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George H. W. Bush, nation’s 41st President, dies at 94

George H. W. Bush, nation’s 41st President, dies at 94

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 4, 2018


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George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st U.S. President from 1989 to 1993, died last Friday in his home in Houston at 94, according to his office. Bush's funeral was held at Washington National Cathedral today.

DECA club month fundraises for muscular dystrophy relief

DECA club month fundraises for muscular dystrophy relief

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


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The upper school’s DECA chapter hosted various events and fundraisers during the annual DECA month of November to promote their chapter and to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, or MDA. DECA month began with an ice cream social outside Manzanita on Nov. 2, and continued with an...

Speaker Series relaunches in interview with entrepreneur Magdalena Yesil

Speaker Series relaunches in interview with entrepreneur Magdalena Yesil

by Srinath Somasundaram, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2018


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Magdalena Yesil, founding board member of Salesforce and founder of Broadway Angels, an all-women venture capitalist firm, spoke about her experiences as a female immigrant in Silicon Valley and about her newest book, Power Up: How Smart Women Win in the New Economy, in the first installment of the H...

Four choral groups perform songs from around the world in winter concert

Four choral groups perform songs from around the world in winter concert

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

December 2, 2018


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Tambourines shake in hand and piano plays in the background; the voices of Harker’s choirs ring inside the theater. The Winter Concert featured performances by Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena and SUS4 at the annual non-ticketed event in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The...

Shah gallery features two seniors’ artwork

Shah gallery features two seniors’ artwork

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 1, 2018


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Timmy Chang (12)'s "Neptune and Nymphs" and Catherine Wang (12)'s "The Proximity of Success" exhibited in the student showcase gallery under the staircase in Shah Hall from Oct. 22 to 26 and Nov. 26 to 30, respectively. Timmy's exhibit featured many photographs capturing water in different forms,...

DECA and Spirit Council host Hoops and Scoops

DECA and Spirit Council host Hoops and Scoops

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

DECA and the Spirit Council held a fundraiser inside the Athletic Center during lunch yesterday. Named Hoops and Scoops after the basketball knockout game and the ice cream sandwiches served, this event raised money toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association....

Lights and action for the holiday season

Lights and action for the holiday season

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

November 22, 2018


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As warm jackets and boots become a common sight around the upper school campus, the holiday season makes its appearance, starting off with the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 13, which featured several of Harker’s performing arts groups. Upper school performing arts groups Downbeat,...

Students attend service-themed assembly and fair

Students attend service-themed assembly and fair

by Nilisha Baid, TALON Assistant Business and Social Media Editor

November 22, 2018


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Former National Honor Society adviser Mike Pistacchi worked with the NHS to hold Harker’s fourth annual Service Fair, where students could sign up to volunteer at any of the organizations present, on Nov. 12. This year, it hosted 30 organizations, compared with less than 10 when the fair first began...

Harker Horizon hosts club week

Harker Horizon hosts club week

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

November 21, 2018


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The Harker Horizon club hosted their club week from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16, selling popcorn chicken and donuts inside Manzanita during office hours, lunch and after school. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward funding Horizon’s print magazine, with extra money being donated toward wildfire relief ...

Parents, students and teachers meet for first semester conferences

Parents, students and teachers meet for first semester conferences

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018


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Students and parents met with teachers today in the first day of conferences, which will continue tomorrow. Due to unhealthy air quality conditions, students and parents were advised to stay indoors as much as possible, with some conferences moved to alternate locations in order to minimize outdoor exposure....

Some parent-student-teacher conferences to be relocated due to air quality

Some parent-student-teacher conferences to be relocated due to air quality

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

November 18, 2018


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Due to the unhealthy air quality in San Jose, which is currently recorded at an index of 159, some teachers will be moving their parent-student-teacher conferences tomorrow and on Tuesday to alternate locations in order to minimize exposure to dangerous particulate matter outdoors. Students with teachers...

School will not be cancelled while unhealthy air quality, Camp Fire persist

School will not be cancelled while unhealthy air quality, Camp Fire persist

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang

November 16, 2018


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Updated: 12:52 p.m. Nov. 16, 2018 School will not be cancelled Friday despite unhealthy air conditions across the Santa Clara County school district, which includes Harker, according to an email sent this afternoon by the Office of Communications at the upper school. School activities, especial...

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