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Happening at Harker 11/6: ‘Carstume’ Contest, fire relief fundraiser videos and letters to COVID-19 responders

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater which offers compilations of events occurring in the Harker community a few times a week.
November 6, 2020

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater to be published a couple times a week with a compilation of upcoming events and opportunities. Through this repeater, Aquila hopes to provide a one-stop-shop...

Representative Anna Eshoo emphasizes student innovation during Civic Tech Club speaker event

Rep. Anna Eshoo of California's 18th district speaks to Harker faculty and students for Civic Tech Club's speaker event. Civic Tech Club president Deeya Viradia (10) asked Eshoo questions, and attendees put their own questions into the chat about cyberbullying and the role of technology in everyday lives.
November 3, 2020

Representative Anna Eshoo (D) of California’s 18th district emphasized the importance of innovation and delivered a message of hope to over 40 Harker faculty and students during Tuesday’s Civic Tech...

Happening at Harker 11/3: Pick-up day, Green Team book drive and Día de Los Muertos art contest

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater which offers compilations of events occurring in the Harker community a few times a week.
November 3, 2020

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater to be published a couple times a week with a compilation of upcoming events and opportunities. Through this repeater, Aquila hopes to provide a one-stop-shop...

Preview of TEDx’s 2020 annual speaker event

At last year's TEDx event, cancer immunotherapy researcher Priti Hegde talked to attendees about her work in cancer genomics.
November 2, 2020

TEDxHarkerSchool will be virtually hosting a weeklong speaker event for its 2020 TEDx event. Starting on Nov. 4 and ending on Nov. 7, each day will feature one speaker. The speaker videos will be released...

Election survey results: How upper school members are feeling about the 2020 election

Election survey results: How upper school members are feeling about the 2020 election
November 1, 2020

This Tuesday, Harker Aquila sent out an anonymous survey to all upper school students to gather information about how students are feeling about the upcoming election, which is two days away. Here are...

Happening at Harker 10/30: Halloween costume contest, UNICEF trick-or-treat and Fall Play

October 30, 2020

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater to be published a couple times a week with a compilation of upcoming events and opportunities. Through this repeater, Aquila hopes to provide a one-stop-shop...

2019-20 yearbooks available at next distribution day

The 2019-2020 upper school yearbook, which will be made available to the Harker community on Nov. 7 during Distribution Day.
October 28, 2020

Yearbooks for the 2019-20 school year will be available for pick up during the next upper school distribution day on Nov. 7. Spring supplementals, which covered student life events, sports, organizations...

Shifting schedules: Bay Area schools begin reopening process

Harker lower school students, supervised by the Bucknall/Blackford Enrichment and Supervision Team (BEST) staff, run around on campus in early October. The upper school campus plans to stay in remote learning mode for the foreseeable future, with certain after school offerings being made available to students after Oct. 19.
Schools make plans to resume in-person learning activities
October 27, 2020

Santa Clara County allowed schools to resume in-person classes on Sept. 23 as the county remained in Tier 2 for over 14 days. As Harker plans to continue remote learning while offering opportunities for...

Redefining honor amidst uncertainty

Junior Carter Chadwick works on math homework after school as upper school students continue to take classes from home. “You get out what you put in. So if you just use other people’s work, what’s the point of it? Why even take the class or go to school? That’s how I feel about cheating in general,” Carter said.
Honor Week sparks conversations over integrity during remote learning
October 27, 2020

Greek philosopher Aristotle argued in his book Nicomachean Ethics that only voluntary actions, or the actual practice of virtue, could create a virtuous person. For Roman philosopher and statesman Marcus...

Philosophy Club organizes two-day PhilCon event

Professor Michael Ruse, a professor of philosophy from Florida State University, discusses the concepts of evolution in connection to those of human morality. Philcon was held virtually on Oct. 16 and 17.
October 23, 2020

Philosophy club organized this year’s PhilCon, which consisted of various live online talks from their club officers, a former club president, and philosophy professors. 178 high school students attended...

Upper school English teacher delivers lecture for Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival

Upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth poses with
October 16, 2020

Hands clasped together, leaning on a wooden podium in his classroom, upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth, who was chosen as the annual Moses Greeley Parker lecturer, presents his research...

“Cultural genocide”: Uyghur Muslims face oppression, internment by Chinese Communist Party

Clad in dark blue shirts, Uyghur protestors gather in Washington D.C. on Oct. 1 on the Global Day of Action. The Chinese government has detained between 1 million and 3 million Uyghurs, a Muslim Turkic minority native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, also known as East Turkestan, in Northwest China, in over 380 internment camps since 2017.
October 13, 2020

Clad in matching light blue hats, the color of the East Turkestan flag, and dark blue shirts, a multitude of Uyghur protestors posed in front of the Capitol, some holding up pictures of family members...

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