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YNHCH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is implementing the use of clear face masks to help newborns learn visual cues that correlate with development. (Yale New Haven Health)

A Two-Year Difference: How the Pandemic Has Impacted the Development of Infants

Katie Brubaker, STEM Editor May 5, 2022

Mask mandates, lockdowns, and stress all came with the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes have surely transformed adults’ lives, but could they have a greater and far more dangerous impact on children?...

Image by Jasiek Krzysztofiak - Nature

Brain Maps – Neurogeography

Isabella Espinosa, Co-Editor-and-Chief March 18, 2022

Science is no stranger to the fact that the brain is the most complex, diverse organ in the human body. Neuroscientists and physicians are continuously acquiring new knowledge on this marvelous work of...

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What It Means To Be a Scientist Today

Isabella Espinosa, Co-Editor-and-Chief January 8, 2022

When discussing scientists across history, many tend to focus on the scientists who re-shaped society’s overall idea of science and the modern world; these may include Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin,...

The (In)visible Organ film premieres in January 2021 and will dive into innovations and reforms in reproductive healthcare.

How Can An Organ Be Invisible?

Neha Shaw November 27, 2020
When you see or hear the word “organ”, what comes to mind? When it comes to the integral parts of our bodies that unconsciously and perpetually carry out life-sustaining functions, the organs you might think of are often the ones discussed most commonly. While we can’t see most of our organs doing work within us, there is one particular building block in the bodies of about half of the world’s population that can be considered “invisible.” The organ in question? The cervix.
Graphic depicting a facial scan through a facial recognition system.

Getting Tech Literate: Facial Recognition Systems

Daphne Han, Web Design, Student Life Editor, STEM Editor September 6, 2020
As the influence of technology in today's politics, economics, and society becomes increasingly apparent and strong, it's important to become technologically literate and understand their functions, ethics, and role in policymaking. In this article, I introduce facial recognition systems and how they work as well as their applications, before discussing their benefits and any issues/concerns with this technology.
With all that has happened this year, having a positive mindset is more beneficial than ever.

Staying Positive in All Aspects of Life

Katie Brubaker, Staff Writer August 27, 2020

As Kingwood High School joins schools across the world with these unusual learning circumstances, students find themselves having to adapt to independent learning while missing out on the more enjoyable...

A cheerful & smiley earth representing the companys daily mission towards greater sustainability.

Happy Earth Composting Service

Isabella Espinosa, Assistant STEM Editor August 10, 2020

Happy Earth Compost serves as Houston’s first curbside compost service. Their concept is similar to that of a recycling or trash service, where they gather your compost materials at specific times each...

Studying can be done in a number of ways, but what does psychology tell us about certain methods?

Is Studying as Complicated as it Seems?

Katie Brubaker, Staff Writer August 9, 2020

By the time students enter high school, they have had their share of quizzes and tests. Chances are, they have experimented with numerous ways of preparation. Although repetitive reading and note-taking...

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches into space with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (R) and Doug Hurley aboard the rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. - Fox 29 Philadelphia (Photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images)

The Latest in Space!

Neha Shaw, Editor-in-Chief June 18, 2020

The most prominent and recent space news has largely surrounded the SpaceX launch and plans. SpaceX is a private company that has been engineering, creating, and launching various spacecrafts and rockets...

 Coral reefs provide many benefits to both marine animals and people, but they are disappearing quickly.

3-D Printed Coral Reefs

Alexis Pubentz May 31, 2020

Over the past century humans have rapidly and immensely industrialized and developed their society; however, this industrialization has also been damaging to our environment. Many different habitats on...

Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken pose at a dress rehearsal for the Demo-2 mission.

NASA/SpaceX Launch Rescheduled

Emily Moore, Assistant Student Life Editor May 27, 2020

On Wednesday, May 27 at 4:33 p.m. EDT, SpaceX planned to launch their first manned spacecraft, the Dragon, from the Kennedy Space Center. Due to weather conditions, the launch was scrubbed. They now aim...

The World of Computer Science (Featuring Free Resources & Programs)

The World of Computer Science (Featuring Free Resources & Programs)

Daphne Han May 25, 2020

In a digital age of technological innovations, computer science is becoming an increasingly popular major and programming is a skill that many companies look for in prospective employees. It is incredibly...

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