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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.”

by Aditya Singhvi and Arya Maheshwari

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 time outdoors. No classes will be held tomorrow, skipping periods five, six and seven. Classes w...

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

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 11, 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 Claus is Coming to Town and “Winter Wonderland” and Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.”...

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.

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 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 to “Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani, Kinetic Krew danced to “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC a...

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.

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 13, 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 third-seeded Pioneers team were the favorites coming into the match against the unseeded Eagles. "W...

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.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Mark Hu

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 and prevent additional accidents from occurring.  When a dark green Prius was turning onto the...

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.

by Alysa Suleiman

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 of the upper school body.  Students and faculty put their creativity to the test and donne...

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.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

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 during the event will go towards Stage IV breast cancer research conducted by the Side-Out Found...

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.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

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 Graduate Grove, offers sweatshirts, hats, mugs and even reusable boba straws. It will be open from Monday...

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

by Eric Fang and Gloria Zhang

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 to students Friday morning. Sandip was involved in the Harker upper school student council all four ye...

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.

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Shreya Srinivasan

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 Division awarded Jeffery with the Pursuing Victory with Honor award, and CIF NorCal runner-up medals...

Recap: Boys volleyball defeats Bellarmine, moves onto NorCal finals

Billy Fan bumps the ball during the Eagles' semifinals matchup against the Bells. The Eagles won three sets to none, 25-15, 25-21, 25-20.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 18, 2019

The varsity boys volleyball team defeated the Bellarmine Bells 25-15, 25-21, 25-20 in front of an eager home crowd of about 180 fans last night at the Athletic Center in the semifinals of the NorCal Division 1 playoffs. The team advanced to the NorCal finals, where they are slated to compete against t...

Boys golf ends successful season at CCS championships

From left to right, Bryan Zhang (10), Bowen Yin (10), Gabriel Yang (10), Ashwin Rammohan (12), Jaiman Bhagat (11) and Bradley Lu (12) pose for a photo at the CCS Regionals on May 7.
The team placed fourth overall at regionals.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

After winning their sixth consecutive league championship and earning third place at the WBAL Championships, the varsity golf team ends their impressive season with sixth place in the CCS Championships on Tuesday, May 14. Only two strokes away from earning fourth, the boys played in the highly co...

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