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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

Swimmers post strong results at States

Swimmers post strong results at States

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019


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The four-man Harker swim contingent, comprising of Ethan Hu (11), Matthew Chung (10), Rhys Edwards (10), and Jason Kwok (10), placed fourth at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Swimming Championships, held yesterday and today in Clovis. Ethan smashed two state meet records, creating...

Students travel to Great America for annual physics trip

Students travel to Great America for annual physics trip

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

May 10, 2019


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Students from all physics courses, mostly comprised of freshmen, traveled to Great America today as part of an annual physics trip. After departure from campus in the morning, students completed a mandatory lab where they determined the gravitational and normal forces acting on the rider at separate...

Spring sports hit the home stretch

Spring sports hit the home stretch

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 9, 2019


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Swimming: The varsity swimming team recently competed in the WBAL Championship Finals and the CCS Championship Finals, earning accolades in a wide range of events. At the WBAL Championship Finals on April 27, which followed the WBAL Championship Trials two days prior, the boys relay team of Matthew C...

Volleyball honors seniors, defeats Los Altos

Volleyball honors seniors, defeats Los Altos

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 5, 2019


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The varsity boys volleyball team honored seniors Chris Gong, Jarett Anderson and Charlie Molin during a senior night ceremony held on May 1 in the athletic center before a match against Los Altos, which the Eagles won 25-12, 25-12, 25-20. The crowd had an opportunity to write messages on individual...

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

May 3, 2019


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Wrapping up a year of concerts and performances, the upper school orchestra played their final concert of the school year in the Patil Theater tonight, honoring senior musicians in an expansive collection of pieces that ranged from Harry Potter to Stravinsky. The show, which began at 8 p.m. following...

Juniors and seniors make memories at “Frozen in Time” themed prom

Juniors and seniors make memories at “Frozen in Time” themed prom

by Irina Malyugina and Kathy Fang

April 29, 2019


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Seventeen floors above the lights of downtown San Jose, upper school students spent the night of April 27th "frozen in time" at this year's prom, hosted in the Silicon Valley Capitol Club from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On the balcony, students dined, drank mocktails mixed by the venue’s staff, interacted...

All-school assembly shows documentary to bring awareness to anxiety

All-school assembly shows documentary to bring awareness to anxiety

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

April 22, 2019


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“Angst,” a documentary about anxiety and bringing awareness to these conditions, at the all-school meeting today. It involved interviews with several teenagers, children, parents, and healthcare experts from around the United States who discussed symptoms of depression. The documentary began with...

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