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Promoting experimental vaccines isn’t science – it’s medical fraud

Whether or not these doctors are motivated by altruism or reckless self-interest, one thing is clear: scientists who promote experimental vaccines as valid drugs blur the boundary between medicine and quackery, subjecting unaware citizens to unanticipated harm.

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

As the notoriously slow process of Covid-19 vaccine approval drags on, groups of scientists have begun developing their own experimental SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, citing its supposed benefits on themselves, as well as their families and friends.  One such scientist, Johnny Stine, has come under scrutiny after ...

Upper school science bowl team wins regional competition

Members of the winning Science Bowl team pose with coach and upper school chemistry teacher Robbie Korin. The team won its third regional championship in four years.

by Mark Hu, Winged Post STEM Editor

February 24, 2020

The Department of Energy’s regional science bowl took place at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park on Feb. 8, and the upper school science bowl A team was crowned champions remaining undefeated in competition. They will now represent the Bay Area at the National Science Bowl held in W...

Senior named one of 40 Regeneron finalists in nation

Senior Cynthia Chen, who has been named one of 40 Regeneron finalists in the nation. Cynthia was the only Harker student to receive this honor this year.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

January 22, 2020

Senior Cynthia Chen was selected as one of 40 finalists in the 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest math and science research competition for high school seniors.  Cynthia’s research focused on using computational methods to uncover patterns that predict cancer types. Her project was...

Two seniors named as Regeneron scholars

Seniors Cynthia Chen and Joshua Zhou, the 2020 Regeneron scholars.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

January 8, 2020

Seniors Cynthia Chen and Joshua Zhou were selected as top scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) from a pool of 1,993 applicants from 659 schools in 49 states. The 300 scholars chosen and their respective schools will be awarded 2,000 dollars each.   Cynthia’s research focused on using comput...

Science internship introduces high schoolers to research

Teresa Cai (10) conducts a chemistry experiment under a fume hood at UCSC. Sixteen Harker students participated in the Summer Internship Program.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Muthu Panchanatham

August 30, 2019

Whether they are traveling all over the world or are at home studying for the August SATs, Harker students do a variety of different activities over the duration of summer vacation. For sixteen high schoolers in particular, their break was spent at the Summer Internship Program (SIP), an eight-week lo...

New Zealand students tour Harker for a day

Students from New Zealand toured the Harker campus today during a visit organized by Harker's wiSTEM club. The students were here on a ten-day visit, touring major attractions in and around the Bay Area.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 16, 2019

A group of students from New Zealand visited the Harker campus on Tuesday and toured classes, participated in lab activities, and socialized with Harker students. The students, all girls, all attend various schools, but attended the “Innovative Young Minds” summer camp last summer in Hutt City, New...

Three students named Regeneron finalists

Harker's 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists, all seniors, pose for a picture. From left to right: Ayush Alag, Natasha Maniar and Ruhi Sayana.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019

Of the 7 students named Regeneron scholars (a complete list can be found here: https://harkeraquila.com/45582/showcase/seniors-named-regeneron-scholars/), 3 of the students, seniors Ayush Alag, Natasha Maniar and Ruhi Sayana were named Regeneron 2019 Finalists on Jan. 23. Out of the 300 students who...

Meet your teacher: Biology teacher experiences joy of beekeeping

Biology teacher Dr. Thomas Artiss tends to a beehive.

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

September 2, 2018

A low buzzing fills the air as biology teacher Dr. Thomas Artiss approaches his beehive. Clad in traditional beekeeper wear — wide brimmed hat, mesh faceguard, white full-body suit and all — Dr. Artiss is the image of an accomplished apiarist. “I dabbled in entomology for my doctoral thesis,...

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