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Key club members Ethan Liu (10), Andrew Liang (9), Lucy Ge (12), Jacqueline Soraire (10) and Olivia Xu (10) measure and mark fabric before cutting it into scarves. All scarves will be given to the homeless through The Toiletri Project.

Harker Key Club hosts scarf-making event for homeless shelters

by Ariana Goetting, Reporter March 17, 2022

Key Club hosted an event in which attendees made scarves for homeless shelters from 12:50 to 1:20 p.m. during long lunch on Feb. 24 in upper school English teacher Beverley Manning’s room. Club members,...

Co-community officer Aeliya Grover (10) observes the students draw. The Future Problem Solvers club visited lower school on Feb. 22.

Future Problem Solvers promote plastic recycling through poster-making with lower school students

by Katelyn Zhao, Co-Asst. Sports Editor March 13, 2022

Community officers from the Future Problem Solvers (FPS) club met with Harker lower school students to create and design posters about the harms of plastic after school on Feb. 22. Led by co-community...

Upper school biology teacher Eric Johnson shares an anecdote on when they gave up shiny red shoes they saw at the store under family pressure that the shoes were too girly. Teacher Johnson, who goes by they/them and he/him pronouns, explained that part of his journey was forgiving his past self during a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) meeting in Main room 21 on Feb. 10.

Upper school biology teacher shares insights on gender and sexual identity at club meeting

by Emma Gao, Co-Copy Editor March 2, 2022

Upper school biology teacher Eric Johnson presented on how biology supports the existence of diverse and nuanced gender and sexual identities at a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) meeting in Main room...

Junior Classical League vice president Trisha Iyer (10) and president Rupert Chen (11) converse during certamen practice on Feb. 23. Members of JCL gathered in the Quad on Feb. 23 to play certamen ahead of California Regional Certamina Rounds on Saturday.

Junior Classical League holds weekly certamen practice for regional tournament

by Anika Maji, Reporter February 27, 2022

Junior Classical League (JCL) held its weekly certamen practice after school this past Wednesday in the Quad in preparation for the California Regional Certamina Rounds (CaRCeR) that took place virtually...

Students attend Evan Yous speaker event, where he discussed his experience opening a start-up company. You founded Vue.js, which strives to make website designing and building more accessible.

App Development Club holds startup speaker event

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor February 26, 2022

Harker’s App Development Club hosted Evan You, founder of software startup company Vue.js on Feb. 8 after school at 3:30 p.m. in club advisor and upper school computer science teacher Anu Datar’s classroom. The...

On a worksheet given out by club officers, attendee Nupur Gupta (11) writes down a response from patient Jessica Zhou (11). Group D, the fourth and last participating group, also included Sonya He (11), Defne Avkarogullari (10), Kashish Priyam (9) and Sahngwie Yim (9).

Medical Club hosts annual mock diagnostic event

by Jessica Tang, Co-Photo Editor February 23, 2022

Medical Club hosted a mock diagnostic event in upper school biology teacher Dr. Matthew Harley’s room during long lunch on Feb. 10.  Attendees were split into four groups of four to five people,...

Junior and sophomore dragon dance teams line up next to the Main parking lot and practice their choreography before the official dragon dance competition begins. Seniors placed first in the Class Dragon spirit competition, sophomores second, juniors third, and freshman fourth.

Chinese National Honor Society celebrates Chinese New Year with upper school community

by Katie Wang, TALON Co-Photo Editor February 23, 2022

In celebration of Chinese New Year, National Chinese Honor Society (CNHS) collaborated with the International Outlook Foundation to sell “hong bao” and with the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT)...

Aeliya Grover (10) and Olivia Xu (10) work with students and parents to help them understand more about Future Problem Solvers. The events main focus was to introduce the ideas of FPS to members of the club and their parents through an immersive experience.

Future Problem Solvers hosts Parent, Pizza and Problems event

by Medha Yarlagadda, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor February 8, 2022

The Future Problem Solvers (FPS) club hosted its annual Parent, Pizza and Problems event over Zoom on Jan. 21 for students of all grade levels, with participants ranging from first to 10th grade.  This...

Attendees Anish Jain (10), Daniel Lin (10) and Arjun Moogimane (10) watch videos presented at the roundtable discussion. Topics covered genetically engineering children, cloning plants, and the science behind DNA editing.

Ethics in Tech Forum defines the line between moral and immoral usage of biotechnology

by Katie Reed, TALON Reporter February 7, 2022

Nine students attended the roundtable discussion hosted by Ethics in Tech Forum regarding the handling of biotechnology in upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth’s room during lunch on Jan....

Dr. Masanori Bando gives a presentation over Zoom on cybersecurity during a speaker event hosted by HarkerCTF last Friday. Dr. Bando leads car cybersecurity research and development at Fortinet, a company providing cybersecurity solutions.

HarkerCTF holds cybersecurity speaker event

by Michelle Wei, Reporter January 28, 2022

Harker Capture the Flag (HarkerCTF) invited Dr. Masanori Bando, who leads car cybersecurity research and development at Fortinet, a company providing cybersecurity solutions, to speak to about 20 students...

Lucas Chen (12) plays Cello Suite No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach for the virtual Tri-M Music concert held at the Cupertino Senior Center. Last Wednesday, the Harker Tri-M Music Honor Society received several student-submitted pieces for this concert initiative.

Tri-M Music Honor Society prepares for virtual concert at Cupertino Senior Center

by Edward Huang, Reporter January 28, 2022

The Harker Tri-M Music Honor Society received student-submitted recordings for their virtual concert initiative this past Wednesday, which aims to spread music within the local senior citizen community. The...

LALC president Clarice Wang (12) gestures to a presentation preparing students for the types of questions students will see on the NACLO. Such questions include pure translation problems, computational problems and calendar problems.

Language and Linguistics Club members prepare for upcoming NACLO exam

by Catherine Wong, Reporter January 26, 2022

The Language and Linguistics Club (LALC) hosted a meeting in preparation for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) last Thursday in upper school Mandarin teacher Dr. Shaun Kelley...

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