Is blood only red?

A few weeks back, I had stayed up until 10:00 on a Friday night working on my English Short Story Assignment. Tired from trying to read it, I closed the book, but in the process of doing so, I got a papercut with dark, red blood jutting out from my finger. After washing my finger […]

AI and Depression

Depression is a type of mental illness that can have negative effects on how one feel, think and act. There are currently 300 million people in the whole world experiencing depression. Some of the feelings include a sense of sadness, hopeless, a loss of interest in daily activities, and a loss of appetite. There are […]

No More Jet Lag

Just like any other teenager, I love sleeping in on weekends. On weekends, I usually go to bed at around 12:30 AM and wake up at 11:00 AM. On weeknights, I usually go to bed at 10:30 PM and wake up at 7:30 AM. In the past couple weeks, I realized that on Sunday and […]

My Experiences with STEAM Opportunities

In Vancouver, there are many opportunities for youth to get involved in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). I’ve had the privilege to take part in a few of them, so I’m going to touch on a few of the experiences I’ve had. Of course there’s Future Science Leaders, which I am super grateful to […]

The Asch Line Conformity Tests

An area of science that has always fascinated me because of its ability to provide an explanation for human behaviour and social interaction is psychology, especially the branch of social psychology.  A few weeks ago I watched a video called 10 Psychological Experiments You Would Never Believe Happened about social psychological experiments conducted mainly around […]

Mosquitos: Deadly or Helpful?

A few days back, I was looking through my family’s photo album of our 2010 trip to India. Alongside, the vivid memories of visiting my extended family and the bumbling city, I remembered how mosquitos were practically everywhere and the amount of itchy mosquito bites I got from my trip. Determined to find out more […]

How Medically Accurate is Grey’s Anatomy?

The well-known TV drama, Grey’s Anatomy, is, without a doubt, incredibly successful. Currently, 15 seasons strong, Grey’s Anatomy continues to be one of my favourite binge-worthy shows. The show takes place in a hospital and is about a group of interns and their journeys towards becoming doctors. Grey’s Anatomy is famously known for its drama […]

Bee Population – What’s the Situation?

A rapid declination in the world’s population of bees began in the late 1990’s. In the United States, there was a loss of 40% of commercial honeybees since 2006. Wild bee’s (for example, Mason bees) numbers also in decline, and they are also vital t o many ecosystems and to human food production because they are […]

Sarah Cader

Sarah is a Grade 12 student at Lord Byng Secondary School. During her free time, she loves to draw, play video games, and listen to music. Sarah is incredibly excited to get practice doing the kind of hands-on research that is rarely an opportunity in high school science. She’s eager to learn applicable real world […]

Glaciers: An Endangered Species

Glaciers: An Endangered Species Over the summer, I received the really unique opportunity of getting to learn about and explore the Asulkan Glacier in British Columbia’s Glacier National Park.  The expedition gave me the chance to learn about one of the most highly discussed landmasses when it comes to climate change and global warming: glaciers. […]