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Students beat the heat as ice cream truck visits campus

Students beat the heat as ice cream truck visits campus

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang

October 21, 2018


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Students could purchase ice cream from the Twisted Chill ice cream truck, which parked between Main and Manzanita today from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The truck offered different flavor and cone options, including mint chocolate chip, lemon raspberry sorbet and chocolate as well as cups, waffle cones and floats....

Concert Series returns after two years with jazz performance

Concert Series returns after two years with jazz performance

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

October 18, 2018


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Members of the Harker community were invited to attend the first performance in this year's Harker Concert Series, which was hosted at 8 p.m. tonight in the Patil Theater and featured jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti and jazz saxophonist Dayna Stephens. Eigsti, who is childhood friends with upper...

Construction finishes for the day after delaying school traffic

Construction finishes for the day after delaying school traffic

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang

October 17, 2018


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The Department of Transportation's construction on Saratoga Avenue has come to a close for the time being, according to an update sent to middle and upper school faculty members from Assistant Head of Student Affairs Greg Lawson. Facilities director Mike Bassoni, who spoke with the construction crew...

Freshman council candidates deliver speeches before Thursday elections

Freshman council candidates deliver speeches before Thursday elections

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2018


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Freshmen listened to speeches from their peers running for student council positions during the school meeting period this morning, in preparation for voting during lunch on Thursday, which will be held in the journalism room. Twenty-nine freshmen ran for the five student council positions. Candidates...

Freshmen travel to Coyote Valley for annual service trip

Freshmen travel to Coyote Valley for annual service trip

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 10, 2018


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Freshmen visited the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve for their annual community service trip, while juniors and sophomores took the PSAT exam today from 8 a.m. to around 11 a.m. and seniors enjoyed a day off. Members of the freshmen class participated in various environmental activities in addition...

Aquascape exhibit inaugurates Shah showcase gallery

Aquascape exhibit inaugurates Shah showcase gallery

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 10, 2018


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Raymond Banke (12)'s exhibit "14^3" inaugurated the new student showcase gallery in Shah under the stairwell. Raymond's exhibit features a 14-inch glass aquarium with an original aquascape design as well as two photographs of plants growing atop PVC pipes, and its reception was yesterday at 12:45 p.m....

Upper school honors Howard Nichols on his birthday

Upper school honors Howard Nichols on his birthday

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

October 9, 2018


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The upper school community enjoyed chocolate chip cookies after the school meeting today in honor of former head of school Howard Nichols’s birthday on Oct. 10. Nichols, who died in 2008, was known to always greet students or faculty in his office with a jar of cookies, and Harker serves chocolate...

Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice after 50-48 Senate vote

Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice after 50-48 Senate vote

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang

October 6, 2018


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The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court today. Kavanaugh, the second justice nominated by President Donald Trump, will fill a vacant spot left by the retirement of former Justice Anthony Kennedy in July and is likely to cement a conservative-leaning majority on the ...

Freshmen win “Fruit Ninja” spirit activity

Freshmen win “Fruit Ninja” spirit activity

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 4, 2018


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The class of 2022 won today’s spirit activity, a game of “Fruit Ninja” in the quad at lunch. Representatives from each grade threw playing cards of their class’s color at propped-up watermelon halves, aiming to stick as many cards as possible into the melon in a limited time. Today's dress-up...

Faculty wins first spirit dodgeball game

Faculty wins first spirit dodgeball game

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 3, 2018


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Eight teachers faced off against two representatives from each grade in a best-of-three dodgeball game series after the advisory parade today after sixth period. The teachers won 2-1. Prior to the game, a representative of each advisory marched in the annual homecoming parade. Spirit club will b...

Spirit activities kick off homecoming week

Spirit activities kick off homecoming week

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 3, 2018


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In preparation for the homecoming rally on Friday, Spirit Week began on Monday with movie trivia, which the seniors won with 200 points. Today, students were invited to make friendship bracelets in the quad during lunch. Sophomores and juniors dressed up for their "East Coast" themes on Monday, and seniors...

Students travel to Shakespeare festival on annual trip

Students travel to Shakespeare festival on annual trip

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

September 25, 2018


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A group of 28 Harker students, accompanied by four teachers, visited the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) in Ashland, Oregon over the weekend. The group left early Friday morning and will return later this night. They watched four shows: "Romeo and Juliet," "Sense and Sensibility," "Henry V" and "Snow...

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