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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Green Team Public Relations Head Joelle Wang (11) and member Lindsey Tuckey (10) place trash in a bag as possible at a Campbell creek for Coastal Cleanup Day. A total of 18 students participated in the event as part of Californias Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17.

Students clean creek for California Coastal Cleanup Day

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor September 28, 2022

18 students, including Green Team members, and three teachers attended the California Coastal Cleanup Day event on Sept. 17 in Campbell to clean up trash near a creek in an effort to decrease water contamination.  Coastal...

Upper school chemistry teacher Dr. Mala Raghavan helps Jacqueline Soraire (11) light the Bunsen burner during the lab on Wednesday. Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry class for juniors and seniors conducted their first experiment of the year on Wednesday.

Chemistry class completes first in-class experiment

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor September 20, 2022

Upper school chemistry teacher Dr. Mala Raghavan’s Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry class for juniors and seniors conducted their first in-class experiment of the year on Wednesday during periods two...

Bobby Costin (11) drops solid yeast balls into a graduated cylinder of hydrogen peroxide. Honors Biology students participated in a lab on Thursday and Friday about different enzyme properties.

Biology classes discover properties of yeast through enzyme lab

by Edward Huang, Co-STEM Editor September 20, 2022

Honors Biology classes experimented with yeast on Thursday and Friday in upper school biology teachers Eric Johnson and Michael Pistacchi’s classrooms to study the effectiveness of enzymes on different...

STEM Scene showcases briefs to update our community on the STEM world.

STEM Scene: Sept. 17

by Hima Thota and Victor Gong September 17, 2022

Apple reveals new iPhone 14 at annual event Apple launched their brand-new products at their headquarters in Cupertino, California earlier this month, which include the iPhone 14, the iPhone 14...

Students listen as Mrs. Chetty walks through the Synopsys guidelines. The informational meeting for the Synopsys fair and Regeneron Science Talent Search research competitions took place on Friday in the Nichols Auditorium.

Upper school science department holds annual Synopsys and Regeneron informational meeting

by Sidak Sanghari and Vika Gautham September 6, 2022

Upper school science department head Anita Chetty and research teacher Chris Spenner held the Synopsys and Regeneron informational meeting for students in the Nichols Auditorium on Friday at 3:10 p.m. The...

The security of our digital lives has become a more pressing concern in recent years. Recent developments in the field of cybersecurity could disrupt global technology in minutes.

Why cybercriminals don’t ‘hack the mainframe’ anymore

by Arjun Barrett, Managing Editor August 31, 2022

Over the past 30 years, the world has become increasingly dependent upon technology. In particular, the pandemic lockdown forced people to switch to virtual life almost exclusively. In an era where we...

An illustration of the monkeypox virus and symptoms. After the first recent monkeypox cases confirmation in May, the virus has quickly spread to most parts of the world.

Monkeypox: Everything you need to know

by Edward Huang and Kinnera Mulam August 26, 2022

The monkeypox virus has reemerged this year with a global outbreak, and with around 15,000 recorded cases in the U.S. and 2,000 in California, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global...

Summer Adler (9) scoops ice into a mason jar. Green Team has taken multiple environmental activism steps to open up climate activism opportunities for youth.

Global Reset: Fighting for a cooler future

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor August 24, 2022

“The seas are rising but so are we.” Waving signs streaked with color, protesters filled the sidewalks of downtown San Jose as they marched through the city. Drivers in the streets showed their...

“STEM Spotlight” is an Aquila repeater showcasing STEM clubs and their initiatives.

STEM Spotlight: Robotics club conducts week-long summer camp for incoming frosh class

by Edward Huang, Co-STEM Editor August 22, 2022

Harker Robotics held their annual introductory summer camp from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12 in Nichols Hall, with club leadership teaching rising ninth graders about the basics of designing and building robots. The...

Using a stylus, upper school science department chair and biology teacher Anita Chetty selects certain features on the body to be visible. The table also allows the user to place labels on body organisms, view the flow of blood in the veins, and take a quiz on the anatomy of the cadaver.

Anatomage table facilitates interactive learning and study of the human body

by Young Min, Sidak Sanghari, and Sabrina Zhu June 4, 2022

An image of a dissected human body with red, flowing blood vessels and ivory-colored bones is displayed on a large table, about six feet long and two feet wide. Upper school science department chair and...

Caption: Coachella generates over 1612 tons of waste, only 20% of which is recycled, and produces noise pollution reaching over 110 decibels. The sound level compares to that of a car horn and the volume can interrupt predatory activities in the area.

Global Reset: Coachella harms environment through plastic use, fast fashion and noise pollution

by Angelina Burrows, Ananya Das, and Kinnera Mulam May 30, 2022

Thousands of celebrities and influencers clad in carefully-selected outfits gather under the hot desert sun for the largest music festival of the year –– Coachella. For two weekends, attendees post...

This illustration represents the podcast Research Revelations, which spotlights student researchers with staff members.

Research Revelations Episode 1: Microplastics in fish with Aeliya Grover

by Ella Yee and Selina Xu May 2, 2022

This is the first installment of Research Revelations: Conversations with Our Student Researchers, a podcast where Aquila staff members talk to student researchers about their projects and research goals....

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