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Behind the scenes of AP testing

Behind the scenes of AP testing

by Nicole Tian and Irene Yuan

May 26, 2019

During the first two weeks of May, the doors of the auxiliary gym and Nichols are lined with backpacks starting from 8 a.m. and stretching long into the afternoon. However, members of scheduling begin planning for the APs long before the atmosphere surrounding them sets in. Scheduling for these exams...

College here I come!

College here I come!

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Saloni Shah, and Alysa Su

May 23, 2019

In just a few months, a quarter of the Harker Upper School population will be heading off to college, into the great beyond. To prepare our beloved seniors for the next stage of their journeys, seasoned alumni shared some words of wisdom that might enrich soon-to-be freshmen’s college experience. Advice #1...

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

by Esha Gohil and Gloria Zhang

May 21, 2019

The annual Senior Showcase premiered the performances of graduating Certificate Program seniors and their accompaniments last Friday at 7 p.m. in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center’s Patil Theater (RPAC). The upper school’s conservatory Certificate Program includes a four-year study within a f...

Helen’s BTS Podcast

Helen’s BTS Podcast

by Helen Yang, Reporter

May 14, 2019

In her new podcast, senior Helen Yang dives into the basics of getting into BTS, the Korean boy group that has sparked an international craze, drawing many into the world of K-pop. Also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, BTS is a seven-member South Korean boy band created in 2013 under the company Big...

This is Quadchella: Harker’s biannual music festival celebrates talent and “chillaxing”

This is Quadchella: Harker’s biannual music festival celebrates talent and “chillaxing”

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

May 8, 2019

“I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square.” The rhythmic beats of lil strype’s, also known as Nathaniel “Nash” Melisso (11), “idc (prod. 408)” reverberates around campus. The chorus of the e...

SweetHoney puts a trendy spin on traditional Cantonese desserts

SweetHoney puts a trendy spin on traditional Cantonese desserts

by Arely Sun, Reporter

May 5, 2019

Nestled between Creamistry and an abandoned suite around the outside ring of buildings of Cupertino Village is SweetHoney, a trendy Cantonese dessert cafe. The playlist of the cafe consists of American and Asian pop songs, which create a friendly ambiance. Geometric patterns, such as pink stripes...

Seahorse tank emphasizes importance of conservation

Seahorse tank emphasizes importance of conservation

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

May 2, 2019

With their mottled tails curled around a vibrant green and yellow sea fan, two 3-inch seahorses with beige speckles peek out from behind the veins of artificial coral. The newest additions to the tank have clearly made themselves quite comfortable, with their journey to the atrium of Nichols first starting...

Greetings from California

Greetings from California

by Arely Sun, Catherine Feng, and Helen Yang

April 25, 2019

Avi Gulati (11) Family Homeland: India Avi Gulati (11) is a second generation Indian-American. He has visited India at least once every year except for in 2008. Avi is obsessed with Alia Bhatt, a famous Bollywood actress. Two years ago, when he was in India, he decided to try to meet Bhatt. He and...

Blues and bass lines: Harker’s annual Evening of Jazz features student jazz groups from middle and upper school

Blues and bass lines: Harker’s annual Evening of Jazz features student jazz groups from middle and upper school

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 25, 2019

Lights flooded the stage as a medley of saxophones embarked on a melody, softly accompanied by a piano riff which soon swelled in conjunction with the rest of the band. With a crash and a bang from the drums, Harker’s annual Evening of Jazz began. Opening with a set by the middle school’s Jazz...

A Day in the Life of: Facilities

A Day in the Life of: Facilities

by Gloria Zhang, Sara Yen, Erica Cai, Esha Goyal, Irina Malyugina, and Catherine Feng

April 23, 2019

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on April 17, 2019.                  ...

In pictures: Spirit Week one day at a time

In pictures: Spirit Week one day at a time

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor

April 17, 2019

Monday: This year's spirit week kicked off with Movie/Music Day, where students dressed up as characters from their favorite movies or wore merch from their favorite artists. The school saw costumes ranging from the iconic white-and-yellow checkered suits of Cher and Dione from Clueless to students...

SomiSomi creates a trendy twist on a traditional Korean dessert

SomiSomi creates a trendy twist on a traditional Korean dessert

by Alysa Su and Arely Sun

April 15, 2019

Nestled in the far corner of Cupertino Main Street Plaza, SomiSomi is a small, simple nook in a row of tall beige buildings that sells a mouthwatering treat known as taiyaki, an originally Japanese fish shaped waffle with a red bean filling. Welcoming mellow yellow letters sit far above the entrance...

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