MVHS’ STEM Research Elective

By Nika Zamani From the countless elective options offered at MVHS, the STEM research class is a course that requires students to conduct an experiment in math, physical science, life science, technology or engineering. The data collected will then be entered into the Synopsys Science Fair, an annual competition allowing students to present their independent project-based … Continue reading MVHS’ STEM Research Elective

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Seeker in the Void

By Jeffrey Gong Their name was Seeker. When one sensed Seeker, they might not think that Seeker was intelligent, and indeed, they were not — individually. Each individual part of Seeker, a tiny soft finned thing, was no more intelligent than the heat-tube-worms and bottom-scuttlers. But together, in their movements, in their communications, they were among … Continue reading Seeker in the Void

Why Music Can be Orange and Make You Cry

By Ramya Chamkeri To Pharrell Williams, his song “Happy” has always been a jumble of reds and yellows and pinks. "[W]ell ... it's not red, it's more like orange,” Pharrell said. “But then it's a little pink, a little rainbow-y, because of the minor chords or whatever." His condition is called synesthesia, which according to Live … Continue reading Why Music Can be Orange and Make You Cry

Ethical Hacking: A Risk for Our Community?

By Pooja Vedam Imagine if anything and everything about you — your identity, email address, credit card information — was all stolen by a malevolent hacker. This idea of hacking, commonly publicized as being a malicious action, has been present for decades, ever since the explosion of technology has become more and more well-integrated into … Continue reading Ethical Hacking: A Risk for Our Community?