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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Math Club members Juliana Li (10) and Lily Shi (9) work on problems during the Jan. 9 lecture. Math Club hosted a speaker event with alumnus and former Math Club President Jeffrey Kwan ‘20, where he discussed math problems and held a Q&A to answer questions about math.

Math Club hosts speaker event and wins Arete Competition

by Steven Jiang, TALON Reporter January 25, 2023

Math Club hosted a speaker event with alumnus and former Math Club President Jeffrey Kwan (‘20), where he discussed math problems and answered questions from participants on Jan. 9 during lunch. During...

An illustration of the logo of the cryptocurrency company FTX, or Futures Exchange. Previously the third-largest cryptocurrency exchange internationally with a valuation of 32 billion, FTX declared bankruptcy in November 2022, prompting an FBI investigation into its founder Sam Bankman-Fried for fraud.

FTX Meltdown — Sam Bankman-Fried’s meteoric fall

by Jonathan Xue, Humans of Harker Profiler January 18, 2023

FTX, previously the third-largest cryptocurrency exchange internationally with a valuation of 32 billion, declared bankruptcy in November 2022, prompting an FBI investigation into its founder Sam Bankman-Fried...

International Physics Olympiad Gold Medalist and Harker alumnus Rishab Parthasarathy (‘22) delivers a keynote speech virtually to attendees of the inaugural Harker Physics Invitational (HPhI). The inaugural contest took place on Nov. 19, gathering over 100 participants virtually.

Inaugural student-run Harker Physics Invitational draws over 100 attendees

by Arjun Barrett, Managing Editor January 17, 2023

The first-ever Harker Physics Invitational (HPhI) took place virtually on Nov. 19, gathering over 100 participants from both inside and outside Harker. The event featured an individual physics competition...

Harker Robotics members gather around a computer to discuss robot design plans on Monday for FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). To improve from last year, the members aim to create a design that is achievable yet challenges them.

Robotics kicks off build season after annual competition announcement

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor January 10, 2023

Harker Robotics began its build season after FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) announced the 2023 game details at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Around 30 members gathered in upper school robotics advisor Dr....

Green Team officers Joelle Weng (11), Gary Ding (12) and Siddhi Jain (11) plan for the Dec. 4 planting pollinators community service trip on Nov. 11 after school. The event garnered 11 students, including three Green Team officers, and two faculty members.

Green Team hosts planting pollinators community service trip

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor December 17, 2022

Two teachers and 11 students attended Green Team’s service trip to the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge on Dec. 4 to participate in outdoor work such as planting and weeding. South Bay Salt Pond...

Attendee Kashish Priyam (10) listens to Dr. Jangs talk. “A lot of the time when we hear about research, it’s skewed to one perspective, so it’s nice to hear from [other viewpoints] to learn about what it would be like if we wanted to join any of these fields,” Kashish said.

WiSTEM and Medical clubs invite members to cancer researcher speaker event

by Aryana Bharali, Humans of Harker Profiler December 9, 2022

Women in Stem (WiSTEM) and Medical Club hosted a speaker event featuring a cancer researcher on Nov. 11 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Students from all grades attended the club meeting...

Women in STEM (WiSTEM) kick off their Techgirlz programming workshop by asking participants what coding is in their words. After, club members led the attendees in a series of coding exercises on the website Blockly.

WiSTEM hosts Techgirlz coding workshop to inspire youth about computer science

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor December 4, 2022

Women in STEM (WiSTEM) organized an event for 12 club members to host their virtual Techgirlz programming workshop for girls of ages 11 to 14 on Nov. 21. CompTIA, the organization that WiSTEM partnered...

Depiction of NASAs Insight lander, which was used to detect large seismic activity on Mars. In a paper published on Oct. 27, researchers, using data collected by the lander and NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, proved that a Mars quake emanated from a massive impact that shook the planet.

Tremors on Mars traced back to a big boom

by Victor Gong, Assistant STEM Editor November 29, 2022

Last Christmas Eve, while scientists were on their holiday breaks, National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) InSight lander detected large seismic activity on Mars. In a paper published...

Aarav Borthakur (10) and Tanay Sharma (12)  review the Solitaire lab from the AP Computer Science with Data Structures classes. The students completed the lab to better understand the implementation of the stack data structure.

Computer science students code Solitaire card game for in-class lab

by Andrew Liang, Assistant STEM Editor November 25, 2022

Advanced Placement Computer Science with Data Structures classes taught by upper school computer science teacher Anu Datar programmed the card game Solitaire to practice using the stack data structure...

An illustration of a virus approaching the Earth. Global warming has led to increased disease spread, with warmer temperatures, greater animal migration and the uncovering of viruses from the permafrost.

Global Reset: How climate change infects our world

by Shareen Chahal and Kinnera Mulam November 16, 2022

We’re now living three years after the COVID-19 pandemic, an event that took the lives of 6.6 million and permanently changed our meaning of “normal.” COVID-19 isn’t the first nor the last of deadly...

Jessica Dickinson Goodman (‘07), who supports and educates underprivileged women in STEM fields, holds up cards of notable women in computing. She has traveled to numerous countries in Africa and the Middle East to teach technology.

Blooming from the STEM: Activist in tech

by Sidak Sanghari and Michelle Wei November 14, 2022

Draw a venn diagram with three circles: policy, human rights and technology. What do these three fields have in common? Jessica Dickinson Goodman (‘07) stands at the center of these circles. Dickinson...

Physicist and research fellow Dr. Jess Wade poses with a bottle of non-Newtonian fluid. Dr. Wade has written over 1,750 articles about women in STEM online.

Empowering the past, present and future generations of women in STEM

by Edward Huang and Kinnera Mulam November 13, 2022

In 2018, British physicist and research fellow Dr. Jess Wade sat down and started to draft a Wikipedia article about American climate scientist Kim Cobb. Noticing Cobb’s outstanding achievements which...

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