Writer Pico Iyer believes that travel is “a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.” That description could fit the experience of VAMPY as a whole, but it works particularly well for those members of the community who are here from faraway places and who are studying new cultures.
… We settled in for a brief hall time before study hall, but as the weather worsened we soon received an unheard of message—study hall was cancelled for the evening!
DNA and Genetics began with an in-depth look at DNA, a fundamental component of all living things. Many people know the basic functions of DNA, but teacher Melissa Harris wants her students to understand the complexity and history behind deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and how it makes us who we are.
On Thursday morning, our class wrote down how they would have voted if they were on the Supreme Court during the Nixon years concerning several topics that they had debated on Wednesday.