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Nintendo Switch breaks new ground in console gaming

Nintendo Switch breaks new ground in console gaming

by Neal Sidhu, Reporter
March 19
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
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
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
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), ...

Upper school students assist at annual Harker Math Invitational

Upper school students assist at annual Harker Math Invitational

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor
March 8
Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Upper school Math Club members helped out at Harker’s annual Harker Math Invitational for middle and lower school students at the Blackford campus last Sunday. The contest invited over 300 students from 25 schools, one of which is based out of state, to compete against each other in both individual ...

Climate change in the Trump presidency

Climate change in the Trump presidency

by Neil Bai and Maya Valluru
February 28
Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The day of President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, all references to climate change initiatives were scrubbed from the White House website. Since then, environmental conservation has not been addressed, and the future of climate change under Trump remains unclear. In January 2014, Trump tweeted that climate ...

March for Science to be held

March for Science to be held

by Nicole Chen, Features Editor
February 24
Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Multiple scientists and science organizations have announced their support for a march for science, particularly to raise awareness regarding the Trump administration’s proposed plans regarding climate change and energy. Reddit users proposed the idea of a march for science in a discussion about t...

The rise of the smart home

The rise of the smart home

by Nina Gee and Nisha Shankar
February 24
Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Google released a smart home system in November 2016 by the name of Google Home, just one example in the myriad of options available for the development of smart home systems and one step closer to high-tech homes of the future. Google Home is a voice-activated speaker system featuring Google’s ar...

Math Club members participate in AMC B exam

Math Club members participate in AMC B exam

by Rose Guan, Winged Post Copy Editor
February 23
Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Members of Math Club participated in the annual 75-minute American Math Competition (AMC) 10B and 12B exams at the middle school campus last Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. The AMC 10A and 12A exams, which were open to all upper school students, took place on Feb. 7. High-performing students on either AMC...

Science Bowl team wins 2017 regionals

Science Bowl team wins 2017 regionals

by Derek Yen, STEM Editor
February 12
Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

The school's Science Bowl team took first at the Science Bowl regional round held yesterday at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Science Bowl is a national quizbowl-style academic competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy. Teams compete to answer science and math questions ranging...

Seniors named finalists in Regeneron Science Talent Search

Seniors named finalists in Regeneron Science Talent Search

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor
January 31
Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Seniors Evani Radiya-Dixit, Manan Shah and Arjun Subramaniam were recognized as three of 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search this past Tuesday, representing the most number of finalists from any one school in the country. The finalists will travel to Washington, D.C. in mid-March with ...

Foucault’s other work

Foucault’s other work

by Rose Guan and Tiffany Wong, Winged Post Copy Editor and Co-News Editor
January 31
Filed under STEM, Winged Post

French physicist Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault is best remembered for giving his name to the Foucault pendulum, which he prominently displayed in 1851, but he also made several discoveries in optics and mechanics. Together with fellow French physicist Armand Fizeau, Foucault was able to take detailed pho...

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