The Kirkwood Call

Sitting with scientists: MuMu Xu

Sitting with scientists: MuMu Xu

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor

October 26, 2015

Welcome to a new feature on An Independent Universe. It’s called Sitting with Scientists, and I’ll be interviewing awesome people from around the country with a passion for science that puts mine to shame. My first interview was with Mumu Xu, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. S...

VOK: 09.03

VOK: 09.03

Chloe Hooker, photographer

September 3, 2015

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Take all the ribbons you want

Take all the ribbons you want

Chloë King, web staff

May 12, 2015

So, a few months ago, I won one of ten Academy of Science Honors Division scholarship, which was the product of several months of work, lots of nerves, around 100 dollars, and many prepared presentations. Last weekend, I received one of two total SunEdison scholarships, which was the product of bringing...

Mammoth madness

Mammoth madness

Chloë King, web staff

April 27, 2015

Most people have seen Jurassic Park, but if you haven’t, here’s a quick run down. A bunch of phoney science is used to mix insect DNA with dinosaur DNA, and this full set is used to make modern living dinos. This, then, is used for a possible theme park that goes horribly wrong and ends in aroun...

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

Anna Mullendore, features writer

April 26, 2015

Anna Mullendore Getting enough sleep is vital for your nervous system, thus crucial to your concentration, coordination and memory. But when a student’s lack of sleep is due to early morning reviews, demanding classes and other extracurriculars, sleep falls down the priority totem pole. There’s no magic potion to passing that Honors Precalculus te...

Denouement

Denouement

Chloe King, web staff

March 24, 2015

Wow. I guess I’m done.   This weekend I participated in the Academy of Science’s Honors Division Science Fair. To make a long story short, I was among the top 10 finalists, and I won a scholarship for $1,000. Except why would I make a long story short? This is clearly depriving you all of ...

How to handle Friendship

How to handle Friendship

Ali Randazzo and Lindsay Huck

October 29, 2014

Minds wander during school from algebra inequalities to hair-dos, from atoms to pre-Friendship steak and mashed potatoes, from Spanish conjugations to DJ selections. Hours leading up to the dance, girls choke on hairspray while boys are strangled by bowties. Friendship memories are irreplaceable, but...

The evolution of learning

The evolution of learning

Chloë King, web staff

October 1, 2014

To be fair, no one really knows where to go on the first day. But most people at least have a room number. Independent Research in Science was something I’d signed up for, but besides that it was mostly a mystery. I started out on the first day of school not even knowing what class to go to, because...

Worker bees at 15

Lindsay Huck and Ali Randazzo

September 17, 2014

As soon as the bell rings, students zip up their backpacks and trample each other to promptly get to their extracurricular activity. Some go to sports practices, clubs, get help from teachers and some head to work. For freshman and sophomores, finding a job can be tricky due to child labor laws. Having...

One Direction: typical boy band or one-of-a-kind musicians?

Ali Randazzo and Lindsay Huck

September 8, 2014

After the One Direction concert in St. Louis Aug. 27, talk of the five British members of the band flooded KHS halls. It seemed most students either disliked One Direction or fell head over heels in love with Harry’s long hair don’t care personality. We each provide reasons for what makes them beautiful...

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