Harker Aquila

Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China

Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China

by Anvi Banga and Anika Rajamani

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made an unannounced visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping just months before the 2018 North Korea-United States Summit. His visit to China marks his first time leaving North Korea since he assumed power in 2011 and his first meeting with another...

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...

Come and meet those dancing feet on “42nd Street”!

Come and meet those dancing feet on “42nd Street”!

by Aditya Singhvi and Jessie Wang

May 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

When “King of Broadway,” Julian Marsh (Akhil Arun (12)), falls onto hard times, he has no choice but to put on the largest musical Broadway has seen for the last 20 years, “Pretty Lady”. Rich magnate Abner Dillon, played by Rahul Bhethanabotla (12) agrees to provide all 100,000 dollars needed to ...

Pets of Harker

Pets of Harker

by Nina Gee, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

With all the stress and pressure that comes with being a high schooler, many students turn to their furry friends for comfort and support. As a listening ear, a loyal companion, and a way to connect with nature and the environment, pets are some of our closest friends. Even many pet-loving teachers i...

History teacher strives for inner balance

History teacher strives for inner balance

by Mahika Halepete and Helen Yang

May 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Silence seeps into the air as a group of people sit together, meditating—then, chants begin to echo as they recite the names of gods in Hebrew through a harmony of songs. When the clock strikes exactly eight o’clock, a woman climbs up a tree and lights a special candle while performing a ritualistic ...

The evolution of cigarettes: Vaping trend popularizes among youth

The evolution of cigarettes: Vaping trend popularizes among youth

by Kathy Fang, Saloni Shah, Krishna Bheda, and Irina Malyugina

May 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

In light of the recent surge in the popularity of JUUL devices, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) embarked on a nationwide crackdown on teenage e-cigarette use by tightening regulations, issuing warning letters to 40 retailers for selling e-cigarette products to youth and taking down several...

Music Around the World hosts mini-concert to encourage self-expression

Music Around the World hosts mini-concert to encourage self-expression

by Karina Chen, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

Music Around the World (MAW) hosted a concert featuring unique music styles from student performers on April 24. Students performed pieces of music outside the mainstream, and music genres ranging from cultural music to video game music were encouraged. Club leaders Divija Bhimaraju (12) and Millie...

The student news site of The Harker School.
Winged Post