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Marches for Science held across US and world

Marches for Science held across US and world

by Derek Yen, STEM Editor
April 22, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Advocates for unfettered science and evidence-based policy took to the streets across the world to participate in the March for Science held today, Earth Day. The March for Science is a worldwide movement that advocates for evidence-based policies, improved science education, and the free expre...

Students react to United Airlines incident

by Alex Wang, Winged Post Sports Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Chicago Aviation police officers forcibly removed Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old physician, from an overbooked United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville earlier this month. Prior to takeoff, the airline chose Dao as one of four passengers to disembark to make room for four airline employees....

Annual Research Symposium features Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Theme

Annual Research Symposium features Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Theme

by Eleanor Xiao, TALON Co-Student Life Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

The Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club held the annual Research Symposium, themed Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the upper school, spanning from Nichols to Manzanita Hall. The Symposium featured keynote speeches, talks by student researchers, poster sessions by...

NASA announces discovery of seven-exoplanet system

NASA announces discovery of seven-exoplanet system

by Nicole Chen and Tiffany Wong
March 28, 2017
Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Scientists at NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a single star, TRAPPIST-1, on Feb. 22. Located outside of our solar system, the planets surrounding TRAPPIST-1 are known as exoplanets. The discovery of the star and its planets marks the first time scientists have found...

Snapchat begins sales of newly released Spectacles

Snapchat begins sales of newly released Spectacles

by Adrian Chu, Opinion Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

Snap began their online sales of their Spectacles in February, a pair of glasses with cameras compatible with iOS and Android built for the Snapchat app initially sold last November. The Spectacles can record 10-30 second circular videos with the press of a button on the top of its frame and upload the...

A “Switch” in gaming: New Nintendo console released amid popularity of phone games

A “Switch” in gaming: New Nintendo console released amid popularity of phone games

by Kathy Fang, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under STEM, Winged Post

With its release on March 3, Nintendo’s newest video game console, the Nintendo Switch, seems to push the future of video game consoles closer to mobile phone technology because the Switch can be detached and reassembled into a tablet-like structure, allowing for on-the-go play. The Switch consists ...

Upper school hosts 2017 Harker Programming Invitational

Upper school hosts 2017 Harker Programming Invitational

by Jin Tuan, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Scattered around the Nichols atrium and in the science classrooms with their heads craned forward, the students in each of the 46 teams huddled at their own tables, focused intently on the programming problem they were racing to solve. The Harker Programming club hosted its annual invitational last we...

Overpopulation pressures threaten the environment

Overpopulation pressures threaten the environment

by Rose Guan and Tiffany Wong
March 28, 2017
Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The impacts of overpopulation on the environment amount to some of the most contested of the many issues relating to climate change, not least due to the various and sometimes coercive ways that governments worldwide have attempted to alter their countries’ population growth. Although studies hav...

Nintendo Switch breaks new ground in console gaming

Nintendo Switch breaks new ground in console gaming

by Neal Sidhu, Reporter
March 19, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

The Nintendo Switch has become one of Nintendo’s fastest-selling consoles and was released on March 3. The Switch is a gaming system which can be used not only as a home gaming console, but also a portable gaming device. A device that can be used as both a portable and home gaming console has never been...

Upper school students win awards at Berkeley Math Tournament

Upper school students win awards at Berkeley Math Tournament

by Katherine Zhang, Asst. STEM Editor
March 18, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Twelve students competed in the Berkeley Math Tournament (BMT) at the University of California, Berkeley, where they took second place in the overall team standings and first place in the power round of the competition. Seniors Kai-Siang Ang, Misha Ivkov and Peter Wu, juniors Swapnil Garg and Jimmy ...

Facebook adds disputed tag for untruthful articles

Facebook adds disputed tag for untruthful articles

by Adrian Chu, Opinion Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under STEM

Facebook implemented a tag last week which marks articles as disputed by third party fact checkers after controversy surrounding the spread of fake news on its website. According to Facebook, the third party fact-checkers include PolitiFact, Snopes and the Associated Press, but Facebook withheld its exact...

Students participate in Invitational Linguistics Olympiad

Students participate in Invitational Linguistics Olympiad

by Rose Guan, Winged Post Copy Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

Nine upper school students participated in the invitational round of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) in Main yesterday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The students, Kai-Siang Ang (12), Andrew Rule (12), David Zhu (12), Swapnil Garg (11), Joanna Lin (11), Alexandra Michael (11), ...

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