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Upper school holds first spirit rally of 2017-2018 school year

Upper school holds first spirit rally of 2017-2018 school year

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

September 22, 2017


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Students and faculty gathered on Davis Field today for the 2017-2018 school year’s first spirit rally, which marked the conclusion of this week’s Spirit Week. The juniors, sophomores and freshmen convened between their respective class color flags before the start of the event, while the seniors rus...

School meeting recap 9/21

School meeting recap 9/21

by Anvi Banga, Winged Post Copy Editor

September 21, 2017


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To start off the meeting, Dean of Students Kevin Williamson briefly spoke about safety during the morning commute and reminded students to take care while crossing the street. Upper school history teachers Donna Gilbert, Carol Green, Damon Halback, Mark Janda, Byron Stevens and Julie Wheeler announc...

Actors, vocalists and dancers participate in early auditions for spring musical 42nd Street

Actors, vocalists and dancers participate in early auditions for spring musical 42nd Street

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

September 21, 2017


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Auditions for the spring musical, “42nd Street,” brought students of all grades together today and earlier this week during lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. “42nd Street” will be the first mainstage production to be performed in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center in April. A live...

Spirit Night kicks off Homecoming week preparations

Spirit Night kicks off Homecoming week preparations

by Melissa Kwan, Humans of Harker Managing Editor

September 15, 2017


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Spirit Night invited students to paint the finishing touches on their class eagles in preparation for next week’s Homecoming festivities. The event took place today from 3 to 7 p.m. in front of Manzanita. Spirit Club provided pizza, candy and drinks at the event and played music over the loudspe...

School meeting recap 9/15

School meeting recap 9/15

by Anvi Banga, Winged Post Copy Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

*note: the following story has been updated following the conclusion of the junior class' Dippin' Dots fundraiser on Friday, September 15.  The junior class’ Dippin’ Dots fundraiser during long lunch last Friday raised around $500. “From student account charges it was around $660, and subt...

Trump threatens DACA, 800,000 undocumented immigrants at risk

Trump threatens DACA, 800,000 undocumented immigrants at risk

by Nicole Chen and Prameela Kottapalli

September 14, 2017


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President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a policy that protects approximately 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. The announcement was made by President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department last Tuesday....

Students and faculty gather for annual club fair

Students and faculty gather for annual club fair

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

September 13, 2017


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The upper school’s annual Club Fair invited students and faculty to explore a variety of clubs and organizations today at Nichols Hall. Booths hosted by the officers of each club were spread inside Nichols Atrium and around the area outside Nichols. Streamers, balloons, music and slogans filled th...

Lightning strikes tree in parking lot’s back loading zone

Lightning strikes tree in parking lot’s back loading zone

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

September 11, 2017


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Lightning struck a tree near the upper school parking lot’s back loading zone near Main Hall today at around 5 p.m. Director of Upper School Community Service and Student Activities Coordinator Kerry Enzensperger was standing by the parking lot when the lightning struck. “I was trying to sh...

School meeting recap 9/11

School meeting recap 9/11

by Anvi Banga, Winged Post Copy Editor

September 11, 2017


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National Honor Society (NHS) announced the upcoming community service fair on Oct. 13. Students who run their own organization and want a table at the fair can email NHS advisor Mike Pistacchi this week to sign up for a spot. Senior class council president Amitej Mehta reminded students of the Homecomi...

Upper school debaters head to Texas for first tournament of school year

Upper school debaters head to Texas for first tournament of school year

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

September 11, 2017


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Seven upper school debaters traveled to Grapevine, Texas to attend the Grapevine Classic Speech and Debate Tournament from Sept. 7 to 10. Public forum team Cindy Wang (11) and Clarissa Wang (11), Lincoln-Douglas debater Kelly Shen (11) and the policy debate teams of Alan Hughes (12) and Jacob Ohana (...

Fall play cast gathers for first rehearsal after auditions and callbacks conclude

Fall play cast gathers for first rehearsal after auditions and callbacks conclude

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

September 8, 2017


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Rehearsals for the fall play, “The Comedy of Errors,” began today after the cast list was announced via email to students last night. Twenty sophomores, juniors and seniors will perform in the play while around 10 freshmen will illustrate an opening sequence in the first 10 minutes of the pla...

New Head of School Brian Yager begins first year

New Head of School Brian Yager begins first year

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Winged Post News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, Winged Post

Brian Yager joined the Harker School this year as its new Head of School, following former Head of School Christopher Nikoloff's resignation and acceptance of a position at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS). Prior to joining Harker, Yager served as Head of School at the Keystone School in...

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