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Students’ summer research continues despite new difficulties, Harker research classes adapt to online environment

University of California, Santa Cruz, was one of the few universities that modified their Summer Internship Program, a summer research program for high schoolers, to an online format. As most opportunities moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students found new research opportunities, either through virtual labs or on their own at home.

by Sabrina Zhu, Assistant STEM Editor

September 1, 2020

Upper school students conducted science research during the summer despite new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Though several popular research programs like the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) and the Research Science Institute (RSI) were canceled d...

Harker Aquila’s guide on how upcoming events are impacted by coronavirus

A guide to any questions one might have about upcoming school events and how they have been impacted due to COVID-19 and the school closure.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post Asst. News Editor

May 11, 2020

This story was updated on May 11 to include updates on the senior trip, baccalaureate, graduation, locker clean-outs and Harker summer programs. It has now been about two months since school shut down. Students and faculty alike have adjusted to online Zoom classes and the strangeness of our new rea...

Matriculation 2019: Harker welcomes Class of 2023

A member of the incoming Class of 2023 holds the 2019 Matriculation itinerary, smiling as he walks into the quad before the beginning of the ceremony.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

August 24, 2019

With welcoming smiles, energetic cheers and thunderous clapping, the upper school community warmly received the Class of 2023 during the 2019 matriculation ceremony on Friday.  Administration adorned in gowns and caps took their seats behind the stage, facing the rows of sophomores, juniors and seniors making their way into their respective rows, the b...

Summer research internships create new opportunities for student researchers

Allison Cartee (12) performs a chemistry experiment under a glass hood at UC Santa Cruz. Allison was a member of the Summer Internship Program (SIP) at UCSC and spent ten weeks performing research under the guidance of a mentor.

by Saloni Shah and Anjay Saklecha

September 3, 2018

Over the past summer, students participated in various research projects at locales ranging from local companies to startups to academic institutions such as Stanford University and University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). Students looking to participate in UC Santa Cruz’s Summer Internship Program ...

Meet your teacher: English teacher completes summer charity ride across US, raising $5595 for MS

Charles Shuttleworth at Monarch Pass, Colorado, on the 39th day of the trip. The ride, lasting a total of 62 days, started in Yorktown, Virginia, and spanned across America, ending in San Francisco.

by Kathy Fang and Nina Gee

September 6, 2017

 After two months of biking through lush farmlands dotted with livestock and llamas, arid canyons dotted with wildlife and forested mountain ranges, upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth has finally returned from his transamerica bike trip, raising a total of $5,595 for multiple sclerosis (MS)...

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