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The Simpler, the Better. LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves shows increased importance of basic science.

The Simpler, the Better. LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves shows increased importance of basic science.

perspectives

March 18, 2016

Last month, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves for the first time, confirming the existence of black holes and Einstein’s theory of general relativity. While this represents one of the most important scientific breakthroughs in the last century,...

Graduation to take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum May 30

Graduation to take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum May 30

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May 27, 2015

This year, graduation will take place on May 30 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum located on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, rather than at the Indiana Convention Center as in previous years. According to Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton, the location was changed due to multiple reasons. ...

Chemistry Club members to take Chemistry Olympiad March 28

Chemistry Club members conduct demonstrations during a meeting. According to Ryan Jou, club president and junior, club members plan to take the Chemistry Olympiad on March 28.

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March 26, 2015

Chemistry Club members plan to take the Chemistry Olympiad on March 28, according to club sponsor Virginia Kundrat. Ryan Jou, club president and junior, said the exam will take place at 8:30 a.m. at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. “Chemistry Olympiad is an exam that people can take. The top few w...

Science department to send students to SEFI competition March 7

Science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow browses the Science Education Foundation of Indiana (SEFI) website. Marlow said students who are signed up for the SEFI regional science fair will present their research at Marion University on March 7.

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February 24, 2015

  Students signed up to compete in the Science Education Foundation of Indiana (SEFI) regional science fair will present their research on March 7 at Marion University, according to science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow. Currently there are five students registered to attend: Se...

Chemistry Club to meet Feb. 23

Chemistry Club members conduct demonstrations during a meeting. According to Ryan Jou, club president and junior, upcoming events for the club include the Chemistry Olympiad in March.

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February 20, 2015

Chemistry Club plans to have its next meeting on Feb. 23 after school in room B208, according to club sponsor Virginia Kundrat. According to Ryan Jou, club president and junior, no other special events are planned for the rest of the semester. Jou said, “We’re putting our demonstrations...

STEM Club applies for computer science grant

(Left to right) Jackie Hu, Kimaya Raje, Katy Voor and Claudia Shelbourne, STEM Club members and juniors, discuss computer science. Raje said club members are researching computer science in order to peer mentor other students and earn the Honda STEM grant. ALEX YOM / PHOTO

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February 20, 2015

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Club plans to apply for a grant on May 1 in order to create a program that peer mentors students through teaching them computer science, according to Kimaya Raje, STEM Club president and junior. “Basically, since we’re STEM Club we wan...

Chemistry Club to meet Jan. 26

Chemistry Club to meet Jan. 26

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January 23, 2015

Chemistry club plans to have its next meeting on Jan. 26 after school in room B208, according to club sponsor Virginia Kundrat. Ryan Jou, club president and junior, said club members will be preparing for the Chemistry Olympiad at this meeting by taking practice tests. “Chemistry Olympiad is an ...

Chemistry Club to meet Dec. 8

Chemistry Club members conduct demonstrations during a meeting. According to Ryan Jou, club president and junior, upcoming events for the club include demonstrations at elementary schools and preparing for the Chemistry Olympiad. SREYA VEMURI / PHOTO

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December 5, 2014

Chemistry Club plans to have it next meeting on  Dec. 8 in Room B208 after school, according to club sponsor Virginia Kundrat. According to Ryan Jou, club president and junior, the club plans to conduct demonstrations at the next meeting.  In addition, he said upcoming events for this semester in...

Chemistry Club to meet Nov. 17

Ryan Jou, Chemistry Club president and junior, gets textbooks out of his backpack. According to Jou, the club plans to conduct demonstrations at the next meeting.

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November 14, 2014

Chemistry Club plans to have it next meeting on Monday, Nov. 17 in room B208 after school, according to club sponsor Virginia Kundrat. Ryan Jou, club president and junior, said he plans to conduct demonstrations at the next meeting. He also said club members plan to do demonstrations for elem...

Science department to make changes to curriculums, students to present research

Junior Kamna Gupta talks to her friend, junior Tulsi Patel. Gupta said she did research on the effects of retinoic acid, or vitamin A, in axolotls and will present it on Nov. 7 at the Indiana Junior Academy of Science competition.

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November 3, 2014

According to science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow, there will be a few changes in science curriculums. She said the department will add AP Physics 2 and possibly make Astronomy a dual-credit course. Also, the department may add a Project Lead the Way course in biomedical science. “Nothin...

Chemistry Club to meet Oct. 27

Ryan Jou, Chemistry Club president and junior, gets textbooks out of his backpack. According to Jou, the club plans to make magic sand at the next meeting.

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October 24, 2014

Chemistry Club plans to meet on Oct. 27 in Room B208 after school, according to Ryan Jou, club president and junior. Jou said there is a special activity planned for the next meeting. “Hopefully, we can make some magic sand,” Jou said. “Basically you take some sand and you take some ...