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Matriculation 2019: Harker welcomes Class of 2023

Matriculation 2019: Harker welcomes Class of 2023

by Alysa Su, 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...

Behind the scenes: New student information system

Behind the scenes: New student information system

by Irene Yuan, Asst. Photo Editor

August 23, 2019

After a two-year process, Harker has switched from PCR to a new student information system called Infinite Campus for the upcoming academic school year. Infinite Campus is a database that will provide student information such as schedules and grades as needed for all the other programs, including those...

“Not left, not right, forward”: Presidential candidate Andrew Yang solicits the support of tech workers and Asian Americans in the Bay Area

“Not left, not right, forward”: Presidential candidate Andrew Yang solicits the support of tech workers and Asian Americans in the Bay Area

by Eric Fang, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

“How many of you work in technology?” Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang asked the over 150 people having lunch at circular tables around him.  About half the people in the room raised their hands.  “So you know what’s on the horizon,” Yang said. “If you work in technology,...

Yearbooks available at Matriculation

Yearbooks available at Matriculation

by Varsha Rammohan, Sara Yen, and Arushi Saxena

August 19, 2019

Yearbooks will be available after the matriculation ceremony on Friday beginning at 2 p.m. The yearbook staff will distribute books at a table in front of the journalism room, where books can be collected by name and advisory. “We’re very excited to finally get the books out,” current TALON yearbook e...

“Repair, restore and renew America”: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson brings her vision to the Bay Area

“Repair, restore and renew America”: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson brings her vision to the Bay Area

by Eric Fang, News Editor

August 16, 2019

Over 300 people gathered for a town hall meeting in the restaurant and community space Manny’s in San Francisco on Thursday night. Some of the people fanned themselves with navy and pink “Marianne 2020” posters. Some had brought copies of Marianne Williamson’s books. Others wore bright pink hats...

Police investigating aftermath of Gilroy shooting

Police investigating aftermath of Gilroy shooting

by Alysa Su, Sports Reporter

July 29, 2019

Adrian Palomares, 15, was volunteering yesterday at the Garlic Ice Cream booth, where he was about to watch a performance. Then he heard the first shots being fired. “I was sitting down near the stage where there’s usually people around the corner, and I hear what I thought was firecrackers,”...

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,...

Memorial to be held for alumnus Sandip Nirmel, remembered as a president, teammate and friend

Memorial to be held for alumnus Sandip Nirmel, remembered as a president, teammate and friend

by Eric Fang and Gloria Zhang

June 17, 2019

Everyone who attended Harker at the same time as Sandip Nirmel (’17) knew who he was. From giving a speech at the class of 2020’s matriculation to running school meetings, Sandip led the student body with a characteristic smile and a baritone announcer’s voice. However, people’s fondest memories of Sand...

Harker DECA concludes 2018-2019 season with banquet celebration

Harker DECA concludes 2018-2019 season with banquet celebration

by Alysa Su

June 3, 2019

Harker DECA hosted one of their two annual end-of-the-year events, the banquet celebration, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. last Thursday in the Nichols Atrium. DECA parent night, the other end-of-the-year event held specifically to inform new and returning parents of the DECA program, was held on Tuesday, May...

Blue Wave Rolling: Democratic presidential hopefuls reach out to voters in California Democratic State Convention

Blue Wave Rolling: Democratic presidential hopefuls reach out to voters in California Democratic State Convention

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

June 1, 2019

More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls travelled to San Francisco this week to attend the California Democrats’ State Convention at the Moscone Center. 11 of those candidates addressed an audience of more than 3,000 at the morning and afternoon general sessions, presenting highlights of...

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