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Spirit Week Continues: Students dress up in “time travel” themed clothing

Spirit Week Continues: Students dress up in “time travel” themed clothing

by Eric Fang, News Editor

April 9, 2019

Students dressed up in "time travel" themed clothing today, the second day of spirit week. In addition, as part of spirit week, several volleyball matches took place in the athletic center at 11:20 a.m.. The juniors faced off against the freshmen and the seniors played against the sophomores. In the end, t...

Students dive into spirit week

Students dive into spirit week

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 8, 2019

Today during lunch at the Singh Aquatic Center, members of the Harker community dressed in movie- and music-themed clothing filled up the bleachers they watched their fellow classmates and faculty participate in a series of pool events, inaugurating this year's spirit week. First up was the infla...

Special counsel did not find conspiracy or coordination between Russia and Trump campaign, Attorney General writes

Special counsel did not find conspiracy or coordination between Russia and Trump campaign, Attorney General writes

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

March 24, 2019

The investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller did not find any knowing coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign members and the Russian government, according to a letter sent to Congress from Attorney General William Barr that summarized Mueller's confidential report, which was completed on Fr...

“Not me, us”: Bernie Sanders calls for unity, anti-corporate reform at San Francisco rally

“Not me, us”: Bernie Sanders calls for unity, anti-corporate reform at San Francisco rally

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

March 24, 2019

In a growing 2020 primary field, Sen. Bernie Sanders draws a crowd of thousands across the Bay Area

Over 250 students step out of class in climate strike

Over 250 students step out of class in climate strike

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

March 16, 2019

Over 250 students participated in a 15-minute walkout organized by Green Team on Friday in solidarity with the Youth Climate Strike. The Youth Climate Strike was participated in by students from around 112 countries according to the website of the organizers of the strike. It was originally orga...

Language National Honor Societies host joint club week

Language National Honor Societies host joint club week

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The Chinese, French, Japanese, and Latin national honor societies hosted various activities and fundraisers for the school community during the week of Feb. 25, in order to spread awareness of their clubs and raise money for Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian organization that provides medi...

Justice Department indicts fifty people in nationwide college admissions bribery scandal

Justice Department indicts fifty people in nationwide college admissions bribery scandal

by Kathy Fang, Nicole Chen, and Arushi Saxena

March 13, 2019

The Justice Department indicted fifty people yesterday for involvement in a nationwide conspiracy to commit fraud in order to secure spots at elite universities as recruited athletes and to falsify college entrance test exam scores, according to documents released Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office...

Annual Hoscars performance returns for second year in RPAC

Annual Hoscars performance returns for second year in RPAC

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor

March 12, 2019

Upper school students performed in the annual talent show, dubbed Hoscars, last Friday during lunch, with the likes of card magic, musical performances and group dances. Having been in the works since the end of last year's Hoscars, this year's Hoscars is the second to be held in the Rothschild Performing...

Power outages shake up lights, PCR, server

Power outages shake up lights, PCR, server

by Arushi Saxena and Kathy Fang

March 5, 2019

School servers, portals, phones and email system crashed over the weekend due to a power outage that struck the upper school campus, following two days of intermittent outages. According to current reports, all Harker systems have come back online. In an email to parents on March 2, Head of School...

Millions prevented from travel due to ‘social credit’ offenses in China

Millions prevented from travel due to ‘social credit’ offenses in China

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

February 27, 2019

Chinese travelers were barred from traveling 17.5 million times last year due to minor legal infractions such as unpaid fines and taxes according to the National Public Credit Information Center. 5.5 million were barred from train ticket purchases as well, complementary to a new policy being pushed by...

School meeting recap 2/26/19

School meeting recap 2/26/19

by Eric Fang, News Editor

February 27, 2019

Head of School Brian Yager started the school meeting by congratulating students who performed in either the annual dance show or the recent Gala. He also praised the varsity boys soccer team for advancing to the Central Coast Sectional (CCS) semifinals. Next, he announced a series of accreditation visit...

91st Oscars awards diverse collection of art and artists

91st Oscars awards diverse collection of art and artists

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

February 25, 2019

From “Green Book” to “Black Panther,” Olivia Coleman to Hannah Beachler and Alfonso Cuarón to Spike Lee, the 91st annual Academy Awards recognized a wide array of artists and films last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, leaving many viewers conflicted about the results. Peter Farrelly’s...

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