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
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
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
By Riya Ranjan I stood in my room, staring at the looking glass in front of me. The mask I had on today was beautiful, modeled after a stunning actress with rosy cheeks and long lashes. I ran my hands across the plastic, taking in how much effort had been put into designing such an intricate … Continue reading The Mask of War
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?
By Sophie Wang The house was silent. A flame rushed over the hill towards it. In the window, Anna pressed her fat-cheeked little face against a window and chuckled as the flames slammed into the glinting walls and lapped at the metal. “You know, people used to run from fires,” her great-great-great-grandma’s machine croaked. “What … Continue reading It Can’t Be
By Seth Berger A pounding heartbeat. Sweat trickling down your forehead. Sticky palms. Eyes widening. Fear. The quintessential emotion that was built into humans to warn us of possible dangers, pumping adrenaline into our brains. However, some humans have developed an irrational and persistent fear towards certain things, causing unwanted stress and melancholy. This is … Continue reading The World Beyond Fear