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All-school assembly shows documentary to bring awareness to anxiety

All-school assembly shows documentary to bring awareness to anxiety

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

April 22, 2019

“Angst,” a documentary about anxiety and bringing awareness to these conditions, at the all-school meeting today. It involved interviews with several teenagers, children, parents, and healthcare experts from around the United States who discussed symptoms of depression. The documentary began with...

Jazz groups perform in an Evening of Jazz, ending with a commemoration of graduating seniors

Jazz groups perform in an Evening of Jazz, ending with a commemoration of graduating seniors

by Esha Gohil, Reporter

April 21, 2019

Jazz groups from the Middle School and Upper School continued their annual tradition of performing in Evening of Jazz, held tonight in the Rothschild Performing Center. The show started at 6:30 p.m and ended at 9:00 p.m, with a brief 10 minute intermission in between. The night began with 6th gr...

Special schedule accommodates ReCreate Reading, ASB speeches, senior meeting

Special schedule accommodates ReCreate Reading, ASB speeches, senior meeting

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

April 17, 2019

ASB candidates gave their speeches to freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the Athletic Center today in place of school meeting, after fifth period. Results from the election will be announced Thursday, and all but two candidates are running uncontested. For President, the candidate is Avi Gulati (11);...

New Zealand students tour Harker for a day

New Zealand students tour Harker for a day

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 16, 2019

A group of students from New Zealand visited the Harker campus on Tuesday and toured classes, participated in lab activities, and socialized with Harker students. The students, all girls, all attend various schools, but attended the “Innovative Young Minds” summer camp last summer in Hutt City, New...

Historic Notre Dame cathedral saved after being engulfed in flames

Historic Notre Dame cathedral saved after being engulfed in flames

by Arushi Saxena, Irene Yuan, Nicole Tian, and Erica Cai

April 15, 2019

Four hundred firefighters are currently battling a blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, which caught fire earlier today, at around 7 p.m. CEST, due to unknown causes, in Paris, France. The dome collapsed earlier today, with the rest of the building currently alight. As of late Monday night, both of...

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 15, 2019

As a medley of multicolored lights flush the stage, dancers prance into their starting positions and strike a pose. The music begins, and with a graceful turn, “Just Dance” begins. Six dance groups from the lower, middle and upper schools joined together on the stage of the Rothschild Performing...

Students dance and compete in spirit rally to conclude Spirit Week

Students dance and compete in spirit rally to conclude Spirit Week

by Eric Fang and Nicole Chen

April 14, 2019

A spirit rally that included class dances and inter-class competitions closed out Spirit Week after sixth period today. At the rally, the spirit team announced that the seniors had earned the most spirit points and won the annual spirit competition, followed by the juniors, sophomores and freshmen in t...

Harker heats up for spirit week

Harker heats up for spirit week

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 14, 2019

For members of the upper school community, the five days after spring break ended weren’t just any few days: it was spirit week, which meant over-the-top costumes, class competitions nearly every day, and an uplifting mood that spread throughout the whole campus. On Monday during lunch, students...

Head of school Brian Yager hosts first Parent Connect meeting

Head of school Brian Yager hosts first Parent Connect meeting

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 11, 2019

In a “town-hall” style meeting today, Brian Yager addressed three topics: Harker’s recent accreditation process, the new middle school campus, and future goals for the Harker community. Speaking in Nichols Auditorium, Yager spoke to approximately 30 parents of students from various grades, answering ...

Spirit Week Continues: Students dress in “meme” themed clothing, rehearse spirit rally

Spirit Week Continues: Students dress in “meme” themed clothing, rehearse spirit rally

by Nicole Chen and Eric Fang

April 11, 2019

In the second to last day of spirit week, students dressed in "meme" themed clothing today. Some popular costumes included foam mannequin heads under their hoodies, an allusion to the Mannequin Head Meme, and bright orange shirts, a reference to sophomore Michael Eng's brightly colored orange shirts....

Students make some noise during 1st annual ROAR

Students make some noise during 1st annual ROAR

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 11, 2019

The entire school, dressed in different themes by advisory, gathered in the Athletic Center at 9:35 this morning to watch the roar competition, as well as the volleyball championship game between the juniors and seniors. Seniors came out on top to win first place for the roar, followed by the sophomore...

School Meeting Recap 4/8

School Meeting Recap 4/8

by Eric Fang, News Editor

April 10, 2019

Avi Gulati (11) began the school meeting on Monday by announcing when the annual Quadchella talent show will take place. The event will be on May 2 and will be held at the Shah patio instead of the quad this year. Because of this, Avi joked that the event would be more appropriately named “Shahchel...

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