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Students Learn About Cancer Research

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Article and Photos by Stephanie Mayer, ’17 According to the National Cancer Institute, 39.4 percent of men and women will have some form of cancer in their lifetimes. Cancer spreads rapidly because it bypasses natural cell death or apoptosis. This devastating disease is tricky to treat, which is why many professional organizations spend millions of   …Continue Reading

The Study of Viruses

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In the school’s Biology Lab, students performed an ELISA – enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay – test, used extensively in medicine and research and based on the immunological response of the formation of an antigen-antibody complex. Biology II instructor Janine Koenig explained, “We were using it as an application of our study of viruses and how they are   …Continue Reading

Engineering A Perfect Egg Drop

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EGG DROP PHOTO GALLERY Can a chicken egg be safely dropped from a height of 24 feet and remain intact? That is what eight graders in Mrs. Crissy Giacona’s Science Class tried to do when they tackled the egg drop assignment that incorporates science, technology, engineering and math. Students were told they had been hired   …Continue Reading

O Chemis-tree, O Chemis-tree

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Students is Mrs. Theresa Maquar’s Chemistry 1 classes created a Chemis-tree. Each student selected an element from the Periodic Table, put the basic info on the ornament, assembled and decorated it, and wrote on the back of the ornament a unique characteristic of the element.

Old Testament Times

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Students in Mr. Frank Cusimano’s Old Testament Class stepped back into Old Testament times when guest Nathanael Heller spoke about what life was like in ancient Israel. Mr. Heller received  an M.A. in Old Testament from Wheaton College and holds a B.A. in Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies. He completed his Master’s thesis research on   …Continue Reading

Anatomy – Planes and Directional Terms

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Anterior and distal? Proximal and posterior? Superficial and deep? Students taking Ms. Anjel Guitroz’s Human Anatomy Class tested their knowledge of the human body’s anatomical planes and directional terms during a class activity, Anatomical Directions. In response to their teacher’s questions, student pairs used labels to denote the correct areas of the body.

Travel to Spain Expands Horizons

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SPAIN PHOTO GALLERY In July, 38 students and two alumnae traveled through Madrid and southern Spain on a trip with Education First Tours. Their travels began in Madrid, followed by an excursion to Toledo and days spent in Cordoba and Seville. Among their many cultural experiences were a tapas dinner with live music in Madrid,   …Continue Reading

French Exchange: A Memorable Experience

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From June 3 – 14, a Dominican student and a recent graduate, joined Jesuit students and traveled to Toulouse, France, following the first portion of an exchange in New Orleans last fall. The New Orleans contingent had the opportunity to live as French students in Toulouse. Each student stayed for nine days with a French   …Continue Reading

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