological Supply Company during lunch on Nov. 19. Supplied with a print-out of the main organs and dissection tools, students were instructed to fi...