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Harker DECA attends Silicon Valley conference, second conference of 2019-2020 season

Harker DECA attends Silicon Valley conference, second conference of 2019-2020 season

by Emily Tan, Asst. Features Editor

January 15, 2020

After months of preparation, 116 upper school students, accompanied by 8 faculty chaperones, competed at this year’s Silicon Valley District Career Development Conference (SVCDC) at the Santa Clara Marriott from Friday to Sunday. Harker DECA faced off chapters from high schools all around Silicon Vall...

“Under the Microscope:” Harker hosts annual TEDx event

“Under the Microscope:” Harker hosts annual TEDx event

by Varsha Rammohan and Alysa Suleiman

October 24, 2019

Hundreds of tightly bunched red balloons spelling out “TEDX” in giant floating letters greeted students, parents and faculty as they entered the Nichols Auditorium. An event inspired by the world-renowned nonprofit organization TED, which sponsors speakers from all over the globe, TEDxHarker is a...

Millions prevented from travel due to ‘social credit’ offenses in China

Millions prevented from travel due to ‘social credit’ offenses in China

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

February 27, 2019

Chinese travelers were barred from traveling 17.5 million times last year due to minor legal infractions such as unpaid fines and taxes according to the National Public Credit Information Center. 5.5 million were barred from train ticket purchases as well, complementary to a new policy being pushed by...

Behavioral economics reveals insights into the biases and behaviors of humans

Behavioral economics reveals insights into the biases and behaviors of humans

by Sara Yen, Asst. Features Editor

October 26, 2018

At your local 7-Eleven, you walk up to the cash register and take out your wallet. Placing your cherry Slurpee on the counter, out of the corners of your eyes you see lit-up numbers flashing that the current jackpot for the Powerball is $620 million. As the Los Angeles Times said, “a person is more...

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