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The Foothill Dragon Press

Scalpels, probes, forceps and scissors are used to dissect the specimen. Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press

Muscle by muscle, Honors Physiology dissect mink specimens

Rachel Chang June 16, 2018

https://vimeo.com/274815473 Honors Physiology is the only excuse for having a knife (more accurately, a scalpel) on campus.  Muscles cover us from the head to toe, clearly playing an integral role...

The process of healing bone fractures. Credit: Rachel Chang // The Foothill Dragon Press

Recap with Rachel: the physiology of bones

Rachel Chang May 4, 2018

  In order to prevent critical disorders and diseases of the bones, it's important to first understand its complex physiology. Here's how bones form, grow, remodel and heal.  https://vimeo.com/268035450

Over 300 tri-fold posters stood in Cal Lutheran. Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press

One room, five hundred future scientists

Rachel Chang March 25, 2018

Ever wondered if aspirin helps plants grow or if larger schools of fish cause more fractal movements? With both wit and creativity, nearly 500 students from 50 schools shared their own scientific discoveries...

Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press

The evolution and disparity of the Eastern Asian phenotype

Rachel Chang March 10, 2018

 In our lifetime, we’ve met thousands of individuals and have peered at even more faces. Whether referring to brow bridges or cheekbones, each and every face has its own distinctive structure. This...

The view from Inspiration Point on Anacapa Island. Credit: Julian Martinez used with permission

Channel Islands: Captivating and crucial to California

Matthew Godfrey January 22, 2018

An hour away from the bustling roar of suburban life resides a sanctuary of marine ecosystems, endemic species and California's beginnings. The Channel Islands are home to annual breeding grounds for an...

A house in the wake of the Thomas Fire. Credit: Olivia Sanford / The Foothill Dragon Press

The toxic combination of fire and flood

Matthew Godfrey January 18, 2018

With the infamous California Drought aiding the ravage of the Thomas Fire, rain had never sounded more ideal. However, this recent precipitation has clearly shown to be catastrophic. With the abrupt turn...

Recap with Rachel: Thomas Fire chemical reactions and effects

Recap with Rachel: Thomas Fire chemical reactions and effects

Rachel Chang January 7, 2018

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,...

Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press

Blood Donations: Where to next?

Rachel Chang December 4, 2017

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...

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The science of stress

Anna Lapteva November 29, 2017

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...

Credit: Maya Avelar / The Foothill Dragon Press

Opinion: GMOs are beneficial to society beyond reasonable doubt

Noah Hilles November 29, 2017

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,...

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Is turkey to thank for your post-Thanksgiving sleepiness?

Anna Lapteva November 23, 2017

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...

Credit: Maya Avelar / The Foothill Dragon Press

Screening Sunscreen

Noah Hilles November 4, 2017

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...

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