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A Harker attendee rides Green Teams smoothie bike on Oct. 7 in the Auxiliary Gym. The club collaborated with the Harker Robotics team starting earlier this year to build zero-energy bike consisting of only upcycled materials.

Global Reset: Spinning sustainable smoothies

by Victor Gong and Mihir Kotbagi November 27, 2023

Making a smoothie typically involves plugging in a powerful blender into an outlet, dumping in an assortment of fruits and pressing down on the lid. The blade instantly accelerates to thousands of revolutions...

ASB Community Service Committee members Aaron Bao (11), Luke Wu (10), Cynthia Wang (12) and Kabir Ramzan (12) thanked students for their purchases at the boba fundraiser during the school meeting on Tuesday. Harker students and staff raised over $1,700, and the proceeds will be donated towards repairing earthquake damage in Morocco.

School meeting recap 9/26/23: Homecoming week, Student Directed Showcase and lunch etiquette

by Jessica Hu and Tiffany Zhu October 1, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Daniel Lin (12) opened the fourth school meeting of the year on Tuesday.  The robotics team presented a video highlighting different aspects of their program,...

Harker Robotics members gather around a computer to discuss robot design plans on Monday for FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). To improve from last year, the members aim to create a design that is achievable yet challenges them.

Robotics kicks off build season after annual competition announcement

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor January 10, 2023

Harker Robotics began its build season after FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) announced the 2023 game details at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Around 30 members gathered in upper school robotics advisor Dr....

Upper School Head Paul Barsky thanks the students involved in various school events, including the cast and crew of the fall play and those in the athletics program. He also delivered announcements about the new crosswalk and the Eagle Store.

School meeting recap 10/28/22: Messages from administration, Halloween festivities and club announcements

by Shareen Chahal, Asst. News Editor November 1, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Gordon Chen (12) welcomed students and faculty to the school meeting on Friday and sent the seniors best wishes for their college applications. Upper School...

TEDx co-curator Medha Yarlagadda (11) and TEDx Public Relations Director Daniel Lin (11) speak to a parent. The upper school hosted Back to School day yesterday for parents to explore the campus and classes.

Back to School Day offers glimpse of student life

by Desiree Luo and Medha Yarlagadda September 11, 2022

Upper school parents attended the annual Back to School Day to familiarize themselves with classes, teachers and extracurriculars yesterday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Saratoga campus.  “[The...

“STEM Spotlight” is an Aquila repeater showcasing STEM clubs and their initiatives.

STEM Spotlight: Robotics club conducts week-long summer camp for incoming frosh class

by Edward Huang, Co-STEM Editor August 22, 2022

Harker Robotics held their annual introductory summer camp from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12 in Nichols Hall, with club leadership teaching rising ninth graders about the basics of designing and building robots. The...

Robotics members Tanay Sharma (11), Gary Ding (11), Will Lee (11), Nolan Dagum (9), and Agastya Ravuri (9) consider potential features for the robot on a whiteboard. At the kickoff, groups brainstormed design ideas for competition and later presented their concepts.

Robotics kickoff marks the start of build season

by Margaret Cartee and Sabrina Zhu January 21, 2022

Harker Robotics hosted a kickoff marking the beginning of the build season for about 40 members in the Nichols atrium from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 8.  To start the kickoff, members watched a livestream...

Director of Roleplays Anika Muddu (10) teaches how to prepare for and present a roleplay at DECA Launch. “The conference experience was mainly something that we might be missing out [on] because the preparation for DECA can be done over Zoom or you can Facetime, but the in-conference experience is something that I don’t think we’ll get to convey to the freshmen this year,” Harker DECA CEO Lisa Barooah said. Everyone who’s ever done DECA can tell you the conferences are the most fun part.”

Extracurricular activities and programs transition to remote learning

by Isha Moorjani, Winged Post Asst. News Editor September 10, 2020

With the 2020-21 school year beginning remotely, both students and faculty are experiencing the changes that come with having extracurricular activities online. Many of these extracurriculars relied on...

Presidents of the Chinese National Honor Society (CNHS), French National Honor Society (FNHS) and Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) Sana Pandey (12), Grant Miner (12) and Katie Chang (12), respectively from left to right, announce the three clubs upcoming shared club week. The three clubs will take turns selling cultural snacks during lunch and after school this week.

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor December 4, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the first school meeting back from Thanksgiving break by introducing Kerry Enzensperger, director of upper school community service. For the second community service spotlight...

Aditi Vinod (11) shows Rohan Rashingkar (10) how to design a robot piece.

Hands-on, ready for robots: New robotics members start preparing for build season

by Isha Moorjani and Sabrina Zhu November 18, 2019

A group of young engineers gather around a table on a Thursday afternoon in early November, wearing clear goggles and curious looks. They observe closely as Chloe Affaki (11), Machining Director of Harker...

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

STEM Scene: Online Edition

by Erica Cai, Reporter April 21, 2019

      Measles outbreak The number of measles cases and outbreaks this year has already passed the total amount of last year’s cases. From January 1 to April 11, 555 cases...

Team 1072: Build Season

Team 1072: Build Season

by Sriya Batchu and Vishnu Kannan February 27, 2019

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on February 20, 2019. 

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