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Helping out two club members, Anatomy & Dissection Club Vice President Nicole Wang 24 points out parts of the turtles digestive system. Some of the club members were confused about the digestive systems location due to differences between mammalian and reptilian anatomy. At this time in high school, the most experience you get is probably organs or smaller specimens such as mice [and] frogs, Wang said. The turtle is a fascinating, almost difficult dissection due to the sheer size and more complex structure overall. You have all the organs and it is a big specimen.

Anatomy & Dissection Club Explores Complex Turtle Anatomy

Prima Changwatchai, Community & World News Editor January 30, 2024

On Friday, Jan. 26, Anatomy & Dissection Club held a turtle dissection in Mr. Scheiber’s room before school. As the club’s first reptilian study of the year, the meeting allowed members to...

With gloved hands, club members Ava Poursepanj 26, Nathan Aguilar 26, and Sydney Daigle 26 pry open the squid specimen. Club members studied the internal structures of squids, including the gills, jaws, and digestive tract.

Anatomy & Dissection Club Gets Their Hands Inky for Squid Dissection

Prima Changwatchai, Community & World News Editor December 7, 2023

On Friday, Dec. 1, Anatomy & Dissection gathered to dissect squids in Mr. Scheiber’s room before school. Shifting the club’s focus from studying simpler organs, such as the sheep heart dissection...

Using a scalpel, Tyler Martinez 27 inspects the inside of a sheep heart. The sheep heart dissection provided club members the hands-on opportunity to explore the anatomy of mammal hearts.

Anatomy & Dissection Club Pours Their Hearts Into First Dissection of the Year

Prima Changwatchai, Community & World News Editor October 29, 2023

Anatomy & Dissection Club gathered to dissect sheep hearts in Mr. Eric Scheiber’s room on Friday, Oct. 27. Chosen by club officers, the sheep heart dissection was the club’s first dissection...

Juniors Lucy Townsend and Nicole Wang make cards appreciating their art teachers. Students were able to use a variety of supplies, including markers and construction paper, to create their cards.

NAHS Celebrates Art Teachers with Card Creation Event

Alessandra Ashford, Opinions Editor March 6, 2023

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, National Art Honor Society (NAHS) hosted an art teacher appreciation event where students made cards to show thanks to their favorite art teachers. “I feel like the art department...

Working together, Rahul Suresh 25 and Preethi Ram 25 pick through the organs of their turtle specimen. Club members learned about anatomy through instructional slides, but were also given the opportunity to explore the specimens to see turtles internal structures for themselves. I joined [Anatomy & Dissection Club] because it seemed like a pretty interesting and fun club, and I wanted to get more substantial experience with dissections, Suresh said.

Shell Shock: Anatomy & Dissection Club Turtle Dissection Explores Unique Anatomy

Prima Changwatchai, Community & World News Editor February 27, 2023

On Friday, Feb. 17, Anatomy & Dissection Club met to dissect turtles in Mr. Eric Scheiber’s room. The turtle dissection was the club’s fourth dissection this school year, and its most complex...

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