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Jazz band performs Christmas renditions at lunch

Jazz band performs Christmas renditions at lunch

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

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 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

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

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor

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 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

Girls tennis upsets Cupertino as volleyball ends playoff run

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

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 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

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

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

Students, faculty celebrate Halloween with creative costumes

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

Volleyball teams to host Dig Pink fundraiser tomorrow

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

Eagle Store brings Harker merchandise to upper school

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

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

by Gloria Zhang and Eric Fang

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

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

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

Recap: Boys volleyball defeats Bellarmine, moves onto NorCal finals

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

Boys golf ends successful season at CCS championships

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...

Boys volleyball clutches win over Northgate, advances in NorCals

Boys volleyball clutches win over Northgate, advances in NorCals

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 14, 2019

After a close three sets, the varsity boys volleyball team defeated Northgate High School 25-20, 26-24, 25-13 in the first round of Division 1 NorCal Championships on Tuesday, qualifying to play in the semifinals on Thursday. Head coach Chad Gordon credited the team’s consistency as one of the ...

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