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Junior Olivia White

Shruthi Ravichandran and Grace Xu | March 20, 2020

Can you describe your involvement in STEM? I've been in STEM classes since my freshman year, so I've been in the required ones—honors biology, honors chemistry—and then I also took part in the Project Lead The Way courses… Something I really loved about all of the PLTW courses is, they had a lot of emphasis on the different careers in science, which I think is something that we miss a...

Junior Sophia “Sophie” Sinder

Shruthi Ravichandran and Grace Xu | March 20, 2020

Can you describe your involvement in STEM? This year I am taking three science classes. Last year I only took two, and then the year before, I took two as well. But basically, these are the classes that I've always enjoyed more than others. I really just found an interest early on and knew I really wanted to focus on STEM in particular. Furthermore, I am also participating in an internship called...

Father Doerr Q&A

Clare Dierckman and Victoria Nopporn | March 20, 2020

Why do you think younger generations view religion differently than older generations? I would say that people value faith more during times of suffering.  Our recent history in the United States is one of relative peace and prosperity, which also comes with challenges.  Speaking about my own life, I came to know God in the context of suffering and difficulty. I asked different questions than...

Freshman Grace Zhang

Shruthi Ravichandran and Grace Xu | March 20, 2020

Could you describe your STEM involvement? I'm doing SciOly (Science Olympiad) this year. Last year, I did a chemistry competition called You Be The Chemist, and I made it to nationals. I also took a placement test over the summer (to test into AP Calculus BC); that’s how I got in. I took extracurricular classes for precalculus and trig(onometry), so those helped because I was skipping precalc...

Senior Iris Yan

Shruthi Ravichandran and Grace Xu | March 20, 2020

Can you talk about your involvement in STEM? I've taken all the AP science classes. For math, I've taken precalculus, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, and I’m in IB Multivariable Calculus. For extracurriculars, I do a couple of clubs. I am president of Chemistry Club and this computer science club called Girls Can Code. I also am the captain of Science Bowl.  Outside of school, I do Chemistry...

In light of World Health Day on April 7, changes in diet lead to improved mental, physical health amongst students

Uma Kandallu | March 20, 2020

Junior Melissa Su typically starts off her day by eating a breakfast with eggs. She then prepares a lunch centered around vegetables and ends the day by eating a protein-focused dinner.  Su said she follows a diet in which she doesn’t eat processed foods Mondays through Fridays but eats how she wants on weekends. Since 1950, the World Health Organization (WHO) has organized World Health Day on...