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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...

Second Quadchella of the year features student and faculty performers

Second Quadchella of the year features student and faculty performers

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

May 2, 2019

This year’s second Quadchella, organized by student council, was held in the quad during long lunch today and featured performers from all grades as well as from faculty. The goal of this event is to encourage members of the Harker community to display their talents as well as a chance for their p...

Upper school vocal ensembles celebrate nature in eco-music choral concert

Upper school vocal ensembles celebrate nature in eco-music choral concert

by Alysa Su, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Colorful lights illuminate the wide stage as a flood of students briskly step to their places on the multi-leveled risers. With a precise flick of her hand, Susan Nace, upper school vocal teacher and director of Camerata, Cantilena and co-director of Bel Canto, begins to conduct “Turn the World Around”,...

Juniors and seniors make memories at “Frozen in Time” themed prom

Juniors and seniors make memories at “Frozen in Time” themed prom

by Irina Malyugina and Kathy Fang

April 29, 2019

Seventeen floors above the lights of downtown San Jose, upper school students spent the night of April 27th "frozen in time" at this year's prom, hosted in the Silicon Valley Capitol Club from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On the balcony, students dined, drank mocktails mixed by the venue’s staff, interacted...

Starting from the bottom: Beto O’Rourke builds momentum at town hall in San Francisco

Starting from the bottom: Beto O’Rourke builds momentum at town hall in San Francisco

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang

April 28, 2019

Presidential candidate and Democratic rising star Beto O’Rourke traveled to the Bay Area to host a town hall at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco this afternoon. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California’s 2nd district, O’Rourke opened the event with an overarching campaign...

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior class council candidates deliver speeches

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior class council candidates deliver speeches

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

April 27, 2019

The freshman, sophomore, and junior class candidates for next year’s student council delivered their speeches in place of morning office hours and class meetings on Apr. 24 and 26 in the Auxiliary Gym, Athletic Center and the Patil Theater, respectively. Freshman speeches began with four out of fiv...

Language clubs honor international cultures

Language clubs honor international cultures

by Alysa Su, Jessie Wang, and Irene Yuan

April 26, 2019

Ni hao. Konnichiwa. Salve. Bonjour. Hola. You’ve heard of them before: Junior Classical League and the four Language National Honor Societies. Each of these organizations are extremely populated in our school, but how many people really know what their purpose is? Currently, Harker’s upper scho...

Student 911 emergency closes back loading zone

Student 911 emergency closes back loading zone

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

April 22, 2019

The back loading zone was closed off due to a 911 call regarding a student emergency. A fire truck and ambulance arrived on campus at approximately 3:10 p.m. and left shortly after 3:30 p.m. The back loading zone has been reopened.

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