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The Green Team invited Daniel Quilter to speak about his plastic upcycling project in Malaysia on April 26. Quilter’s project uses the Precious Plastic machine, which can convert used plastic into upcycled objects like coasters, clocks, utensils, and more.

Green Team hosts Daniel Quilter, whose project upcycles used plastic into new products

by Sabrina Zhu, Assistant STEM editor May 4, 2021

The Green Team invited Daniel Quilter to speak about his plastic upcycling project in Malaysia on April 26. As part of the club’s Earth day activities, Quilter explained the effects of plastic on our...

The Harker Programming Club (HPC) hosted the twelfth annual Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) virtually on April 3, with attendance from over 170 middle and high school students.

Harker Programming Club hosts annual Harker Programming Invitational virtually

by Sabrina Zhu, Winged Post Asst. STEM Editor April 15, 2021

The Harker Programming Club (HPC) hosted the twelfth annual Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) virtually on April 3, with attendance from over 170 middle and high school students. The event consisted...

STEM Spotlight: Biotechnology Club

by Sabrina Zhu, Assistant STEM editor March 27, 2021

STEM Spotlight is a new repeater exploring what clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the Biotechnology Club, whose goal is to provide a hands-on experience...

Prakrit Jain (11) photographs a sample for his project that built an automatic software to create ranged maps for wildlife.

Student research through the pandemic

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor March 23, 2021

The annual Synopsys Science & Technology Championship was held virtually on March 11, with students presenting their research from the past year to judges through online interviews and PowerPoint slides. The...

STEM Spotlight: AI Club

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor March 12, 2021

STEM Spotlight is a new repeater exploring what clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the AI Club, whose goal is to provide resources and experience to...

Current Green Team officers led a Q&A session with Anvi Banga ('20), Alex Shing ('20) and Anthony Shing ('20), freshmen at Barnard, Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and Pitzer College, respectively, who talked to current club members about their environment work in college.

Green Team holds college speaker panel on sustainability

by Mark Hu, Winged Post STEM Editor March 8, 2021

The upper school Green Team hosted a college panel with club alumni on creating sustainable change in a university setting last Friday. Current club officers led a Q&A session with Anvi Banga ('20),...

STEM Spotlight: Research Club

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor March 5, 2021

STEM Spotlight is a new repeater exploring what clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the Research Club, which strives to spread interest in scientific...

Snow covers the quad next to the cafeteria at the University of Texas at Austin. The university closed campus on Feb. 14 and reopened on Feb. 24 due to the water outage and hazardous weather conditions.

Global Reset: Unprecedented snowstorms hit Texas and leave residents without power or water

by Alysa Suleiman and Sabrina Zhu March 2, 2021

When the first flakes of snow drifted down Tuesday, Feb. 16, covering the front of her apartment complex in Houston in a blanket of white, Meeah Bradford, a junior at St. John’s Academy, laughed and...

Turning off unnecessary lights at night illuminates the natural glow and beauty of the stars and galaxies visible in the night sky.

Global Reset: Bright lights tarnish dark starry nights

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor February 23, 2021

Traveling hours away from the Bay Area’s brightly lit sky to take photos of the galaxies in our universe, one finds oneself in a vast wilderness as stars twinkle above across the night sky. A swarm of...

STEM Spotlight: Medical Club

by Sabrina Zhu, Assistant STEM Editor February 21, 2021

STEM Spotlight is a new repeater exploring what clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the Medical Club, whose goal is to increase interest in health care...

An illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars. The rover landed today around noon.

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Staff Profiler February 18, 2021

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover landed on Mars today around noon. The rover, which was launched on July 31, 2020 and is part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, will be a significant step forward in investigating...

The annual F=ma physics examination, hosted by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), will take place online tomorrow. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contest will be conducted online through the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) contest platform. 

Students to take F=ma physics examination virtually

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Staff Profiler February 17, 2021

The annual F=ma physics examination, hosted by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), will take place online tomorrow. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contest will be conducted online through...

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