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Live learn and lead: Small group of upper school students win two gold awards

Live learn and lead: Small group of upper school students win two gold awards

by Kevin Lin

January 14, 2010


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From January 8 to 10, 16 students from Harker Business Club (HBC) traveled to San Ramon’s Marriott Hotel and competed in a business conference for the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). Read More »...

Earthquake jolts campus

Earthquake jolts campus

by Tara Hansen & Isha Kawatra

January 7, 2010


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Thursday, January 7, at 10:09:35 a.m., an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred near Milpitas. With a depth of 9 km, the quake was shallow. However, it was still felt at Harker, approximately 17 miles away from the epicenter of the quake. The aftershock that happened 27 minutes later...

NEDC contest: JETS Advance

by Malika Mehrotra

December 28, 2009


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On Friday December 18, the Junior Engineering Technology Society (JETS) team qualified for semi-finals for the annual National Engineering Design Contest (NEDC). The team created a headset connected to a wheel chair for cell phone use. Read More »...

New Americans on campus, Fisico and Tantrum become citizens

New Americans on campus, Fisico and Tantrum become citizens

by Shannon O'Reilly

November 30, 2009


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After living in the United States under a series of visas, Mark Tantrum, photographer in the Office of Communications, and math teacher Misael Fisico became citizens yesterday at a ceremony in downtown San Jose. Read More »...

San Jose plastic bag ban to undergo environmental review

by Jackie Jin

November 30, 2009


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The San Jose City Council voted on and approved an ordinance in an effort to make San Jose the largest city in the country to ban plastic bags. Read More »...

Q & A with Tom Campbell

Q & A with Tom Campbell

by Mahum Jamal & Daniela Lapidous

November 24, 2009


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While students focus on the final exams of next month, politicians vying to be candidates in California’s gubernatorial election have their eyes on 2010. Tom Campbell, Republican, is one of those hopefuls, and he has a background in economics, professorship, and the Senate. Read More »...

Only high school within 40 mile radius without performing arts center

by Tiffany Chien & Michelle Deng

November 20, 2009


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While cutting-edge science facilities and athletic centers support the high-caliber programs of the upper school, the campus lacks something all other high schools in a 40-mile radius have: a performing arts center. Read More »...

Evolution of senior class spirit

Evolution of senior class spirit

by Priyanka Mody

November 17, 2009


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The class of 2010 did not come straight out of middle school dominating the rallies and spirit events. Every journey has a beginning. Freshmen year, they found themselves in a new environment as they entered the realm of high school where spirit is highly valued. Read More »...

Student scientists thank mentors

by Daniela Lapidous

November 6, 2009


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Some science projects are done at school in the laboratory and turned in for a grade. Others are created in the summer with names longer than the alphabet. When students opt for the latter, there is a large chance that a mentor has stood behind them with support and knowledge. Read More »...

GEO Week: Raises money and awareness

GEO Week: Raises money and awareness

by Samantha Hoffman & Shilpa Nataraj

October 28, 2009


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Jugs filled to the rim with murky water and various merchandise speckled our campus along with drink-deprived teachers as Global Empowerment and Outreach (GEO) Week raised awareness and money for charity:water from October 16 to October 23. Read More »...

Lane Wood of charity:water kicks off GEO Week, after press conference

by Tiffany Chien

October 20, 2009


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On October 16, Lane Wood, program director of charity:water, spoke in an assembly and to the Winged Post in a press conference to promote awareness for his Water For Schools campaign, a program encouraging students to organize and participate in school water projects. Read More »...

H1N1 afflicts 5 score: students under stress

H1N1 afflicts 5 score: students under stress

by Michelle Deng

October 3, 2009


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Hitting the school hard and fast the week of Monday, September 14th, the H1N1 flu and a strain of seasonal flu together had over 118 students out. Symptoms, which lasted approximately three to ten days, included nausea, wracking coughs, crippling headaches, chills, and fevers. Read More »...

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