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A Bird That Builds Its Nest Right Next to Its Enemy

A Bird That Builds Its Nest Right Next to Its Enemy

Kelly Shen '23, photo from Unsplash.com Eagles are known to prey on other bird’s chicks and eggs, and the Blue Heron is no exception. When eagles swoop in, Blue Herons have no choice but to flee, leaving their nest unprotected. The eagle will snatch an egg or a heron chick and fly away with it. You’d expect the herons to live as far away as possible from eagle nesting territory. However, the opposite is happening, herons are actually trying to get as close as they can. If eagles prey on Blue Heron young, why would they build a nest colony…
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Leaping Limerick

Leaping Limerick

Armin Hamrah '23 In the flat world’s corner, there was a knight Brave, pugnacious, ready for a fight Jumping to an outpost Where it can be used most Forking pieces like food all night Unsplash.com
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Statement on the Passing of Michael Enright

Statement on the Passing of Michael Enright

Armin Hamrah '23 https://youtu.be/CsSfChQXAAU Video Transcript: For those of you who don’t know, last week one of our dear friends from Menlo passed away in a car crash caused by speeding. Now that we’ve had a week to mourn the loss of Michael Enright, we’ve got to do something to prevent a similar scenario in the future. He’d touched so many lives in indescribable ways and lit up all our days; he will always be remembered as someone who was smart and funny. I remember the last time I saw him, it was a few weeks ago, and I was…
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Senior Spotlight #3!

Senior Spotlight #3!

Our third set of 10 seniors is out! Be sure to check out our last two if you haven't already so that we can keep the Class of 2021 in our hearts and minds this semester. Remember that you can scroll, expand, or download the document using the buttons at the bottom right!
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The Horsehead Nebula

The Horsehead Nebula

Carl Crum '24 The famous Horsehead Nebula – or Barnard 33 – was officially discovered by Williamina Fleming in 1888 and catalogued by E. E. Barnard in 1894. The Horsehead, which is at the center of the photo, is a dark molecular cloud which sits in front of the bright emission nebula IC 434 and lies directly next to Alnitak, the lowest star in Orion’s Belt. The fiery-looking nebula below Altinak is the Flame Nebula, which is illuminated by an open cluster of stars that’s forming inside of it. Although the Horsehead region seems quite large, it is only a…
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