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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Attendees Anish Jain (10), Daniel Lin (10) and Arjun Moogimane (10) watch videos presented at the roundtable discussion. Topics covered genetically engineering children, cloning plants, and the science behind DNA editing.

Ethics in Tech Forum defines the line between moral and immoral usage of biotechnology

by Katie Reed, TALON Reporter February 7, 2022

Nine students attended the roundtable discussion hosted by Ethics in Tech Forum regarding the handling of biotechnology in upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth’s room during lunch on Jan....

Bill James, chair of the Santa Clara County Democrat Party, answers a question in a Q&A held after his talk about data privacy. James cautioned students to be mindful of their actions on the web, warning that their digital footprint is tracked by companies.

Ethics in Tech Forum hosts virtual Ethics in Tech Conference

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor October 24, 2020

The upper school Ethics in Technology club held their first virtual Ethics in Tech Conference (ETCON) on Oct. 23, hosting two speakers who discussed security and data privacy. The conference began right...

Postdoctoral researcher Dr. Vasiliki Rahimzadeh talks to students at ETCon. Rahimzadeh explored the use of genetic data in both aiding medical advances and presenting several legal issues regarding privacy and safety.

ETCon presents students with a deep dive into the world of bioethics

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor March 10, 2020

The upper school Ethics in Technology Forum hosted ETCon, a large conference held to discuss important ethical issues in biological research and medicine after school in the Nichols auditorium on March...

Student council members Calais Poirson (11) and Bennett Liu (12) perform a skit on how to make sandwiches at the sandwich bar at school meeting yesterday. The sandwich bar gives students the opportunity to craft their own soy butter and jelly sandwiches after school.

School meeting recap 2/19/2020: Chef Keller, sandwiches and an abundance of Valentine’s grams

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor February 20, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the school meeting by announcing a high of 66 degrees and a low of 52 degrees Fahrenheit.  Head of upper school Butch Keller thanked students and faculty for the successful...

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