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Recap with Rachel: Thomas Fire chemical reactions and effects

Recap with Rachel: Thomas Fire chemical reactions and effects

Rachel Chang

January 7, 2018


Filed under Recap with Rachel, Science, Thomas Fire

As the Thomas Fire has swept through Southern California and affected our own community members, there's still a few things we need to pay attention to. Learn about the different types of combustion reactions, its relationship to climate change, and how it affects our hemoglobin and immune system. ...

Blood Donations: Where to next?

Blood Donations: Where to next?

Rachel Chang

December 4, 2017


Filed under Science

Perhaps you’ve just participated in Foothill’s recent blood drive. After signing some paperwork and enduring a few needles, you’ve walked out of the United Blood Service’s truck as an official blood donor. But who will receive it? How great of an impact did your 30 minute donation create? In fact, one do...

The science of stress

The science of stress

Anna Lapteva

November 29, 2017


Filed under Science

An in-class essay, a history test and a math exam all awaiting you tomorrow, and your anxiety is overwhelming since you haven’t started a minute of preparation. Or, you feel your heart pounding in your chest as you prepare for an important interview. Maybe, you’re driving to school and you notice...

Opinion: GMOs are beneficial to society beyond reasonable doubt

Opinion: GMOs are beneficial to society beyond reasonable doubt

Noah Hilles

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Science

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are arguably the single most contested scientific discovery since Nicolaus Copernicus stated that the Earth was round. There exists two opposing sides on the issue, those who are against and those who support it. Both stances have been considered viable for decades,...

Is turkey to thank for your post-Thanksgiving sleepiness?

Is turkey to thank for your post-Thanksgiving sleepiness?

Anna Lapteva

November 23, 2017


Filed under Science

Perhaps you have just indulged in a delectable Thanksgiving meal: a delicious roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, sweet cranberry sauce and fragrant pumpkin pie. You feel like you have eaten more than you could ever eat in a lifetime, and with each irresistible bite the thought of curling into bed and d...

Screening Sunscreen

Screening Sunscreen

Noah Hilles

November 4, 2017


Filed under Science

The word “sunscreen” has one of the most positive and harmless connotations of almost anything one can say. In a world where 1 out of every 5 of us will get some form of skin cancer, there is no doubt why sunscreen would be spoken so highly of and viewed as the hero against the harmful ultraviolet ray...

MedTech students learn CPR to help people continue “Stayin’ Alive”

MedTech students learn CPR to help people continue “Stayin’ Alive”

Mayzee Oakes

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Science

For over 50 years, scientists have been challenging studies to help people become safer and healthier, which led to the development of the American Medical Response (AMR) team. Ventura County’s AMR paramedics came on Friday Oct. 13 to educate MedTech and Bioscience about the science behind CPR and medical tra...

UC Riverside professor shines light on the little and lithe

UC Riverside professor shines light on the little and lithe

Emily van Deinse

October 13, 2017


Filed under Science

For most people, the idea of pollination conjures images of bees and butterflies to mind. But they do not do all of the work on their own. Hummingbirds are an important pollinator in Southern California, considering that they may visit 1,000 to 3,000 flowers a day. On Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Channel ...

Perhaps you should reconsider that Venti Americano with three extra shots of espresso

Perhaps you should reconsider that Venti Americano with three extra shots of espresso

Rachel Chang

October 4, 2017


Filed under Science

"Hi, so I'd like to order a Venti Americano with three extra shots of espresso." It has become a cycle: sleep at 2 a.m., wake up four hours later, brew a cup to get through the day and again sleep at 2 a.m. Sound familiar? Eighty five percent of Americans consume some form of caffeine daily, a ...

Opinion: Electric Cars Aren’t Driving us Away From Climate Change

Opinion: Electric Cars Aren’t Driving us Away From Climate Change

Noah Hilles

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Science

Most of us go about our day fulfilling small tasks aimed to better the well-being of our volatile environment. All of these minor but seemingly meaningful actions appear to culminate in so much change, but realistically do very little to none at all for the environment. In effect, all they do is ease ou...

Recap with Rachel: First Gene Therapy Approved

Recap with Rachel: First Gene Therapy Approved

Rachel Chang

September 10, 2017


Filed under Recap with Rachel, Science

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