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Prosthetic Progress

Estelle Martin, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

Filed under Findings, Volume 2 Issue 3

The Prosthetics Lab at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital is a stark contrast to the surrounding building. Outside the doors of the lab, ordinary, sterile waiting rooms bustle with patients and family members. Inside the Prosthetics Lab, however, many of the rooms resemble a machine shop, including one caked with cream ...

Crossing the Line

Allison Mou

May 22, 2019

Filed under Findings, Volume 2 Issue 3

Amid the dust being kicked up by the runners, John Tayeri, senior captain of the cross-country team, emerges over the crest of the hill, triumphant, wearing a pink head- band and neon orange running shoes, the Nike Vaporfly 4%. When these $250 shoes were unveiled in 2017, they were released with a Nike-sponsored peer...

All About That Glass

All About That Glass

May 22, 2019

Shaping superhot glass with surprising confidence, first year Palo Alto High School sophomore glassblower E...

Fine Prints

Fine Prints

May 22, 2019

A small black box zooms around, depositing thin strings of molten plastic on a growing structure, la...

Beyond the Blueprint

Beyond the Blueprint

May 22, 2019

A laser cutter. 3D printers. Foam board for prototyping. A computer numerical control machine for fabricating...

LEED-ing the Effort

LEED-ing the Effort

May 22, 2019

A cold blast of air and muted, sterile odor mean little more than a welcome respite for library-goers...

A Deep Look Into the Shallows

A Deep Look Into the Shallows

February 27, 2019

As the tide retreats and the coast returns from submergence, the abundance of marine life becomes ap...

Diving In

Diving In

February 27, 2019

“Imagine you are under water, off of a secluded island in the middle of the Caribbean, and you are...

Thermohaline Circulation

Thermohaline Circulation

February 27, 2019

For something seldom mentioned, thermohaline circulation is massively important in climate regulation. T...

Standing on their shoulders

Calvin Yan

February 25, 2019

Filed under Findings, Volume 2 Issue 2

We at Veritas magazine try not to discern between STEM people — or those who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) — and non-STEM people. Our audience is the student body: not students taking AP science classes, not students with scientist parents, not even students who know what the four-letter acronym...

Eating Your Allergies

Eating Your Allergies

December 10, 2018

  "This is a peanut free zone!” We all remember the designated lunch tables in elementary school tha...

Don’t Scrimp on Sleep

Don’t Scrimp on Sleep

November 28, 2018

Senior Miguel Moreno describes his worst night of sleep ever. Once in his first semester of junior ye...