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 uses a virtual reality (VR) headset and
handheld devices. VR lets consumers play immersive games and visit fictional spaces.

Get your head in the game with virtual reality

by Julie Shi and Olivia Xu February 25, 2022

Applause fills the conference room as the presenter brings an end to the session, thanking everyone for their time. A low murmur arises and attendees begin socializing, mingling in groups around the room....

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: 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...

Rishab Parthasarathy (12) and Alex Hu (12) help guide questions and relay them to Anand Natarajan (09). The upper school Programming Club and Math Club invited Natarajan to speak about quantum computing in the Nichols auditorium on Wednesday.

Harker alumnus delivers introduction to quantum computing

by Margaret Cartee, Reporter December 4, 2021

The Math Club and Programming Club hosted Harker alumnus and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Anand Natarajan (‘09) for a speaker event on quantum computing after school on Wednesday...

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....

Nageena Singh (12) takes notes on her iPad Pro. She found the device especially valuable during her trip to Philadelphia since she brought her iPad instead of multiple heavy textbooks.

Teeming with tech: Harker community’s favorite gadgets

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter October 12, 2021

Apple Watch: Panting as beads of perspiration trickle down her face, Ishani Sood (10) pushes through the last few seconds of her fencing practice, prompting her Apple Watch to vibrate in response as...

The global silicon shortage, driven mainly by the pandemic, has hampered the production of widespread technologies, including automobiles.

How a 50 cent part is killing a trillion dollar industry

by Arjun Barrett, Assistant STEM Editor September 25, 2021

As the world finally transitions out of a global pandemic, cars remain in short supply. Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen have all cut production by as much as 40%. But the automotive industry isn’t merely...

Moderna plans to begin testing for its new vaccine booster shot, which targets the coronavirus and the influenza virus, within the year. Booster shots can help protect against changing and mutating viruses.

Moderna announces new ‘combo’ vaccine to combat COVID-19 and the flu

by Emma Gao and Kinnera Mulam September 18, 2021

Moderna announced the development of a new booster vaccine that protects against both COVID-19 and the influenza virus through a press release on Sept. 9, with testing expected to begin over the next six...

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...

Students in Dr. Adlers Multivariable calculus class use Mathematica, a tool capable of visualizing, analyzing and manipulating complex graphs among other functionalities, to graph three-dimensional curves. Students also use the software for long-form projects to better understand more difficult topics.

STEM classes embrace technology to adapt to online learning

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Staff Writer October 19, 2020

As the upper school continues in remote fashion for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, teachers of STEM classes have adopted new teaching methodologies while adapting old ones in order to...

Exploring Virtual Worlds and Simulations

Exploring Virtual Worlds and Simulations

by Arya Maheshwari and Aditya Singhvi December 10, 2018

Science fiction has long theorized about the existence of lifelike simulations, with movies like The Matrix (1999), Gamer (2009) and, most recently, Ready Player One (2018).  However, with the rise of...

Suman Mohanty (10) holds up a STEM saves the worldt-shirt at the WiSTEM club week booth outside Manzanita. WiSTEM had  speakers, a movie screening, and fundraisers for education for girls in Kenya during its club week.

WiSTEM holds club week to raise money and awareness for Kenyan non-profit

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor November 13, 2018

Stacks of black shirts emblazoned with the words “STEM saves the world” surround boxes of cookies and boba tea at the WiSTEM club week table as several students crowd the array of goods, searching...

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