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Sophomore class holds Dippin’ Dots fundraiser

Sophomore class holds Dippin’ Dots fundraiser

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 24, 2019

The sophomore class held a Dippin' Dots fundraiser on yesterday during lunch, raising $535 over the course of long lunch. The goal was $2021. They ended with a total budget of $2162, allowing them to spend more freely over the next year in whichever events they take part in or organize. The sophomore...

Book club wraps books for donation

Book club wraps books for donation

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

May 24, 2019

Members of the Book Club wrapped donated books to send them to a hospital yesterday during lunch, at a volunteering event held in English teacher Beverly Manning's classroom. Students who attended and helped out were able to earn volunteer hours, and those who participated were greeted by food as th...

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil

May 23, 2019

Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility as leaders of the school to the junior class. “I think it is important to symbolically...

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

by Varsha Rammohan and Irene Yuan

May 23, 2019

Senior members of the upper school conservatory certificate program performed at the annual senior showcase last Friday. This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the showcase since the first one in 2002, where the inaugural certificate candidates graduated. Senior showcase honors the work and ...

Freelance photojournalist speaks to Harker journalism

Freelance photojournalist speaks to Harker journalism

by Eric Fang, News Editor

May 21, 2019

Freelance photojournalist Stephen Lam visited Harker journalism today during period two and period three to speak about his path to becoming a professional photographer and to give advice for how student-journalists could improve their photo coverage. In his presentation to periods two and three, La...

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 17, 2019

Following a wave of anti-abortion legislation that has recently risen up to challenge federal law, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the nation’s most controversial abortion bill into law last Tuesday night, creating a near-total ban on abortions, except in the case of a life-threatening situation. A week ...

Near and Mitra scholars announced, beginning research process

Near and Mitra scholars announced, beginning research process

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 11, 2019

The 2020 Near/Mitra scholars were announced by the library earlier this month, allowing eight current juniors the opportunity to delve into deep research over the next year with an opportunity to present their final projects to the student body in the form of a completed manuscript. Four juniors were...

Students travel to Great America for annual physics trip

Students travel to Great America for annual physics trip

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

May 10, 2019

Students from all physics courses, mostly comprised of freshmen, traveled to Great America today as part of an annual physics trip. After departure from campus in the morning, students completed a mandatory lab where they determined the gravitational and normal forces acting on the rider at separate...

Students complete first week of AP testing

Students complete first week of AP testing

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 9, 2019

Students completed their first week of AP exams on May 10, ending the week with the United States History and Physics 2 exams. Another week of AP testing lies ahead, with 17 exams being offered next week, including Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Art History, and Music Theory. This past week, 17 exams...

Near Mitra Scholars celebrate finished research projects

Near Mitra Scholars celebrate finished research projects

by Eric Fang and Kathy Fang

May 5, 2019

Eight Near Mitra scholars were honored at a reception on Wednesday in the Nichols Auditorium. There, they presented their final research projects to their faculty mentors and audience. Each student gave a short speech about their writing process and also expressed gratitude for their mentor’s guid...

Harker DECA team garners awards at annual ICDC competition

Harker DECA team garners awards at annual ICDC competition

by Eric Fang, News Editor

May 4, 2019

Qualifying DECA members competed in Orlando, Florida from April 27 to 30 for the organization’s annual International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which hosted over 18,000 other students worldwide. Students had to qualify for the conference at the State Career Development Conference (SCDC) l...

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

May 3, 2019

Wrapping up a year of concerts and performances, the upper school orchestra played their final concert of the school year in the Patil Theater tonight, honoring senior musicians in an expansive collection of pieces that ranged from Harry Potter to Stravinsky. The show, which began at 8 p.m. following...

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