Article by Phoenix writer Michelle Paszek ’24:
On Monday, October 4th in room 203, Biology students gathered together to solve a macromolecule mystery escape room with only 45 minutes on the clock. Jeremy Carman, a Freshman, said that “It was a fun experience with Brother Peter. The material is even more enjoyable when it’s outside the classroom with friends and teachers” This is the first of many events that promote Biology Week at Kellenberg. Biology Week is meant to encourage students to get involved in biology by celebrating the study of science and its advancements. “I think it’s a good way to get involved with both the academic side and fun side of school”, Brother Peter Sennert, S.M. started, “It’s a different way of tackling biology in a fun setting.”
Some classes offer an extra credit opportunity for attendance. Freshman Deandrea Hopkins, who is thinking of attending this week’s other events, shared, “To be honest, I heard extra points and I became interested. Plus, the concept was cool”.
Biology Week ties into what the biology students attending are currently learning in their classes – in this case, macromolecules. The week’s other events, which are open to any current biology student, include a scavenger hunt around the school starting in room 126 on Tuesday, a STEM talk given by a veterinarian in the Collab lab at 3:30 on Wednesday, and a biology trivia Kahoot! on Friday in room 125. Freshman Sabrina Hurtado stated, “I wanted to do the biology events that are going on because I wanted to learn more and have fun while doing it. I recommend it!”
However, Biology is not the only science week at Kellenberg – Chemistry Week is also coming up this month. Students can ask their science teachers for more information.