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Campaigning for Canada: Candidates from different parties seek to replace Trudeau

Campaigning for Canada: Candidates from different parties seek to replace Trudeau

by Lucy Ge and Varsha Rammohan

October 18, 2019

Canada’s 43rd general election will take place on Oct. 21 in order to elect members of Parliament. Canadian Governor General Julie Payette dissolved Parliament on Sept. 11, officially marking the start of the election campaign. In the upcoming election, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau w...

From countrysides to cityscapes: Homecoming 2019

From countrysides to cityscapes: Homecoming 2019

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

This year’s spirit rally wrapped up this year's homecoming week on Oct. 11, bringing students and faculty together in the athletics center for a series of festivities and competitive events before Oct. 12 homecoming game against St. Vincent De Paul High School. The cheer team kicked off the...

NHS initiates 59 new members with candle-lighting tradition

NHS initiates 59 new members with candle-lighting tradition

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

October 17, 2019

Four tall, waxy-white candles flicker onstage in the Nichols Hall auditorium, bathing the dimly lit room in warm orange glow. A light smattering of applause echoes down the rows of seats filled with formally dressed students and parents as Dr. Shaun Jahshan walks onto the stage, stopping in front of...

Fall play “Almost, Maine” displays the trials and rewards of love

Fall play “Almost, Maine” displays the trials and rewards of love

by Catherine Feng and Alysa Suleiman

October 13, 2019

With all the explosive arguments and touching confessions that a classic love story presents, this year’s fall play, “Almost, Maine” celebrates the beauty of human relationships by displaying the tribulations and rewards love has to offer. Directed by upper school theater teacher Jeffrey Draper,...

Update: Bay Area electricity scheduled to return after second phase of PG&E outage shuts off power to some upper school students, faculty

Update: Bay Area electricity scheduled to return after second phase of PG&E outage shuts off power to some upper school students, faculty

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2019

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for future updates. After the conclusion of a hazardous wind event, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) issued an “all clear” yesterday evening and has begun restoring power to customers across the Bay Area and the rest of northern Califo...

Annual family and alumni picnic brings Harker community together

Annual family and alumni picnic brings Harker community together

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Profiler

October 8, 2019

The scent of cotton candy floats amid the 25 red and white game booths dotting the blacktop at the Harker middle school. The gleeful shouts of lower school students launching themselves into an inflatable bouncy wall mix with the triumphant cheers erupting from a group of middle school students as up...

PG&E public safety power shutoff to affect up to 800,000 across northern, central, coastal California, starting Wednesday morning

PG&E public safety power shutoff to affect up to 800,000 across northern, central, coastal California, starting Wednesday morning

by Kathy Fang, Varsha Rammohan, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 8, 2019

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for future updates. Following predictions of dry, windy conditions and heightened fire risks, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) plans to shut off power to 800,000 customers in 34 northern, central and coastal counties across California, sta...

Students travel to Ashland to watch performances of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Students travel to Ashland to watch performances of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

by Nicole Tian, Winged Post Co-Lifestyle Editor

September 29, 2019

Against a background of paper notes strung between colorful beams dappled with blue light, two men dressed in blazers and trousers wheel a third cast member wearing a gray waistcoat across the stage on a towering ladder. He hurriedly jumps off, and the rest of the crew scatter as a lady in a sleevele...

Families gather at park for first-ever Class of 2022 picnic

Families gather at park for first-ever Class of 2022 picnic

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Assistant Features Editor

September 27, 2019

As Liza Shchegrov (10) and her brother threw a foam missile football back-and-forth at the top of a lush green hill that overlooked a sparkling lake, a group of elementary and middle schoolers fawned over a German Shepherd and Labrador mix, Katya, that Angelina Yuzifovich (10) brought, and a four-year-o...

Students and faculty take field trip down to SeaCliff Beach for Coastal Cleanup Day

Students and faculty take field trip down to SeaCliff Beach for Coastal Cleanup Day

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

September 22, 2019

Following Friday’s youth climate strike in downtown San Jose, a group of thirty-five upper school  students and staff took a bus to Seacliff State Beach in Aptos to participate in clearing litter during Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual global beach cleanup volunteer day. A school bus left the upper school around 7:...

“No Planet B”: Students, faculty join millions worldwide on strike at rally for climate action

“No Planet B”: Students, faculty join millions worldwide on strike at rally for climate action

by Sriya Batchu, Kathy Fang, and Arushi Saxena

September 22, 2019

As a student speaker dressed in a red shirt finishes her speech and steps away from the microphone, the vast crowd of mostly young people erupts in cheers while waving brightly colored handmade signs with slogans such as “I’d be in school if the planet were cool” and “The climate is changing ...

“Got to Love” the music: Laila Biali jazzes up traditional styles in first performance of annual Concert Series

“Got to Love” the music: Laila Biali jazzes up traditional styles in first performance of annual Concert Series

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2019

“One, two—one, two, three, four!” The deep notes of the bass and a catchy drum rhythm kick off an upbeat jazz song, led by a bright trumpet melody. After a few counts, jazz vocalist, pianist and songwriter Laila Biali leans into the microphone and launches into the opening lyrics of her song...

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