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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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Green Team Public Relations Head Joelle Wang (11) and member Lindsey Tuckey (10) place trash in a bag as possible at a Campbell creek for Coastal Cleanup Day. A total of 18 students participated in the event as part of Californias Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17.

Students clean creek for California Coastal Cleanup Day

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor September 28, 2022

18 students, including Green Team members, and three teachers attended the California Coastal Cleanup Day event on Sept. 17 in Campbell to clean up trash near a creek in an effort to decrease water contamination.  Coastal...

Upper school chemistry teacher Dr. Mala Raghavan helps Jacqueline Soraire (11) light the Bunsen burner during the lab on Wednesday. Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry class for juniors and seniors conducted their first experiment of the year on Wednesday.

Chemistry class completes first in-class experiment

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor September 20, 2022

Upper school chemistry teacher Dr. Mala Raghavan’s Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry class for juniors and seniors conducted their first in-class experiment of the year on Wednesday during periods two...

Bobby Costin (11) drops solid yeast balls into a graduated cylinder of hydrogen peroxide. Honors Biology students participated in a lab on Thursday and Friday about different enzyme properties.

Biology classes discover properties of yeast through enzyme lab

by Edward Huang, Co-STEM Editor September 20, 2022

Honors Biology classes experimented with yeast on Thursday and Friday in upper school biology teachers Eric Johnson and Michael Pistacchi’s classrooms to study the effectiveness of enzymes on different...

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

STEM Scene: Sept. 17

by Hima Thota and Victor Gong September 17, 2022

Apple reveals new iPhone 14 at annual event Apple launched their brand-new products at their headquarters in Cupertino, California earlier this month, which include the iPhone 14, the iPhone 14...

Students listen as Mrs. Chetty walks through the Synopsys guidelines. The informational meeting for the Synopsys fair and Regeneron Science Talent Search research competitions took place on Friday in the Nichols Auditorium.

Upper school science department holds annual Synopsys and Regeneron informational meeting

by Sidak Sanghari and Vika Gautham September 6, 2022

Upper school science department head Anita Chetty and research teacher Chris Spenner held the Synopsys and Regeneron informational meeting for students in the Nichols Auditorium on Friday at 3:10 p.m. The...

The security of our digital lives has become a more pressing concern in recent years. Recent developments in the field of cybersecurity could disrupt global technology in minutes.

Why cybercriminals don’t ‘hack the mainframe’ anymore

by Arjun Barrett, Managing Editor August 31, 2022

Over the past 30 years, the world has become increasingly dependent upon technology. In particular, the pandemic lockdown forced people to switch to virtual life almost exclusively. In an era where we...

An illustration of the monkeypox virus and symptoms. After the first recent monkeypox cases confirmation in May, the virus has quickly spread to most parts of the world.

Monkeypox: Everything you need to know

by Edward Huang and Kinnera Mulam August 26, 2022

The monkeypox virus has reemerged this year with a global outbreak, and with around 15,000 recorded cases in the U.S. and 2,000 in California, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global...

Summer Adler (9) scoops ice into a mason jar. Green Team has taken multiple environmental activism steps to open up climate activism opportunities for youth.

Global Reset: Fighting for a cooler future

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor August 24, 2022

“The seas are rising but so are we.” Waving signs streaked with color, protesters filled the sidewalks of downtown San Jose as they marched through the city. Drivers in the streets showed their...

“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...

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Operations officer Jessica Zhou (11) explains club details to Nila Dharmaraj (10) and Smrithi Sambamurthy (11) on Jan. 11. The club focuses on medical events and contests.

STEM Spotlight: HOSA

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor February 23, 2022

The Health Occupations Students of America Club, better known as HOSA, aims to help students interested in healthcare explore the diverse possibilities that the medical world has to offer. The club, which...

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

STEM Scene: Jan. 19

by Angelina Hu and Jasleen Hansra January 19, 2022

Consumer Electric Show launches new technology products The 2022 Consumer Electric Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8 to exhibit new tech trends and products from companies...

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....

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