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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

I think its fantastic how many different possibilities there are. Astrophysics really makes us feel like all of our problems feel very small. Its humbling. At the same time, its also very very exciting because theres a huge realm of possibilities, both our own capabilities and we can also take inspiration from what we see up there and recreate it down here to advance our technology, Arnav Swaroop (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Exploration through experimentation

by Lindsey Tuckey, TALON Co-Conservatory Editor May 6, 2024

Trails of vapor streak through Arnav Swaroop’s (12) homemade cloud chamber. They dash and twirl, then dissipate back into invisibility. The creation of each streak comes as supercooled alcohol vapor...

Student presenter Oliver Chen (10) talks about his project using his poster as a visual aid. Harker students from grades eight to 12 shared their research findings in the Auxiliary Gym.

Research Symposium reaches record-high attendance, unites STEM enthusiasts

by Ashley Mo and Mendy Mao April 25, 2024

Over 800 students and parents attended the 18th annual Harker Research Symposium, themed “The Artificial Intelligence Revolution,” organized by the Women in STEM club on April 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

Light pollution mutes the sky over Los Angeles. “When you have city artificial lighting in the area, it brightens the night sky, just like the sun brightens the sky and turns it into day,” astronomy teacher Dr. Eric Nelson said.

Global Reset: Where have all the stars gone?

by Jonathan Xue and Ashley Mo February 23, 2024

Far above the Earth we inhabit lies an infinite abyss, scattered with universes undiscovered and galaxies unexplored. Through our night sky, we capture a fleeting glimpse of this world sublime, a window...

An illustration of a virus approaching the Earth. Global warming has led to increased disease spread, with warmer temperatures, greater animal migration and the uncovering of viruses from the permafrost.

Global Reset: How climate change infects our world

by Shareen Chahal and Kinnera Mulam November 16, 2022

We’re now living three years after the COVID-19 pandemic, an event that took the lives of 6.6 million and permanently changed our meaning of “normal.” COVID-19 isn’t the first nor the last of deadly...

Artist concept of the James Webb Space Telescope in space. After reaching L2, the JWST will study the formation and evolution of the universes earliest galaxies.

James Webb Space Telescope completes 1.5 million kilometer journey from Earth to study evolution of galaxies

by Edward Huang, Reporter January 26, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) completed its 30-day journey into space on Jan. 24 and now floats 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth. From there, it will explore distant galaxies and their pasts...

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