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Freshmen, sophomores and seniors attend LIFE assemblies, juniors meet Eagle Buddies

Freshmen, sophomores and seniors attend LIFE assemblies, juniors meet Eagle Buddies

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

November 14, 2018


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Freshmen, sophomores, and seniors attended LIFE meetings while the juniors met with their eagle buddies during lunch Nov. 6. Freshmen discuss anxiety management Freshmen participated in an assembly about managing anxiety in the Nichols atrium with guest speaker Jeffrey Lazarus, who specializes ...

Harker performers attend annual Santana Row Tree Lighting

Harker performers attend annual Santana Row Tree Lighting

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Chen

November 14, 2018


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Upper school choral and dance groups performed at the annual Santana Row Tree Lighting festival, which was hosted last night starting at 5 p.m. Students from Downbeat, Varsity dance, JV dance, Kinetic Krew, Showstoppers, High Voltage and Dance Fusion sung and danced to a number of festive songs. Due...

National Honor Society hosts Service Fair

National Honor Society hosts Service Fair

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018


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Students were introduced to a multitude of volunteer opportunities at the service fair after advisory yesterday. Around 30 volunteer organizations, mostly student-led, presented at booths at the fair hosted by National Honor Society.

Quadchella talent show features comedy, poetry, music, juggling

Quadchella talent show features comedy, poetry, music, juggling

by Anika Rajamani and Ritika Rajamani

November 11, 2018


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Harker’s third Quadchella event attracted many students and faculty to the quad to watch a variety of performances during long lunch on Thursday. The name of the talent show is a play on the annual Southern California music festival Coachella. Senior Ashwin Reddy opened the show with a stand-up...

School meeting recap 11/8/18

School meeting recap 11/8/18

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 11, 2018


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Eagle Update presenters congratulated girls volleyball on their successful CCS run. Girls golf placed seventh in NorCal and second in CCS, and Natalie Vo (10) qualified for the state tournament. Rohan Arora (11) spoke for the year's first community service spotlight. He described how his mother's...

Bay Area air quality on alert due to smoke from Camp Fire

Bay Area air quality on alert due to smoke from Camp Fire

by Ryan Guan, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

November 9, 2018


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The smell of smoke permeated the upper school today as air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, north of Sacramento, blew south toward the campus. As a result of the smoke, sports practices for boys and girls soccer, wrestling, JV boys basketball, tennis, cross country and after school workouts are canc...

At least 12 killed in Thousand Oaks shooting

by Ryan Guan and Katherine Zhang

November 9, 2018


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At least 12 people, including several college students and a county sheriff's sergeant, were shot and killed when a gunman entered the crowded Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks in Ventura County during the bar's "college night" on Wednesday. The gunman, identified by police as 28-year-old Ian Da...

October’s club weeks

October’s club weeks

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 8, 2018


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Make a Birthday Wish Club's week was Oct. 15 to Oct. 19. They sold food during lunch in order to fundraise for their club. Artificial Intelligence Club's week was Oct. 22 to Oct. 26. They sold food and drinks after school every day and invited Dr. George John, who teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford...

Midterms 2018: The race is on

Midterms 2018: The race is on

by Nicole Chen, Kathy Fang, and Ryan Guan

November 6, 2018


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10:50 p.m. Democrats secure control over the House with a total of 207 declared seats so far, winning all of the 23 GOP-held seats needed to flip the party majority, according to reports by The Associated Press. Meanwhile, the Senate is forecasted to stay under the GOP's control, with 51 se...

Upper, middle, lower school choirs gather for first United Voices workshop

Upper, middle, lower school choirs gather for first United Voices workshop

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


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Vocal music student performers from fourth to twelfth grade gathered on Saturday for the United Voices, which was held this year in the form of a workshop. The workshop featured community building activities such as a folk dance group lesson as well as sectional rehearsals, and students also participated...

Orchestra performs music to screening of “The Haunted House” in first open rehearsal

Orchestra performs music to screening of “The Haunted House” in first open rehearsal

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


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The orchestra, directed by Dr. Dave Hart, performed live music accompanying a screening of the movie "The Haunted House" in the auxiliary gym during lunch on Friday.

Mass shooting kills 11 at Pittsburgh synagogue

Mass shooting kills 11 at Pittsburgh synagogue

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 5, 2018


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A man shot and killed 11 congregants and wounded seven people at the Tree of Life Congregation, a Pittsburgh synagogue, on Oct. 27. Law enforcement identified the man as 46-year-old Robert Bowers. Bowers, who had previously posted anti-Semitic media on social media, has been charged on 29 federal...

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