The Innate Psychology Behind Competition and Its Effects

A closer look at what drives the competition at MVHS

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The Transience of Memory

By Jeffrey Gong He named himself Rorschach. He did not know why he decided to name himself thusly. He could have figured out why. There were free deep psychoanalysis stations everywhere. Just walk in, sit down, sleep for a couple minutes, then an artificial intelligence with an pleasant voice tells you exactly how your brain … Continue reading The Transience of Memory

Social vs Solitary Learning: What Makes Studying Effective?

By Brenna Chen   Group project. To some, these two words are connotated with dread, fear, reluctance. To others, group projects bring an opportunity to collaborate and work together, something much more exciting than learning or working independently. Some people thrive when studying in a social environment, while others need to entirely block everything out … Continue reading Social vs Solitary Learning: What Makes Studying Effective?

The Causes and Consequences of Conspiracy Theories

By Janya Budaraju When you hear the phrase ‘conspiracy theory,’ maybe you envision a middle-aged, balding man still living in his parents’ basement, posting angry comments on news articles and Facebook posts. Or perhaps you recall particularly bizarre theories, such as the illuminati or the belief that the Earth is flat. You likely picture ridiculous … Continue reading The Causes and Consequences of Conspiracy Theories