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Sophomores present at annual Teens in Tech conference

Sophomores present at annual Teens in Tech conference

by Akshay Aggarwal

February 18, 2010

On Saturday, February 6, Google’s offices in San Francisco held the annual Teens in Tech Conference and hosted 13 speakers, two of whom were sophomores Daniela Lapidous and Shreya Indukuri. Read More »...

Successful annual blood drive held

by Brianna Tran

February 9, 2010

The Red Cross Club hosted the annual blood drive on Wednesday, February 3, with Blood Centers of the Pacific. Faculty, staff, parents, and students participated in donating blood in order to help out others in need. Out of the 110 who signed up, 75 ultimately were able to give blood. Read More »...

Soccer fundraiser delivers a blow to cancer

by Priyanka Mody and Daniela Lapidous

February 4, 2010

Kicking a habit is hard; kicking a disease is harder. Led by the pink-uniformed soccer teams and connected by the same cause, the school community rallied for Kicks Against Cancer on January 13 to do the latter. Read More »...

STANFORD STUDY: Upper School serves as model for discovery

by Tiffany Chien

February 1, 2010

Though weeks have elapsed since the Stanford University contact network experiment on January 14, researchers are still downloading data from the motes before they can begin the initial stages of data analysis. After a year of preparation, their experiment investigating the spread of diseases finally...

Second Intel competition finalist in school history

Second Intel competition finalist in school history

by Daniela Lapidous

January 31, 2010

On January 26, Namrata Anand (12) was announced to the school as an Intel Science Talent Search Finalist. Mark Pettinger returned with yet another check to reward her research efforts in the field of astrophysics. Read More »...

Searching for answers: team sweeps trivia competition

by Daniela Lapidous

January 15, 2010

What was the name of the lightning-speed competition that Olivia Zhu (11), Andrew Zhou (12), and Brandon Araki (12) won on January 9? Although that was not one of their winning questions, Quiz Kids is the answer. Read More »...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »...

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