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

Eighth-grader Tiffany Zhu listens to the panel event during the Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) on Mar. 13. Middle and high school students participated in HPI virtually.

Programming Club hosts annual Harker Programming Invitational with ‘Space & CS’ theme

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor March 25, 2022

The Harker Programming Club hosted the annual Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) on March 13. The event consisted of a two-hour-long algorithmic coding contest followed by a presentation by Dr....

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...

STEM Scene showcases briefs to update our community on the STEM world.

STEM Scene: Sept. 14

by Arjun Barrett, Asst. STEM Editor September 14, 2021

Australia passes controversial surveillance bill The Australian government passed the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2021 on Aug. 25. The bill, intended to disrupt...

Despite the impossibility of the Anthropic Principle, we exist in a world that appreciates the romance of science, a high price to lose. In order to maintain its relevance while sustaining private growth, NASA must chase new frontiers, paving the way for industrial development to follow while collecting data that answer the question of how our existence came to be on the grandest arena of all.

Space travel enters the final frontier

by Nicole Tian, Co-Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2021

A white parachute billows above the camera as it hurtles to the ground, numbers in a corner of the screen flashing the landing velocity. Below spreads the arid iron oxide surface of Mars, orange dust for...

STEM Scene showcases briefs to update our community on the STEM world.

STEM Scene: Aug. 17

by Sabrina Zhu and Arjun Barrett August 17, 2021

SpaceX SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk in 2002, successfully launched the GPS III Space Vehicle 05 mission on June 17. The vehicle was supported by a Falcon 9 rocket that had...

An illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars. The rover landed today around noon.

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Staff Profiler February 18, 2021

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover landed on Mars today around noon. The rover, which was launched on July 31, 2020 and is part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, will be a significant step forward in investigating...

STEM Scene showcases briefs to update our community on the STEM world.

STEM Scene: Feb. 12

by Saurav Tewari, Sports Reporter February 17, 2021

New COVID-19 variant spreads across country: In September 2020, a new coronavirus variant detected in the United Kingdom rapidly spread around Britain before coming to the United States, specifically...

An illustration depicting Falcon 9 launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida. The spacecraft was designed and created by SpaceX, a private American aerospace company based in Hawthorne, California.

SpaceX partners with NASA to send American astronauts to space

by Mark Hu and Sabrina Zhu June 2, 2020

SpaceX, a private American space manufacturing company, sent two NASA astronauts into space on Saturday in a launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, marking the first time that...

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 1)

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 1)

by Anika Rajamani, reporter September 3, 2018

New iPhones set to release Apple is set to release three models of the new iPhone later this year, presumably in September. This includes a larger iPhone X Plus and a cheaper LCD model. Apple has yet...

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