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Downbeat travels around the Bay Area during their annual Winter Tour

Downbeat travels around the Bay Area during their annual Winter Tour

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

December 11, 2019

Last Friday, Downbeat went on their annual winter tour where they sang and spread cheer at six different stops. The group left the upper school around 9 a.m. and visited the preschool campus, where they sang carols to the young children. Their next stop took them all the way to perform and hand out...

Language honor societies sell traditional snacks and drinks for club week

Language honor societies sell traditional snacks and drinks for club week

by Saurav Tewari, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The French National Honor Society (FNHS), Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) and National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) sold traditional snacks last week during lunch and afterschool during their shared club week, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders.  FNHS sold customizable crepes and other past...

Jazz band performs Christmas renditions at lunch

Jazz band performs Christmas renditions at lunch

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 10, 2019

Members of jazz band performed renditions of Christmas songs during long lunch today outside the auxiliary gym. Songs they performed included Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca,” Michael Buble’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town and “Winter Wonderland” and Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.”...

School meeting recap 12/6/19: Eagle Update on basketball teams’ trip to Maui, mock science finals, and 2,000 donut holes

School meeting recap 12/6/19: Eagle Update on basketball teams’ trip to Maui, mock science finals, and 2,000 donut holes

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 8, 2019

David Feng (12) started the school meeting by welcoming Harker Spirit. Grace Hajjar (12), Adhya Hoskote (12), Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11) and Meona Khetrapal (11) performed a short dance to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Grace announced the winners of the gingerbread...

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 4, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the first school meeting back from Thanksgiving break by introducing Kerry Enzensperger, director of upper school community service. For the second community service spotlight of the year, Enzensperger introduced Bryan Zhang (11), who gave a speech on his own experience...

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race amid limitations in campaign funding and organization

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race amid limitations in campaign funding and organization

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, and Gloria Zhang

December 3, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is dropping her bid for the presidency, according to her announcements this morning on Twitter and on Facebook. Harris, who has served as one of two senators from California since 2016, credited her campaign suspension to limitations in funding, as she elaborated in a blog post on Medium. Recent articles published by The New York Times and The Washington P...

Car Club showcases variety of cars in Harker community

Car Club showcases variety of cars in Harker community

by Brian Chen and Sriya Batchu

December 1, 2019

Harker upper school’s Car Club sported vintage cars and supercars, including a 2020 Drako GTE, at their first ever car show in the front parking lot on Nov. 23 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. Car enthusiasts from all over the Harker community, students, parents, staff and alumni showed off their unique and...

“Hustle for Muscle”: Harker DECA and spirit host fundraiser through volleyball tournament

“Hustle for Muscle”: Harker DECA and spirit host fundraiser through volleyball tournament

by Emily Tan, Assistant Features Editor

November 28, 2019

During lunch on Nov. 21, Harker DECA and Harker spirit jointly hosted the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the Athletic Center. Students and faculty dressed in green in support of the MDA as four teams, each representing a class, face...

Parent-teacher conferences held on first two days of break

Parent-teacher conferences held on first two days of break

by Arushi Saxena, News Editor

November 25, 2019

Students and parents convened on the upper school campus today for the first of two days of parent-teacher conferences. This year’s conferences began on Nov. 25 and continued on to Nov. 26, the first two official days of students’ Thanksgiving Break. School was not held on these two days, but stud...

Harker Journalism wins awards at D.C. convention

Harker Journalism wins awards at D.C. convention

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

November 25, 2019

Harker Journalism was recognized at the national level at the JEA/NSPA fall high school journalism convention in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 23. The recognition followed nominations for 2019 Digital Story of the Year, Social Justice Reporting, Local Climate Change Reporting and a Pacemaker on Sept. 19.  ...

“For the change in humanity”: Members from global environment movement participate in hunger strike

“For the change in humanity”: Members from global environment movement participate in hunger strike

by Sara Yen and Saloni Shah

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday afternoon, several upper school students gathered in front of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office, hoping to speak to her. One student knocked on the dark lacquered door, and after a few seconds, a young man emerged in the entrance, peering out.  “Is Nancy P...

Journalism students travel to Washington, D.C. to attend national journalism convention

Journalism students travel to Washington, D.C. to attend national journalism convention

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Journalism students from TALON, Winged Post and Harker Aquila traveled to Washington, D.C. from Nov. 19 to 23 for the JEA/NSPA fall journalism convention, in which the Winged Post was named as a Pacemaker finalist, and four Individual Award finalists were named: one for social...

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