Rhiana Stark, Opinions Editor

Hamilton’s AP Biology class conducted an experiment where one person from each lab group would place their hands in a bin of snow and cold water for five minutes. A before and after rate was calculated for how quickly the student was able to break a row of ten toothpicks in half. This was to demonstrate the relationship between temperature and an enzyme’s(the student’s) ability to turn reactants into products. Laurel Neufeld, a junior, was the unlucky member of her group to act as the enzyme and couldn’t wait for the five minutes to be over.