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Christopher Hurshman accepts role as freshman dean

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 23, 2019


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English teacher Christopher Hurshman will become dean of the freshman Class of 2022 next school year as current freshman dean Jeffrey Draper will shift to heading the Class of 2023. After the Class of 2019 graduates, math teacher Dr. Victor Adler will be stepping down from his position as a dean to focus...

School meeting recap 1/18/19

School meeting recap 1/18/19

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 22, 2019


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As students clamored to their seats at the last school meeting of the first semester, ASB President Neil Ramaswamy attempted to settle the crowd as English teacher Charlie Shuttleworth’s made an announcement about the annual Shakespeare Competition, which invites high school students to perform a me...

Third year of Women’s March protests takes up variety of current issues

Third year of Women’s March protests takes up variety of current issues

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 21, 2019


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As comedian Mona Shaikh ascended the dias and took hold of the microphone before a crowd of marchers and protest signs gathered in San Francisco’s Civic Center, a surge of cheers and shouts rang across the plaza. “This guy being the President, it’s like there’s a horse loose in a hospital,”...

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 20, 2019


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The upper school’s Lab Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, directed by music teachers Naoki Taniguchi and Dr. Dave Hart, performed their annual Winter Concert in the Patil Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Lab Band performed "What Do You Say, Dr. J?" by James Williams, "Zigaboogaloo" by Nicholas Payto...

Student performers compete in annual Shakespeare monologue contest

Student performers compete in annual Shakespeare monologue contest

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 19, 2019


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Upper school students were invited to perform and compete in the annual Shakespeare monologue competition, held in the Nichols Auditorium yesterday during lunch. Students were asked to choose from a list of monologues posted on Schoology and perform it before a panel of judges, who scored each student's...

K-12 Library Director honored at retirement party

K-12 Library Director honored at retirement party

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 17, 2019


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K-12 Library Director Sue Smith plans to retire tomorrow, after 13 years at Harker including teaching, improving the library program and guiding student research. A retirement party was held for Smith today in the Nichols Rotunda, to which faculty members were invited to honor Smith's career. Current...

Crucial decisions made over Brexit

Crucial decisions made over Brexit

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 17, 2019


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In a vote on Jan. 29, members of the British Parliament were allowed to vote on seven amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Plan, while suggesting their own amendments. This vote came following the rejection of May's original Brexit deal, as well as her surviving a no-confidence vote. While...

School meeting recap 1/14/19

School meeting recap 1/14/19

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 16, 2019


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The second meeting of the year began with Eagle Update. Various spring sports interest meetings will be taking place this week. The History and Languages Departments announced a lecture by Celine Glon about the French Revolution in French teacher Agnes Pommier's room during lunch on Monday. Career...

Humanities departments partner to present lecture on French history

Humanities departments partner to present lecture on French history

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 16, 2019


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The Departments of History and of Modern and Classical Languages hosted a lecture about the French Revolution in French teacher Agnes Pommier's classroom on Monday during lunch. Lecturer Celine Glon discussed the relationship between the Palace of Versailles and the French Revolution.

Student-Directed Showcase presents comedies, dramas under seniors’ direction

Student-Directed Showcase presents comedies, dramas under seniors’ direction

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

January 16, 2019


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This year’s four Student-Directed Showcase (SDS) shows, directed by seniors Dilara Ezer, Emmy Huchley, Ellie Lang-Ree, and Neha Premkumar, were performed last Friday and Saturday in the Patil Theater. SDS is an annual project of the upper school's Conservatory program, giving four seniors the chance...

San Jose City Council approves loan plan for federal airport employees working without pay

San Jose City Council approves loan plan for federal airport employees working without pay

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019


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San Jose City Council officials have called a special meeting scheduled for tomorrow to address a potential loan plan for airport federal employees at the Norman Y. Mineta International Airport who are currently working without pay as a result of the ongoing government shutdown. The council meeting, which will begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow, will address action plans to provide aid for local federal airport...

2020 Democratic primaries race opens with first round of presidential bids

2020 Democratic primaries race opens with first round of presidential bids

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 13, 2019


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Three prominent Democrats—Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard—have announced their candidacy for the 2020 presidential election, setting the Democratic primaries race in motion. Warren, a socialist-leani...

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