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UCs must go test-blind, Alameda judge rules

SAT and ACT prep books lie on a shelf. A judge in Alameda County ruled that the University of California must immediately cease considering SAT and ACT scores in admissions and scholarship decisions.
September 4, 2020

An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled in a preliminary injunction on Sept. 1 that the University of California system must immediately bar all use of SAT and ACT test scores for scholarship and...

Kamala Harris chosen as Joe Biden’s vice presidential candidate

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election. She is makes history as the first Black and South Asian-American woman on any major party ballot.
August 11, 2020

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-C.A.) as his running mate for the 2020 presidential election today, making her the first Black and South Asian-American woman to be...

Upper school online classes canceled tomorrow for 50th annual Earth Day

A poster describing the daily challenges for each day of Earth Week. “We wanted to still be as engaging as possible this week, even if it wasn’t in person,” upper school Green Team President Anvi Banga (12) said. “Take advantage of tomorrow, because it’s not every day that we get to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.”
April 21, 2020

All upper school online classes will be canceled tomorrow in observance of the 50th annual Earth Day following a virtual webinar at 9:30 a.m., giving members of the community a chance to unplug and spend...

Jazz band performs Christmas renditions at lunch

Jazz band performs Christmas songs outside the auxiliary gym today during lunch. Some of their songs included Christmas classics
December 10, 2019

Members of jazz band performed renditions of Christmas songs during long lunch today outside the auxiliary gym. Songs they performed included Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca,” Michael Buble’s “Santa...

Harker performing arts groups dazzle audience at Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

The Harker Dance Company dances to “Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani at this year's Santana Row tree lighting ceremony, which was held on Tuesday in the south end of Santana Row. The ceremony opened with a pre-show, followed by a mainstage performance that started at 6:30 p.m.
November 21, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, upper school performing arts groups Kinetic Krew, Downbeat, and Harker Dance Company all performed at the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony. Harker Dance Company danced...

Girls tennis upsets Cupertino as volleyball ends playoff run

Hilari Fan (11) practices with the team at the Blackford tennis courts. The girls next play against Menlo-Atherton in the quarterfinals of the CCS tournament on Thursday.
November 12, 2019

Girls Tennis The girls' tennis team upset the Cupertino High Pioneers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs, winning the crucial matchup 4-3 today afternoon at Cupertino. The...

Two-car collision causes traffic outside of campus, no injuries sustained

A police officer takes a photograph of the damage done to one of the cars involved in the collision on Friday. Despite a popped tire and various dents on the vehicles, no passengers were injured in the incident.
November 2, 2019

A car accident outside of the upper school campus resulted in heavy traffic yesterday afternoon, as police and medical personnel blocked off a section of Saratoga Avenue to provide assistance to the victims...

Students, faculty celebrate Halloween with creative costumes

Seniors Rohan Cherukuri, Martin Bourdev, Rishi Dange, Arnav Johshi Nikhil Sharma dressed as clowns in matching red suits covered in white polka-dots, flamboyant red wigs, and classic red noses with white face paint. Not only did their costumes receive appreciation and laughter, but the boys themselves learned juggling as well as enjoyed planning for their costumes together.
October 31, 2019

This year's Halloween showcased a variegated barrage of unique costumes. Either humorous, traditionally terrifying or a classic; simple, complex, or colorful, costumes reflected the personalities and spirit...

Volleyball teams to host Dig Pink fundraiser tomorrow

The varsity girls volleyball team huddles during a win against Mercy High School, San Francisco. At Dig Pink tomorrow, the freshman team will play Mercy High School Burlingame at 4 p.m., junior varsity at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m.
October 9, 2019

The upper school girls volleyball teams will be hosting their “Dig Pink” breast cancer fundraiser in the Athletic Center tomorrow during their matches against Mercy High School Burlingame. Money raised...

Eagle Store brings Harker merchandise to upper school

The Saratoga campus Eagle Store. The store opened yesterday and contains a selection of Harker merchandise for purchase.
September 11, 2019

The Eagle Store officially opened yesterday, bringing a selection of Harker-themed gear for students, faculty and parents to purchase at the upper school campus. The store, located in the corner of...

Alumnus Sandip Nirmel dies of “extended illness,” the Crimson reports

Former ASB president Sandip Nirmel ('17) makes a speech at matriculation in 2016. The Harvard Crimson reported Friday that Sandip, who was a sophomore at Harvard University, died of
May 26, 2019

The Harvard Crimson reported Friday that alumni Sandip Nirmel (’17, Harvard ’21) died on Thursday after “an extended illness,” according to an email sent by Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana...

Live Coverage: Boys volleyball takes on Monta Vista in NorCal finals

Charlie Molin (12) saves a ball near the net during the third set, which the Eagles won 25-19 to give them a 2-1 lead in the match.
May 18, 2019

Monta Vista has won the Division 1 NorCal championship to defend their title 22-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13. Be sure to catch our game recap, coming soon to Harker Aquila. 4:14 p.m. The CIF Norcal...

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