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Inside the Dash: Galloping Forward

Inside the Dash: Galloping Forward

by Helen Zhu, TALON Academics Editor

September 30, 2019

This podcast series hopes to slow things down for a few minutes of conversation with someone in this community, and to tell the stories of the lives of our community — inside the dash. Are you happy? This seems like such a simple question, one asked in passing and almost always answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” Earlier this month, I participated in a team bonding activity framed like the Privilege Walk but with standard ‘get-to-know-you’ questions. Chatter rang out across the blacktop as...

Inside the Dash: Spelling New Risks

Inside the Dash: Spelling New Risks

by Helen Zhu, TALON Academics Editor

September 24, 2019

This podcast series hopes to slow things down for a few minutes of conversation with someone in this community, and to tell the stories of the lives of our community — inside the dash. Walt Disney said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”  Here’s a dream I had, a dream about spelling big words. Imagine your 6-year-old self, sitting ‘criss-cross applesauce’ on the floor of your elementary school auditorium, eyes glued to the coolest fifth grader, standing con...

The Jazz Factor shares their love of music

The Jazz Factor shares their love of music

by Nicole Tian and Eric Fang

August 28, 2019

Trills of assorted jazz music float through the pavement in front of the Glass House as six musicians tap their feet along to the rhythm. Before their performance at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Jazz Factor, a band made up of several students from the Bay Area, started a little over two years ago as ...

Matriculation 2019: Harker welcomes Class of 2023

Matriculation 2019: Harker welcomes Class of 2023

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

August 24, 2019

With welcoming smiles, energetic cheers and thunderous clapping, the upper school community warmly received the Class of 2023 during the 2019 matriculation ceremony on Friday.  Administration adorned in gowns and caps took their seats behind the stage, facing the rows of sophomores, juniors and seniors making their way into their respective rows, the b...

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors begin the new school year with class trips

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors begin the new school year with class trips

by Esha Gohil, Humans of Harker Profiler

August 24, 2019

On Thursday, students in ninth through eleventh grade partook in a series of annual class trips, marking the start of Harker’s 2019-2020 school year. While the locations of the events varied, the objectives of each trip remained constant: teamwork, bonding and a welcome to the new school year.  ...

“Saving democracy”: Cory Booker taps into the “moral imagination” of supporters, voters

“Saving democracy”: Cory Booker taps into the “moral imagination” of supporters, voters

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

August 23, 2019

Against two neon projections spelling out “CORY 2020” in bold letters, New Jersey Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker led the crowd in an emphatic chant to conclude his speech from yesterday’s fundraiser. “We will rise. We will rise,” he shouted into the microphone...

Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

by Nina Gee, Co-Design Editor

June 23, 2019

London-based volunteer organization Pride in London held the very first Pride Run 10K on June 9. The half-marathon, which was set up with help from The Race Organizer, another London-based organization that sets up non profit runs for charities all over London, was fundraising for the annual London pride par...

Humans of London: Life along the riverfront

Humans of London: Life along the riverfront

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Co-Sports Editor

June 18, 2019

Strolling along the River Thames, between the London Bridge and Tower Bridge, one can see people of all backgrounds enjoying their time in this area. Ranging from workers to tourists, these are four of the hundreds of humans who pass by the riverfront every day and a glimpse into their lives. ...

Voice your opinion: Brexit protestors continue fight over EU

Voice your opinion: Brexit protestors continue fight over EU

by Carter Chadwick, Humans of Harker Videographer and Photographer

June 18, 2019

A small group of protesters shout at passersby and members of the British Parliament who exit The Palace of Westminster after a session on June 11. The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May made a deal with the European Union on Nov. 25, 2018. This deal included the fine that Britain had to pay the...

Moments of London: A walk through my memories

Moments of London: A walk through my memories

by Nicole Tian

June 18, 2019

Paddington Station After an unknown descent into the London Underground, I am met with streams of tourists converging like the river delta gathers at its mouth, all flowing out to unknown routes. I lug my suitcase through an unfamiliar labyrinth of staircases and finally stumble onto a train towards...

Harker journalism lands in London to attend photography course, report on street life

Harker journalism lands in London to attend photography course, report on street life

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Esha Gohil

June 18, 2019

LONDON - Journalism students from Talon, Winged Post and Harker Aquila visited London from June 7 to June 18 for an opportunity to learn about and practice documentary photography while also meeting with professionals in the field. The trip was chaperoned by director of journalism program Ellen Austin,...

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