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In her element: 50 questions with Jenna Smith

In her element: 50 questions with Jenna Smith

Claire Chang and Kamyar Moradi

March 14, 2019


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Inspired by Vogue’s video series ‘73 Questions,’ EE follows Physiology teacher and Leadership advisor Jenna Smith around her physiology classroom to ask her 50 questions. While Smith hugs a giant stuffed zebra and holds hands with Lester, the classroom’s skeleton, she talks about her love for the...

Meditation in the classroom

Meditation in the classroom

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Flora Peng

October 22, 2018


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Meditation is often associated with a sense of peace, accompanied by the image of a levitating figure with their legs crossed and index finger and thumb gently touching. When placed in the context of a stereotypically obnoxious high school classroom, there is an evident clash. Yet for the past ...

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...

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...

Semiannual parenting class starts Feb. 29

Semiannual parenting class starts Feb. 29

Sara Yang

February 28, 2012


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Starting on Feb. 29, student advocate and licensed marriage and family therapist Richard Prinz will host the seven-session spring series of his parenting class, held Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the MVHS library. The class focuses on instructing parents about the Systematic Trai...

Physiology classes spread idea of positive body image

Physiology classes spread idea of positive body image

Daniel Tan

September 10, 2011


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Senior Allison Win looked down and read the hand-written words on the front of her white T-shirt. “I’m cool, chill, awesome….” She then craned her neck towards the words on her back. “And so are you.” And with that, she summarized the entire message of her physiology class’s first unit...