The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Team 1072s technical president Chiling Han (11) runs code on the robot at the competitions practice field. Despite multiple rounds of bug fixes, the robots autonomous routine failed to run properly.

Robotics team bounces back at Sacramento Regional

by Mihir Kotbagi and Charlie Wang April 11, 2024

Harker Robotics competed at the 2024 Sacramento Regional hosted at Pleasant Grove High School from March 13 to 16, making a comeback run to the finals alongside alliance partners Citrus Circuits, Berkelium...

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...

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on as he directs a large-scale missile attack simulation from land, sea and air on Oct. 25. Rockets from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, a submarine in the Barents Sea, and a Tupolev Tu-95 in the air were fired to retaliate against a mock enemy nuclear attack. (Provided by AP News)

Russia conducts massive nuclear strike drill, withdraws from test ban treaty

by Mihir Kotbagi and Jonathan Szeto November 18, 2023

The Russian Armed Forces simulated a large nuclear strike in a military exercise on Oct 25. The Strategic Rocket Forces fired a nuclear-capable RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from...

Depiction of NASAs Insight lander, which was used to detect large seismic activity on Mars. In a paper published on Oct. 27, researchers, using data collected by the lander and NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, proved that a Mars quake emanated from a massive impact that shook the planet.

Tremors on Mars traced back to a big boom

by Victor Gong, Assistant STEM Editor November 29, 2022

Last Christmas Eve, while scientists were on their holiday breaks, National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) InSight lander detected large seismic activity on Mars. In a paper published...

Assistant professor Anand Natarajan (09) teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys (MIT) Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department. He first discovered his love for science as a child and explored his passion at the high school level with clubs and advanced classes.

Blooming from the STEM: Anand Natarajan (‘09) dives into quantum computing

by Olivia Xu and Brandon Zau March 28, 2022

harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: Blooming from the STEM: Anand Natarajan (‘09) Imagine that you and I are on the opposite sides of the galaxy, and you perform an operation on yourself. Now, imagine...

A large portion of modern technology relies on open-source packages, or software and applications that are available to the public.

Unsung heroes fuel the software industry

by Arjun Barrett, Asst. STEM Editor December 2, 2021

Harker Aquila · Aquila Audible of "Unsung heroes fuel the software industry"   Building a custom app or website involves writing, testing and maintaining thousands of lines of code....

Nageena Singh (12) takes notes on her iPad Pro. She found the device especially valuable during her trip to Philadelphia since she brought her iPad instead of multiple heavy textbooks.

Teeming with tech: Harker community’s favorite gadgets

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter October 12, 2021

Apple Watch: Panting as beads of perspiration trickle down her face, Ishani Sood (10) pushes through the last few seconds of her fencing practice, prompting her Apple Watch to vibrate in response as...

Smoke fills the sky ahead of upper school Spanish teacher and Green Team adviser Diana Moss’s car as she is about to drive past the Dixie Fire. The fire has burnt over 963,309 acres.

‘It burns and it burns and it burns’: California wildfires raze 2.4 million acres in midst of climate emergency, community members recover and reflect

by Sabrina Zhu and Arely Sun October 10, 2021

“It was like driving into hell.” A pitch black sky surrounded upper school Spanish teacher Diana Moss as she neared the Dixie fire, while she passed through the small city of Red Bluff in ​​Tehama...

The annual F=ma physics examination, hosted by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), will take place online tomorrow. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contest will be conducted online through the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) contest platform. 

Students to take F=ma physics examination virtually

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Staff Profiler February 17, 2021

The annual F=ma physics examination, hosted by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), will take place online tomorrow. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contest will be conducted online through...

Harker lower school students, supervised by the Bucknall/Blackford Enrichment and Supervision Team (BEST) staff, run around on campus in early October. The upper school campus plans to stay in remote learning mode for the foreseeable future, with certain after school offerings being made available to students after Oct. 19.

Shifting schedules: Bay Area schools begin reopening process

by Sarah Mohammed and Arely Sun October 27, 2020

Santa Clara County allowed schools to resume in-person classes on Sept. 23 as the county remained in Tier 2 for over 14 days. As Harker plans to continue remote learning while offering opportunities for...

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