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The potential of Hydrogen

The potential of Hydrogen

by Sara Yen and Jessie Wang

December 7, 2018


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, transportation, mainly cars and trucks, constitutes almost 30 percent of all global warming emissions in America. When discussing alternative zero emission energy sources, most people might first think of wind or solar power, but there’s a new source ...

Keep up the progress

Keep up the progress

by Jin Tuan, STEM columnist and lifestyle editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columnists, STEM, Winged Post

Scientists work hard to come up with breakthrough after breakthrough. Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising step into the future, but like any other solution proposed, they aren’t the be-all and end-all of solutions to sustainability. Hydrogen fuel, though relatively straightforward to use and cons...

Green Team hosts screening of environmental documentary

Green Team hosts screening of environmental documentary

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

November 17, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, Online Exclusive, STEM

The Green Team hosted a screening of the first part of the documentary, Tomorrow, on Nov. 14 in Diane Moss’ classroom to offer a unique outlook on the environmental issues that affect the planet and the feasible solutions people can implement as a response. "It is very different compared to other...

WiSTEM and Harker Horizon host speaker panel

WiSTEM and Harker Horizon host speaker panel

by Srinath Somasundaram, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Four speakers answered questions about their experiences in high school, college and industry as women in STEM as part of a Horizon and WiSTEM club collaborative panel session today during lunch. The four speakers, Anooshree Sengupta, a class of ‘18 Harker alumna currently attending Stanford, Juliana...

WiSTEM holds club week to raise money and awareness for Kenyan non-profit

WiSTEM holds club week to raise money and awareness for Kenyan non-profit

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Stacks of black shirts emblazoned with the words “STEM saves the world” surround boxes of cookies and boba tea at the WiSTEM club week table as several students crowd the array of goods, searching for something to enjoy after school. Harker’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Technol...

From California to Alaska: Human ecology comes to life

From California to Alaska: Human ecology comes to life

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under STEM

It was late June in North America, but Dr. Kate Schafer was dressed in brown rubber boots, windbreakers and knitted beanies. After trudging in muddy soil for hours, many on the trek were exhausted and soaked, but all was forgotten as a towering waterfall came into view. Torrential water poured downwar...

Behavioral economics reveals insights into the biases and behaviors of humans

Behavioral economics reveals insights into the biases and behaviors of humans

by Sara Yen, Asst. Features Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

At your local 7-Eleven, you walk up to the cash register and take out your wallet. Placing your cherry Slurpee on the counter, out of the corners of your eyes you see lit-up numbers flashing that the current jackpot for the Powerball is $620 million. As the Los Angeles Times said, “a person is more...

Global Reset: Hurricane intensity worsens with changes in global climate

Global Reset: Hurricane intensity worsens with changes in global climate

by Vivian Jin and Lucy Ge

October 22, 2018


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

After Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence damaged the east coast of the United States, thousands of people continue to recover from the destruction. According to the United States Census Bureau, the hurricane affected Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, and the Di...

Nobel Foundation awards 2018 prizes to laureates

Nobel Foundation awards 2018 prizes to laureates

by Jessie Wang and Daniel Wu

October 22, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The Nobel Foundation announced the 2018 Nobel Laureates for Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Peace and Economic Sciences during the week of Oct. 1.  The Nobel Prize in Literature was postponed until 2019. Each year, the Nobel Foundation, established in 1900 by Alfred Nobel, grants a No...

Upcoming Bay Area hackathon organized by veteran Harker coder

Upcoming Bay Area hackathon organized by veteran Harker coder

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

For the past three years, the renowned HSHacks hackathon has invited coding neophytes and wizards alike from the Bay Area and beyond for a chance to test their skills through a day and a half of coding. This year, the hackathon continues in its fourth annual event this coming weekend in Palo Alto tha...

Competitive math draws participants of all ages

Competitive math draws participants of all ages

by Aditya Singhvi and Saurav Tewari

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Rows and rows of seats in a college lecture hall fill up with anxious students, armed with yellow #2 pencils, fully charged TI-84s and blank sheets of paper. Proctors distribute tests, making their way down the aisles while issuing stern directions. Soon, the talking dies down and the command of  “Yo...

Amazon releases expand horizons of the voice-control “Internet of Things”

Amazon releases expand horizons of the voice-control “Internet of Things”

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The lights slowly blaze to life as you awake, mimicking the dawn sun as the clock glows blue upon reaching six o’clock. Perhaps a rooster crows through the speakers as a calm voice asks you to nod if you’d like your normal breakfast for Wednesdays. The microwave then whirs to life in the background...

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