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Connecting Science and Faith

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Students in Mrs. Theresa Maquar’s Chemistry I class looked at the connections between science and faith when they explored the chemical principles involved in creating the perfectly dyed Easter egg. Students studied the properties and effects of acids and bases. The egg dyeing activity presented them with a fun way to see chemistry in action, including   …Continue Reading

Testing Knowledge – Dissection

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Working in groups of four, students in Ms. Anjel Guitroz’s anatomy class tested their cumulative knowledge of all systems of the fetal pig during dissections of specimens that spanned a one-week period.     Starting with the external anatomy, students identified structures and functions. They next dissected the pig to expose the digestive system. Each   …Continue Reading

Spanish Class Connects with Colombia

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Students in Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s Advance Placement Spanish class connected via Skype with Dominican alumna Catalina Rubiano from her home in Colombia. The connection was part of the class interview series that have included a Cuban documentary filmmaker, a Chilean martial arts and stunts professional, and a Canadian government worker whose assignment is receiving refugees   …Continue Reading

Anatomy Students Visit Coroner’s Office

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CORONER’S OFFICE VISIT PHOTO GALLERY Students in Ms. Anjel Guitroz’s Anatomy classes applied their medical terminology and anatomy knowledge in a practical setting when 19 of them took a field trip to the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office. During the visit, they heard several lectures and also toured the morgue for a close-up view of various organs. Forensic Pathologist   …Continue Reading

Foreign Language Festival Honors for Dominican

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At the 35th Annual Foreign Language Festival, hosted by Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) Department of Languages and Communication, 21 St. Mary’s Dominican High School Spanish students brought home several honors. Victoria Liu received the Special Award prize. This first place award is given to the student who demonstrated the most outstanding delivery in the category   …Continue Reading

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

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