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A new perspective on second-hand clothing: students and faculty participate in clothing swap

A new perspective on second-hand clothing: students and faculty participate in clothing swap

by Kathy Fang, Reporter
April 21, 2017
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Students and faculty browsed through a wide variety of second-hand clothing, collected from a drive that spanned three weeks, in Dobbins 209 today during long lunch at a clothing drive hosted by speech and debate teacher Marjorie Hazeltine. The classroom, temporarily transformed into a boutique, housed v...

Green Team hosts club week for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Green Team hosts club week for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

by Megan Cardosi, TALON Sports Editor
April 21, 2017
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Green Team hosted multiple activities and sold baked goods in front of Manzanita throughout their club week this week in support of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a Kenyan animal orphanage. “We’re selling a variety of sweets like brownies and cookies and banana bread,” Green Team offic...

Sophomore class reelects honor council representatives, will elect new class secretary

Sophomore class reelects honor council representatives, will elect new class secretary

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor
April 18, 2017
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The sophomore class elected Bobby Bloomquist, Taylor Lam and Stephanie Xiao as their new honor council representatives in a reelection held in the gymnasium at the end of today’s school meeting. Poll results for the recent sophomore honor council election last Friday were declared invalid after a stude...

School meeting recap 4/18

School meeting recap 4/18

by Rashmi Iyer, Reporter
April 18, 2017
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Students can purchase tickets for this year’s spring musical, “High School Musical,” at lunch outside of Manzanita or online for $8. Available performance times are Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at both 2 and 7 p.m. Friday night’s performance at 7 p.m. is currently sold out. The dance department will hold tryouts for the junior varsity and varsity dance groups next Tuesday in the dance room from 3:45-5:30 p.m. Kinetic Knew auditions will be next Thursday 3:45-5:15 p....

Interact Club raises money in support of Syrian refugees

Interact Club raises money in support of Syrian refugees

by Angele Yang, Reporter
April 14, 2017
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Harker’s Interact Club sold Pinkberry frozen yogurt in support of protecting and aiding Syrian refugees this week in front of Manzanita Hall. Harker’s Interact Club, along with the other Interact Clubs of high schools nationwide, is sponsored by the service organization Rotary International and ...

Upper school orchestra performs in annual Spring Concert

Upper school orchestra performs in annual Spring Concert

by Anika Rajamani and Neal Sidhu
April 14, 2017
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The Upper School Orchestra performed in this year’s annual Spring Concert at De Anza College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center today. The event also featured both the middle and lower school orchestras. Tickets for the concert, which cost $8 for students and seniors, $15 for adults and $25 for res...

Students vote on class council and honor council representatives for the next school year

Students vote on class council and honor council representatives for the next school year

by Rose Guan, Jin Tuan, and Tiffany Wong
April 14, 2017
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Juniors, sophomores and freshmen voted for their class council and honor council representatives for the next school year today in the journalism room. Candidates running for council positions delivered their speeches to members of their classes during class meetings held after fifth period on Wedn...

Upper school debaters finish strong at NDCA National Championships

Upper school debaters finish strong at NDCA National Championships

by Nerine Uyanik, Reporter
April 13, 2017
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Members of the upper school debate team recently participated in the National Debate Coaches Association’s National Championships, which took place from April 8 to 10. The NDCA National Championships, hosted this year by Weber State University, is an annual national high school debate tournament....

ReCreate Reading 2017 kicks off with pre-summer meetings

ReCreate Reading 2017 kicks off with pre-summer meetings

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor
April 10, 2017
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Students from the junior, sophomore and freshman classes met with their ReCreate Reading groups for a pre-summer meeting today during the first 10 minutes of the advisory period. This morning’s discussions, hosted in the classrooms or offices of the advisors for each reading group, allowed students to...

Board of Trustees announces new Head of School

Board of Trustees announces new Head of School

by Tara Parimi and Tiffany Wong
March 29, 2017
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In an email sent to the Harker community this evening, Harker Board of Trustees Chair Diana Nichols announced the Board’s election of Brian Yager to the position of Head of School. Previously, Yager served as the Head of School of the Keystone School, a private, co-educational school based in San ...

Model United Nations hosts club week

Model United Nations hosts club week

by Rose Guan, Winged Post Copy Editor
March 29, 2017
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The Upper School’s Model United Nations (MUN) chapter hosted its club week this week and sold bubble tea to raise money for the Malala Fund. MUN trains for and participates in academic competitions in which members simulate United Nations proceedings, with conferences throughout the year. The Malala ...

What’s new in performing arts: Spring music performances kick off

What’s new in performing arts: Spring music performances kick off

by Nerine Uyanik and Anya Weaver
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Winged Post

Music groups perform at United Voices The United Voices concert was held at 7 p.m. on March 16 at the Mexican Heritage Theater, where singing groups from across three Harker campuses performed a variety of songs. Bucknall Choir, Dynamics, Concert Choir, Harmonics, Vivace, Bel Canto, Camerata, Downbeat...

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