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STEM Spotlight: Math Club

STEM Spotlight: Math Club
January 22, 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 Math Club, which encourages out-of-the-box problem solving and...

Global Reset: Biden pledges a progressive climate change plan

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to adopt a progressive stance on climate change and to reverse President Donald Trump’s actions. The Biden Administration has also expressed a concern for environmental justice, or the disproportionate harm of pollution on people of color and low-income communities.
January 19, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to adopt a progressive stance on climate change and to reverse President Donald Trump’s actions. Biden’s main plan, driven by a desire to see a clean energy revolution...

Comparing the COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca

Countries across the world are currently rolling out three main versions of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. The first vaccines were administered in December, with plans to complete a large portion of the rollout throughout 2021.
January 15, 2021

The first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines were administered on Dec. 14 after being given emergency use authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec. 11. Moderna also received...

STEM Spotlight: Language and Linguistics Club

STEM Spotlight: Language and Linguistics Club
January 11, 2021

"STEM Spotlight" is a new repeater exploring what STEM clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the Language and Linguistics Club, which strives to share the...

4 seniors named as Regeneron scholars

Seniors Shray Alag, Saloni Shah, Aditya Tadimenti and Sidra Xu were named Regeneron scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) as part of the top 300 scholars out of 1,760 applicants across 611 schools and 49 states.
January 10, 2021

Seniors Shray Alag, Saloni Shah, Aditya Tadimeti and Sidra Xu were named Regeneron scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) last week as part of the top 300 scholars out of 1,760 applicants...

How the Pfizer vaccine works: A breakdown

How the Pfizer vaccine works: A breakdown
January 6, 2021

After Pfizer and BioNTech received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 11, vaccinations have begun in all 50 states. Front-line...

STEM Scene: Dec. 13

STEM Scene: Dec. 13
December 13, 2020

WiSTEM From the week of Nov. 16 to Nov. 20, the Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club had their club week to gain exposure with more students and to promote their organization. Throughout the week, club...

3 COVID-19 vaccines move forward after promising Phase 3 clinical trial data

3 COVID-19 vaccines move forward after promising Phase 3 clinical trial data
December 2, 2020

Biotechnology companies Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca released first interim analysis reports from Phase 3 trials of their respective COVID-19 vaccines, all within the past month. The vaccines have efficacy...

Stem Scene: 2020 Nobel Prize winners

Stem Scene: 2020 Nobel Prize winners
November 21, 2020

Physics Roger Penrose received one half of the Nobel Prize in Physics for proving that black holes can exist and that they are direct results of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity....

STEM Scene: Tech Update

STEM Scene: Tech Update
October 27, 2020

iPhone 12 Apple released four new iPhone 12 models, all of which have 5G capabilities, allowing for faster downloads and higher quality streaming in an event on Oct. 13. The smartphones include...

Ethics in Tech Forum hosts virtual Ethics in Tech Conference

Bill James, chair of the Santa Clara County Democrat Party, answers a question in a Q&A held after his talk about data privacy. James cautioned students to be mindful of their actions on the web, warning that their digital footprint is tracked by companies.
October 24, 2020

The upper school Ethics in Technology club held their first virtual Ethics in Tech Conference (ETCON) on Oct. 23, hosting two speakers who discussed security and data privacy. The conference began right...

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