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Apple’s HomePod continues smart speaker trend

Apple’s HomePod continues smart speaker trend

by Anthony Xu, Reporter

March 6, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Amazon and Google, Apple recently released their own voice-controlled smart speaker named the HomePod. Announced in early June last year, the HomePod became available to pre-order on Jan. 26, with the first orders arriving Feb. 9. Equipped with Apple’s voice assistant Siri...

Students speak against CPP repeal at EPA hearing

Students speak against CPP repeal at EPA hearing

by Helen Yang, Aquila STEM Editor

March 2, 2018

Seven Harker upper school students spoke at the the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) this Wednesday at San Francisco. Freshman Akshay Manglik; sophomores Jai Bahri, Anvi Banga, Avi Gulati, Alex Shing and Anthony Shing and...

Harker Dev: The second generation

Harker Dev: The second generation

by Katherine Zhang, Winged Post STEM Editor

March 1, 2018

For most students, the online bell schedule is a staple: with its neat, boxy design, it serves as an online version of the schedule card that all students receive every matriculation. The difference is that the online version is dynamic, constantly changing to reflect special schedules and boasting features...

California experiences stronger flu season than usual

California experiences stronger flu season than usual

by Arya Maheshwari, Reporter

February 23, 2018

This year’s flu season has proven significantly stronger than usual statewide, causing greater hospitalization rates and tolls on the community, but has not seen as adverse of an outcome in Harker campuses. Cases of statewide illnesses shot up in November, and as of Jan. 26, 97 deaths of people...

Six seniors named scholars in Regeneron Science Talent Search

Six seniors named scholars in Regeneron Science Talent Search

by Katherine Zhang, STEM Editor

January 9, 2018

The Regeneron Science Talent Search named six Harker seniors as scholars, an honor awarded to the top 300 entrants in the country. Regeneron posted a list of the scholars, who were chosen from 1,818 total entrants, online today. Seniors Amy Dunphy, Amy Jin, Jimmy Lin, Rajiv Movva, Eleanor Xiao and Justin Xie are among the scholars for the 2018 R...

Upcoming math competitions in 2018

Upcoming math competitions in 2018

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

December 7, 2017

As 2017 winds to a close, many math and science competitions approach, the two closest ones being the TEAMS competition and the AMC 10/12. The AMC 10 and the AMC 12 are both 25-question tests that last for 75 minutes, designed to test students’ skills in math. The AMC 10 will be open to sophomo...

Supermoon lights up sky on Sunday

Supermoon lights up sky on Sunday

by Irina Malyugina, Reporter

December 4, 2017

This year’s brightest supermoon occurred from the night of Dec. 3 to the night of Dec. 4. On Sunday night, the moon will be almost as close as possible to the Earth. It will appear 16 percent brighter and seven percent larger. The supermoon can be seen from any place in the world with clear skies...

New Science Advances study discovers alarming increase in global levels of light pollution

New Science Advances study discovers alarming increase in global levels of light pollution

by Tiffany Wong, News Editor

December 3, 2017

Over the years, the falling price and rising efficiency of LEDs have proven to be a blessing—and now are proving to be a curse. According to a recent study about our planet’s worsening light pollution problem published in peer-reviewed scientific journal “Science Advances” last Wednesday, the...

Q&A with Dr. Ronald Schafer, Stanford electrical engineering professor

Q&A with Dr. Ronald Schafer, Stanford electrical engineering professor

by Rose Guan, Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer

November 25, 2017

Harker Aquila spoke to Dr. Ronald Schafer, an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University notable for some of the earliest research in digital signal processing (DSP) and contributions to speech processing, about his work and the history of the field. Dr. Schafer, who is the ...

Memorial held for Fields medal winner

Memorial held for Fields medal winner

by Saloni Shah, Reporter

November 18, 2017

Dr. Mirzakhani, renowned scholar and math genius, died on July 14 of breast cancer at age 40. Stanford University held a memorial service for Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani, professor of mathematics, on Oct. 21 at the Stanford CEMEX Auditorium. She finished her undergraduate studies in Iran and attended Harv...

STEM Scene

STEM Scene

by Arushi Saxena, Reporter

November 18, 2017

HARKER Math Competition Members of Math Club attended a competition at Santa Clara University on Nov. 4. They participated in a three-hour exam involving several different types of problems. Students who earned high grades were eligible for recognition. There were nine problems, covering the topics of Combinatorics, ...

Math Club members attend first travel contest

Math Club members attend first travel contest

by Anmol Velagapudi and Michael Eng

November 18, 2017

A team of eight students from the Math club will compete in the Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC) in New Jersey on Nov. 18th. The upper school’s team consists of senior Swapnil Garg; juniors Katherine Tian and Michael Wang; sophomores Cynthia Chen, Rohan Cherukuri, Rishi Dange an...

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