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Inside the midterm elections

Inside the midterm elections

by Varsha Rammohan, Saloni Shah, and Aditya Singhvi

December 9, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

The Democrats gained a majority in the House of Representatives while Republicans expanded their lead in the Senate during the midterm elections on Nov. 6. These elections had the highest ever number of votes cast in a US midterm election, with more than 113 million people voting. This represents...

Face of the People

Face of the People

by Saloni Shah and Arya Maheshwari

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

Some of the world’s largest democracies are being led by currently conservatives from Italy, with Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, to India, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to the United Kingdom, given the conservative support for the Brexit decision. Yet there is a movement sweeping the globe t...

Arrive Alive tour teaches dangers of distracted driving

Arrive Alive tour teaches dangers of distracted driving

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

The Arrive Alive tour, an organization that brings simulations and information about distracted driving to the likes of school campuses, visited the upper school today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students and faculty could simulate driving on courses such as a city street or a mountainside road while trying...

How to support the Northern California Camp Fire victims from campus

How to support the Northern California Camp Fire victims from campus

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

After the state's deadliest wildfire ravaged several Northern California counties last month and recovery efforts continue, several groups on campus will host fundraisers in order to assist victims. The journalism room and the office of community service director Kerry Enzensperger are accepting donations...

Competition in the holiday spirit

Competition in the holiday spirit

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Spirit will hold several holiday-themed spirit events this month. In a tree-decorating contest, each class can add festive ornaments and decorations to one of four trees in Manzanita. Classes will also compete to create the best-looking gingerbread house during lunch on Friday. Spirit will also...

George H. W. Bush, nation’s 41st President, dies at 94

George H. W. Bush, nation’s 41st President, dies at 94

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st U.S. President from 1989 to 1993, died last Friday in his home in Houston at 94, according to his office. Bush's funeral was held at Washington National Cathedral today.

DECA club month fundraises for muscular dystrophy relief

DECA club month fundraises for muscular dystrophy relief

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

The upper school’s DECA chapter hosted various events and fundraisers during the annual DECA month of November to promote their chapter and to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, or MDA. DECA month began with an ice cream social outside Manzanita on Nov. 2, and continued with an...

Speaker Series relaunches in interview with entrepreneur Magdalena Yesil

Speaker Series relaunches in interview with entrepreneur Magdalena Yesil

by Srinath Somasundaram, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Magdalena Yesil, founding board member of Salesforce and founder of Broadway Angels, an all-women venture capitalist firm, spoke about her experiences as a female immigrant in Silicon Valley and about her newest book, Power Up: How Smart Women Win in the New Economy, in the first installment of the H...

Four choral groups perform songs from around the world in winter concert

Four choral groups perform songs from around the world in winter concert

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

December 2, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Tambourines shake in hand and piano plays in the background; the voices of Harker’s choirs ring inside the theater. The Winter Concert featured performances by Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena and SUS4 at the annual non-ticketed event in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The...

Shah gallery features two seniors’ artwork

Shah gallery features two seniors’ artwork

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 1, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Timmy Chang (12)'s "Neptune and Nymphs" and Catherine Wang (12)'s "The Proximity of Success" exhibited in the student showcase gallery under the staircase in Shah Hall from Oct. 22 to 26 and Nov. 26 to 30, respectively. Timmy's exhibit featured many photographs capturing water in different forms,...

DECA and Spirit Council host Hoops and Scoops

DECA and Spirit Council host Hoops and Scoops

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

DECA and the Spirit Council held a fundraiser inside the Athletic Center during lunch yesterday. Named Hoops and Scoops after the basketball knockout game and the ice cream sandwiches served, this event raised money toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association....

Lights and action for the holiday season

Lights and action for the holiday season

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

November 22, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

As warm jackets and boots become a common sight around the upper school campus, the holiday season makes its appearance, starting off with the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 13, which featured several of Harker’s performing arts groups. Upper school performing arts groups Downbeat,...

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