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Top New Tech: New products unveiled for upcoming year

Top New Tech: New products unveiled for upcoming year

by Anmol Velagapudi, Reporter

September 20, 2019

 The world of tech is an everlasting process where new innovations come about to replace the old ones. With 2019 being nearly over, scientists and companies are ready to unveil their new projects within the upcoming years. Computers have since evolved from the giant containers they used to be held in a...

New year, new sleep: understanding sleep cycles in the transition back into school mode

New year, new sleep: understanding sleep cycles in the transition back into school mode

by Arya Maheshwari and Erica Cai

August 30, 2019

Drowsy eyes and long yawns make numerous appearances at the upper school everyday, often with increased frequency around the time of final exams or capstone projects. But in these opening days of the school year, which lack most of the standard suspects for sleepless nights, the pronounced yawns and drowsi...

Mother Nature’s snow cone

Mother Nature’s snow cone

by Erica Cai and Catherine Feng

August 30, 2019

Despite the brutal heat of summer, snow exists during this season at elevations above 9,500 feet in Yosemite National Park, but its appearance may not be what people expect: instead of the powdery white goodness often seen on mountaintops, this snow has a startling pink hue.  This strange phen...

Science internship introduces high schoolers to research

Science internship introduces high schoolers to research

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Muthu Panchanatham

August 30, 2019

Whether they are traveling all over the world or are at home studying for the August SATs, Harker students do a variety of different activities over the duration of summer vacation. For sixteen high schoolers in particular, their break was spent at the Summer Internship Program (SIP), an eight-week lo...

Neural Networks at Harker: a Quadrennial Spectacle

Neural Networks at Harker: a Quadrennial Spectacle

by Jessie Wang, Senior Copy Editor

August 30, 2019

Post-AP Computer Science electives at Harker are offered on a four-year rotating basis, and cover such topics as Computer  Architecture and Expert Systems. This year, Harker is offering ATCS: Neural Networks. It’s a semester course with a pre- or co- requisite of Calculus and a prerequisite of APCS: DS ...

Harker students organize Opportunity X science fair to showcase middle schoolers’ projects

Harker students organize Opportunity X science fair to showcase middle schoolers’ projects

by Arely Sun, Reporter

June 4, 2019

Students of Opportunity X, a student-founded program that teaches students at underprivileged schools about science research, gathered in the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library community center to share their projects at the program’s first science fair on May 25. The participants had been working...

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

by Lucy Ge, Reporter

May 26, 2019

The first version of the measles vaccine was developed over half a century ago by John Enders who, in 1963, successfully created the vaccine out of a specific strain of measles. Measles was reported eliminated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2000. Yet with upward...

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

by Arya Maheshwari, Varsha Rammohan, Lucy Ge, and Michael Eng

April 27, 2019

The icecaps are melting. Wildfires and polar vortices are breaking out. The ocean is acidifying. Category 5 hurricanes are ripping through the U.S. seemingly every year. In the face of looming disaster, the Green New Deal (GND) attempts to address the increasingly detrimental effects of climate change. ...

14 years of celebrating innovation and inquiry: diving into a Harker research tradition

14 years of celebrating innovation and inquiry: diving into a Harker research tradition

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor

April 27, 2019

The upper school was buzzing with action from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, as the Women in STEM club (WiSTEM) hosted the 14th annual Harker Research Symposium with the theme “Our Survival: Saving the Planet and Healing Ourselves.” This popular community-wide event has grown exponentially from...

STEM Scene: Online Edition

STEM Scene: Online Edition

by Erica Cai, Reporter

April 21, 2019

      Measles outbreak The number of measles cases and outbreaks this year has already passed the total amount of last year’s cases. From January 1 to April 11, 555 cases of measles have been reported in 20 states, including California, and it is the second-greatest number of cases in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in ...

14th annual research symposium encourages climate action

14th annual research symposium encourages climate action

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

April 14, 2019

The upper school's Women in STEM (WiSTEM) club hosted the 14th annual Harker Research Symposium on Saturday at the upper school, with events and activities that revolved around this year's climate theme titled "Our Survival: Saving the Planet and Healing Ourselves." The schedule for the symposium,...

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

by Nicole Tian and Arya Maheshwari

March 24, 2019

Jeff Biggers, the founder of the Climate Narrative Project, a project dedicated to the convergence of science and the humanities to effectively communicate the message of climate change, visited the upper school on Feb. 8 and participated in the faculty retreat over the following weekend. As part of ...

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