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Trump’s administration rescinds previous environmental plans, alters emissions

Trump’s administration rescinds previous environmental plans, alters emissions

by Irina Malyugina and Tiffany Wong, Reporter and Aquila News Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

In recent years, federal and state governments in the U.S. have initiated the switch towards using renewable energy sources and regulating emissions, passing pieces of legislature such as the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which used financial incentives such as loan guarantees to motivate states to combat en...

Dialectic: Is deleting Facebook useful?

by Arya Maheshwari and Rose Guan

May 14, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

In our recurring Dialectics, two authors with contrasting viewpoints discuss an issue of prominence in the local or broader community. We hope to use these multiple view stop provoke deeper thought among the student body and help readers explore new perspectives. Recently, Facebook revealed that it h...

AI-themed research symposium draws crowds

AI-themed research symposium draws crowds

by Farah Hosseini and Rose Guan

May 14, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math club (WiSTEM), along with parent outreach volunteers, Harker staff and other clubs including Research Club, held the 13th annual Research Symposium, themed after artificial intelligence, across campus on April 14. Over 900 people attended...

Elementary! Find compounds in a chemical word search

Elementary! Find compounds in a chemical word search

by Derek Yen

May 14, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

This puzzle is a combination of a word search and a crossword puzzle. Like as in a word search, there is a grid of letter (elemental symbols) in a jumbled grid. Only some of these letter when isolated can form real words (chemical compounds). Like in a word search, the same atom can be used multiple...

Tech Talk

by Kathy Fang, Photo editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

NASA and SpaceX launched the Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite (TESS) on April 18, whose mission is to investigate exoplanets that may be capable of supporting life in a sky area 400 times larger than the Kepler mission launched in 2009.   British and American scientists di...

STEM Scene

STEM Scene

by Kathy Fang, Photo editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The upper school Science Bowl team competed at the National Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C., after having won the regional competition in February.   A team of upper school students presented their projects at the California State Science Fair at Los Angeles from April 23 to 24...

Green High Schools Challenge encourages environmental awareness

Green High Schools Challenge encourages environmental awareness

by Vivian Jin, Reporter

May 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

Upper school students recently participated in the Green High Schools Challenge against Pinewood School and The Nueva Upper School for Green Team’s Club Week. The challenge, implemented through JouleBug’s app, Shine, started at 8:00 a.m. on Apr. 16 and lasted until 12:00 p.m. on Ap. 23. Student...

Robotics win in world championship subdivision marks historic season

Robotics win in world championship subdivision marks historic season

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

The Upper School Robotics team won the Roebling subdivision alongside three alliance partners at the 2018 International FIRST Robotics Competition from Apr. 18 to 21 in Houston, Texas. Seniors Aria Coalson, Sunny Jayam and Pat Zhong; juniors Ryan Adolf, Carl Gross, Rahul Goyal, Christopher Leafst...

Research Symposium spotlights artificial intelligence

Research Symposium spotlights artificial intelligence

by Saloni Shah and Anna Vazhaeparambil

April 23, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

The upper school hosted its annual Research Symposium on Apr. 14, featuring both student and guest speakers, interactive booths and exhibits sponsored by various companies. WiSTEM, who was in charge of organizing the Symposium, decided the theme (“The Artificial Intelligence Revolution”), orga...

Students fight Clean Power Plan repeal

Students fight Clean Power Plan repeal

by Anvi Banga and Katherine Zhang, Aquila Asst. News Editor and STEM editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The words “Speaker 117” echo through the room as a teenager, the first speaker of the session, rises from her seat. All heads turn towards her as she slowly makes her way to the podium at the front of the room, the soft squeak of her shoes making the only sound in the room. Taking a last peek at...

Bay Area’s coders compete in Harker Programming Invitational

Bay Area’s coders compete in Harker Programming Invitational

by Karina Chen, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Students dispersed across Nichols Atrium focused on their laptops, hastily typing on their keyboards with looks of focus and intent as they were locked in on challenging programming problems. The teams nervously chatting amongst themselves, racing for the top spot in the Harker Programming Invitational...

Space industry’s privatization leads to new breakthroughs, challenges

Space industry’s privatization leads to new breakthroughs, challenges

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Since the Soviet Union’s launching of the first artificial satellite Sputnik 1 and the United States’ landing of the first humans on the Moon in Apollo 11 during the Space Race years, aerospace research agencies internationally have continued to push the world’s boundaries of space exploration...

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