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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...

Art by Maya Anderson, Photo by Nicole Adamson

Garbage Bin or Garden

November 28, 2018

I have heard the scraping sound of tiny fish eating the algae from green sea turtles’ shells, and I...

Dissecting Anatomy and Physiology

Dissecting Anatomy and Physiology

May 23, 2018

An Anatomy and Physiology course will be added next year, taught by Biology teacher Randy Scilingo. Th...

Mean Protein

Angela Liu, Guest Writer

May 23, 2018

Tuber to Teaspoon

Tuber to Teaspoon

May 23, 2018

Self-styled “foodpreneur” Nicholas Phan recalls his trip across the Atlantic Ocean on a visit to...

Vegetarian roots

Vegetarian roots

May 23, 2018

Veg. V. GF. These symbols swarm our menus and snack packaging and may even dictate our food decisions. ...

What is in our food?

Kaitlyn Khoe

May 23, 2018

Soy lecithin Yellow-brown fatty substance Created from the waste of soy oil production Keeps water and fats from separating (emulsifier) Used to extend product shelf life — Journal by Van Nieuwenhuyzen       Xanthan gum Carbohydrate consisting of multiple sugar molecules (p...

Succulent leaves have a waxy coating covering the outside of the leaf called the cuticle. Also, the swollen leaf shape efficiently packs higher volume into a smaller surface area. This prevents moisture from evaporating, which helps the plant maintain homeostasis. The spiral leaf arrangement funnels moisture down towards the roots under the center of the plant.

Gallery for May 2018

May 23, 2018

Every issue, Veritas aims to capture the beauty of science in images of the seemingly mundane.  Her...

Feeding anxiety

Feeding anxiety

May 23, 2018

Finals. Tests. Grades. Did those words make your heart race? Did it make your palms sweat? Did it make y...

Senior Kevin Kim eats tortilla chips that briefly fell on a sidewalk on Palo Alto High School campus. Since concrete is a relatively smooth surface, bacterial transfer was likely minimal and harmless.

5-Second Rule

May 23, 2018

Is fallen food safe to eat? Not the way you think. Veritas: What do you think of the 5-second rule?...

An Acquired Taste

An Acquired Taste

May 23, 2018

During lunch, junior Kennedy Herron looks around at her circle of friends as they pull out containers ...