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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...

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...

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 2)

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 2)

by Helen Yang, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Co-founders of instagram step down Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, and Mike Krieger, CTO, founded Instagram together in 2010 in San Francisco. Six years after selling the company to Facebook for $1 billion, the duo resigned and plans to leave Instagram. SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket California based aerospace company SpaceX launched ...

The art of creating kombucha leather

The art of creating kombucha leather

by Jin Tuan and Arely Sun

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Fueled by our consumerism, climate change continues to wreak havoc. The demand for crude oil and the mountains of plastic in our oceans often take the forefront in discussions about the negative human impact on the planet. What is equally as formidable, however, is the insatiable demand for animal fu...

Modern breast cancer treatments provide new answers to disease

Modern breast cancer treatments provide new answers to disease

by Michael Eng, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer will likely strike someone you know — one in eight women, to be precise.   Although a myriad of treatments are available now, the Edwin Smith Papyrus from Ancient Egypt circa 1500 BCE, described cauterization, or burning, as the preferred ...

Apple releases new iPhones and announces upgrades to other products

Apple releases new iPhones and announces upgrades to other products

by Nina Gee, Staff Illustrator

October 11, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

It's that time again. The time that every tech enthusiast looks forward to at the beginning of the school year (or scowls at, if you're an android fan). It's come consistently every year since 2007, and is on par with holidays like Christmas or Halloween. Sweeping with both rave reviews and controver...

New Ethics in Technology Forum addresses moral quandaries in science

New Ethics in Technology Forum addresses moral quandaries in science

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under STEM

In early December 2017, an unconscious and dying patient was rushed into the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. The Washington Post reported that as doctors hurried to treat the man, they were surprised to discover the words “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed across his chest with what seem...

Girls Programming League teams with Harker Programming Club to host inaugural Challenge

Girls Programming League teams with Harker Programming Club to host inaugural Challenge

by Nerine Uyanik, Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under STEM

Ukiah High School senior Miranda Ung woke up at five in the morning on Sept. 8, joining five of her schoolmates and their chaperones on a two-and-a-half hour bus ride to the Harker School. With few opportunities to participate in STEM-related competitions in their area, the girls often travel far dist...

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 1)

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 1)

by Anika Rajamani, reporter

September 3, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

New iPhones set to release Apple is set to release three models of the new iPhone later this year, presumably in September. This includes a larger iPhone X Plus and a cheaper LCD model. Apple has yet to disclose the official release date or the name of the new iPhones. NASA launches Parker Probe to ...

Summer research internships create new opportunities for student researchers

Summer research internships create new opportunities for student researchers

by Saloni Shah and Anjay Saklecha

September 3, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Over the past summer, students participated in various research projects at locales ranging from local companies to startups to academic institutions such as Stanford University and University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). Students looking to participate in UC Santa Cruz’s Summer Internship Program ...

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