Mustang Monthly

Getting Tech Literate: Facial Recognition Systems

Graphic depicting a facial scan through a facial recognition system.

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.

Staying Positive in All Aspects of Life

With all that has happened this year, having a positive mindset is more beneficial than ever.

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 aspects of school. Having to do school from home most of the week and not being able to see frien...

Happy Earth Composting Service

A cheerful & smiley earth representing the company's daily mission towards greater sustainability.

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 month to then turn it into a usable compost mix. Being a part of the Happy Earth Compost family ...

Is Studying as Complicated as it Seems?

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

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 are the most popular learning strategies, these methods do not always lead to desirable test outcomes...

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 since 2008. The company is owned by Elon Musk, who is pretty much known for making Teslas, being super ri...

3-D Printed Coral Reefs

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

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 earth are becoming increasingly smaller such as prairies, wetlands, and coral reefs. All of these e...

NASA/SpaceX Launch Rescheduled

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

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 to launch veteran astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken on the Demo-2 mission on Saturday,...

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 important for people to understand how their technology works in order for them to shape the fut...

STEAM– What Role Does Art Play in STEM?

Full STEAM Ahead

Daphne Han, Web Design, Executive Student Life Editor, STEM Editor

April 10, 2020

More than a few decades ago, the STEM movement was being pushed and introduced in an effort to produce employable American youth as well as prepare them for the increasingly more technological world. Even now, this is still true and has become the reality of many. In a study done by the American Acad...

Information Overload, How Much is Too Much?

How does one filter, discern, and manage the open windows in their life streaming continuously?

Neha Shaw, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2020

News is everywhere. Whether we are in our homes or in our schools/workplaces, or we are on our phones or talking to people in person, new topics of conversation in regards to current events or global happenings arise constantly. In this new age of technological development, information about anything...

Kingwood Math Camp: The Importance of Mathematical Literacy and Education

Kingwood Math Camp: The Importance of Mathematical Literacy and Education

Daphne Han, Web Design, Executive Student Life Editor, STEM Editor

February 7, 2020

For as long as I can remember, I was extremely passionate about mathematics. Year after year, summer after summer, I would find opportunities for myself to be challenged and to learn how to apply math in ways that can be utilized in the real world. This passion has continued to burn brightly within me...

What is Impostor Syndrome?

Imposter Syndrome

Daphne Han, Web Design, Executive Student Life Editor, STEM Editor

October 6, 2019

Have you ever felt like you were undeserving of your accomplishments? That your achievements happened by pure luck or mistake? Afraid that others would discover you to be a “fraud” or “faker”? These are all feelings of a sensation known as impostor syndrome-- a condition described as the inability to accept one’s achievements and th...

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