Editorial: Science not celebrated

Looking at the school calendar, it is easy to see that almost all of the core subjects have a school wide event to celebrate their curricula, from Shakespeare Day, to Pi Day and Foreign Language Week. But where is the celebration of science?

As the English, Math, and Language departments all respectively put on displays of the beauty of literature, the multidimensional capabilities of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and the charm of foreign countries, the science lovers of our science community are left with no outlet for their enthusiasm.

It seems more than plausible that the work of the man who contributed the theory of evolution to the knowledge of humanity would be put on display at least for one day.  Along with Newton, Einstein’s theory of relativity is also among the greatest discoveries of history.  Despite the transcendence of these scientific feats as almost anyone can recite the names of these figures on command, there is still no effort put into any exhibition of science in our school.

Moreover, many students, whether it be independently or with the research program, put in hours upon hours of work into science.  As the theatrical performances of Shakespeare, the elaborate ethnic dances, and the well-done posters displaying the concept of pi fill our hallways throughout the year, the endeavors and effort of our students who have uncovered profound scientific findings should as well.

The World Science Day for Peace and Development is annually held in the month of November and is recognized by the United Nations as a public observance.  Schreiber High School should be among the many schools and corporations that celebrates the awe-invoking capabilities of the past and future of scientific discovery.